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Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Ranked #10 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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“Superb Samui!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Superb accommodation in a beautiful garden bungalow with an outside shower and toilet. Excellent breakfast sat overlooking the beach with all hot food freshly cooked to order. Very comfortable sun beds on a lovely little beach with huge beach towels. All the staff from beach attendants who kept us going with free drinks, fruit and cold towels right through to the bar and restaurant staff all of whom couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable and an amazi g experience. Should I return to Koh Samui I would definitely stay at the Zazen. If you do 't want to eat in the hotel restaurant every night (although the food is amazing), a short taxi ride to Fisherman's Village gave you an amazing choice of restaurants and of course shops and stalls! I am very prone to being bitten by Mosquitos and there were a few about but as soon as this was mentioned they came along with a mosquito net for the bed which did the trick.

Room Tip: The garden rooms and beach rooms all looked amazing!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Dez2,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your comments have been shared with the team.

Thank you for choosing Zazen as a place for your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With best regards,

Zazen Management
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights there and really regret not to have the possibilty to spend the 4 next ones...
Room (bungalow) is marvellous. Service is at best (unusual for Thaïland...), efficient, discrete... Spa facilities are very nice and the staff is REALLY trained for massages. Restaurant: food is delicious, service can be slightly improved (a bit slow but, hey, we're on holidays).
The location, at the end of the Bophut bay, is really nice.
Zazen is probably one of the best hotels in Samui, and is definitively the best hotel I had so far...

Room Tip: Only 40 rooms: move fast. As usual, prefer rooms far from the pool
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank OliDef
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear OliDef,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your comments have been shared with the team. We also thank you for the amazing pictures you posted.

Thank you for choosing Zazen as a place for your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With best regards,

Zazen Management
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

such a lovely little boutique hotel, fantastic rooms, spacious with the most interesting bathrooms. Outside with stone detail, so lovely we took pictures. The service was great, so friendly and helpful. The location was perfect for all restaurants and the hotel restarant was amazing also so recommend eating there but book first as its soooo popular. The breakfast was fantastic, great range of food and so fresh. The spa treatments were reasonably priced and were so worth it. Would really recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great holiday.

Room Tip: closer to the beach because of the view but all are lovely
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Stacey,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your comments have been shared with the team.

Thank you for choosing Zazen as a place for your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With best regards,

Zazen Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We visited the Zazen for dinner and regreted not booking a table sooner as this was our last night in Koh Samui.
The menu was extensive, we choose from the Thai menu we were not disapointed as the food was delicious and the portions were generous this was by far the best Thai food we had on our trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui better than some famous 5 star restaraunts we eat in. If you are visiting Koh Samui (Bophut) you must visit this boutique resort & spa if not to stay you must definitely book for dinner

Room Tip: we did not stay at the resort
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Anton58,

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us, and your comments have been shared with the team.

Thank you for choosing Zazen and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With best regards,

Zazen Management
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Really cool hotel in a very good location. Staff are second to none (which is very high given Thailand's service levels). We made use of the baby sitting service which was excellent and makes use of the hotel staff so no fear of complete strangers looking after your little ones.
They have a very good set-up on the beach with plenty loungers and little eating "caverns".
Lots of bars and restaurants are within few minutes walk of the hotel so if you need to get away for some cheer and beers you can do so.
Zazen have managed to master some of the smaller issues that often make a good hotel great - awesome breakfast spread, free use of DVDs if you are room bound, complimentary fruit kebabs in the late afternoon, and so on and so on.
We stayed in a garden suit which I think was a great decision. Whilst a short walk from the beach and restaurant, it is set in well maintained tranquil gardens.

If you like small hotels that offer something different this is a great choice.
If I really need to find a point of criticism it will be that restaurants are a little too formal in the evenings but that is by design given they have one of the best restaurants in Samui.

Room Tip: Layout of the garden suites looked better to me than those on the beach - but this is based on looki...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear BigWillyStyle42,

Greetings from Koh Samui

We wish to express our sincerest appreciation for choosing Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa for spending your holiday.

We also thank you for your time invested to compliment our Resort. We are sorry that you considered our restaurant to be too formal. We are indeed quite popular in Samui. Although our intention is to provide an upscale brasserie service, we are trying to stay down to earth and not to be too formal.

We hopefully will see you very soon!

Kindest regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

My wife, myself and her family of 10 stayed at Zazen for a family holiday, it was in a word amazing. The resort facilities are beautifully set in a serene rainforest scene and the rooms (Garden Deluxe) were beautiful including an open air bathroom. The staff at all areas of the resort were amazingly helpful!! Pui, Fang, Den at the bar were amazing and very friendly and were happy to chat and become friends, Tik at reception was also amazing as was all the reception staff, no request was too hard!! Even a trip to the hospital was easy!! I would HIGHLY reccomend this resort to anyone family, couple or single, I will definately want to return!!!! Thanks Zazen Team!!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Andrew E
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Andrew,

Greetings from Koh Samui

We wish to express our sincerest appreciation for choosing Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa for spending your holiday.

We also thank you for your time invested to compliment our Resort. Your feedback has been shared with the team, who was obviously delighted.

We hopefully will see you very soon!

Kindest regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Thank you for relaxing atmoshere and kind welcoming! The rooms and rest facilities were well designed to get maximum pleasure. I could feel individual touch in every hotel's detail. Good and easy acesed internet. The complementary sparkling wine in breakfast made my day every morning. Also management is able to solve problems when they arrived. Minor improvement of restaurant staff is needed, but overall may family stay here was great!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
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2 Thank GustavsCESU
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Adrien G, Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear GustavsCESU,

Greetings from Koh Samui

We wish to express our sincerest appreciation for choosing Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa for spending your holiday.

We also thank you for your time invested to compliment our Resort. Regarding our restaurant staff, please note that we are re-enforcing our service standards in order to improve the guest experience in our restaurant.

We hopefully will see you very soon!

Kindest regards,
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Property: Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Address: 177 Moo 1, Bophut Beach | Koh Samui, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bophut
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#7 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zazen is a stylish true Boutique Resort located on the beautiful Bophut Beach. Perfect for a relaxing holiday and a romantic honeymoon. Zazen offers 26 stylish villas, and 2 of the most popular restaurants on the island with traditional Thai cuisine and fine French / Mediterranean dining. Le Spa Zen will help you find the deepest levels of relaxation. Welcome to Zazen! ... more   less 
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