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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We arrived at Rocky's after a 3 night Trip to Hong Kong and felt totally relaxed within mins. Greeted with cold towels and a cocktail the check in was fast and efficient with friendly smiling staff. We were shown to our amazing room (a beach front villa) which had everything we could have asked for and more, including beach bag, sun cream, complementary tropical fruit...It was perfect.

Breakfast each day was delicious with a good selection of cold foods and main dishes cooked to order.

The beaches are small but they don't need to be any bigger as there were only 2 - 3 people on them each day!

The pool areas are amazing, every snap we took of them looks like it belongs on the pages of an exclusive travel brochure. As you laid by the pool the service was fantastic with ice water constantly being topped up as well as fresh fruit skewers and cold towels being handed out.

We ate in the restaurant on 2 occasions in the evening and once at lunch time. The food could not be faulted and the BBQ night was delicious with lots of freshly cooked delights to choose from, paired with a candlelit setting right next to the sea it made a very memorable evening.

We walked into Lamai on the first day and didn't repeat this again! It isn't very far only about 20mins but with the heat and humidity along with the scooters whizzing along the edge of the road where we were it was much easier to jump in a taxi for a few baht.

The only small negatives we experienced while staying at Rocky's were the drainage in the bathroom on a morning could be a bit smelly until about lunch time (we solved this by lighting the complementary incense sticks which were in the room) and the second issue was the air conditioning stopped working one night after dripping for a few hours, we reported this to reception on our way out and literally within mins we hadn't even left the resort the air-conditioning van was there and everything was fixed when we arrived back.

We booked a fishing trip through an external company one day and when they didn't turn up when expected the hotel were great, seating us with cold drinks and calling up the company to resolve the situation.

I'm sat at work on a drizzly day wishing I was back there. See you all again soon. x

Room Tip: I only saw the beach front villa but they are amazing.
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Beckie_82
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Bralee, Front Office Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Dear Beckie_82,

Thank you so much for posting such a complimentary review on this website following your recent stay. Feedback is very important to us so that we can build on the positives and make improvements where required. Its good to hear that the team here made the difference to your stay which is what we always aim to do. I hope we can welcome you back to Rocky's Boutique Resort in the near future.

Warm regards,
Rocky's Team

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

I definitely had high expectations after reading Tripadvisor, but was a little disappointed by the frequent hit and miss breakfast service, the turn-down service which didn't always happen (why do hotels have it?), and the cleanliness of the room. We had a dead lizard on the bathroom surface for three days -- I promise I didn't kill it! -- admittedly I didn't point it out to housekeeping either. The beds were so hard!!

But there are some features which went a long way to redeeming the hotel in my eyes. Our experiences at the Bistro were outstanding. (I wouldn't recommend eating at the main restaurant except for the theme evenings because it's expensive, menu not that interesting and the live music playing the one evening chased us away to the Bistro.) And if you are there on Tuesday night, treat yourself to the Thai evening. It was great -- excellent food and great music. We enjoyed the cooking class held at the hotel conducted by their very charming chef. On the whole, the staff are very sweet and caring, especially at reception. We also had to arrange a late check-out and we were relocated to another room at no extra charge.

FYI some prices of services provided by the hotel
1. Private island tour 3000 baht (per couple)
2. Josephine Boat trip 4400 baht (per couple)
3. Pedicure 400 baht
4. Rocky's taxi to Lamai 300 baht (try to take their free shuttle)
5. Cooking class 3700 baht (per couple)

By the way, there was an ironing board in the cupboard in the room, and an alarm clock. Only one bar of soap but plenty of shower get.

Room Tip: Room 611 garden view overlooking the pool but still with lots of privacy.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Randburgmom
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Bralee, Front Office Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Dear Randburgmom,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, I am sorry that you found our dissatisfied service however I am pleased that you enjoyed the rest of stay. We look forward to seeing you again at the our resort when you are next in Samui.

Best regards,
Rocky's Team

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Reviewed July 16, 2011

After arriving at Rocky's having read the rave reviews on tripadvisor perhaps we were slightly over expectant of what Rocky's would have to offer. Unfortunately Rocky's does not live upto it's placing as the 4th best hotel in Samui. Whilst the service throughout the hotel is always fantastic there are constant small things that are not quite right.

For example we ate at the Dining Room restaurant and whilst 3/4 dishes were superb one was served stone cold. It was then replaced and the meat was cooked rare when I originally asked for well done.

Another example is that all the fruit juice served is a lot like Sunny Delight instead of actual fruit juice.

And a 3rd is that sometimes the turn-down service just didn't turn up, even if we were out of our room. (Not that we need one, but if one is meant to come surely it should come?).

