We stayed for four days at the end of our 2.5 week trip to Thailand. It was nice to have a clean, cool, and comfortable spot to relax. We stayed in a one bed villa near to the beach (no. 35), and the pool had the sun track across it all day, lots of sun if you want to sun bake. The pool is cool, a relief from the heat, and clean. We hopped in and out all day long. The outside living area pavilion is a nice idea, fan cooled which is needed by lunch time. Bathroom is large, clean, but no fly screen on one window so close the door to minimise chance of mozzies in your bedroom. Garden is nice enough, the plants outside our bathroom though we're looking very sad indeed. Yes mattress is firm but that seems to be standard in Thailand, all we came across from north to south, east to west!
Kitchen is adequately equipped and we used it for self catering breakfast and lunch. No restaurant on site as mentioned by others. I think if the place included breakfast at least it would get a better rating by me.
Having said that, a trip on day one to Tesco Lotus a 20 minute drive away is worth it for a good range of provisions. The 7-11 is a 5 minute walk away and has basic supplies, and you can get fresh fruit and veg from local markets near the Big Buddha (a 15-20 minute walk away). Do try the local restaurant Sopa (see separate review), very good.
It is a bit out of the way and if you are brave enough to drive/ride a scooter then you will not feel the isolation too much. The upside is no road noise. We opted for walking to the main ring road and catching share taxis which are frequent and relatively cheap.
The hotel picks up and drops you back to the airport for free which is great. They do a free shuttle at 10 and 11am to a nearby beach at Cheong Mon which we used. That beach was very busy by our Aussie standards. The little beach area provided by the hotel is much quieter.
Staff were helpful and pleasant. Good wifi too.
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- Also Known As:
- Samui Boat Lagoon Hotel Bophut
- Samui Boat Lagoon Ko Samui/Bophut