My wife & I are now enjoying the ninth day of our stay here at The Nest, and we could not be ANY happier with our choice of accommodation for this, our third trip to Koh Samui (the others being in 1991 - Imperial Samui Beach Resort, Chaweng; and 2009 – Renaissance, Lamai).
When we began planning this trip in late 2013, my wife spent significant time researching dozens of places for us to stay in the Mae Nam, Bangrak, and Bophut areas on Koh Samui. Because of the unanimous “excellent” reviews of The Nest here on TripAdvisor, we finally decided that we would stay at The Nest. Margaret then booked our stay directly via The Nest’s website.
Service at The Nest is EXACTLY as other reviewers have described: attentive, friendly and helpful. Charlie, Mali, and Matt all go out of their way to provide information, advice, and assistance whenever requested to do so, whether it be to give recommendations on places to visit and things to do on Koh Samui, or in other locations convenient to here. They're also quite good with recommendations for local restaurants...!
Matt picked Margaret & me up following our arrival at Koh Samui airport, and drove us to The Nest. Later that evening, when we wanted to go shopping in Chaweng to stock up on some provisions for our room (which is equipped with a kitchenette: sink, and a good-sized refrigerator), Matt drove us to the new Central Festival shopping complex (http://www.centralfestival.co.th/samui/about-1.html), dropped us off there, and then came back to pick us up a couple hours later after we phoned to let him know we were ready to return to The Nest (all three of these transfers cost us only what they would have had we taken a taxi each time).
The Nest is located less than 100 metres down a gravel street/laneway (directly opposite the Big Buddha Pier) that runs off the main road that connects Bophut to Chaweng.
Staying at The Nest is like being in a "mini-Villa": you are in a secluded and well-secure walled compound, with only five individual and well-separated rooms, sharing a pool that is kept IMMACULATELY clean at all times.
Along with the pool, the rooms, bathrooms, and grounds of The Nest are kept immaculately clean also (if you want to know details, please message me).
Water pressure in the shower (which can sometimes be “hit and miss” in Thailand – even in five star properties at times) is fantastic at The Nest, and hot water is in abundance (we have friends who stayed in a resort on Koh Samui during Easter 2013, and they were without water – full stop, hot or cold – for almost two days).
On the first full day of our stay at The Nest, a kettle was brought to our room for us to make coffee and tea before our continental breakfast (freshly cut fruit, croissants, and coffee and tea) is delivered every morning. Our room has been replenished daily with two bottles of water, as well as coffee and tea.
One morning after breakfast, as we were getting ready to leave The Nest for the day, and with light rain beginning to fall, one of the two housekeeping attendants (who are on site every day from around 8:00AM until approximately 5:00PM) – without being asked – brought an umbrella to our room. Another time, one afternoon after we had returned to The Nest and were getting ready to go to enjoy the pool, one of the attendants went and put cushions on two sun loungers and turned the spa jets on for us. Talk about “intuitive service”!
Since The Nest is not on the beach (if it was, you’d be paying at least two to three times the price), for those guests who wish to enjoy the absolutely beautiful Bangrak Beach (which is, IMHO, very much nicer than the beaches at either Bophut or Lamai), they have an informal arrangement with Secret Garden Beach Resort (http://secretgardensamui.com/en/), a lovely beach bungalow complex with restaurant/beer garden (live music every Sunday) that is about a five minute walk from The Nest.
Matt took Margaret & me to Secret Garden on the first full day of our stay on Koh Samui, introduced us to the staff, and we were told that they would look after us if ever we went there to use their facilities on the beach (sun loungers and umbrellas)…as long as we bought a drink or had something to eat. Secret Garden VERY quickly became our “home away from home”, and has some of the best Thai food we’ve ever eaten on Koh Samui!
If you are seeking a restful, relaxing, EXCEPTIONALLY clean, and QUIET place to stay on Koh Samui, with comfortable beds, as well as one that offers a location that is convenient to a beautiful beach, and close to many good and affordable restaurants, you absolutely can’t go past The Nest, which is very well deserving of its #1 ranking here on TripAdvisor.
Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about The Nest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Nest is a small family base resort in Koh Samui with only 5 rooms and maximum occupancy at any time is only 11 people. Our hotel is just 2 minutes from the center of Bangrak where you can find many shops, restaurants, pharmacy and piers around within the vicinity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Nest Samui Ko Samui/Bophut