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“Your Dream Hotel”
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Belmond Napasai
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
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3 reviews
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“Your Dream Hotel”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I was here at Christmas and loved this hotel so much I am returning to write a review. If you seek hotels with luxury, incorporate local architecture and flavor, good service that is unobtrusive and ever available, and can't decide between a beach or the pool, this place will meet all of your expectations and more. I stayed at the Ritz in Bali many years ago, and never thought I'd find a comparable experience until now. This is a much smaller hotel, but no less romantic, the grounds and property are impeccable, the level of comfort is sublime and the staff is extremely attentive. The breakfasts and poolside lunches (& cocktails - try a 'tender love') are great - our only complaint to management was that dinner service (and we tried all three restaurants) was very unreliable. That said, I wouldn't let this issue deter my choice to return here for one minute. We went to some good local beach restaurants that they recommended and this was preferable.
There really isn't that much to see or do on the island , so if you're the type who doesn't like to spend time relaxing by the pool or beach, this isn't really the place for you. We didn't have a car and called for taxis or a driver when we wanted to leave the property (almost once a day) and this was fairly easy.
I find myself looking for similar hotels all over the world and if Thailand wasn't so far away I'd stop looking and just return to here. Absolute paradise.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

The setting here is superb, a stunning tranquil location.
We enjoyed four nights here in a beach front villa and found the service and staff exemplary.
Lounging on decks chairs by the beach we enjoyed complimentary cool water and special daily 'treats', fresh tropical fruits, passion fruit mango sorbet, all delivered unobtrusively....The pool and beach ( now cleared of rocks after extensive work a year ago) were superb.
The villa was spacious and well equipped with day beds as well as an expansive deck to watch the sunsets!
We ate at the restaurants here and were also fortunate to experience a beach buffet with three local chefs creating some superb and truly memorable dishes. We ventured out to 'Barracuda' restaurant one night, just a short cab fare away and well worth the visit
You are nestled in a private enclave, so a car or cab is necessary if you want to go anywhere locally, but having just come from Bhoput near Fisherman's Village, the Napasai really felt like a tranquil oasis to enjoy total R & R.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Had the holiday of my life at Napasai. Super friendly staff made the hotel a heaven. Food, Accomodation, Surrounding and everything perfect.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Having stayed at many 5 star properties all over the world, I cannot wait to come back to Napasai next year. We have just spent 8 nights at the resort with our 10 months old son (our first family holiday) and the experience could not have been more positive.
Whilst the resort location on a private beach at the northern end of the island, the fact that it is a small all villa resort, 3 fabulous restaurants and a great room service have all contributed to our experience, it is an outstanding customer service and attention to detail that set this resort apart. From villa allocation (a beachfront villa closest to the pool to make it easier for us) to a chef cooking special meals for our son, including eggs for breakfast, immaculately clean rooms, the experience has exceeded our expectations. The baby sitter arranged by the hotel was very competent and warm, our son loved her.
We only went into town once - the food at the resort is of the same price but better quality than the town. The patrons were mostly families and couples, no loud parties (we looked for peace and quiet). Some resorts may have flashier rooms (though our villa was terrific), one

Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

The Napasai is a lovely peaceful place to stay. Views over to the other islands are lovely. The rooms(we stayed in a beachfront villa) are very comfortable and tidy, with a beautiful outdoor seating area. There's a lovely feeling of peace when staying here which is helped by incredibly attentive and friendly staff who cater to your needs without being intrusive. The manageress here runs a tight ship and makes sure you have everything you need. If there's a downside, its probably the beach which although nice is not the super soft sand found on the likes of Choeng Mon, though it has very comfortable beds, view, beach service and hammocks, and watersports like canoeing and sailing (hobies) are good. it suffers from a tidal shallow slope like many beaches on Samui, and snorkelling on the island is pretty much a waster of time due to visibility. The hotel has done some work making a nice deep channel out for swimming, and added a floating deepwater platform which is good. Food is ok, we ate out most nights so just had daytime meals not a la carte, the daytime menu is a little limited and could do with more variety and we'd like to see more local dishes on it.Breakfast was excellent, huge choice of food. Overall I would recommend this hotel to people who are looking for a laid back, peaceful upper level luxury place to stay, I would certainly go back. There's just something about the place that makes you want to relax instead of running around.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Belmond Napasai

Property: Belmond Napasai
Address: 65 / 10 Baan Tai, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
#3 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#4 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#4 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,917 - ₹ 57,471
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Napasai 5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmond Napasai exudes an irresistible, traditional Thai charm. Stand-alone villas sit within 17 acres of tropical gardens, rich with cashew and coconut trees, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Tempting aromas of fresh local cuisine drift through the air, and staff greet every request with a warm smile. Life is as quiet or as lively as you desire. Spend all day beside the infinity pool or in the relaxing Napasai Spa. Alternatively plunge into the vibrant island scene with our wide range of action-packed resort activities. The resort is a haven for sports, sea and action lovers. Enjoy a number of on-site facilities, from table tennis and badminton to windsurfing and Hobie Cat. Swimming pool nestled in our tropical garden, the infinity-edge freshwater pool. Family friendly features Whether spending quality time together or letting little ones run wild with supervised activities, Belmond Napasai is an ideal choice for a Thailand family holiday. Children can meet our resident animals while touring the secret countryside. They can get involved with different sports and excursions or go for a splash in the dedicated children's pool. They will also receive special menus in our restaurants. Babysitting services can be arranged on request so parents can unwind and savour the romance of the resort. Savour the delights of Thai cuisine at our Lai Thai Restaurant. Our executive chef offers a delicious array of local specialities alongside refined Mediterranean and oriental dishes. Take a seat indoors and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, or eat al fresco on our outdoor balconies. Stunning views across the resort accompany breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining in Belmond Napasai Beach Dining: Take a seat at our beachside restaurant which offers a mouth-watering variety of barbecued and grilled dishes. Savour the delights of Thai cuisine at our Lai Thai Restaurant. Our executive chef offers a delicious array of local specialities. Take a seat indoors and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, or eat al fresco on our outdoor balconies. Stunning views across the resort accompany breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers a variety of villas from Sea view hill to sea view and beach front, One bedroom Villa Suites (beach front or in the Gardens) and Private Pool Residences from 2 to 4 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Napasai By Orient-Express Hotel Mae Nam
Napasai Koh Samui
Napasai Hotel Koh Samui
Belmond Napasai Ko Samui, Thailand

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