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W Koh Samui
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2013

after we stayed at Vana Bella , another hotel under Starwood, we decided to try out this famous W hotel in among my Chinese friends.

the moment you entered the lobby, first thing i want to say is " WOW " the W logo in front of you while you see a bar sink in the water almost same " level " with the ocean.

Ok now we head to room, okey, another " WOW " the room is a villa with pool typically W style, very stylish and COOL. do not miss the " Sweet SPOT " where you can enjoy your ice cream unlimited "

NAMU best JP food I have ever had and very impressive with the Korean Chef , also Kitchen table you can not give a miss on the Thai food there. Just Fab !

Beach area is so nice and with a special W logo there.

W Retreat we will be back for our next time visit. so enjoyable

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank BeijingLovetravel
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WRetreat, General Manager at W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Dear BeijingLovetravel,

Many thanks for sharing your impressions of W Retreat Koh Samui. Great to know you enjoyed the view and found the retreat to be a WOW.

I am delighted that you found Chef SK's food exceptional- he is always bringing his imagination to bear on new creations. Come back soon and see his latest innovations!

Best wishes,

Brian Segrave
General Manager

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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Well pricey as it is. This must be one of the best hotel to stay in Samui especially if u are thinking of a memorable place for couples! Romantic, great views and simply good though I think service could be better...

We had to wait for service buggies and certain instructions were not attentively looked into

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

A quick noon relaxing lunch at the bar. We came to discover the other side of the island and we are just chilling out her with an amazing view and great food.
The seanary is so beautiful you'd love to stay here for ever. The service is amazing, the prices are fine and we plan to come back for dinner. We will try the sushi.
Daniel

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Schottdaniel
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Nice and spacious villa with breathtaking ocean view. Stayed there for three nights, got free welcome gift from Whatever/Whenever® team. Private pool in villa is really cool. Internet is available and free for SPG members. Beautiful W beach also. Would visit there again. =)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CarrieKwong
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WRetreat, General Manager at W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Many thanks CarrieKwong, delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon

Best,

Brian Segrave
General Manager

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights, getting a night free on Amex fhr program. We got a slightly upgraded room facing the ocean (but not larger). Room was a bit frayed but nice amount of space and good bathroom. Our room pool was nice. We went to namu the on site Japanese/Korean restaurant and had a couple of good meals. The shuttle into town was nice and we had a great seafood meal in town on the cheap. The town is a backpacker ghetto, not our thing. FnB manager, Sea was a delight. Yeah, the service is not top notch, but I've learned to relax about that in beach resorts, esp in Thailand.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank RichardAZ
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WRetreat, General Manager at W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Dear RichardAZ,

Many thanks for your review, glad to know that on the whole you enjoyed your experience with us.

I appreciate you recognizing Sea, our B&F insider and that she was able to enhance your visit.

Hope to have you with us soon again,

Brian Segrave
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We spent our 20th anniversary at the W and as a result we intend to make it back there as often as we can! Our Ocean View villa was superb - we could watch the clouds, boats, wonderful eagles and even fireflies pass over us, all while floating in our pool. The staff were the BEST we have ever had in all our travels and they did everything they could to make our stay as memorable as possible - especially being the 'whatever/whenever' service! The experience has been burnt into our brains in such a good way! We highly recommend staying at this retreat and to treat is as that - a retreat from the world to take your stress away. We also recommend spending some hours in the spa and let the magic massages and treatments revitalise your well being. This may sound a bit too glowing, but we are so very serious. The W at Koh Samui will cure your western stress and leave you wanting more! Thank you W!

Room Tip: The higher rooms offer the best views, if that is what you are looking for!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BJRACT
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WRetreat, General Manager at W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Dear BJRACT,

Many thanks for your review of W Retreat Koh Samui, we are delighted to know you had a memorable stay with us.

I appreciate your comments on retreat quality, spa and in particular that our talent made such an impact on your experience.

Thank you again and hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best,

Brian Segrave
General Manager

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We spent 2 nights at W Retreat Koh Samui in the Ocean View Escape villa for our honeymoon. The views were breath taking, especially at the lobby and Woobar. The staffs were courteous and excellent and made us feel welcome. We arrive at around 11am and they allowed us to check-in early which was a bonus. We planned to catch the free shuttle bus to Chaweng anyway if we were not allowed to check-in early.

Our villa 234 was near the Sweet Spot for free ice cream and drinks and great views. The private infinity pool was a nice touch. The room was generally clean though it could use a little polish. The grout was kind of yellowish around the bathroom and the roof of the outside patio was leaking.

The king size bed and pillow was excellent, but the bath towels were a bit rough in my opinion. The resort is quite big and you can call for a golf cart to take you around if you don’t feel like walking.

The in room dining was fantastic and have exceeded our expectations. The Sip Bar was wonderful and the buy one get one free cocktail is awesome. We had breakfast every morning at The Kitchen Table which has a great selection of food. We didn’t try out other activities as we spent our time taking photos around the resort and having ice cream at the private pool.

Room Tip: Our villa 234 is great, it is close to the Sweet Spot and has a great view. Ask for the rooms that a...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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WRetreat, General Manager at W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Dear Michael,

Thank you for taking the time to review W Retreat Koh Samui. I have taken note of your comments on retreat 234 for followup.

Glad to your your dining experiences exceeded your expectations.

We hope to see you again soon at W.

Best,

Brian Segrave
General Manager

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Additional Information about W Koh Samui

Address: 4/1, Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
#5 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#6 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#6 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range: $683 - $1,479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — W Koh Samui 5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Koh Samui Thailand's most pristine beach whose golden sands give way to the Island's most idyllic sunsets, W Retreat Koh Samui is the quintessential escape, with 74 private retreats - each with its own dive pool. Explore new levels of refreshment at AWAY(R) spa, and enjoy insider access to worlds of culinary WOW at our 2 signature restaurants. Then wink your way across Samui's most scenic playground - WOOBAR(R) - where W lights up the night with peerless mixology, live DJs, and signature W Happenings celebrating our passion for fashion, music and design. Whether for a wedding or a wish, Whatever/Whenever(R) has arrived. ... more   less 
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