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NEWS & IMPORTANT INFO
- May 15, 2013: Stefano Ruzza, formerly general manager for Hilton Manhae Golf and Spa Resort, Korea, is the new General Manager
- March 2017: Changeover in management; Stefano Ruzza has moved to, and taken over management of, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island while Lyle Lewis (of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island) has replaced Stefano here at Conrad Koh Samui
- Jellyfish season is in October / November
- The resort is a Category 10 property and point redemption rates are 80-95k/night (either 80 or 95k, depending on season)
- Click here for Standard Room Rewards Pricing (based on season/month)

HOTEL WEBSITE: http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/h...CI/index.html#


USEFUL REVIEWS
1. Weatherboy's review Jul 29, 2015
2. Jermyn's review (Part 1), (Part 2)


COMMUNICATION
- Hotel email: Conrad_Koh_Samui@conradhotels.com
- Concierge email: usmks_conradconcierge@conradhotels.com
- Reservations (Assistant Manager): Chaiyo


ROOMS
- Several villas got recommended in this thread. All villas in the 200s and 300s seem to have unobstructed views. 100s are closer to the sea
- Villas mentioned with unobstructed view: 204, 206, 207, 209-218, 302, 306, 308, 311, 501-503 for 2bedroom villas
- Villas mentioned with trees blocking the view: 202
- Direct view to the Five Islands: villas on the left side on the map, like 306-310

UPGRADE POLICY
- Resort is not exempt from the upgrade policy for Golds and Diamonds like Conrad Rangali is

Conrad Koh Samui (one bedroom villas)
- If you book an ocean view pool villa the next upgrade would be the ocean view waterfront pool villa
- If you book a waterfront pool villa the upgrade goes to the Oceanview Retreat Pool villa
- If you book the Oceanview retreat the next upgrade is the Conrad Royal Villa however they have only one Conrad Royal so the upgrade is difficult to get as it is based on availability

Conrad Koh Samui Residences (two bedroom pool villas)
- If you book or reserve a two bedroom pool villa the upgrade is a three bedroom pool villa however, as per above, an upgrade hinges on availability and this upgrade is also difficult as they have only 1 unit at the resort


SPA / WELLNESS / SPORT
- CKS spa is very good, but also quite expensive
- Alternative 1: Elements Spa and Resort, www.elements-koh-samui.com
- Alternative 2: Carnation, they may or may not come to your villa, www.samuimassageservice.co.th. See this post and this post.
- Standard equipped Health Club at resort
- Resort is offering several complimentary activities, such as Yoga, Thai Boxing, etc


BEACH
- The beach area has completely changed from a couple of years ago. The sandy beach is bigger and there is now a nice promenade along the beach to enjoy the sunset (courtesy of Claudioplanet on TripAdvisor)
- Resort is pretty isolated, not a typical tourist area. Be prepared to just relax and chill at your private pool
- Hotel offers a complimentary boat trip to a nearby island where you can hang out on the beach (mixed feedback)


FOOD & BEVERAGE
Breakfast:
- Complimentary for Gold and Diamond members and half price for kids under 17. Prices follow:
--- THB1050++ if purchased when not included in the room rate
--- A la carte pricing is available. Continental is THB850++, many other items available too
--- THB600++ if breakfast is purchased together with the room as inclusion, and thus vary depending the promotion of the room package. The THB600 is one of those options

Happy Hour & Free Drinks:
--- Locations are Azure Bar & Grill (pool) 4-6PM and Main Lobby Lounge (mid-level) from 5-7PM
--- Non-alcoholic beverages are subject to the happy hour too
--- Only selected alcoholic beverages are included
- Diamond members also receive 4 drink coupons, Gold members receive 2 coupons (good at pool or mid-level hotel bar). Note: Coupons can be used throughout the day and are separate from the Happy Hour
- Free bottled water at the resort (get more at health club or call reception)
- Tips
--- Stock up on drinks at Tesco, 7-11 or other supermarket when getting to the resort (taxi or Mr. Samui will stop for you) or (when you have a rental car) during your stay
--- Due to law Tesco doesn't sell any alcohol between 2pm and 5pm (smaller supermarkets maybe aren't that strict)
--- www.samuixl.com/lotus-chaweng/index.php / www.bigc.co.th/en/stores/bigc/samui/

Restaurants:
- Several on-site restaurants, but with typical (high) resort prices (approx 2000 to 4000 Baht for a full meal)
- Several restaurant alternatives not far away from the resort (distance is not walkable, use rental car or hotel transportation)
- The Green Talay www.nuchsgreentalayrestaurant.com
- Coconut Villa Resort www.coconutvillageresort.com
- Fai restaurant and Bamboo Restaurant right next to Elements Spa - Five Islands Restaurant and The Island View


MAP (NOTE: Cut and paste the link into a NEW browser tab, otherwise it will likely be blocked)
- https://www.myoverseaswedding.com/wp...0314_HiRes.jpg


