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Buri Rasa Village Samui
Ranked #2 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“I don't want to leave and want to live here!!”
Reviewed February 21, 2010

I orginally booked 3 nights at Laem Din hotel cause of reviews, but when taxi dropped me off I was like where am I? (it's 2 blocks behind main road and looks bad area) so I took my bag and left hotel in search of a new one. Buri rasa was 1st place I walked into ask if any rooms available. At 1st I didn't know, but It was hot and I didn't feel like keep walkin and searching. On top of that it was last room left for night and since It was after 2pm they offered to give me a room for 4000 baht minimum and it was the upgraded room with a dip pool and garden so I got a huge deal. After stayin 1 nite I relized how nice this place actually is. They were sold out following day so I had go back to laem din, but I booked my last 4 days in Thailand with buri rasa. Now I don't wanta leave. My private entrace to room and garden is so nice. Included Breakfast is amazing, room is spotless clean, bed is soft, free wifi with good signal, shower is modern and have little couch in room. Tv is small but who cares about that, 20inch, but it has American channels few, I watched statz movie channel, they have DVDs you can borrow. Staff is friendly as can be and will get you anything you need. When I did return back they have a welcome letter with my name, spelled out welcome back with my name on bed with twigs, and took my picture to keep in record so if I ever come back. Oh I have a ceiling fan in room, I used dip pool once, has Thai shower also but didn't try. The pool is chic and beach area is nice. I will try restaurant and massage my last day, can't wait. Oh at nite they come by and get your bed ready for you, put the lamps down and lite a candle in bathroom. I would recommend and come back this this hotel if ever in samui again. The staff said they have other hotels in another location. This hotel is a 10. Just when I was getting homesick, this hotel made me so peaceful and now will miss this place when I leave. You get what you pay for at this place, A+!

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Reviewed February 10, 2010

I stayed at the Buri Rasa at the end of my 5 week whistle stop tour of Thailand and Cambodia and have to say this place was my favorite place by miles.

Located at the southern end of Chweng Beach this place offers a great relaxing location by day and a short 5 minute stroll on the beach at night you are at the lovely beach bars but far enough away from the 'Boom Boom' coming from them. This place is an oasis of calm with the benefit of party time on your door step but without the intrusion.

The rooms and service were second to none and better than some other similar star hotels at double the price. It really is an oasis of luxury and walking to through the resort is like walking through an enchanted garden.

If I hadn't have already booked an onward journey I would have stayed here much longer. As it was I extended my stay here by an extra couple of days.

The hotel is quite small compared to some others along Chweng Beach and this offers the benefit of staff remembering your name and favorite your sunbathing spot. I had gone for a quick wander when the skies opened and when I arrived back my book and bag had been placed into safety and not ruined by the rain.

I would certainly put the Buri Rasa as one of my Top 5 hotels I have ever stayed in and would recommend to friends and family alike. If I manage to return next year I will certainly come back to the Buri Rasa.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

We stayed for over a week and did not want to leave. If you want a place to relax and rejuvenate on a beautiful beach, the Buri Rasa is it. The beach and sun are fantastic. The water on the beach stays warm even at night. The hotel is gorgeous both because of its authentic design and its intimate size. We received an upgrade to the garden room with wading pool and what a wonderful treat that was. The service of all the staff was always with a smile and always helpful. Porn and Arm took care of us all on the beach with a warm smile and greeting every morning. Our best greetings to Porn and Arm! The ladies in the spa gave great massages and treatments. We really enjoyed getting to know the staff generally, as they were a positive and pleasant group to talk with. The restaurant cuisine and staff were world class. Our compliments to them. The New Year's eve dinner and celebration was truly special with a seafood extravaganza, shows and fireworks. One of the most enjoyable and memorable New Year's nights for us. Really my wife and I cannot compliment this hotel enough. In terms of downsides, I can only think of a few but really they didn't affect our supremely positive view. First, there is the construction noise from the neighbouring property, but the hotel can't control it and we were warned in advance when we booked. In the end, the construction noise merely replaced our alarm clock in the morning and once on the beach the noise was not an issue. Second, we disagreed that people who were not hotel guests could use hotel beach chairs, because the sizable price guests pay should come with exclusivity and monopoly of services. Third, the ramshackle state of the Chaweng street is a wart for this amazing place. However, you have restaurants and bars on the beach which allow you to completely avoid the hassling of street vendors and the lack of aesthetics on that street. But these are all minor issues which pale relative the paradise that this place is. We can't wait to return and we would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

We stayed at the Buri Rasa at the end of November 2009, and were glad that we did. It provides the best of both worlds being a very quite and relaxing resort that has a front door on the main road through Chaweng where there is a plentiful supply of restaurants, bars, and clubs.

