Ibis Samui Bophut Hotel

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

In an absolutely idyllic location, overlooking a gorgeous stretch of beach at Bophut, this renowned Ibis hotel offers clean, contemporary accommodation that families and couples alike will love. Just a few minute’s walk from an authentic fishing village, it’s also very close to Chaweng, which has plenty of bars and restaurants to tempt you as well as lively night-time hot spots. For more cultural moments, Siam Natural History Museum is within driving distance, along with the Big Buddha Statue and temples galore. For delicious Thai tapas dishes as well as more International favourites, hotel restaurant It’s All About Taste is more than a rival for local eateries, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a quieter area of Koh Samui, overlooking Bophut Beach. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

250 rooms. All with air-conditioning, private terrace or balcony, satellite TV, WiFi*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Room with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast and set menu lunch at the Taste Restaurant.

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner at the Taste Restaurant.

Family Rooms are more spacious with 1 double and 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years).

It’s All About Taste Restaurant (Thai tapas and International cuisine). Swimming pool. Spa* facilities. WiFi access*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Limited room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Avoid at all costs.

Aug 31, 2020 Kirran_22 Leeds, United Kingdom

Travelled here in February 2020 as a family of 4 for 12 nights- just before Covid 19 hit. As a well travelled family this hotel has to be the worst we had ever stayed at. The rooms are very misleading and are much smaller than what is shown in the pictures. There was literally no sun beds last 7am in the morning. But who really wants to get up… Read more
Travelled here in February 2020 as a family of 4 for 12 nights- just before Covid 19 hit. As a well travelled family this hotel has to be the worst we had ever stayed at. The rooms are very misleading and are much smaller than what is shown in the pictures. There was literally no sun beds last 7am in the morning. But who really wants to get up early on holiday to fight for a sunbed? This is Thailand people, not Benidorm. The staff at reception were very rude. Did not want to help us change rooms even when we offered to pay. The food at breakfast was very repetitive every single day- BUT the guy at the omelette station was amazing! The massages at the hotel are also over priced for the service. Better service at the little places opposite the hotel and they are around 100Baht cheaper. This hotel is awful BUT Koh Samui is amazing! The people at the restaurants outside the hotel are lovely, they are so happy and grateful. The Friday night market is a must. We also paid to do an island tour for the whole day which was totally worth the money! (DONT book at the hotel, book at one of the little shops opposite). The elephant sanctuary is also a great experience as you can feed the elephants. Would recommend staying elsewhere in Koh samui such as Anantara which is down the road. Also elephant beach club and chi samui beach clubs are amazing and worth the money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful stay away from the crowds

Aug 14, 2020 rkmaskara Kolkata (Calcutta), India

This hotel is located in comparately calm area of Koh Samui. The resort is as you expect an IBIS property. We had connecting rooms for our family with Balcony. Food options for a vegetarian like me are always limited in a breakfast. We had fruits and bread for us. In the Lunch and dinner, Wahn suggested we take a Thai Green curry , which she… Read more
This hotel is located in comparately calm area of Koh Samui. The resort is as you expect an IBIS property. We had connecting rooms for our family with Balcony. Food options for a vegetarian like me are always limited in a breakfast. We had fruits and bread for us. In the Lunch and dinner, Wahn suggested we take a Thai Green curry , which she customised for a veg only version. They provide pick up and drop to chaweng on per person basis at fixed times on advance booking basis. Transportation in Koh samui is expensive. We reached around 12:30, the rooms were not ready, but by the time we had Lunch, they were made available. The pools and the view from there was Beautiful. Regarding the hospitality, I saw Kim( Property Manager) herself helping a Honeymoon couple with their luggage while was walking in. When the management has such an attitude, it flows down to the team. Overall it was a pleasant stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wouldn’t stay here ever again!!!!!!