TRANSPORTATION
- Drive from the airport: approx. 45 minutes (GPS required)
- No parking fee at resort
- By taxi/cap: around THB1000-1500 Baht one-way
- Pickup by hotel: around THB3000 one-way (Quoted in March 2017 for THB1,500 one way using Hotel's Toyota Fortuner)
- Mini van from Nathon: THB200 PP to hotel through Lomprayah High Speed Ferries. Great for those arriving via ferries from Koh Phangan - Koh Tao - Chumporn - Huahin - Bangkok
- Mr. Samui, THB2200 roundtrip

Mr Samui, mrsamui@hotmail.com,
Website: http://mrsamui.webnode.com/
THB1500 from airport to hotel including 2 hour sightseeing and stop for beverages
THB1000 from hotel to airport (quote as of May 2013) (THB1200 as of January 2014)
THB2200 R/T from/to airport (as of December 2013; January 2014)
THB2000 R/T from/to airport (July 2016)
THB3000 Day Tour of Island (6 hours); THB400 for each extra hour.
Best way to reach Mr Samui is actually not via email (email goes to his friend that helps out) but to make arrangements via his cell phone +66 89 060 6440
He uses Whatsapp on that number. Or just text him. He has an iPhone so texts are free iMessages.
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Old Feb 12, 04, 1:50 pm   #1
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Old Jan 2, 14, 9:59 am   #2
  
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Any better deals

I'm trying to book a room for March 2-4 and website is asking for 320,482 HHonors points, per night. Wow!
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I'm trying to book a room for March 2-4 and website is asking for 320,482 HHonors points, per night. Wow!
Fewer points than that more than covered me for a week there which included those dates -- but we booked those dates and more early last year. The nasty devaluation really does show quite starkly given what we booked for a week on those dates before Hilton ripped off its HHonors customers.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 3:45 pm   #4
  
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Heading there next month - can't wait!!

Does anyone know what days they run the cooking class?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 3, 14, 11:56 pm   #5
  
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I'm trying to book a room for March 2-4 and website is asking for 320,482 HHonors points, per night. Wow!
Sounds like standard rooms are no longer available.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 6:07 am   #6
  
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Sounds like standard rooms are no longer available.
What types of villas at this property are considered standard rooms?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:49 am   #7
  
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What types of villas at this property are considered standard rooms?
1 Bedroom King Ocean View Pool Villa
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Old Jan 4, 14, 9:54 am   #8
  
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Sounds like standard rooms are no longer available.
yes, they are still available (found standard rooms in september), but maybe you have to look harder for them
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Old Jan 5, 14, 4:01 am   #9
  
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is there something up with the website? it says there are no rooms all the way till jan 2015? But I can book through 3rd party sites. odd
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Old Jan 6, 14, 7:14 pm   #10
  
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One additional benefit

Hello,

We are here now and the views are incredible. I put a request in for a 300 level room but they said at check in that they were not available. We were put in an "upgraded" room 119. It is the 100 level, but I think is the nicest of the 100 levels. The weather is so nice we have the AC off and the doors open. One advantage of the 100s is that you can hear the sea really easily. Overall I am happy with the room.

I was offered the standard perks that everyone else had received. I was offered an additional perk that I haven't heard anyone else talk about yet (or I missed it). They said for people staying at least 4 nights (we are here on a pre-devaluation AXON) they will take you to Chawang for free round trip once. (Or two- one ways). We will not use this as we stayed in Chawang earlier in our trip. What would have been more useful was a free transfer from the airport if you stay four days or longer.

Overall I found that I am enjoying this hotel more than I thought I would. It will be interesting to compare to the Rangali next week.

Cheers,

Sail a Nacra

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sailanacra, thanks for the post trip update and the information about the additional perk! Will be staying at CKS in a little over a week and this info will definitely come in handy.
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sailanacra, thanks for the post trip update and the information about the additional perk! Will be staying at CKS in a little over a week and this info will definitely come in handy.
Actually mid trip update. Still here for 2 more days! FWIW they didn't tell me about the free trip to Chaweng at check in, rather it was explained to me by the person who showed us our room after check in. As we are not going to use it, consider it an educated rumor until someone else verifies.

Enjoy your stay. You will love it here!
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Actually mid trip update. Still here for 2 more days! FWIW they didn't tell me about the free trip to Chaweng at check in, rather it was explained to me by the person who showed us our room after check in. As we are not going to use it, consider it an educated rumor until someone else verifies.

Enjoy your stay. You will love it here!
I recently stayed at the property and used the free hotel shuttle to Chaweng & Lamai. Minivan leaves Conrad at 1pm everyday and returns at 6pm from Chaweng. Pickup/dropoff opposite McDonalds in Chaweng. Reserve through guest services or by pressing 0.
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I'm leaving the IC for CKS in a couple of hour and will update everyone with what I'm offered as a Diamond member. Can't wait based on all the positive reviews!
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Old Jan 8, 14, 5:24 am   #15
  
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Just arrived and we are very much impressed. Nothing much new to add, except:

- We used Samuiislandexplorer.com and were pleased. 850 THB from the airport to the hotel, including a stop at Tesco Lamui (really big) and then at a FamilyMart just before the hotel.
- FYI, it seems stores can only sell alcohol between 11am and 2pm and 5pm and midnight. Think about it if you plan on stopping at a store to buy beer/wine en route to the hotel.
- Be sure to fill out both the departure *and* arrivals cards before you land if you're coming on an international flight.
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