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
Luxurious small boutique hotel far enough from the crowd and close enough for everything you will need. The rooms are beautiful, the service was excellent, and the breakfast every morning the best!!!
although the people were smiling and overall friendly, and the decor is nice (colonial style lots of wood),the room is spacious and the view is amazing it is way too expensive (paid more than 200$...) for what you get -
in the room - the sink was overflowing, the bath as well didn't drain well, also there was sewage smell some of the time, and the bath was making noises half the day. also service was not 5* - 14 minutes after 12, i already got a call telling me i have to checkout now. they tried to sell me a private driver for the day, and not really help with what i asked for... the room wasn't spotless, as well as the furniture oa bid tired.
internet was the worst i had at a thai hotel - wasn't working straight for more than 15 minutes.
breakfast it tasty but limited - got apple juice from a can, 3 pieces of fruit, croissant i had to ask for a few times, tea (twingins... not even thai tea) and then 2 ala carte dishes that were tasty. but if you want selection and choice it ain't the best.
i only give it 3* cause the view from the room is great.
there are way better value for money in the island.
Ok, it was difficult to find and location was in a dangerous busy road. This was soon forgotten. The Scent is a secret gem with a lovely staff and with a stylish wibe and cool interior decor. Food is great and breakfast to die for.
The sea is not for swimming, but the salt water pool was great. I higly recomend to take a free kayak and paddle to a magical lagune/ sand just some meters away! Marvelous!!!!! We lived in tree rooms during our stay. The room by the end of the pool was dark, small and moist. We upgraded to a beachfront room with sea view. Absolute stunning!