We went on our honeymoon and were travelling around Koh Samui. We originally booked 3 nights but stayed another 3 because the hotel was so good.
They prepared our room beautifully with petals on the bed. We had a lovely view from the room but didn't really use it as the view from the bar and restaurant was wonderful for the evenings, and the view from the poll was spectacular for the days.
It is the ideal place to stay if you want somewhere to relax, and chill out. They provide breakfast which is better than the other hotels we stayed in, they provide beach towels and a safe, and there is a decent movie channel showing films in English available in the rooms, as well as the usual BBC world service.
The only downside was that the hotel was up a very steep driveway, and between 2 resorts, so it was difficult to get to the beach on foot (we tried). They provided free hourly transport to Lamai (the 2nd biggest resort on the island), and twice daily transport to Chaweng, (the biggest resort). This was useful and meant we were able to go to the beach as often as we liked. However, there was nothing at night, so you had to get a taxi or catch one of the buses which toot for business along the main road. No big deal if you're the type of people who like to stay in the hotel at night, the food there was good and we stayed ourselves 3 of the 6 nights.
Between the hotel and Lamai, we found a restaurant called the Tarua Samui Seafood. It was full of locals in the evening and had Karaoke on, but was the best restaurant we found on the island, serving fresh seafood, some of which you could select directly from the tank.
All in all, this hotel is fantastic if you want to relax and are happy to limit your experience to 2 resorts, and for a beach/pool holiday, it is perfect. We were very happy to stay at such a wonderful resort for 6 nights. However, afterwards we craved a little adventure and went to a different hotel in the Big Buddha area where we hired scooters to get around, and were able to have a more independent experience within short walking distance of the beach for those moonlit strolls. We are glad we did both.
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- Best Western Samui Bayview Resort And Spa
- Best Western Chaweng
- Chaweng Best Western
- Best Western Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Best Western
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