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“Nice quiet hotel with beautiful ocean view”

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Samui Bayview Resort & Spa
Ranked #56 of 103 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed 11 February 2011

We really liked this hotel as it is right in between Chaweng and Lamai and therefore nice and quite. we had the beach bungalow and almost our own private little beach. The staff was lovely and friendly and would also babysit our 2 small kids for 2 nights. We had scooters to go around and we loved the Cliff hotel which is nearby. Small but nice pool and great Long Island Ice Tea. John and his staff our very friendly. The bathroom is very basic, the room not big but everything is there including airco. Not superdeluxe but of course this is not a 5* hotel and the price is right. Internet only in restaurant area.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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104Samui, Front Office Manager at Samui Bayview Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thank you for your review on our Tripadvisor page. However, we think your review to the other property because our property does not have the beach bungalow. Have a good one to you. Regards,

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Reviewed 7 February 2011

We stayed here 8 nights in january 2011.
Negative; hotel needs a refreshment , looks dated, very average breakfast , dinner too expensive , some public spaces not clean
Positive; friendly staff, stunning location with sensational seaview, 4 swimming pools , hourly free shuttle bus to the beach, we had a grand seaview room on the upper floor, spotless clean with a nice seaview.
Overall correct price-quality

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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104Samui, Owner at Samui Bayview Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thank you for your compliments and suggestions.

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Reviewed 19 January 2011

Samui Bayview exceeded my expectations for the price.

The hotel has a great 230 degree view of the ocean and coast. The room I was given had a nice size balcony overlooking the ocean and pools.

There was low occupancy during my stay so we had the pools mostly to ourselves.

Buffet breakfast is included every night and the food is decent including omelets and fruit.

The hotel is located between Chaweng and Lamai along the cliffs overlooking the ocean so you'll have to have transportation to get to any restaurants or beaches. I recommend the songthaew which is the local taxi. It is a truck with a shell and seats in the back. About 30 baht to the beaches or restaurant areas. Make sure you agree on the price before hopping on board.

Overall a nice hotel and Samui is very nice.

I recommend the Full-moon party, it's a blast.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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104Samui, Owner at Samui Bayview Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thanks so much for your kind reviews. Have a great day.

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Reviewed 18 January 2011

Samui Bayview is up on a hillock with a a sweep of the great blue waters right across. So if you enjoy curling up with a book in quiet and peace, this is the place. It 's a bit of distance from anywhere into town, but the hotel has an hourly service into Chaweng with its long stretch of beach, lively street and a host of great places to eat in.
To other parts of Koh Samui you need to walk downhill, hail a cab and bargain for the price!
The hotel has an old world charm about it. The rooms are airy, each with a great view . My only grouse was with the bathroom, which was a bit tight on space.
It's restaurant is great for a sundowner and a relaxing dinner.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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104Samui, Owner at Samui Bayview Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thank you so much for your kind comment and great support.

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Reviewed 18 January 2011

I am staying here don't be fooled by the pictures on the website i think they are taken on the day they opened the hotel!! Again view is really gourges but thats given by mother nature... The rest is not good and it's not like they do charge a lorrie bit of money.... Close to 100 euro a day my meaning is that then the least you can aspect is some service and goodmorning and a smile in THE morning!!! And ofcourse there are à few that will do anything for you but you dont even need one hand to count them... Stop counting at 2 or 3.... So i would advice.... Take another hotel.....!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2011
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104Samui, Owner at Samui Bayview Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thank you for your kind review. We will improve and develop both property and service.

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Reviewed 15 December 2010

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago just prior to getting married in Koh Samui (Miskawaan) we wanted to stay somewhere that was cheaper and affordable for everyone for the few days before our wedding. In all we had 30 of our friends and family staying here arriving on different days. Each day there was a welcome message, the staff assisted me with handing out welcome letters to our guests and arranged for pick ups from the airport. We were the first to arrive and they upgraded us to a Grand Deluxe Seaview room, it was lovely, a few days later they upgraded us again to a suite (this has two balconies, a lounge room, a jacuzzi on one of the balconies as well) when it became available. Just lovely, every couple of days the housekeeping staff would decorate the bed with flowers and towels shaped into swans, elephants etc which was a lovely surprise. The food was very very tasty, we ate here many times and it wasnt over priced so it was good to just get some lunch or some dinner without having to go down to chaweng, (sometimes you just want some quiet time). Even though its about 7 to 10 minutes drive to Chaweng its the perfect distance (just make sure that when you go to Chaweng and you get a taxi back you tell them you want to go UP the hill, as they will try and leave you down the bottom, its quite a hike up there, hence the stunning views 200bhat was the going rate).

We had a dinner one night for all 30 of us and it did cause some issues (because some of the waiting staff did not understand english properly, although their english is better than my thai) but it was sorted out eventually and the manager apologised in the morning (Thanks Nat).

On the bad side, this is almost a standard for hotels in Thailand - very very hard beds! Although when i did ask for if they could do something they did put some mattress cushioning on. So thanks, the sleep was much better after that!

Would i recommend or stay here again? Yes definately, the price is very reasonable, food is very good, they have all day happy hour until 8pm for beers and cocktails. They are very welcoming and hospitable. The swimming pools are very large and there are plenty of sun beds.

Internet was wireless and free which is a bonus, doesnt always work but that is across the island due to storms.

If you expect that everyone speaks fluent english don't go to Thailand, i stayed at 5 star hotels where they also didnt understand everything i said and if you get upset because they don't understand, stay in an English as a first language country, you will be much happier. Thailand is gorgeous and this place showed the Thai hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

This place was stuck in the 70's although reasonable price for the amazing views the views I am afraid are the only thing that is good about this hotel. It's a bit of a hike from Chawenga beach and night life. The staff although friendly were totally useless in helping us arrange anything. They charged us 2000 baht for a personal mini van hire when everywhere else was around 1000 baht mark so felt ripped off! Never again

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Additional Information about Samui Bayview Resort & Spa

Address: 104 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Samui Bayview Resort & Spa)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: £16 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samui Bayview Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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