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The Waterfront
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

As soon as we arrived at the waterfront we were made to feel welcome by Robin. We were given a welcome drink and shown to our upgraded room.
We stayed here for 5 nights and couldn't fault the hotel or the staff. The rooms were spotless and the staff couldn't do enough for you.
The views from the hotel are amazing and you can walk straight out of the hotel on to the beach on one side and the road with restaurants and bars on the other side. It couldn't be in a better location.
The pool is quite small but there are only a few rooms so it never felt like it was too busy.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be returning.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank katebratt
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place really was amazing! We stayed here - January 2011 initially for a few days however we ended up staying 10 days as the hospitality was out of this world.
Robin and Sue are great hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them - happy to help where they can and always recommeding things for us to do.
Staff are great too - always very chatty and helpful.
Rooms are lovely and way beyond what I expected - so comfortable and lots of home comforts too.
We're heading back to Thailand this Christmas and New Year and will definitely stay in the Waterfront.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diva_traveller2
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We've just returned from a very relaxing holiday in Thailand. The Waterfront is, as many reviewers have already testified, a real 'home from home'; nothing is too much trouble.

If you're not enamoured of 5 star corporate hotels and, like us, prefer a friendly, small establishment, set in a truly magical setting, The Waterfront is well worth a visit.

We will undoubtedly return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BradBear
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

After spending time in Bangkok and Chiang Mai it was a pleasant surprise to find The Waterfront, a wonderful friendly oasis of calm. Sue, Robin and Michael are excellent hosts and always sat round the pool bar for a chat in the evenings, making all the guests very welcome. The location is just on the edge of the Fisherman's Village so quieter than most areas and near enough to visit the many shops and restaurants in the village. The staff are all friendly and nothing was too much trouble, the rooms were always clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and having visited a 5* "resort" for a wedding whilst there, we know which we would rather return to. If we were to return to Thailand we would try to stay at The Waterfront, if it is not full by all the glowing reviews it will get!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank stephenslimbean1
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This was our first visit to Koh Samui and we're so pleased we found The Waterfront. My husband and I were met by Michael at the airport on our arrival and he gave us a tour of Bophut which was good, and on arrival at the hotel Sue was there to do the welcome meeting. We were given cold facecloths and a drink on arrival which was lovely and a nice touch, now onto the hotel itself! it's a little gem, small and friendly with a great feel and atmosphere about it and you aren't just a hotel room number as Sue takes the time to talk to all of her guests and this makes it more personable, and along with Robin she always joined the guests at the pool bar each evening for a chat, with Robin giving his daily updates on how many medals the UK had won in the Olympics!!. The staff are all very helpful and I can't fault this hotel or the service we received and I understand why they get a lot of returning guests, including myself who has already booked for Easter next year and were taking our children and in-laws as well. I would highly recommend a visit to this hotel as you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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