W Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

The hotel

On the tropical island of Samui, in the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Thailand, The W has raised the bar in terms of style, space and amenities. The guest villas are huge, the private pools are even bigger and the resort features every convenience, electronic or otherwise, that a modern nomad could possibly want. Every guest villa features a living room, bedroom and spectacular bathroom with a round tub set against a mosaic feature wall that opens up to the private lap pool that runs the length of the villa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the north coast of Samui, on Maenam Beach. Transfer time from Samui International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

74 villas. All with a TV, mini-bar* and complimentary WiFi access. Jungle Oasis Rooms offer partial Gulf of Thailand views, a wooden deck with private pool, 2 sun lounge chairs and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board option: Includes dinner at The Kitchen Table restaurant. No beverages are included. 

Full Board option: Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Kitchen Table restaurant. No beverages are included. 

Tropical Oasis Villas feature a secluded landscaped garden, private pool, 2 sun lounge chairs and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Escape Villas are located in the highest point of the hotel offering amazing sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows, private pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Front Haven Villas offer direct beach access from a wooden deck with private pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

WOW Jungle Oasis Villas have a living area, a pantry equipped with cooking facilities and a fridge, barbecue pit, private pool, deck area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

WOW Ocean Haven Villas offer direct beach access from a wooden deck with private pool, a living area, a pantry equipped with cooking facilities and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Extreme WOW Ocean Haven Villa offers 2 floors of resort living with 2 living areas, large outdoor lounge area with private pool and 2 bedrooms with 1 king-size bed and 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 6 adults.

The Kitchen Table (International cuisine; all-day dining), Namu (Asian cuisine; open for lunch and dinner), Beach Grill, Woobar®, SIP, Tonic Bar. WET® swimming pool. AWAY® Spa*. FIT Gym. Water sports* and activity centre. Outdoor tennis court. 24-hour reception desk. W Library. Laundry service*. Babysitting*.

*Denotes local charge. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hospitality at its best!

Sep 17, 2019 phildN4651TM Sydney, Australia

I rarely write reviews and certainly never before I leave a resort. But in this instance,I had to. From the momemt we arrived, to now and we are still here for another 3 nights, the service,the staff,the venue is just simply remarkable. My wife and I have travelled considerably over the years. We have been to some good places, some mediocre… Read more
I rarely write reviews and certainly never before I leave a resort. But in this instance,I had to. From the momemt we arrived, to now and we are still here for another 3 nights, the service,the staff,the venue is just simply remarkable. My wife and I have travelled considerably over the years. We have been to some good places, some mediocre places and some wonderful places. This without a doubt falls into wonderful and with such grace and ease; they make it look effortless, which anyone who works in the hospitality industry knows it's not. We have been spolit rotten. Nothing is too much and the feeling of being known personally makes a huge difference. The staff or 'talent' as they are so rightly referred to, know our name, where we are eating and at what time (even if its the first time we have met them). Now that's over and above! Marrio, Alex, Khanitha and Jose have made it their business to personally greet us, shake our hands and welcome us to their hotel. They are so very proud of their 'product' and you can see it in their eyes. A cake delivered to us after our meal on our 25th anniversary meant so much when delivered with such enthusiasm and heartfelt love that the 'talent' delivered it in. It came from the heart and not a script (otherwise they deserve an oscar!) We have been made to feel very special here by ALL of the 'talent', not just the management and we are so looking forward to the next three days. Thank you W team! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service

Sep 15, 2019 K4782LEanniem

We could not fault the service from the W staff. From breakfast buffet, room presentation to cleaning service, restaurants, concierge, check in/ouot, the service was outstanding. Sadly it was off peak season so it was a little quiet but the W team bent over backward to ensure that all our needs were met.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced villas, looks old.

