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“Our 10th visit and still coming”
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The Waterfront
Ranked #20 of 185 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Robin and Sue run an excellent boutique hotel, they have extended the swimming pool this year and added umbrellas, which now completes this fantastic hotel.
It is like our second home, we meet many other repeat visitors each time we go.
Around the outside bar at night, it is a an excellent spot, discussing many issues with other guests and friends.
I would like to mention 1 member of staff in particular, who is Or, who is very helpful and always has a smile

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

You felt like a member of an extended family right away. The beach was the only problem for swimming but it was just a short walk along the beach to swim. Everything else was perfect. This is an ideal resort for disabled travellers as I could come and go from the hotel through the garden without having to get help with steps like most of the other hotels I have stayed at. The three steps up to the pool were easy to manage but there were lots of helpful hands always eager to help. There were always plenty of comfy sun beds. The food was lovely and fresh. The service was quick and always with a smile. I had such a good time I have booked to go back next February.

Room Tip: For the morning sun I was in room 5. For the afternoon sun go for 12-16. But they all had a view of...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Just back from a holiday at The Waterfront and this is one hotel that I will definitely be making a return visit to. Fantastic location, fantastic staff with Robin and Sue leading a wonderful team who deliver everything with a smile.
Have never been to a hotel with so many returnees some making their fourth or fifth return so an indication of the quality, value for money and standards of service on offer. Assume they can't all be Norwich City supporters!!

Room Tip: Book early!!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank William D
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Just returned from our 12 night stay at The Waterfront having previously stayed there 2 years ago. We had a wonderful time and made good use of the newly extended pool. Sue, Robin and all the staff were very welcoming and very attentive.we'll be back!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We have just returned from our eighth visit to the Waterfront, Like a previous reviewer,we used to ask why, and indeed feel guilty about returning, but not any more ! We have just accepted that it has everything we desire and enjoy.
Bophut village is a delight with its Friday walking market, variety of relaxing bars and restaurants (special mention to 'The Hut' ) and absence of hawkers ,but even so we would not return if it was not for the Waterfront.
Given its success it is a credit to Robin and Sue that they continually seek to improve. It is not in their nature to be complacent and this year, like other returning guests, we were impressed with the new pool. My husband's priorities may well be his long walks along the beach and quirky bars but for me this year I particularly enjoyed the way the sunbeds were distributed on the beach for the intrepid sun lovers, in the more private garden area (perfect for reading) or under the shades looking at the stunning view of the neighbouring island.
The friendly relaxing atmosphere, the comings and goings of friendly faces and the genuine warmth of the staff make this a place to return - and, of course, we will !

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Have just spent 16 nights at Waterfront Hotel and what a fantastic little hotel! Right on the beach at the edge of Fisherman's Village. We received a warm welcome from Robin, Sue and their lovely staff. The room was very clean and comfy although lacking in drawer space (just a minor point)! Great pool with lovely padded sunbeds and foot-rests and plenty of loungers on the beach. The bar serves delicious food and became the "hub" to chat to other guests - and as Robin says it doesn't close until the last guest leaves! The staff were just brilliant. Very helpful and informative. Cooking the cook even opened up her kitchen early one morning to cook us breakfast as we were catching the early ferry to Ko Tao. The number of "returning guests" we met speaks for itself. Well worth a repeat visit.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Fantastic this is the only word that I need to use for this hotel..The location is perfect, right in the middle of the fishermans village in Bophut so no need for a car and directly on the beach. The staff are all amazing, the rooms are very clean simple and have inside just what you need.
The owners Sue and Robin and son Michael are delightful. I stayed at this hotel Christmas and New year 2013/14 and I will be back again this year. I have stayed many times before this and will always go back.
My boyfriend ended up in the hospital with a bug while on holiday this time and Sue and Robin and Michael helped us no end. Great place for kids, lots of space to play and a lovely new pool. Meet great people eat great British and Thai food and chill out with a decent glass of wine at the bar. I miss the waterfront! I am saving up for my next trip.. Hope you don't book up before me! Enjoy........

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 71/2 Moo1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Bophut
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#16 Best Value Hotel in Bophut
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: £46 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run, small, select and peaceful, yet only steps away from excellent restaurants, bars and boutiques.All rooms are beachfront and the view of the sea and outlying islands is spectacular. Many guests extend their stay, recommend us to others or return themselves, often to meet other guests who have now become friends. Its like coming home, they say. Lots of little touches to make you feel welcome including free pick-up and free internet. ... more   less 
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