We recently spent 6 nights at Bo Phut Resort – myself, husband and 2 children (20, 16). I picked this resort because it is small and intimate. We wanted a bit of peace and quiet and not a large resort filled with people or lines at the breakfast buffet. We were not disappointed.
I booked directly with the hotel and was given a good net rate which included round trip transfers and daily breakfasts. We booked a one bedroom garden villa with pool for ourselves and a garden view room for the kids.
The kids’ room was large and well appointed. We did all spend more time in our villa, which was magnificent (see pictures). My only complaints about the rooms are lack of water pressure in the bathroom and that the abundance of wood can make the room feel a bit dark. Otherwise the rooms were well appointed with lots of lovely amenities - Nespresso machine in our room, TV, CD/DVD player, flip flops etc. A nice touch in all rooms is the basket for carrying to the pool or beach. Bath and pool towels are nice and large.
I loved the large bathroom, with its glass walls giving a feeling of an outdoor shower, and the huge bath - both looking out onto greenery but yet completely private.
We enjoyed the daily breakfasts. As it is a small resort, there is no waiting for a table. Staff remembered our coffee preferences and brought it without needing to ask. Eggs, noodles and rice are made to order. The head chef visits every table each morning to say hello and discuss daily food offerings.
The first morning of our stay was my daughter’s 16th birthday. At breakfast all the staff came out singing happy birthday, with a lovely cake and candles. The chef came to wish her happy birthday and let her know that he had been to temple early that morning to pray for her. I thought this was a lovely gesture. In the evening her bed was adorned with flowers and a birthday message.
One thing I didn’t like was that a lot of the guests seemed to rise very early to book their pool loungers – something we haven’t encountered since we lived in Europe. I noticed that a lot of them would spend only a short time at the pool but not bother to relinquish their loungers for others to use. This is not the Resort’s fault, and indeed the pool attendant did everything in his power to find loungers for everyone. However I have stayed at other hotels where this practice was not allowed. We were there the week before Christmas, and possibly when the Resort is at capacity over the holiday period, this might be an issue.
I liked that the hotel allowed guests to purchase food and drinks from beach vendors and eat at our loungers. There are many vendors passing by during the day selling food, clothing and other bits and pieces. They are friendly but not overbearing or pushy.
The Fisherman’s Village is about a 10-15 minute walk away – along the beach in daylight hours. Walking along the beach afforded us a good look at other hotels’ pools and bars.
We ate a couple of lunches at the hotel and found the food tasty and good value – in particular the pizzas were the best we found in the whole area. For dinner we mostly ventured outside the hotel, although we did eat dinner on our last night at the hotel’s Thai restaurant, which was good.
To sum up – we had a great holiday and would love to return to Bo Phut Resort. Staff were attentive, our pool villa was fabulous, and we were more than happy with our choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Bo Phut Resort And Spa
- Bo Phut Hotel Bophut
- Hotel Bo Phut
- Bo Phut Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Bophut