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Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Ranked #11 of 184 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The first impression is very nice, the design of the whole place is fantastic. We stayed in the beach side bungalow with nice sea view and direct access to the clean beach. The room was very clean, with a super comfy bed and large bathroom, we also enjoyed the private lounge area outside the bungalow for sunset drinks. The sea water was a bit murky so we swam mostly in the swimming pool which was nice but a bit tucked away out of sea view. The breakfast was outstanding with so many fresh choices and free flowing sparkling wine.

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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back very soon in Samui.

Sunny regards

Zazen Management

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I visited zazen for dinner whilst on a multi centred trip to Thailand in feb of this year. The setting is amazing and from the moment you enter the property you are transported from the hustle of thai street scene to a cross between French salon de the decor with traditional thai silk panels and orchids in your ice bucket. Quite breathtaking and a wonderful oasis for those hopeless romantics among us.

We stayed at six senses Samui and ate at their renowned dining on the rocks but I have to say that I much preferred zazen for our one evening meal there, which had a varied and exciting menu. The staff were attentive but unobtrusive and food presentation was theatrical and being foodies we both appreciated very much. Lovely intimate beachside after dinner drinks bar too - and it would have been rude not too!

I would go back to Samui in a heartbeat but will be staying Zazen next time round. Would be a fantastic venue for a wedding abroad. A real thai Samui gem. If like us you're not staying in the hotel don't hesitate to go for dinner but ensure you book in advance.

Room Tip: Didn't reside in hotel.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear valued guests,

Thank you for your amazing review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and the Resort's layout. We are honoured to be compared to such a renowned 5 start property and that you would choose our hotel for your next stay in Samui.

Please contact us directly for your next visit, we are looking forward to assisting you with your travel requests.

Sunny regards

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We just had our wedding at Zazen - We had a small intimate ceremony on the beach just in front of our beachfront villa. It was so much more than I ever dreamed of. From my first contact with Ame (wedding planner) I was impressed and the whole experience from then was as mooth as silk. The Resort it self is magical and romantic. The staff are friendly and personal. The ceremony and food and drinks and little special touches were fantastic. Our few guests were all very impressed. The rooms are very comfortable and spotless. We will definatley be back!!!
Thank you to Ame and Rio especially - All your help on our day was wonderful. would highly recommend Zazen for a romantic stay for sure. I just had a wedding beyond my dreams - Thankyou again all at Zazen. Sherryn & Baz Ryan

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear Sherryn & Baz,

It was a great pleasure to host your wedding celebration.

Thank you for choosing Zazen to to organise your marriage. Thank you as well for taking the time to review our Resort on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our Resort, Food & Beverage and our Wedding planners Rio and Ame.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Have booked our holiday again at Zazen for May next year, which will be our 3rd time. Absolutely love this place! Our son was married there and then we returned the following year. Have been raving about Zazen to friends for the last few years so next year they are coming too. The rooms are beautiful and the food is spectacular! The staff there are amazing and make you feel very special. Can't wait to get back to my favorite place!
Ros & Adrian

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Dear Ros & Adrian,

Thank you for the great review you posted.
It is always a pleasure to welcome you in Zazen and we are glad to read that you will be returning in May next year!

Please let us know if we can be of any assistance for planning your trip.

Sunny regards

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We got married at Zazen on May 29th. It was the most perfect day of our lives, effortless and beautiful in every way. From organising the wedding itself with the lovely Ame to finalising the dining with Siegfried, it was all done to the highest standard we could have hoped for for our special day. The resort itself is a fantastic idyllic paradise a world away from anywhere with a perfect location right on the edge of Bohput beach. I would recommend Zazen to anyone looking to get married in Thailand or just needing a break away from the world. We can't wait to get back there. Lots of love and thanks, Ged and Sarah Duffey.

Room Tip: Beach front villa all the way!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Dear Sarah and Ged,

We are delighted to read your good review on tripadvisor.

It was a great honour to have the chance to host your wedding celebration and we are glad to know that we reached your expectation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon... maybe for an anniversary or vows renewal !

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I've been to Koh Samui many times, stayed in many hotels, have even written reviews of some. But when I came time to get married, I knew there was only one place in all of Koh Samui to have my wedding...Zazen!!!!!

My thought process was definitely on cue. I was absolutely perfect. What better way for me to express my sincere gratitude to all the great people at Zazen, then to write this raving review. From the wonderful procession with thai dancing girls and a local band, to the monks chanting during the traditional thai ceremony to the water ceremony and planting of ceremonial coconut tree on the beach. Everything was amazing. Its tough to find the words to describe the most perfect of days. The only thing I can say is, if your thinking of getting married on Koh Samui. You must speak with Rio Rose the wedding planner at Zazen. She is fantastic, she makes everything as simple as possible and her and the rest of the staff there will create the ideal wedding environment for you. From ceremony to decorations to affair. I can personally attest to the wonderful job they do. Thank you so much ZAZEN, Mint and I will have you in our hearts always for making this such a special day for us. Bravo.........

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Dear Mint & Lou,

Thank you for your great review!

It was for us a real pleasure to have the opportunity to host such a special day for you.
We are glad to read that we have made it unforgettable.

You are somehow part of the family and we are very much looking forward to seeing you soon in Zazen!

Kindest regards

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This resort is lovely and small and the rooms are beautiful. We got a free upgrade too to a garden villa so was chuffed with that! One of my main issues was that "things" were expensive there, e.g., just a bottle of drinking water was 60 baht and hotel taxi that takes you half a mile is 200 baht. Had dinner there too which I was also disappointed with. Paid 1500 baht for lobster and only got the body meat. Was expecting the claws etc, for the amount we paid! My husband also ended up with a bad tummy after choosing pâté as a starter too, so that was a let down. Other than that we really liked it. Resort is straight on to the quiet Bophut beach. It wasn't quite as nice as Chewang beach but it wasn't far short , and the quietness of Bophut meant it trumped Chewang for me. It's a 20-25 minute walk to fishermans village, which is a great place to go and get food and drinks. Just a shame the hotel wasn't that tiny bit closer....

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adrien G, Resident Manager at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Dear valued guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Resort. In regards to your remark regarding the price of the lobster, please note that we serve fresh Phuket Lobster, which like every rock lobster have no claws. On the other hand we are very concerned to learn that our homemade pâté may have caused your husband a bad stomach. We do take those allegations seriously as food hygiene is one of our main priority.

Again, thank you for the good review and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon.

Kindest regards

Zazen Management

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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
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#9 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: $126 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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