Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
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Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui

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4.5
#10 of 59 resorts in Bophut
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui your Bophut “home away from home.” Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Samui International Meditation Center (0.9 mi) and Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) (2.6 mi), guests of Bandara Resort can easily experience some of Bophut's most well known attractions. As your “home away from home,” the resort rooms offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a concierge and room service while staying at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. In addition, Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui offers a pool and breakfast, which will help make your Bophut trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Fisherman’s Village (0.5 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance. Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui puts the best of Bophut at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, German, Thai

Location

178/2 Moo 1, Bophut 84320 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 91 out of 100
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Koh Samui Airport
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Nicholas Mariarputham wrote a review Mar 2020
Pattaya, Thailand82 contributions45 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located at Bo phut about 20-30 minutes from the airport and about 30-40 minutes from the ferry docking pier. Short drive to central festival and a walkable distance along the beach to the Fisherman's village. Rooms were spacious, cost mid-range if booked well in advance you can get a bargain price.
The staff were very friendly and had arranged for a surprise Birthday cake and arrangement f the bed with wishes. Clean, tidy and spacious rooms. Very good swimming pools and nice garden and above all loved the buffet breakfast. It is included in the cost of the hotel and the variety is plenty. Plenty of activities for the Adult and Children alike. The bar and the restaurant are located on the beach.
Overall a very memorable experience and definitely worth visiting again.
The cost of the massage and spa service is very high. One could get a reasonably priced, good massage service at the "Let's Relax Spa" just a couple of minutes' drive from the resort.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gie Khun, Other at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Dear NicholasRajkumar, On Behalf of our entire team we would like to thank you for sharing your fantastic experience of your recent holiday with us at Bandara Resort & Spa Samui by posting your review here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoy our hotel, facilities and services offered. And that you’re recent stay meet & exceed your expectation. I am very glad that we are part of this memorable & amazing journey. Your compliments to our dedicated team members have been shared with them proudly and rest assured, everyone was delighted and inspired to receive them. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Lilac1973 wrote a review Jan 2020
Worldwide92 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10 nights at this amazing hotel. This was our second time here we stayed here before in the pool villa room again that room was amazing especially the bath!! which was 7 years ago as a couple. This was a family trip so we booked the family room which was great and offers plenty of space if you are travelling as a family as we did. My toddler loved his space which offered a great built in bunk bed with a single bed up top and a double bed below. The room also had two showers which was perfect! I would say the hotel thought about families when renovating this hotel.

Breakfast was great plenty of options available for both adults and children.

The hotel has one large swimming pool for families and also an adult only pool and two children pools.

The hotel is on the beach so was nice to have breakfast and go and relax on the beach after. They have a bar which offers food and drinks.

They have plenty of people selling all sorts of things on the beach too!!

Hotel staff are very nice and welcoming and always greet you with a smile even if you are walking by even the gardener was very pleasant.

We did have a couple of issues but Lance the manager was very kind and dealt with the issues immediately and even gave us a complimentary massage at their spa for both me and my partner which we both throughly enjoyed.

The hotel grounds are lovely and is well maintained.

The hotel is a very short walk to Fishmans Village which you can get to on both the beach and main road and is a great place to visit offering plenty of bars and restaurants and has a night market on certain days check with the hotel for these days. We had a great time there and will definitely go back and stay and would recommend this hotel to families. Thank Lance for making our Christmas holiday a great one at your hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gie K, Personal Assistant to General Manager at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Lilac1973, We would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to post your review here on TripAdvisor and share your amazing family trip experience with us and all other readers. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time and really enjoyed staying with us at Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui. Thank you for such a detailed and glowing review of your recent stay with us. We are all very proud, to say the least, to read all the points that made your stay such a perfect one. Our team is personally dedicated by giving each and every guest a wonderful memory of Koh Samui and I am pleased that we have succeeded in this regard. Your praises will be shared to LANCE who make it more especial and to all our team contribute a wonderful experience. There is nothing more rewarding to read that you felt the service provided by our dedicated team was great and attentive. I am very confident this will be another motivation for all of us to be committed and achieve the highest satisfaction. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Hill wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydenham, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited Koh Samui many times and have stayed at multiple resorts, until we discovered Bandara Resort & Spa- now we will only stay there.

The breakfast selection is excellent! There are several swimming pools in the resort to choose from, the sand area facing the beach is maintained daily by the Bandara staff.

Proximity to the Fishers Village is a short walk away.

The staff and the service are excellent!!! The rooms are kept exceptionally clean with large and comfortable mattresses.

We would like to commend Lance Maravilla. Lance has excellent knowledge of the area and always goes above and beyond to assist with whatever information we need and is an asset to Bandara Resort & Spa.

