Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel
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It is unbelievable that this is the last day of our big adventure... Time flies when you're having fun and it surely has.
We flew from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui just over a week ago and checked into our hotel on the top north-east of the island for some serious ' …
... After waiting all morning an the cleaner saying the office opens at 10, he kept claiming "one hour" after every hour. In the end it was 3pm and we got sick so we went to the other hotel they own and got it sorted so we moved around the corner. It's not as loud but still hear it. China was bad for three days so we just stayed in the hotel so she could recover. It was boring but it had to be done, as she couldn't trust leaving and taking a risk haha it killed me sunbathing every ...
We emailed Mike our resignation on 24th December and he replied 25th saying: It saddens me greatly to hear of your decision and I will reply in more detail when I have had time to digest the content of your letter. I obviously need to do a great deal thinking both about your comments and about the future of Koh Phangan Pavilions.
We are still waiting for his more detailed reply.
We've continued to work and have built ...
... surprised at how clear it was. I could clearly see large fish bathing in the shallows. We took a few snaps before taking the stairs back over to the beach on the other side of the cliffs. We were ushered on to smaller boats which would take us to the bigger one again. Once we were back on the big boat we were served a lovely Thai curry and large helping of rice. The boat chugged along to our next destination whilst we ate. We conveniently finished our lunch just as we anchored ...
... needed to be replaced, bought gas bottles for the apartments and picked up some drawers that Mike had ordered. We got back and found them jet washing again. You'd think if he was so desperate to get the final apartment finished he'd be in there finishing it, but he wasn't. He did say to us once that he'll roll up his sleeves and clean if need be but we've not seen any evidence of this.
Eventually at about 3pm we started work on the final apartment ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel Bophut
We stayed here last year and are wishing we were there right now! The food, location, rooms and spa were amazing. The Spa was nicer than any of the top spas in London, you felt relaxed just walking into the entrance.
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Tongsai in March. From the moment we arrived at the property, we were thoroughly impressed -- that is: when we weren't too relaxed to care. When compared with other destinations in Southeast Asia, the island of Ko Samui is hardly tranquil. I don't know that I would return to Ko Samui if it weren't for Tongsai Bay. However, once inside its boundaries...all descriptions must be localized to the resort itself in order to do justice to the experience there.
This was our first trip to Thailand and to the Tongsai Bay. We have travelled to many places but this is probably one of the best hotels that we have ever stayed in. The sea view cottage suite was excellent and was well worth spending a little more to get the sea view. We had an outside bath on our balcony, it was fantastic bathing whilst looking out over the sea as the sun sets drinking a glass of wine !! although there was a shower and a bath inside we didn't use them once. The hotel setting is superb with many suites located high on the hill side and with golf buggies to get around in we hardly walked anywhere. The food at the hotel is superb we we most impressed that everything was cooked fresh, even the breakfast no matter what you ordered waffles, bacon, rice etc.. However, the one thing that makes this hotel stand our more than others is the high quality of the staff, they couldn't do enough for you and everyone was professional but friendly. We tried to learn a new Thai phrase each day and this helped us form a brilliant relationship with the staff during our stay.
Lovely Friendly Hotel - for children also
After having read some reviews I was slightly dubious as to whether this hotel would be suitable for a family so I emailed the hotel directly - their response was that even though they don't have kids clubs etc children are more than welcome - and this was the case. The hotel is itself a little oasis of calm away for the hustle and bustle of Ko Samui itself. We booked a cottage suite which was fantastic and plenty big enough for the four of us. The hotel has 2 pools, one of which is for adults only and there is one restaurant that is for adults only - a good idea for those without children without reducing the enjoyment for thoses that have them. All in all a fantastic hotel - looking forward to returning one day.
My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights costing around US$1900 with meals, etc. A nice place - the people are well trained, the rooms are clean and the environment is nice.
This is a truly relaxing place to stay. Very poular with Honeymoon couples and very few childeren if that's a factor for your enjoyment.
We have been to Tongsai Bay twice, first for our honeymoon in Oct 02, and then for our wedding anniversary in Oct 04 when we initially booked to stay at a hotel in another part of Thailand, but got ourselves transferred back to Tongsai as we were so unhappy with our initial choice.
We have been to Tongsai twice now and returned in March 04 for our honeymoon. I can honestly say that this is the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
I just had to write and tell everyone about a little place of heaven. We have been to Tongsai twice now, and both times have come away feeling blessed by this wonderful place. It is actually hard to explain what makes this place so unlike anywhere else, so here are a few adjectives. Warm, safe, relaxed, special, tranquil, respectful.
Service, staff & surroundings are second to none
Just returned from Honeymoon where we spent 10 fantastic days at Tongsai Bay.
It really is first class luxury. The staff seem to out number the guests and can't do enough for you - The private beach is never crowded, and the food in all three restaurants is excellent to say the least. This is a must for nature lovers too - on our open air terrace, along with our bathtub overlooking the tropical beach below, we had Mynah birds, Gheckos and even a friendly snake for company. This truly is a magical place - I can't wait to go back. One thing to point out though - because the resort is set into a cove and many of the cottage suites are set high up in the rainforest overlooking the bay, it may pose problems for anyone with walking difficulties. ABSOLUTELY 5 *****!