Just returning from 8 days at rocky boutique resort i can understand why this in at the top of this list on Trip Advisor. After hunting around for accommodation we settles on Rockys due to a friends wedding being held there.
To be honest the photos I saw on trip advisor made me feel a little average about the resort but on arrive i was blown away by the unique oasis that is Rocky s. We arranged the hotel transfer which I recommend paying for (air-con coach 1000baht) who waited for our bags to arrive on a second flight. On arriving at 11:00pm we were greeted by staff as soon as we got out of the coach and led to reception (10 meters walk) and met by an additional two staff who warmly welcomed us and were given a cold towel with some type of red drink that I could have drank gallons of (tasty). Then we were upgrade to the Villa which was awesome considering how many days we would be staying.
We walked to our villa and on entering the Villa the back door opened and our bags were delivered. Its a small thing but i hate waiting for bags to be delivered once in the room. The villa was massive with two master bedrooms, ultra cool bathrooms and 2 separate livingrooms. Everything you could ask for is in the villa... it is a self contained apartment.
The next day we wandered around the grounds which the attention to detail just blows you away, beautiful gardens, flower fountains, sitting areas and 3 pools with cocktail bars. The gardens are epic! To get around town we requested for a scooter which was delivered within 5 minutes and my drivers licence copy held with the hotel. No need to leave your passport with some company if you hire from the street.
Throughout the stay the service is top notch, a shout out for Jacky, this guy was always on hand (day & night) smiling friendly and I don't know when he sleeps!
Whenever we ordered room service the food was excellent and delivered within 10-15 minutes. I ordered Ice for some pre party drinks and it was at our door within 1 minuet (not kidding). Dinner and Breakfast at the restaurant(s) is also delectable... i could not find fault in any dish and we had plenty.
The staff are always smiling and always happy to help with whatever request you have. The owners and management put on free cocktails at the pool bar friday night and you can always see them walking around the Resort... that is why this place runs with a polished fluency.
We visited the Phenix hotel where some friends were staying 10mins walk down the road and the service was horrendous, slow and confused.. it was day and night compared to Rockys.
Its a great resort to just zone out by the pool or as we did the private villa pool, its not action packed full of backpackers but if thats what you are after book Arcbar in Chaweng. Getting around the island is simple just jump on a scooter or grab a taxi for 500 Bhat.
Now the negatives: They are small:
1.Our villa rooms (1102) didn't have any mosquito net over the bed and never thought about it until we noticed the hook on our last night. We kept all the doors closed day and night but they kept getting in (strangely in the bottom onsite). This was annoying getting bitten when trying to sleep, villa next door had no mosquitos 1101. We used the mosquito devises also, i think they may be getting in through wall gap, pipe work, door gaps or something (needs looking into).
2.The beach is nice to chill out at but its not the best for swimming.
3.The location is 15-20mins away from the action.. but we had no issue with that.
3.Kids we all were one at some stage but as DINK`s (double income no kids) its always nice to stay at a resort that has a kid free pool. I would recommend that the lower pool by the beach be a kid designated pool leaving the top pool for the adults or the other way around. It only takes one child to kick off to ruin everyones relaxation by the pool & when paying to relax this should not be impacted by children.
Well done to the staff and management of Rocky`s .. we will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rocky's is a stunning boutique resort set in a secluded cove south of Lamai Beach, Koh Samui. With only 47 rooms and 3 pool villas, an award winning fine dining restaurant, a poolside bistro and two free-form swimming pools, Rocky's is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic holiday. Rocky's emphasizes warm, personal service, attention to detail, and a relaxed family atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rocky`s Boutique Hotel Lamai Beach
- Rockys Boutique Hotel
- Rockys Boutique Koh Samui
- Rocky's Boutique Resort Ko Samui/Lamai Beach