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Sandalwood Luxury Villas
Ranked #4 of 62 Hotels in Maret
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31 reviews
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“A memorable experience”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Our family of four stayed at the Leelawadee villa and enjoyed the excellent views and warm hospitality of the staff. Having your own spacious villa and infinity pool beats a hotel room hands down any time. Try this for a unique and memorable experience! It is well worth the money.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for the kind review of your stay at Sandalwood Luxury Villas. We are so pleased to know that you appreciated the views from our very private Leelawadee Villa. Warm Thai style hospitality is a hallmark of the Sandalwood experience and we love to hear that you felt that way about our wonderful staff.

There are many hotel options on Koh Samui and it’s a pleasure to hear that you felt Sandalwood was a unique and memorable experience and a good value for your holiday.

Please let us know if your travel plans include a return visit to Koh Samui and we will create a special package just for you including massages at our Sanctuary Spa and meals at our Blue Ginger restaurant.
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Another six years and another trip to Koh Samui! Where do we stay! Sandlewood again or try somewhere else. Others would say try something different, it wont be the same!!!! So we book Sandlewood again and stay at Lelavadee Villa with my family of five. Were we disappointed . NO WAY. Walking onto the balcony and taking in that VIEW we knew we had made the right choice again. A fantastic time was had by my family. Lelavadee has now the superior infinity pool with the most magic view that takes your breath away AND an outdoor spa bath. They have done the living area up , now airconditioned on the hot and mossies invading nights. We enjoyed the outdoor spa bath and spent many a afternoon on the balcony taking in those stunning views. The bedrooms have all been updated and bathrooms. We enjoyed a beautiful seafood feast on our balcony organised by the kitchen and Ta. Candles, tablecloths stunning. Breakfast had great variety each morning.Our children are now young adults so we had a different aspect this time. We spent a lot of time out and about BUT THE SAME OLD AGAIN. Nice to come home to serenity. It was nice to meet Robert the owner this time and his beautiful family. Thanks for the Tips Robert enjoyed all off them especially the walking markets at Lamai and Boput. Ta in reception was very helpful and organsied our outings without any bother.We went down to the beach cove down the bottom of Sandlewood this time and enjoyed a peaceful afternoon on the beach. Nice and close. And last but not least to my beautiful friend Pon you are always in my thoughts with Sandlewood. A perfect host who has now trained another perfect host Ta. To your staff Chia, ect swasadee again for a beautiful time. So if you are thinking of staying here do your self a favour and book it. If you want excellent service, serenity, somewhere small, good food, and to be spoilt ! You wont be disappointed!!
We will return !!!! (Hopefully in less then six years again Pon).

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to compose such a lovely review of your stay at Sandalwood Luxury Villas. It is wonderful to hear that your return after six years lived up to your expectations.

Our 3 bedroom Leelawadee Villa is our most popular villas for larger family groups. The views from the balcony and the overall privacy make it a unique experience. We’ve had guests stay there who refuse to leave the villa for their entire visit just to soak in the views (and in the Jacuzzi spa). Thank you for pointing out all of the upgrades that we’ve made to that villa over the last two years (especially the private pool).

We are so pleased to know that you appreciated our unique Thai style hospitality. We have passed along your positive comments to our staff. We are very fortunate to have Pon as the general manager of Sandalwood. Not only does she manage the staff professionally, she also ensures that each of our guests receives the personalized service that makes Sandalwood such a special place.

It was a pleasure to meet you this year and we look forward to your promised return. Please contact us directly and we will make sure to create a special experience for you on your third visit. Don’t wait 6 years!
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a gorgeous place to stay! The view is simply stunning and everything about the hotel was beautiful. The view from the pool is even more amazing than in the hotel photos. The staff were incredibly friendly and the food was always delicious. It's a little bit out of the way, but that was part of the appeal for us. The hotel will drive you down to the bottom of the hill where there is a choice of beach and also a few different restaurants whenever you want, so you don't have to eat in the hotel every night. Highly recommended if you want an idyllic getaway!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your perfect escape at Sandalwood Luxury Villas. We are so pleased to hear that you found everything at our resort to be beautiful and that you received excellent service from our friendly staff and our special style of Thai hospitality.

We appreciate you pointing out that we provide free anytime shuttles to the very peaceful and secluded Coral Cove Beach, just a two minute drive from the hotel. There are a handful of restaurants and bars along the beach road and we're happy to know that you took advantage of some of the local establishments when you weren't dining at our Blue Ginger Restaurant.

We try to capture the stunning views from our property on our website, but i really has to be seen in-person to be fully appreciated. Our unique hillside location provides a serene retreat from the hectic tourist beach towns of Lamai and Chaweng. However, we provide twice daily free shuttle service to those towns and beaches if you are looking for some action. In addition, our team of drivers are always on call and available via our free mobile phones so you can easily explore all that Koh Samui has to offer.

