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Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Nice Resort, Lovely Beach.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

We stayed at the Santiburi for 7 nights in september. The resort is located 20 mins from the Airport. On arrival to the airport we had booked a car from the Hotel which was on time and cost around £60 return trip. Staff member who greeted us was very pleasant and helpful.

This next point has been mentioned by other travellers but important to emphasise again. On checkin you will be tempted by what sounds to be a great offer for a private villa, but is not all it seems. The villas are very well appointed but we feel offer very little privacy whereas the standard Duplex suite is lovely (as long as you have quiet neighbours) and the bedroom is 2 stories from ground level..
Food is gorgeous in the resort but expensive by Thai prices however quality and cleanliness second to none.
Spa treatments fantastic but expensive!
Beach and pool are beautiful, and you get complementary bottles of water all day and lovely treats such as ice-cream and fruit. There is a steady stream of hawkers throughout the day but will not pester you. Watersports are ok however at present the resort has no dive school (plenty in Bo phut, 10 min drive away).
Staff for the most part are very friendly and helpful.
Very relaxing and quiet resort if that is what you are looking for! Very efficiently run..

Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2009

The hotel is located at Manam Beach and due to the distance to the main road is a very quiet and peaceful place. Nevertheless getting to Chaweng or other more busy places is not a problem.
The hotel director and all his staff create a very familiar friendly athmosphere. We enjoyed the complete stay and would always recommed the hotel.
We had weekly golf turnaments organised by the hotel, which gives you a chance to meet other hotel guests and enjoy a spectacular golf course and all its challenges. Beside the tournament there's everyday the possibility to join multiple sports, cooking, and other activities for children and adults. Beside that you can spend as well the day at the spa or at the beach.
The beach is very nice, not busy and palm leaves are spending the shadow making it a beautiful place, since there's no need for umbrellas. At the same time you could lie on the beach enjoying the sun.
All prices, whether restaurant, golf, spa, are very reasonable. Hotel director and staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RETNUGAustria
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2009

We have recently returned from a heavenly 11 night stay at The Santiburi Resort.Our party of four arrived in the evening , and our welcome was warm , friendly and relaxed...this vibe continued throughout our stay.
The GM ,Willy proved to be a most gracious host,who made sure that we were well looked after- he was assissted by his wonderful team of people, namely the charming Pimpa in guest relations who with her lovely manner proved to be indispensible, Tawat,with his great sense of humour,the fantastic chef Nui,who prepared special thai meals for us - they were sublime ! Nor can we forget the lovely Apple, Phan and Luck....who really made our stay memorable with their warmth and humour.
The Resort is beautiful,the beach calm and relaxing,the pool stunning and the gardens lovely.We stayed in a garden villa,which was wonderfully placed between the gardens and the beach.We have stayed in many 5 *hotels and this is one of the rare times that we have had nothing to complain about.
We have been to Samui before,and stayed at different resorts,but Santiburi stands out , and although I use tripadvisor alot, I never felt the need to join and write a review....but here it is!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2009

We were very disappointed with this hotel. To begin, with if you are traveling with small children ( 2 to 10) there is danger everywhere! The balconies in the main lobby have very low rails and any child or young adult can easily fall into the 8 meter water feature below.
The rooms are unnecessarily multileveled which makes tripping and falling effortless especially if you wake up in the middle of the night to use the toilet. Wooden beds have very sharp corners and so does all the furniture inside the villas.
If you are on your honeymoon or just want some type of privacy there is NONE. Most villas are so close to each other that you must draw down all the blinds ( there are 10 of them) day and night so the staff and other guests don't get a full view of the inside of your room.
The breakfast buffet is substandard and their choice for authentic thai food is poor.
The staff is unmotivated and unenthusiastic, with some exceptions of course.
Otherwise the rooms were clean, the beach area was well taken care of and the pool area was well kept.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

the best hotel for service, food and accommodation that i have every been in...if you go to kosamui you have to stay here...if you are looking for romance and the beautiful thailand and have a few days to travel...go to KOH TAO which is an hour boat journey and the little island in front of koh tao.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank marymala
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Milan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2009

We spent in Santiburi the last week of August, after an exhausting China tour.
We had the the luck of being upgraded to a really superb Beach Pool Villa. (The private pool is really an oversized Jacuzzi).
Santiburi is a classy resort, where you can enjoy perfect relax. The beach never looks crowded and there's nothing better than lazying all day in a hammock under the shade of palm trees.
Of course you can play tennis or golf or work out in the gym, but you'd miss being pampered in the beach by the staff with fresh water, fruit and ice cream and sweets.

Water was warm but not crystal clear, no Maldives, but beach is nonetheless very good.
Breakfast is really amazing, the swimming pool huge, the gardens fantastic. Restaurants are expensive by Samui standards, but not in absolute terms, so we ended up having most of our dinners in the resort. You can find cheaper alternatives along the beach or in Fisherman's Village, not far away.

Weather was cloudy for three days, that's all went wrong.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank marcogiov
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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2009

This is a good Hotel/Resort.
The beach is fantastic. Our intention was to have a very calm and relaxed holiday. This is the place to be if one wants a relaxed place to stay.
The food needs some improvement.
The service is not at the top, but in holidays our standard evaluation is more relaxed also.
Comparing with other parts of the world the service is below the 5 star level.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 12/12 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand (Formerly Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf & Spa)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
#1 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#2 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa is a five star resort and a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World, with 65 villas, 12 Suites and four restaurant outlets, a Royal Thai restaurant, a Beachfront restaurant, a Pool Bar & Restaurant, a Breakfast restaurant and a Lounge Bar. The resort also consists of an Activity center, Water sport center and Santiburi Spa by Bhawa. The Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa is well known in Thailand as a first class Resort with a high level in both standard and in the quality of services. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Santiburi Golf Hotel Mae Nam
Santiburi Golf, Resort And Spa
Santiburi Resort Koh Samui
Santiburi Hotel Koh Samui
Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa Ko Samui, Thailand

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