SALA Samui Resort And Spa
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After a rather entertaining last evening in Yangon (eating dinner to the sound of locals singing along to a country and western concert on TV), we headed off to Yangon International Airport to return to the most touristically* developed South East Asian country we have visited on this trip, Thailand.
Our hotel in Yangon had sent us off …
Boo! Last stop on our travels. We're here for the next 8 days. Sunday 19th. Here we are in Samui for our last week (boo!!) after an uneventful internal transfer from Chian Mai to Samui. Just had an early morning thunderstorm during breakfast - was great fun. Just off to look around the local village & see what's what as the sun is out again & …
Not much to say about Ko Samui. It was the first mission I actually did solo so I was kind of excited and happy to be alone. New York was a good travel buddy, but I could tell her heart and mind was in South America, as Thailand wasn't delivering like she had hoped. I told her the most energy she had was in Bangkok and she looked happy there's maybe she should go on an around the world protest tour, leaving Bangkok to Kiev and Syria to start. Collect whistles from civil unrest ...
... whiled away a bit of time on Sunday after Adri's Thai cooking lesson. We got there just after 10 and the place was bopping. I was expecting live music but we had the same line-up as Sunday, we learned that the man in the "London suit", also from Sunday doing the karaokewas called Ben Color. Tonight he had a similar cut suit on as Sunday, but with a different canvas. I use the ...
... of lady boys. Quiet night tonight so decided to have a cheap dinner and go to Tesco’s but that didn’t end up so cheap as we got 5 meals worth of food.
Back out scooting again this morning and first stop was for Sean to drop off his Harley, and what do you know hire it out again. Tried to go to a buffalo fight as well but apparently it isn’t the season for it, that isn’t good we are never in season. But it did give ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews SALA Samui Resort And Spa Ko Samui
We stayed at Sala Samui for 4 nights in early September and it was absolutely wonderful. We had a Sala pool villa with our own private pool, which is great if you want total privacy. It took a little getting used to using the toilet outside, but the outdoor bath and shower is a nice touch. We love the lightings in the villa (all of which can be manually controlled) as well as in the resort in general. Our room also has a stereo/cd/dvd player, and the reception has a generous list of dvd's which the guests can check out for free. There are also two computers with internet access that guests can use without charge.
Sala Samui (stayed for 5 nights in a Balcony Room)
We counted 10 large cockroaches in the dining area during course of our dinner! We dined at this hotel one evening as we had heard so much about the hotel and were intrigued to see what it was like. We were on our honey moon and we were staying at the tongsai bay (just around the corner). before we booked our honey moon we had been torn between tongsai bay and sala samui. I can tell u we made the right choice paying the small additional cost and staying at the tongsai. We did not notice the cockroaches at sala samui until one ran over my husband's foot - gross! After that we were looking at the deck floor in the dining room and we just kept seeing loads of roaches. Strangely enough no - one else really seemd to notice - apart from the last reviewer who also visited in August.
please take my advice and book this resort immediately! save yourself the hassle of looking around at where else you can stay. seriously, i am a total perfectionist, a serious travel planner who researches hotels in great detail before deciding where to go. i spent weeks looking at the hotels/resorts samui had to offer and ultimately chose the sala samui. thank goodness i did! i was torn between tongsai bay and the sala but i made the right choice....
what can i say about sala samui only excellent. all ones expectations will be exceeded. myself and my new bride spent the first 3 days of our honeymoon there in early july. from the moment we were greeted at the airport to the day we checked out everything was sheer class. when we checked in we were greeted with a bouquet of flowers and smiling faces all around. we stayed in a sala pool villa which i expected to be nice and private - was not disappointed. the rooms are immaculate and the pool is the real icing on top. idea of outside bathroom i thought strange at first but loved it. the staff are so friendly - just like all thai's. we ate in the restaurant twice - both very good. the real treat for us was a half day in the mandara spa - absolute paradise. for someone who does not go to spas regulary this was an amazing experience. i am assured for the treatments on offer it represents good value.
The hotel is amazing! We stayed here for 5 days in the middle of May and really enjoyed ourselves. We had a Sala Pool Villa and it was well worth the money for your own garden and pool! It is expensive but we have stayed at cheaper places in Thailand and you get what you pay for. The hotel is so quiet but it is only 10 mins to Cheweng. The beach is perfect, the service is good but a bit slow, the reception staff are helpful and we took advantage of their taxi service. They could do with more fans in the restaurants and some protection against the flies and mosquitos while you are eating. The portions could also do with being a bit bigger. The spa was expensive compared to other spas in the area and the treatments were not any better. However I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a quiet and luxurious holiday at a brand new hotel!
Before I went to Thailand I spent ages on this site and the forums reading all the reviews and discussions and so I thought I should post one of my own.
what a fantastic place. it is new clean in a quite location yet not too far from chaweng. the food is simply out of this world. and has a wine cellar, what more can i say. great staff they just cant do enough for you. the pools are a work of art. most the time we had the two pools to ourseves. the mini bar is cheap in the room, there is also a dvd player, so buy some in bangkok to watch if you cant sleep. having met people and seen their hotel you realised how amazing the sala was. the spa was good expensive for thailand but same price as uk.
i would recomand it to anyone, i will be back next year for my honeymoon!!
Stayed at the Sala Samui Jan/Feb 2005
We have originally reserved Sala Samui resort for our December vacation. Upon arrival in mid-December the property was not finalized. Not only the spa but the territory of the resort as well. The workers were everywhere....The entrance therefore made a very strange impression....