Hotel was booked from 24.11.2013 to 08.12.2013. We payed $140/day and left this hotel in early morning of 27.11.2013 with great pleasure.
No refund was received for remaining 11 days.
Hotel doesn’t take promises
After booking confirmation we contacted hotel and asked for Taxi transfer from airport to our hotel. Hotel confirmed transfer. 1 day before arrival we sent email to hotel and reminded about our arrival and Taxi transfer. Hotel confirmed that transfer will be available.
Of course, when we arrived to Samui and tried to find Taxi in the meeting area, no taxi was found there. So, we tried to find it in nearby regions but … no taxi was found. We have to buy minibus transfer just in airport by ourselves.
Some hours without condition and light
This region (Bo Phut) has great electrical problems. But hotel doesn’t have electric diesel generator. So, you can spend several hours without light and condition. We spent one night without light and condition (26.1.2013) and left this hotel.
We checked hotel menu and found teas for 120 Bats and sandwiches from 160 Bats.
Hot meals are from 490 Bats to 1500 Bats per portion (1900 Bats for meal with vine).
As an example, meal with soup, salad, hot meal and fresh in good restaurant at Chaweng area (most expensive area of Samui) costs about 600 Bats for 2 persons.
Hotel SPA offer massage for 900 Bat, Taxi for 500.. Fair price in SPA CENTER at chaweng is about 200-300 Bat for Thai massage and 300-400 Bat for taxi.
Do you still think that these prices are reasonable?
Hotel is situated in very distant region from all life (no restaurants, no shop). If you want to visit a restaurant you have to walk about 2 km by the road with bikes and cars. It's very uncomfortable during day hours and VERY DANGEROUS in evening hours because road doesn’t have sidewalks.
Very small hotel for 17 rooms, with very small pool
This hotel doesn’t have beach with white sand. There are lot of fishing boats and nets in beach area, nobody looks for this “beach” and we found some broken glass just at the beach. We tried to swim there but seabed was covered with plants.
Fair price for this hotel is about $40-50 / in a day
UNCOMFORTABLE FEELINGS ….
Toilet room doesn't have a door. Room doesn’t have inner doors. So, other hotel guests can see person sitting in the toilet just passing by your room number. If there is 2 guests in one room or more, it's a great problem because all sound and smells are all over the room. It's awful.
Total: the worst 3 night we spent at Samui. We left this hotel after 3 night and lost money for remaining 11 days because hotel refused to make even a partial refund.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known as “ a Secret World” ...The Scent Hotel is located on theisland of Koh Samui and is situated on the most tranquil and serene part of Bangrak Beach northeast of the island. The hotel is 4km drive away from airport and 6km from the famous Chaweng Beach.With 12 rooms and 3 suites, this beach front hotel was built with a warm atmosphere of the ancient Indochina and Colonial cultured look to give all a nostalgic stay. A choice of European or Chinese or Local styling in any of our units will bring you back in time and a taste of living the elegant era. All rooms and suites come with either a pool view or the ocean view. With the exclusivity of the pool and the beach within the property, you will be accompanied by the great cuisines of French, Mediterranean and local Thai dishes from Le Jaroen Restaurant.As part of Relais & Chateaux every stay is designed to awaken your senses with our secretly blended aromatic fragrance, elegant looking colonial beach front building, suites that bring back the elegant old living style and a restaurant with a sublime setting serving up tasty local cuisines combining contemporary and traditional creations. So set aside a date with us and make it your most peaceful and memorable stay.Be enchanted and come to our world......” A Secret World...” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Scent Hotel Ko Samui/Bophut