Rated 5 out of 5 by Preilav Best honeymoon hotel
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! The staff were all extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We were so impressed by the hospitality shown by everyone on the property - they definitely made you feel welcome. The breakfast buffet was great (we over ate everyday!), the drinks at the bars were great and the food at the restaurants. Our villa was extremely nice and private. The free ice cream and drinks around the property was convenient and more than we expected. The hotel let us rent a scooter which was perfect for getting around. The location was great - close to everything but not in the middle of everything. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and hope we get a chance to come back.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caleb40 beautiful sea view
the sea view is beautiful, fantastic.
Comfortable room, spacious, colorful and cheerful.
very interesting surprises with special treats provided here and there. .
Hotel staffs are mostly helpful..
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwissCouple This is special
We had the great pleasure to spend more than two weeks in this extraordinary hotel which seemed to be exceptional as most people spend there only a few days.
We had a spectacular Ocean View villa and were not missing any comfort.
The pool and the terrace are a place where you can spend your whole day if you wish, but there are so many things in the hotel and the surrounding as well.
There were many comments about the excellent restaurants and the facilities that I just want to mention the first class Japanese restaurant as to be a a wonderful place to wine and dine.
What makes this hotel really special is the staff and the spirit of excellence in customer service starting at the GM and not ending at the people who clean the room. Whatever/Whenever is not a slogan only, these guys live it.
We had a lot of exceptional examples.
We will return!!!!
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Iris 酒店很棒，部分服务有待改进
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamcsedean 讓人不想離開感覺
讓我很愜意 放鬆 希望下次能前往不同國家之W酒店享受
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RelaxedAussies The overall offer & experience
What a great Hotel made even 'greater by the Team '. We arrived post Xmas (one day after) to terrible weather and unseasonal rain . It could have been a week of disaster with not a lot to do as we were expecting to just relax by our pool and do not a lot. With only a few hours (yes hours!) of sun the entire experience was made just as amazing as we had expected , minus the sun. The food & beverage was excellent across every meal time with an offer that catered for every taste (& allergy) with minimal fuss & maxiumu delivery. Head Chef & team: simply unbelievable!!!
March 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by surfski808 Extreme WOW at the W Retreat Koh Samui
I don't know where to begin so I'll start with the General Manager (Nick) who deserves my sincerest appreciation for providing my family and I with the most memorable holiday experiences we have ever had. As an SPG Platinum who spends 356 nights a year in hotels due the nature of my job, I have had plenty of opportunities to spend time in 5 star properties along with the perks of being an elite member in various hotel frequent guest programs. Nick however, went far above and beyond my wildest expectations to recognize me as a Starwood Elite guest. Prior to my arrival, Nick contacted me about my stay to welcome me and sort out transportation to the W Retreat. He also said he would ensure my family would be "upgraded" to a large room with a view. Since I am on holiday and am traveling with my sister, I told Nick it would be nice to have seperate beds. Upon arrival at the W Retreat, I was met and greeted by Nick and his staff. Nick gave my sister and I a private tour and then took us to our "room" to check in privately. The "room" Nick upgraded my sister and I to was actually the Extreme WOW Ocean Haven, a multi- story house perched up next to the main entrance overlooking a 180 degree expanse of the beach and islands. I was completed speechless and awe struck as this is the realm of celebrities, heads of state, and Royalty along with room for their respective entourage. Words and pictures can't begin to describe this Suite. After settling in, we headed for the beach to have some fun in the sun and get our heads around the incredible resort and the
March 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Traveller8111 Beautiful resort but...
expect to be bored and hungry.
Highlights of the resort are that it is beautiful, and well-maintained. I stayed in the Oasis room which is gorgeous and had a private patio and pool. Also, the Sweet Spots, which are 24-hour ice cream and drink stations, were fantastic.
Negatives, the pebble sand beach is rather small, and there were no towels or staff by the beach. The hotel funnels you to their main infinity pool, sitting by the pool is one of the three activities that the hotel provides free of charge. The other two are a shuttle to the main town of Chaweng beach (not so much a beach as a place to shop) and working out. There's no activities desk that can give you suggestions as to what to do in the area, you have to know what to do in the area and request booking via the whenever wherever telephone.
The main restaurant is terrible, a la carte, I ordered a risotto it was completely under cooked. The staff then tried to microwave it and give it back to me, at which point I requested a hamburger. The hamburger was edible, the accompanying fries were not. The breakfast buffet was a tease, it is presented beautifully, but tasted so bad. We kept trying different things to figure out if there was something edible, but little was (thankfully there were so many choices that a bite of everything took care of any major hunger pangs). Finally, we resorted to the aforementioned Sweet Spots to fill us up (which incidentally is not stocked or checked at regular intervals, so you need to use the house phone to request restocking).
Last but not least, the staff was friendly and enthusiastic. However, there were clear problems with English comprehension which is fine, except if you ask a staff member a question and they say yes, it didn't actually mean that they would accommodate your request or that the answer to your question was "yes". (Personally, I'd prefer an "I don't understand" and find someone who does understand, than a yes and either not doing anything or my finding out later that the answer should have been "no".) We were about 50/50 that when a staff member said yes it actually meant yes (and I'm not particularly demanding, you have to ask for just about everything at this resort).
December 27, 2011