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The Waterfront

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived after a flight from Phuket. As I was travelling I hadn't checked my email for a couple of days but we had received an email from Robin the owner of the hotel asking when we would be arriving and if we needed picking up from the airport. I emailed Robin two hours before we were due to land...

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Sweden
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place to fall in love with. Pros: Excellent location on the beach. Nice grown up garden. Nice rooms with view of the pool/beach with few exceptions. Great pool. Nice breakfast. Nice and friendly staff. Owners makes you feel at home at their place. Cons: The beach has coarse sand. Information: The place is noisy on Friday nights,...

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1Thank KalelSweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying for a week at the waterfront hotel with our two children (age 1,5 and 4). We had booked the family beachfront bungalow, but were a little disappointed when we arrived and instead of the bungalow got a family room. We complained but were told that this too was called a family bungalow, while on their internet page...

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2Thank HeleneLin
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello there! We are so pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay. We certainly enjoyed welcoming them to our hotel, especially their delightful little children. If I may just say, originally they booked two weeks in the Family Bungalow through one agent and then cancelled. They then booked a week with another agent in the Family Suite, so there must...

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just returned from our seventh month-long holiday at The Waterfront and we can only say, at the risk of sounding very boring, that we believe it is impossible to over-enthuse about this little gem of a holiday destination. The English owners, Sue and Robin, are the perfect hosts, with the comfort and satisfaction of their...

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Buckley Wales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are fortunate to be able to travel all over the world - we love new places and adventures. However, this was our eleventh visit to Bophut and The Waterfront and hopefully the twelfth will follow. Bophut is evolving but slowly. It has a diverse, eclectic mix of bars and restaurants but reassuringly retains its Thai charm and quirkiness -...

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you again on this your 11th visit. We are always pleased when returning guest post such charming reviews. Thank you for your comments regarding the staff most that you have known for many years. You like our location and it's easy stroll into the village. You could have rounded off your trip or paid for next year if you...

York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly situated on the quieter edge of the Fisherman's village in Bo Phut, the hotel is a short walk into the lively Fisherman's village, with only 18 rooms but large grounds, a virtually private beach and a lovely salt water pool. Robin and Sue are great hosts and their staff work hard to make you feel at home.

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Very pleased you liked our location in the village and that our staff made you feel at home. As you say it is virtually a private beach and pleased you enjoyed our pool. Yes we only have 18 rooms maybe your golfing expeditions helped you to remember that! Reviewers may notice I don't often mention...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 5th visit to the wonderful waterfront and its still as good as ever, After being picked up from the airport Sue and Robin (owners) and there wonderful staff welcome you to the hotel with a nice cool drink and an ice cold towel which is much appreciated after a long time traveling. As this is a small hotel only...

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on this your 5th visit. Also thank you for comments about the hotel and staff you are always most welcome. Yes it is becoming a bit of a February club with all our lovely returning guests. What a great comment " this is the only hotel we have been more than once". Thank...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waterfront Hotel on Koh Samui's beautiful Bo Phut Beach and at the end of the enchanting Bo Phut Fisherman's Village was a wonderful place to relax. Lovely beach, nice pool and bar and enchanting beach bungalows. But what makes this establishment stand out is the excellent management of owners Robin and Sue Waldron and their outstanding staff. All staff...

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Henry family for your great review, as it appears this is your 1st review we thank you for you effort and kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed most aspects of the hotel and our staff and our location in the village. Pleased you liked our family bungalow. You also noticed that we are so lucky to have...

Kobe, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a large family room which had plenty of space for our family of four with a fantastic beachfront location. Kids awoke to views of the beach from their window each morning. Pool was well maintained and enjoyed by all. Staff were friendly and accommodating of all our requests. We were in Koh Samui for just one week...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful hotel this, it may not have all the bells and whistles, but it is a stand out for atmosphere and attention to detail. Picked up at the airport, welcome drink on arrival, before being shown to our room. Wonderful floral welcome awaits and room is immaculate. Without doubt the bed is the most comfortable in Samui, The...

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I think this was your 6th visit and you are the most lovely guests. Although you have lived in Australia for 40 year the Irish and Scottish accents have never changed. I thought they might have sent you home as you don't speak Australian!! So pleased that you have booked for next year and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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
Internet
  • 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: $77 - $133 (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
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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