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Six Senses Samui

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our stay at Six Senses Samui was extremely nice despite it being during the rainy season (see note below about rainy season). The staff was *completely* dedicated to making sure we had everything we needed, and our GEM (guest experience maker) was a really nice guy. The resort is really well-designed and it feels like you're really part of a fishing village instead of a resort. The rooms/villas were extremely nice inside; The beds were comfortable, and whole villa were immaculate. The resort offers tons of activities (some free and some not) to keep you busy. I saw another review which said the resort's food was bad, but I totally disagree. We ate at the resort several times and it was superb. The food quality, food taste, and service was outstanding. Although the resort food's price was somewhat expensive compared to other restaurants in town, the price ended up being about the same as a taxi to/from town and eating at a less expensive restaurant in town. So, we ate at the resort 3 or 4 times during the week we were there. Note: Rainy season in Samui is different than rainy season in Bangkok and Northern Thailand. Before we booked this vacation, we checked to make sure that it wasn't rainy season in Thailand. When we were in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, the weather was fine, but Samui was all rainy. What we should have checked is the rainy season in each city we went to. Samui is only a one-hour flight away from Bangkok, but Samui's weather was very different than Bangkok's weather.

You expect when you pay Bt5000/$150 per person for a meal in a restaurant of this supposed quality in Thailand that the food is going to be special. Well, it was without a doubt the worst meal I have ever had in a restaurant in my life. 3 of us went to dinner and we all had something different and we all thought it was terrible. Looked great, tasted like, well, I won't use that kind of language here. And we told them when they asked that it was terrible. That's the word we used, terrible. The wines were great, though, so we at least had something in our mouths that was pleasing. It took me most of the next day to stop feeling sick to my stomach. I live in Thailand and eat Thai food all the time, so it wasn't that I am not used to it. I spent 40 years in the restaurant business, so I also know food. Service was great, the people were typically Thai wonderful. Disappointed doesn't even begin to cover it.

We just returned from a 5 nights stay at Six Senses Koh Samui and we wondered what took us so long to re-visit the hotel! 10 years is too long to wait to return to paradise. The only reasons we could think of was that the villas were beginning to look tired back in 2007 and the beach area was small-ish. So we been going to Chaweng-noi for its soft sand and big expanse of beach. We found out that the hotel underwent a full renovation in 2015! So we decided to give it another shot and we were not disappointed! Check in was quick, informative and efficient, we were taken to our villas within 10 mins of arriving. We loved the lighter wood used for the structure and pop of bright green color used in soft furnishing. Without loosing the rustic feel, the villa is now brighter and much more comfortable for what you have to pay. We think that it will be a great idea if a master switch by the bedside can be added to the room to make it convenient to switch of all the lights at one flick. Our GEM Song was a super star, she checks on us every morning at breakfast to see if there’s anything she could help us with booking or making arrangement if we would like to head out to town or activities. She even took the initiative to check us in on our return flight....now that’s service! We also absolutely love the pool, ample chill out area and the farm on the hill where they have chicken, goats and vegetable patches. The resort is truly eco, for example where they will filter out the oil and filth from water before it’s discharged, food waste is used to produce effective microorganism and the Airrcon powers up the water heater! The beach is not as busy as the pool, it’s a good getaway from the masses but have to put up with some construction noise from the opposite villas (another developer). The food is generally good, we have eaten by the beach, pool, in villa and in both the restaurants. The breakfast area looks out to the sea and its breathtaking on a sunny day! I think the menu description could be more accurate though, I thought I ordered a pan fried snapper for my main and I got a whole deep fried snapper. No big issues, just helps to manage expectations and portions. The spa is truly amazing, villas perched on the rocks where we can hear the water crashes against the rocks whilst being massaged. And the therapist are all very well trained, although it doesn’t come cheap. Gary the GM and his team are doing an amazing job to keep improving the hotel’s facilities and services. We are very glad that we choose to return, we leave after 5 nights rested and rejuvenated. Can’t wait to return! P.S. Nothing to do with the hotel, but a more general comment on the rise of the affluent Chinese tourist population. This do mean that you get some loud talking and photo taking at every instaworthy area in the hotel which can be annoying and amusing...

This resort is definitely one of my favorite resorts in Asia . The landscaping is so beautiful and zen- you are in seclusion and it’s fabulous for a good rest/ getaway relaxing trip. I was here for close to a week and have to say it’s an amazing experience! The massages here are beyond amazing ( pricey for Thailand benchmark- around $150+++ but worth every penny). You get this private room with a view to the jungles / beach and the masseuses are so good- definitely the best of the best massages I have experienced. Very dangerous as you can easily find yourself at the spa everyday. The landscaping is so beautiful and the view is amazing- wherever you are in the resort. Our room and private pool is really beautiful - nice enough that makes you lazy to want to leave the room. I must have gone during low season as I tend to get the beach to myself most of the time. The place is big enough that I rarely see other guests ( unless I go to restaurant/ reception areas). Definitely very peaceful and quiet and you get alot of privacy here. The water is crystal clear and the beach is very nice - I see that they are starting constructions in surrounding areas soon- but it didn’t affect me at the time of travel. Breakfast/ restaurant/ room service are all amazing. We booked the dinner by the cliff package and that was great- food was amazing and abundance - we should have gotten there abit earlier before it gets dark to catch the sunset as that would have been more amazing ( saw the six senses ad for the dinner by the cliff in one of the airline magazines hence that was one of the reason why I wanted to come in the first place). They have shuttle service ( I think it was like $5-$10 - don’t remember the exact amount) to town - fisherman village is very nice and definitely recommend. Around the resorts - there are phone booths/ sitting lounges for you to sit and wait for buggy or to rest. Attention to details are really amazing. They even provide cell phones in the room for you to bring around in case you need to call the staffs etc. All in all, there’s really nothing for me to complain about this place - just that time passed by so quickly during my week- stay here. Looking to come back here soon!