Sep 10, 2019 jenjsok Phnom Penh, Cambodia

All in all, W samui are still acceptable. Of course, woo bar at the main entrance looks amazing. However in the villa, with the prices you pay, everything looks quite old. However, it is still acceptable. I moved from banyan tree to W resort. It's a different experience, I wouldn't say it's horrible but they could have done better for the… Read more
All in all, W samui are still acceptable. Of course, woo bar at the main entrance looks amazing. However in the villa, with the prices you pay, everything looks quite old. However, it is still acceptable. I moved from banyan tree to W resort. It's a different experience, I wouldn't say it's horrible but they could have done better for the furniture that are quite old already. Also, the restaurant that they have only 2 options (Thai foods and Japan) which is good enough, however designs of place doesn't look good enough from expectations. I spent approx 25 minute waiting for a buggy for dinner (I had to call 3 times because I was late for the dinner reservations). The villa I stayed in are good enough, it's spacious and with a lovely outdoor shower and a swimming pool u can directly jump into from your bathroom. If you're looking for a modernized kind of resort, but yet with old furniture finishings. W is for you. But also be ready to pay so much money... Oh forget to mention, they have a very nice sweet spot that provides all you can eat ice creams(free). that's a smart way to win our hearts, ha. All in all, W could improve by probably changing a little of their furniture and the villa itself... Probably make it look newer? A lot of my friends who visited actually felt really old. With the prices being paid, please re decorate your rooms or lower down the prices of the villas. Cheers, Jen Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel - location to be considered

Sep 8, 2019 PardeepJ Woking, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed at the W Koh Samui in Sep 2019 for 4 day / 3 nights. We have split out this review in the following sections and hope it helps. Staff The staff were simply outstanding ALWAYS available and super lovely people. Everyone from reception staff to the gardeners were so pleasant and friendly throughout our stay. Checkin process… Read more
My wife and I stayed at the W Koh Samui in Sep 2019 for 4 day / 3 nights. We have split out this review in the following sections and hope it helps. Staff The staff were simply outstanding ALWAYS available and super lovely people. Everyone from reception staff to the gardeners were so pleasant and friendly throughout our stay. Checkin process was different and a lovely touch. We were seated, brought a cold towel and cocktail and all the paperwork was done whilst seated on a sofa over looking the breathtaking view. Rooms - we had 155 Boy did the wife love this room! She didn't want to leave and it had tons of light coming in allowing her to do her make up etc with ease. Very private room with pool and only a short 2 min walk to the hotels private beach. The bathroom was incredible, 2 showers (outdoor & indoor), a tub, 2 sinks and loads of mirrors. Ahhh and a TV! General cleanliness Worth a separate point we feel as when travelling in SE Asia this is important. Can't fault it, super clean and just what you would expect from a luxury hotel. Location This can get a little frustrating for some as it's a 25 min taxi to Chaweng and this can add up. Worth noting it is a secluded resort so do prepare for that. Bits to improve - buggy system - wife didn't mind, I found it frustrating. Basically, you have to call for a buggy everytime you want to go to the lobby or restaurant. They are very responsive however. - Mosquitoes - as you are in your own 'hut', you will get some Mosquitoes in your room. We were regularly trying to get rid of them using spray and we're successful to avoid being eaten as we sleep. The problem was when the room was being cleaned the doors would be left open allowing the little buggers back in. Stupid! So a vicious cycle. We purchased a big bottle of bug spray and finished it in 2 days. By from a 7/11 and not a pharmacy that will charge x3 more! Food We had breakfast here regularly which was superb. I smashed through tons of eggs benedict with a nice hollandaise. Made to order! It's a nice variety of food on offer - both western and Thai and of good quality. At the bar, I would say drinks are double what you would pay outside but they were well made. Example - I was paying 400baht for a Long Island and outside I would pay 180 - 200. Just worth noting but I didn't mind. Summary We would highly recommend the W Koh Samui. Certainly lives up to a luxury hotel as you would expect but it comes at a price of course!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We enjoy it alot

Aug 27, 2019 Q6018YS_ Neve Mivtah, Israel

Usualy I don’t like W hotels to go with my family even that I personally find them cool but it is design usualy like a club ( visit the w in gz china u will underatand) This one is really uniqe . It have the thailand vibe and also the vibe of the W . The service is good , the rooms are very good the pool in the room really fun . And the design of… Read more
Usualy I don’t like W hotels to go with my family even that I personally find them cool but it is design usualy like a club ( visit the w in gz china u will underatand) This one is really uniqe . It have the thailand vibe and also the vibe of the W . The service is good , the rooms are very good the pool in the room really fun . And the design of the room is truly to my liking . The food in the morning is 8/10 and service is great . The in room dining food also nice and not expensive much . The beach is amazing in my eyes but my wife didn’t like it I personally loved it . You can also get free boats from the keeper there . It have sweet spot you can take ice creams and drinks for free it is a nice touch . Buggy come quick , and really we liked it there 3 nights worth the money . Bad : not much to do in the hotel , the beach have not super clear water . And the hotel over charge you when it order you a taxi !! So try to take by yourself Read less