I had high hopes for this place, the pictures looked nice and the reviews were pretty good - it did not live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong - it was okay...but I think for the price I could have found better ($20USD more per night could have went a long way).
First the good things: the place was clean, absolutely no issues there. The staff were very helpful and things got done quickly. It was out of the way and quiet, which is what we wanted as we aren't into the party scene, but still accessible if you rented a motorbike. The wifi worked without issues and the AC in the room was great - it wasn't working to it's fullest on the first night and they came to fix it the very next morning.
Here's what I found disappointing: we were charged 600baht for the airport pickup, which seems to be pretty standard for the island but still expensive in my mind. The resort over-charged for everything! The spa treatments were more money than any of the places up the road, the cost to rent a motorbike was higher, the food and drink at the restaurant was higher, and the staff (while helpful), didn't seem to know much about the area when asked for directions or restaurant recommendations. The buffet breakfast was included and it was the same each day - the coffee was really bad (and the first cup every morning was lukewarm at best). We rented a motorbike, ate a few meals and used the taxi service offered at Mama Moon up the road - everything there was fabulous!
Also - on our 3rd day a huge group arrived with a bunch of pre-teen kids who pretty much took over the resort. The kids hung out in the pool, splashing each other (and anyone else in the way), ran by spraying water on you and whipped a volleyball around, hitting anything in it's path. No idea where their parents were during this but they should be embarrassed. Lucky for us, the room of kids was put directly above us. They continued like this until at least 1am, our room was practically shaking, until I called the front desk. The next night, they threw wet towels and bathing suits off of their balcony onto the path below, and ran the halls. I've never seen anything like this before. Anyhow, no fault of the hotel at all - just made me realize that I should make sure that we book "adults only" from now on...and this resort might not be as quiet and out of the way as you hope.
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- Also Known As:
- Mimosa Hotel Koh Samui
- Mimosa Resort And Spa
- Mimosa Resort & Spa Ko Samui, Thailand