Lida & Edward Hill
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gie Khun, Other at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Lidahill We would like to thank you very much for sharing your experiences of your recent holiday in our resort with us by posting your review here on TripAdvisor. It gives us great pleasure to note that we were able to provide you with a service that exceeded your expectations. Your compliment on our hospitality has been shared with LANCE and the entire team for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration. We are very glad that we are part of this amazing journey. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Nelliel wrote a review Feb 2020
Bochum, Germany8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed in Bandara Resort & Spa for 4 days. The staff was friendly but we didn't really have much to do with them. The room was big, the toilet and the shower were separate rooms. Overall it was clean but we have seen some cockroaches in the room. The humidity in the room was rather high, and the air conditioning was very cold regardless of the setting (probably, it was just not working properly). Instead of double bed, we got two single beds moved together so that the bed was 4 meters wide. Sleeping on the one half would be too tight, but with two beds put together one could sleep comfortable as a whole family, which is not the nicest thing for a young couple. In general, it was average.

The breakfast buffet wasn't really good and definitely not a 4 star hotel level. No green tea in the assortment, the juices tasted like pure chemistry. The sausages and some of the cold cuts were not eatable. The food selection was broad, they tried to cover for every european and asian tastes alike but the quality is not quite there yet. There is no cooling of the provided food. Several coffee machines are available where you can get what you like. The staff starts to clean away the food while there are still people eating, and it is very annoying to be reminded constantly that it is time to leave.

The prices in the restaurant are ridiculously high taking into account that the fisherman's village is 5 minutes away. Even european style restaurants have lower prices than the restaurant in the hotel (11000 Baht for the dinner on Valentines day, for example). Cannot say anything about the quality, based on the breakfast experience we didn't want to risk wasting more money on food there. Same problem with the massage and washing services.

The notes on the beach that no external food or drinks are allowed are also quite ridiculous as no one wants to pay 10 times the price for the bottle of water.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Gie Khun, Other at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Nelliel, We would like to thank you very much for sharing your detailed review of your recent holiday experience in our resort by posting your review here on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear we fell short on delivering a seamless stay experience on your recent visit. I'm sorry to hear the rooms weren't up to the standard you've come to expect from us. I wish you would have addressed this with us so we can provide you alternative solution. Our Deluxe Room have Hollywood King Size bed which under your booking. With regards to your comment breakfast quality of food, overprice food, please be assured that I have personally shared your comments with the relevant management team in the hotel to ensure the details are followed up accordingly and dealt with immediately. Once again we sincerely apologize if your recent stay didn't meet your satisfaction. Despite the mixed feelings and experiences, I would like to thank you once again for your insights and we all look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Louisep7 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, England, United Kingdom25 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am loath to leave negative feedback but feel clients need to be cautious of free upgrades!

Firstly the hotel, beaches, bar, restaurants and rooms are lovely! The hotel is only a ten minute walk from Fisherman’s village.

We booked the tropical room for 3 nights - prior to arrival I emailed to see if we could extend our stay and was advised that we could for the same price!

When we arrived we were advised that our room wasn’t available but we had been upgraded to the villas - whilst this was amazing when we tried to extend we were told there was no room but could stay in the upgrade for double the price we originally paid or downgrade to a deluxe room overlooking the main road.

