Travel reviews for ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui
Date of stay: Sep 17, 2013
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We stayed at Shasa Hotel for two whole weeks and I must say it is one of the best hotels we ve ever stayed at.
The suites are of best standard and huge. It s like having your own apartment. The view from the suite was amazing, the staff is wonderful and all speak excellent english.
For one night we checked in at another hotel in Chaweng just to be close to the beach, but that was a big mistake. Coming back to Shasa the day after felt like coming home. Everything is clean and the surroundings are beautiful. Big playroom for the kids with wonderful, nice staff.
It s about 30 min from the center of Koh Samui, but we had no problems with that. Since we were a large family it felt good to get away from the hectic center to a quiet area where we could get a good night sleep. I recommend to take a walk in the nearby arias of the hotel. It s beautiful and hardly no traffic at all.
The restaurants food is fantastic but a bit expensive. Don t expect to eat at the same price as the restaurants down town.
I really only have one complaint. My son broke a whiskey tumbler by accident that we had to pay quite a lot for. At a hotel of this standard these kinds of things should be covered by insurance.
Other than that I can t think of anything negative about Shasa. Me and my family will return.
Two thumbs up for the staff - you rock!
Date: Sep 20, 2013
written by: Glenn Nilsson
Date of stay: Aug 27, 2013
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We just got back from Shasa and absolutely loved it! We had a two-bedroom sea view suite and it was ENORMOUS. We originally booked a regular two-bedroom suite but the suite we were allocated was on the deluxe floor. This was an added bonus as the apartment provided absolutely stunning panoramic views of the sea from every single room.
The suite itself is incredibly well-equipped and could easily accomodate an entire family (there were only three of us). It has a fully-functional kitchen with all utensils and appliances you could wish for and Shasa provides free bottles of water, refilled daily. The coffee and tea in the room is free as well (and of good quality), which is another added bonus.
The living room is huge - wonderfully decorated with an enormous comfortable sofa and a tv with international channels. The balcony is also large and is perfect for lounging about, with a ceiling fan, table and chairs and even a massage bed!
The master bedroom is great, particularly the gorgeous bathroom that has a gigantic marble bathtub (more like a small swimming pool!!) two sinks, toilet, and a large walk-in shower. The bathroom itself is probably bigger than some bedrooms in other hotels!
The second bedroom is also large, with two big single beds and a huge bathroom with a walk-in shower as well.
The hotel grounds are beautifully kept - three large swimming pools ensure that you can always find some peace and quiet for a relaxing swim (if that s what you re looking for!). I especially enjoyed the hydrotherapy pool. There is a gym/spa as well, but none of us used it this time round.
The restaurant is very classy and though more expensive than surrounding local places (obviously), not too over-priced. The food is elegantly presented and the staff are wonderful! We had the buffet breakfast included as part of our holiday package so we enjoyed the huge variety of food that they served at breakfast. The breakfast is one of the best I ve seen in any hotel - huge variety of choice from cheeses and cold meats, to dim sum, hot Thai dishes, an egg-cooking station, pastries, cakes, fruits and juices/smoothies. Coffee is served at your table for free, and they even do cappucinos if you ask. We really liked all of our waiters; they were genuine, friendly, helpful, and spoke good English.
The cocktails were great and they serve two for the price of one between 4pm-6pm. Shasa also held a cocktail reception where we got free drinks and snacks by the pool. This was very generous of them! The manager is a lovely guy and does his job very well.
Some people may complain about the location of the hotel, saying it is too remote. For us, it was perfect. Samui is a small island (you can drive around it in 90 minutes), so actually nowhere is remote if you have a car. In my opinion, the south of the island is the most beautiful. It is unspoilt and still has that element of wildnerness to it, which is totally lost in places like Chaweng and even Maenam and Bophut. There are restaurants everywhere so food is never a problem!
Shasa is located right on top of a lagoon which seems to be mainly comprised of bits of coral. Tread carefully and wear protective slippers to avoid cuts and scrapes! Once you get past the stony bit, the lagoon is deep enough to swim in and the bottom is sandy. I really enjoyed exploring all the sea-life crawling/swimming around. The beach is dotted with huge granite boulders and rocks which makes it a very dramatic landscape as well!
If you are more into sandy beaches, there is an absolutely stunning sandy beach around the corner from Shasa s beach. Just wander down to the lagoon and turn right and keep walking until you see the long strip of sand. It s a 5 minute stroll and good fun as it makes you feel like you re exploring! The best place to swim is from the sand strip that appears at low tide opposite the hut that houses the kayaks from Mudra Samui (the estate right next to Shasa). You can wade to a coral reef right offshore and snorkel to see loads of colourful fish!
Our other favourite beaches were Taling Ngam and Bangkao, just before you get to the strip of restaurants. Both beaches were fantastic - crystal clear water, no rubbish, and very few people. Small spots of paradise, really!