To put this review into context, this is not a bad place to stay. Indeed it is in some senses high quality, but now seems to be in danger of looking past its peak. On the positive side, the location is beautiful and quiet. The villas are large and well-appointed. The staff are very friendly and attentive. You are ferried around in golf buggies, and there is a small but clean beach to visit and enjoy. The gym is small but well-equipped. The spa offers an excellent massage service. The breakfast is generous, and the restaurant offered substantial and tasty, though pricey food. We did encounter a few issues, such as: on the first night the lighting to the steps leading to our villa door was not working and the air conditioning inside the villa was leaking; and the discovery of a large (though completely harmless) insect in our room on the second night. All of these issues were sorted out promptly when we reported them, and we were offered complementary services by way of apology, for which we were grateful. Nonetheless, it is right that we point out these defects, as they and others (such as the tired feeling of the main reception area) might be preventing this resort from achieving its potential, or at worst lead to a decline. Offering more variety of eating at different price level could also encourage guests to dine in rather than going to Fisherman's Village which is a short taxi drive away.

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Six Senses Samui for a few night during our 3 week stay on Koh Samui. While the view from the main pool is breathtaking - especially at sunset - the experience as a whole was a bit of a disappointment. We had a private villa with an ocean view and private pool. The villa was nice and very spacious. The service though was subpar for a 5 star property and price point. It took a few hours for our bags to be delivered to our room after checking in. Not a huge deal, but also not what you would expect from a place like this. On multiple occasions at the bar, we had to walk around to find somebody to take our order. If it would have been a one time occurrence we probably wouldn't have thought twice about it, but it happened every time we went to the bar. We then had to do the same thing to get our check each time. The service at the restaurant was pretty similar - where you had to walk over to the center area where the servers hangout every time you want to pay. The only time this didn't happen is when we had Nes as our server (he was great and was the only one that checked up on us during our meal and the only server/bartender we didn't have to hunt down to get our bill). Again - it wasn't that big of a deal, but at the same time not what we expected. We were also assigned a concierge/host at check in. Presumably this guy's job was to ensure that we had a pleasant stay. After showing us to our room, we didn't see him again until check out. He didn't tell us about the shuttle service offered at the resort which would have been nice to know about earlier in our stay. Instead we found out about it after talking to other guests on our last night. During our 3 week stay on Koh Samui we ended up staying at 5 different resorts. Three 5 star and two 4 star - the service at Six Senses was undoubtedly the worst. The food at Six Senses was good - probably number 2 or 3 on our list. And the view from the infinity pool/restaurant was clearly the best. Overall - I'm glad we stayed once for the views, but probably won't return the next time we are on Koh Samui.

we visit that restaurant after a reservation we did , we had a nice meal experience different from the usual dinning , in my personal experience was a bit overpriced but still worth a visit , the restaurant is situated on the cliff of the mountain so you have a stunning view with infinite sea in front of you

The Rock Restaurant. Went with friends but this is a place for romance!!! The views are breathtaking. As darkness fell you could see the lights across the bay from the squid boats and the bats diving in and out of the lights lighting up the rocks below. Just to add to the magic we had far off lightening flickering across the sky. And then there was the food. A menu to linger over and food beautifully prepared and presented and delicious. Try the tooth fish and the lamb vindaloo. Utterly wonderful. And I have not even mentioned the service. This restaurant could have graced some of the great cities of the world. Just excellent.

This is a place i recommend all travelers to visit at least one in their life time. Brilliant hospitality and food. The rooms are gorgeous and very flavorful food in the outlets. It is very spread-out in terms of rooms and the very scenic beauty compliments every inch of the resort.

Amazing services .being allergic to sea food the waiter made sure all my meals were up to my satisfaction ,we had such a good time. The view and location of the hotel was so spectacular and amazing and to top it up the staff were superb made every request a reality....

9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut Koh Samui Surat Thani

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Bo Put within 2 miles (3 km) of Wat Plai Laem, Six Senses Samui is within a few miles (5 km) of Big Buddha Statue. This 5-star resort has 66 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Bangrak Beach and Jungle Minigolf.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Dining on the Hill specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Dining on the Rocks offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 66 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, espresso makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and desks.


Property features

Six Senses Samui features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 800-1200 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Villa, Private Pool (Pool Villa)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Grand Villa, Private Pool, Oceanfront (Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Private Pool, Oceanfront (Ocean Front Pool Villa)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Private Pool, Ocean View (Ocean View Pool Villa )

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 939 reviews