On this basis we had to look for other accommodation which was a huge disappointment - the customer services weren’t interested in any conversations we had prior to arrival which put a dampener on our stay there!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gie K, Personal Assistant to General Manager at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear Louise, We would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to post your review here on TripAdvisor and share your great experience with us and all other readers. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying with us at Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui. We are sorry to hear we fell short on delivering a seamless stay experience on your recent visit. We do have tropical room available that time but since you asked us if you could have the same room which is VILLA we kindly inform you that there will be an extra charge as we would like to offer some chance to other guests as well. But this doesn't mean we will use this as an excuse, we accept that there is a miscommunication & misunderstanding during that time. My sincere apologies these areas left you feeling somewhat disappointed of an otherwise pleasant family vacation. I apologize foremost and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Once again I would like to thank for your constructive comments and hope you will consider staying with us again during your next visit to Koh Samui and experience the corrections done. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Rob_and_Kate_Scotia wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow166 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a week here in a plunge pool villa.
Our room (726) was gloriously quiet and it was lovely to have private space when the pools got too busy.
The staff were all lovely (special mention to Arm at the beach bar and Ran at the restaurant who looked after us so well.
The beach restaurant served fabulous food and was no more expensive than the restaurants at nearby Fisherman’s village.
The only slight downside for us was that the sandy beach is very course and not comfortable to walk on (obviously not the hotel’s fault!) so we stayed by the pool.
Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gie K, Personal Assistant to General Manager at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear Rob_and_Kate_Scotia, On behalf of our entire team I would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to post your relaxing and great holiday experience here on TriAdvisor. We are delighted to see that you had been able to relax and enjoy the hotel & facilities, and its location. Your praises will be shared with ARM & RUN and to our entire team I am very confident this will be another motivation for all of us to continue to be committed to achieve the highest guest satisfaction. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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joda4 wrote a review Apr 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom25 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here in March just got home before the Lockdown. We loved the hotel.
Check in was quick and efficient ,greeted with a dink while they were checked in.
The rooms are spacious with big balcony’s they were cleaned everyday and towels changed.
Breakfast was very good everything you could think of to suit everyone’s taste The resturant was beside the beach and this is the only one so,all meals are taken here.
There were 2 bars one at the main pool and one at the beach, were they did happy hour 3 fill 5 at-the pool ,then 5till 7 at the Beach
The 4 pools here are great one small one is adults only although every pool had children in but then it’s down to parent control which there didn’t seem to be much control when we were there. Would be nice to have a bigger adults only pool.
The grounds are a pleasure to walk through loved the walk to the beach.
Sun beds on the beach. Not enough. They tried to control saving sun beds but that didn’t work very well.
The staff are amazing always happy and obliging and due to the Corona Virus every morning they took our temperature as we went in for breakfast which made us feel they were on the ball.
The hotel is just a short walk to Fisherman’s Village where you will find lots of Resturant’s and they have a big market Wednesday and Fridays.
This is a brilliant hotel and I would recommend to anyone
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Gie Khun, Other at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 7 May 2020
Dear Joda4, On Behalf of our entire team we would like to thank you for sharing your experience of your recent holiday with us at Bandara Resort & Spa Samui by posting your review here on TripAdvisor. As always we are delighted when we make such a wonderful impact, and I am thrilled to hear that your stay was up to your expectation. Our team is personally dedicated by giving each and every guest a wonderful memory of Koh Samui and I am pleased that we have succeeded in this regard. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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CurlyH82 wrote a review Feb 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom17 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay here was brilliant - we only had 3 short days, but we enjoyed every minute. Family of four, kids aged 2 and 4.

Family rooms are an excellent standard, comfortable, loads of room and some nice little touches for adults and kids.

The grounds are lovely with three great pools that were never over crowded. The kids pool is perfect - 0.5m is a great depth for most ages and the enclosed design makes it ideal for parents to supervise from the surrounding loungers.

Food and beverage a good standard and well priced for the are (5 min walk to fisherman’s village, if that).

Kids club was a hit - immaculately clean and staff who put their all in to creating activities and interacting with kids. What it lacks in masses of toys it has in interactive play and imagination. My 4 year old has never before begged to be taken and left in a kids club the second he got up, in fact he rarely usually wants to go in them at all!

Thank you to all the staff, who were faultless. I think we will be back one day for a much longer stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gie K, Personal Assistant to General Manager at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear CurlyH82, We would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to post your review here on TripAdvisor and share your great experience with us and all other readers. Thank you for such a detailed and glowing review of your recent stay with us. We are all very proud, to say the least, to read all the points that made your stay such a perfect one. It gives us great pleasure to note that we were able to provide you with a service that exceeded your expectations. Your compliment on our hospitality has been shared with the entire team for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration. Thank you once again for staying with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui. You can always keep up to date with special offers and events over on our Bandara Facebook page. We are looking very much forward to welcome you back in the near future, for another amazing Bandara pure Asian experience. With Best Regards, Evangeline A. Raquel Personal Assistant to General Manager
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Siv J wrote a review Jul 2023
Harstad, Norway176 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for ten nights at Bandara in a "deluxe" room facing the main pool on the 2nd floor in building 3. The room was of a good size, with two comfortable queen size beds and a big balcony with a daybed, two chairs and a table. My sister and her family had a family-room on the ground floor in building 4. I would prefer building 3 (or 5) if were to return.

The main restaurant is right on the beach, with the beach bar next to it. Both breakfast and the a la carte menu had a broad and varied selection. We had breakfast included, but also had all our lunches at the resort's restaurant. The staff is patient og friendly and there's a really nice informal and relaxed atmosphere at the resort, but not at the cost of profesionalism.

There are plenty of sunbeds both by the pools and on the beach. And the main pool has a good size. With two other pools (one for adults only), and one kiddie-pool, it never feels overcrowded in and around the pool.

Two bottles of water (if you leave tip on the bed, they give you three), and bath towels are provided free of charge every day.

The resort has a perfect location on Bo Phut Beach, and is within walking distance to Fisherman's Village. Outside the resort there's a busy street with massage parlours, laundrys, grocery stores, different shops, cafés and restaurants - and a go cart track.

The only reason why the resort is not getting "excellent" from me is because of what we experienced as a somewhat random housekeeping service. The first couple of days were ok, but then there were some days where housekeeping wasn't done with our room until late in the afternoon (5.30 p.m. at the latest). During these days we also experienced that all the towels weren't replaced, even though we put them on the floor as instructed by a message in the room on arrival. The last few days there was nothing to complain about though. My sister and her family had a similar experience.

