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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Choeng Mon, Bophut, Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province

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Nima K
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding Vila”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The villa was beautiful and in retrospect I am happy about choosing this villa instead of the many others available. The tall ceilings and overall design of the villa were quite unique. The bathrooms are among the best that i have ever seen in any previous villa or hotel I had been to. Whoever came up with the design needs a pat on the back. The position of the villa is just perfect. This is something that was hard to judge from the ads when we were choosing, but i am happy that all worked out.

The staff was great. the two ladies cleaning and organizing always had a genuine smile. that is great because I know from experience that it is easy to hire people, but hard to hire people that are happy with what they are doing. The feeling that the staff is happy certainly adds to the positive vibes. I have been to many other places, but many times one can at least observe some unhappy employees, but not at Michaela.

The chef was always helpful. He would go out of his way to make sure we are happy. I remember the one day he wasn’t feeling well and we tried to send him home and help out in the kitchen, but they didn’t let us and finished everything with the chef present. It shows that they cared about the quality service offering. He would even go out in the rain and barbeque for us, even though we offered less difficult alternatives.

Tho was the chief of them all. He would stay on call even past midnight to call us a taxi. He would always be in the villa well before breakfast to arrange everything and I am still not sure how he got enough sleep into his system. I have many employees and can tell from the behaviour which employees have leadership potential and Tho seems to be one of them. If his english was perfect, I am certain that he could make very respectable career as the work attitude and sense of responsibility is outstanding.

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Liked best: The staff
Liked least: No Wifi in washroom, LOL
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jonathon...
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular, luxurious and memorable!”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Absolutely loved our week at Villa Michaela, it just wasn't long enough. The villa was even more amazing and breath taking than the photos. We spent most of our time with family and friends at the villa. Days spent in the pool and living the life, taking in the most spectacular views.

The manager Tho was so accommodating and truly made our experience more enjoyable. He looked after us, ensuring we were happy, were able to get to and from various locations around the island, helped book activities and made reservations for us. Nothing was too much.

We had a few meals cooked from the experienced and traditionally Thai chef and it was all divine. He even catered a cocktail party for our friends. The maid was so beautiful and ensured our rooms were always made up with little extras to make us feel special.

We utilised the massage service at the villa. This was just the cherry on the cake to make our trip even more relaxing.

Our whole groups had such an amazing and memorable time at Villa Michaela and we would love to return in a few years. Until then we will reminisce with our groups and look over our photos. We will always remember our wonderful stay with the most beautiful staff at Villa Michaela.

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Liked best: Overall loved the villa, infinity pool, views and the service!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Steel-Oh
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not what we expected - and staff were even better!”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Stayed at Villa Michaela late February 2015 for 7 nights. Far surpassed my expectations. Villa itself was in a quiet location up on the side of a hill with views to the coast and was what we expected (but better) and lived up to all the photos seen on the Net. BUT the service was sensational. (please excuse my spelling) Lead by the manager Tho who was always attentive and solved all our requests for transport, drinks, food, money exchange, tours, restaurants, etc, etc, etc. Lovely young man who is the key asset to this property. He was ably assisted by a team of staff who were always polite, smiling and made us all feel welcome without being intrusive. He purchased all our food and drinks for us and kept receipts for us to verify costs. Chef Swang(?) made many excellent meals for us. All we had to do was let Tho know what we wanted for a meal and he would purchase all the necessary items for Swang to knock up our culinary delights. Had a few themed dinners like seafood, bbq and traditional Thai - all excellent and served on the decking with the beautiful views over the infinity pool to the coast and islands beyond. The villa was always clean & tidy with the ever attentive & smiling Nok(?) always keeping things spotless. Included in the stay was 4 hours of blissful massages per day by the calm and relaxing Ying(?). To top it off was the beautiful gardens ably attended to by the ever smiling Swit(?). The only negative comment is we did not stay longer.

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Liked best: the staff, the views
Liked least: going home
Travelling group: Friends
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Bronte001
Cairns, Australia
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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I travelled to Thailand with a group of friends. Our group consisted of three couples and a single male. We are probably considered middle class Aussies, we are not rich, but wanted a little taste of luxury on this trip. Villa Michaela delivered.

We were greeted by house manager Tho and a second driver to accommodate the 7 of us and our luggage when we arrived in Koh Samui.

On arrival at the villa, we were in awe! It is a breathtaking property! With plenty of room to spread out we weren't on top of each other which is important on a trip when you travel with friends. We each had a bedroom & plunge bath. The views were to die for, the pool amazing and the staff attentive and competent in their roles.

Tho was a standout for us. He was used to VERY wealthy clientele and pinned us as 5 star lovers at first. He quickly realised that while we wanted to enjoy what Villa Michaela had to offer, we also wanted to "live like a local", a difficult read but he managed it nevertheless and is to be commended. He organised local food, scooters, assisted with activities and is a very competent cocktail barman.

We all enjoyed a massage, the housekeeping was of a high standard and the theatre was a nice touch when we felt like light entertainment during our 9 day stay. The chef cooked meals which we thoroughly enjoyed, but we also enjoyed great local food that Tho the duty manager arranged for us.

The beds were firm but comfy, the bathrooms excellent, and the infinity pool devine.

We had a bit of an issue with the hot water on one side of the property, but it was evident that Tho & staff were making every effort to rectify this as smoothly & quickly as possible.

This property is a short distance to the action, but if you don't abuse the driver service provided, you will be able to get where you need to go locally a couple of times a day up until 9pm at night. The driver service won't take you around the island, but ask Tho about the large tuk tuks which only cost 100thb per person. Good fun and you get to see the sights from a good vantage point. Wifi available for use at the house. tho will give you the details.

Recommended for a group of friends or family group looking for room to spread out with outstanding views, and a pool.

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Miserable...
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Highly recommend this property. Starting with booking process to the finer details, the villa staff were great. Nothing was too much trouble, from multiple airport transfers to restaurant reservations to helping my wife fix her broken iPhone. Booked this as a getaway for my wife and her friends, everyone had a fantastic time, again, highly recommended.

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