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The Waterfront
Ranked #21 of 185 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2014

The whole hotel is kept in a nice, clean state and you can tell the staff care about the grounds. The prices are extremely competitive in a busy area.

We stayed at The Waterfront with a large group of friends. The staff go the extra mike the whole time to make your stay special. During our visit some of out party got engaged and the staff worked wonders with flowers in their room to celebrate.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Another amazing holiday at the waterfront new pool was brilliant staff friendly as always , Cooking does the best tom yum soup ever all the food is great This is a fantastic little hotel and resort to stay .Sue and Robins hospitality cannot be faulted.Rosie and Steve.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just back from revisiting this lovely hotel. There were four of us and we stayed in the beach bungalows. As always the place was spotlessly clean. Rooms cleaned every day with the pool and surrounding garden area cleaned / pruned all day long by the cleaning staff / gardeners.
The pool area which was recently enlarged is an asset to this place. As are the staff , always friendly and eager to help. The owners are a lovely couple who are always chatty and helpful.
Yes there are larger hotels to choose from but i find they can be very impersonnel, this place i find very very relaxing and feel the batteries recharging during my stay.
There are very good eating places on the doorstep and along the main street
I will be back to this lovely hotel

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just returned from a two week stay at The Waterfront. We had a fantastic time while there and cannot wait to return. Our bungalow was clean and comfortable and the view was amazing. Much time was spent in the well kept pool everyday. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Yes, do eat at The Hut as the food is very tasty and the prices are cheap. We will definitely return. Thanks to all and keep up the good work!

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
Thank jivy42
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Overall, I had a pleasant time. A few caveats though, some of the rooms are on the main road. Across the street is a club that plays loud music until 11ish. If you are out and about then this is no cause for concern. I, however, wanted to go to bed earlier than that so that I could get up at 6:00 to go on day trips. I did ask if I could be moved to another room, but the only other room that they showed me was facing the street, too. The hotel wasn't completely booked, but the person at the front desk didn't want to give me a larger room. That being said, the hotel is very clean and the grounds and pool area are kept very tidy. My room was cleaned everyday . I am a little picky about cleanliness. I have been to some hotels in Asia where I cannot get a good night's sleep because I think the sheets are dirty or the bed is saggy or worn out. I did not have problem with this here.

The breakfast which is included was good but if you get there before 8:00 they do not offer you the whole breakfast menu (eggs, sausages, toast..)- only coffee/tea, cereal and fruit. I was gone by 7:40 am for two of the three days so I missed out for most of my time here. The beaches in this part of the island has coral so you cannot walk around without shoes so I did not use the beach. The last plus is the restaurant across the street (The Hut) is really delicious!! If I had to do it again, I would have picked a less expensive non-beach front hotel and just walked to the Hut for dinner. But if you have kids and need a clean pool, have swim shoes, and stay out late or get a large room away from the street, I think this place is a good option.

One last note- some of the reviewers have complained about the owners/managers of the hotel. I found everyone (including the English couple) to be extremely pleasant and did not hear any loud talking or arguing from the staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just returned from 24 nights at the waterfront Hotel. Great place spotlessly clean, Staff were exceptional. So close to great eateries including The Hut, which is right on their doorstep. Pool and surroundings were great and cleaned daily by the staff. Would definately recommend the Waterfront for a relaxing holiday.
Thank you Robin, Sue and Michael for an enjoyable stay and we will see you again next year

Room Tip: All rooms have great views of beach
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely resort. The people are friendly, the pool is great and the location near bophut beach is awesome. Rooms are quaint and location is quite. Walking market right outside resort door on Fridays is sooo amazing.

Insider tips: book tours outside the hotel, the Lamlak snorkel tour we were recommended was horrible. Try the Shack Bar and Grille. Amazing food. Also figure out alternative forms of transit when at the resort - taxi's the resort arranged for us had high rates around 600 - 700 dong to Nathon.

Overall this small resort is great, especially for the price for those looking to avoid everything that is awful about mega resorts.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 71/2 Moo1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Bophut
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#16 Best Value Hotel in Bophut
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: $61 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run, small, select and peaceful, yet only steps away from excellent restaurants, bars and boutiques.All rooms are beachfront and the view of the sea and outlying islands is spectacular. Many guests extend their stay, recommend us to others or return themselves, often to meet other guests who have now become friends. Its like coming home, they say. Lots of little touches to make you feel welcome including free pick-up and free internet. ... more   less 
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