The Zazen is beautiful. The service is excellent and all employees are wonderful and accomodating and pay attention to detail. We went to the hotel on our honeymoon trip and arrived to a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne: hooray!
The breakfast is literally the best you may ever eat. I mean it. SO. GOOD. An amazing spread of fruits and cheese and salads and fresh-baked breads (wonderful croissants) with fresh juices and sparkling wine. Don't mind if I do! In addition to this, you can order a hot entree from the kitchen: both the Thai and the Western meals were delicious.
The beachfront deluxe suite was great - not 5-star, but very nice! We stayed in room 3, which had a lovely view of the water and a nice covered patio.
The beach itself was nice but not pristine. It's a great asset that the hotel offers free kayaks and paddleboards: that's a fun activity we took advantage of and enjoyed these immensely. We also used the hotel's free bicycle rental and enjoyed exploring the island a bit that way.
I have to say: the hotel needs to get its bug problem under control. While there, we chocked it up to "this is just how it is in Thailand!" but then we stayed at another resort immediately afterward which was much more proactive with bug control (spraying the resort twice a week, having lanterns with a liquid in them in the rooms that worked better than the coils)...it made the whole stay more pleasant. The only reason I can't give Zazen the 5 star review is the bugs: it's tough to enjoy the restaurant, the beach, and your room when you're getting so many bug bites (in spite of spraying yourself with bug spray) - they're omnipresent.
Thank you, Zazen, for a great stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Zazen Boutique Hotel Bophut
- Zazen Boutique Resort And Spa
- Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Bophut