We stayed 2 nights in the great resort. The villa’s are very spacious and private.
We arrived in the morning. The check in was very efficient. We were told that the villa was not ready yet, but 2 minutes later the receptionist said that we could go to the villa. We received a voucher for a welcome cocktail, we could choose whatever we wanted, this was great service! The receptionist drove us with buggy to the villa, but first we got a tour over the property. The property looks big and the villa’s are build on a hill with views to the beach.
We arrived in Villa number 12. When we arrived I thought I did not like it as we passed two doors before we came to our bedroom. The receptionist showed us the bedroom and the living room. They are separate from each other. The views are stunning and the living room has nice furniture and a kitchen. When the receptionist left I noticed that the two other rooms were the second and third bed room. We were upgraded to a three bedroom villa. We were very surprised by the size of the villa. We loved it!!
As said the villa we had was very private. A swimming pool (infinity), a sala, a living room and three bedrooms each with own bathroom. The master bedroom is large and has a nice bathroom too. There is wooden edge on the bed, we did not like that.
We spend most of the time in our villa. Wireless Internet works good, only not for the macbook. The pool is a bit cold, but it was not too cold. We stayed in raining season, so we could not make use of our Sala and sun beds, but we swam quite often.
We did miss a toilet in the living room. If you want to go to the toilet you have to go to your bathroom. The villa is very clean. The cleaning ladies are doing a great job and they spend a lot of time to clean the villa. We noticed that they worked for approx. one hour in our villa to clean it.
The villa is very luxurious without luxurious furniture, etc. Everything you need is there, everything is in working order.
The reception has to improve a little. When we asked for a rental car the receptionist advised us a certain rental agent. The receptionist mentioned the wrong price to us (the price she mentioned was higher than the price written in the book she gave us) and she had to inform us about the insurance especially as the man from the rental agency did not speak any English. We made an arrangement including a massage and including breakfast. Upon arrival the receptionist said that we did not have breakfast included and no massage. I showed her my reservation document and still she had to investigate if this was included or not. Finally she agreed to our made reservation with amenities.
The service in the restaurant is very stiff. The waiters are watching you the entire time, we ate 3 times in the restaurant, so they knew us, but still no jokes made, if they wanted to bring food or clear the plates they always apologized. In our opinion they have to be more loose.
Massages are very good and totally not pricey. We also had some massages in town. The massage in the hotel is a bit more expensive, but the atmosphere is so much better that it’s worth the price.
We had the feeling we were the only couple in the hotel, this was not the case but we never saw any other couple going to their villa. We saw other ‘guests’ during dinner. When we checked out we saw that more reservations were made to make use of the drop off service by the hotel. So we were not the only guests.
The hotel is not far from town, you can go for THB 300 with taxi to Chaweng beach. If you want to go out you can, if you want to have rest and see nobody this is possible too. They even have in villa dining.
- 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