The hotel itself comprises a number of two-story villas set in gardens that lead down to athe beach. There are different types of room - ours were on the ground floor and had a small outside sitting area behind tall walls - entry was by a solid door into this sitting area - very private if you wished to sit outside your room.

The hotel provides sun beds, parasols and beach towels for the beach, and attentive staff were always nearby to bring drinks etc whenever required.

The rooms were furnished in Thai style and lots of bathroom goodies were provided. The rooms were kept immaculate.

Dining was at the Betelnut restaurant in the hotel grounds near to the beach. Breakfast was superb, and the one main meal we ate there was also superb.

We found everyone of the hotel staff that we encountered during our stay to be very friendly, all knew what they were doing, and were happy to meet any reasonable requests from hotel guests. It was nice to be pampered.

But that is not all. Being where it is, it is not far to go to the many different restaurants and bars that Chaweng has to offer. We ate at a different restaurant each night. Nearby is a restaurant / bar called The Wave which we liked a lot. Wherever we went during the evening we always finished here before retiring to the hotel next door. The owner Pete is a great character, and he has some great staff. We went to their weekly quiz on Tuesday evening - a fun night that everyone in the place seemed to enjoy. The Wave also has a library of many hundreds (perhaps more than a thousand) books that can be hired - the hire fees go to support local animal charities. Pete can also arrange island tours providing a driver and car or minibus for four hours - price Baht 1,400 - go where you want and avoid some of the places that the organised and more expensive tours take you to. Pete will let you know some of these more interesting places.

We also went on a 4 x 4 tour around the island with Mr Ongs tours. More expensive that Pete's but they took us right over the top of the mountains and we stopped for lunch at a mountain top restaurant. Brilliant.

If we go to Samui again, we would definitely think about staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

Having trawled through many reviews for Chaweng properties, I came across Buri Rasa and thank goodness I did!!!! This hotel was first class in every way. Incredible rooms, impeccable service, great private beach, amazing restaurant (the breakfast alone was well worth getting up for), the highest standards I have ever come across from a hotel, and excellent value for money (I booked through hotelclub [via tripadvisor] and got my room for 4900 a night). I was on a romantic holiday with my partner but would definitely recommend this place for a honeymoon - it was so heavenly, we changed our plans to return there. I will be going back again and again!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

This is the most spectacular hotel on chaweng beach. An idylic little village right on the lively chaweng strip.

We had the garden court room with a dip pool. The room was artfully furnished with a canopy bed and all the modern amenities. The bathroom was huge with an old style thai fountain in it.

Open the glass sliding panels to the room and you are in the garden court. Lush vegetation abounds, a dip pool (which is also a jacuzzi) under a wooden canopy and a large day bed to tan or lounge on. The whole place is walled and gated for privacy.

Service is exemplary. From check in to check out and everything in between the staff make you feel right at home. First time ever that upon check in the staff did not ask for any deposit or credit card security.Staff at the poolside caters to your every whim and fancy, even running across the beach to procure fresh sliced pineapple or roasted corn. While lounging in the sun the staff brings you ice buckets for your individual drinks so that they remain chilled even under the smiling sun.

The award winning dining facilities are supplemented by a 24hour authentic thai diner, Ninja Crepes, just across the hotel.

The spa gives you five star services at a fifteen percent discount, simply because you are a guest at the hotel.

For me Koh Samui is the only place to be in Thailand and Buri Rasa is the only place to be in Koh Samui.

  • Stayed January 2010
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

I've been to the Buri Rasa Hotel twice already, once in March 2009 and now again over New Year's Eve 2009-2010. I returned to this place because it is one of the most relaxing and charming hotels I have ever seen - and I have been travelling to many places in the world.

Service at the Buri Rasa is outstanding. The reception staff was informed about my arrival and that I am a returning guest. Within a few hours, everybody (!) of the hotel staff greeted me by name and knew my preferences. Going to my room, the housekeeping staff put up a "Welcome Back" (plus my name) sign on my bed out of flowers.

Apart from the perfect service, it is a small and cosy place, wonderfully naturally designed, and at a perfect quiet location on busy Chaweng beach. The restaurant and breakfast area at the beach offer amazing views, and breakfast quality is outstanding. You can basically order what you like, and it is being made on the spot for you!

The hotel's spa offers good value and service but is usually very busy so be sure to book your treatment ahead!

Wi-Fi is available free of charge within the whole hotel area - including the beach - which was of great help as I am using skype on my iPhone!

Would I recommend this place? Yes, absolutely!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Buri Rasa Village Samui
Address: 11/2 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#1 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#2 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#2 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Business Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buri Rasa Village Samui 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning Buri Rasa Village located at the very center of Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui. Buri Rasa is an enchanting traditional southern Thai dwelling in a Garden of Eden. Echoes of halcyon days with once upon a time tales of aristocracy escaping to country or paradise island retreats with a full compliment of servants and services to meet their every need & requirement. ... more   less 
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