I have stayed in Samui for the last 20+ years and have stayed in most of the top 10 hotels in Bo Phut.
It was my fifth stay in the Bandara. the reason we keep going back to this hotel are:
I have stayed in most of the top 10 hotel (trip Advisor) in Bo Phut.
some of the top ones might look better on first impression but are located far from the center of Bo phut and the Fisherman Village(which is the main area for Restaurants, Bars, shopping and the famous Friday market).
be careful when you choose an hotel far from the center unless you are planning to spend alot of time in the hotel or spend alot of money on cabs.
There are 5 hotels in Bo Phut (out of the top 10 hotel) that are within 5-10 minutes walk from the fisherman Village and that are also located right on the beach with a private beach.
4 out of the 5 are very good.
all of them are right one next to each other.
Bandara has the best private beach setting unlike the others.
There is no roads (small or big between the hotel and the beach.
Bandara has a beach Bar /Restaurant on the water
Bandara has 2 (out of the 4 pools they have) pools right on the water.
the surrounding is much nicer, because they left the trees and the surrounding natural.(which is not the case for the other top 2 hotels!)
Bandara has the best service and staff
Bandara is always the best value for money out of all the hotels.
If you look carefully you will always find a discount of up to 50% online for the Bandara all year around. i have never paid full price.
the other hotels might look more impressive on first look but don't be fool. Once you will see the grounds of Bandara you will love it.
It is nearly half price from the other hotels next door but just as good.
Choose dlx rooms or Villa with a pool. they much more nicer than the basic rooms.
I travel with my wife a 4yo and an Infant. Some website will tell you that you cant have a fam of 4 in a room. i book direct from the Hotel. That is where they are GREAT! they will work out something to accomadte you. they always did for me.
You can now pay the hotel in your local currency which saves the international credit cards fees!!!!
During our stay on the last week of Aug and first week of Sep we were 4 adults and 2 children in 2 DLX rooms.
One of our rooms had a problem one morning around 9 am with the plumbing. i reported to the reception and by 10 am a person checked the issue explained that some work will need to be done and the staff has moved us to a private villa with a pool asap. in fact they also moved to a private Villa our family from in the second room (although the 2nd room was all good).
We have been told that the move is until the end of our stay! you cannot ask for better that that.
I noticed that they worked on the old room started ASAP and by the end of the day it was all done.
The construction at the back end of the resort is still going but unless you get out of the resort and go to the back of it you will never know and you cant hear any work in all areas of the resort.
I have recommended the hotel to few friends and families and all of them were very happy.
If you looking for
Staff that will resolve any issues you have
One of the best breakfast in Samui
Great setting and facilities (4 pools 2 right on the beach)
and the best value for money
Bandara will tick all the boxes above.
Special thanks to Nui the guest manager for all her help :-)
we will be back there again next year.
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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