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InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Taling Ngam
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“Loved the InterContinental Koh Samui!”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Our stay at Intercontinental Koh Samui in April was very agreeable. From the moment we arrived, the staff were ready to welcome us with big smiles, and fresh towels. My partner had booked a speed boat resort transfer which I absolutely adored. This was an unbelievable surprise and we loved the experience. We felt like celebrities arriving to the resort with sparkling wine and wonderful Hors d'oeuvre during the trip. 

The room was very spacious and we loved the classy design. The facilities such as the pools, library, boutique, kids club, spa etc… were tastefully decorated. We particularly enjoyed the Spa and staffs were so friendly and professional we decided to get a treatment every day during our stay. We felt like VIP’s during our entire stay and we decided to join their ambassador club to benefit from the various promotions and programs at the other intercontinental hotels and resorts. An excellent experience and highly recommend for people who appreciate a sense of style and elegance.

  • Stayed April 2012
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InterContinentalUSM, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear Cmat7

Thank you for posting a great review about InterContinental Samui. I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful welcoming and stay. The speedboat is indeed a fantastic experience and a wonderful surprise indeed. We look forward to welcoming you back to Koh Samui very soon.

Warm regards
Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I took my mum for a holiday retreat recently and I have to say that the panoramic view was breathtakingly beautiful. We really had a wonderful pleasant stay at tranquil IC Koh Samui and truly impressed by warm welcome, hospitality, and exceptional services. To conclude, the scenic view, the food (esp we immensely enjoyed breakfast), the spa services, the location, the hotel itself, the staff, In-room amenities, hotel facilities were all extraordinary and we were so touched by the great services and stunning view of Baan Taling Ngam. Additionally, the turn down services with some gifts were awesome, concierge was very helpful and efficient, and buggy was fast.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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InterContinentalUSM, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear TiffanySA
Greetings from Sunny Samui!

Delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the location, views and the Panoramic View Villa. Thank you for recognizing our team in general and I look forward to welcoming you back to Paradise Island soon.

Warm regards
Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Stayed for a week in the 2 bedroom villa, felt like home. My kids enjoyed the kids club a lot, the beach and the swimming pools. - smooth check in at 12 am and welcome drinks
-items such as insect repellent and sun protection were complementary in the room
- a wide selection for breakfast
- quick buggy service to the room or the beach
- almost the same menu in the in room dining and the restaurant for dinner (amber)
- enjoyed the beach restaurant which offered some other choices than the main hotel and there are some items on the menu that are not available yet and will be soon
-loved the huge balconies on both levels in the villa
-don't miss the sunset at the air bar
-flames restaurant was not yet open
-there are workers on some of the villas that are not ready yet but we were not bothered by sounds
- spa is located in one of the 2 bedroom villas temporarily until the work is done in the spa and I have done 2 treatments that I have enjoyed, the service is excellent
- 45 minutes away from chweng (nightlife and markets)
If you want privacy, relaxation and views this is the place to stay

  • Stayed March 2012
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InterContinentalUSM, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear adorable79

We are thrilled to read your review and delighted that you and your family had a wonderful experience during your stay. Our team at Planet Trekkers (kids Club) will be delighted to hear your feedback that your children enjoyed this environment and had fun. The sunset over the five islands at Air Bar is in indeed magical and glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Koh Samui!

Warmest Regards,
Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We spent two days over easter at Intercontinental Samui and are still stunned by the whole experience, we've never seen anything like it. Neither in Thailand nor anywhere else in the world.
The hotel is located on top of a small hill by the sea. Rooms are located either in the main building or in small villas spread around the hill. From the hotel lobby you have an amazing view of the ocean and there's an infinity pool close where you overlook a wide range of the beautiful island. The second pool is located close to the private hotel beach. It was always hard to choose where to go.

Currently there are two restaurants, a Thai / Asian one close to the lobby and an international / grill restaurant at the beach. We only tested the Asian restaurant as the food was so delicious, some of the best Thai food we had. Our package even included one set dinner there so we had one meal free. Breakfast is also served there and was among the best breakfast buffets I ever experienced (they serve delicious fresh Sushi with really generous pieces of fish!)

The room we had was amazing. It was huge, the layout was clever with a big bathroom including a bathtub and a separate toilet. The room even has a wine fridge and small cocktail bar. We rarely stayed in the room though as the site is so nice that you want to spend every single minute outside.

In order to get around on the property, they offer a buggy service. It's convenient, though I wish I had discovered earlier that you can easily walk around.. The site is full of trees so you never walk in direct sunlight.

Service staff is incredibly friendly and try everything to make your stay unforgettable. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: the villas are really nice
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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InterContinentalUSM, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Giannifr

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. I am delighted to read that you had a stunning experience with us and abundantly enjoyed the magnificent views, rooms, infinity pools and copious cuisine.

Thank you once again for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to your “home on a beautiful cliff” as “Baan Taling Ngam” translates to on your upcoming visit to Koh Samui.

Warmest regards,
Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
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Reviewed 12 April 2012 via mobile

I read a number of reviews on trip advisor and had a déjà vu moment
Recognising quiet a few of the complaints and was wondering if I was in a dream
I'm a Royal Ambassador with IHG staying over 150 nights a year
This hotel is not upto scratch !!!
Will be discussing directly rather than in public


Stayed April 2012
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InterContinentalUSM, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Dkkeelin
Greetings!

Thank you for your feedback. However we are disappointed that your recent stay at our resort was not up to your expectations.

I wish you had shared with us the shortcoming you experienced during your stay, as we continually strive to exceed each of our guest’s expectations. I would be delighted to speak with you personally so that we can address your concerns directly. My personal email is arnaud.girodon@ihg.com.

Best regards,
Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

My partner and I stayed at Intercontinental Samui for 9 nights in March 2012 in a Ocean View Suite which was perfect, as it had a wonderful honeymoon design set up, located on a hill with very nice sea views.
From the minute we arrived, we enjoy the genuine Thai hospitality and top class service. We loved the fact that the resort has 7 swimming pools, and we especially enjoyed the infinity pool located near the lobby overlooking the mountains and the ocean! Ultimate relaxation!
The staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and they exceed our expectation on a ongoing basis.

We did the 5 island tour and the Koh Tao snorkeling tour, both were incredible, with an excellent lunch included. The tour was very enjoyable and not too crowded.

The resort is located on the west coast know as the baan taling ngaam. This is ideal for honeymooners, couples and families that want to relax; escape the buzz of everyday life and enjoy top class service in a comfortable environment!
A final note, be sure to try the sunset cocktails at AIRBAR!! Mr. Joe was a fantastic host and bar tender. He transformed the entire sunset experience into an ongoing culinary fiesta. He prepared us a series of unusual drink (be sure to try the molecular cocktails!) and we also loved the tapas and sushi, must try!!

If you're looking for a genuine Thai hospitality, luxury and relaxing gateway, then we highly recommend the InterContinental Samui Taling Ngam Resort & Spa. A little bit expensive but worth all the money spent.....

Room Tip: The smell of the room will tell you a lot about it :)
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guangzhou
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Having spent two weeks at the stunning InterContinental Samui Resort in a beachfront pool villa it hasn’t been easy to leave this paradise like destination. Stunning gardens, breathtaking views, and the best location one can imagine. All the staff are excellent, always with a genuine smile and a greeting. The meals were also excellent, with a wonderful breakfast spread from Asia (these sushi’s were amazing!!) to European flavors specially those freshly baked morning croissants! I highly recommend the beach villa as it’s very private and wonderfully located; also for a trip be sure to try the angtong marine park, the sceneries are stunning!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
Address: 295 Moo 3, Taling Ngam Beach, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Taling Ngam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taling Ngam
#2 Family Hotel in Taling Ngam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam is renowned for its legendary status as Koh Samui’s first ever luxury resort. Nestled on a dramatic cliff of Taling Ngam, with spectacular views over the bay and the neighboring Five Islands. The resort features chic and innovative dining, seven swimming pools, 79 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas including the iconic Beachfront Pool Villas. Baan Thai Spa and the famed Air Bar complete the picture ... more   less 
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Baan Taling Ngam Resort And Spa
Baan Taling Ngam Hotel Taling Ngam
Hotel Baan Taling Ngam
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