InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
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I stuck it out, trained and tamed my brain to a new level of thinking and detoxified away from alcohol for nearly 1 month yet I still feel like I came out a loser.
During a 1 month long, intensive and hardcore 200 hour Yoga certification course, I push and gave my all to something that most people are scared to dedicate themselves to. Many …
On saturday/Sunday we had our very very long journey down to the islands. I don't actually mind the travelling but it wasn't great this time. I got my first bug and was sick on the coach and almost fainted at the services :( but on the bright side I still slept pretty much the whole of the 20 hour coach/boat journey and got lots of compliments on my accuracy and attractive throwing up skills! We couldn't believe it when we arrived in Koh Samui, it was the most beautiful ...
... parts and to make matters worse it started to rain ! I suggested we stop and let the men share the inside but the driver insisted it was only 'a little bit' and we would be at the resort in another 10 minutes anyway.....I did have bit of a chuckle to myself at that point.... Home for the next few days is the Dreamland resort. Our room is a lovely little bungalow in beautiful tropical gardens with our own front porch ...
... the mainland instead of the 7am. We arrived on the mainland at nearly 1pm and began our drive down to Hat Yai. Google maps had suggested a route which took us down the coast. However the road signs weren't too great and we weren't sure we were heading in the right direction; we bought a map to check! We were going the right way. The road down the coast was a nice drive. We had glimpses of the sea through the palm trees and we also caught sight of ...
... of a task with 8 very hung-over people. We finally got it together and headed out to get some breakfast? On the way Jess just couldn't go any further and had to go back to bed, and then we were 7. We had breakfast which took ages to come (they were on Thai-time). After breakfast Pete declared "I just can't" and he went back to bed, and then we were 6. We managed to jump in a songthaew and headed to Phaeng to climb Khao Ra (mountain). We agreed to our taxi man ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
The hotel was everything we expected and more. Stunning location, beautiful rooms and great service. We had a deluxe ocean front room and liked it very much as it was central to everything. We had some stormy weather in the first week so it was useful to be able to use the infinity pool and run for cover in our room. The second week we had consistently sunny weather and saw the beauty of the villas - although some did not have a sea view so I guess that's luck of the draw. We might try one next time. At any other resort we would normally have a beach villa, but here they seemed rather isolated from the main part of the hotel. One thing that was not clear from any literature that we saw was that there is a road between the main part of the hotel and the beach area.
My wife and I stayed here to attend a family wedding. From the moment we arrived late Sunday night, it was overwhelming.
My husband and I stayed here for 1 week in September 2003. A while ago I know but I am new to Tripadvisor.
My boyfriend and I took our first trip to Thailand and we can't say enough about how great our stay in Ko Samui was..the Le Meridien was top notch the staff was wonderful and the hotel did a fantastic job at creating a relaxing and luxurious envirnoment. We would definitely go back and next time we'll stay longer...one week was just not enough. Thanks to all who made our travel from the United States so memorable!
Everybody smiles in Thailand and this hotel is no excemption. The staff must be the most welcoming I have come across.
Stayed here for six nights in January 2005, we were originally booked into deluxe rooms in the main hotel which were very good but after exploring the hotel decided to upgrade to a two bedroom beachfront villa (No 501 - Khon Din). The beach villas are split into two buildings with bedrooms separated by an open terrace area, a separate sitting room with kitchen and toilet. Both areas are extreamly well furnished and a step from the beach. Fabulous views of the sunset from loungers and open air eating area. The beach villas are a short hop on an efficient private golf cart service from the main hotel. The beach was pretty but a little rocky. Another nice touch was the fragrance menus in the bedrooms.
The welcome was exactly what you would expect from a hotel of this quality and we were given coconut milk whilst told to relax during check-in as they did it all for us.
We really enjoyed our time here. From the moment we turned up and were so warmly greeted to the moment we left were it felt like the entire hotel staff came to say goodbye !
On our family holiday we spent three nights in Le Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam. At the end of the day, the hotel lacked the five-star status of most Royal Meridiens, but it had as much to do with the lack of updating as well as insect-control.
We were so disappointed with this hotel. The room was fine and had all the usual equipment for a 5 star, but the food was dull and for a hotel of this size it seemed such a limited choice. There was however an excellant Thai resturant.
Our main complaint was the famous swimming pool which would have been lovely had it not been plagued by large black birds. They dived at you while you ate and landed on you whilst you tried to sunbath. Things got so bad that the hotel took to firing at them with a catapult, which caused further distress to the guests.
The hotel is much larger than you think and it feels like you are staying on a large housing estate. It's sister hotel in Phuket however, is fantastic.