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Kanda Residences
Ranked #71 of 185 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We came to the islands to relax and get away from hustle and bustle of our day jobs and to have a place for my wife to spend the last few weeks of her pregnancy in comfort and privacy.

Villa 12 at Karma Samui fit these requirements to the nines. We came with another couple and the Villa is large enough that you have your own space and can still spend time together in the common areas around the pool and main house. There are three separate sleeping quarters, each with their own bath and amenities with the main house having a living room and kitchen.

The pool has one of the best views and contributes to the feeling of peaceful solitude. Town is only a few minutes away by taxi though if you prefer to eat in, Rockpool has fare to suit even a picky palette.

On one of our town outings we picked up fresh seafood and the trimmings and brought it back and had a lovely BBQ by the pool (ask at the desk about the BBQ).

We would love to return when our child is old enough to travel.

Room Tip: Villa 12 is spacious with a beautiful view. Perfect for two couples or a family.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

My family had a blissful 10 night stay at Karma Samui, now called Samui Beach Club ( silly name change in my view!)
We had a 3 bedroom villa and it was spacious , comfortable and meticulous in presentation. Beautifully appointed, the villa provided luxury and privacy. Very comfortable beds, daily service with extra touches like fruit or sweet tastes in the evening and everhot boiled water to make a cup of tea or coffee with the regularly replenished supplies. Nothing was too much trouble and when, for example, the wi fi connection was briefly lost there was quick attention to restoring service.
Breakfast was excellent and just a short walk to the restaurant where the service was great and the view sublime. Staff were helpful, friendly and unobtrusive. We ate some other meals at Rockpool and the quality was great and consistent.
The spa was lovely and competitive with others in the area.
The beach is rocky so most time was spent by our own pool. The resort pool was lovely for doing more serious swimming.

We would return in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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2  Thank Kishkas
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

we are half way through our villa holiday stay villa 32 ,booked through agent ,arrived all very nice ,day 3 we return to find a "note"under the door advising tahat ALL resort services have been suspended due to owner being late on maintenance fees ie no pool library kids club dinning facilities etc the villa is beach front and my mum is74 that means NO buggy to get her up to reception ,we have to carry al luggage etc up and down ,called resort manager (whom i wont name as legal matters )an he was a rude man who basically said STIFF ,real great people skills ?????mabe need to read dale carnegie ,called tourist police and in a few hours matters were resolved to a reasonable state ....NEVER stay here its beautiful in the guide and ironically the picture used on the net home page is THIS villa!!! take it from a 35 year seasoned traveller world wide that this has been nearly my worst experience in my traveling days DO not come here there are many beautiful villa and resorts we found and viewed so we can shift from this hole ......true true true TAKE note i rearly complain Dr Harry M australia

Room Tip: dont come here
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

We stayed in private villa in Samui Beach Club (ex Karma Samui), villa 33. Overall it was heaven. Beautifully clean, so much space, and so much offered to make a restful holiday. Felt there was no need to leave the villa with sea view to die for. Restaurant close and convenient so idea of self catering was minimized. House maid showed perfect attention to our needs, rare to find someone so proud of her job. We'll stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

The villas and rockpool restaurant have very nice sea views. The villa is decent for its price but there are only tvs in the living and master bedroom. The size of the villa and rooms are good but the swimming pool and the area around the pool is quite small for a 3 bedroom villa. it seems more suitable for a 1 bedroom villa. They also only provide 2 lounge chairs for 6 people.

The breakfast food is not a buffet but the menu has a big enough spread. However room service food was extremely disappointing. We ordered thai food (being in thailand) and western food. Based on this we did not venture to the restaurant for dinner.

Beware of the insects in the villa and rooms. There were centipedes, flies and as expected, mosquitoes. You might want to bring some repellent or mosquito patches to prepare for this.

The spa is expensive and not that luxurious but the massage therapists were pretty good!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kanda Residences

Address: 80/32 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Karma Samui)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#44 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#48 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#60 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: $292 - $863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanda Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally-located, elegant, ocean-facing, over-sized pool villa retreat. Five minutes from both Koh Samui International Airport and Chaweng Beach. Choose from One to Three bedroom villas with minimum size of 400 square metres. Grand living area, private swimming pool, outdoor terrace and Thai-style sala (pavilion).Home to "Rock Pool" the iconic beachfront restaurant. Asian Wellness Centre with certified Wat Po Thai Massage therapist, Reiki treatments. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Karma Samui Hotel Koh Samui
Karma Samui Koh
Kanda Residences Ko Samui/Bophut

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