Imperial Boat House Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Choeng Mon
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. ...
... cans of coke are accepted which is quite funny to see.
Another day we walked about 5 km from the hotel to Chaweng, the Benidorm of Koh Samui. The beach although very busy is stunning. The most beautiful white soft sand and blue, blue water. The photos look as if the beach is deserted, but is just clever photography. We stayed on and had a very nice Thai meal in a local restaurant and got one of the shared taxis back to the ...
... So much attention to detail. We had another early bedtime due to the 05.30 start for the trip to the Thai Island Ko Samui today. We were pretty sad to leave Cambodia. Siem Reap has been our favourite place so far. The country is a mixture of beauty and of sadness, which I feel we have seen in our 5 days there. It's been a real ...
... Thai woman covered in tattoos, came whizzing to our attention. She said "do you have a reservation" I did but it wasn't a formal reservation from Hostelworld it was an email from the owner saying he had reserved beds for us. After showing her this email the next thing she said was "okay, Sorry the hostel isn't finished, the rooms are ****, but cheap rates, come see" As soon as she said this, I wasn't even bothered at the state the ...
... So on my way I went, to meet him at his place. From my hostel to his place should of only taken me 20 minutes or so, but somehow it took me just shy of an hour. I knew what road he was staying on and the name of his resort, bit I just couldn't find it for the life of me. Stopping and asking local Thai people was a mistake too, because they could not understand a word I was saying. Finally seeing the small hotel sign I was on the right track. Rallying up the dirt path, I ...
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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.