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Paradee Resort & Spa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ko Samet
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“Afternoon tea on the beach says it all”
Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

This resort is a perfect chill. Staff are trying very hard to please and they succeed. No connection with the rest of the island and - if you wish - the rest of the world ( but internet connection is good). Lovely spacious rooms/chalets in a wonderful setting. Relax!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Walton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

There are few glorious beach retreats within 3hrs of Bangkok but I can truly say this is one of them. The arrival is faultless and exclusive with the Paradee being the only resort on Koh Samet that has it's own pier and air conditioned reception lounge. I'm not sure whether other reviews have gone into detail about about the special arrival touches but I shall leave them as a surprise if not. The beach is clean and beautifully unspoilt with loungers in the sun and shade. It's also totally private for Paradee clients. The spa is lovely, not too expensive and wasn't too busy either. The rooms are very pretty and airy. The shower is partly outside with a beautiful shower head like a large lily pad. The only negative is possibly the food although the staff are charming albeit their English is a bit limited but they try very hard. There is a thai and a western menu, both huge and possibly they're trying to accommodate too many palates and consequently nothing is turning out brilliantly. It's Thailand, thai food is fabulous and if you want to eat western food then go to one of the more touristy islands or stay in Bangkok. The hotel is located away from other places which is part of its charm but it's means taking a taxi to eat elsewhere. We would so love to return next year and for longer if we can but the food is a consideration but I'm hoping by mentioning it on this platform hey might address it because this place is fabulous and very special.

Room Tip: 114 is wonderfully private as at the end of the beach but does get lots of leaves falling onto the p...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

The Paradee is an excellent place to totally relax and unwind in a beautiful location with superb accommodation. We stayed in a beach front villa and it could not have been more ideally place for all facilities available. Staff and management are superb in that cannot take enough trouble to make sure that you are well catered for and thoroughly spoilt. Highly recommended and we sorry that we had to leave

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I stayed at the Paradee resort in December 2013 with my wife and daughter. We really enjoyed our stay and we would strongly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and quiet place to relax and unwind.

Paradee is a very beautiful place. It is one of the rare examples when the hotel looks as good as (if not better than) on the "official" pictures. When we arrived there, we couldn't believe it was such a beautiful place and we very happy with the choice we've made.

TRANSFER - The transfer was very easy. The hotel has a private lounge on the Jadet Pier, which is very nice and gives to the hotel a very exclusive feel. (All the other Samet Resort properties are being services by one lounge which is next to the Paredee lounge.) In our case, we had a private transfer both ways on a speed boat (as we were the only ones travelling), which was nice.

One note of caution: People should be careful if they make their own transfer arrangements to the resort. We flew into Bangkok and took a taxi at the Bangkok airport to the Jadet Pier in Rayong area for a flat fee of 2,500 Baht. The road was ok and we got to Rayong in under 2 hours. However, despite the fact that I made it very clear to the people in the airport and to the taxi driver that I needed to get to the Jadet Pier, the driver took us (as I later found out) to a different pier. When we arrived there, I couldn't figure out what was the name of the pier because everything was written in Thai. I asked the driver and then the people who worked there and they told me it was indeed the Jadet Pier. But, as these people were trying to sell me a boat transfer to the Samet island, I sensed something was not right and found out (after I've made several attempts) that it was not the Jadet Pier.

ROOMS - Rooms are nice. We had a beach front villa and we really liked it.

BEACH - The beach is very beautiful - the sand is nice, the water is clean, the seabed is good (i.e. clean - without any stones, corals, etc). Earlier this year we stayed at one of the Maldives island resorts, and we thought that the beach on Paradee was as good as in the Maldives.

STAFF - The staff is attentive and good. Everyone was helpful and friendly.

FOOD - We really liked the food at the restaurant. Except for one trip to Sai Kaew, we had dinner at the restaurant every night. During the day there is also free ice cream (at 2pm) and tea (at 3pm). Breakfast was good.

LOCATION - The resort is located far from all the noisy and crowded places of the Samet island (such as Sai Kaew), but if you want a bit of the action it is very easy to get to the other parts of the island - the taxi would take you to Sai Kaew in 20 minutes, will wait for you there and will then bring you back for a total fee of 1,000 Baht.

No minuses really. The only thing to note is that the resort is far away from all the action. But it's not really a minus.

Finally, many thanks to Mr Pornthep, the general manager, and all the staff for a very good holiday!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Beautiful beach, probably the best on the Island. Great rooms (Garden Included). The food is ok. Stay away from the international menu. It is rather secluded so I suggest taking a taxi to town one night. All I wanted to do was sit on the beach and enjoy the little corner of paradise. The sand is so fine and the water is a crystal clear turquoise blue. The other resorts seemed to have fishing boats hanging around their beach areas and not quite as nice looking. We stayed for 3 days which was a perfect amount of time. However we took the boat back later in the day for a extra charge. But it was worth having 3 full days.

Room Tip: We had a garden room which was still steps from the beach, all the rooms seem to be good.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Tomorrow we are leaving this unforgettable place. The hotel si fantastic, very clean with a really good service. Also the kids are enjoying the infinity pool and the warm sea water. Absolutely not missing the sunset view point Hopping to come back soon

Stayed December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed at the Paradee for a week to celebrate our anniversary- having travelled extensively, we would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for total relaxation away from the crowds, in a beautiful unspolit location.

The entire visit from start to finish was amazing- the speed boat, beachside villa, powder soft sand, snorkling and smiles of the staff

We definately highly recommend this resort!

PS They catered to our vegetarian needs

Room Tip: would recommend a beach villa, you are so close to the ocean- listening to the sounds of the waves w...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paradee Resort & Spa Hotel
Address: 76 Moo 4 | Phe, Ko Samet 21160, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Rayong Province > Ko Samet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Samet
#1 Spa Hotel in Ko Samet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradee Resort & Spa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paradee is renowned and treasure for its tranquility and “away-from-it-all” location. 40 luxurious appointed villas, all with magnificent view of either lush tropical Gardens, or white sandy beaches washed by the Gulf of Thailand.Hotel Pier; Jadet Pier (Opposite TOP Supermarket)Optional for compulosry speed boat;1) Shuttle speed boat (fee at THB 750 per person per way)From Jadet Pier (mainland) at 2PM and 5PMFrom Paradee (Koh Samet) at 11AM and 1PM2) Private Speed boat (fee at THB 3,000 per boat per way, Maximum 6 passangers)**Advance reservation require. ... more   less 
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