This hotel was one of our favorites in Thailand (we were on our honeymoon). So many good things to say about it, specifically because the staff is so great and the prices are unbeatable.
First, we made a mistake with our booking and booked for the wrong days (what happens when you work full time while planning a 3-wk vacation). We realized the morning of, and called them in a panic. The staff was so helpful in helping us rearrange our booking, which was through Hotels.com. There was no hassle at all and they rebooked us without an extra charge for the days that we needed. We also planned a scuba trip the day that we checked out and the staff was amazingly helpful at planning our return trip to Ko Samui and even lent us hotel towels for the day without us asking for them.
Second, the location is perfect. Yes, it is far from the main drag and a hassle to get to from Ko Samui, but it is totally worth it and exactly what we wanted! The beach is wonderful, albeit a bit rocky in places, and with only a few resorts on it, it is so completely not crowded that i really feels like you have the whole thing to yourself. It was exactly how I imagined a honeymoon to be in a fairytale. We had a beachfront room and it was incredible to open the door and be right on the beach, just steps from the water.
Third, the prices. Who knows? It's relatively new so the prices are likely to rise. But for now, the prices are out of this world, and the value for what you get is absolutely incredible.
The little things:
The pool is small, but nice, and there was rarely anyone there, so we went in a few times. To be honest, there's almost no need for the pool because the beach is so nice.
The food was quite good (we ate one dinner and one lunch), and the chef would send little treats at night, which was a nice touch. The breakfasts were very nice, typical upscale Thailand breakfast with eggs to order, pancakes, croissants, fruit, etc.
The one negative is that they mistakenly overcharged us twice. At dinner we were originally charged for 4 entrees when we ordered 2, and when we checked out we were charged for taking something from the minibar, which we definitely did not. They quickly reversed the charges, so no big deal, but it would nice if they were a bit more careful about those things.
Overall, I would recommend this resort to anyone looking to get away and relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buri Rasa Village is a luxurious boutique resort which blends traditional Thai architecture with contemporary design, creating an elegant holiday haven that shines out from the crowd.Our resort simply exudes luxury and comfort. Enjoy a relaxing break on Koh Phangan in the unique and laid-back surroundings of a tropical paradise, on the beach at Thong Nai Pan.Experience a highly personal level of service - all of our staff are hand-picked and renowned for their friendly and caring approach. They'll pamper you as if you were in paradise itself!Each of our modern suites has a balcony or terrace, and is lavishly equipped with a flat-screen TV with international channels, a DVD player, and has an en-suite bathroom with rain shower plus bathrobes and towels. There's a fridge and mini bar with complimentary bottled water replenished each day, and there's a daily housekeeping and turn-down service. Room service is also available, and there is free WiFi throughout the resort. ... more less
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