Just returned from 10 nights at the Peace Resort on Samui. Flew from Heathrow with EVA and connection with Bangkok airways. Flight out all good. Cheap upgrade to premium at £450 for both of us so I would recomend.
Arrived at the hotel at around 6pm and check in was really easy and swift. Shown to our Garden Villa. Again upgraded from the Superior to delux for only £166 which meant we were nearer the pool and beach. To be honest that was all that seemed to be the difference. I jnow when booking the Beach Villas were nearly £1k extra. From what we saw of them this isnt worth it.
The room was spotlessly clean, good air con, mini bar all the usuals you would expect. Couple of gripes for the room but nothing major, take extra hangers only 5 in the hanging area. Storage space is virtually non exsistant. Its just an alcove with a curtain across. only 1 small draw thats it. But lets be honest not a show stopper. Bathroom good size with a selection on toiletries incase you forgot any.
Pool cleaned everyday and plenty of beds both on beach and round pool, although they are rammed in tight. Would imagine its like sardines if the resort is full.
Massage Sala next to the pool and on the beach where the ladies will pamper you for as little as 300baht. much cheaper than the spa over the road.
Breakfast was ok if a little same day in day out. but plenty to eat you wont go hungry. The usual juice, coffee, friut,. cold meat and cheese. Egg station, bacon etc etc you know the drill.
We ate in the restaurant once in the afternoon and once on the first evening when we arrived. The food is good and tasty, good service but as you would expect an little pricey. The same plate of noodles less that half price down the beach or in the fishermans villiage. But on the first night when your not sure where you are and its late its ok and good food.
Every other lunch time we walked the 100 metres down the beach to the left and ate at the Free House. Noodles and beef 100baht, fish and noodles 120 baht, plenty to chose from and cheap. Lunch with Beer and Soda never more than 500baht and loads of it.
Fishermans village is again only about 400 metres to the right down the beach but be warned we only did it once, my feet were in pieces. The biggest gripe about this place is the beach. the sand is like glass its really really hard and sharp on your feel. not nice at all. Its as easy on the road, as people have said turn left out of the hotel past Anantara and take the side street on your left after the Full Moon restuarant sign. follow round the back of the hotel and you will come out on the main path to Fishermans Village. Its 10 mins walk no more.
Food in the village is plentyful and pay a visit on Friday nights for the street hawkers take over.
Recommendations from us would be.... Karma Sutra for pre dinner drinks and free wifi. We ate there once and was ok but we tended to have a couple of beers catch up on emails then walk for dinner.
Samui Spice was good too. Happy Elephant had good lobster. If you want a cracking steak The Shack is the place. a little expensive but worth it.
A great holiday and place to relax. Shame we lost our bags for 3 days on the way home. Samui is a lovely place to chill out and the people are so happy. Love it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Bophut beach in the northeast of the island, the Peace Resort is a newly refurbished, friendly bungalow style resort, ideal for a relaxing family getaway. The style is best described as contemporary Thai with the architecture following local traditions, but a transformation in 2008 has given a more up-scale look and feel while the prices have remained very reasonable. The resort is well laid out in small buildings, ensuring a more intimate, human scale, while the grounds are tranquil and green, with a restaurant that spills out onto the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peace Resort Koh Samui
- Peace Hotel Koh Samui
- Peace Resort Ko Samui/Bophut