Located in Ko Samui, Six Senses Samui is near the airport and close to Choeng Mun Beach and Big Buddha Statue. Other points of interest include Fishermans Village and Bo Phut Beach.
Six Senses Samui features a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The villa property serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, and facials. This 5-star property offers small meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a library, a concierge desk, and barbecue grills.
Guestrooms have balconies. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, phones, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and in-room safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Flat-panel televisions have premium satellite channels and DVD players. Air-conditioned rooms also include complimentary bottled water, ceiling fans, and welcome amenities. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
"A bit shabby but quite lovely."
I wrote this in the Four Seasons (via Vana Belle) just over a week after leaving Six Senses. It is impossible to compare the resorts directly. All are, in their way, five star but with substantially different price points, USPs and are all potentially fantastic experiences. If you had to try and describe the difference I guess Six Senses is the pretty, hippie hotel whereas the Four Seasons is the sleek supermodel and Vana Belle is the solid girl next door. But this is about Six Senses. The staff are superb and we notice English has improved and confidence increased (although it has to be said this is true of everywhere we have stayed this trip) and there is a nice informality and friendliness which suits the brand. We first stayed in Six Senses when it was nearly new and known as the Evason. Of its period it was innovative and we were blown away by it. Eight years on it has become a bit tired but it just has a magic that is uniquely its own. There is just something about the natural planting, linen dressed staff and location that suit us. We've had a home on Samui for seven years and always visit Dining On The Hill when visiting as we love the food (tuna Carpaccio and larb gai being our favourites). Honestly one of the best restaurants on Samui and unsung compared to its flashy brother Dining on the Rocks (also amazing). When we have guests it is one of our 'guaranteed to please' stops as the views over Koh Som on a sunny day are IMHO the best on the island. However it is true to say that the rooms have become a bit tired however if this were Venice you'd say this added to their charms. The hotel will be renovated over the next few years so some of the things people don't like will be sorted. The outside showers will be glassed in, the very green pools replaced with a softer tile and the arguably slightly over shabby chic décor will be spruced up bringing it back to its heyday. However in the interim it represents good value for money by comparison with other five star hotels. If you want clean lines and sharp edges it is probably not for you (and the beach is not the best but the main pool is unsurpassed in Samui) but if you enjoy casual eco luxury then give it a go.
"The definition of paradise!"
What an absolute treat -- we were greeted by our butler and led to our private villa with pool overlooking the ocean. The resort is surrounded by trees and it felt like we were in a tree house! Beware that Six Senses is on a peninsula of the island, so you'll need to take a cab to get to any touristy areas. The resort makes up for this by having free shuttles available and great things to do on-site (AMAZING food, spa, gym, yoga, beach activities, pool, library, and free shuttles to downtown). Truly paradise!!
"Beautiful resort in middle of jungle.."
Stayed in six senses for only 1 night. The original plan was 3 nights but decided to check out early because we wanted to closer to bars and restaurants and 500 baht each way on a daily basis and 20 min ride was to much for us. Overall loved the villa and the rustic look. It's set in a jungle. So if your scared of bugs this is not the place for you. You will need a buggy to bring you back and forth from villa to the lobby and restaurants. When you call for a pick up they are there in less than 5 minutes. The bedroom was a bit small but the bed was very comfortable. Would of prefered the out door balcony to be right outside our bedroom rather than going out side and down the stairs. The bathroom was my favorite part with the out door shower and the double sink with the huge tub. The breakfast was one of the best I have had on my 9 visits to Thailand. Loved the soup and the exotic fresh juice selections. The girl at the juice station was nice enough to show me how to make the pineapple ginger drink that I loved. The staff are very professional and attentive and make you feel special. Went to the beach but was not impressed at all. We decided to go to the pool area which was more prettier but the water was freezing cold so we did not go inside. The bar area was relaxing where I got a excellent drink made out of ginger, honey and lime and relaxed on the swinging chairs with the music playing in background. If your booking a villa in this hotel this is more for romantic and a relaxing vacation nothing else really to do. Make sure to get a villa closer to the ocean for a better view. Our first villa had not much of a view but only of trees from our window. The staff was nice to offer us another villa with a better view. I honestly expected something totally different when booked this hotel but it was not bad at all. I was really impressed when the manager named Femke came to my villa when she was advised of us wanting to check out early. She showed she cared and was very nice to talk to. I still have in my memory as we drove away from the resort and the staffed including Femke waved good bye to us. I will probably return one day on my honey moon. Where I will want to just stay on the resort grounds and not want to be near nightlife.
