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Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Ranked #10 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An amazing place with lovely staff - we wish we could have stayed forever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We recently got married at Zazen (8th June 2013) and it was more beautiful and perfect than I could have dreamed it could be! Our whole family stayed at Zazen before and after the wedding in three different rooms and each room was just gorgeous. My partner and I stayed in the beach front room which is small but perfectly suited our needs and was amazingly located right on the beach and close to the pool, restaurant etc which was great. The garden view rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated. The walkway through the resort is stunning and I love the bridge to the restaurant with the fish in the water beneath you. So much thought was put in to the design of Zazen and it really shows. The Spa was quite open as it is in outdoor huts which was lovely as you are in this amazing setting but it's still private so you don't feel at all exposed. The massage was so relaxing and one of the best ones I've ever had. The pool is beautiful and there is a big frangipani tree which gives shade over a third of the water so you can enjoy the pool without worrying about getting sunburnt. Plus the bar is right next to the pool so you can enjoy a cocktail which you swim. The restaurant serves some of the best food on Samui and catered to my gluten intolerance perfectly. I really can’t say enough good things about Zazen, the staff are so lovely and genuine, the food is delicious, the setting is magical, we had the most wonderful experience there for our wedding and can’t wait to go back! Thank you Ame, Siegfried, Rio and all the amazing people we met during our stay!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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 June 17, 2013

The reception staff were very welcoming on my arrival with ice cold towel and a drink. The room was beautiful and a had a lot of privacy. Didn't mind the open bathroom but found it to be quite enjoyable. The breakfast selection was great and I especially enjoyed the Belgium waffle and blueberry pancakes. Had dinner at the restaurant, the service and food was of an equally high standard.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed at Zazen for four nights in a Deluxe Garden Bungalow - and I can only say that everything was perfect. The resort is incredibly beautiful with great attention to detail. It seems like an enchanted tropical luxury garden (lid by lanterns and candles at night), with fresh flowers everywhere, very tasteful decor, a stream of water running through the garden, a wonderful restaurant (the food was excellent and the restaurant looks very beautiful) and right at one of the prettiest and most quiet beaches of Samui (and you can walk along the beach to the "Fisherman's Village" with lots of restaurants and shops). I also had a Spa treatment at Zazen - a pedicure - and I think it was one of the best I have ever had. The staff was very kind and helpful, too. It was no problem at all when we wanted to stay in our bungalow for an additional night, even though we asked very short notice. We can highly recommend this resort if you are looking for a luxurious, quiet, romantic place.

Room Tip: The Garden deluxe bungalow was lovely
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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 June 13, 2013

We stayed for a week to celebrate our sons wedding. The wedding experience was superb and faultless. The resort is a genuine representation of the Samui people and their style. We loved the atmosphere, the gardens, the staff and especially the restaurant. The location is central to everything you could need.

Room Tip: Some rooms are more secluded than others. If you want seclusion ask when you book. Say "Hello&q...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed for 5D4N for some "me-time". Amenities of a 5-star hotel, with small intimate grounds and boutique-y touches - complimentary fruit sticks, cold towels and teas by the beach / pool during the day. Good location - away from the hustle and bustle of Chawaeng but within reasonable distance from the Fishermen's Village. Only gripe is with the inconsistent service ranging from borderline acceptable to great - which is incomprehensible for a boutique (small) place during non-peak season. Seems like good service is only available with certain staff (just a few and not necessarily English speaking) and with the others, when a supervisor seems to be around.

Breakfast is good selection and great value - loved that they serve only tropical fruits throughout my stay. However, lunch and dinner in the restaurant is a rip-off, despite the great mediterranean ambience (details in separate review of the restaurant).

Spa is awesome - yes, a regular Thai massage is way more expensive, but the setting - open-air veranda, greens, sounds of water and wind - all contributes to overall relaxation and mental calmness. Ask for Khun A if you like a strong, precise Thai massage.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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 appreciate your feedback regarding our restaurant service, which allows us to conduct appropriate training focussing on the mentioned points.

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Our daughter and fiancé chose Zazen for their wedding venue and it was a great experience for all involved. The staff are very professional and accommodating of any requests, the venue is beautiful, the accommodation is luxurious Thai style. All meals were delicious and they were happy to cater to her gluten intolerance. We were there for four nights and look forward to going back in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in both Garden Deluxe and Garden Villa and both were excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your daughter chose us to host this very special day. Your comments have been shared with the team, which is obviously delighted.

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 June 7, 2013

We had six wonderful days in this tropical paradise after a busy time in Bangkok,Auyttha and Chiang Mai. We really did not want to leave and hope to return. We stayed in a garden villa on the advice of the Manager and were not disappointed.Our room was fabulous and beautifully appointed with some lovely decorative items. The bathroom,which was slightly open to the elements, was charming and a treat to be in. The restaurant was amazing and the food so good that we had all but one dinner there. The breakfast was a veritable banquet and the staff were beautiful,gracious and efficient. Bel, Pim,Nan and Nong were especially helpful. We loved the beach. Lying on the sun lounger watching the changing scene on the beach whiled away many an hour.Other people have mentioned the water was not clear but this did not detract from its charm It was always clean and the beach attendants were very attentive,especially Eak and Den, providing us with cold towels,iced tea and fruit kebabs and the occasional cocktail of course !
The service in the hotel was exemplary and it has been very difficult to adjust ourselves to the service in our country after being spoiled for six days. I did visit the spa and had a wonderful treatment which would have been out of this world had I been better able to communicate with the masseuse.
We will definitely return to this little paradise on earth.

Room Tip: Garden villas very quiet. Beach villas not very private.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear valued Guest,

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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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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