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Absolute Sanctuary
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    Reviewed 26 December 2012

    Excellent yoga classes. Range from restorative/stretching, gentle beginner's hatha yoga, to more intense 90 minute hot/flow/ashtanga classes. See website for full schedule. I recommend classes by Jana or Kez, both very experienced teachers.
    Nice big swimming pool. Restaurant has tasty healthy food.
    Travellers & new students (Samui residents) can ask about special introductory rates.

    Room Tip: only went to yoga classes, gym, pool, & restaurant, without staying at hotel
    • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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    1  Thank davidkstan
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    Reviewed 3 December 2012 via mobile

    Joined their 7-day fitness program. Yoga and personal training were very good.  I enjoyed it thoroughly. Food in the only restaurant here was surprisingly tasty. It proves healthy food doesn't need to be boring. Too bad they were weighed down by the hotel side. The room was decent but services were mediocre. They let me in my room before it was made up after the last customer. The staff left so quickly that he didn't even see the room wasn't made. It was pretty disorganized. They still used hand writing invoices when you ordered from the only juice bar. Same for massage appointments. Every staff member at the restaurant and the juice bar decides what is or is not included in the package. It was inconsistent sometimes. Staff tried their best but it's very obvious they aren't properly trained to receive hotel guests. Just go bearing in mind it's a 3-star hotel with only the basics. You will enjoy it then.

    • Stayed: September 2012
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    Thank Stace y
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    Reviewed 20 October 2012

    Amazing Stay in Absolute Sanctuary.
    I did the 5 days SPA Holidays Program but as the rooms were full I stay in another hotel close by.
    Everything was perfectly organized. SPA treatments were amazing, Staff is incredibly friendly, smiling and always here if you need help.
    The food at the LOVE KITCHEN is so savoury and healthy, great choice of menu...
    Yoga teachers are very good too, Kez really helped to improve my Yoga Practise is less than 3 lessons.
    I would definitely return to this place...

    • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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    2  Thank Lolapyla
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    Reviewed 22 September 2012

    I've stayed twice now, first on a 5 day Spa Holiday programme and most recently a seven day yoga programme, and definitely plan to return sometime next year. It's a lovely place, with friendly, charming and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms and excellent spa and yoga facilities, with a variety of classes catering to all levels. The pool is gorgeous, and it's a relatively short walk to Choeng Mon beach.

    I noticed that since my first visit in November, they'd taken on board the suggestions about increasing the number of lounge chairs around the pool as far as possible, and during my week there most recently, it was not busy so I never had any difficulty getting a chair. I love the toiletries in the rooms - they come in big pump bottles, rather than little plastic bottles that are replaced every day.

    My only criticism on reflection is the limited selection of meals available on the yoga programme menu as opposed to other programmes (the spa holiday and "Be Fit" programmes, for example). Some of the Love Kitchen's best dishes were not on it, and I didn't understand why. Why couldn't all the vegetarian dishes on offer be included on the menu? Also, only some of the yoga menus had noted whether the dish was vegan, gluten free etc - all menus should have these marked. But this is a minor issue. I'd definitely recommend it for a healthy, relaxing break in a beautiful and warm environment.

    • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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    1  Thank Sekhmet1
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    Reviewed 10 September 2012

    I am still feeling wonderful a month after returning to wintery Melbourne. Absolute Sanctuary is a lovely low key destination where there are a range of diet options and plenty of support. The staff are charming and the rooms extremely comfortable. I also did a daily class of yoga (plenty of classes to choose from each day) and a massage. I learned a lot from this experience, not only about eating well, but also about the incredible benefit of relaxation in a healthy environment with plenty of sun.

    • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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