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Six Senses Samui
Ranked #25 of 185 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Six Senses over 12 months ago (first resort we had stayed at in Thailand) and now having stayed at 5 resorts in Thailand since then we really appreciate what Six Senses has to offer.

Everything about this resort is perfection.

It isn't cheap however if you can fit it into the budget then don't even think twice. Just an amazing resort. The staff are 1st class as is the food and rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Nathan
Thank you for your great review and a "wow" back at you sir. The fact that you waited a year to write a review and still feels we are the best says it all. We would love to see you back with us in the near future.
Dawid Koegelenberg
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

The six senses provided the perfect spot of relaxation after an exhausting flight and brief trip in Bangkok. Unlike any other 5 stars we stayed at on our trip it offered an intimate and very personal experience throughout our stay. The staff knew our names and catered to our every whim.

We were up graded to an incredible room with stunning views from bed along with a private pool. The rooms are set out like Robinson crusoes tree house and although this hotel is a 5 star you still feel like you have some thai authenticity with the bamboo showers and incredible wooden architecture. The six senses is perfect haven to relax.

We were terribly disappointed with our next stop at the banyan tree in phuket which is a big tourist trap with nothing natural or real about it.

As a young couple travelling on an evening we did leave the hotel as the resort is very quiet and peaceful. But a taxi was easily arranged for us. Although we enjoyed the hustle and bustle of chaweng and bophut we were happy to be back in our little haven of the six senses both times!

We will definitely return to the six senses and will be looking into other six senses resorts to visit on our next travels.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Sophie P
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Sophie
Thank you for your glowing review regarding your recent stay. We are delighted that we could upgrade you but sadly this is not always possible due to occupancy levels. We are thrilled that you approve of our rustic charm and you are right by saying the location of the resort is away from all the noise and crowds. It is so peaceful here and the best complement will be if you return to us in the near future.
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

An amazing resort, to relax, but also get to hire and car and see the island. Great staff, resort even a capacity feels as if its only you there. Rooms are stunning. The first Six Senses I've been too and we keep going back fallen in love with them.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Jonny
Thank you for your short & powerful review!
It's great to see you had a fantastic time and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
Dawid Koegelenberg
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Rustic charms to this resort are very well thought of. The staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to ensure your stay is well catered for. Our personal Gem - Song, was such a lovely person and always ready to help.
The infinity pool was awesome. Our villa with pool was secluded and had a view over the sea, which was a delight to wake up to. Dining on the Rocks is to be recommended - food was excellent, as was our service...despite previous review. the best time to dine is at sunset, where the views are stunning. Quality of all dining in the resort was very good.
Worth hiring a car to sight see the island. Very easy to arrange and not very expensive. Fishermans village well worth a visit and has lovely beach side restaurants, at very reasonable prices.
There is some on-going building works across the bay, which could have been an issue if we were on that side of the resort. All staff, of all levels were very helpful and ready to ensure our stay was well catered for.
We had a few concerns in the back of our mind before we travelled after reading some of the previously posted negative comments. However, these were quickly dispelled once we arrived. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Pool villas are excellent. Would not want a villa after number 35 whilst the building works are bein...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Honey
Thank you for your great review regarding your recent stay at Six Senses Samui. We are delighted that you had an overall fantastic time with us and thank you for highlighting our high level of service standards. We are pleased to tell you that the road works across the bay from us have stopped and subsequently there are no noise issues. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you require and assistance with future Six Senses Reservations.
Dawid Koegelenberg
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stunning resort built over a hillside with fabulous infinity pool, great villa rooms and lovely service. The beach is small but decent and the staff are helpful although building works opposite at the moment are deafening. The resort is in a fairly isolated location although you can pay for a shuttle or car into local towns (about 30 mins). Overall a great place to relax and do nothing (definitely not ideal for families). The main restaurant serves excellent Thai and international food and service is delightful. Dining on the Rocks serves great fusion style menus but the service was dreadful - we planned to eat there several times but changed our minds as the service completely spoilt it; no managers around and no feedback from our comments on check out which stops me rating this as perfection.

Room Tip: All are villa style and very private
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Sussexgirl

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you had an overall good stay with us. We are pleased to announce that the road clearing on the headland across the bay from us is now finished and the untimely unannounced road works have stopped. More alarmingly we are sorry to hear you experienced service issues at our Dining on the Rocks restaurant. We are looking into this with the Director of Food & Beverage and will start an immediate training schedule to address this issue. We sincerely hope that you will return to us in the near future or possibly visit one of our sister properties. Thank you once again and don't hesitate to contact me if you require and help or information regarding your next visit. rm-samui@sixsenses.com
Dawid Koegelenberg
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I enjoyed my 4n stay. But a number of minor things that keep it from competing with the top end players on the island such as the 4S or Banyan Tree or even the W .

Positives:
-eco-friendly theme is impressive & commendable
-room views are impressive (tho I noticed this would not be the case for all rooms)
-Dining on the Rocks was excellent: food & service were LON/HK/SIN/NYC top level resto quality but as other reviewers mentioned once it gets dark there's not much of a view & you can't see much
-gym was more than enough for an island resort
-resort was full but never felt full; even at breakfast
-our daily spa sessions were excellent
-great infinity pool (1 of the best I've seen)

Negatives:
-beach sucked, very small, not many loungers/umbrellas
-air conditioner kept leaking (due to condensation) in our villa (we had to change villas) to the point that small puddles formed 1 day & I almost slipped
-when I brought up the AC issue, hotel manager's reply was "what would you like me to do?" in which I replied "fix it" & his reply was "we can't"
-what you never want to hear from a 5 star holiday guest is "I'll make do"; you just wouldn't get that at the 4S/Banyan Tree
-limited F&B options on and around resort; you're stuck or have to pay THB500/way to get somewhere (which we did)
-resort is sprawling so you need a buggie to get anywhere

In response to earlier comments about the high costs of booze at the resort, it's true relative to local places but same relative to other 5 star hotels. Can't blame hotel for that in light of high alcohol duty/taxes. They have a very limited (5-6 drinks available only) happy hr down at the beach (3-5pm) but if they had 1 at the main or pool bar they would attract more patrons & create a better vibe at the sunset hr - a perfect example which was the complimentary Fri snacks & drinks which was very popular & had a great buzz, vibe while the sun set.

We didn't bring our young kids but saw quite a few families. But this is not a kid-friendly hotel - it's built on a hillside so lots of steps (including to the beach) & the resort is big so you need to take a buggie everywhere. It would have taken hours for us to take our 2 yrs olds anywhere (every step equates to 5 minutes in real time) & carrying them would not have been a nice experience in 35 degree heat.

End of the day, you come to 6 Senses Samui if you cannot afford (or do not want to spend) the crazy room rates at the 4S/Banyan Tree/W (which are more than double on avg at US$1k++/n). It was an above-avg stay so I recommend but just keep your expectations in check.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Horatiojml

Thank you for your detailed review and we are delighted that you had an overall great stay with us. We sincerely hope that you will return to us in the near future or possibly visit one of our sister properties. Thank you once again and don't hesitate to contact me if you require and help or information regarding your next visit. rm-samui@sixsenses.com
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is an absolutely fab place to stay, we have just returned from a 10 night stay. We arrived about 10 am and although previously told our villa may not be ready, it was. We were met by Chi our gem (guest experience maker/butler). She is amazing nothing too much trouble. We were given drinks and cool towels at check in. We had a pool villa no 34 lovely views and very private, in fact all the villas are laid out in such away that they are all very secluded. There was a sunken bath, outdoor shower the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We opened blinds every night before we went to sleep so we coud wake up to the amazing views. Attention to detail was extremely good usual shampoo conditioner etc plus after sun mosquitoe repellant, umbrellas and even a waterproof jacket (not that this was needed weather fab)! Food was excellent loads of choice at breakfast. I'm veggie and no problems there at all. We hired a car for the whole stay so most evenings we went out to eat, loads of places to choose, Fishermans village being the main place we went to. Happy hour between 3 and 5 lovely cocktails. Although we had a pool villa sun was off the decking by about 2.30 so we then went to either the main pool which was gorgeous always plenty of sun loungers or the beach again plenty of sun loungers. Had a couple of massages and facials again they were excellent, in beautiful surroundings, Theres a well equiped gym. Anyway would totally recommend Six Senses Samui for an awesome holiday, staff definitely go the extra mile to make your stay perfect and the place is fab. One other thing try the Zip Lining great experience.

Room Tip: Would definitely go for a pool villa. They are lovely.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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SixSensesSamui, Manager at Six Senses Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Dear Tabsleics

Thank you for your fantastic review regarding your recent stay with us. We are proud and happy that you had an amazing time with us and from what we can see you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the resort. Once again thank you for the glowing review and we sincerely hope we could welcome you back again in the near future.

Dawid Koegelenberg
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Address: 9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#18 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#20 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#43 Family Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: £278 - £720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Six Senses Samui 5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Six Senses Samui is set on a headland; with glorious panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand. The 66-villa resort, many with private pools, is 45 minutes south of the Bangkok. The resort serves some of the best food on the island, offering regional and international cuisine and a wine cellar. A Six Senses Spa delivers a comprehensive menu of treatments together with spectacular views across a rock-fringed bay. However one gets around Samui, by foot, elephant or with wheels, a wealth of natural beauty is to be found. Boat trips also show you this most beautiful island. ... more   less 
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