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A well-being treat
Outrigger Koh Samui has been a sumptuous treat from the beginning to end. The location while a little remote is breathtaking. Breakfast by the beach each morning is a visual treat. The food staff cocktails mock tails and service are excellent. The day spa is good value in comparison to other spas. We hired a motorcycle which the hotel arranged and loved the freedom it gave us in getting around. Having a plunge pool and the privacy it affords was a treat and the hotel was never busy. Excellent value compared to prices in town and long serving friendly staff. Can’t say enough. Come here to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones!!!
Very good saty
Very good stay at Outrigger. Rooms are very nice and the private pool is small but enough to get some fresh and a quick jump into the water. Food is good but not served with enough quantity. Could be more. Prices are high. All other services are good: spa, shuttle service to airport or market. Location is ok but you will to rent a car or a bike to visit the island. Beach is very nice: Clean and safe. Shoes and mask are available for free.
This is a wonderful little retreat from the buzz of Koh Samui. We received an upgrade to a pool villa, which apart from an old air conditioning was fab. Very attentive service throughout. Snorkeling in the coral reefs is very nice, but don't expect a beach for swimming. Few sunbeds at the pool. The pool (three staggered ones, actually) were extremely nice. My strong advise is to get a car to see the sights, go to proper beaches and have dinner. Food and drinks at the resort are ok but overpriced. Other than that we loved it.
Great hotel but not 5*
We have just visited the Outrigger Hotel, it is a lovely hotel the rooms are amazing and spacious. The breakfast is delicious with a wide variety of food, all the staff were extremely friendly too. Although, we found this hotel to be a little secluded, they have two free shuttles per day to Chaweng. You can get taxis around the island or you can catch a Songthaw from the main road which is about 200m away (these are considerably cheaper than taxis). Samui Elephant sanctuary is a must visit as they have rescued elephants who have been abused through the tourist industry! Do not go elephant trekking- you can see the difference between the elephants behaviour and its very upsetting.- also, from seeing signs for trekking, you only get 30 minutes, whereas the sanctuary you get a 3 hour guide with hot and cold food, beverages, hotel return transfers included as well as very happy elephants! However, we found that there was no real atmosphere at this hotel, with very few guests staying around the pool/ bar. The hotel should consider playing light music throughly the day around these areas or even a local band playing in the evening as the restaurant is in a great location but would be perfect with an atmosphere. Furthermore, we found that during one evening meal, the main course service took around 1 hour from our starter arriving which is not what you expect considering the price comped to local restaurants. However, the staff were very apologetic and provided a complimentary drink each. We recommend visiting fisherman’s village night market in BoPhut on a Friday evening as it is very busy and has very cheap but high quality street food. Overall, the Outrigger is a lovely hotel and would recommend if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng.
Lovely Boutique Hotel off the beaten track
We returned to Koh Samui after nearly 20 years this time with the kids (age 14 & 18). We had 2 rooms in nice location not far from the pool. The rooms were beautiful and well appointed in keeping with the whole hotel really. We had out own plunge pool with sun loungers outside the room in our own secluded decked area. The welcome was friendly and smooth and staff were always keen to help with any requests including booking local restaurants for us. This is a relatively small hotel in terms of rooms and it sits on its own sandy/rocky beach in a cove. The beach is very quiet as is the pool areas although we did visit in the low season (August) so that is to be expected. Whilst we had no problems getting a sun bed by the pool I could imagine this being more of challenge during peak times, though we had our own by the room as I said. I'd say that breakfast is OK in terms of choice which remained mostly the same for the week we were there but the restaurant does offer excellent bar snacks and the evening meal menu was varied and of excellent quality. The kids were able to get the burgers and pasta whilst the adults took advantage of the varied Thai cuisine. Remember wine is expensive in Thailand relative to Europe with the cheapest white (Cab Sauv) £37. We ate in the hotel 3 nights out of 7. We were offered a free Thai cookery lesson for the family but having done that in Chang Mai we swapped it for a massage for 4 in the hotel spa- thanks to the ladies an enjoyable experience and well worth taking advantage of. Room service was quick and the cleaners did a great job every day, particularly the challenge of the kids bomb site! Staff were attentive and genuinely keen to help with special mention to Am, Meem, Bao. I think the pool/restaurant area could do with a bit of a refresh such as the lights on the steps but nothing that would detract from a lovely holiday. I think overall this is a great hotel for couples and those on their honeymoon but if you want beach action or bars then hotels closer to Fishermans village would be better suited to you.Taxis are required to get to most places to eat/drink. My overall impression of the island is that it was clearly more unspoilt 20 years ago such as the two of us on a jeep safari swimming alone in the famous waterfalls to 2019 when the jeep safari was a convoy, the waterfalls have 3 water slides and the places is full of tourists. If you look you can still find the unspoiled Thailand, you just need to look a little harder these days.... I would say however the Outrigger does provide that in a luxury setting.
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