Imperial Boat House Beach Resort
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Today was our last day of our holiday before starting our journey home,tomorrow. We had a lazy morning but I managed to squeeze in a pedicure and manicure before lunch. We had lunch with Paul and Rob at Honey Bee Restaurant. We then hired a jet ski and went out into the ocean. This was so much fun. I lost my new Billabong ...
We were a bit slow to rise this morning and decided to try and sort out our suitcases first thing. With all the shopping, we had to balance out the load between the suitcases and another overnight bag that we had to buy. We were allowed 30kg each and just came under it lol! After breakfast, Deb headed off to the Main Street for a pedicure and manicure and Mark needed to catch up on some work emails. Paul and I headed down to the beach for our last massage. She used chilled aloe ...
We were up early and all packed up as we were flying to Koh Samui this morning. Nick arrived at 8:20 to transport us to the airport. After checking in we waited in the Bangkok airways lounge, using their free wi-fi, tea/coffee and snacks. Our flight left Phuket at 11:20 and arrived in Koh Samui at 12:30 where we were greeted by a courtesy bus from the resort to transfer us. While waiting for our rooms to be ready, we had welcome drinks and ...
We hired a moped from the travel agent at the top today. A much better bike and we got helmets and it was cheaper win win situation!! We headed up to the north of the island starting with the big Buddha we then visited a very unusual temple just around the corner. In the afternoon we headed down to chaweng beach which thank goodness we didn't stay there. It was absolutely rammed and party party all day and night by the looks of it. Horrible place. ...
... hall to see if we could spot them. We found mum and all the rest of the puppies sitting in the shade under the hall. As soon as mum spotted us she started barking so we left as we didn't want to spook her and scatter the puppies. We went back to the hut then went for breakfast. It was a cloudy windy day and the waves where big so after breakfast we went back to the hut as we didn't really feel like sitting on the beach. I went to the den but couldn't see the puppy out side so I guessed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Imperial Boat House Beach Resort Choeng Mon
We stayed at The Boat House in Set 2004 and thought I would just share our view of staying on one of the rice barges.
A lovely hotel on a quiet beach. We stayed in a standard room rather than the Boat House suites, but it was extremely clean, and quite large with enough room for a table & 2 chairs. A large balcony overlooking the gardens and one of the two swimming pools.
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Yes the the restaurant is expensive but you don't have to eat there! There are plenty of cheap places along the beach to eat at. I came back from my second stay at The Boathouse last week-unfortunately my hubby was ill (not from food at the hotel) and was in hospital for 4 days. My children had to fly home unacompannied whilst I stayed at the hotel alone.The staff at the hotel, especially Celine, were extemely helpful and understanding, helping me with lifts to the hospital, faxes to insurance companies etc. I am going back next month with my sister and can't wait to stay there again.
You're in the right place because Choeng Mon is without a doubt the nicest beach near Chaweng. But this place is a big rip-off compared to other places on Choeng Mon beach. Run, don't walk, from the thai buffet that they serve by the beach. There are 3 restaraunts right next door that will serve you a nice traditional dinner on the beach in candle-light for about $5(US) per person.
A better place to stay is Samui Honey, which is on the beach about 100 yards down from Boat House. I found a two bedroom, two bathroom suite with outdoor bath for less than $100(US), including breakfast. I had a hard time leaving.
Great and relaxing place
Stayed here in Jan 2004 (12 days + 3 days in Bangkok).
You can expect:
- great service
- clean rooms (we stayed in Poolside Terrace Room - new furniture, nice terrace and view on the park) - recommend it!
- average food
- two very nice pools
- average beach (hotel does not have own beach, it's shared with few hotels in the bay)
Otherwise we loved Koh Samui, it's peaceful, safe, cheap and very nice place to spend week or two.
- Rent a bike and travel around the island, cost is 5-7$ per day
- Try Zicos (Brazilian restaurant) in Chaweng
Just arrived back from Koh samui where we stayed at the Imperial Boat House. Had a Premier room which overlooked the gorgeous gardens and boat suites. I can definately recommend upgrading the standard room type to a Premier room-they're decorated in thai contemporary design with lots of dark wood and the space is utilised with unusual furniture. Theres a deep bathtub beside an internal window which looks out into the room (so you can watch tv as you soak!) plus a good power shower in a separate cubicle. the balcony on this room type has sunloungers (though theres no sun on your balcony!) so its nice to relax with a drink as the sun goes down.
Cool place..loved it
great place to stay, we went in nov probably not the best time to go as it rains a bit. the staff our great, excellent massages on the beach. would definetly go again if the world wasnt such a big place. excellent nightlife in the centre (clubs and bars).
Stayed in one of the boat suites in October. It was a novelty. Chaweng was pretty chaotic at times and it was nice to come back to the Imperial for some peace and quite. Only complaint was that there was no courtesy bus down to Chaweng at night unless you ate dinner at the hotel which was quite expensive. So taxis to and fro every night
Highly recommeded. Check out the lady boys club in Chaweng, it was a great night
Stayed here in Sept of 2004 for a week after searching for hotels and booking this as a last resort, so was a little worried when arriving.
Stayed here three years a go so this may be a bit out of date. Superb hotel, staff, food and rooms all excellent. Set on a relatively quiet beach with access direct from the hotel grounds. The madness of chaweng beach is only 5-10 minutes down the road by tuk-tuk if you want bars, clubs etc. Had dinner at Poppies hotel (where Kylie eats apparantly) and that was a real treat. Boathouse definetly feels more exclusive than a lot of other hotels and when dropped off in a shared tuk-tuk you certainly got envious looks from your fellow passengers. In contrast stayed in Phuket this year and was very disappointed.