We booked a high floor Superior room & we were very happy with the room. It had everything provided including tea & coffee, mini bar, iron, bath & beach towels, beach bag, dvd player, flat screen tv, toiletries, hair dryer, king size bed, air con, bathrobes & slippers, safe, daybed inside & on the balcony etc etc. The hotel did not skimp on anything replacing the 2 free bottles of water daily, washing your sheets & towels daily on request or offer to save water & change when requested, suppling more toiletries whenever used & fresh fruit daily. The housekeeping staff were lovely & efficient. There is a lift at the end of each building.
As we still needed to be connected to our work the wireless internet connection in room was both free & very, very quick. It was a great bonus for us traveling with our laptop although they do have some computers in their library room for guest use also. The balcony daybed became my office desk & chair it was my favourite spot of our room.
The beachside pools were our favorite with plenty of sun lounges & a gorgeous view. I spent much of my time here enjoying both the pools & the warm, deep, flat ocean. Im sure most of the photos of Thailand are taken from around Koh Samui & Koh Phangan with their beautiful aqua green waters & island views, it's a postcard view. My explanation of the sand at Bophut is like thick shell grit or cat litter but did not hurt to walk on for short distances, but longer walks your feet will get a great exfoliation for free.
The breakfast's are huge with a great variety & all food is either covered with insect nets, on ice or in containers which made it look very hygienic. We did not eat at the restaurant or use the hotel spa as they were very expensive compared to services offered outside the hotel.
We did spend some time at the pool bar which was also dearer but a nice atmosphere. We found alot of the guests to be honeymooners or retirees & a few around the late 40's to early 50's. Only a couple of families with well behaved children. The gardens & grounds of the hotel are lush & beautiful & a credit to the gardeners.
The hotel grounds are fogged twice a week & we did not have any problems with mozzies in our room or on the balcony. All staff from the front desk, porters, gardeners, bar & restaurant staff to the housekeepers are friendly, smile, offer greetings daily. Some staff in particular that spent time talking to us & spoke english well were Rod, Yu & Ting. Thank you guys for your daily chats & warm welcome.
My only 2 suggestions are that the hotel put soft toppers on the mattresses as the beds like most of Thailand are a bit on the hard side & provide a drinks service around the beach pool & on the beach sun lounges. There is a bar beside the beach pool but no service while sitting on your pool/beach lounge. The pillows & bedding were great.
When walking along the beach into Fisho's take the stairs a couple of resorts down next to Hansar Resort to walk on the beach road or if walking on the main road out the front take the turn down opposite Samui Go Carts for a nice short cut. Walking street in Fisho's on a friday night is a good nights outting.
7-eleven is across the street as well as a money changer, laundry, massage, pharmacy, etc. We used the Happy Thai Massage across the road & down towards Fisho's near the Yamaha boat shop. They were both friendly & very good. Out the front on the main road turn right & walk up to the 2nd travel/ tours agent, a friendly british owner with 2 lovely Thai ladies. They can arrange any tour & hire cars & bikes to go exploring. We used the official money changer in Fisho's next to the Siam Commercial Bank with rates around 30-32THB to $1AUS dollar. Be aware that it is only open from 10.30am till 7.30pm Mon-Thurs then till 10.30pm Fri-Sun.
I would defiantly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Bophut. Happy to answer questions.
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- Also Known As:
- Bandara Hotel Bophut
- Bandara Resort And Spa
- Bandara Resort Koh Samui
- Bandara Hotel Koh Samui
- Bandara Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Bophut