LE MERIDIEN KOH SAMUI | A REVIEW BY LUXURY TRAVEL PUBLISHER.
LE MERIDIEN KOH SAMUI is another luxury boutique property in Koh Samui that is managed by Starwood (SPG).
Located on Lamai Beach, just 20 minutes south from Koh Samui International airport, Le Meridien Koh Samui if the perfect beach hideaway. The resort is about 15 mins from Chaweng, the town centre of Koh Samui, which is the perfect balance for those seeking at retreat which is far enough away for peace and serenity, yet close enough for those seeking the buzz of Koh Samui’s hub! The best place to be away from the noise and drama, and to enjoy the gift of nature, the superb beach and beachy-feel oasis that Le Meridien Koh Samui is known for!
We opted for the Oceanfront Pool Villa which is Le Meridien Koh Samui’s finest offering. There are just 7 of these Oceanfront villas, and they do sell out quick!
The oceanfront pool villa is a an oasis-like getaway with a generous 165 sqm of space to enjoy.
The gardens surrounding the main bedroom feature a large 25m2 infinity pool, day bed with ocean views, 2 sun loungers, an out-door round bathtub with direct bathroom access, and a separate lounge/sitting room with TV and sofa.
The villa is a rustic fusion of contemporary oriental/thai, with a king four poster bed, and use of dark teak. The main bedroom also has a sofa, flat screen TV and a vanity desk/mirror.
The bathroom has the largest rain shower I have ever experienced, approximately 80x80cm. It seems like it really is raining when it’s turned on. Absolute definition of a rain shower!
The restaurant, set it the same contemporary oriental open plan style is also the place to be for breakfast. With a large selection of Asian and International breakfast choices, breakfast does not disappoint.
The lunch and dinner menu has a selection of Thai and western dishes, and has a open plan view over the main swimming below, and further, the beach.
The restaurant has a real laid back, ocean feel to it, and the staff are both attentive, friendly and helpful.
The restaurant also has 3 countersunk tables level with the pool with great views and atmosphere – highly recommended!
Service standards at Le Meridien Koh Samui is something that the boutique resort is famous for. It’s management takes service delivery very seriously, and you can be sure that Le Meridien Koh Samui will not disappoint. Not only do they go the extra mile, but they are extremely attentive, and exceed the expectations of service for hotels and resorts in the same class.
I cannot commend the service enough – from the front desk staff, to the waiter, to the room service, all staff have been very polite, professional and attentive. Highly commended!
Le Meridien surpirsed me with many highlights of it’self. Aside from it’s sensational ocean views and beach resort laid back feel, here are just a few things which I enjoyed about Le Meridien Koh Samui.
- Loy Krathong.
If you;re familiar with Loy Krathong, you’ll know that it’s its traditional thai cultural festival to celebrate the rivers and waterways in Thailand and thank the gods for the water that we have so be blessed with. Releasing floating baskets usually occurs every November, but Le Meridien Koh Samui allows us to embrace this cultural experience every 7pm near the lobby! Highly recommended!
- Dinner on the ocean.
A private dinner for 2 on the floating pier at Le Meridien Koh Samui. For those seeking romance, privacy and exclusivity, this is highly reccomended! Not only do you have the choice of 3 menus; western, seafood or thai, but the atmosphere and set-up is unreal! With a four poster fabric laden gazebo, you’ll be gazing at the stars with the love of your life, and admiring the ocean views that surround you. Highly suggested to book in advance to avoid disappointment. This is an absolutely stunning and impressive experience!
- Feeding the fish:
Every day at 9pm, Le Meridien Koh Samui prepares break at the restaurant for you to take to the floating pier to feed the fish. This is a great experience for both children and adults alike.
- Staff and hotel service:
The absolute highlight of my experience of Le Meridien Koh Samui is the service of both the staff and hotel. Not only did I find the staff to be exremely helpful, professional, friendly and attentive, but there were a number of touches that differentiate Le Meridien Koh Samui to other hotels. One example is the photo of myself and my dogs that led on the bedside table when I arrived at my room. I was completely shocked and impressed – this is completely above expectations.
The other nice touches were the delivery of biscuits and cakes on an afternoon, and a plate with my name on it.
The attention to staff here is exceptional, and all staff do a remarkable job to ensure that each and every guest is having a fantastic time.