We stayed here for 9 nights from the 11th April, might I add firstly that I'm not so sure I would come again at this time of year as it is the 'HOT' season, I am told that Jan/Feb is the best time when a little cooler. We had two different rooms during our stay, we stayed for 7 nights in a 1 bedroom Panoramic Suite then the last 2 nights in a Beachfront Pool Villa both with 'Club' facilities that includes a private butler, afternoon tea, free beers & soft drink from room fridge, evening drinks & canapes and a one way hotel transfer. The directory in the rooms say a 'return transfer' and a 1 hour massage but this is now not part of the 'Club' deal presumably? The evening drinks & canapes from 6 - 8pm is at 'Air Bar' which has got to be the best bar I have experienced due to the stunning views & sunsets, with a choice of about 10 different cocktails, as well as spirits, wine, beers etc; We were not looking for an action packed holiday, done all that, we just wanted a relaxing peaceful place to 'Chill' and due to it's remote location we got this in abundance. If you are looking for busy sidewalks and lots of action, then maybe you are better off being closer to Chaweng. Our first room, the Panoramic Suite was superb and huge, see photos. It had a wonderful long balcony and the views from here were magnificent although too hot to use during the day. The Spa bath is in the centre of the suite and looks out with 180 degree views on to the 5 Islands, absolutely stunning and so romantic! The Beachfront Pool Villa was smaller in total square footage but with the added bonus of your own private pool. A tip here is to stay in a Villa away from the beach pool as it can be quite noisy here, so any of the first half dozen villa's to the right of the jetty. Our last 2 days were the most relaxing and peaceful.
The food generally was of a fairly high standard although the 'buffet's' can work out quite expensive, as we were there at Easter they uppped the prices on two occasions, the 'Flames' restaurant worked out at over THB 6,400 for two! If you are not big eaters then A la Carte works out a lot cheaper, breakfast was superb with views to die for. Although the resort is quite remote, there are a number of nearby bars/restaurants in easy walking distance, two to the right of the resort, I - Talay Restaurant and The Sunset Beach Resort and a couple to the left, Five Islands Restaurant and AM Samui Resort, these 4 will give you an alternative, no more than 10 min walk to them all. So, my overall rating of Intercontinental Taling Ngam Resort as an Ambassador is basically faultless, we were treated superbly by very friendly staff & management, always with a smile. The resort is quite stunning with fantastic views, therefore I have to rate it 5 stars plus!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Baan Taling Ngam Resort And Spa
- Baan Taling Ngam Hotel Taling Ngam
- Hotel Baan Taling Ngam
- InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort Ko Samui, Asia