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Cocooning Hotel
Ranked #84 of 184 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Fabulous hotel & bar on the edge of Bophut Beach with very comfortable rooms with stone floors and cool decor. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and are always on hand to serve a cocktail or food. The pool is small but fun and it was nice to chill out next to it and take an occasional dip to cool off.

The location is ideal for a short stroll into Bophut and its restaurants and bars and also the beach which was very quiet and ideal for relaxing. The village is also within easy reach of the airport, sea port and Chaweng and other Ko Samui delights.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We have been picked up at the Airport by the new owner of the hotel and his manager. They have been extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is a clean and beautiful boutique place that is great value for money. The food and drinks are also amazing. For everyone on a smaller budget this is a must go place to stay and eat.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank schaw
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

One of the nicest spots in the village, the staff are very friendly and helpful. And the owners are excellent hosts, they go out of their way for you to make your stay enjoyable. Rooms are funky and very good value, I would recommend this resort. Watch out for the tequilla rose shots, deadly. The owners, Andrew and Rut, you couldn't get two more genuine, nicer people.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank SabaideeJ
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

The hotel is located in the centre of the charming Fisherman Village. The room and bathroom are nice and clean. The highlight of this hotel are the staff. Everyone is very helpful, friendly and professional.
I would rate this hotel with 5 stars, if the beach was nicer. Unfortunately nearby part of Bophut beach is not nice - water is murky, beach absolutely with no shadow and covered with sharp pebbles and broken shells. So either walk 20 minutes to the other end of Bophut beach or take a truck to Choweang.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ZosiaT
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Loved this hotel, the rooms are beatufifully decorated and the service was great. The food in the bar was also fantastic and everything was very reasonably priced. Very glad that we opted for Cocooning rather than one of the overpriced resorts on the beach, you pay a third of the price at Cocooning and are still only a minute from the beach. We also loved the cute little pool, a great way to cool off after a day in the sun!
The night market on a Friday is also fantastic, it takes over the entire stretch of the street and offers some really great products and food! Bophut (fisherman's village) is a great part of Koh Samui and so much more chilled out than Chaewneg. There are also some really good restaurants, although not particlularly cheap by Thai standards, the beach is beautiful but probably not as nice as Lamai beach.
We also rented some mopeds to visit the waterfalls which was really fun as apart from the beach and relaxing, there's not really alot to do in Bophut during the day.
I would definitely recommend Cocooning to anyone travelling to Koh Samui.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Becky E
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

We decided to stay in BoPhut, the “fishermans’ village.” Note that the original Fisherman’s Village is now regular restaurants and shops. BoPhut is quieter than Lamai and Chaeweng, and there is some public beach space to lay out a towel.

As for the hotel, the rooms were decorated nicely and were at an affordable prices. However, the biggest con for me was feeling that the hotel was trying to sell certain tours and ferries to me, rather than providing me information about Koh Samui:

*We asked about visiting the waterfalls, and they suggested either motorbiking or a safari tour. The red flag for me went off when he busted out a “Safari Tour!” brochure. When we asked about just taking a cab to the falls, they shrugged and said you can get one off the main road, but that the falls are pretty meek now. I thought it was interesting that they didn’t mention the meek falls when bringing up the Safari Tour..

*We asked about the ferry to Koh Pha-ngan, and they told us the next one leaves at 1.30p instead of telling us about one of the ferries that leaves every hour. We ended up sitting around at the hotel until noon, instead of getting to Koh Pha-ngan earlier to enjoy the day. I can’t imagine that the commission on ferry tickets is significant enough to outweigh sitting around instead of enjoying the beach. Perhaps there was something I missed? They were really nice in giving us a lift to the ferry port, since the tickets that include a lift via minibus were sold out.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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aabmc, Owner at Cocooning Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2011

I am pleased you enjoyed our hotel very much but I am disappointed to read your comments on extra activities that our staff tried to recommend you. I am sorry for your disappointment but we try our very best to exceed your expectations in terms of being a hotel/restaurant. We are not in the business of selling tours or excusions unless you specifically want one. We are a hotel not a travel agency. English is not my staff's mother tongue so sometimes things get lost in translation. Next time you come to our beautiful island I suggest you use a specialised travel agency who will best advise you of any extra corricular activities,and the best way to do it at the best price. Our speciality is just the hotel and restaurant/bar, and welcoming you to our beautiful island paradise. Regards Andrew Managing Director Cocooning Hotel Samui.

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Reviewed 23 May 2011

As a concierge of a 5-star hotel back home,I have to say I am so glad to have stayed at this cozy, charming & conveniently located boutique hotel. I booked 3 nights traveling with my bf & and another couple. We had a fabulous time thanks to Cocooning's warm hospitality,unbelievable value,location & its unique amenities.

The hotel is located near Bophut beach at the end of the Fisherman's Village.Conveniently located with just a 10 min drive from the airport.
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and was told by their ever so friendly owner Andrew that every Friday is market day where the road is closed off from all vehicles. It is then transformed into this cultural & interesting market filled with numerous food stalls selling delicious street food. The market runs from mid afternoon till about 22:00pm in the evening. A must visit!

There is so many things to do on the island. Just ask their ever so friendly owner Andrew for amazing island tours to book or just places to have fun.He knows it all & believe me his recommendations are worth taking tips from. For nightlife visit the famous Ark bar that is right at the beach front in Chaweng Beach or go for a delicious brunch at Nikk's beach where you can enjoy an all day buffet and enjoy their pool for free together with Samba dancers,bongo & trumpet players! The ambiance is amazing! Music,beautiful ppl,drinks and a vibe that will leaving you pumpin for the rest of the day.

Thanks Andrew for all your recommendation & for the wonderful hospitality at Cocooning!

Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Cocooning Hotel

Address: 6/11 Moo 1 Fisherman Village | Bophut Beach, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Cocooning Hotel & Tapas Bar)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Bophut
#54 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: £24 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cocooning Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes walk from the beach and perfectly located at the quiet end of the villages many shops and restaurants, Cocooning is a tranquil paradise and a great place to enjoy Samui from. Great value for money, the hotel is very competitively priced for the area and perfect for couples, families and singles of all ages. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome from Dave and Therese, the hotel's owners, who are by far the hotel's biggest asset. The dynamic duo from England and Sweden have lived in Thailand for over 10 years, offering a wealth of experience and local knowledge. They started their journey on Koh Tao where they met and worked in the diving industry, until they set up their first business together running a very successful beachside bar and restaurant. They were later married and looking for a new adventure with the imminent arrival of their first child, set their sights on Cocooning in 2012. They instantly added something special to the hotel and their little personal touches can be seen throughout. Service is most definitely with a smile and guests are made to feel instantly at home. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cocooning Hotel And Tapas Bar
Cocooning Hotel Tapas Bar
Cocooning Hotel Koh Samui
Cocooning Hotel Ko Samui/Bophut

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