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“Our first luxury holiday....” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shiva Samui
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our first luxury holiday....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We normally go to my parents house in spain which isn't so much a holiday as another home away with everything that entails, washing, cooking, tidying house upon arrival so for the first time we treated ourselves to a luxury holiday from 19th-30th August.We were met at the airport by our driver and taken on the 30 or so minute drive to Samui Beach Village. Upon arrival we were greeted by Sam and given complimentary drinks. We had arrived earlier than our check in time but our villa, Ban Khwam Rak was ready for us so they let us go straight over. Our bags were waiting for us and they gave us a lift to the villa on a golf buggy. the villa itself was exceptional, there were only 4 of us but it could have taken a good few more. 3 bedrooms all en-suite (with an additional toilet as well), our own pool, 4 sunbeds, gorgeous outdoor eating area and an xbox too! It also had a nice surround system for the tv and a bose stereo which can take a usb stick full of music which we used continuously.

the staff were all extremely friendly and very helpful indeed. they provided a mobile phone so were only a quick call away for practically anything you wanted (even when out and about on the island). our villa was about 50 metres from the beach and although there's obviously other properties next to you, it still felt very private indeed. the maids were very cheerful and did an excellent job daily, the restaurant staff too were all very polite, courteous and I think with all the staff, customer service is at the forefront of their minds and they take a real pride in it.

we ordered a car (I also had a scooter which is a must!) via reception and 15 minutes later it was delivered to our villa so we went off exploring the island which is also a must. turning right out of the entrance takes you to Lamei and the built up areas but turning left takes you into the stunning tropical countryside. It was nice, as a family, being just outside the main areas and having it all only a few minutes away.

the onsite gym had a fine array of equipment and there was also a tennis court and volleyball court which you could book though we didn't use these. there was a nice games area as well with a pool table, tennis table etc as well as a lovely communal pool. Myself and my wife both had massages (me 3 her 1) at the onsite spa and the ladies were again, very polite and courteous. The massage's were extremely good, the young lady who did us both was very skilled as you'd expect and worked pretty hard on the shoulder issue I had. The only problem was that time flies when getting it done.

breakfasts were very nice indeed and when our 2 daughters (10 and 12) couldn't get up in time the staff were happy to prepare food for them and let us take it back to them via golf buggy. you could have cooked breakfasts with eggs specifically prepared for you by the eternally cheerful Da, or fruit and cereals etc in the very nice bar area.

I would definitely recommend Samui Beach Village and hope at some point in the future to return as we all had a wonderful time in a fantastic resort on a beautiful island!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

You must explore all the Island of Ko Samui, by scooter or by car, and this resort is really beautiful and a great base to stay with your family or friends.
The staff is very nice and friendly.
Breakfast at the resort is very good.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Just back from spending a week in Samui Beach Village. It is the most luxurious and cleanest resort I have ever stayed in. The staff were top class especially James who constantly went out of his way to accommodate us and always had a smile on his face. We stayed in Baan Flora and Baan Oasis. Both 5 star luxury. The restaurant served top quality food at very good prices. The complex itself is a bit outside the main town and a taxi is necessary to get around but at roughly ten euro to carry ten people most nights to the town you couldn't complain!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hannah C
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Luke S, Owner at Shiva Samui, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Hannah,

Thank you for spending your holiday with us, here at Samui Beach Village we aim to please and hearing the wonderful feedback from our guests makes all our efforts worthwhile. I am glad we were your little piece of paradise, we are a good 15 minutes away from the the busy resort of Lamai but with our daily free shuttle service to Lamai and Chaweng we hope that our guests are happy to mix the hustle and bustle of the towns with the relaxation they can find in Samui Beach Village!

If you are ever in Samui again we would love to see you!

Kindest regards,

Phil Dunlop
Operations Director
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived at Samui Beach Village in the evening, and we received a warm welcome, and then we were driven in the electric car to our ocean room. It was a wonderful view from the room - there was such a beautiful beach in the front of the room, apart from the "private pool" which we had to share only with the family in the ground floor room.

The room was quite good with comfy sleeping and other arrangements. It was clean and well decorated. The complimentary breakfast was also quite good, and they obliged to prepare special pure vegetarian food for us on all days of our stay. They even offered a free service to drop and pick us from the nearby Lamai beach (since we decided not to drive on our own)

All in all, we just loved our stay at this resort, and it was the most memorable time we spent on our honeymoon, with the resort getting 10/10 for this retreat :)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Luke S, Owner at Shiva Samui, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear sunnymax2002,

Thank you for staying with us at Samui Beach Village and thank you for taking the time to post your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon with us and humbled that you give us a 10/10, our staff are thrilled to get such great reviews.
The Ocean Rooms are neat and perfectly formed, it's really great to hear such wonderful words about the resort, the staff, the service and your experience. It is also great to hear you are happy with the free shuttle service we offer.
Maybe we will see you again when it is your one year anniversary? If you do join us again, be sure to let us know!