We find that our guests particularly enjoy the ability to enjoy the fun in those towns while being able to escape to Sandalwood when you are ready to take advantage of the peace and tranquility from your villa balcony overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Please contact us directly if your travel plans include a return visit to Koh Samui. We always try to do something special for our return guests to make your next visit even more special. We look forward to welcoming your smiling faces back at Sandalwood.
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We love this accomodation. It is very cosy while there are about 10 villas, all with some great mountain view. Breakfast is very complete and nice. The food in the restaurant is very delicious. Staf is friendly and helpful. This place means rest, relaxing and enjoying. Going back to Koh Samui means going back to Sandalwood for us.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your relaxing stay at Sandalwood Luxury Villas. It is always so wonderful to hear that our guests found what they were looking for at our unique and peaceful hillside resort.

We are very proud of our chefs and staff at our Blue Ginger Restaurant and it gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the food and experience you had there.

Since coming back to Koh Samui means a return to Sandalwood, please contact us directly and we will be sure to set you up with a special package that allows you to make the most of the resort and our beautiful tropical island location.
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I miss my view at Sandalwood Villas... great rooms, great service! The staff and service are top notch. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner... thank you Robert for your tour and service (and for watching me bungee jump). The restaurant is great... the villas are beautiful. What you don't have on-site is a short ride away... with convenient 24 hour service through the hotel. Mr. Don was so friendly!

Phenomenal place- I hope to return at some point!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
We miss you at Sandalwood and the excitement of having guests who enjoyed some of the high adrenaline activities available on Koh Samui. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the delicious cuisine at our Blue Ginger Restaurant.

I have personally spoken to Mr. Don and he mentioned what a pleasure it was to give you a tour of the many wonderful activities Koh Samui has to offer.

We hope your travels will allow a return to Koh Samui so we can create some new memories together.
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This property is 1st class all the way. On top of spectacular villas and views staff and the restaurant are great. If concerned about not being on the beach, Sandalwood has a cute private one directly below and staff will drive you there.

This is a great spot for vacationing families or couples looking to get away from it all.

For more pics and review see here http://www.thislifeintrips.com/sandalwood-luxury-villas-tastes-good-life-high-koh-samui/

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your first class experience at Sandalwood Luxury Villas with the TripAdvisor community. We've loved the link to all of the great photos that you took while you were visiting with us.

It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the very private Coral Cove beach that is just a two minute drive from our hillside property. Our free anytime shuttle is always available for our guests who want to get in a little time on the beach and to perhaps take advantage of some snorkeling there.

Please be in touch if you plan to return to Sandalwood and we will put together a special package for you.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Looking for amazing hotel with a very friendly staff, first class rooms and spectacular view? I've found one in Samui and it's the Sandalwood Villas!
This luxury hotel located on the top of the hill has one of the most amazing views I have ever seen. The views from the crystal clear infinity pools are breath taking, traditional Thai food is delicious, staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Everything about this wonderful hotel was perfect! I definitely recommend it!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Owner_Sandalwood, Owner at Sandalwood Luxury Villas, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you for writing such a strong endorsement for Sandalwood Luxury Villas. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience at Sandalwood, from the views to the service and, of course, the stunning panoramic views.

It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed our main infinity pool. We've heard other guests describe it as a feeling of floating off the edge of the hill and into the Gulf of Thailand.

The talented chefs at our Blue Ginger Restaurant try to create dishes that will ignite your palate with the flavors of Thailand. It's a joy to hear that you found the meals at Sandalwood to be delicious.

We love to hear that our staff provided a level of service that made your stay at Sandalwood perfect. If you are considering a return trip to Koh Samui, please contact us directly and we will set up a special package to see if we can improve on "perfect." We will definitely try our best!
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Property: Sandalwood Luxury Villas
Address: 211/7 Moo 4, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Maret
#2 Family Hotel in Maret
#3 Luxury Hotel in Maret
#3 Spa Hotel in Maret
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandalwood Luxury Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, our ten Thai style pavilions are positioned around five infinity edge swimming pools. Each intimate and secluded villa has a panoramic ocean view and is linked by landscaped gardens with intricate stone walkways.We provide exclusive and sophisticated accommodation while seamlessly blending traditional Thai architecture with a modern contemporary style.At Sandalwood Luxury Villas, we strive to give each guest an outstanding level of quality service with our warm Thai hospitality. From the moment our professional drivers pick you up at the airport, our staff is available to cater for your every need. Whether enjoying an authentic Thai meal in our Blue Ginger Restaurant or a massage at our Sanctuary Spa, our goal is to make your Sandalwood stay a special experience. ... more   less 
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