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“Wonderful 10 Days Holiday Fair House Villas” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fair House Villas & Spa
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai
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18 reviews
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“Wonderful 10 Days Holiday Fair House Villas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our first time to Thailand, the whole trip done from internet research. Having read pages of reviews we chose this hotel, wow we are so glad we did, what an absolutely great 10 days, even now we have left many days ago, my wife and I just cannot get over what a great time we had. Ok the basics, this is a quieter hotel, definitely not a party hotel, away from mainstream area about a mile up a track/road. It is not totally isolated as we thought it may have been, you can walk on the beach to a few bars/restaurants and it is easy it go out further afield. This applies to a lot of hotels/villas, the ones ín town' are full on in town, it depends what you want. The hotel is set in lush green gardens, it has an environmental policy which we found totally acceptable, they grow some of there own flowers and herbs etc for the hotel, the pool is not heavily chlorinated etc, towels can be changed at any time but they are not changed for the sake of it.

The hotel is not new, there are certainly little things that just show this, however the place is kept immaculately clean, it is a total delight to walk to breakfast by the beach etc, just a few things look dated or worn, there was a temporary water filter in use by the pool, it could have been covered up or hidden away, but its just sat there, spoiling a pleasant surrounding, trivia I know !.

If this place was rated on its staff it would be a 10 star, just a delight to be around and so helpful, they took us to the main road on one of there golf buggies on a few occasions and to pick up water from the local shops, what more can you ask.

We booked with the hotel directly which was a smart move, there was someone to meet us at the airport ( prettiest one in the world) and took us straight to the hotel, that was in the price, we could not have had a better start.
We where met with a cold drink, our bags taken to our room. As we had asked for a room with a view, we where driven up the path in a buggy, as it is a very steep pathway, we are in our 50,s but fit, we walked this easily 3 or 4 times a day, the exercise did us good, however if you do not want this, book one of the garden rooms that are not in the same area.

The door was opened and all I can say is our breath was taken away, there are views and there are views, the bed had flowers on it with decorative swans, really was fantastic. watching the sun go down sitting in your own spa tub is just one of life's great pleasures and worth every step of the walk.
Breakfast covered all bases, fruits, cereals, basic cooked etc, staff again so helpful we sat having coffee for an hour most days, even skype'd our son whilst having bacon and eggs. We did not eat in the restaurant at night, we like to travel out, we found the bar to be a bit dark, there was a jazz player one night, he was really good but could hardly see him.

We hired a scooter from the hotel, so much easier than from hire shop, 6 pounds a day, bargain, again good thing was we had it one day missed a day, then if we wanted we took it from midday etc, all put on room bill, no handing over passports as you have to in many hire shops, just so easy, great way to see the island, just keep your eyes on the road and use common sense. There is a complimentary mini bus that will take you into the heart of town, runs a couple of times a day, they will drop you off anywhere on route. we used it into town and taxied back, last trip back 9..30pm by the bus.

One of the great things about the holiday was the total peace and quiet of the hotel, it is just in the most stunning setting, lush green, nice beach front ( not a swimming area), we went to the beach in town one day, hounded constantly by sellers and wild dogs, this is just the opposite, peaceful and serene, 25 mins later you can be in a street with a 100 bars if you wish, closer to hand is fisherman's village, bit of a tourist tacky trap but we went a few evenings, loads of eating places.

So after all that, what is there to say, stunningly quiet private hotel, we had a stunning room/view. Yes its not new, it does have its minor faults, floors creek, doors creek etc, but give me a place like this any day. Staff are great ( do not expect fluent English all the time). Will we go back, yes we will, looking now for when we can go again. !!!!!!!

Room Tip: If you do not mind a steep 5-7 min walk from pool to your room take one of the higher sunset rooms w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at fair house for a week at the start of July. The villa was very spacious and clean and decorated in flowers when we arrived. All the staff were very helpful and very happy to help us booking taxi and day trips and also the service in both the pool bar and restaurant was very good.
The pool was lovely and looked straight to on to the beach which was very peaceful and quiet, both the pool and all the communal areas were kept very clean.
Food was good and lots of selection at breakfast only comment would be that breakfast seemed a little expensive but overall a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katie L
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Vernon, Canada
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39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Fair House Villas for 2 nights in May 2014. We found a great deal online and couldn't pass up the opportunity for a nice break from Guest Houses. We were very impressed with the room upon check in. The villas are large, clean, with a wonderful Thai feel which we really enjoyed. The skylight area above the bathtub was particularly beautiful. The pool area and grounds were very well kept. The hotel offers many classes and events including intro language courses, tree planting, and a garden walk. Beach towels are provided and changed daily. An in-room safe, bath robes and slippers are among the amenities offered.