Kindest regards,
Phil Dunlop
Operations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from spending 11 nights at the Samui Beach Village resort. We stayed in Baan Oasis door the first week and a double Ocean room for the remainder. (2 adults and 2 children)

if you are looking for perfect 5 star Hotel facilities you might be able to pick a few holes with the resort. However if you are looking for something special with bundles of character and a team of staff who are absolutely devoted to making your stay so enjoyable then stay here!!! I wouldn't stay anywhere else!!!

We encountered a few hiccups with our stay, not the resorts fault, and it was how they tried to help us that made this resort stand out.

Baan Oasis was lovely, very spacious and comfortable with a fabulous pool. The Ocean rooms were a little secluded , that's a positive for us and the views were breathtaking. The beach was lovely and quiet and great to take a stroll around sunset.

Very family friendly resort and Harry misses Pui!!!

housekeeping was very good and again nothing was too much trouble for the resort.

we had an all meals included package which was great as the food was lovely however I do agree with another review that bottled water should be offered complimentary at meal times.

The team organised car hire, boat trips and we're always on hand to give us advice on where to go.

The team here are exceptional. Phill & Jane were lovely and really seemed to care about their guests. Lif, James, Anny, Pui to name a few were so very welcoming. A special mention has to go to Emma & Sai at reception, they really are outstanding ambassadors for the resort. We look forward to seeing you next year and thank you all!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Luke S, Manager at Shiva Samui, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Amanda,
Thank you for staying with us at Samui Beach Village and thank you for taking the time to post your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and of course glad that we were of assistance to you to make your stay with us so memorable
Baan Oasis is a beautiful villa and it's really great to hear such wonderful words about our resort, the staff, the service and your experience. We would love to have you return and please do let us know, we would love to offer you a complimentary massage in our Spa so we can make sure you get full relaxation.
We are taking all the feedback on board and hope to be able to give complimentary bottle water very soon.
Looking forward to seeing you again!

Kindest regards,

Phil Dunlop
Operations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our family of 15 stayed in July 1013 at the resort in July to celebrate our father's birthday.We had 2 villas booked for us (Villa Chang and Villa Orchid).
What an amazing holiday it was at one of the friendliest resorts that we have stayed in...
The energy and enthusiasm of the staff was a pleasure, the personal pools in the villas were clean and well maintained, the service was a near perfect....
The villas are well appointed and the staff was very receptive to some of the suggestions we gave and the positive attitude towards feedback made the experience a very pleasant one for all of us.

The buffet breakfast had plenty of choices and the pancakes were delicious. All of the food that we tried ( including the pizzas!) was well made and packed with flavour.

I would really like to make a special mention of all the staff at both the restaurant and the front office who were always willing to go out of their way to help us. Emma, Sai , Ali , Pui and all the others were wonderful.
Emma visited to check if we were happy and satisfied with our villas- that is the mark of a well run resort:). Emma came over to check on my aged parents the one day that the rest of us were all out for the whole day which once again shows how thoughtful and caring the people at the resort are.
This was truly a memorable vacation for us and we hope to visit sometime in the near future again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Party of 6 stayed in Baan Suay villa in March on our first trip to Thailand with a view to attending a friends wedding and combining with a family holiday.

Arrangements were easy to make with the resort and the driver was waiting for us on our arrival at Koh Samui. We were greeted by Lift who was so friendly, just like all the other staff at the resort. We were quickly transferred to our villa which was just as stated in the photos and was so clean and well maintained.

Unfortunately I was hospitalized shortly after arriving due to unknown glandular fever at the time of travel. This was a very worrying time for all the family, however Phil and his wife made all the arrangements for transport to and from hospital and looked after my family whilst i was in intensive care. They couldn't have been more accommodating and when i returned after 2 nights in hospital, they provided me with a giant fan, so that I can enjoy sitting around the pool at our private villa.

We had already booked a private chef for one night which was outstanding and James our waiter was exceptionally friendly and professional and made the whole experience really pleasurable. The chef was fantastic also. The food in general at the resort was outstanding with plenty of choice and excellent value for money.

One other member of staff that made our trip particularly memorable was Chang. What an asset he is to the resort. Can't praise him enough. All of the staff at Samui Beach Village are so friendly and make you feel at home whilst thousands of miles away.

Apologies to everyone at the resort for the delay in writing this review, this is due to a prolonged recovery. We would like to thank you all for making the holiday so special, and for making my family feel relaxed and cared for during a difficult time. We all managed, despite the circumstances, to have a fantastic time and cant wait to return.

We would not hesitate in recommending this resort to others and when next visiting Koh Samui, SBV would be our first choice.

Thanks again and well done to all, a truly magnificent resort.

Room Tip: Baan Suay was really well placed for enjoying the entire resort whilst remaining very private.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Luke S, General Manager at Shiva Samui, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Steve W,

Thank you for staying with us at Samui Beach Village and thank you for taking the time to post your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and of course glad that you are feeling much better!
Baan Suay is a beautiful villa and it's really great to hear such wonderful words about our resort, the staff, the service and your experience. We would love to have you return and please do let us know, we would love to offer you a complimentary massage in our Spa so we can make sure you get full relaxation.
Looking forward to seeing you again and we all wish you the very best of health!

Kindest regards,

Phil Dunlop
Operations Manager
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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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