Conrad Koh Samui {THA}

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NEWS & IMPORTANT INFO
- May 15, 2013: Stefano Ruzza, formerly general manager for Hilton Manhae Golf and Spa Resort, Korea, became 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. Note that Stefano left Conrad Rangali mid-2020
- December 2018: Lyle Lewis has retired and been replaced by Ruben Dario Gabino (previously hotel manager at Conrad Seoul) as the GM of Conrad Koh Samui
- Jellyfish season is in October / November
- The resort was a Category 10 property and point redemption rates are 95k/night. They were 80-95k/night (either 80 or 95k, depending on season) up until around mid-2017. Here's what it used to look like (in chronological order from January through December):

Jan - Apr: 95K/N
May - Jul: 80K/N
Aug: 95K/N
Sep: 80K/N
Oct: 95K/N
Nov: 80K/N
Dec: 95K/N

- As of July 2020 it looks as if the resort has reduced the number of rooms available for points bookings. See this post for more details


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


USEFUL REVIEWS
1. Weatherboy's review Jul 29, 2015
2. http://www.jarvismarcos.com/2016/10/conrad-koh-samui-may-2015-part-1/]Jermyn's review (Part 1), (Part 2)
3. Jermyn's Second Visit review


COMMUNICATION
- Hotel email: [email protected]
- Concierge email: [email protected]
- Reservations (Assistant Manager): Chaiyo


ROOMS
- All villas have pools
- Several villas have been recommended in this thread. All villas in the 200s and 300s seem to have unobstructed views. 100s are at sea level
- Villas mentioned with unobstructed view: 204, 206, 207, 209-218, 302, 306, 308, 311, 501-503 for 2-bedroom 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
- General info on rooms and selection click here and advice on which is the best in the 300s click here (Courtesy of monahos)

UPGRADE POLICY
- Resort is not exempt from the upgrade policy for Golds and Diamonds like Conrad Rangali is
- As of August 2017, the standard room for redemption / points bookings is the Ocean View Waterfront villa (100s, beach level). This was previously the Ocean View villa (200s)

Conrad Koh Samui (one bedroom villas)
- If you book an Ocean View villa (200s) the next upgrade would be the Ocean View Waterfront villa (100s)
- If you book an Ocean View Waterfront (100s) the upgrade goes to the Ocean View Retreat villa (300s)
- If you book the Ocean View 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 villa the upgrade is a three bedroom 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.
- Alternative 3: Tamarind Springs - will pick you up from hotel if you spend a minimum dollar amount. Jungle resort with (cold) natural springs, saunas and spa treatments. Great half-day excursion.
- Standard equipped Health Club
- Resort offers 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 and not located in 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
- Sabeinglae http://www.sabienglae.com/ (~30 minutes)
- Bang Por Takho (~40 minutes by car)
- 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

TOURS:
Ocean Samui have been appointed as the official tour operator for the Conrad.
Tours and pricing here: http://oceanasamui.com/conrad/

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
- Navigo App - ride-hailing app. Prices are relatively cheap, but the drivers tend to usually be on the NE corner of the island. If you plan in advance (i.e. give them ample time to arrive at the resort) you'll be fine.

Mr Samui, [email protected],
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 24, 22, 11:38 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2022
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Recently stayed here for the third time (but 1st time post-covid).

Here's my tl;dr for those who have visited before
  • Occupancy was at 20% when I stayed in late January 2022, but the staff mentioned the resort was close to full in December 2021 before the Thai government pulled the rug on Test & Go. They expect things to pick up again in February and March, even more when the silly Day 5 test requirement is removed
  • COVID has taken a visible toll on the resort in some places. While the 1, 2 and 3-series villas are in good condition, several of the Residences have fallen into disrepair, with empty pools, construction debris and overgrown greenery. This may be contributing to a mosquito problem, which wasn't rampant, but definitely noticeable in some areas
  • Some of the fun touches have been eliminated, like personalised bathrobes and slippers, or free neck and shoulder massages at breakfast
  • Gold and Diamond members no longer get freebies like drinks coupons and the welcome lucky dip (where you could win things like complimentary spa treatment vouchers). They do enjoy 25% off F&B, but that's courtesy of Hilton's Dine Like a Member promo
  • Cost of spa treatments has fallen dramatically. A 60-minute body massage is now THB 1,400, versus THB 3,500 in 2018
  • The gym has been relocated from the swimming pool area to the breakfast area, and the resulting facility is state-of-the-art
  • The quality of F&B has improved tremendously, with the hotel now running its own farm (called Iris) and taking "farm-to-table" very seriously. They roast their own coffee, smoke their own salmon, rear their own chickens, grow their own fruits, churn their own butter...I could go on and on
  • Existing F&B concepts have been reinvented. Jahn operates as a private dining only venue, there's a reimagined Santorini-style pool restaurant called Azure, and Zest's menu is no longer a confused hodgepodge of Western and Asian dishes, focusing instead on Thai food. Cocktails at Ko Lounge are inspired.
  • Iris Farm is a must-visit, especially for those raised in cities who have no idea where their food comes from
  • The beachfront seating area has been upgraded, now with power outlets and USB ports
  • The resort now has its own jet ski, and the staff will happily offer you a 5-minute free trial
  • There's technically a THB 120 charge for drinking water at restaurants, but enforcement is lax. The staff would often pour ice water for free and not charge us anything
  • There was no requirement to wear masks when outdoors, though everyone wore masks when approaching the buffet line
  • Some beloved eating places in the vicinity like Green Talay have closed down