Having said that, the garden pool is great, the guy behind the bar (Boat?) was a great laugh and the room was nice too.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bralee, Front Office Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Dear Tom1990London,

Thank you for your review post and letting us know about your experience at our resort especially our restaurant. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards.

We would like you to know that we value your comments and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that incidences such as this do not happen again in the future. In the restaurant business our reputation and success is built one meal at a time and your continued patronage is very important to us.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience and hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again.

Warm regards,
Rocky's Team

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Reviewed July 10, 2011

My partner surpised my with a four day break to Koh Samui to celebrate by birthday. It was a birthday present not to forget! Also the team of the Rocky's made part of our perfect stay!

They were very friendly and helpfull with everything. From a warm welcome to a warm goodbye. On my birthday itself they surpised us tremenously at our dinner we had on the beautiful rocks with great ocean views, with a great bottle of champaign. And if that wasn't enough: at the end of our lovely dinner a birtday song by almost all the crew who were there, including the manager, ánd a birthday cake with personalized text on it. NI've never felt more a 'birthday girl'! ;)

We had the room with ocean view. A perfect, spacious room with a beautiful view. Also eye for details regarding the interior and decorations. Really good. Also great, the little terrace in front of each room. Perfect for reading a book, a last drink and 'reviewing' the day.
Note: all the rooms are perfectly situated, also the non-ocean view ones are worth to come to the Rocky's!

The Rocky's is a small, intimate resort, which is perfect when you want to have the feeling that you are unique and one of the only ones who has discovered Koh Samui.

In short, Rocky's is the best place to stay in Koh Samui: intimate, private and only a short drive from the mass.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bralee, Front Office Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2011

Dear florence1978,

We appreciate your comment and value your trust in Rocky's Boutique Resort. We will do our best to meet our guest service expectations. Your feedback is a motivation for our further work.

Thanks again for choosing our resort in your special occasion.

Best regards,
Rocky's Team

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Reviewed July 8, 2011

ROCKYS REVIEW JULY 2011

Rocky's is anything but Rocky, in terms of our experience.

Our 10 day stay at Rocky's Boutique resort exceeded our expectations.
From the moment we arrived at the  Reception, and were greeted with iced face towels and chilled water we knew we had chosen  the right place to stay in Koh Samui.

The Staff at ROCKYS are  amazing, I don't know how they manage to keep a smile  on their faces all the time. The entire team are so helpful and friendly and nothing is a problem for them at all.

On our first evening we dined in the DINING ROOM restaurant on the Rocks and watched the sun set, our waiter by the name of 'M' was truly superb, and made our evening. 
From thereafter there was no need to ever leave Rocky's for a meal as they have another restaurant next to the Grden Pool, which was also superb, here we were attended to by 'NOK' and the Restaurant manager 'KUHN JOB' who were outstanding. 
The reason for the outstanding dining experience at all levels is partially due to the talented F & B manager Julien, who hails from Paris and previously from  the Plaza Athene Hotel. KUHN JACK the restaurant Manager was also extremely hands on and was very visible at all times

The Thai evening on Tuesday nights is a must, as you will experience the tastes of Thailand and singing and dancing offered by the local talented Koh Samuians. 

The gardens are like paradise and and there are two amazing swimming pools, each with cocktail stations, and a talented team of Bartenders. We were continually offered chilled water around the pool, and at midday we were surprised with sticks of skewered fruit to refresh ourselves.

The sea kayaks are a must , and we enjoyed watching the sunset over Rocky's from out at sea. After sunset ROCKYS comes alive as they light hundreds of candles, and the gardens light up.

We stayed in a deluxe Jnr Sea view Room, and were very satisfied with room, the sea view was awesome, and we found the room to be very quiet and private, each evening they do a turn down. Again the attention to Detail is superb, as you get fresh bottled water next to your bed, Thai sweets on your bed and candles lit in your bathroom, lights dimmed and mosquito repellent pads are activated.

This amazing experience and outstanding attention to detail must be credited to Colette Larson, the owner, who has built ROCKYS up to what it is today in the space of 8 years.
We were sad to leave and will definitely be returning to recharge our batteries at Rocky's

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Bralee, Front Office Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2011

Dear StevenWidegger,

Thank you for your review posted recently following your recently stay. I am pleased that you felt the staff, especially M, Nok, Job and Jack were trying hard and doing their best to please. I have to say that your opinion is highly valued especially as we are always striving to improve what we do to please our guests. Once again thank you for posting your review and I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back to Rocky's Boutique Resort in the future.

Warm regards,
Rocky's Team

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