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A wonderful retreat in Ko Samui
We had a fantastic time at this place, and the room was truly of the most beautiful we've stayed in. There were colorful pillows, dark wood, netting over the bed. It was serene and lovely.
The food at the restaurant was tasty and we stuck to the Thai food b/c the Italian food was pricey.
The view from the restaurant and the pool was breathtaking and we took advantage of it by staying out there almost all day,sipping our coconut and mango shakes and relaxing.
The pool was small and the location of the hotel allows for beach access only for about half the day (due to the tides), but this place was ten times nicer than any of the places on Chawang Beach and it was worth it.
We would go back if we ever go back to Ko Samui.
The only thing I regret about the BHN Resort is that we only stayed there 2 nights.
The service starts with the incredibly courteous and friendly staff who greated us with flower garlands and much needed cold face towels. Please push the boat out and grab a bungalow. The standard of the room was superb with a calming oil burner setting the tone for our relaxing stay. The bugalows are set in lush tropical planting that provided a very secluded feel, despite the relatively close proximity of the path to the restaurant and other bungalows. Don't let this concern you, the walk to the excellent restaurant is spell binding, especially at night when the sound of the stream (full of koi carp)and tropical nights combine to create a magical experience.
We had a few meals at the restaurant "Olivios" which were always good. The breakfast buffet was probably one of the best that we had in Thailand.
The only minor point is the relatively cramped pool area, but we always managed to get sun beds during our stay.
Great little hideaway
This is a very pretty, tiny little resort. Based on the website, I had thought it would be much larger. It is well run, the staff is sensational, it is very clean, the restaurant, Olivio's is fantastic. We went to the spa on a number of occasions and had first rate massages and treatments. I would recommend this resort, but I myself wouldn't go back again. I found Chaweng to be too busy and crowded, it may have been nice 20 years ago, but it is growing too fast. While we were there, we also had some suits made at Moda Milano - great service and quality. The shopping in Chaweng is more expensive than Bangkok - so save your shopping dollars for the big city.
Perfect resort for our wedding day!
My husband and I had the MOST AMAZING time EVER at this resort! Our wedding day will be remembered forever thanks to the great location, accommodation, and the fabulous service we received from both the staff and friendly manager, Michael, who ensured the smaller details during our stay that made our time there more special. The resort is on the beach front at the more peaceful northern end of Chaweng Beach. The beach waters at this end, although shallower, was clearer and more blue as opposed to the browner coloured waters in the middle of Chaweng beach. The architecture throughout the resort was beautiful and typically Thai with lots of water features, thatched villas, and green tropical plants and trees everywhere! We stayed in the Executive Villa which was perfect! It was a very large villa with a King size bed, outdoor private jucuzzi, four poster bed, and air conditioning that worked a treat! At the beachfront, was an eternity pool which allowed you to rest or swim with a view of both the ocean's horizon and the translucent waters lapping on the beach! The restaurant at the resort, Olivio's, gave you this same view. The chef had a brilliant selection of delicious meals both thai and western. As for the staff, I can not begin to say enough about how helpful or happy or polite they were! We also used the spa treatments/thai or swedish massages on site which were fantastic too. As for the location, it was a 10min walk or cheap taxi into the main street where all the busy nightlife was. I can reccomend this resort strongly! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!
Fabulous hotel - can't wait to return!
When planning our hotel to Koh Samui, I did literally hours and hours of research on the internet, and it certainly paid off when I stumbled across this gem of a hotel.
I knew I wanted to be on Chaweng Beach is this is where most of the life is, but was worried it would be a bit too busy, so the fact the Baan Haad Ngam is at the north end is good, as it still is on the gorgeous beach but without being too crowded like it is further down nearer the town.
We booked a villa, and it is well worth paying for this. The apartments did look a little close together, although they looked nice, but the villas are something else! They are situated in what I can only describe as gorgeous 'rainforest' type surroundings with lots of wildlife and streams and lovely flowers and plants.
I requested a quiet one which seemed a good move as some are right near the pool.
The decor is modern and luxurious, and the bathroom is out of this world! It is a wet-room style and there is a jacuzzi bath where you can lie and stare at the stars through the ceiling window.
The number one thing which will stick in my mind about this hotel is the wonderful staff, who truly wait on you and attend to your every need.
The Italian restaurant Olivio's is also gorgeous - it is very romantic eating by candlelight overlooking the beach.
The hotel has a number of sunbeds on the beach as well as by the pool, and they will get more out if you ask them to. You can walk down the beach and get a drink or food at any of the other hotels, or the town is about 15 minutes stroll down the beach.
Taxis are available from the top of the hill, which are so cheap sometimes it is not worth walking! Make sure you barter hard though.
The cheapest way to stop in this hotel I think is to e-mail them and book it direct which we did and got 10 nights for the price of 7.