Our only real complaint was this: We attempted to utilize the free snorkel equipment. The equipment itself was in terrible condition and did not appear to be cleaned after use by anyone as they are simply taken in and out of a cupboard by the pool. We also utilized the free bicycles to take to Fishermen's Village. These bikes were in horrific condition with my husband using a bike with faulty breaks and gears. We appreciate the availability of these free amenities, but they need to either take better care of them, or perhaps charge a small fee for maintenance.

Overall we were very pleased with this hotel. The rooms were beautiful, as was the pool area. Considering the price, we found a really great place in Fair House Villas and Spa and would recommend this hotel to anyone (just maybe not the free amenities).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike_Amanda2014
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Just returned after staying here for 9 nights for our honeymoon. The hotel and grounds are very clean and the staff were absolutely fantastic, couldn't have done more for us. We had a sunset Jacuzzi villa, which was a nice large room (massive bed) and bathroom with a very spacious balcony complete with Jacuzzi showing breath-taking views across the Island. Be aware these room are not suitable though for travellers that don't like climbing steep hills and steps, if this doesn't bother you then they are well worth the money! Reception do offer to take your suitcases directly to the room for you and they initially take you to your room on a golf buggy so you have a tour of the complex. The hotel staff obviously have pride in their workplace and this was reflected in the pristine grounds, all staff that we came across were very helpful and friendly. The hotel offers push bikes, scooters and there own taxi service for the guests to use during their stay all at reasonable prices. The taxi service does also include a few free of charge trips to Chaweng and back which is a brilliant service, this information is provided to you on check in. Fairhouse is located in a quieter area but is close enough to the nightlife if that is what you would like, roughly 15 minutes taxi to Chaweng and 10 minutes to the fishermans village, it was perfect for us being on our honeymoon and just the relaxing stay that we were looking for.

Thank you for a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emdave140614
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east sussex
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

stayed here for 13 nights ,from the 25th of april to the 8th may,booked a pool villa with pool to the front ,which we requested,loved it !, staff great ,new pool towles arrived every evening ,fairhouse is a little out of the way ,but you can always get the shuttle ,we hired a car for 3 days ,(have done before when we have visited samui), well worth it to go of and explore ,that's how we found this peacefull place ! we walked to fishermans village a few times and got a tuktuk or cab back,also walked along the beach to a few bars ,did find the bathroom a little dark ,and do bring a face flannel as they don't provide them .overall enjoyed our stay ,lots of nice little details to this place staff very good ,also go in to chaweng for the hustle and bustle !!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: pool villa 302 ,was great right near pool ,beach and restaurant .
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the negative reviews I just want to point out the hotel is not as out the way as people say it is, yes it's lovely and peaceful away from the noise but me and my partner walked 30 mins down the beach to a stretch of restaurants and bars,which is a lovely walk, you could walk through them and be in town where there are plenty of shops and restaurants, and also if you take a short walk down the beach the sand is softer. The hotel itself is just beautiful, clean, there's a attention to detail everywhere and the restaurant area is superb with fantastic views. Yes it's quite which is what you want on a tropical get away? but if you want a party hotel go to chaweng. Staff could not do enough for us, always welcoming and very polite. The rooms are beautifully Thai themed and spacious. Had a fantastic holiday here and would recommend it ten times over.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

My thoughts on our recent stay here is rather mixed. The staff and service here was excellent and could not fault that at all. They arranged for a hire car to be delivered for us and were very approachable at arranging transfers to Chaweng whenever we needed. The restaurant and pool bar staff were also excellent. The rooms were clean and housekeeping did a great job in the room and provided regular fresh towels. The room was let down though by having a shower that didn't drain properly which caused dirt/mould to build up in the recess so was rather unclean. Our air conditioner also didn't seem to work that great. Food choices at the restaurant/room service were rather limited.

Room Tip: Room 210 is a standard room but has a great balcony and view of the sea and koh phangan.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fromthedale
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FairHouseVillas, Manager at Fair House Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear fromthedale,

Many thanks for leaving your candid comments about your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the various services and that you found the staff helpful and kind. However, we are sad to see that some areas of your stay were not perfect. With notification, I am sure we would have been able to solve the issues regarding your drain and the air conditioning unit during your stay, but we do appreciate that mention it here, giving us a chance to fix it for our future guests.

Again, thank you very much for your helpful feedback and we would hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Vig
Director of Operations
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Additional Information about Fair House Villas & Spa

Property: Fair House Villas & Spa
Address: 39 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
#7 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#11 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fair House Villas & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fair House Villas & Spa is a locally owned, romantic beach front resort that offers a relaxing atmosphere away from the busy areas of Koh Samui. In the lush tropical gardens you will find the airy and spacious traditional Thai-style bungalows that were carefully built to harmonize with their natural surroundings. The hotel offers six different room categories, all with private balcony or terrace, ranging from the Garden Villas to the exclusive Beach Front Villas, which feature private swimming pools. ... more   less 
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Fair House Villas & Spa Ko Samui, Thailand

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