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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Just finished a four day stay. Wonderful accommodations, great service, secluded and safe location, and five star breakfast buffet daily. Both the villa and garden view room were top notch. A truly great resort. TF
It’s quite a pity , staying at this superb hotel for a second time to realize that it’s has been occupied by some noisy , rude and with no respect Chinese people ! They are everywhere making so much noise annoying everybody else ! The most of them have their children with them so you can imagine how peaceful and calm it wasn’t! There is a pool only for adults but even the staff didn’t protect us of the invasion of the naughty children and their parents !
The staff is pretending to be polite as they have been taught to , the most of them don’t speak English at all !
The misunderstandings are the rule ...
they apologize continuously but they do the same as they want !
The supervisors are worse than the simple staff although they seem to know better English !
They discriminate on Chinese favor always! The reservation of the tables is the most disgusting issue that make us feel embarrassed many times !
Unfortunately the owner must realize that in this policy the property of his is going to be worthless if they lower the standards for the sake of noisy and rude Chinese people!
The food at the two restaurants was moderate , we liked mostly the charcoal barbecue restaurant on the beach where the supervisor is a lady very professional, polite and made us feel at home always! It’s the only generous tip that I usually had been giving since everything was decent !
The other issue is with the spa ... they don’t care to answer to chats or emails promptly and they discriminate also having no male therapists for the customers like us , who feel embarrassed to be touched by female , so we didn’t have any massages and we didn’t spend any money because someone very clever decided to have only women therapists !
The spot of the hotel is unique, with the best view to the national sea park !
The worse thing though is that you feel enclosed within the premises of the hotel since is far away of the center so you are blocked to stay in all day long since the shuttle buses cost a lot and it’s only three times a day !
So if you decide to stay here you should keep under consideration the cost of the expensive restaurants that you are gonna eat all your meals of your day ...
the breakfast was mostly oriented to Chinese tastes with a good variety of others !
The beach is very neglected, filled with rubbish !
And suddenly they sent us in our room that the next day due to a Chinese wedding we shouldn’t use the beach, the pool and a restaurant for some hours !
It’s so low class for such a nice hotel to obey the demands of some low class people !
I’m so sorry that if they keep on like this in a while this superb hotel is going to be like a block of flats with Chinese !!
The panoramic ocean view suite was marvelous! But more than that, the club lounge with 200 degree panoramic ocean view! Having a breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail time there were incredible.
I've never been to that kind of hotels. I am so glad that I choose a club category.
The stuff there were first class. Their skill with guests were on the top level. They also gave me lots of inspirations for my business that I'm trying to proceed with.