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“Excellent place, almost perfect” 4 of 5 stars
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Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
Ranked #7 of 53 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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“Excellent place, almost perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I visited the island of Koh Samui and we stayed at the Silavadee for 5 nights, in a ocean view pool villa. First impresion from the pick up from the airport has been suprisingly good as a staff in the hotel, dressed in a typical Thai uniform waited for us with a wooden board. The van was very luxurious and we have been offered fresh towels and coconut water botttles. We were very impressed!!

Once at the hotel, the check in as been done very smoothly, we got our bags very quickly and we started to enjoy our time.

The ocean pool villa are very private and you can almost walk around the outdoor shower, the twin sunbed and the swimmimng pool without hardly been noticed from the neighbours. That was nice. The pool was very clean and great size and the villa was beautifully decorated in a pure exotic thai style. You always have this feeling to be alone.

What is nice about this hotel is the service, very courteous eventhough the staff (except dining and reception staff) doesn't speak english very well but you always make yourself understood!

The Spa was very good with very high standards of service and courtesy. We have been very impressed but the prices of the spa are way to high, almost not affordable, if I remember, it is easly 1500 bath for a simple Thai massage so I let you imagine the price of the other treatments.

The food was surprisingly very good, cheap but with very high standards. The breakfast here is AMAZING with a "a la carte" menu and self service such as dumplings, great freshly squizzed juices, fresh pastries, smoothies, fresh fruits. Try the banana pancakes, they are too die for!

Room service was as well suprisingly cheap which was very various and very good as the hotel is a bit remote from the main road so it is nice to stay at the resort and enjoy affordable great food inside instead of going out everyday moreover in the island of Koh Samui, the taxis are not by the meter but on a fix price basis. Count 300 bath with the offical rate from the hotel to go to Lamai (negociable on the way back on the street at 200, and 500 to go to Chaweng (negociable to 400 for the way back from the street).

About the location of the hotel, is it indeed located a bit remotly, next to Banyan Tree hotel and close to the Renaissance Hotel (The R is located a bit closer to the main road). You can't really walk from the main road to get to Silavadee unless you like walking at least 10' under the heat/sun on a rather narrow and bumpy road (not a busy road though). It is 2/3 min by car.
That is the price to pay to have tranquility as from the hotel's shore, you will hardly find any long tail boats or other engines roaring. The hotel is located by a rather rocky beach on a cove so very remote and very very quiet. As we had a pool villa, we enver went to the beach anyway and we enjoyed a stress free stay away from the noisy irritating long tail boats.

The things that need to be improved or the few negative sides:
- Our villa, number 10 is a bit dated from the outside and needed a fresh re-varnish (walls and deck) as the sun bleached the deck and the varnish peeled on the outside walls. For the price you pay for a 5 stars hotels, that is the least you could expect...

- Reception area is not as impressive as you could expect with the lack of space, hotels' cars are pilling up at the bottoms of the steps.

- It is missing a little bit of something to get a full 5 stars feeling.

But except that, we had a very lovely time!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My partner and I just came back from our trip in Thailand and I must say... Staying at Silavadee was the highlight of the trip! Everything was perfect from the minute we arrived. I originally booked the deluxe jacuzzi room but upon checking in, we were given a free upgrade to the ocean view jacuzzi deluxe. We couldn't have asked for anything more! The view from our room was breathtaking, especially during sunrise!

The resort was like paradise. The plants, trees and landscape around the resort were well kept. The resort also had a beautiful infinity pool overlooking their private beach. We spent most of our days at the resort lazing on the sun beds at the beach and then going for a swim in both the beach and pool. The beach was quite pebbly but the hotel provides swimming shoes that can be worn if you choose to swim in the beach. They also provided us beach/pool side service! Drinking pina coladas on the beach was just the icing on top!

The buffet breakfast was delicious! It included a variety of fruits, pastries, bread, cold meats, juices and asian dishes. We were also given a choice to order freshly made eggs or pancakes!

