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“Pure Bliss... and amazing food”
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province

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AmyMPowel...
New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Pure Bliss... and amazing food”
Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We had the pleasure of staying in Baan Hansa for five nights with my husband and an extended group of friends. Not only is the location perfect with breathtaking views of the ocean and sunsets that never get old. but you get all this plus comfortable stylish surroundings, an incredibly warm and gracious full time staff, and food so good you can't stop eating.

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2016
Hi Amy,

Thank you for your feedback and I will be sure to show everyone your review and kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon!

Best regards,
Maria De Leon
Marketing Manager
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Hongkongf...
Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience in paradise”
Reviewed November 28, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Our friends invited us to join them on a 5 day, 4 night stay in Baan Hansa. The villa is situated on the property of the Samui Intercontinental and all of the hotel facilities (spa, gym, pools, beach, water-activities, restaurants and bars) were available to us. Firstly, the setting is amazing. The hotel complex and villas are set into the side of a cliff that descends to the beach through a forest on the quiet south-west coast of Koh Samui. We genuinely didn't feel the need to leave the complex once during our entire stay. We were a group of 6, (2 couples and 2 singles) staying in the 5 bedroom villa. The villa, Baan Hansa, was just fantastic – with all the mod cons, including a TV/DVD area, huge common lounge and dining room and a great balcony with an incredible view of sunset.
That aside, without doubt, the single most spectacular thing about this villa was the food. It was some of the best Thai food I have ever had and that is in no small part due to the skills of Nuch and her team, who are permanent staff of the Baan Hansa property. We hadn’t anticipated that we would use the option of eating in each day but we couldn’t bring ourselves to eat outside in the end. The biggest problem we had each morning was deciding which of the dishes to have for lunch and dinner. I recommend the soft-shell crab, chilli & basil chicken, red curry (with anything) and chicken satay. Food was charged at cost (of ingredients) plus 20% for labor, so it worked out very affordable.
Some things to consider…
As a group, we are all into fitness and we decided to set ourselves a challenge on two of our days of running the 417 steps from the beach to the spa and back down the cart-path to the beach (5 times on each occasion). It is a really great workout, for anyone who is looking for something to do in order to feel justified in ordering an extra dish from Nuch’s menu.
Nuch was able to arrange for a private yoga instructor to come into the villa and give a group session.
There is a spa at the Intercontinental that does massages for ~US$30 – and they can come to the villa and do the massages in-house. As an alternative, some of our group took a stroll on the beach one afternoon and came across a small local company that offered massages. It was very cheap (US$15 for 90minutes) and the feedback was extremely positive.
We took the Hobbie out sailing two of the days and some of the group took the paddle boards out, both are free of charge (as are kayaking and snorkelling) and the staff are fun, helpful and friendly.
For sunsets – if you want to leave the villa, either get over to the Lobby Bar of the hotel or, my personal favorite, are the seats around the fire-pit down beside the beach bar.
The pool also has a swim-up-bar if you can’t be bothered to get out for a sun-downer…
Overall, an incredible stay in a paradise setting.

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Liked best: the food
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2016
Hi Doris,

Thank you for choosing Baan Hansa, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the food and services. Our villa aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our villa in the future.

Kindest regards,
Maria De Leon
Marketing Manager
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Long C
1 review
“Simply Amazing”
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had one of our best and most relaxing beach vacations. The place was perfect for our family with young children. The villa is very well appointed with the most surreal view from its balcony. Its location inside the InterContinental hotel grounds is very convenient as it is not too far from the main lobby building, making the walk to the restaurant and bar quite convenient. The villa is also next to one of the many swimming pools which was nice for a quick dip in the mornings. The walk down to the beach and the kid's club was very easy and there was always the option of calling for the hotel's golf cart, which the kids enjoyed riding down to the beach area. The best part of the entire stay though was the food prepared by the villa manager. Every day we had the most delicious and authentic Thai food cooked to our liking. The staff was always attentive and courteous. We were fully pampered during our stay. It was a truly memorable vacation.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Hi Long and family,

Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to seeng you soon again.

All the best,

Maria De Leon
Digital Marketing Manager
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DavidKim8...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Holiday dream come true!”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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It was a long overdue holiday and I can not be more happier than spending it in this lovely villa. The villa was very clean and it felt like home. The helpers were kind and made the best thai food. The kids loved all the swimming pools in the resort and had the best vacation ever. I will definitely come back to Baan Hansa next year. A true vacation place for all age groups.

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Hi DavidKim,

Thank you for your review and for choosing Baan Hansa. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to having you again in the near future.

All the best,

Maria De Leon
Digital Marketing Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
winniyuan
Shanghai, China
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Babymoon to remember!”
Reviewed December 9, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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My husband and I stayed at Baan Hansa villa end of November to have a restful and relaxing babymoon break. It was a blissful 5 days - the villa was located inside the InterContinental Samui Resort with some pretty spectacular ocean views.

The villa was well appointed, tastefully decorated and very comfortable - there were some really nice artwork & ceramics throughout the house which gave it a lovely personal touch. Being inside the resort, we got to access all the hotel facilities such as the pools, restaurants gyms and the spa. A very special to the villa staff Khun Nutch and Khun Bar - we were really well looked after throughout the stay, they were careful to be extra attentive but at same time not intrusive. Khun Nutch is an awesome cook! We got to enjoy some real restaurant quality meals in the house (insanely good pad thai and curry crab!) and she really took care of my pregnancy dietary needs as well - its a great option if you want really good food at very decent prices. we were so well looked after, we found it very little motivation to get out and see the rest of Samui!

