We stayed here during a family tour round Thailand, with our 8 and 9 year old boys.
I should stress that the standard of accommodation and dining are superb. The villas have lovely pools and are super pvte terrace etc and my two kids had fun swimming 100s of lengths which they enjoyed. The amount of space is hard to beat too, and the std in rooms is high.
The RockPool restaurant needs a special mention as this was excellent. Under stewardship of a UK head chef they have their act together and the breakfast, tapas and evening meals are exquisite - probably the best we had on our trip (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Samui).
Our issue was twofold.
Firstly whilst we had 3 bedrooms in our villa they are in separate buildings. So they are not interconnecting. This meant to keep kids together they'd be in a separate building - albeit 5-10 metres away from us, but they are just too young to leave alone in case of upset, emergency etc. So we ended up sharing with one each which was not ideal.
Secondly with this location you do not have access to a beach to speak of. Their beach was described by staff as too dangerous given the rocks and I saw no one use it.
So you need wheels to stay here or prepare for going everywhere by cab - and that seems to be 400 baht minimum to go anywhere.
So in summary, attractive spacious villas, with a fab restaurant but be sure location is right for you and then the room layout issue which is probably an issue only for those with kids under a certain age.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Karma Samui Hotel Koh Samui
- Karma Samui Koh
- Kanda Residences Ko Samui/Bophut