Thursday, November 15, 2007

List of recommended Samui hotels

This is a growing list of recommended Samui hotels.

Having lived on Koh Samui since the end of 1999, I feel that I can give an honest and true report on many hotels on Koh Samui. Not only just a recommendation but also a reason why I like or recommend a specific resort or hotel, like those many times when I get asked about accommodation on Samui.

For booking purposes, I use and recommend the following sites;

Hotels Combined since they give you the best deals from various search engines combined and without a big effort you get the best deal(s) available on either Koh Samui or Thailand.

Agoda, since they have good rates, a wide choice and have easy to use websites . They also have an excellent reward program.

More booking sites may be added in due time.

This list, that will keep growing over time, are the hotels that I recommend, click on each link for more information and booking links. Each hotel link will have various links for reservations and rates at the bottom of each review so you can compare prices;

Hotels on Baan Taling Ngam;

Elements Boutique Resort & Spa
Hotels on Bang Po Beach;

Four Seasons Resort
Panalee Resort
The Passage Resort
The Sea Resort & Spa

Hotels on Bang Rak Beach;

Bangrak Garden Home
Karmakamet Aromatic Hotel
Maya Buri Boutique Resort
P10 Samui
Prana Resort & Spa
Punnpreeda Hip Resort
Saboey Resort & Villas
Samui Mermaid Resort

Secret Garden Beach Resort

Hotels on Bophud Beach;

Anantara Resort & Spa
Arisara Place Apartment located between Bophud and Chaweng
Baan Bophut Beach Hotel in Fisherman's Village
Bandara Resort & Spa
Hansar Resort
IBIS Bophud located between Bophud and Maenam
Peace Resort
Samui Palm Beach Resort located between Bophud and Maenam
Sandy Resort located between Bophud and Maenam

Smile House in Fisherman's Village
The Scent located between Bophud and Bang Rak
The Waterfront Boutique Hotel and Cafe in Fisherman's Village
World Resort located between Bophud and Maenam
Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa located between Bophud and Maenam

Hotels on Chaweng Beach;

Akyra Chura Samui 
Al's Resort
Amari Palm Reef Resort & Spa
Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa
Ark Bar Garden Beach Resort Baan Kao Hua Jook
Baan Chaweng Resort & Spa
Bhundari Spa and Villa Resort
The Briza Beach Resort & Spa
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Chaba Cabana Beach Resort
Chaba Samui Resort
Impiana Resort
The Island Resort & Spa
Kandaburi Resort & Spa

KC Resort and Over Water Villas
Kirikayan Boutique Resort
Le Murraya Resort
Le Paradis Boutique Resort & Spa
The Library Hotel
Malibu Beach Resort

Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana
Montien House Hotel
New Star Beach Resort
Nora Buri Resort & Spa
Nora Chaweng Hotel

OP Bungalows

Ozo Chaweng Samui

Samui Verticolor
Samui First House Hotel
Sans Souci Samui
Sareeraya Villas & Suites
The Sarann Resort
Sheraton Samui Resort
Vana Belle Resort

Hotels on ChoengmonBeach;
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Rocky's Boutique Resort

Hotels in Plai Laem;


Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Camille

Do you know the room rate of P & P samui resort at July and August?
It is on the Chaweng beach. We can't find their web site.
And can you recommend any hotel at chaweng beach of Koh Samui?

Rome rate under 1500b with hot shower and with seaview is better .

The Chaweng Regent Beach Resort that you recommend on your web site is too expensive for us.

Or do you know any new hotel on Chaweng beach has promotion.

Someone say the sunrise view on Chaweng beach is great, have you see it before?

Thanks a lot.


Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Cordi,

Thanks for your enquiry.

Not sure of the P&P actually has a webpage!

For a comprehensive list of hotels on Chaweng, including prices in THB have a look here

Seaview may not be that easy to find for 1.500,-THB but I can recommend Chaweng Beach, Al’s Hut, The Island resort and Spa amongst others.

Sunrise can be nice indeed on Chaweng! Hope you find accommodation accordingly and anjoy your stay.


Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Camille

Thankyou for your kindly respons.


Unknown said...

Dear Camille,

Thanks for all your infos, your blog is fantastic!
e have booked 4 nights at the Muang Samui Spa resort from the 18th of April and we are a bit scared with what happening in Samui!
Do you know this hotel?
Do you know if it has been damaged?
Should we cancel our stay in Samui and choose another Island?

Many thanks!


Camille said...

Hi David,

Come th 18th I would expect everything to be fine again, obviously no guarantee! I have no information about the situation at the Muang Samui.

mynt said...

Hi Camille,

Do you have any reviews on Le Meridien Koh Samui?

Camille said...

Hi Mynt,

Not yet, on my list of places to visit!

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille, very nice website! I have been studying the weather reports for August with great interest. We will be coming to Samui for two weeks for our honeymoon at the start of August and wondered if you can recommend some nice hotels to stay. We would like somewhere nice and relaxing and to have some privacy, be close to a nice beach, be quiet but also within walking distance of nice restaurants and bars.something with a bit of the wow factor but for a good price. we will probably like to move around to a couple of places and to see some lovely beaches. Any advice would be great. Thanks Andrew

Camille said...

Hi Andrew,

August should be good for the weather.

For hotel choices, maybe The White House on Choengmon beach or Prana Resort in Bang Rak might be good starting points to look into

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille, thanks for the information, we are looking at Akaryn Resort & Spa and it looks very nice, but we just want to know if you think that we can walk from there to other restaurants and bars outside of the resort? Also, what is the beach like, good for swimming and walking through the water? Looks good for the price?
Thanks Andrew

Camille said...

Hi Andrew,

The Akyran is indeed nice but fairly isolated, There's nothing really nearby to walk to and the beach may be nice and sandy but I would expect some rocks on the shoreline.

Anonymous said...

Ok, thanks. one last question, I promise. We are now really interested in Saree Samui on Mae nam beach. It looks good for the money and close to lots of restaurants. Also seems to have good reviews, would this be a good choice for a honeymoon do you think? We would like some privacy, is this place too busy?
Thanks Andrew

Camille said...

Hi Andrew,

Although the hotel is in a fairly isolated location, it's indeed surprisingly near to some local restaurants. Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with the resort to know how busy it is.