InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
What We Love
- Many rooms have views of the Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park
- Holistic spa uses top-tier botanicals from Sothys and Harnn
- Glass-walled fitness center adds panoramic beach views to cardio and weight training
What To Know
- The Baan Thai spa will take walk-ins, but it’s primarily by appointment
- A roll-away bed for a guest staying in your room is extra
- The Amber restaurant hosts small Thai cooking classes for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Once the famous Baan Taling Ngam Resort, the 79-room InterContinental sits on 22 manicured acres along the western shore of Koh Samui. The island is known as one of the most beautiful in the world, and the hotel’s slew of amenities only adds to its appeal. Seven pools offer a daily alternative to the private beach, and four restaurants serve a selection of Thai, Southeast Asian and fusion flavors. The guestrooms are done up in polished hardwood floors, deep soaking tubs, Egyptian cotton linens, goosedown comforters and a beachy color scheme with pops of turquoise and violet. The cliffside Baan Thai spa provides ample relaxation for adults, with holistic treatments like the Siamese herbal body scrub and a healing tea ritual. And for the little ones, the Planet Trekkers kids club offers an array of activities, from cooking classes to environmental restoration projects.
In the Area
Koh Samui earned its reputation as a bucket-list getaway thanks to its untouched sand and undersea attractions. Beyond the resort’s private beach, there’s Lamai and Chaweng, two of the most popular sandy stretches on the island, or you can head inland to Namuang Falls for a short hike with a breathtaking payoff. Across from the resort, Ang Thong National Marine Park has a cluster of protected islands with hidden coves and first-rate snorkeling. Charter a half- or full-day boat trip through the hotel concierge and explore the area on your own.
How to Get There
We chose the Intercontinental because of its secluded location to enjoy a relaxing family holiday. What an amazing resort. The views need to be seen to be believed. The resort if beautiful with not too many rooms. It was exactly what we were after.
The villa was amazing and very functional. We’re a family of five. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms were on the bottom floor and the living area on the top. The room was perfect for us. Beautiful, spacious and well equipped.
The main pool area was great and the resort also had five other, more private, pools - Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow & the adult infinity pools. These are great if you want some quiet although the main pool wasn’t very busy when we were there.
The beach was beautiful with casual seating and warm water. The pier was a great novelty. Great for a walk and photos.
I can talk about so much. The food, gym, WiFi, activities. All great.
With all the great things that make up this resort, it was the staff that made it most memorable. They were absolutely beautiful and very warm and attentive.
I can’t imagine a better accommodation for a relaxing family holiday.
My husband and I spent 5 nights at this resort. We took up a "Hoot" Deal which included 5 nights at the Intercontinental (half board - breakfast and Lunch or Dinner) and 3 nights in Bangkok. On arrival at this resort, we were looked after very well and this treatment did not stop during our stay. The resort is a little tired looking, however, the location and staff are excellent. My husband and I were able to relax, enjoy good food and the fantastic sunsets during our stay. We were sorry our stay was only 5 nights!
From the minute we arrived at the airport there was something special happening. Lovely warm greeting from the IC team and this set the tone for the 12 days we were to stay at the property. Speed boat transfer was magnificent and if you are looking for something special, splash out on the cost. Champagne and canapes on board whilst being given a running commentary of the coastline by the boys on board. An experience not to be missed. What about the hotel. Secluded, luxury, quiet, magnificent food, professional yet friendly staff. The place is just perfect. Its a cliche to say we didn't want to leave but it was true. Any negatives? If you want bars & discos this is not for you. The hotel is in a very secluded position and miles from any action, but it suited us.
I've just completed my stay at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort. It's so sad that my stay is over and I've to leave that beautiful place. When you step in there, you’re totally spoilt with the finest of things.
I stayed at the resort for 4 days and 3 nights at the Club Beachfront Pool Villa.
First and foremost, I must say that almost everything about this hotel is amazing. The hotel location is away from the busy parts of Koh Samui and provides a perfect venue to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The rooms are new and well equipped. Most of the drinks in the room for the club guest are complementary. The swimming pool and the beach are just in front of the room and minutes walk away. over my 3 days there, I had simply no lack of bottled water in the room!
The sunset is simply magical. Every day at sunset, I would be at the Club lounge for the evening cocktails. While the food and cocktails are wonderful, the beauty that comes from the sunset and the nice blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand sets this hotel apart from any other.
Intercon Koh Samui is a really big resort that stretches over a wide area. However, we never had to walk much to go places as the buggy was always just a call away. While most resorts provide such a service, the waiting time for the buggy at this resort was extremely short. It was just like they were on standby to drive you where you want to go at all times of the day. When I arrived at the hotel, I was given a hotel handphone to contact the butler anytime. It is this level of service and attention to the details that totally impress me. The given phone was helpful as I could arrange for a buggy pick-up anywhere within the hotel premise.
The most impressive thing about the hotel was the level of service that the staffs at the club lounge offers. In particular, I would like to mention my butler, Kee, as well as the Director of Guest Service, Fongbeer. I think these 2 individuals provide exceptional service to not only myself but I think many other hotel guest as well. One can observe that the service comes from the heart. It’s guanine hospitality that is demonstrated through the small things that they do for you.
I hope to be back to stay at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort some time soon! I’m already missing the place and the things they have to offer.
I just came back from a two-night stay in Room 630 with my wife, with the first of the nights coming with full Club access. In terms of the strength of this hotel, they are:
1. The views - both of the ocean and sunset - were excellent
2. The food (we tried Air Bar, Flames) was good
3. This is a beautiful property (though ageing a little - see below)
4. Staff was also welcoming; service with a smile, from the Lands of Smiles!
There are downsides to this place:
1. As some people on TA have remarked, this is a rather old property and the wear and tear do show in certain areas (in the rooms as well as outdoor areas)
2. Both of us did find the sweets served during afternoon tea in the Club Lounge, too sweet for our liking. It may have been that, as we have going easy on sugar in the last few years, our taste buds could not adjust
3. Sparkling wine, and beer were served not as cold as optimal
4. Food was expensive (not totally out of expectation it has to be said)
5. The gym was far out (you would need to take a buggy) and it was not well equipped
I do want to highlight again, how helpful the staff were. On the second of our night, my wife suffered a seizure, and I thought she required medical attention. It was around 9pm and I called up the recep asking for help, and a medical staff. As it was deep into the evening, there was no medical staff so the hotel team came back my room in quick time to help my wife onto the buggy to the lobby, to wait for a taxi to the local hospital. While it was a frantic situation, they were a calming influence on me while my wife struggled to regain consciousness, and then awareness. In the end, my wife had recovered sufficiently without requiring the trip to the hospital, but the hotel staff assured me they would be on hand should something untoward happen again. Henry, Kee, and one/two other staff (whose names I did not know) were on hand to help. They are well worthy of the Intercon brand! Kee, who was our butler for the first day/night (as we had Club privileges), extended his offer of help to us via the phone he had provided with (for Club) even though our Club privileges had lapsed on Day 2.