Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smile House, Bophud

This resort is located at the far and quiet, relaxed end of Fisherman's Village. It's 54 bungalows and rooms are mainly build from wood. It's location guarantees immediate access to plenty of restaurant and bar options along the cosy Village's bustling street and each Friday there's a 'Walking street' fair to top things off!
Besides it's convenient location, the rooms are nice and there's a breakfast restaurant across the road on the beach.

Ideal location and friendly prices make this resort popular.

Booking by AGODA


Booking by HOTELS COMBINED



Smile House, suite

Suite

Smile House, room

Guest room

Smile House, room

Guest room

Smile House, room

Room

Smile House, pool

Main pool in front

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Treasure, Koh Matsum

This resort is very special since it's the only commercial building on the small island of Koh Matsum, off the Southern Koh Samui coast. There are no atm's, fast food chains, shopping centers, cars, or even private residences on Koh Matsum. This is as secluded as you can get. 
In front of the resort is a beautiful , albeit slightly rocky, beach and the 36 rooms have all the convenience you can think of. Well, maybe not all the TV channels that you want but that's not why you came to this secluded island to start with, right!
It starts with a 20 minute boat ride from the mainland and from arriving on the island until you leave, it's tranquility all over the place. 

Want to feel like a modern Robinson Crusoe with all modern day convenience, this is your best bet around Koh Samui with affordable prices, your exclusive getaway.

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Booking by HOTELS COMBINED


The Treasure, guest rooms

Guest rooms

The Treasure, guest room 

Guest room

  The Treasure, guest room view

Guest room view

The Treasure, pool

Guest room view

The Treasure, beach

The beach

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Smile House, Bophud/Fisherman's Village

Smile House is one of the few lucky resorts that can boast that they're located inside the Fisherman's Village in the Bophud area. They're located at the more quiet, Western end.

Fisherman's Village is a very nice, small area where all the houses are build or rebuild according to the original Hainan/Chinese building style of the original people that lived on the island. Plenty of good restaurants like Juzza Pizza, The Shack Bar & Grill and many others are within walking distance as well as many bars for a nice and relaxed drink. Every Friday evening there's also the famous 'Walking Street' to enjoy.

Back to the hotel though, this 2 star resort delivers the goods, with 40 rooms and 14 chalets, they're smallish but well organized, with a nice beach restaurant, two pools and a small beach front. 

Very well run with attentive staff and very affordable, this is a steal if you book a room here.

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Booking by HOTELS COMBINED



Smile House, Bophud, Superior room

Superior room

Smile House, Bophud, Luxury chalet 3 bedrooms

Luxury chalet 3 bedrooms

Smile House, Bophud, Superior room

Superior room

Smile House, Bophud, Superior room

Superior room

Smile House, Bophud, Pool

Pool

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bangrak Garden Home

The Bangrak Garden home is a serviced apartment complex with a great location. Near the airport, near to Chaweng and Choengmon and all the facilities, restaurants and bars and the like in Bang Rak. The rooms have a nice view over the bay, on to Koh Phangan and there's access to a pool, a gym and the rooms have internet.

There's also a very good Thai restaurant on the premises which makes it very convenient to live here. There are 40 rooms in total, in various size and price range. 

If you're planning to stay long term, this may be a good option.

Booking by Agoda


Bangrak Garden Home, guest room

Guest room

Bangrak Garden Home, guest room

Guest room

Bangrak Garden Home, balcony

Balcony

Bangrak Garden Home, pool

Swimming pool

Bangrak Garden Home, exterior

Exterior

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Montien House Hotel, Chaweng

The Montien House hotel has been around since the early beginnings, we're talking 1992 here! It's family owned and a locally operated resort, Khun Bpeh and Khun Ying Yai take great interest in the day to day running of things.
They kept up with the times and there's a brand new building, although the rooms are facing the busy Chaweng downtown beach road, so it might be noisy if you're an early sleeper. The bungalows in the garden are the better option if you're sound sensitive.
Due to it's location, everything in Chaweng is within walking distance.

For good rates in the middle of Chaweng strip, the Montien House Hotel is a very good and convenient option.

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Montien House Hotel, Chaweng, Sunrise Suite

Sunrise suite

Montien House Hotel, Chaweng, Deluxe building room

Deluxe building room

Montien House Hotel, Chaweng, Superior room

Superior room

Montien House Hotel, Chaweng, Pool Villa

Pool Villa

Montien House Hotel, Chaweng, Pool

Pool

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Lamai

Luxury and convenience have been around on Koh Samui for a while now and one of the new players in this upper range market segment is Le Meridien.
They have chosen a location which fits their image, with a nice beach in front of them, in a bay just North of Lamai with some breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand and stunning landscaping. 
The resort offers all the amenities and facilities one would expect with a golf course just 3km away.

14 Villas offer privacy and luxury including outdoor courtyard, sun lounges and a private salt water pool and 63 suites with features such as; enclosed veranda, open-air terrace, private plunge pool or direct access to a shared salt-water pool.

The price is well worth the experience and for some serene relaxation, Le Meridien Koh Samui comes highly recommended.

Booking by AGODA

Booking by HOTELS COMBINED


Le Meridien Koh Samui, villa

Villa

Le Meridien Koh Samui, villa

Villa with pool

Le Meridien Koh Samui, villa

Villa with pool

Le Meridien Koh Samui, guest room

Guest room

Le Meridien Koh Samui, exterior

Exterior

Monday, February 17, 2014

W Retreat, Maenam

This is one of the top end hotels on the island and comes with all the 'bells and whistles' and yes, it's luxury and no, it's not cheap. It's well worth though, as long as you can afford it. There's an almost exclusive beach in front of the hotel and the location is not too far away from the Santiburi golf course, the airport and Fisherman's Village. There are also plenty of good restaurant options near the hotel in Maenam.

If you can afford to splash out, this hotel should be high on your list of options.

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W Retreat, Jungle Oasis

Jungle Oasis

W Retreat, Extreme WOW Ocean Haven

Extreme WOW Ocean Haven

W Retreat, relax

Retreat

W Retreat, beach

The beach

W Retreat, pool and beach

View on the pool and the beach