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Imperial Boat House Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Choeng Mon
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“We had a magical wedding day and fabulous holiday”
Reviewed September 28, 2010

We chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Imperial Boathouse and it was amazing. We had 30 friends and family join us and everyone loved their stay here. We stayed in the Premier room for 4 nights and the honeymoon suite for 4 nights.....both were wonderful! The rooms are gorgeous with balconies and its a very romantic setting. The service was exceptional and i cannot fault it in any way. If you chose to sit by the pool, the staff were happy to bring drinks to you there always with a smile. There are several choices of places to eat and we liked everywhere we ate. We loved everything about our stay there and will definately be back...hopefully sooner than later. I cant recommend it enough!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and the place grew on me. The rooms are big and well looked after as are the gardens and the pools. Breakfasts were good but nothing special. We didnt have dinner in but the atmosphere in the evenign was fairly dead. I think this is because people either eat in the beach restaurants which is a good option or take the mini bus to Chaweng or similar.

For the length of time we were there it was very relaxing and just felt more spacious compared to many more modern hotels.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Lovely hotel. Go for the garden rooms over the boat rooms. The latter would be an experience but they are a bit dark and dank. The garden rooms are modern - lovely, light and airey. The hotel is on a lovely chilled out beach with those brilliant beach restaurants in the evening.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

Stayed in one of the boathouses and so glad we did. Amazing! Fabulous swimming pools, great location, friendly and helpful staff. Our boathouse was not available on the day we arrived so they put us up in the honeymoon suite (it was our anniversary so that was perfect), gave us vouchers for a free meal, a cake and bubbly were sent to us and vouchers for a massage. The buffet dinners on the beach were great - food excellent.
Breakfasts good - not fantastic but more than adequate. If you need a change from the thai food there is a wonderful indian restaurant Akbar just along the road.
The thai massages were amazing -didn't use hotel ones as expensive but just went along road.
Went on an island tour which took us to a place to do the elephant riding. This was a joke. There was an awful animal show which we refused to watch and the baby elephants and monkeys were being treated really badly and were chained up. We saw them being beaten. If you want to do the elephant riding which we did - do some research and try to avoid the theme park ones.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2010

This hotel was a disappointment. It was billed to us as a 5 star hotel by our travel agent but it was clearly not. The rooms were small and had the feel of a motel. Our room had mosquitoes and the bathroom was depressing. When we arrived, there was no hot water. In addition to all this, the power went out twice during the night. Once around 3 am for a couple of hours and then again around 6am for a short period. Traveler be forewarned, the pictures on the hotel website look nothing like the actual hotel. Our booking was for 3 nights but we ended up leaving after the first night and checked into the Renaissance from where i am writing this review. This hotel is beautiful and we just had an excellent meal at TawaNN!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

I stayed here with my wife as the first stop on our honeymoon in Thailand and we were blown away by it!

We stayed in one of the converted rice barges (after which the hotel takes its name) surrounded by a lush green tropcial paradise. They knew in advance it was our honeymoon and on our arrival found the huge bath had been filled with flower petals, and there was champagne and a cake waiting for us when we walked in. It was AMAZING!!!

The rice barge was fantastic - a large lounge area upstairs, and then downstairs a big bathroom, large changing area (could be used as a second bedroom if you've kids) and then a big bedroom. It was airconditioned and so whilst it was roasting and humid outside, we weren't troubled with that or mosquitos inside. :o)

There is a large swimming pool in the hotel grounds, with views out to the beach/sea. The breakfasts were lovely and although we only ate once in the hotel, the food and service were very good.

On the road where the hotel is, there are a number of small restaurants serving delicious authentic food. One was run by an ex-head chef from the hotel. The food was great. Can't remember it's name???!!! The others we ate at there were also great. Plus there's a 7-11 type shop if you need any bits or bobs.

it's a fairly short trip down to the busiest beach of the island - Chaweng Beach - which is now full of bars/restaurants/hotels (it's a massive stip a mile or two long). We didn't actually make it onto the beach there, but we did go to the beach by our hotel - Choengmon Beach. Positively beautiful! The Choengmon area where the hotel is is so much nicer than Chaweng - quieter, smaller and more attractive.

We definitely recommend the Imperial Boathouse and staying in one of the converted barges! A real experience. Wonderful.

The staff were incredibly friendly. The hotel was fairly quiet when we were there, so it felt like we had it mostly to ourselves. Such a great way to start our honeymoon.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Lovely hotel, clean and well maintained. The service was good overall, although some of the receptionists were less then helpful, this appears to be a language thing! Our first room was very good, and we were concerned that the room we were going to be moved into the next day ( which wasnt ready on our arrival) wouldnt be as good. Not only did we get a fantastic room in the main block over looking the gardens, but due to our inconvenience we were given fresh fruit baskets everyday as well as vouchers for a meal in the restaurant and trips into Chaweng beach. The pool was very busy and full of 'loving couples' , we tended not to use the hotel facilities but enjoyed the pleasures of the beach which is quiet away from the hotel, in fact the busiest part of the beach was at the hotel. The nearby bars and massage stands offered sun beds, there were rarely more than about 10 in any one place and the sea was lovely and close, when the tide was in. The beach was clean and it was a dream just to paddle in the warm waters. The massage stands did a great service and incredible prices and it was worth the haggle - that was part of the fun. Take snorkels, there is amazing marine life in the shallow waters, which would be missed if you didnt put your head under the water. food and drink in the beachside bars was good and of good value. The meals in the hotel were quite pricey, but they did prepare a vegan meal for me on our day of arrival and after the restaurant had closed as we didn't get in until late. The activities were quite fun - we tried the carving vegetables into interesting shapes! it was very hot, done at the bar but fun all the same. Cocktails in this resort are great fun to try. We ensured we got our five a day - well the fruit is to die for!
there were hawkers on the beach, they were fine and it was fun to haggle for items. Good value can be found here and if you said to come back another day, they remembered so shopping in town wasn't necessary. Sundresses were the best value.
We were going to try the diving, however it was so lovely on the beach, we gave it a miss!
We had only one night when a family with young children moved in beside us and kept us awake most of the night. The hotel staff were great, they reassured us that it was only for the one night and we wouldn't be disturbed the next night, and we weren't! The walkway to the beach was wood - you do need something on your feet, in the day the boards get really hot - we found out the hard way when we popped back to our room and had to jump between the shadows so we didn't burn our feet! overall a great place for a holiday, and lovely sun and warmth after the snow and cold of the UK winter.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Imperial Boat House Beach Resort
Address: 83 Moo 5, Choeng Mon Beach | Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Choeng Mon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Choeng Mon
#4 Luxury Hotel in Choeng Mon
#4 Spa Hotel in Choeng Mon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Imperial Boat House Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 210
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Imperial Boat House Beach Resort on Choeng Mon beach is situated on a beautiful stretch of white, soft sand on the northeast coast of Koh Samui. With spacious rooms, lush landscaping and genuine staff, we look forward to an opportunity to welcome you. What could make for a better experience than a stay in an authentic teak rice barge? Our teakwood rice barges have been converted into international standard luxury suites. We also offer 8 low-rise accommodation wings with a total of 210 rooms. Our resort is just 5 kilometers from the island's international airport and 10 minutes from Chaweng Beach and has easy access to the entire island. ... more   less 
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Imperial Boat House Beach Hotel Choeng Mon
Imperial Boat Hotel
Imperial Boat House Koh Samui
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