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Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 4, 2014

First stay ever at a renaissance and not disappointing! First we checked in we were a bit disappointed in the rooms and location as you need to cross the road and we were allocated rooms close to the elevator which kept us up very early in the morning, however, after complaining about this we were checked into two lovely villas and it really is something out of this world! Clean, fresh rooms, beds are perfect, staff are friendly, the best breakfast ever. Dinner were very good, location is ideal, if you want to go to town you can either walk or get a TukTuk, lots of restaurants further away or down the beach, over all a great experience and thank you to all the staff whom has put such a great effort in to make our son's 13th birthday a perfect day! Swimming pools are very nice too and so too the beach with plenty of lounge chairs.

Poolside service were great too!

Room Tip: Grab a villa if you can, great place to stay.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank SAinnanjing
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear SAinnanjing,

Greetings to Nanjing and thank you for your kind feedback!

I am pleased to learn that your son had a wonderful birthday with us and that you enjoyed the style of our Pool Villas! The breakfast indeed becomes a favorite at the Renaissance and I am sure that Chef Tor will be pleased to hear that you also loved his other culinary offerings in Banana Leaf, Tapas Bar and our Thai seafood restaurant tawaNN.

Whenever you have any special requests such as room location, please let us know via kohsamui@renaissancehotels.com or directly to myself and we will make sure to accommodate them to prepare for a perfect getaway.

With best personal regards,

Killian Donoghue.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is not the newest resort but the staff make up for it with their impeccable service and attention. The resort is quite small and therefore has an exclusive feel about it which is ideal if you like a quiet no hassle get away for a few days. Children however are very welcome so it is a great place to take the family.

Room Tip: The Garden Villas are good value and spacious with a pool and private garden area
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Rod M
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear Rod M,

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about your holiday stay with the TripAdvisor community!

I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed the personalized service and exclusive feel of the Renaissance.

Dear Rod, we hope to be able to welcome you and your family back soon and whenever I may be of assistance in the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly via killian.donoghue@renaissancehotels.com .

With best regards to Kuala Lumpur,

Killian Donoghue

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

I can't fault the staff, location, service and overall feel of this place. Enjoyed every minute. They also serve a great breakfast up until 11am, so if you've ventured out the night before to Lamai Beach or Chewang, you'll still get breakfast the next morning!

Staff that stood out for me were Crystall, Nut and the main pool boy. All very friendly, welcoming and kind.

Only downside to the stay was the price of drinks around the main pool...they are very high in comparison with the neighbouring beach bar. Aside from this, the gym good do with some more / new equipment.

Great stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sexytonyboy84
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear Sexytonyboy84,

Thank you for your kind review here on TripAdvisor! It was great to have you as our guests and I am happy to read that you enjoyed our breakfast. We will share your comments with Chrystal, Khun Nut and the Pool Bar team.

The prices at the pool are of course higher than a local beach bar, we do however strive to keep them reasonable and I hope you had the chance to enjoy our Sunset Hours from 5 to 7pm (Buy One Get One). We are also working on plans to upgrade our Gym.

Please come back soon to visit us and in the meantime we send our very best regards to Richmond,

Killian Donoghue.

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Renaissance Koh Samui. We stayed here one night on our way to Koh Tao. My husband is platinum and we were upgraded to a suite on the 6th floor which was more like a large apartment. It was huge with 3 rooms and glass windows all the way around giving a panoramic view. It was lovely to stay there. I don't like how the traffic is with all the scooters and no sidewalks. We tried to walk to dinner and it was so scary because the scooters come right at you and you have to get out of their way. I walked in the dirt o. The side of the road a lot. We ended up at a Swiss restaurant next door to the hotel which was excellent called Rostiland.
We had issues getting a Ferry to Koh Tao and the front desk staff went way out of their way to help us, especially a young girl, I wish I got her name.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank GojiAnna
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear GojiAnna,

Greetings from sunny Koh Samui! Thank you for staying with us even though one night must have been too short to experience the island and our resort. I am very pleased that our reception team made a lasting impression on you and will ensure to share your feedback.

We hope to be able to welcome you back soon and send our best regards to St. Petersburg,

Killian Donoghue.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this beautiful hotel and it was NOT ENOUGH! The staff was beyond wonderful! They knew our names by the first night! As vegetarians we were afraid we would find it difficult to find food, but the chef personally came out to us and made us Thai dishes which were fantastic! The villa room was beautiful with a view of the sea! The pool was clean and peaceful. We would recommend this hotel to everyone who doesn't want to be in a touristy area like Chewang Beach.

Room Tip: If you're looking for a "private villa" as for #8 or #9 which are actually secluded! W...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank vbagia12
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Hello vbagia12,

Thank you for taking the time to share your honeymoon memories of your stay at the Renaissance with the TripAdvisor community!

I am very happy to learn that you did not want to leave us after only 4 nights, but have good news for you: We won't go anywhere and look forward to your return visit! Our culinary team indeed is happy to make special dishes (even at breakfast) for vegetarian or vegan requirements.

Thanks again and whenever I can be of assistance, simply contact me via killian.donoghue@renaissancehotels.com

All the best,

Killian Donoghue

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Luxury resort in every way. Felt so pampered from the moment we arrived as staff were so professional but at the same time friendly and sweet. The room was absolutely amazing, really best we have every stayed. This was a really great experience.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Fay W
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Fay W,

Greetings from Koh Samui to Singapore!

We are thrilled that you loved our team and the rooms so much and hope that we can welcome you back soon as Singapore is so closeby.

With very best regards,

Killian Donoghue

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

We spent a week at this incredibly relaxing resort, in a wonderful garden and beach setting, as a special treat for my 60th birthday. Staying in a wonderfully appointed beach villa was great and we really enjoyed having our own private whirl pool with views over the bay. The beach was for us terrific, nice and quiet, and the shallow water meant it was just so warm to lie and soak just so very relaxing. Complimentary fruits or ice cream in the early afternoon was appreciated. We had awesome meals at Tawann, especially the seafood platter, and the Banana Leaf restaurant buffet breakfasts are among the best I have ever had. So nice to have subtle changes available each day. What a treat to have little delicacies brought around by the chef to the table each day! I have never stayed at a hotel with such friendly staff, the breakfast teams that included the wonderfully friendly Rainy, and Mimi, the smiling Kamanpoo, and the incredibly effervescent Kim was just great. We would recommend the beach barbeque and the great fire show with its spectacular finale. We had a great massage at the Qan spa, thanks Pat!. Our thanks to Didier, supported by especially Victoria but also Narein and Chrystal who couldn't have done more for us. For us it was the little attention to detail that made this a special vacation. We will definitely look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David P
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Killian D, General Manager at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Hello David P,

Greetings to New Zealand and thank you for your wonderful comments on your stay with us!

Judging on the amount of ambassadors you interacted with, I am very happy that the whole team was able to make your 60th birthday a very special one.

Please dont wait until the 70th to come back to visit us and whenever I can assist you, I can be easily reached via killian.donoghue@renaissancehotels.com

With best personal regards,

Killian Donoghue.

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Address: 208/1 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
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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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lamai Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range: $122 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle hotel is the perfect place for a vacation getaway, destination wedding or executive retreat where you can escape to your own seaside villa with private pool, blending the luxury of the world's best spa resort with the intimacy of a secluded island village. ... more   less 
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