All in all a very pleasant experience, and a place we gladly will return to.

PS! The seabed is quite muddy once you get a few metres out in the water which can make the water quite murky some days.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make a reservation for "Barbecue" night (every Saturday). Lots of food and a great show!
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Response from Paul Thannawat, Innkeeper at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 14 Jul 2023
Dear SivJ, On behalf of the entire team, we would like to thank you for sharing your recent holiday experience with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui We are very delighted to read that you enjoy our hotel, facilities, and service offered. And that your recent stay meets your expectation. Thank you for compliment words, especially about the friendliness of our team. We strive that all our guest experiences will leave them a lasting memory. I have shared your comments with our team regarding your feedback, this is essential to realize this flow in our system and we are taking all necessary action to improve our shortfall. We do hope that in the near future, we have the opportunity to welcome you and family again to Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui With Best Regards, Thannawat (Paul) Ariyathornkanapong Mr. Resident Manager
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lossieman wrote a review Feb 2023
london,england17 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our party numbered ten with ages from senior to four years and included three teenagers.
The rooms impressed immediately , so much space and high ceilings. We had two deluxe and two family rooms which both had a room within a room so that younger children could be separately accommodated in their parent(s) room.
The family rooms had two tvs and two showers. The room fridge was big enough to be useful and a room safe was provided without an annoying surcharge.
In terms of layout , walking from the back of the hotel towards the sea leads first to a very large pool then a small kidddies pool. Next is a well tended garden with a path which leads to the beach where the hotel restaurant is located.
Breakfast comprised a range of western and eastern foods laid out to facilitate self service. We enjoyed breakfast listening to the waves lapping on the beach close by. The food I sampled was good and fresh and sufficient in quantity.
The small gym had three treadmills and a couple of bikes plus a range of weights. The pool table was in good condition and the table tennis was also well supplied with balls and bats . Not the usual frustration in hotels where equipment is unusable through neglect. The teenagers were delighted to discover that they could use the paddle boards , usually available for rent, free of charge for an hour at 9 am. Getting them to the beach at that time was another matter.
Hotel facilities extend to the edge of the beach where sun beds are provided. The beach is clean and the sea water warm. I saw very few hawkers on the beach and the hotel has a bar usefully located at the beach edge.
Since my last visit to Thailand twenty years ago service has improved immensely. There has also been a noticeable increase in the number of Thais who can speak English extremely well . Walking round the hotel one felt welcomed and at home as all staff encountered greeted guests.
Overall there was a sense in the hotel and indeed at places on the island we visited that the Thais were happy to see tourists returning and were generally making us feel most welcome. Perhaps part of that sentiment was due to the absence of warmth in western society towards tourists and reward driven service.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Paul Thannawat, Innkeeper at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
Responded 26 Feb 2023
Dear Lossieman, On behalf of entire team we would like to thank you for sharing your recent holiday experience with us at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui We are very delighted to read that you enjoy our hotel, facilities and service offered. And that you’re recent stay meet your expectation. Thank you for complimenting words especially about the friendliness of our team. We strive that all our guest experiences will leave them a lasting memories. Thank you once again for sharing you feedback. We do hope that in the near future we have the opportunity to welcome you again in Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui With Best Regards, Thannawat (Paul) Ariyathornkanapong Mr. Resident Manager
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susanL912 asked a question Apr 2024
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom76 contributions50 helpful votes
Are there adequet hangers in the tropical rooms or do I need to bring extra ?
Answer from 98Saz62
Nottingham, United Kingdom14 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi there there are adequate hangers but not enough drawer space
Answer from 98Saz62
Nottingham, United Kingdom14 contributions8 helpful votes
Breakfast is satisfactory albeit a little repetitive but a good variety definitely. Really easy to go to fisherman’s village , turn left and it’s not far to walk down the busy road, I think Friday is the best day for everything being open and it’s very busy.
Answer from Victoria R
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, Hope not too late. Just one toilet but 2 showers
Answer from Chico H.
yes,we have airport transfer to hotel, addition charge per way/by van 600 thb for your family.
Answer from Simon B
18 contributions8 helpful votes
Yes you can. I think they provide ashtrays. (Non smoker myself).
Hich R wrote a tip 6 May
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book this Hotel...The best of the best..."
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天使 爆 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The water pressure in the shower in our room was weak"
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Winenfood123 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very close to everything excellent location"
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Pete wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool bar high stool chairs are very uncomfortable when you sit for more then 15 minutes on them especially at happy hour. "
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Neil wrote a tip Apr 2024
Brentwood, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance to avoid disappointment"
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PRICE RANGE
£80 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophut
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
What are some of the property amenities at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui have airport transportation?
Yes, Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, and Thai.
Does Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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