Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
What We Love
- All guestrooms and villas have private terraces and hot tubs
- Free refreshments upon arrival
- Signature Island Fusion massage blends Balinese, Lomi-Lomi and Thai techniques
What To Know
- In-room WiFi is free
- Quan Spa is by appointment only
- Airport shuttle transportation is not included
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a secluded stretch of Koh Samui shoreline, this 78-room Renaissance outpost blends British colonial designs with Samui relics and a kaleidoscope of accents. All rooms and villas have polished hardwood floors, crisp white linens and open up to a private terrace that’s kitted out with a Whirlpool tub. But the centerpiece of the resort is the tiered pool that offers unbroken views of the private Laem Nan Beach. At this Koh Samui retreat, there are a bevy of ways to spend your day: Grab a cocktail at the open-air pool bar, hit the water with a kayak and snorkeling gear, squeeze in a yoga or Thai Chi session by the shore or spend an afternoon at Quan Spa, which offers massage, facial and body treatments as well as a signature Bath Therapy menu. And when hunger strikes, choose from four restaurants that offer a variety of Asian and Mediterranean fare.
In the Area
Tee it up at the Royal Samui Golf and Country Club near Chaweng Beach, or kick things up a notch with a mountain biking or rock climbing excursion nearby (your concierge can recommend the best spots and even arrange round-trip transportation). Families should check out the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo for close encounters with fish and wildlife native to the Gulf of Thailand, or visit the Samui Butterfly Garden at Laem Natien. If you’re looking for a raucous scene, head to Chaweng for the island’s liveliest nightlife. And don’t leave Thailand without a guided tour of the neighboring islands with Samui Boat Charter, offering your choice of sailing or speedboat excursions to hidden coves and secret snorkeling spots surrounding Koh Samui.
How to Get There
We recently stayed here for three nights. The service at this hotel was great. All of the employees were always very friendly. The food, which was reasonably priced, was also delicious. As Platinum members our two rooms were upgraded to two pool suites which we appreciated. As far as negatives, the beach is not really for swimming as the tide goes out quite far. However our kids enjoyed looking for sea creatures when the tide was out. In addition, the hotel is probably due for a renovation. Still, I would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for a nice stay at the hotel! Private and quiet place to relax especially at the pool bar with excellent service by Oa and Woody.
Breakfast team was very enthusiastic, food was very good with special offers!! Special thanks to FO team Khun May was very helpful :)))
I had a short 1 night stay here. I thought it was decent.
Our dinner at the hotel restaurant was not good.
The breakfast was not bad. Freshly squeezed juice option was great.
The swimming pool was nice. There were barely anyone using the pool in the morning.
The room was comfortable.
Staff were friendly.
The grounds were well kept.
The beach is only good for lounging or walking. Don't expect to go in the very shallow water.
I expected more things around the hotel but not really anything within walkng distance.
This resort is a wonderful resort. It has beautiful premises that make you feel like you are living in a spa all the time and its beautiful decor is really part of your holiday experience. The pools are really wonderful and very relaxing with genuinely warm water and sun that allows you to in the sun without damage. The beach is present but there is a artificial stone barrier about a kilometer off the beach so that the waves of the sea do not hit you but you have a shallow rocky beachy water filled area with a beach which is safe and secure but not entirely a beach. For me the pool just in-front of the beach was enough but this might be enough for others. Bar at he pool is lovely and the resort surprises you with treats at the poolside/beachside. Good food at restaurants. We had a house with private pool and hot tub and to be honest you don't need a private pool. Our wooden hut room was excellent but we paid for it so the rooms with access to the resort facilities might give you better value. Survive was excellent!
This hotel is in no way a 4 star hotel. It would be more appropriate to be 2/3 star at best. What’s weird is that this hotel was the most expensive out of all the hotels we stayed at during our tour of Thailand yet offered the worst room & location of said room was terrible. Room 602.
The room was really small. How it can be called a deluxe is beyond me. We always request a King size bed. In this case the bed was so large it took up almost all the space in the room. It was two 3/4 beds pushed together. The bed was pushed against the patio door & the bedding did not quite cover the entire bed. Does that speak of deluxe to you? A tiny room with a bed pushed against the patio door! We had a partial view of the ocean (suppose to be sea view) & a good view over the parking lot! The location of the deluxe suits is across the road from the main hotel. It’s like the main hotel took ownership of a block of rundown apartments across from them. In order to reach the room from the main hotel you need to take 2 elevators & walk across the bridge/road! The look of the rooms are dull as well.
The shower cubicle wasn’t too bad but the toilet had issues flushing with the water rising to the brim. The plumber advised not to use too much toilet paper.
The jacuzzi bath on the balcony was small and can only fit one tiny person at a time. The addition of the jacuzzi did not make the view of the parking lot any better!
I was so confused by what we received in return for what we paid as I’m quite familiar with Renaissance Hotels & this didn’t add up. If they marketed themselves as a 2/3 star establishment then I would have no issue as I would not have higher expectations but this was unacceptable.
We had a look at a villa. While it was quite spacious with its own pool and enclosed courtyard, it looked dated, dark & rundown. It had a weird shower which can double up as a square bath but just looked super dangerous. As one reviewer mentioned you need a ladder to climb in & out. It would be a night mare with kids & the tiles look really sharp.
The beach is nice if you like a lagoon like feeling with shallow waters. Great for kids. You would need swim shoes though as there is coral and rocks which make walking a tad difficult. Water too shallow for a proper swim. The pool area is compact but great for the kids as it is in close proximity to the beach. It is not a private beach. It has the feel of a guesthouse setting. This information is not obvious when booking & if the establishment was more transparent it would not have so many disappointed reviews. If in other better reviews you have read that the rooms are great, spacious etc then either we were royally screwed over or those people are not used to better accommodation. The Dusit Thani in Krabi & The Surin in Phuket both cost less however were of a far higher standard thus we were confused as to what was going on.
We did not raise our concerns with the staff as we knew that none of this misleading was any of their faults. They are not the ones advertising the hotel nor are they responsible for updating & upgrading the hotel. The staff were the highlight of our stay there. Always smiling & polite.
This is a higher management issue & considering the generic responses all the other reviews have received I don’t expect that any changes will come about from this review. The least they can do is change the rating of the hotel to a 2+. I mean the bedding didn’t cover the entire bed!