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Smile House Resort
Ranked #41 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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21 reviews
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“Perfect location”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here twice now and both times have loved it! Bophut beach (fishermans village) is the perfect location if you want great restaurants & beautiful beaches, away from the hustle and bustle. Smile house resort is so much nicer than the big hotels, it is very private and tranquil!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We hired two bungalows for 8 days and it was superb. The location of Smile House is excellent, it is an awesome place to bring your family to as it does not have all the go-go bars and adult shows like Chaweng Beach has. The pools are lovely, the breakfasts are brilliant, I cannot understand how previous visitors say that the b/fast was bad, there is more than enough variety to keep your mouth and stomach busy. The hotel is clean and has beautiful gardens with friendly and helpfull staff. I would recommend this hotel to anybody.

Room Tip: Come here and relax, this is the place to be. Hire a scooter and zip around the island
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

stayed here in august last year and it is a lovely little hotel with nice pools and staff, i done loads of research and if your coming with your partner and want somewhere quiet to chill out its ideal, not far from chewing if you wan a go mad on the odd night.. fisherman's village is good for restaurants and a quiet drink but everywhere shuts about half 11.. prices are reasonable and it was better than i expected

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This place is a gem :) We stumbled upon Smile House after leaving a horrible place down the road. We literally walked about 30 meters and discovered Smile House, which was like paradise compared to the other place we stayed at. They were quite happy to give us a good deal on our accommodation (which was great) so we booked in for our last two nights on Koh Samui. It has a beautiful big pool with deck chairs, a great big spa (although we didn't make use of it), and the rooms are secluded at the back, surrounded by green foliage - nice and quiet and there was an aircon. It also had a restaurant on the beach and breakfast buffet was included! What a win :)

Honestly, compared to the other places we stayed at on Koh Samui, for the price, this was like a slice of paradise. There are no doubt far better places to stay at which are way more expensive, but value for money, this place was awesome :) I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if I was back on Koh Samui.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

How anyone can not like this resort is beyond me, and the person who said Fisherman's Village is not for a long term stay must be from a different planet !!!
We have returned today from a 7 night stay at Smile house, and as seasoned travellers and reviewers I can say with great confidence DO STAY HERE, it is absolutely lovely. We met so many people, singles, couples and families who are repeat visitors and have been for many years, surely that is recommendation enough. We stayed in a superior de luxe room (117) and it was spotlessly clean as was the entire complex. We had the bed linen and towels changed every day (yes, bed linen changed daily) and the maid was really smiley and friendly, as were ALL the staff.The shower in the bathroom is not the most powerful we have encountered, but you could have a nice shower in a nice big bathroom complete with supplied toiletries. The two pools are absolutely magic, with plenty of sun beds, parasols and shade. You are supplied with an abundance of clean poolside towels on a daily basis. The grounds are very tropical with lots of Vegetation, so take bug spray with you as some people did have mossie bites, but this also applied to people who were not staying at Smile house, but this is a tropical island and is what you would expect. We used plenty of bug spray and had only a few minor bites. The receptionists were very smiley and helpful, and I do believe that if you smile you will always get a better reception. Smile House is not a 5 star, it does not pretend to be, but it is very clean, very safe, very friendly and fantastic value for money. Breakfast has an egg station, and a good variety of food to cater for all tastes. It is not what i would call splendid but we had no problems at all with the breakfast menu, plus you get a beautiful view from the seafront terraces. The location of the resort is fabulous, as is Fishermans village. The choice of bars and restaurants has to be seen to be believed, ranging from Street food to superb dining, the choice is brilliant. I am really surprised at the odd negative review of Smile House, I can only assume that some people expect 5 star service for peanuts !!!!…..I would rate Smile House as a four star (English Ratings) rating. We will definitely be going back, and everything is on your doorstep and within walking distance, enjoy.

Room Tip: Book a superior Deluxe and ask to be at the rear of the resort.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Went back to this restaurant on 3 occasions during a two week stay!! Food was delicious, I kept to the Thai menu and if you like your food spicy then make sure to ask for it a little spicier, most of Ko Samui cater for the tourist and don't make it very spicy! Can highly recommend the beef massaman curry!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Zabbar, null, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

the rooms are very clean and nice. it is situated in the middle of the fisherman's village. on Friday nights just outside the resort, there is a very nice street market. there are a lot of beach restaurants were you can eat fresh seafood on the sandy beach. loved our stay. (laundry service is also very good and efficient)

Room Tip: very good place to relax and eat good food
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Smile House Resort
Address: Bophut Beach 95 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#48 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Smile House Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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