Muang Samui Spa Resort
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We had a lovely relaxing time in Samui with Nik's Mum and Dad! Stayed in a beautiful hotel right on Chaweng Beach with its white sand and warm aquamarine water. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, our 6 days were filled with delicious food under a full moon, massages, pedicures and facials, a little shopping and a Thai cooking class. Minal and I …
Flew into ko samui which is a lovely place if the weather wasnt so ****. I ended up booking a nice spa resort ahd the best massage ever and had the spa to myself. Just a few honeymoon couples around problem was it chucked down all day every day and the roads turned to rivers. When it rains it pours and despite being in the best hotel the water was …
... written reply in English, not just shrugging me off as I presumed. They actually went and got more details as the coach was subcontracted out, as of now (Monday) I'm up to them happy to get the driver and the baggage guy in a meeting, which shall be fun as its my word against his, his job being on the line I presume not just our things! But after picking at their words in the email they have technically admitted to knowing this has happened before - to me that is more ...
... back in the UK and not here to show us around or even available to give some tips from afar, after arriving to the touts at the ferry terminal on Koh Samui, we headed to a hotel in Hat Bang Rak, better known as Big Buddha Beach. It turns out we have a pool which is a complete luxury for 490 baht (£11/US$17) a night! The only downside is the morning wake up, as a 737 abruptly knocks you from your slumber. The airport is less than a kilometre away and a large ...
Oh ko phangan, what am I going to do with you? I will never look at a full moon the same again, I'll always just be thinking about the pure madness that is occurring on this island. The night starts down at the pool with everyone getting painted in neon colors. Rachel and I find some guys who are willing to paint us...should have thought that through seeing as I had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Muang Samui Spa Resort Bophut
This is an excellent resort hotel with superb rooms. Here are my pros and cons and some suggestions:
My husband and I stayed at the Muang Samui for almost two weeks. We had a fabulous time from the moment we arrived where we were met with pinapple juice and refreshing, scented hand towels; to check out, where we were once again treated to refreshments.
Muang Samui is located in north - central Chaweng, but way too close to the action to our taste. That means as as soon as you get out of the hotel, you find a girlie bar on your right - this is not what my boy-friend and I expected ! The hotel has only a not very wide strip of land between the beach road and the beach, so there is only a medium size swimming-pool (with only 16 sundecks for 53 rooms) and no real garden (though they made the place as leafy and lush as possible). The beach is rather ugly just in front of the hotel, with shallow waters and a strip of rock just in front. And a hawker every 30 seconds.
This resort hotel is simply gorgeous. Modern Thai design, influnced by colonial style building with lots of attention to detail and comfort. The rooms are large and well appointed, with guilded timber paneling, stone benchtops with ceramic basin, and private sala-balcony looking out into the garden. A small army of gardeners keep the grounds looking superb. The maid will let you sleep-in and change your room whenever it suits you. The pool is good, large with spa jets and strong waterfall, and separate children's pool. There is massage on the beach; have at least one, Thai massage is just the best. We didnt try the day Spa, but it did look inviting.
We stayed at Muang Samui Spa Resort for 8 nights this July. It was an excellent resort - the rooms are large with jacuzzi and shower and exceedingly clean. Direct access to the beach from the lovely pool area, good restaurant and walking distance to all the bars. We would definately stay there again - hopefully soon!!
Based on some very good site reveiws we booked a week at the Muang Samui (Self Rated 5 star) from the 4th to 11th July 2005, but lasted two days only before having to change hotels. We booked one of their Royal Suite which was elegantly furnished and spacious (106 square meters). Unfortunately for us Suite 3002 on the 3rd floor left hand side of the building near to Chaweng Road was ununhabitable from early evening to around 3 am in the morning due to the music and noise from 2 girlie bars directly adjacent to the hotel. On advising the front desk they offered to move us futher down the building on the opposite side of the Hotel, to an equivilent suite, but on the following day as nothing else was available.We accepted and based on this we spent a further sleepless night, only to find the following morning the offer withdrawn for the alternative suite. We found out someone else had been more forceful than us wth a similar problem. we asked to speak with the Hotel Manager but was advised there was no one in this position at this time. We did manage to speak eventually to a visiting Deputy Managing Director of the Hotel,s owning company, who could not help. It was an attitude of take it or leave it. A very unprofessional attitude in our opinion. We were to find out from the front desk that the noise has been an ongoing problem since the Hotel opened and there is nothing they can do about it. They advised that many clients complain. Our recommendation if you want a quiet night don,t stay here unless your travel agent can guarantee you a room near the beach, definately avoid the left hand side of the hotel near Chaweng Road. It is a great shame as the hotel has a very good restuarant (excellent Thai food) a great pool and general hotel staff, pity about the management. In this case it must be "Caveat Emptor" (Buyer Beware)
Fab - great even with 2 year old
This is a truly fantastic hotel. we stayed for 4 nights and are about to go back for 3 more and try out the presidential suites. this hotel really pays attention to detail and they made us very welcome - if you are travelling with young children they have great cots and the pool is great for any age - it is a lovely adult feel hotel - would be great for honeymoon too but Children are also very welcome. I would recommend this hotel to everyone I know who is coming to Thailand. Nice Dressing gowns and slippers, spa bath with flowers in on arrival a complementry box with shampoo, etc in for you to take home plus restocked in your room every day - even room service was cheap and delic. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. I'll be trying the spa when I get back there,
Absolutely the best hotel in Koh Samui
Everything about this hotel is perfect from beginning to end! Our rooms were the best i've stayed at while in Thailand (and i stayed at 5 different hotels!)
You can walk to the semi-private beach without leaving the hotel! You get a giant jacuzzi bath as well as the most relaxing shower ever. The staff were absolutely fantastic and the whole ambience is great.
It is a bit on the expensive side but you get a lot more than what you pay for.
It is a great place to relax and is only about a 5 minute walk from all the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach Road.
I wish i stayed here forever!
Absoluetly fantastic accomodations - very pretty, beautiful decor, comfortable, luxurious.
Perfect resort - Muang Samui Spa Resort!
This gorgeous boutique resort on the beach in Chaweng is a delight to stay in. Stylish rooms, beautiful landscaping, a heavenly day spa and pool all combine to make it a slice of heaven in busy Chaweng. The bathroom is spacious and fabulous - it's like your very own day spa! Do yourself a favour and stay here for a touch of Thai hospitality and style.