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Last 5 reviews
Nice friendly hotel
quiet, relaxing, romantic, friendly & private...some of the reasons why we would return again in a heartbeat, a solid 4. Food for lunch was great, never had dinner here so can't comment on that. Things you need to take into consideration if you go in late November like us...rainy season!! 1. Book villa with pool. Beach area at hotel is prone to bad currents & can be closed for swimming (7 out of 9 days). Area around pool area is small so not much privacy, plus pool area is were everyone eats. If booking a villa, the decking area only has sun till 1pm...we got around this by buying a inflatable lounger. 2. Mosquito replant needed. Present around villa pool & most outdoor restaurants we visited at night. 3. Hired moped from the guy just outside the hotel. You can get cheaper in town but this allowed us to use the moped till the very last minute before hopping into a taxi to the airport...was the best investment, got us off the beaten track & allowed us total freedom around the island...just take your time & ride sensibly. Overall we had a great experience at the hotel, but only stayed by our pool during the day when the weather was good, otherwise we were out on the moped going around the island trying different restaurants as the food is amazing on this fantastic little island. As it was out of season it was quiet at night, so we headed into town or Fishermans village direction to find some amazing places. Top 5 places to try while on the island 1. The Cliff (food) 2. The Social (sunset bar) 3. Coco Tams (fishermans village beach bar/restaurant) 4. La Playa (food) 5. Supattra (food)
Perfect in every way
Just finished a 10 day anniversary holiday at the Outrigger Hotel and from start to finish was perfect for a relaxing romantic break. First, we booked a pool villa which was very private and the bed was incredibly comfortable, can’t remember the last time I slept so well. Secondly, we booked half board and could not fault the food at all. I am a chef and very fussy and tried various different meals every evening and the only fault was there was way too much, I put on half a stone! The location again was just what we wanted peace and quiet and out of the way. There is a free ride to town if you want the hype of ‘massage’ and hassle of the typical Thai shopping ‘kiss me quick ‘ town. Although to be fair, we went in a few times for the beach and cheap bars and thoroughly enjoyed it. I certainly had my eyes opened with a full body Thai massage for 300 baht - never again 😂! I had a Thai massage in the hotel and would certainly recommend it. Bad points - just so that you know- our room was perfect for us but could do with being updated and a bit of maintenance as could certain parts of the hotel. Drinks and food are a bit pricey although there is a happy hour for cocktails, 320 bht +20% tax + 7% service or 89 bht up the road all inclusive. (£10.40 compared to £2.40) but that is generally hotels for you all over the world as they have much larger overheads. Finally, the bike rental just outside was excellent, just don’t damage the bike!
The staff are the highlight of this lovely place
We stayed here in November for 10 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The staff at the front desk greeted us with cool flannels and cold tea while we checked in, perfect after 24 hours of travelling. We were shown to our room which was lovely with beautiful furniture and spotlessly clean. It’s a small hotel which is nice and the restaurant is lovely with a fantastic choice of fresh breakfast food and great dinner menu. The cocktails were some of the best I’ve tasted. ( and I make it my mission to try several!) The stay was made even better by the friendliness of the staff and their smiling easy going ways, Da was fabulous in the restaurant, so professional with attention to detail and Su was brilliant, making a point of chatting to us about our days and making effort to make sure we had everything we wanted, her mango lassis are the best! Special mention to the wonderful Aek who was the most attentive bar man ever and whose kindness and genuine interest in people overcame all language barriers. My only negative with the stay would probably be the price of food and drink in the hotel, however they did have a pre pay 15% off offer that took the sting out of the costs. I’d recommend it to anyone who travels to this par of Koh Samui
Dining on the beach, exceptionally friendly staff and a very private villa with lap pool were the highlights. I thoroughly recommend for a getaway from the hustle and bustle. The selection and quality of food all very satisfying
Recharge the batteries
It was two weeks to sample the delights of Thailand and relax. It didn't disappoint with temperatures never dipping below 30° and reaching 36° it was a little different to the 6-9° left behind in England. Initially I was worried that the rainy season may dampen our excitement but in 14 days it rained 4 times for only an hour so no problem. The resort was fantastic the ability to use the poolside bar or use our own private plunge pool. Meal times could be taken under the tree overlooking the sea. or in the restaurant the food excellent and a Thai cookery lesson was thoroughly enjoyed by she who must be obeyed. Happy hour was rarely missed due to the lure of exotic cocktails. finally all of the staff were so welcoming and friendly a big shout out to Mee & Pen who were so sweet and never stopped smiling.
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