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Baan Kao Hua Jook Villas & Apartments
Ranked #83 of 103 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I first stayed at BKJ in 2011 for almost 2 months. I had a fantastic time and the staff were amazing. I had a motorbike accident at the start of my stay and they were great, helping me sort out the bike and making sure I had bandages etc. The Sansabai Apartment was large, clean, and the bed was comfortable. When returning to Samui this year, I decided to head back to BKJ. We managed to get the same room as last time (with a fantastic view of the lake) and were just as impressed with the service, cleanliness, and general air of welcome from the staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them and they were always smiling. The only thing I would change would be the shower - the spray is fairly weak!

Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a quiet, well-run hotel away from the main drag, but close enough to the beach to walk.

Room Tip: The top floor offers excellent views of the lake, but with no elevators, the stairs can be a bit muc...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Was very surprised at how big the room was. Instead of 1 bed, we had 2 to choose from. Shower and bathroom were massive.
Small but very usuable kitchen area. Huge dining room. The only thing it was missing was a lounge suite.
The pool was great and the jet stream was very soothing on the body after a day out.The chlorine was not strong in the pool The 2 deck chairs were also very welcoming.
The room service was fast and efficient and reasonably priced. The food was good.
If you want peace and quiet away from the hustle of the main street of Samui, this is the perfect place to stay. It is a 15 minute walk into town but with so many good places to eat around the hotel, you did not have to go too far to have a feed.The bed was hard as a rock to sleep in. Lucky there is a cheap massage place nearby to fix your back.
The reception spoke good english and were very helpful with any enquiries we made. They were very quick to answer our enquiries. The hotel shuttle would pick you up at anytime before 4pm from the drop off point.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We took a standard room and our friends opted for premium villa. Standard room was very spacious about 350 sqft with a balcony. very clean. Its far from the beach so its good to hire a bike. Its quiet and peaceful. bathroom had a pretty tub but it was smelly. we had to change our room cz of the smell. next room was ok. room had a great view. lady at the restaurant did not understand english at all. we had to call receptionist couple of times to place our order.
Premium villa had two rooms and a big common area. it has only one bathroom. but it is big enough for two couples. Its got a small Jacuzzi.
You can take shared taxi from Nathon Pier for 80 THB to this hotel

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

Poor service and note that they want to charge you extra when paying by card. Pool was ok. Free shuttle to the beach at your suitable time was great. Rooms ok. Poor breakfast. Nothing more nothing less.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights. The houses (premium villa) are a good size for 4 persons, we were 2 with 2 small kids. There is a smaller private pool with build in jacuzzi which was good for the little ones but extremely full of chlorine.
The main pool is nice too, nothing to special though.
It's fairly clean although you see some mould in the shower and it's definitely not newly built
What actually made the stay not very pleasant was the poor service. It took forever just to get a juice we ordered, our lunch took over half an hour although we were the only ones.
Breakfast is includes but it's the worst I have experienced especially when paying 80euro a night. There is a choice of 4 sets which all are very basic and not very tasty. The toast was cold and there wasn't even proper milk or cream with the coffee. It seemed like there is only one person doing it all,from taking orders to cooking to serving.

Location is not very central but a once a day shuttle service to the beach is included.

Overall it seems like it used to be a pretty
nice resort but it's not being taken care of recently, that's our impression.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

It was just an awesome experience during my visit in end of November 2011.

Had stayed for 6 nights at villa and there are absolutely no complaints about service. The staff was over co-operative which was not expected. Only issue faced was communication but that was also nice experience.

The reception guy arranged bike for us and suggested us places to visit which helped a lot. There was a bar slihtly ahead of the resort which was just faculous.

The pool in the villa just added the beauty to the place.

Would recommed this hotel to any one.

Room Tip: go for any of the villas all are really amazing
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

A wonderful stay. A huge thank you to BKJ and we are already planning our return.

My wife and I travelled with my brother and his wife, and we stayed in a Premium Villa and a Sansabai apartment. We did this after having originally booked one "2 bedroom" Superior Villa - but then found a review somewhere that said that the 2nd bedroom in a Superior Villa is not a true 2nd bedroom, but rather a screened off section of the lounge area. I checked it out while we were there and yes, the Superior Villa 2nd bedroom is a screened off area of the lounge area making it more suitable to families rather than couples sharing. Couples may be able to share though by one couple having exlusive use of the lounge / 2nd bed area and locking that door, and another couple having the other bedroom at opposite ends of the villa connected via a hall with the seperate toilet, shower and vanities.