The hotel staff were very welcoming and made us feel at home. The little biscuits that were left on our bed for us each night was a nice treat. Every minute we spent here was unforgettable! I highly recommend this resort to anyone that is looking for a relaxing and romantic holiday!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My wife and I visited Silavadee back in March 2012. After much time spent online we found Silvadee to be the perfect combination of luxury, affordability, and ameneties. Upon arrival after a long overnight trip through Bangkok, and a rough flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui, we were welcomed with an amazing cup of tea. We followed that with an amazing breakfast overlooking the water. Upon arrival, and the staff learning we were on our honeymoon, our deluxe jacuzzi room was upgraded to a private villa with pool. The staff had also left a rose petal shaped heart on our bed. BEAUTIFUL.

That same night a monsoon hit basically killing all of our plans for the following week. No more excursions, trips to other islands, etc, however the staff was amazing. We booked some last minute massages that have been by far the best we have ever had. We took a private cooking class with staff from the restaurants kitchen and they were all great people. We also did a city tour with a private driver that we'd recommend skipping. We later realized it was easier to rent a car and just drive ourselves. What surprised us was the staff kept apologizing for the bad weather and went out of there way to allow us to enjoy the trip.

Based on the luxury we experienced at Silavadee, the amazing staff, killer massages, and great food, we would have no problem returning or recommending it if planning on visiting Koh Samui.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I wanted to spend a little extra and go somewhere amazing for our honeymoon, and silavadee was absolutely perfect!

Our room was amazing. We walked in with a roses on our bed, complimentary champagne with a honeymoon cake, which was so yummy!

We got a room with a pool we only used it a few times. The hotel had an amazing pool overlooking the ocean, we spent everyday there!

The staff were caring and so friendly. The spa treatment was worth every cent!

When we go back to Koh Samui we will be going back to Silavadee and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed in a seaview pool villa, which is well worth the money. These villa have bags full of privacy, and louging on the terrace with the occasional dip in your own pool is heavenly! Some of them are in need of a bit of TLC but ours was of a very good standard. Not luxurious in a 'polished' way, but very organic and natural. All the required amenities are there. Service is extremely friendly, from chambermaids to the breakfast team, to the helpfull reception team.

A small problem with the room in the beginning (they are extensing the hotel and we had a villa right next to the works) was swiftly resolved by Connor, the GM, and we were moved to another villa.

Breakfast is of the standard of a 5* hotel, and sitting on the terrace overlooking the sea does the rest to make you happy early morning...

The restaurant is quite good as well. We mainly ate of the Thai menu when eating in the hotel. Service in the restaurant can slack off a bit towards the end of the evening, rather a contrast with the super personal service in the morning.

The 'secluded' location of the hotel, mentioned by other reviewers was a big plus for us as we were looking to relax. If you want to explore the island rent one of the hotel scooters (300 bht/£6/$ a day) and you have all the freedom to roam around. But prepared for some shock-horror! when visiting Lamai or Chaweng; the worst examples of mass tourism gone wrong. Smelly, cheap, dirty, noisy bars and restaurants with the unavoidable lady bars. Luckily there are also still untouched parts of the island, well worth a visit.

In all, the hotel is very nice and the staff makes the difference. Perfect spot for relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Loved absolutely everything from start to finish, the 'height' restaurant, the staff (especially Lift), the pool and the photo opportunities in it, the room - we had a top floor sea view with jacuzzi - being in the jacuzzi at night in tropical rain whilst lighting flashes light up the view, unforgettable! It's a quiet place but exactly what we wanted after hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Real attention to detail and that's what makes the big difference. Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My [now] wife and I had our wedding at Silavadee around New Years and just returned home. Let me tell you, I certainly wouldn't mind being back at Silavadee.

