The Scent Hotel
What We Love
- The HHomm Spa offers aromatic Thai and Chinese treatments
- Starlit dining at the French-Siamese fusion restaurant, Le Jaroen
- Peaceful location right on Bangrak Beach
What To Know
- The hotel does its best to accommodate requests for specific room décor (French, Chinese, or Thai styles)
- A free shuttle bus ferries guests to popular island locales
- It’s a popular spot for weddings and honeymoons
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the northern coast of Koh Samui, the Scent Hotel is a boutique retreat on the shores of Bangrak Beach. It’s isolated enough to feel peaceful but is within easy reach of the island’s thumping nightclubs. The overall design theme is 1940s and ’50s colonial Southeast Asia, and the 14 rooms are individually decorated in French, Chinese, or Thai styles. Scent is a defining feature; the hotel is the brainchild of a Bangkok brand known for its aromatic products and guests can customize the fragrance in their rooms. Aromatherapy is a key influence in the spa, while the Le Jaroen Restaurant is as much about the visual (star-filled skies overhead) and aural (the sound of lapping waves) experience as it is about the French-Siamese fusion cuisine.
In the Area
The island of Koh Samui, or Samui as locals and regular visitors call it, has a history that spans more than 325 years. It was discovered by backpackers several decades ago, but since the 1990s it’s become a present-day sophisticated enclave of excellent spas, dining and nightlife. The Big Buddha Temple is its most famous landmark, and the 39-foot-high golden deity is visited by devout locals as well as tourists. The hotel can also arrange private long-tail boat tours to the Five Islands to see caves, beaches and bamboo houses perched on high limestone cliffs, on islands that were until recently completely inaccessible to foreigners.
How to Get There
We loved the room, the balcony, the view, the location (not great walking, but safe enough to fisherman's village and near a small grocery store). The staff was really friendly and the food was amazing. The beach was beautiful - it's not really a swimming spot, but wading and walking were perfect.
We would really have prefered mosquito nets around the bed. They weren't terrible, but sleeping would have been more comfortable with a net.
We had a room looking over the ocean. It was really nice. The food was great as well! The a la carte breakfast was fantastic with a wide choice and the one time we ate dinner it was really great as well. To name a few points to improve on, the room good have been cleaner and everyone should realise that the pool is a lot smaller than it seems on the pictures. For the location, its really quiet, just a few beach clubs within 15 min walk. The beach is very quiet but with al the stones not really suitable and nice for swimming.
My Girlfriend and i had a very good time at first step in this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. When you breath you will feel the great scent of aroma flower around the hotel. We stay in Beach front Suite, our room have very nice beach front view, design with unique decoration . You can enjoy with turn down service start with light the scent candle with good aroma, and lovely text "Sweet Dream" with very nice brownie and Macaroon.
We recommended you don't have any doubts when booking this, just go for it, you will LOVE IT!!
We spent a great time here, all staff are more than friendly and the food in the restaurant is amazing !!! , the rooms are clean and comfortable, the swimming pool is crystal clear, the beach is nice and calm, we can say almost private, great place to stay
This place is great! The beautiful design, the location and the food. The staff where awesome too! :) We loved our one night here in the beach front view room, and would have loved to stay longer! Don’t hesitate.