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Western Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I actually liked this place it had a very nice vibe to it. It is very much in the style of a boutique hotel. the staff were awesome and very attentive to a travellers needs. The beach area is not really ideal if swimming is your go and i think the rooms are a little over priced but all in... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Mike B, Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed the vibes. Sorry you feel we are a little overpriced but we have not altered them for 6 years. Of course we are priced in Thai baht and exchange rates alter sometimes for better others for worse. Very pleased you thought the staff were awesome. Robin The Waterfront More 

Manama, Bahrain
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Waterfront is a small boutique style hotel set in beautiful gardens on the beachfront. We stayed in the family beachfront bungalow which had two good sized bedrooms, a lounge, family bathroom and private balcony. The room was clean and well presented, and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was of a... More 

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Thank Kate E
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the family bungalow and it's location. Pleased you enoyed the food and the chef helped you out with the small children. Many of our guests enjoy the close proximity in the village. Robin The Waterfront More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Waterfront Bophut in May. I have stayed in a lot of hotels all over the world and think that this is up there in my top 5! Firstly, the location. The hotel is at the quieter end of Bophut, just minutes walk from an array of restaurants and bars all along the beachfront.... More 

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4 Thank Dale P
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Dale L, Thank you very much for your glowing review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed our hotel so much. Like many guests being in the village is a huge bonus. Pleased that you were well looked after by the staff and we made you feel so welcome. We hope to see you again one day. Robin The... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stayed at the Waterfront in August. Found the place really relaxing. Lots of really comfy sun beds around the pool and plenty of beds on the beach as well. A few steps from our room to the pool and and beach and it was lovely to sit in the dappled shade and while away the day. Staff very helpful, breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Walms01
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Walms, Thank you for taking the time to post this very nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the hotel's location inside fishermans village and the hotel itself. It is nice that you enjoyed the freshly cooked breakfast and the beautiful views over the outlying islands. Hopefully we will see you again. Robin The Waterfront More 

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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We didn't stay overnight but stopped here twice-once for lunch and once for drinks. The owner was very welcoming. As it was quiet season, he was happy for us to use the salt water pool. The outlook is very lovely and the beach was quiet. Lunch was nice, and fresh mango and lime juice were delicious. The hotel is not... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Midge, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our food and pool. We hope you will come and stay on your next visit. Robin The Waterfront More 

Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have just recently returned from our 4th stay at the Waterfront Botique hotel in Bophut Koh Samui. This hotel is situated at the quiet end of Fishermans Village with many restaurants very close at hand. The rooms are serviced daily by the wonderful and friendly staff. The grounds are well maintained along with a large swimming pool which offer... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Mazdes, Thank you for you review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your fourth visit. It seems your visit's get longer and longer. We know that you enjoy the hotel and it's proximity to the village. The staff seem to treat you like a long lost friend on arrival. Pleased to note you have already booked again for next... More 

nn
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed ten days of complete relaxation. The hotel is very chilled and no-fuss whilst tending for all your needs. The perfect remedy to a busy Bhoput - both result in a balanced mix of manic and mellow. It's one of the few hotels to have a virtually deserted beach front. They're packed like sardines at the other end in... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear nnn, Thank you for your very complimentary review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the location with the relative tranquility even in the school holidays. It can be busy with children as it was later in August. Very pleased you enjoyed the food and our long serving cook (with us 13 years) was happy to try to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Spent our daughters birthday here before spending the week in Hong Kong with our son. The hotel was perfect for our needs. We asked the hotel to sort an around the island trip and it was sorted. We asked for tickets and transport to see the Mui Thai boxing and it was sorted. Speaking to the owner, Robin, over a... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Glen, Thank you for your review. We are pleased the hotel was perfect for your needs. Also pleased you enjoyed your trips that we organised. As I have said before we are in the tour company's hands. Pleased you enjoyed your daughters birthday meal. Hope to see you again Robin The Waterfront More 

Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Old, small, outdated rooms. Very simple breakfast. The manager-guy (sorry I don't remember the name anymore) was really nice though! And I liked the little detail; bookshelf even the books were a little bit torn and old. It was really nice to read a book once in a while at the beach. Lots of British tourists who seems to like... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Well stayed March reviewed August. This is not much different to another recent low rating we received. Missing out a lot of problems caused by this booking. The reviewer had booked a beachfront room for 2 weeks upon arrival she wanted to change to an upstairs room and was displeased that we couldn't arrange it. Well this was high season... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This English run hotel is perfectly located, 15 minutes from the mayhem of Chaweng and just on the edge of Fishermans Village, a delightful mix of top-class restaurants or street food! All within an easy walk. The hotel itself is very charming, with spacious rooms, a good size swimming pool, which is treated with salt water, no chlorine! Fabulous views... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your delightful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and appreciated the location and the easy stroll into the village. Interesting you enjoyed the saline pool most guests seem to prefer to the usual chlorine. We have only had this for 2 years and wish we had before. I would like to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $86 - $229 (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
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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