Now, I'm a wedding photographer with a few resorts and destination weddings under my belt. I could be biased, but this location and resort was truly the best. We had a friend who recommended this location because she herself got married there, but only after visiting *every* resort on Koh Samui. She raved about Silavadee, and so, given that we didn't have the luxury of visiting Koh Samui ourselves, we went with it.

Boy, was it a great decision.

First off, the location is absolutely stellar. The resort has a small private beach (mind the occasional topless Russian woman) nestled within rocks, but close enough to drive to local attractions or towns if desired. We had pristine ocean views from the villas, infinity pools, as well as the 3rd floor of the deluxe/jacuzi rooms. The rooms and grounds were tastefully designed - modern, peaceful, simple, natural, secluded. My wife is very picky about design and presentation and she was very pleased.

Secondly, service was wonderful. It wasn't perfect... make sure to speak slowly and clearly in the evenings. There was the occasional misunderstanding, but nothing major. When there was a misunderstanding, the staff worked hard to make it right as soon as they could. They were courteous and professional, and the front desk really does work hard to take care of your requests. They helped us plan multiple day trips and visits into the town, and coordinated payments and trips for all of our guests as well. Everyone was very sweet and helpful. One of the drivers, upon hearing that I liked durian, offered to go pick one up for me on his next drive out to town! The kind servers at the restaurant and breakfast remembered our coffee preferences, and another driver helped us find the perfect photoshoot location we were looking for. So many people worked to make the wedding and dinner beautiful, we are so grateful!

Third, the food was spot on. Both of us have very high standards for food, and I have had a lot of "resort food"... stuff that tries to be fancy, is kinda acceptable but ultimately misses the mark, pretty but tasteless. At Silavadee, I can't say we had that problem. The breakfasts were fantastic and shouldn't be missed. There was a diverse breakfast buffet and really well executed made-to-order items (eggs benedict.) The room service was quick and delicious, and the meals we had with our wedding, memorable. Multiple courses, relatively good plating timing, and quality ingredients and presentation. Everyone is still raving about the food (wagu beef in truffled wine sauce anyone?)

Lastly, for those who are considering a wedding here, the wedding coordinator, Naphat, did a wonderful job. Again, as a wedding photographer who has seen a lot of weddings and is intimately aware of the stressful process in planning a wedding, I'm convinced that things were a lot less stressful for us because of khun Naphat. She was very prompt with emails, helpful and patient with us when we couldn't make up our minds, very organized, knew exactly what to ask, went out of the way to help us with some unique details we requested, and was altogether a very helpful presence through the entire process. She understood our vision and did everything she could do make them come true. General Manager, if you're reading this, she should get a raise and an assistant!

Were there a few loose ends here and there? Sure, but it's to be expected when trying to plan a wedding from overseas. However, khun Naphat and the resort's professionalism and generosity in being helpful definitely made up for any minor issues here and there.

We had 20+ guests there, everyone of them give glowing reviews of their experience at Silavadee, the spa and our wedding. Many say that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. For ourselves, we had a wonderful time and it was exactly what we wanted in every way.

Needless to say, we certainly hope for opportunities to return again in the future, and highly recommend Silavadee for weddings, honeymoons, anything! Everyone should have the pleasure of a Silavadee holiday.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Silavadee Pool Spa Resort
Address: 208 / 66 Moo 4 Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
#5 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Lamai Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Silavadee Pool Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 5-star Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is the latest luxury resort on the island of Koh Samui and offers 44 pool villas and 36 deluxe rooms. Much of the native landscape has been retained during the construction of the resort, and all the furniture and fabrics have been especially designed and handmade by local artists. Guests can enjoy Asian as well as international dishes at The Height Restaurant, and premium wines and cigars are available at the Wine and Cigar Lounge. Be sure to head to the spa to experience massages and therapies that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Nearby activities include a range of water activities and sight-seeing tours. Booking your stay at this fabulous resort is easy - simply select your dates and click. ... more   less 
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