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“Absolute@ Q Signature Khoi Samui Thailand - Paradise with problems”

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Q Signature Samui Beach Resort
Ranked #126 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
Cape Town
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“Absolute@ Q Signature Khoi Samui Thailand – Paradise with problems”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We travelled as a family (hubby, teenage daughter and I) to Thailand for a 3 week + holiday in June 2011 staying at three different Absolute Resorts ,each week in a different area of Thailand with two nights in Bangkok at the Bangkok Marriott at the start of our journey.

Khoi Sumui is a beautiful island – the typical Tai experience with white sand and turquoise blue seas and the wonderful friendly and happy Tai people.
The Q is undoubtedly a beautiful well situated resort set on a hill leading right onto the beach. Although advertised as a 4 Star this may have been so 10years ago, sadly accommodation was looking tired and in need of maintenance.
The resorts huge gardens and pools had workers gardening and cleaning continuously however they were not making some but not enough headway and although more attention was needed the gardens and pool areas were still very beautiful – the views awesome!.
The accommodation that clearly was previously of a very high standard was now crying out for upgrading (lots of posts on this on TripAdvisor before our trip and still now almost a year later). There is a selection of different accommodation ranging from single room apartments to double room and private apartments/villas with own plunge pools (accommodation with own pool a definite consideration even at the higher cost essential with the Thailand heat).
In our apartment stove plates were rusted – there was only a very old buckled frying pan and a dented pot (I refused to use) and insufficient utensils in cupboards to allow for any comfortable even basic self catering.
Bathroom was large with bath, shower, bidet, double basins however tired looking – in spite of this the rooms were clean and the daily service of cleaning although basic was sufficient with linen and bath towels regularly changed and replaced.
The rooms had huge authentic looking Tai Teak wood beds , they looked gorgeous with beautiful white linen however they must be the hardest and most uncomfortable beds we have ever slept in (in fact right across Thailand very hard beds were more the rule and I believe this to be a Thai preference).
The beds were so hard that my daughter slept on top of the extra pillows and both hubby and I returned home in need of some serious physiotherapy. Reading a recent post we could have asked for an extra mattress (sob) however sadly we did not know that this was possible and management did little if anything to inform us of any offerings to make our stay more accommodating.
Breakfast at the Q resort was overpriced as was their other meals (if compared to everywhere else on offer on the island) so we opted to explore and eat out.
The beach at the bottom of the hill has its own Resorts, bars and restaurants and you need to go no further than a stroll up the beach for an excellent massage, pedicure, manicure, small scale shopping, fabulous lunch, sundowner or evening meal in a magical beach setting. These beach restaurants were first class – food fresh and excellently prepared and everything was very good value for money.
My only mistake was having a pedicure and having to negotiate the sand and the stream back to the resort without ‘mussing ‘up the artistic work created by the talented Tai lady.
Q- Signature is the very essence of a ‘Tai Resort’ with high pitched Tai roofs, palm trees and Tai ambience with a gorgeous beach full of everything you need if you don’t wish to explore the whole island. This island and resort (Blue seas, white beaches, palm trees and Tai roof backgrounds) is a photographer’s paradise and my husband loved it – see photos.
The main pool at the resort had absolutely (had to use the word) beautiful views – only down side is they close the pool at 7pm and in the June/July stifling heat this was a great pity and consideration should be taken to extend the hours for guests due to the heat and humidity that is Thailand.
Venture down the road into the ‘village’ to buy your milk /bread although don’t be tempted to eat in the village – venture to the beach to eat viewing the water lapping on the sand almost at your feet – so much more worth it.
Absolute has apparently only recently bought and taken over the Q Signature and although the maintenance issue seems long lived perhaps we should give them more time as it really is a gem just needing attention. Having a UK lady welcome you at reception in my mind was a pity as one would expect Tai managers as this was the case everywhere else we went in Thailand and hopefully this resort will see the wisdom of having guests welcome by Tai people when arriving on their island – this adds to the ambiance.

Would we go back – probably not – too many new places to go, see and conquer?
Do we regret stayed here? Not at all (hard beds and lack of maintenance included) – it was and will ever remain wonderful magical Tai island holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed in a shared pool villa for a week for our honeymoon. First thing we noticed is it is in Chaeng Mon, which is a little bit away from Chaweng, the touristy area. We loved that. The streets and beach were less crowded and we still felt like there were good restaurants and services.

On to the hotel. Loved our little villa. It had a living room and master bedroom, plus outdoor shower (1st time for one of those) and kitchen area. We had everything we needed and all were fairly comfortable. A couple things are a bit dated in the room (probably time for a reno in the kitchen) but we were still thrilled with what we got for the price. The share-pool and the main pools were clean and staff was helpful.

Negatives - there are a couple drawbacks to be prepared for. The most annoying is your sales consultant that hits you up as soon as you arrive. They want you to come purchase a timeshare somewhere else on the island at a sister property. They invite you to evening drinks and try to really push you to visit. No thanks and not cool, especially on our honeymoon. The beds are firm, but from what I've heard you can get a foam mattress put on the bed if requested. The food is average if you order western, thai is good but nothing special.

