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Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa
Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Can't compare to Mia Samui”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

My partner and I had booked to stay at Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa, we had previously stayed the week prior at the Mia Samui Beach Resort and Spa which was unbelieveable. When we arrived at the Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa, staff showed us down to our one bedroom Villa. The rooms were big, but looked very ran down and the need of some maintenance. My partner was so dissapointed with Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa, compared to Mia Samui Beach Resort and Spa, I paid for one night and left on the spot and went back to Mia Samui Beach Resort and Spa for the rest of our trip.

The Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa, was sort of in the middle of no where, far from the beach and overall really dissapointing experience.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We booked last minute at this hotel and got a really good price. When we arrived we were told that our room was double booked and asked to move to their sister hotel. We declined and they said they'd arrange something for the other guests and showed us to our room. For us this was brilliant as we'd only booked half and hour before.
When we got to our room it was massive. It was a large suite with a bubble bath, kitchen and living room.
The bar served gorgeous cocktails and the food in the restaurant was really good too.
The only thing I would say is this is not a hotel to book if you want to be on the beach. The beach is a good five minute walk away.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

From the moment we arrived we were in awe of the place!! Beautiful surroundings and amazing service!! Drinks and flowers on arrival and then taken straight to the villa we were staying!! It was amazing!!!!!!! Moment after we had a knock at the door with a bowl of fruit too!!! Enormous kitchen with fridge kettle microwave, dining area, lounge with plasma and list of channels in English, a balcony off the lounge, 2 bedrooms each with a balcony, amazing whirlpool spa bath and separate toilet!!!.....there are candles and oils and everything you need for a romantic night!! Wow wow wow!!!!.....the swimming pool is lovely too, very nice surroundings overlooking a Forrest which is stunning!! .... The breakfast was amazing also!! Anything you want they have and the service is fabulous!! Smiles all round and very lovely people :) even the manager came to make sure we were ok :)....included there was another surprise.... Free 15 min massage!! And it was PERFECT!! And longer than 15 mins too :)....perfect place to stay!! If you are on a honeymoon stay here it's everything you would want and more :) the staff even turn down the bed at night and leave sweets and flowers on the bed!!........dont go anywhere else :)

  • Stayed November 2011
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Highly recommend for this properties. It is decorated like Balinese Style. I stay with my family in 2 Bedroom Pool Villa that is very beautiful and privacy. One of my impression is a friendliness of hotel staff...They always greet and offer any assistance to guest. Front Office always very helpful. They assist us to schceduled transportation to make sure we will not miss plane in return flight.

If anyone need private time for couple or Family...This resort is highly recommended...

Room Tip: Contact resort and request all enquiry...They will ensure you get as you want
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We've booked one bedroom pool villa. This place is huge. Own driveway, big kitchen with stove, microwave, oven and big fridge No pots and pans to cook. Microwave is working. didn;t get to try the oven. Big dinning table which sits 6. In villa pool is 1.55m deep. Didn't even step into it cos we can't wait to leave the villa. We stayed out most of the time.

TV reception was bad. did complain but they didn't fix it. 2 LCD TV, one in the room one in the living area. 3 aircon. Really powerful and cold. Wifi didn't work one night, but the throughout the rest of the stay was great.

Bathtub equip with jacuzzi, didn't get to try.

Water take 5 mins to heat up and water turn cold n hot.and by the time u finish, shower area is flooded.

In villa breakfast - it's really great to have breakfast in our own villa but choice limited. our breakfast was left outside, near the pool one morning We probably missed the delivery guy but leaving the food outside unattended...i really think they should at least knock. Cos the door bell is quite soft.

This place is run down. Cabinets cracking up. Bed is hard like rock. Just don't feel comfortable. Duty manager was kind enough to upgrade us to the honeymoon villa, but we didn't move in cos the condition was pretty much the same.

Hotel provide shuttle bus to Chaweng 4 times a day. Shuttle bus is the truck like bus which they have along the streets. Its quite an experience. Shuttle bus stop at sister boutique hotel at chaweng. it quite a long walk down, about 2.5km.

Airport transfer is provided as well. Good to rent a car if you are staying here, since you have your own driveway and easier to move around. Car rental company will deliver the car to the resort. 1605b per day for a honda city. understand there's a cheaper car rental co, but all the smaller cars are booked on tt day so hotel book thru national car. great service. They delivered the car within an hour.

Resort is close to Fisherman village and go kart. You can request the shuttle bus to drop you there. But with the rental car, its much easier for us to move around

Staff here are really great. But For the price, simply not worth it. Probably not recommend to friends or return unless they refurnish the place and change the beds.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

First holiday to Koh Samui. Decided on this hotel as it was the best rate with everything we wanted and more!!

Firstly our airport transfer arrived exactly on time with our flight and the driver was ready and waiting. Nice ice cold drink for the 15min private mini bus ride to the hotel.

We were greated with lots of smiles and a welcome drink. Checked in within minutes and given a tour of our Penthouse apartment. Luggage brought up to the room fairly promptly so we could relax and not be disturbed.

