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“Beautiful Resort”
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Kanda Residences
Ranked #60 of 186 Hotels in Bophut
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Bali
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Resort”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Karma Samui for just 1 night and 2 days, it was fantastic. Rock Pool restaurant is beautiful and food is excellent. Staff are very friendly. Villa very comfortable. We enjoyed our short stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Michelle F
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Michelle F

Apologies for my late response, but I have just discovered that I can do this

I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the not too distant future

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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london
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We were there for two nights with our two kids and were at first very disappointed despite the luxury since the property is built around a rocky beach.... Very disappointing since its very far from cha Weng beach and we had no easy access to a beach. Then we had landed from an early morning flight and were asked to wait till 1 pm to get rooms! Had to kill 5 hrs in a sleepy town with practically no shops open and no beachwear. They tried to shift blame to the travel agent but tried to make amends by giving us a lovely dinner at the restaurant. Very good service. Beautiful villa with a gorgeously clean pool. Wish the rooms were connected. Two rooms are are on opposite ends of the pool... Not connected. Not a great thing if you have young kids who will want to be accessible at night. We ended up sleeping separately both nights so the kids were ok. Beautiful property but not recommended for a 1st trip to samui where you want beach access. Costs 200 baht to get to the beach each time one way.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank nanditask
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear nanditask

I must apologise for responding so late

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

Your comments about the rocky beach are noted but unfortunately there is little we can do about this natural phenomena and we remain delighted that you found the rest of your stay to your liking

There are beautiful swimming beaches close by and we are always delighted to arrange transport to them, which takes approximately 5 minutes to the nearest one or 10 minutes to the centre of Chaweng beach

It is unfortunate that the villa you were in did not have a sea view but our villas range from full to varying degrees of sea view, allocation of which depends on availability at the time of your reservation.

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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Seoul
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed at Karma Samui last week for 3 days, our 5 year old daugheter love private pool very much. ILiving area and kitchen is very comfortable I always cook for my family during our stay because they have full kitchen equipment that I needed. I feel like I stay at my house. Staff are very friendly and helpful when we ask for something.

Only one complain about beach that we can't swim because has a lot of rock.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank An M
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear An M

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the not too distant future

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We just came home from our honeymoon here, and we left with an overall bad feeling. The first evening/night were disastrous, since we were disturbed by our neighbours playing loud music (all the 36 villas surround systems) and shouting. We called the reception several times but they didn't manage the problem. We finally managed to fall into sleep, but when they after a while turned up the volume again (with a nice bass) we had enough. We finally got a new room, smaller, with no sea view but facing back side of a house. For our discomfort we were also promised a discount for the stay, but that was ignored when we checked out.

Judging from the reviews from Tripadvisor we were very unlucky with our neighbours, and noise in this resort seems rare. But when the problem occured the staff didn't manage this. This was most disappointing. In Koh Samui there is a lot of 5 star hotels with good reviews. Will you take the chance of loud and noisy guests for your romantic stay? or simply choose a hotel not equipped with surrond systems?.. We would have appreciated to know in advance that all rooms were equipped with surround systems, since we appreciate a quiet and relaxing environment. If we knew we would certainly not chose this resort.

This resort is perfect for a group of teenagers which likes to party. The staff will only bother you a couple of times, with phone calls only.

Rock Pool restaurant is exempted from all the above critics. You rock! Your food and staff deserves a proper resort!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Ingrid S
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Ingrid S

Sorry to be so late responding to your comments

Thank you so much for taking the time to post them on Trip Advisor.

I was sorry to read about your bad experiences with a loud party next door to your villa and apologise most profoundly.

This is a situation that occurs rarely, for which we have specific controls which in your case appear have failed on this occasion.

I do wish you had contacted me personally at the time for assistance, as under normal circumstances, we provide an atmosphere of peace and tranquility for at least 3 or 4 honeymoon couples each week

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the future, giving us the opportunity to provide you with the hospitality that Karma Samui prides itself on.