Apr 11, 2020 Raju S Leeds, United Kingdom

Koh samui is a amazing place to visit. The people are so friendly and cannot do enough for you, and it not just because your spending money with them. The hotel in general is nice and clean and the breakfast was quite good. The day we arrived we were told we didn’t reserve a room with garden views and it was just a classic room. The views from our… Read more
Koh samui is a amazing place to visit. The people are so friendly and cannot do enough for you, and it not just because your spending money with them. The hotel in general is nice and clean and the breakfast was quite good. The day we arrived we were told we didn’t reserve a room with garden views and it was just a classic room. The views from our balcony was of a building site. After speaking to reception they agreed to move us after 3 days. I checked the hotel web site and there was no mention of a classic room. We were under the impression all rooms would be garden view. Be careful when booking your rooms. The breakfast is quite good. They do fresh omelettes on order and have quite a selection of different breakfast options. There’s pork hotdog sausages,eggs,croissants and fresh fruit. There’s is also a good range of traditional Thai breakfast option. The hotel massage is a waste of money. You can get a far better massage from the little places outside the hotel. There is one opposite 7/11 with orange signs which are amazing!!! There’s one thing that the reviews on this site don't tell you and that is that the hotel is 95% full of Russian travellers. Everything in the hotel revolves around them. Only they can reserve the sun beds by putting there towels down at 5am in the morning and are allowed to move them when ever they see fit. They never try and integrate with the other 5% of foreign travellers. Even the Thai locals say the same thing.... DO NOT even try and sit by the pool bar on a evening after dinner unless you want to be confronted by a drunk when your sitting minding your own business with your family. The Thai people are great. There so polite and accommodating. They can’t do enough for you. I truly wish I would have know about the people staying here as I would have changed and stayed somewhere else. One morning we had put our towels out on the sun beds just like all the other people in the hotel were doing and then sat down to have breakfast in the restaurant. My son finished breakfast and went to sit on the sun bed and to his surprise some one had moved all our towels. I confronted the guy sitting on the bed that’s when about 10 other people gathered around us which was quite intimidating. The guy sitting on our beds told me you cannot reserve the beds this way. Even though it was okay for every other person to do this everyday. We were later told that a big fat gentleman had removed only our towels from all of the other so that his relatives could sit there!!!!! Absolutely ridiculous, would expect this in Benidorm, NOT Thailand. The hotel food prices are a little high. The food sold on the beach on the little fisherman boats is very good quality and half the price. The papaya and mango salad are fantastic a big plate for 100bht. There is also a restaurant opposite and further up from ibis called A.K restaurant, it is AMAZING. It’s a family run place with the mom making fresh food and the young brother and sister front of house. Would definitely recommend this place! The fisherman’s village is 15 min walk and 5 min taxi from the hotel. They have small markets every Monday and Wednesday with a massive market on Fridays for street food. Would definitely recommend this, cheap and amazing traditional food. Fisherman’s village is lively everyday of the week but not as busy as chewang. Also just to let you know the accor membership scheme doesn’t mean a thing at this hotel. It really only counts when used back home. If you want to visit Koh Samui stay in the Chewang beach area for a lively place or Lamai beach area for a quieter place. Be warned when you stay here.!!!!!! We have travelled to a number of countries and never encountered such hostile people staying in the hotel. Be warned when you stay here. I WOULD NEVER STAY IN THIS HOTEL AGAIN!!!!!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rennovated hotel

Mar 15, 2020 brian_ULC Sydney, Australia

Hotel was renovated not too long before, we liked design of new rooms it was much too needed. Staff here are amazing, especially at the beach bar. Hygiene wise hotel is keeping up with latest developments and has hand gel avaliable free everywhere. We wish this was done in other establishments when we travel. Stay here and you will not be… Read more
Hotel was renovated not too long before, we liked design of new rooms it was much too needed. Staff here are amazing, especially at the beach bar. Hygiene wise hotel is keeping up with latest developments and has hand gel avaliable free everywhere. We wish this was done in other establishments when we travel. Stay here and you will not be disappointed by value you pay. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 tarrynleed

So the Views are Beautiful No Compliant about that. This Hotel is Unfortunately more Family based and also caters more Towards the European Nationals but understandably they can not control who Visits their Hotel. What they should control though is the Noise that we Have at 11PM by Guest who roam the Pool area and Kids still playing and Screaming… Read more
So the Views are Beautiful No Compliant about that. This Hotel is Unfortunately more Family based and also caters more Towards the European Nationals but understandably they can not control who Visits their Hotel. What they should control though is the Noise that we Have at 11PM by Guest who roam the Pool area and Kids still playing and Screaming in the Play area at Night. You will also need to get up at the Crack of Morning to fight and reserve your Sunbed by the Not so serenity pool otherwise it gets taken and reserved for an Entire Day by the Majority that make up the Guests. The Food Is Unfortunately Alittle less then average as I ordered Chessy chips from their menu and Recieved 160BHT of Small chips with a Light sprinkle of Cheese. The Buffet Breakfast is Average at best as the Options that You receive are limited. For Guests Like myself that Love their full English breakfast with Bacon,baked beans and scrambled egg this will not be the buffet for You. Rooms Are clean no need to stress about Hygiene but Rooms are quite Small, If you are only staying a limited amount of days then the Rooms are Adequate for your stay. Read less