The Penthouse was really spacious and very clean. Nice big fridge with ice compartment was a bonus as well as the 42" flat screen wth Dvd sound system!!

Roof top terrace was great although starting to show signs of wear & tear (this is to be expected I think, well just a little ;) This is one of the reasons we choose the penthouse because you have your own private space to either lounge in the sun, sala day beds in the shade AND the whirlpool bath.

[You have to request the staff to fill the bath however I believe this is so you don't have to lift the small wooden grate that houses the stopcock. All you have to do is turn it to fill the bath and turn it back to empty the bath. Pretty basic and easy to do.. I guess the 5 star hotel don't want to hassle you with lifting a grate and turning it yourself. But if you do it yourself a) you don't have to wait for a staff member to come up the room b) your privicy is not interrupted]

Toilet on the rooftop also to save walking down the stairs to the main bathroom. Few power sockets up there too, wifi weak but works and lighting.

Bed was firm which we kinda liked rather than too soft. Free safe in the room that was very easy and straight forward to use. Robe and slippers provided and mini bar. We got 4 free bottles of water a day and we never ran out.

Breakfast was served between 7am - 11am. You could have a full fried breakfast, cereal and pastries. Several different ways to have your eggs cooked. Staff even laid on a buffet service when the hotel started to fill up so you didn't have to wait for someone to take your order. Restaurant was very relaxing and laid back. We only had one evening meal in the restaurant and the menu was only slightly different that than room service, so not much of a suprise when we looked at the menu. We grew very fond of the staff especially 'Jib' she was always smiling, genuinely happy to serve you and very attentive.

Room service was quite a lot than more eating out. However I thought with the money you saved elsewhere on the nights you didn't stay in, you could easily afford to treat yourself and pay just a little more. We waited a max of 30mins usually. Food was nice and portions were adequate. Particularly liked the Pizza and Desserts.

Beach was a good 15min walk away from the hotel. However we hired a mo-ped through the hotel which was £6 a day and around £1.50 to fill the tank. To be honest soooo glad we did this, no waiting around for public transport and paying taxi fares. Plus you could go to the beach, shops and most of all explore! Takes you around 1hour 30mins if you were driving continuously to get around Koh Samui. Can't really get lost as the coast road goes round in one big circle (free maps in hotel reception just incase).

Hotel reception also booked the excursions we wanted to go on (Loads of brochures/pamphlets available to choose from). They even charged all the cost to the room so we didn't have to give money/card details to any third parties.

Don't be put off with the location of the hotel from the main tourist area - chaweng beach.
Chaweng beach was great for shopping and maybe eating out however most part smelled really bad. Probably due to all the hotel and tourist congestion. Maenam had a good few restaurants within walking distance and bophut fishermans village was only a short 7min taxi or mo-ped drive away. Was very refrushing knowing we were returning back to the Kirikayan at the end of our busy days out of Maenam.

We always check reviews before we book a hotel and this hotel had a few really good ones. Few people left OK reviews and mentioned the insect problem. I can imagine that with the villas being on ground level that insects would always find there way in. In the penthouse we had like 1 bug in the full 10days in the room. Defo nothing to worry about.

All in all it was a brillaint holiday and glad we stayed at the Kirkikayan! Book the penthouse! ;)

Room Tip: Penthouse all the way! Cheaper that the villas, you just don't get the small pool however still...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

+ great and very spacious villa (were upgraded from 1 Bdr Villa to Honeymoon Villa, which is 600 sq. m. in size) with lots of space for sunbathing and relaxing near the pool; completely private; every room is air-conditioned separately from others, which gives you the opportunity to make yourself most comfortable; LCD TV (3), sound system, jacuzzi bathtub, rainforest shower, pool shower, kitchenette, 2 WC, wardrobe, lots of other things to make your stay enjoyable
+ very beautiful gardens, well kept and maintained daily
+ parking in every villa
+ nice infinity pool (for those who stay in the suites - main building)
+ always smiling and greeting staff
+ shuttle to Chaweng's sister hotel (Kirikayan Boutique Hotel), which can drive you to Fisherman's Village at Bo Phut, if you'd like
+ nice restaurant (more in terms of decor and ambience, than food itself, but nevertheless definitely worth a try)
+ best price on private pool villas at Mae Nam, if not on Samui in general
+ nice neighbours - little iguana, little frog (living in a drain), kittens - very adorable :)

+/- - you're able to order the in-room breakfast, which is free of charge but somehow the a'la carte menu is less than the restaurant menu; breakfast itself is average, but the ability to have it served on your own villa is a definite plus

- insects (ants, flies, mosquitos, even roaches), but this is the part of staying at villa with lots of open spaces
- villas definitely need a refurbishment, as some things fail to work correctly from time to time
- absence of own beach (distance to Mae Nam beach is approx. 800 m, but the hotel does not have its own beach there, so the nearest private beach would be at Kirikayan Boutique in Chaweng, a 15 minutes ride from here)

Room Tip: honeymoon villa is the most private option
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa
Address: Soi Maenam 1, Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
#10 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#12 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#13 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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