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Hansar Samui Resort
Ranked #13 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
Patong, Thailand
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“Very good hotel but the special "Ahh" is missing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for a week. The service was good. The rooms were good, however the bed was too soft for me.
Breakfast was good ( a mixture of buffet and a la carte), but not as good as for example the Sarojin breakfast.
There were enough sun beds and free botteled drinking water. But at the beach there were always stray dogs running around and stay under the sunbeds. Bad smell. The hotel must do something about it.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
1 Thank Gilles V
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Classy all the way around.

The hotel is luxury simplicity at it's purest. We had a center 1st floor unit which made for easy access to the beach and pool. All the rooms have ocean front views and pool views. The eastern most have the best sunset views.

The infiniti pool was amazing. Though there were a few families, it was mostly couples enjoying a very quiet time away from the touristy parts of Samui.

Amazing experience from the complimentary fruit tray waiting at check in to the INCREDIBLE breakfast buffet. We highly recommend paying the $10 extra a day for that alone.

BTW - we were concerned about weather when we booked the entire trip as it was the beginning of the rainy season (first of June). There was rain but it came in 2 hour downpours and it was perfect afterwards. No need to fret about weather this time of the year.

The only downside was that wifi was incredibly slow at times. If you closed your computer or let it lapse for a certain amount of time, you had to log back in. Minorly frustrating for making skype calls.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank codye244
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I'm pretty fussy and quite difficult to please when it comes to hotels, hence I have never given a hotel an excellent rating. However on this trip, fortunately I stayed at two excellent hotels and Hansar Samui was one of them.

We stayed here for our honeymoon and intended to stay in an area which had some atmosphere but allowed us to relax in peace. This was exactly what we wanted - close to Fisherman's Village, which had lots of restaurants, bars and market stalls - but not as busy as Chaweng (although Fisherman's Village gets pretty busy on Friday nights when smaller market stalls open up).

The room was very spacious and clean with a humongous shower area, which we absolutely loved. We also loved the balcony area, which was also a great area to relax in if you wanted to be outside and not by the pool/beach.

The hotel delivered a rose with Hershey nuggets to us everyday (reminding us about the spa and giving us discounts, although we never got to use the spa).

The swimming pool was fantastic - not too small - it also had a Jacuzzi bit if you just wanted to sit in the pool and relax. Bar staff were always around so you could order a drink by the pool when you wanted.

If you wanted to relax by the beach, just walk further on and the beach is right in front of you.

Breakfast was good (there could have been more of a variety but it was good enough) and staff were friendly and helpful.

Overall, a great hotel. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to couples/families if you want to stay in a 'quieter' location. Thanks Hansar for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Quit expensive for the island but it's a great hotel. Right in the water. The beach is beautiful, the location is quiet but a lot of shops and massage places are right down the road if needed.
The infinity pool is beautiful and well kept. There are a lot of pool chairs and beach chairs so it's not a competition to get one.
The rooms are modern and very clean. Only problem we had was the hot water having issues but they did send someone to fix the issue right away (although it kept acting out throughout our trip).
Service is great and people will bring you cold water all day. Prices at the pool bar is very expensive though for cocktails or other drinks (8 dollars for a cocktail a lot for Thailand).
The breakfast was included and amazing, lots of choice of foods- probably the best breakfast we had in Thailand. Also nice little gym available.
Great place to relax in Thailand!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
3 Thank jennifer l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Being a big fan of the Hansar in Bangkok I was curious for their sister hotel in Samui. We were travelling with the kids and had two double rooms. The layout of the hotel is great, everything is close by, the little village is fun to walk through in the evenings. The hotel staff was great, friendly and always there when needed. Breakfast was delicious, cocktails were great. We simply had a great time. Thank you, everyone at Hansar!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

the room was clean and the view was also nice. food (breakfast and dinner and pool bar) were excellent.all of the staff who i met were so kind and friendly, especially "pick" ,"keng" and "sam( not sure his name. he works at front desk)" all staff was trying to thier best to make me spend great time.the hotel location is just near from fishermen village so i enjoyed sea food and shopping. if i have an oppotunity to visit samui again , i'm sure i will stay this hotel then.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights great hotel very clean comfortable true 5 star rooms. Pool very nice and relaxing, great staff.. one thing I had a problem with is the food is great tasting only problem is everything the serve is more about the way the plate looks then the portions. Breakfast buffet is disappointing not enough variety,and again everything is small portions. And there is no elevator for those who don't wanna go up and down staying all the time, take a room on the ground or first floor..

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
5 Thank Samo A
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Property: Hansar Samui Resort
Address: 101 / 28 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Bar / Lounge Beach 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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bophut
#9 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#19 Family Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hansar Samui Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 10 minutes from the Island's International airport, Bophut Beach's newest 5 Star Resort features 74 luxuriously appointed rooms with unobstructed ocean views, free wireless internet access and oversize balconies. A leisurely stroll down the quaint cobblestone 'walking street' adjacent to the resort, is the vibrant Fisherman's Village, with its antique wooden shop fronts, chic cafes and atmospheric seaside bars. The name Hansar is taken from the ancient Sanskrit language and translates to mean happiness and joy. The concept and philosophy of Hansar Samui is to deliver an experience to each guest that is happy, memorable and enjoyable. Hansar Samui is about living life in full colour and finding joy in every moment. Hansar Samui offers luxurious, beachfront, spacious accommodation with unobstructed sea views from every room, and supersize private balconies and oversize daybeds for outdoor living and entertaining. Open plan yet intimate, each room has been artfully finished with teak floors, terrazzo bathrooms and local textiles to provide a sense of place. Chic custom furnishings, large flat screen TVs balance the design's natural touches with a modern flair. ... more   less 
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