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"Gorgeous views from penthouse"
We stayed here as last on our trip. We had booked the penthouse suite and it is really big. In the end too big for 2 people but we booked it for the terrace. The room was not ready when we arrived at 13.30h and had to wait at pool, at 14.30h we had to check ourselves to ask if room was ready. The view on the terrace is just amazing and we were lucky to have a corner so almost 360 view. Mountain/jungle and the sea looking at Koh Phangan. The jacuzzi on terrace is big but takes a really long time to fill it up but u can have warm water which is nice in the late evening. In the end we only used it once as jacuzzi, the other times just to shower us off when it was warm during sunbading. The app itself has 3 big airco's which was convenient. There was a 2 pers bathtub with sadly a big crack in it. Also there was a shower above the bath tub so u had to go stand into the tub which normally is fine but the tub is modelled for u to lay in it. So it made it difficult to stand in it while showering. There are 3 terraces around the app, 1 at bedroom and 2 near living area. Nice to have a sit outside in the evening. The hotel is in a quiet area so you will only hear crickets and an occasional doghowling. There is a beautiful big pool downstaires which provides towelservice. The breakfast was good but only till 10.30h which made us feel a bit rushed to be on time. There was a lot of choice in food (loved the french toast). Some things u can take from the buffet and other things like eggs, pancakes and french toast u can order from ure seat. People are very friendly at the hotel. We also saw that the pool villas are more into the woods so they didnt have the gorgeous views. So keep that in mind when u book. They also provide free shuttle to sister hotel in Chaweng. There are 3 rides towards and back. (10h, 13h, 16h) last ride back at 22h. We felt a bit down by a few things, like no complementary ride to the airport (they charge 500 bath). Also scooter rental they charge 500 bath per day which is really expensive. For both occasions we found cheaper alternative down the road. In the hotel they charge almost 300 bath for a cocktail so we didn't even bother, our previous hotel charged only 150b and it had same star rating. After learning this we didnt even want to see what the restaurant prices were. So these things left a small bitter aftertaste for us compared to the other hotels we had stayed. Also mind that this hotel has no elevator so double check for elderly or people with bad/none walking conditions. Our terrace was on top of the app which u can only reach thru steps. Also wifi connection was not satisfying in appartment and terrace. It was really slow and difficult to not possible to load up photo's. Best wifi was on ground floor at pool, breakfast and reception area. We do appreciate the shower/change possibility at the Spa since our flight was in the evening.
"The pool-villas are amazing!"
Stayed here for only one night, unfortunately. But we enjoyed the fabulous 2 bedroom pool-villas very much. Spacious bedrooms and kitchen/living area but the swimming pool in the middle was the best! You will have a lot of private space up here. The only boring thing is the restaurant.. Ok food for dinner, little people in the restaurant at evening and ok breakfast-buffe but nothing more than ok. But if you like privacy pool-villas and no other guests around it's perfect!
"3 bedroom Villa Bliss "
Koh Samui was the last stop during our Thailand trip. This was the first place we got to have a villa to ourselves. We had a 3 bedroom complex with a private pool and this honestly is what made it a great experience. We had great air con, enough space for 3 people we had a bedroom each. The lounge and kitchen were well equipped. The bonus of having our own washing machine was great. We always had morning and evening swims. We loved lounging about the villa. Maybe a downside was the vastness of it and our group were split up. We had issues with the bathrooms having shower water overflowing on the floor. We could've had more towels. This villa was privately owned so we weren't able to use the free shuttle service provided by the hotel. The security staff and reception staff seemed really friendly though. We managed to hire scooters nearby the complex. Walking to the main road can be a mission in the heat so I definitely recommend hiring a scooter to get around. This place was a nice reprieve after going to other places around the island, particularly Chaweng. It was dirty and crowded.
"Huge Villa but not as Luxury as We Thought"
Takes me a long while to write this as our trip there was in May 2016. Stayed there for 2 nights at the Honeymoon villa. Pros: + The villa is really HUGE, we are talking like a big landed single story house. It has two separated main building (the living + kitchen and the sleeping quarters), jacuzzi and swimming pool (1.5m depth maximum) + Fully working kitchen (electric stove, microwave, 2-door refrigerator water kettle) + Free wifi in room + Good unlimited ala carte breakfast (at hotel restaurant) + Around 30 minutes away from airport + Jungle/village surrounding + Pricing considered cheaper compared to other hotel/resort with the size and amenities. + Free scheduled shuttle service to their sister hotel in Chaweng beach (2 or 4 time a day if not mistaken). Cons: - While it is a private villa, the degree of privacy was much lacking. The front gate was low (around 1.2m high if not mistaken) which I can easily see things happening in the villa from outside of the gate. There is no lock for the main gate and the living/kitchen quarters, it means that if you are in the sleeping quarter, outside people can still come in to your villa compound and living/kitchen quarter. Lock only available for sleeping quarter. There is two coloured wood rods that you can hang outside the main gate to indicate whether 'Do Not Disturb' or 'Make Up my Villa' but still no measure to stop unauthorized person to villa. Hotel did mentioned they have CCTV to monitor but that would not deter people physically from entering the villa. - The living/kitchen quarter and sleeping quarter is not connected. They are two separate building so during heavy rain, pretty much stuck there. - The gate bell cannot be heard from the sleeping quarter. Sleeping quarter is situated at the furthest away from main gate and the bell is available only at the living/kitchen quarter. Pity the hotel person when he had to wait for some time when I was at the sleeping quarter doing my work until I went to the living/kitchen quarter. - Dated furniture and setup. The wooden furniture needs to be given new coat of varnish or paint. - The villa and hotel area is not wheelchair friendly. Many steps to reach here and there, even though there is buggy car available. - Mosquito, they are everywhere. The villa is provided with the mosquito mat repelling stuff but still they are there. Better to just give every villa a big can of mosquito spray. - Uneven, cracking wooden flooring at the sleeping quarters.
"Kirikayan - unique place to stay!"
Kirikayan is definitely a unique place to stay! This resort is made up of a bunch of privately owned complexes. We booked our one through Airbnb but there are a number of ways to book your stay here. Really loved having a private swimming pool, meant we could go for a dip any time of day or night! We stayed in complex number #106. One of the downsides to the pool in this complex was hat there are 3 "bar stools" made of tiling in the pool. Several times we swam into these, one time cutting my arm. The interior was really nice and fit for what we needed. The Aircon was also amazing. Ground staff were friendly and there was security on site all the time. Each complex has its own wifi so double check with whomever you are booking your stay with. One thing to note is the layout. There are two buildings, one has the living space, kitchen and a bedroom. The other had two more bedrooms. This surprised us as we did not realize that we would not all be in the same house. There is a scooter rental place about 250m down the road towards the main road. Slightly dodgy but 200baht per day, so we got a scooter each. Very handy. This resort is also 5 mins from the beach.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM