Hansar Samui Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Huge saltwater pool right on the beach
- Plush daybeds on private room terraces
- Freestanding double bathtubs add to the romantic vibe
- Unexpected epicurean delights at H Bistro
- Oceanfront sunsets are viewable from almost everywhere on property
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- You have to cross a small road to reach the beach
- Glass shower rooms may not suit more modest guests
- Fishermen’s village closes down quite early at night
- Other resorts line most of the beach, but they don’t intrude
A short stroll from the fishermen’s village of Bo Phut, Koh Samui’s quaint but hip beachside strip, Hansar Samui is the coolest kid on the block. The flamboyant brushed red facade adds a little spice to an otherwise sleepy oceanside scene and interiors are rustic chic; think teak floors and handcrafted wooden furniture. Fresh white linens, local textiles and silk soft furnishings bring a sense of luxury to this barefoot beach sleep.
Bed and Bath
All 74 rooms enjoy sublime island views from the generous, fan-cooled private terraces, equipped with oversize daybeds. But slip inside and close the blackout curtains and you could easily be in a slick city hotel. Wall-mounted plasma TVs keep guests connected to the outside world, while notable touches like the freestanding double bathtubs make romantic indulgence mandatory.
Drag yourself from your sunbed to take dips in the beachfront saltwater pool, or for a refreshing alternative to sun and sand head for the Luxsa spa. An elegant three-story retreat with an impressive range of treatments, it has a private relaxation room for guests to drift in and out of between sessions. Evenings usually begin with sunset drinks and nibbles, reclining on beds in the chill first floor lounge. When hunger strikes, amble downstairs to H Bistro, where celebrated chef Stephen Dion has created a menu of global cuisine that surpasses typical expectations for a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand. Guests can indulge in such pleasures as imported cumin scented Australian lamb rack with porcino risotto and crispy wild rice.
In the Area
Heading out down a cobblestone street to the Village, as this part of Samui is affectionately known, takes you to yet more smart restaurants, funky bars and designer boutiques. Comprising a few traditional wooden buildings, Bo Phut manages to retain a certain old-school charm while at the same time offering visitors a diverse range of tastes and diversions. Snorkel the stunning uninhabited islands and shallow reefs of the Angthong Marine Park, ride on an elephant or get adventurous and fly through the lush canopies of the rain forest. Alternatively, stay closer to home and dine under the stars at the hotel’s beach with a romantic flame-lit supper (complete with barefoot butler service) or hit the deck with a sunset cruise for cocktails and oysters on ice.
How to Get There
We stayed at the hotel for 12 nights and had 2 double rooms. The hotel has a great location right on the best part of the beach, and it is 2 minutes walk to Fishermans Village with lots of restaurants, shops and more. Rooms are modern, but could soon have a little upgrade. Specially the shower area, and the bed was very squeaking. The breakfast is very good. We particularly liked the eggs menu that you could order from, and the waiters served this to you. You do not need to wait in line. Very good. The waiters are also very helpful and service minded. Housekeeping is also very good, and the beach bar has a good towel service. Also a great plus to them is that they came several times a day with cold water to us on the beach.
The only negative thing was the reception. We did not get our luggage until 18 hours later after our arrival, and we needed a confirmation from the reception for the arrival time, but they refused to give that. We have never experienced that before. Also they did not give feedback to confirm reservations ans such, so we had to go down and ask all the time. Finally on our departure day we asked to keep our two rooms a little longer due to late departure, that was not possible, but they offered us a room to shower. However check out is 1200 noon, and all we needed was 30-60 minutes, so even though they expected a full house they could easily have given that to us. The fact is that due to lack of soap our last day we were delayed 20 minutes and therefore left the room 1220, without any problem, so why could they not have given us a few minutes extra.
A few things they should improve, but it is a good hotel for a relaxing vacation.
This is a great place to have a good time or a relaxing time. The pool is amazing, the breakfast unbeatable. The rooms are ok and possibly ready for a refresh. We had a room on the third floor which has great views. This is very very close to the fisherman’s village so really handy for trying out different places to eat. The waiting staff and pool staff were fab. Some issues with reception, things not booked when expected etc. but overall very good. The spa is incredible and well worth a visit - make sure you book! The beach is ok ... not as good as others. It’s not too busy here so the place to go if you don’t want crowds constantly.
Fantastic, the hotel sent a taxi to collect & for 7 days we were amazed on the standards the hotel set. Would recommend and defiantly stay there next time in Koh Samui, Room was immaculate at all times with a large bath in the main area & separate shower & toilet. All the facilities were available. Mostly ate in the village but did have breakfasts there and 1 excellent meal on an evening in the restaurant.
I love to staying there because the view is amazing, the hotel is in front of the beach, it's perfect!
The breakfast was very delicious 😋 I love it.. and the services was great.. thank you for the lovely memories..
The hotel is beautiful. Staff is amazing, very kind and helpful. Breakfast was the perfect mix of Asian and Western cuisine. The pool is beautiful and relaxing, you can order drinks from your chair. Caipirosca drink was very good and they have happy hour (2x1) several times a day. The roomm was very clean and had a beautiful view. The hotel is conveniently located, close to the airport and within walking distance from a lot of restaurants and shops. Can’t wait to come back to Koh Samui and I would definitely stay here in the future.