Came here with my wife in August for 2 nights and stayed in a garden villa.
We give 10 out of 10 for the beach and surrounding. It's the best beach that's within reasonable driving distance from Bangkok (2.5 hours drive (200 km), then 20 mins by boat). The sand on the beach is white and clean. The beach is beautiful and swimmable and private. There are cayaks by the beach that you can use for free. There are lot of trees and it feels like you are part of the nature. The resort was clean and well spaced out, so you never fell cramped.
We give 10 out of 10 for service. The service was excellent. When you arrive by boat, the hotel staff waits for you at the beach, and show you around the resort by buggy, then takes you to the room straight away. The check-in is done at the pier before you get on the boat. We had free welcome drinks on the first day. In our package, there was free ice cream at 2pm every day and free afternoon tea at 3pm. All the staff were friendly and well trained. There was no problem regarding the service when we were there. Room service was fast and efficient. The hotel also provides tours around the island, and DVD to watch in the room.
We give 8.5 out of 10 for the food. There is a selection of Thai food and western food. The Thai food was very good. The western food was ok. We would recommend the Thai food as it seems the hotel was better at making Thai dishes than western dishes. As for the breakfast, there was a vast selection of dishes at breakfast, but felt that the quality of breakfast was still behind the standards comparable to a 5 star international chain.
We give 7 out of 10 for the villa. We would describe the villa as nice but wouldn't describe it as luxurious. The only problem we had was that the aircon was straight above the bed, which meant you can feel the aircon on your head when you sleep. We didn't sleep too well on the first night, but got used to it by the 2nd night. We felt the TV was a bit small.
Overall, this is a very nice place. It's excellent for relaxation and hanging out by the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paradee is renowned and treasure for its tranquility and “away-from-it-all” location. 40 luxurious appointed villas, all with magnificent view of either lush tropical Gardens, or white sandy beaches washed by the Gulf of Thailand.Hotel Pier; Jadet Pier (Opposite TOP Supermarket)Optional for compulosry speed boat;1) Shuttle speed boat (fee at THB 750 per person per way)From Jadet Pier (mainland) at 2PM and 5PMFrom Paradee (Koh Samet) at 11AM and 1PM2) Private Speed boat (fee at THB 3,000 per boat per way, Maximum 6 passangers)**Advance reservation require. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradee Resort And Spa Hotel
- Paradee Hotel Koh Samet