Note on the spa, adventures and motorbike rental. You can do this at the hotel, but if you walk 100m down the beach or down the hill you can get much better prices. Still cheap, either way as you are in Thailand.

All in all, we liked this place and would stay here again if we come back to Samui.

Room Tip: Lotus pool if you can, share pool works as well. An adult could sleep on the couch, if necessary...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

We bought this as a Voucher package, so had a Lotus Villa for a good price of $1200 for 10 nights. The hotel is a bit run down, needs some tlc, but we still enjoyed the place.
The breakfast did the job and the staff were as a whole really helpful.
I would avoid hiring a bike or car from the rental property though. We hired a car and it kept breaking down and we were also told we had to pay for a tyre on a bike that was clearly old and in need of replacing.
Make sure you visit the Italian pizza restaurant on the main street, it was fantastic! Probably the best meal we had on our holiday.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We spent 10 days traveling in northern Thailand before spending 1 week here. If you read my reviews on trip advisor I am not a complainer but we had serious issues here. This was our 6th visit here and we have watched this hotel deteriorate in service and condition over the years to the point now we will pay extra and stay at the Amari or Sala. On our 1st night here it rained quite heavily and the roof to our pavilion room started leaking. Water was coming in quite steadily. My husband rang reception and was told someone would be up straight away. After 30 minutes no one appeared and I went down to reception. I told them the problem and was met with silence. I then said I wanted to be moved to another room immediately and was told the only room available was up the top of the hill. It was still raining and a young man moved us and our luggage in an open golf buggy which with us got soaking wet. Then the buggy did not make it up the hill so we went back down and was then relocated by mini van. Management did not apologise to us for this inconvenience. The room at the top of the hill; let me begin. The toilet blocked (my husband fixed it), the air conditioning broke down, the television reception was blurry for a few days, there was no hot water in the mornings and on one day no water at all in the morning. After the roof leaking fiasco we gave up complaining as it was obvious that management did not care. We decided not to let them ruin our holiday. This resort is very tired, worn and grubby in parts and in need of serious maintenance. The staff are very young and speak little broken English or no English at all, but they were vey polite and smiling.The buffet breakfast is just ordinary. The road up to the hotel is a pot holed crater. There is some positive sides. The bar and Indian restuarant at the top pool are excellent and cheaper than the main bar and restuarant at the bottom pool. The reason for this is they are run independently from the hotel by lovely efficient staff. The hotel is in a good location on Chong Mon beach and has great pools and great views, but this would not make me come back. This leaves me to say what sort of condescending reply I am going to get on trip advisor from management after reading the other bad reviews of this hotel

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We have been coming to this place for the last 3-4 yrs.Yes the rooms are a little worn down,yes the service may not be the best,but we love the setting of this place and we come back year after year and are blown to bits by the LOCATION,we know the staff and thank Supap Jepun for being our friend and connection to the owners and the property.We have our Bikes for the entire stay,walk down the beach for massages and food by the shacks,Shop at the 7 11 for our daily needs and Cheong Mon s the really beautiful part of the island to stay.Ive been getting mails from my friends who stayed last yr for New Years, to book already.Ive stayed at other Samui properties but love this place...Thank You Q Signature.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at the Q Signature during our honeymoon - We were given a twin bed room even though we requested for a King Sized one - its our honeymoon for cryin out loud ! Well this was the least of our troubles - The Hotel is located in a quiet , serene part of Koh samui, the crazy night life and the shopping is a 15 minute bike ride so you have the best of both worlds. Customer service at the hotel is terrible - 95% of the staff struggle to speak English. The temperature in the room cannot be changed, and all efforts to explain to the staff that we need the temperature to be decreased was in vain. I wear a gold chain and while sleeping it comes off my next occasionally - and it did during my stay. The next day after the housekeeping lady finished with the room, the chain disappeared ! The staff was not at all helpful. We left the next day and were promised to be called/emailed on the status of the investigation. No news even after a week. Repeated emails haven't even been replied to. Overall- we enjoyed koh samui to the fullest, however, i would suggest you skip Q signature as a choice of stay, the experience will just spoil the cheer. Happy holidaying !

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

First time in Koh Samui, First time in Private Lotus Villa! We bought voucher deals which was superd worthwhile! It's really nice villa with private pool! The private pool condition was good! just that the jucuzzi can be slightly old. Service was good, the food in the restaurant is nice too! order ala carte will be better than the seafood buffet. Great dining atmosphere with a wonderful guitarist who can sing really well. Service was great as well! Just that its a distance from Chawang beach which the resort does provide shuttle transport but at limited hours.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qsignaturesamui, Director of Sales at Q Signature Samui Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Thank you for your review and I’m glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for choosing our Q Signature Samui Beach Resort as a place for your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon.

With best regards,
Q Signature Samui Beach Management Team
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Property: Q Signature Samui Beach Resort
Address: 24/73 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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#86 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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Number of rooms: 123
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