The one day we did tear ourselves away from the pool and venture out, the lovely staff gave us some great tips - if you find yourself in Chaweng, go to The Library for lunch, it has a very cool bar/restaurant on the beach with a very chilled out vibe. For the spa fanatic such as myself, a visit to Tamrind Springs Spa is a must - it is probably the best Samui has to offer and set in a really lush forest environment and they do complimentary pick up / drop off so its very convenient.

Overall, just a fantastic perfect stay, exactly what we needed to unwind and get ready to welcome a little tornado into our lives soon! Would recommend Baan Hansa for couples, families or bigger groups looking to get some R&R....just a great place to chill and unwind.

Thanks for an awesome holiday! See you next year with new bub in tow!

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Liked best: Food cooked by the villa staff, THAT view of the ocean!
Liked least: Nothing at all!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Dec 18, 2015
Hi Winni,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property Baan Hansa, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Khun Nutch and Khun Bar take their roles seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect.

We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property with your little angel! Once again, thank you for your positive comments!

Kindest regards,
Maria De Leon
Marketing Manager / Luxury Villa Samui
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peterpchu...
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Best Family Vacation Ever”
Reviewed November 10, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Recently we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary with the extended family at Baan Hansa and it was the best family vacation we ever had. The villa was spacious and comfortable and has movies, games, toys for toddlers and young children, and the service from the in house chef Nuch was spectacular to say the least. Nuch and the rest of the staff were friendly, cordial, patient, and provided restaurant quality food everyday and were ready to take you to do or see any activities on the island. The resort itself is also great for the family as it had a kids club next to the beach and has every beach activity you can think of. The resort and the villas have the best views as well wth the five islands in the distance and sunsets every night. We will surely return again

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2015
Thank you for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure personal service and warm welcome for your next visit.

All the best and see you soon.

Warm regards,

Maria De Leon
Marketing Manager
Luxury Villa Samui
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Renee L
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Luxurious villa vacation in the exclusive Taling Ngam”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I decided to have our honeymoon (long overdue) in Koh Samui after hearing about how lovely the island was, compared to Phuket and other tropical destinations in the area. Needless to say, we were not disappointed!

The villa is located on the Intercontinental property which has been built on the cliffs facing Taling Ngam's pristine beaches. The villa itself is three floors, with balconies and perfect sea views. We loved waking up each morning to the sound of the ocean and having a healthy and delicious breakfast on the terrace. The staff were attentive and considerate and provided very helpful advice on places to go and things to see. The staff did a fantastic job organising our day trips to the waterfalls and to Angthong Marine Park, our car rental, and our in-villa massages (which were super affordable!). They also arranged for beverages and snacks of our choosing ahead of time so when we arrived, we immediately had refreshments and weren't worried about going to a supermarket or 7-11 nearby. The staff easily arranged for further items for us to be bought which made our stay totally painless.

The villa itself is stunning, with all amenities you could need and artwork in each room that reflects Thai culture and elegance. We particularly loved the fresh flowers displays. The villa is very spacious and would be great for families, couples or groups traveling together. It's a great space for total relaxation and privacy. The beds were comfortable and all the bath towels and linens were of superb quality. We wanted to take the waffle robes home!

Be aware that the Intercontinental property is large but buggies are available 24/7 to take you to and from the villa to the beach, the lobby, and the car park (we have never waited more than a few minutes for a buggy to arrive). The restaurant choices are limited on the hotel property but the in-villa chef is a great option (they can shop for speciality items like fresh caught fish or octopus on the day) and there is an excellent Thai restaurant that is only a ten minute walk along the beach called the Virgin's Coast --- we highly recommend going there for traditional dishes and fresh seafood which you can pre-order in advance (someone from the restaurant can also pick you up from the villa if you call ahead of time).

If total rest and relaxation isn't your cup of tea, we would also highly recommend renting a car (which the staff can arrange as mentioned above, for a very affordable price). We enjoyed driving around the island and seeing the more bustling neighbourhoods in Bo Phut and Chaweng. Both locations have restaurants, tailors, shopping malls, but also nice beaches. We would especially recommend the Fisherman's Village for seafood dinner and trying Tree Tops for an extra special and romantic sunset meal high up in the trees. There are also Tesco's all over the island should you wish to do your own food shopping. Taxi's are expensive so a rental car is the way to go and parking is free at the Intercontinental.

We loved our trip to Koh Samui and staying at Baan Hansa was such a special treat. The staff took care of us the whole time in a non-intrusive way and the island itself was truly unspoilt and more beautiful than we thought it would be. There are loads of things to do for the young and old alike and we can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: The impeccable service from the staff and enjoying the beautiful sunsets from the terrace.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 26, 2015
Hi Renee,

Thank you for spending your time to give us a kind feedback on your recent stay.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of Baan Hansa and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff. Certainly we will pass this on to our villa staff.

Thank you very much for letting us be part of your honeymoon and we hope to welcome you back one day.

Yours sincerely,

Maria De Leon
Marketing Manager
Luxury Villa Samui
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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