Premium Villa (34) -

Wow. A phenominally private walled villa, with beautiful plants and that wonderful plunge pool. Inside the villa was a very good standard, however these aren't really self-catering in any way with ony a rice cooker by way of applicances. There was no tea or coffee making facilities either. Nice big fridge. Typically hard beds (ie normal Thai style), but very comfy. Very large for entertaining when my brother and his wife came down to hang out there. The finishing standard for the villa was slightly rough around some edges here and there, but generally much better than the apartment. Nothing to complain about though, and at the price - probably our biggest travelling bargain ever. Will definitely return.

Sansabai apartment (201)

Good apartment with a wonderful view. Finishes a bit rough around the edges though. Hot water didn't work, but was fixed first thing on Monday (reported Sunday). My brother didn't spend a whole lot of time there, rather hanging out in our villa, so this was more of just a bedroom. While I would have no hesitiation staying in an apartment, the villa's are so awesome I wouldn't consider it. Again not really a self catering set up, although both the villa and apartment had a big fridge. A bargain.

Other room types - the proper 2 bed VIP villa and the 2 storey 4 bed house are phenominal. The house (it really is a big place) is the only one with proper self catering capability. 3 beds are internal and there is a 'honeymoon' type pavillion with another bed and ensuite seperate to the main house.

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Pool and spa were great - very deep and like the plunge pools very clean with great water quality. All gardens are lovely.

We had the entire resort to ourselves for 2 of our 4 nights stay.

Restaurant - very good and we ate there numerous times. American breakfast on the smaller side of restaurant fare, but perfect for us. Never hungry. Dinner choices rather limited, but we always enjoyed it. Generally slow service, but this is a place for relaxing! A great place to just chill. Repetitive hotel style lounge music was the only thing that got a bit grating after a while.

Other facilities - not a great deal. The small gym is there, but if you want a place that will organise tours, car rentals, that sort of thing this is not the place. There are no phones in rooms and can't make international calls from reception. This is more a place with excellent accomodation, but aside from that you take care of yourselves for other needs, apart from the free airport and beach transfers which were excellent and we used them many times. Always ready to pick you up at agreed times. Wifi excellent too.

Location - a bit out of the way. But we saw that as best of both worlds. Walk to Chaweng beach took me 10 mins, and is largely flat, with just a slight incline in the street the hotel is in (about 75m from main road). We also walked to Tesco Lotus in 20 min to do shopping then got a taxi back. Taxi back from the beach at night cost us 200BHT, but I didn't haggle that - probably be able to get cheaper. We chilled at ARK bar a lot to go swimming, eating and have some drinks on the beach. Can use their beachchairs while you are there. A lot of people don't know the hotel, so like someone has said below - tell them you are staying near Q Bar which is at the top of the same street that BKJ is.

Overall amazing value for money and, like I said we are already planning our return. That is reasonably rare for us with so much of the world left to see.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 83/46 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84329, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 103 Hotels in Chaweng
Price Range: £19 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baan Kao Hua Jook Villas & Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BKJ-resort located within the picturesque countryside of Chaweng and provides comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities. To suit guests' convenience BKJ-resort offers restaurant, free parking, open pool, transfer to the beach, laundry service and taxi service. All rooms and villas are connected to high-speed Internet via Wi-Fi. BKJ-resort has two types of accommodation - comfortable room-studios and private villas. Suitable for vacation or longer term stays. Apartments equipped to ensure an enjoyable stay. Studio has a private bathroom and a kitchenette. They have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. Each guestroom features amenities such as air conditioning, desk, TV, refrigerator, bathtub, shower. BKJ-villas has private garden with personal jacuzzi. Each bedroom is equipped with air conditioning and TV, and the kitchen has all the necessary kitchenware. Moreover our guests can always have a rest to the shade of a garden and enjoy a cup of coffee, feeling all the charm of quiet private rest. The main advantage of the hotel - is its location. Located in the Chaweng Area - the most tourist area of the island, it is based in a quiet place where no heard the noise of night clubs. With its convenient position of BKJ-resort making it easy to get to every convenience spot of Koh Samui, stores, markets, Central Festival shopping Complex. It is a 10 minute walk to the lively tourist area and the top 3 beach on the island. And is within a 10-minute car trip of Samui International Airport. ... more   less 
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