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We woke early for Mel and late for Mick and went to breakfast - goodness gracious what a spread!! I know you haven't come here to hear what we ate, but damn they had options galore!!! We fronted up with our shovel and pails, and only needed 2 meals a day due to breakfast being so very substantial.
We happened to be in the area for the …
Our honeymoon story begins at about midnight before our flight as our newly minted jacket and dress were delivered to the hotel one at a time. Surly-and-underdressed-Mick was responsible for greeting (scaring) the poor bellboy, however after an impromptu midnight fashion parade we can report that discount Bangkok tailors have been much maligned... …
Blog 2 16th April 2011
Well we have just left our week of indulgence, strapped on our back packs and are currently sitting on the worlds hottest ferry headed for Koh Tao, the sleepiest of the three Gulf Coast Islands famed for its diving and snorkeling. We decided to opt out of the Full Moon Party of Koh Pha-Ngan, whilst we were confident …
... It was relaxing way to start the day. We anchored just off one of the islands and were put into pairs for the Kayaking. I paired off with Megan and the three stooges got into a three man kayak. We had an Italian tour guide who kept us in check on our row round the island. His knowledge of geography was pretty good, he explained how the rock formations were formed and talked us through the layers within the limestone. He was also very informative on the subject of animals and ...
Today we had a good day trip out in a small group of 6. Our mode of transport was an air conditioned mini bus which is pretty much what all the tours are on! Either that or an open top jeep which we would of found way too hot! The only downfall was that the suspension had gone and as the Thai culture is 'don't fix it till it's completely fallen off' we ended up with lumps on our head like ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Six Senses Samui Bophut
We stayed for a week at the hotel in June on our honeymoon and had a great time, having arrived for a six night stay in the Evasson in Hua Hin (which is fantastic!).
We stayed at the Sila Evasons Hideaway Spa for 3 days and 2 nights. After Koh Samui and Sila Evason were selected, we started checking out the reviews. Upon reading the "not so favourable reviews", we got worried.
We stayed at the Sila Evason for 8 nights this month. We were apprehensive having read the reviews on this website!
We stayed at the Evason in the first days of January 2005 - we had booked for 14 nights (pool villa) and left 10 days early - paying more to get into the Tongsai Bay (a real 5+ start resort). I was deeply disappointed and agree with the points made by other similarly disappointed guests - basically the facilities were just about 5 start (if you ignore the pitiful beach) but the rest was completely "Marx Brothers" - for well in excess of GBP 300 a night Evason should be ashamed. Below is the letter I sent to the GM the day after we left....we did get a 'phone call after we left, but nothing else.
We stayed here for 8 nights in May 2005 and were delighted by this fabulous hotel.
My husband and I and a couple of friends stayed at the Evason for 10 days, arriving on 10 February. The resort is beautiful in a very rustic sort of way, all the staff were very attentive - especially our butler, Gigg, who worked very hard for us and made our holiday that bit more special. We didn't have a pool villa but were glad we hadn't paid the extra for one as the infinity pool was just so spectacular. We didn't have any problems whatsoever with mosquitoes. We did use insect repellant and lit all the coils, etc. every night. We even spent several evenings down on our deck, playing cards with a few drinks and then having a late dinner delivered - no mosquitoes to be seen.
I was shocked to read the long and clearly very disappointed review on the Sila Evason in Samui. We stayed there for a week around the 10th January 2005 in a pool villa and had a truely amazing week.
We recently spent nine nights at this resort and were expecting it to be wonderful, but were somewhat disapointed!
(I would have rated this resort 3 1/2 stars if I had the choice). I felt compelled to write a review after reading the previouly-posted report, as I would not want others to be completely turned off by one negative review. We stayed at the Sila Evason in January of 2005. In short, we felt that our room (a pool villa) was spectacular, but that the service left something to be desired. Because we happen not to care much about service issues (and would, for example, simply laugh and shake our heads when having problems with our food order), we had an enjoyable stay overall - the beauty of the room and the surroundings definitely outweighed the other issues. Those who place a lot of emphasis on hotel services may feel differently. I would note that, although we felt that we had a decent amount of privacy in our room, we did comment while we were walking around the resort that a lot of the rooms seemed to be much less private. Room selection, therefore, appears to be important. We were not particularly impressed with the food (and were bothered by the flies swarming over the breakfast buffet), and did note much more of a mosquito problem than at the other hotel we stayed at Koh Samui. That being said, the rooms are absolutely beautiful and have stunning views, and that factor alone caused us to have a fabulous stay.