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The Waterfront

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic stay at the waterfront.Later than we usually go but everything still the same.stayed in the honeymoon room big and really comfortable with lovely views and weather was better than expected.Staff were all as happy as always and Robin and Sue are perfect hosts.we love this friendly little boutique hotel.

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Thank Rosie R
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Rosie, Thank you for your lovely review. It is interesting that both you and another regular guest tried September this time after regular Winter visits. Both of you seemed to enjoy this time of the year as much if not more. Of course the village is a lot quieter than high season but as during your visit the weather... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, clean room. On the beach. Great restaurants and market nearby. Robin and family are great hosts. Only minus was the rain.... we got some sunshine though. We will be back for sure. Don't hesitate to ask them for good advices where to dine. Will miss the beach to next time!

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

Dear Roxy, Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your selves. Sorry about the rain unfortunately that is out of our hands. We look forward to seeing you again. Robin Owner More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were picked up from the airport by the owner which was a real personal touch. We stayed here for 3 nights as we had booked another hotel further on in Chaweng. We really enjoyed our stay and felt completely relaxed and at ease. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. We loved the peaceful, convenient location and the short walk... More 

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Thank Sammyjo635
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Sammy, Thank you very much for your review We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Like many of our guests we are pleased you liked the close proximity to the village. Plus you enjoyed our cooked to order Breakfasts. We look forward to seeing you again. Robin Owner More 

Labenne, France
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Thanks you very much Waterfront Team to look after us and my friends during our stay in Samui! Located right in the heart of Fisherman village, lovely rooms with see view, pool! What else do you need!! Robin the owner will make your stay worth every penny! Looking forward to see you again soon! M

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Thank Miky C
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Miky, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay . We are pleased you liked our convenient location in Fishermans village and the sea views. We will be pleased to see you again. Robin The Waterfront More 

Hertfordshire
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was my 5th stay at The Waterfront and was as enjoyable as ever. Our trip this time was slightly out of season (October) so it was quiet but we still enjoyed the same friendly welcome and great, informal service as always. As has been mentioned before, this is a boutique hotel, not one the soulless 5* Resorts found elsewhere... More 

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Thank Paddles64
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Paddle 64, Thank you for your excellent review. We are pleased you enjoyed your 5th stay and the changes we had made and you will be visiting again in the future. It is also nice to know you enjoy the friendly and informal atomsphere as you will have noticed most of the staff are the same as your previous... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We booked five waterfront bungalows and had the time of our lives. Robin and his crew are extremely obliging and made us feel very welcome from the outset. The villas are spacious, clean and comfortable and a very short walk to the shops, restaurants and bars. They offer a good selection for breakfast and the coffee is the best that... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Sjc, Thank you for your lovely review and we must say what a great group you were both the staff and ourselves were pleased you all had a great time. It it is so easy to look after such a nice group. We are pleased you enjoyed the proximity of fishermans village plus our breakfast and coffee. We are... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Fantastic place to stay, right on the water's edge, great locatiion (Fisherman's Village is best place in Samui for us), staff very helpful, nothing is too much trouble to make your stay just perfect. We love it!

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Thank Jamie K
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Jamie k, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you liked our beachfront location and being in fishermans village. IWe have told the staff about your very kind comments. We hope to see you again one day. Robin The waterfront More 

Shepperton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I was sceptical about staying at the waterfront and when I arrived I was pleasantly surprised. This boutique hotel right at the edge of fishermans village is the perfect location . We got offered a bigger room than what we booked with was nice. The pool is wonderful & treated with salt and not chlorine.. Plenty of comfy sun beds... More 

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Stuey, Thank you for your very nice review and we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Like many other guests pleased you liked the close proximity to the village and the breakfast made to order. Glad you liked the saline pool and the hotel in general. We hope to see you again one day. Robin & Sue The Waterfront More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location on Bophut Beach with some really beautiful views! Right in Fishermans Village with so many different restaurants and bars to choose from. And only a 15 minute drive from Chaweng Beach. The hotel itself was really nice and clean. Staff all really happy & friendly, the owner Rob was also really friendly and made us feel so welcome.... More 

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Thank mbellross
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear mbellross, Thank you very much for your review and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Also thank you for your kind comments about our staff which I have conveyed your comments to them. Pleased you like our location in fishermans village and the views from the hotel. We hope to see you again in the future. Robin The Waterfront More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were trying to work out how many times we have been here, it must be about a dozen. We started coming in 2009 and in some years have visited more than once, like a good many other guests. This time was our longest stay yet, the whole of September! The place doesn't really change, we know exactly what to... More 

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Thank Kipper
WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Kipper, Thank you for all your reviews and kind comments over the years and yes we have take TA's advice and started acknowledging reviews. Before we thought people would find it boring but maybe in the days of social media we should join in. I think we agree it is 12 visits and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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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
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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