"Expensive djungle feeling, price vs. value does not match"
We had very high expectations coming to the Six Senses Samui. This was supposed to be the highlight of our vacation and we thought we treat ourselves to a villa with private pool for 500 Euro a night - the most expensive hotel we ever stayed in. So of course our expectations were high to have a 5star luxury honeymoon for nights. For 500 Euros a night you can after all have extreme luxury in Europe, and this is Thailand, where prices are (normally) a lot less than in Europe. With this expectations we arrived in Six Senses. We got picked up at the airport from a very nice lady, in a very nice car (and it smelled good in there too), got some water and all-in-all a very nice welcome. Then we got shown to our villa, which is made out of dark wood. The bed is a bit higher in the middle of a rather small room. The rather dark bathroom is a bit lower. The villa itself has a rather rustic feeling to it. The first villa we got was right next to the resort street, and as it is a bit higher and has windows all over it did not feel very private. After we asked we got another villa (24) which was much more private (the villa itself was pretty much the same). The view in that villa was fantastic, you lie on your bed and see the ocean. The pool itself is nice but was also a bit a disappointment. It is made out of rough concrete (the ones with stones in it), so it is not very comfortable to lean on it to look out on the ocean. The bathroom is extremely dark with very weak lightning (forget any beauty regime). The bed comes with a mosquito net, which you really need. There were so many mosquitos around, that it was not really fund to lie at the pool. What was really bad was that there is also many mosquitos in the room, as the windows are not closing properly and there is also big gaps between the doors and the outside. For a 5 star hotel paying 500 Euro a night we really expected to have a more modern house with properly closing windows and doors. And while the hotel supplies mosquito stuff (you smell like this citronella all the time) and these smoke thingies for the room, it just does not really work. While mosquitos in general or especially at this time of the year are probably an issue everywhere on this island we had almost no problem with it at the hotel we changed to later, while here it was a real nuisance. The bed is very nice, but sleep was soso due to the mosquitos (we never managed to not have 1 or 2 within our mosquito net, so they had free food all night...) and due to the fact that the boats from the nearby (messy) fishers village are going by that bay in the early morning hours, and the motors are extremely loud (so if you are a light sleeper it will wake you). The hotel restaurant is very nice, and I also liked the hotel bar. Very loungy feeling with nice sofas and nice music. The breakfast was fantastic, everything you could ask for. Just the soy milk coffee was not good, as they used sweetend soy milk, but that is okay. You could get all kind of fresh fruit and fresh juices at breakfast, all kind of eggs, cereals etc etc. Even fresh young coconut was available at breakfast. The general pool also looked really nice, but we did not use it. The beach though was rather disappointing. We checked it out once. It seemed small, empty and there is massive construction going on in the bay, so probably no wonder no one was there. As this was supposed to be the highlight of our honeymoon we were extremely disappointed and did not want to spend this amount of money for the originally planned 6 nights. The hotel staff in general was super nice (also our personal guest manager Ink), and we negotiated that we would leave after 3 nights. Which we were really happy about, as we had another super nice hotel for a 3rd of a price but much much nicer setup, atmosphere and price/value. To be fair to the hotel - while looking around we learned that all villas with private pool are extremely expensive on Koh Samui, which is really in no comparison to European prices. If you get a villa at the Six Senses without a private pool and you enjoy the rustic djungle feeling of the hotel then we believe it can be really nice and you might have a fully different view than we do. But for us it definitely did not match our expectations and especially the price vs. value mix was totally off.
"Perfect for private get away. "
Beautiful views, great food, wonderful service. The spa was the best we had in all of Thailand. We visited all four days we stayed on the island, and each time was better than the last. Away from the main part of the island so if you are looking for a peaceful time, this is the place.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel : Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM