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“Little bit of luxury for a long term traveler”
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Cocooning Hotel
Ranked #77 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Bradford, Vermont
2 reviews
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“Little bit of luxury for a long term traveler”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I'd been travelling in Thailand for 5 months and needed a nice, inexpensive place to stay on Koh Samui. The owners were warm and so helpful. The room was beautiful. Located near Fisherman's village there were so many great restaurants to choose from and lovely stretches of white sand beaches nearby.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I have been staying on Koh Tao long term, so anytime we end up going to Koh Samui we without a doubt stay in Cocooning! Dave and Therese go way more than the extra mile to ensure everything is up to standard and that you are comfortable and enjoying your time. The rooms themselves are awesome, quiet enough at night if you want to relax but close enough to some great pubs and dinner places, and an easy drive or quick cab to Chaweng if you need a little more. The couple also have a great knowledge of the island and are quick to sort out anything else for you from good places to rent motorbikes to where to find the perfect steak or local Thai dish and everything in between. Can't recommend this place enough, we will be back guaranteed!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Cocooning is like a home away from home. From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. Dave and Therese did everything to help us with advise on restaurants, bars and things to do on the island. The rooms are clean, spacious and have aircon and fan. The beach is a minute walk away. On the Friday there was "walking street" which was good fun. We decided to eat at the resort because it was tapas night...amazing food for a good price! Would recommend this place to anyone coming to Samui!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

My sister and I have been traveling in SE Asia for 2 months and this is the first time we have written a review because Cocooning is the best place we have stayed in this whole trip!!!!! First of all, Fisherman's Village is where you want to be on Ko Samui. Shopping is great, seaside locations, and tons of restaurants to choose from. The hotel itself is intimate, affordable, and extremely friendly. We have never felt more welcomed!!!!! Dave the owner and his wife Therese gave us great suggestions and helped us book an itinerary for all of the islands. Be sure to stay on a Friday for cocooning's renowned tapas and lively walking street. We can not praise this place enough... Truly inviting, fun, comfortable and chilled out!!!!!!!!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Koh Tao
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed here for a couple of days and everything was beyond excellent. The warm welcome from the wonderful owners Dave and Therese to the close proximity to all the best restaurants and bars in the Bophut area. The rooms are exactly what you need, air con with a separate fan, very comfy beds and plenty of space in the bathroom and the balcony outside. Dave and Therese go beyond what you'd expect from hosts at a B&B, very helpful with any information you need with ongoing travels or even new eaterys to try out in the area, a wealth of local information and a willingness to share it with their guests so the have the best stay on their holiday. They do a wonderful night of amazing seafood tapas every Friday on the weekly walking street market in Bophut..something not to be missed... Very happy to say we'll definitely be back at this little gem of a place....Thanks to Dave and Therese for making our stay a memorable one....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Just got back from a short stay at the Cocooning Hotel and would definitely stay there again. The rooms were comfortable and nicely furnished, and owners Dave and Therese went out of their way to make us feel welcome and give us tips on what to do. There's a fantastic local restaurant right next door as others have said, and the hotel itself does really good breakfasts. One of our best days in Thailand was spent relaxing by the jacuzzi and knocking back some Singha beers- look forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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perth
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I love this little hotel, we have stayed here a couple of times and the price of the rooms are superub! Dave and T do everything they can to help you.........they go above and beyond in everything they do even with a small baby . The Tapas on a friday evening is totally amazing...its a must!

If your looking for somewhere that is a little different/quieter this is the place to stay amazing places to eat and drink ...and just a 10 min cab ride to the clubs...... this has it all!

We will be back....every year if i had it my way!

Room Tip: The Suite is amazing for the price...pay the little extra !!! great views of the friday markets!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Bophut
#54 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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