Travel Blogs from Bophut
We have awoken to little birds chirping and the sound of the ocean. We stepped out onto our little balcony and took in the sights. Since we arrived very late at night and in the middle of a monsoon we didn't get to see much of the hotel or the ocean view. I was loving it in two seconds flat. We were steps from the ocean and there is a beautiful …
Wright_logan8 stayed here on Oct 27, 2011 during their trip titled: Wright_logan8's Great Adventure.
We purposefully wanted our last destination in South East Asia to be quieter and less manic than the rest of our trip - to allow us time to reflect on all we had experienced and soak up every memory of our time in the region. Koh Samui was the place to do this where we spent ten glorious days in Bophut village on the north coast of the island. If …
Arrived in Koh Samui 3 days ago and have spent our whole time so far led out in the sun. Very beautiful place, its so quiet and out of season that theres not many tourists around in the small village where were staying.
we have plans to go and watch some Thai Boxing, to visit Ko Phangan and maybe some Elephant trekking before we leave next …
So sorry, it's been awhile since the last update. 12 days to be exact, we've actually found it pretty difficult to find an Internet connection that would allow us to upload pictures, and we're hoping this one will work. What have we been up to since the last post?? Where to start... After Hanoi we arrived in Bangkok and were treated to an …
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My boyfriend and chose this hotel at the last minute as we were travelling around Thailand. We arrived at the airport around 9pm and we were picked up by the hotel owners son, Michael. He offered to drive us through The Fisherman's Village and pointed out good places to eat and shop. When we arrived at the hotel the owner, Robin, offered us both a drink and a place to sit and rest for a minute before heading to our room. We were staying in one of their bungalow's and loved it. The service was amazing and the food is to die for. Their cook is amazing and they have a ton of breakfast options with fresh fruit, cereal, and juice every morning. Orr was our favourite employee at the hotel. He made everyday light and happy and he was always there to greet you and make your day special. He also makes a mean mai tai! He is the night desk watch, he picks up people at the airport and he is the bartender. He definitely made our trip and I suggest he get a raise! =) All in all our stay was amazing we even added on two extra nights because we loved it so much. Our last night was made special by Orr as he let us light lucky lanterns to release into the night sky. I will definitely stay here again!
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This has undoubtably been one of the best hotels we've stayed in. The service was superb and included a complementary pick up/drop off service, a tour around Fishermans' Village and welcome drinks. The view from our room and the outside dinning area was fantastic; the food was good value-for-money and delcious; the location was perfect. If we ever return to Ko Samui, we would definitely book at The Waterfront again.
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Unser Urlaub im Waterfront übertraf unsere Erwartungen. Die Lage ist in idealer Nähe von Läden, Restaurants aller Preisgruppen und jetzt auch noch dem neuen Yogastudio um die Ecke. Wir sind schon viel in Thailand gereist und wenn wir wieder in Samui sind, wird die Waterfront unser Hauptquartier sein. Wir bevorzugen kleine Urlaubsorte im Boutiquestil, und Waterfront ist eine weitere Bestätigung dafür. Dank an Robin und Sue für ihre warme Gastfreundlichkeit und dass sie den Lieblingshut meiner Frau wiedergefunden haben.
The perfect retreat!
What a hotel! The easiest way to express my feelings is to say that I booked my next stay at the waterfront less that half way through the holiday. The staff and acommodations are friendly and superb and all the little extras really made the difference. PERFECT!
We stayed at The Waterfront for 6 nights in January 2007 and loved it!
There are so many good things you can say about this hotel. The owners Robin and Sue treat you as if you are one of the family. They meet you at the airport (we arrived three hours early but they were there in no time to pick us up) and made us feel at home straight away. Our room was excellent and very clean as was the rest of the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for Sue and Robin or for that matter any of the staff, whatever your rquest was if they could sort it out, it was done in no time. They attempted to make your stay as nice as possible. On arrival they would introduce other guests to you and knew everyone by name. Everything about our stay was brilliant and unbelieveable for the price. We will be going again and would recommend it to anyone wanting an enjoyable stay in the nicest part of the island. Situated right on the beach at Bo Phut.
Choose this hotel(I have 5 times) AR Scotland
For those of you who want to know about The Waterfront's ample facilities I'll let you read some other reviews. I would like to tell you about its wonderful staff and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel is owned by Robin and Sue, the latter being a former British Airways hostess who makes the service feel like that of a BA 747 1st class cabin. Her attention to detail is second to none and all the Thai staff are so happy and welcoming it makes The Waterfront a joyful place to stay. If you are thinking of spending 1,500 baht a night spend the extra to stay there, likewise if you are thinking of spending 7,000 a night don't bother you will get everything you want at The Waterfront including fresh orchids on your bed in the morning and egg soldiers for breakfast too.
What a lovely welcoming family run hotel! We stayed here for 7 nights in late October,and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Have just come back from 11 nights here and recommend this Hotel. The Hotel is run by Robin, Sue and their son Michael, who speaks fluent Thai. They employ 13 Thai staff who will pamper you almost as much as they pamper Leo, the owner's miniature Yorkshire terrier. Michael picked us up at the airport and took us for a familiarisation tour round the village. The rooms are of reasonable size and immaculate with a good sized shower room. The A.C. was effective and the room had a well stocked fridge. Beach towels are provided, so are umbrellas and adapters. The 15 rooms are set in a horseshoe configuration all facing the pool, the well kept gardens and the sea. There are plenty of beach and pool loungers and these are of luxury quality. A good breakfast was provided with plenty of choice. The pool bar is available 24 hours and drink prices are reasonable. There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The Beach here is very scenic and we swam safely from outside the Hotel. However Bo Phut, also known as Fishermans village, is not the best beach on the Island and for spending the day on the beach we chose to hop on a bus, Choeng Mon beach being our favourite. We also hired a jeep from reception at 800 Baht (£12) per day. This is a very peaceful location. There is no music played at the bar and usually in the evening there were only one or two people at the bar.
Stayed here originally for 2 nights and after the second we asked for one more and then just before we checked out we asked for one more night, thats how much we enjoyed staying here,it was so accessible to the rest of the island and while you can enjoy the wild nightlife in Chaweng or lamai, or simply a walk around big buddha, this is a great place to base yourself, the proprietors Robin and Sue are so welcoming, it was like going to a relations house on holiday. They are so friendly and knowledgeable about the area and are always willing to give advice on travel or areas, one thing i really liked about the service was that there was basically a village review of places to eat or drink or even good clothes shops in the area in a booklet in the room and they even mention them by the shop owners first name, this gives a real village feel to it ,its ironic as the word "BO PHUT" translates from thai to "FISHERMANS VILLAGE" .Excellent resort and cheap for the standard of accomodation, definetely will be back. Best restaurant around is "THE SHACK" 2 minutes from this place.
The Waterfront is lovely - fantastic setting, wondeful hosts, all the touches of a 5 star resort minus the costs ! Sad to recommend - as I may not be able to stay there next time as it may be booked out already !!! Close to the nightlife/shopping of Chaweng if you really want it . Very highly recommended.