Koh Samui is fab - and I can't wait to return to this hotel.
The Thai Boxing is also superb, and the Reggae Pub is better than the Hot Mango, although that is eye-opening down there! And the restaurant Chez Andy's is great.
Outstanding Hotel - Ignore the Poor Reviews
Nothing against those who did not enjoy their stay here, but I cannot fathom not enjoying the Bann Haad Ngam. We spent a week at the resort and from the moment they picked us up at the airport to check-in, to the fruit basket to the restaurant, to the infinity pool....was simply fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone considering Ko Samui. Many of the resorts are in the busy part of Chaewang, but the Bann Haad Ngam is an escape for the crowds with easy access (by taxi or a quick walk) to all the shops, etc.
Well worth the price - just be sure to get a bugalow versus one of their normal rooms - they are individual rooms and are amazing!
Perfect, perfect, perfect...
We lived in Thailand for some time, and sampled some of its finest beaches and resorts. This was one of our two favorites.
It's perfectly located at the end of Samui's largest beach, and a quick ride from the town, but far enough away that you'd almost never know it's there if you don't leave the resort. At high tide, the water laps at the bottom of the stone steps from the resort to the beach. At low tide, a sandy flat runs almost 200m out into the sea. Walk and enjoy the sand. Drag a chair out into the shallow water and read a book at low tide. The beach curves off into the distance, where you can distantly make out the noisier resorts closer to town. The location is gorgeous.
It's a quiet boutique resort. There are no facilities for kids and they really don't fit in the quiet ambience. There's a decent but not great spa for massage, which is great if you don't want to go further than 50 yards from your bed and pool. (Otherwise, you'll get a cheaper better massage elsewhere.) It's smaller than the big Amari and other resorts, but much more relaxing and elegant, without being pretentious or very expensive.
The facilities range from merely very nice to fantastic. The unhappy reviewer stayed in a room. This is a mistake, and to be avoided if you can afford the few extra dollars. The rooms are clean and bright and decorated in elegant but simple 'Asia modern', but do unfortunately overlook the rooms in the other building. But the bungalows: the bungalows are private and airy and romantic. Huge, with individual porches, gigantic bathrooms, and unnecessary but atmospheric mosquito nets over the beautiful beds. The pictures on the website are dead-on.
The service is enthusiastic and helpful, if prone to some of the silly disorganization so common at even luxury accommodations in Thailand. They will provide everything you need while on Samui, if you ask clearly and are patient.
The restaurant makes very nice food, and is one of the best on the island, but the location overlooking the water is almost unbeaten on an island known for its wonderful views. The breeze rolls in off the water, and in some seasons (I forget which!) the lightning shows from offshore storms are spectacular.
This is a place for peace and tranquility. The pool, with a disappearing edge over the water, is for soaking, not lapping. And it's really best appreciated with your own bungalow down by the water. I'm not sure I've been more relaxed in my life than when I've stayed here. Enjoy.
We had a wonderful stay of just one night at the Baad Haad Ngam before heading over to Koh Phangan. The deluxe villa was exactly like the photos on the hotel website; spacious, well-appointed, and beautifully set in the grounds of the hotel. The bathroom and spa bath were wonderful, particularly following a long-flight.
The views over the bay are stunning from both the infinity pool (small but never crowded) and restaurant. We ate dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant and found the service was excellent and food superb. We found the staff warm, friendly and always willing to assist.
I wish we could have stayed for longer... highly recommended.
Wonderful place, recommended
We spent the first part of our honeymoon here, and it was a wonderful start. We stayed in the Deluxe Villas, and I would pay the extra to stay here rather then a Superior Room although they did look nice they weren't very private. The Deluxe Villa is set amongst thick green bushes and running water and is a real private & romantic oasis. Its so incredibly quiet here!
We ate all 4 nights at the hotel's restaurant - Olivios - it had the most sensational food & we are pretty fussy! - the Lobster Pasta is a must.
The pool is small but is set in such a stunning location. Its an infinity edge pool with the ocean right there. Because the hotel is only small in itself the pool was never overcrowded & there were always plenty of sunlounges. I know some of the bigger hotels have bigger pools but that doesn't mean you can get a free spot.
The staff are very sweet, and the whole place just has a lovely serenity to it. A very relaxing stay.
This is the first time I ve been writing a hotel review, but frankly this had to be done.
Having stayed at the Imperial and the Amari, we wanted to try something a bit more upmarket and were shown, at a higher cost, the Baan Haad.
What a mistake. The "superior" room was on the top floor of an ugly looking green building, with a view on the same looking building, close enough to see the details inside each of its rooms. The balconies are separated from each other by very little, preventing any type of privacy whatsoever. eventually, we ended up keeping the curtains closed throughout our stay.
The restaurant is just bout OK, and don't expect to swim much in the small pool.
If you want to enjoy your trip to Samui, avoid that one.