All in all, an absolutely wonderful holiday. Before this, I thought Samui might have gone down the drain with all the careless catering to tourists, but I am so glad to have been proved wrong.
Date: Aug 30, 2013
written by: Nina Leosawasthiphong
Date of stay: Oct 05, 2012
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a excellent hotel,all the facilities amazed us!we like it very very much!
Date: Oct 11, 2012
written by: ZHU YAN
Date of stay: Aug 01, 2011
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I love the resort very much! All the staff are scinere n provided perfect services! The room is perfect also, with fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bed n sofa, breath taking view, huge baconly n all the facilities provided are in good condition. I really enjoyed the stay.
Date: Aug 04, 2011
written by: Jackie Poon
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By reality we live, By memories we indulge - ShaSa Samui
The people you surround yourself with hold a special place in your life. Where you spend time with them should be extraordinary.
With the island of Samui at your feet you know that you have moved beyond the typical views.
All of our room have been designed to look out upon an expensive view of the sea, A scene you can share with a large circle of friends and family.
Each suite personifies spacious luxury with an enormous living space that will never feel crowded.
At your disposal is a fully equipped kitchen, a massive balcony and plenty of space to relax.
Our aim is to intertwine the familiar comfort of friends with uncommon luxury.
Make it your memorable stay...
ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui offers 32 Seaview Suites and 1 Beachfront Pool Villa.
Nestled on a hilly slope and beachfront area, taking full advantage of stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand, Seaview Suite offers the comfort of elegance living and accommodates from one bedroom to three bedroom.
:: Seaview Suite One Bedroom ( 120 sq.m.) ::
:: Seaview Suite Two Bedrooms (144 sq.m.) ::
:: Seaview Suite Three Bedrooms (221 sq.m.) ::
:: Beachfront Pool Villa ::
All suites are punctiliously designed with spacious balcony and fully equipped with ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui amenities.
Each Suite is appointed with diverge size and tailored you to the ultimate pleasant stay.
Beachfront Pool Villa NON-SMOKING size is 320 sq. m. room rate include for 4 persons only. Set aside from the beach, the one and only ShaSa Beachfront Pool Villa offer the total area of 320 sq. m., spacious two-bedroom with its own private infinity pool. This premium and sumptuous villa is incredibly well-designed for the soothe of your relaxation. Indulge with effortlessly living of full amenities.
- All suites are non smoking room
- Panoramic ocean views
- Private balcony
- The kitchen appliances, cooking equipment, laundry machine are available with supplement charge
- Hotplate, oven and microwave
- Full size refrigerator
- Dining table that accommodates up to 8 persons
- Washer / dryer
- King size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets
- Wi-Fi access
- iPod docking station
- Air conditioning with individual control panels
RESTAURANT & DINING
- Oversized bathtub
- Ceiling fans in living areas and balcony
- International direct dial phone service
- Complimentary coffee and tea
- Hair dryer
- Personal safe deposit box
Follow the true taste...
SERVICES & FACILITIES
Beyond the Sea, the Siamese Brasserie, always welcomes you with the sense of familiarity and inviting atmosphere.
Tradition Thai cuisine presented with a genteel Western aesthetic can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Each dish is prepared in a genuine style to deliver a flawless experiences.
In the early afternoon the air is filled with the rich aromas of coffee.
These give way to clinks of plates and glasses as the restaurant goes into full swing for the evening.
Once the sun falls below the horizon into the night, you can share a great conversion with old friends
while relishing a drink from our premium list at the vintage bar.
Follow the true taste to the only authentic 'Thai Tapas' on Samui Island.
- Specially-designed hydrotherapy pool
- Two freeform swimming pools
- Seaview gym with private locker rooms
- Wi-Fi access in public areas and in-room service
- Fully-equipped 'Kids Club'
- Laundry and dry-cleaning
- Water sports
- Pool bar
- Top spa services and products
Complement with tradition Thai hospitality and the locally produced Dermalogica spa products,
our spa offer a refined experience of Thai and other Asian therapies.
We know that kids don't always like the same things as their parents.
The Kids Club gives them a place to do some of the things they enjoy.
There are fun and educational art classes that teach batik painting and other crafts.
They can browse through a library of books for children of all ages, and in several languages.
The kids can keep entertained with an array of the latest video games or cartoons.
Let them build anything they can imagine with the largest collection of LEGO bricks on the island.
Friendly childcare services are readily available.
- Babysitting service
- Batik & rock painting class
- Children literature
- Children DVDs
- Nintendo Wii games
- Sony Play Station 3
- Lego emporium
Your stay with Shasa Samui begins with a scenic trip through the idyllic landscape of Laem Set in the south of Samui.
Nested among pristine nature, Shasa enjoys the exclusive benefits of seclusion
and calmer water than the busy beaches of nearby Lamai and Chaweng.