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“Very Management and the Location - Amazing time”
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Shiva Samui
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“Very Management and the Location - Amazing time”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Just returned from very satisfactory 5 day stay at Baan Chaaba. Very clean and well managed villa. Location of the property is very convenient, just few Km's from Lamai market.
Staff is very co-operative and Specially the restaurant girl (Nancy) and two girls at reception.
kids friendly atmosphere. Our 5 kids just enjoyed the pool and club house facilities.
Overall amazing time with the family.
Thanks for the effort.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed ten nights in the oasis was everything we hoped it to be clean, private, homely,very relaxing food was good at restaurant staff all very friendly would recommend to family's haveing the pool just at back door was a real bonus for these hot days:)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Flinders Island, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed at this property for 10 nights in ocean. Room 3. Decking around our plunge pool was broken and I nearly came a cropper several times. Did bring this to the english owners attention, who said he would look into it however never got fixed. Good luck to the next people that occupy the room! Mind you the owner was flying back to his residence in England so any property maintenance seems to be a bit hit and miss. Room was ok and well situated near the beach, however these rooms are also near a some what undesirable stagnant tidal back water, that can and does attract mosquitoes by the masses. Beware buy plenty of insect repellant.
The staff at SBV are truly amazing. I felt the club house pool was a little tired with pool umbrellas broken and pool lounge covers not laid out for guests until asked. There is a kids club in the process of being built but no swim up bar in action the whole stay we were there.
Meals at the restaurant were great. All in all an ok place to stay, but for the money I probably would try somewhere else next time.



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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luke S, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Samui, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Samui Beach Village and the staff are so pleased to hear they are doing a great job.
We fixed the decking immediately when you notified guest services - thank you so much for letting us know. If you do decide to come and stay with us again please notify us so we can make sure we exceed your expectations. Many thanks from Guest Services & all the staff at SBV
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We were the family travelling with Ramma 211 and can only re-iterate everything that has already been said. Our kids just loved it, so much so, that on departing the Island our 10yo was in tears begging for us to stay/come back! Having our own pool was a real bonus... that late night dip after shopping was just what we needed. Unfortunately for us, our baggage went missing and didn't arrive until two days later, but the staff were just brilliant in trying to track it down. The villa was always well maintained by the fabulous staff, speaking of which, our biggest and heartfelt thanks to Syke, Sai, Jet, Nancy, Meaw, Lay and Lift. From the moment we arrived, we felt we were part of their family. The complimentary chef who cooked in our Villa one night treated us to arguably the best meal of the holiday, and having it prepared for us after a big day of sightseeing, was just great! We're already talking about when we might return. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

Room Tip: Baan Oasis is located pretty central in the overall layout of the Resort and probably has the best p...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Two families (4 adults, 5 children) sharing Baan Oasis for 10 days - what a fantastic villa! Plenty of room for all - 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, 2 separate living areas, a fabulous private pool suitable for all ages, and situated only 40 metres from the beach!
We had breakfast included in our package, which left us not wanting at all - fully cooked or continental available. All food at the restaurant was of the highest quality, and drinks were very reasonably priced.
The resort itself had numerous options to keep the kids & grown-ups happy - pool table, table-tennis, a pool with a swim-up bar, tennis, gym, happy hour for cocktails! - and of course, the spa & massage centre!

But the help & dedication of the staff made our holiday as thoroughly enjoyable as it was (our special thanks go to Sai, Jet, Nancy, Meaw, Lay and Lift who were warm and welcoming). Advice, helping to book tours and cars, service, engaging the kids (and didn't the kids love that!)... nothing was ever too much trouble for anyone, and everything was always done with a smile. It's amazing to have so many people working at the same place all be as happy and helpful as they were! It really did make our experience that much more enjoyable.
We all would thoroughly recommend the villa & the resort to anyone considering travelling to Koh Samui, especially if you have children!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Hebden Bridge
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Spent a magnificent week at this resort in Koh Samui. We had Ocean room 2 which was next to the sea. You could watch the sun rise from the large comfy bed and listen to the sea lapping in. There was a large balcony overlooking beach , resort and our shared private pool. We shared the pool with room below and had comfy sun beds and parasols next to it.
The resort was immaculate ,everything top class. A golf buggy was available at all times to ferry you to reception, restaurant and home!
The restaurant was beautifully laid out and breakfast had lots of choice and variety. Amazing fruit choices. Evening meals were excellent value and the Massaman curry the best I've had.
The staff were the happiest bunch I've ever encountered . Nothing was too much trouble and Everyone was polite ,friendly and seemed proud of their jobs, which is a rarity!
Lots of things to do -kite surfing on beach, gym, tennis court, swimming pool ,table tennis and pool table.
Villas looked superb for families-perhaps next time!!

Room Tip: Ocean room 2 is next to beach up flight of steps-superb.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We (6 adults) stayed in a 4 bedroom villa for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The staff were amazingly helpful and extremely friendly.
Our villa was only about 50m from the beach, but we hardly ventured there, as the private pool was simply stunning and so convienient.
Our package included all meals (not drinks) at the resort, which is very much a village, and this was helpful as there is little very close by. We loved the fact we were a distance from the town, as it was very relaxing and quiet.
We did organise a couple of tours through the resort and this was very easily done and again thoroughly enjoyable to get out for an afternoon. We went on a long boat tour and 4x4 trip around the island (including elephant trekking).
I would recommend this resort village if you're looking for a quiet time to simply relax and enjoy the sun and water!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Additional Information about Shiva Samui

Property: Shiva Samui
Address: 443/3, Moo 1, Laem Set, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Samui Beach Village)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Laem Set
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Laem Set
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shiva Samui 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shiva Samui, the new name for Samui Beach Village is a luxury beachfront villa resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. We offer luxury villas from 2 to 5 bedrooms each with private pools, daily maid service and everything you expect from a luxury resort. We also have 1 or 2 bedroom Ocean Rooms with beautiful Ocean views and the resort boasts a Clubhouse with Restaurant, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Spa, complimentary Water Sports, a FREE Children's Club and more. Brand New for 2016 is our newly opened Beach Club, with a top class beach side restaurant, terrace, and stunning pool with jacuzzi and swim up bar for relaxing and unwinding day and evening. All with over 90 on-site staff and concierge hotel-style services. Ideal for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or your perfect beach wedding. ... more   less 
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