Once more thank you for your important comments

Alan
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 7 days as part of our honeymoon trip and were blown away by the place. The rooms/villas were breathtaking. It was like our own little home with a private pool. The staff were friendly and helpful, the place is beautiful and the food was absolutely first class. Kwan the manager was really helpful! On arrival they take a photo of you and can pick you up in an air conditioned chaffeur drievn car, you are also left little local Thai snacks/sweets every evening as opposed to mundane chocolates!

I loved the location as you arent too close to Chaweng and the madness that is there but your not too far to enjoy it if you wish. It's also really close to Cha Moon beach which is a little more quiet. All in all a perfect trip and we'll be returning in 2013 without a doubt.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear DanThe Man777

My apologies for the late response

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the not too distant future

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Beautifully designed villas with fully equipped kitchens and private pools (not full scale but large enough for the whole family to have fun in). A gorgeous main pool. Club house for kids with Karma staff supervising. Good (and not too expensive) room service if cooking is not on the cards. Very friendly staff -- although that is true most places in Thailand (the Thai are incredibly hospitable). Easy access to happening beaches. Parking for a rented car if needed (I would recommend renting a car -- Samui is easy enough to drive around and find parking in). Free shuttle service to a nearby yoga sanctuary if you require. What is not to love about Karma Samui? Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Thank MayaHK
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear MayaHK

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the not too distant future

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

From the time we were greeted at Koh Samui airport we were treated to the most fantastic time at Karma Samui!
As soon as we stepped into the pick up vehicle at the airport we were presented with cold towels and cold bottled water for our trip to Karma. We were only 3-5 mins away!! Our check in on arrival at Karma was easy (and quick). We were taken to our villa by buggy, our luggage followed not long after. As we walked into our villa , we couldn’t believe it. It was perfect! We were all like little kids, checking everything out and the only words spoken for quite a while were “Wow, this is amazing!! This is ours??” We encountered the 7 course Fine Dining feast (we happened to be in Samui for the Fine Dining Festival 2012). Rockpool being one of the resorts participating. Reception organised the booking with ease sending a buggy to take us down to the restaurant (we could have easily walked but what a novelty!). Wow..the restaurant setting was awesome, jutting out over the rocky beach, gentle waves lapping the beach and a cool breeze. I have to say the setting was awesome but the culinary delight (food)... was exceptional, the best we have ever had the pleasure of putting to our lips! At the end of our feast the buggy motored us home. Through the days we would laze around our private pool, head to the main infinity pool and beach, past the ‘little’ pool and back to try all the different exotic Karma cocktails. The hardest part of our day was which pool did we want to laze around & was it time for beach/pool & cocktail?! 2nd hardest was leaving the pool & cocktails to get ready for Fisherman village or Chaweng! We did venture out occasionally. Reception organised motorbikes for us, bikes dropped off & picked up from reception (very reasonably priced too!) but we couldn’t wait to get back to our little villa (it wasn’t little, it was HUGE!). Villa rooms separated by huge LKD. Excellently appointed. All staff were fantastic, never intruding, never rude and always willing to help. The culinary delight was incredible our whole stay. We couldn't have asked or expected more. The place is just magical. Oh.. what an awesome, fantastic experience. In case you haven’t picked up we have a new word since Karma...AWESOME

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank BabyNomads
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Karma_Resorts_Group, Manager at Kanda Residences, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear BabyNomads

Sorry about the delay in this response

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments on Trip Advisor.

It is expressions such as yours that make the Karma Samui teams efforts are all worth while

We hope to have the opportunity of looking after you again in the not too distant future

Once more thank you for your kind words

Alan
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Property: Kanda Residences
Address: 80/32 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Karma Samui)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#39 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#41 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanda Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally-located, elegant, ocean-facing, over-sized pool villa retreat. Five minutes from both Koh Samui International Airport and Chaweng Beach. Choose from One to Three bedroom villas with minimum size of 400 square metres. Grand living area, private swimming pool, outdoor terrace and Thai-style sala (pavilion).Home to "Rock Pool" the iconic beachfront restaurant. Asian Wellness Centre with certified Wat Po Thai Massage therapist, Reiki treatments. ... more   less 
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