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Reviewed 28 July 2009

Our group of 12 stayed at The Waterfront at the beginning of July. We all rated every aspect of this small relaxing hotel very highly and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the island.

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Wellington
Reviewed 25 July 2009

My husband and I just loved our 12 day stay at the Waterfront. The very personable hosts, Sue & Robin, went out of their way to make sure that we were happy and well catered for. A small example: when we asked Sue whether she knew of any local gymnasiums, she promptly had one of her staff collect a pamphlet...

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bolton
Reviewed 23 July 2009

We stayed for 7 nights in the middle of March 2009 as the final leg of 9 weeks travelling to Bangkok,Australia and New Zealand We arrived at 7.00 am and were collected as arranged from the airport in an Air Conditioned 4x4. We were shown the village and surrounds on our way to the hotel.Luckily our room was ready. We...

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Prophetstown, Illinois
Reviewed 8 July 2009

Like the previous reviewer I wish I could give this hotel a stellar review but that is not possible. I agree, the beach in front of the hotel is not usable. The sand is too coarse for walking on and you can not swim in front of the hotel on the beach. I have to concur, the staff were not...

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12Thank foreveronward
Robin003, Co-owner. at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Everybody who has read any review on our site will know that the sand on our beach is not fine, white sand and that we are in a reef so that, for part of the year, it is no good for swimming. It is possible to swim only a few metres along the beach, just outside the reef. However, our...

Ekero, Sweden
Reviewed 8 July 2009

We stayed here for a week June/July 2009 in the family bungalow. Weather good except for two nights, when it rained so much that it was hard to do the 200m walk to ”downtown” Bophut. We liked: - Sue and Leo (dog) - Hotel restaurant - Location on beach - Our bungalow - Atmosphere - Koh Samui airport - DVD...

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Cincinnati OH
Reviewed 30 June 2009

I chose the Waterfront because of what seems like unanimous praise for the property on Tripadvisor. But I was underwhelmed. I really liked the bedroom with its crisp white sheets and decorated liberally with orchids. The British couple that run the place are so friendly and hospitable; I really enjoyed meeting them. For me, there were a few minor downsides,...

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10Thank flaii
Robin003, Sue, Co-owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

I am so sorry that, if this guest felt unhappy and hassled, he didn’t make a point of telling us about the telephone problem at the time so we could have done something about it.. We are here most of the time, in fact I was just asked if I were a workaholic! The guest in question is correct. We...

Finland
Reviewed 21 June 2009

We stayed here 9 nights. The hotel was great, room was clean and the whole place was very beautiful and peaceful. The view was amazing. Beach was nice and not crowded but the water level was too low for swimming. There was a better beach to swim just a few minutes walk from the hotel. At the hotel there was...

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2Thank Stareye09
Aberdeen, Scotland
Reviewed 20 June 2009

We just returned from spending 8 nights at the Waterfront, it was fantastic. It was one of the most easy going and relaxed places we've ever stayed at. The view of the islands from the hotel is stunning and the beach is the quietest we've ever been on. If you've been to Samui before you will know that the beaches...

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2Thank gunner100
Bucks
Reviewed 7 June 2009

FAb, fab, fab, fab!! We loved the hotel so much that we extended our stay by 9 days - a total of 27 days in all! We were met by Michael, the son of the owners and a great guy, who gave us a guided tour of Bophut and the Fisherman's Village. After our "Welcome drink" we were shown to...

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4Thank DougandPauline
Aberdeen
Reviewed 2 June 2009

On reading some of the more recent reviews namely 'chelseacasual' (is that a joke name or what)and the other one star review I can only surmise that the Waterfront is a victim of its own success and these reviews have somehow been posted by the opposition who are jealous of their success. How else can you explain remarks that bare...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family run, small, select and peaceful, yet only steps away from excellent restaurants, bars and boutiques.All rooms are beachfront and the view of the sea and outlying islands is spectacular. Many guests extend their stay, recommend us to others or return themselves, often to meet other guests who have now become friends. Its like coming home, they say. Lots of little touches to make you feel welcome including free pick-up and free internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 71/2 Moo1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Price Range: €56 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
The Waterfront Hotel Bophut
Waterfront Hotel Bophut
Waterfront Bophut
The Waterfront Ko Samui/Bophut
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Bophut
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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