Feel free to ask me any questions about the Conrad USM experience post-COVID.

Full review: https://milelion.com/2022/02/25/revi...ui-post-covid/

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Old Feb 27, 22, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by milelion View Post
Recently stayed here for the third time (but 1st time post-covid).

Here's my tl;dr for those who have visited before
  • Occupancy was at 20% when I stayed in late January 2022, but the staff mentioned the resort was close to full in December 2021 before the Thai government pulled the rug on Test & Go. They expect things to pick up again in February and March, even more when the silly Day 5 test requirement is removed
  • COVID has taken a visible toll on the resort in some places. While the 1, 2 and 3-series villas are in good condition, several of the Residences have fallen into disrepair, with empty pools, construction debris and overgrown greenery. This may be contributing to a mosquito problem, which wasn't rampant, but definitely noticeable in some areas
  • Some of the fun touches have been eliminated, like personalised bathrobes and slippers, or free neck and shoulder massages at breakfast
  • Gold and Diamond members no longer get freebies like drinks coupons and the welcome lucky dip (where you could win things like complimentary spa treatment vouchers). They do enjoy 25% off F&B, but that's courtesy of Hilton's Dine Like a Member promo
  • Cost of spa treatments has fallen dramatically. A 60-minute body massage is now THB 1,400, versus THB 3,500 in 2018
  • The gym has been relocated from the swimming pool area to the breakfast area, and the resulting facility is state-of-the-art
  • The quality of F&B has improved tremendously, with the hotel now running its own farm (called Iris) and taking "farm-to-table" very seriously. They roast their own coffee, smoke their own salmon, rear their own chickens, grow their own fruits, churn their own butter...I could go on and on
  • Existing F&B concepts have been reinvented. Jahn operates as a private dining only venue, there's a reimagined Santorini-style pool restaurant called Azure, and Zest's menu is no longer a confused hodgepodge of Western and Asian dishes, focusing instead on Thai food. Cocktails at Ko Lounge are inspired.
  • Iris Farm is a must-visit, especially for those raised in cities who have no idea where their food comes from
  • The beachfront seating area has been upgraded, now with power outlets and USB ports
  • The resort now has its own jet ski, and the staff will happily offer you a 5-minute free trial
  • There's technically a THB 120 charge for drinking water at restaurants, but enforcement is lax. The staff would often pour ice water for free and not charge us anything
  • There was no requirement to wear masks when outdoors, though everyone wore masks when approaching the buffet line
  • Some beloved eating places in the vicinity like Green Talay have closed down

Have written a full review, but not allowed to post links until I hit 5 posts. Feel free to ask me any questions about the Conrad USM experience post-COVID.
Thanks so much for this. We were last there in Jan 2020 when we stayed for the first time and loved it just before Covid kicked off (although the mosquitoes were there then as well). We were supposed to return last year but that didnt happen for obvious reasons although were back in a few weeks. I just came on here to ask if anyone has stayed recently and saw your post which answers all of my questions. Great to know the F&B is even better although it was still very good back then. I really liked Azure - they did the best steak and chips! I guess its not on the menu any more. Whats the Dine Like a Member deal if you dont mind my asking - I tried to find details but was a bit confused by the limited info I could find with one article suggesting its best for solo travellers and groups of 4. There will be 2 of us and were Diamond - is it automatic or do we have to register somewhere?
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Old Feb 27, 22, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by milelion View Post
Recently stayed here for the third time (but 1st time post-covid).

Here's my tl;dr for those who have visited before
  • Occupancy was at 20% when I stayed in late January 2022, but the staff mentioned the resort was close to full in December 2021 before the Thai government pulled the rug on Test & Go. They expect things to pick up again in February and March, even more when the silly Day 5 test requirement is removed
  • COVID has taken a visible toll on the resort in some places. While the 1, 2 and 3-series villas are in good condition, several of the Residences have fallen into disrepair, with empty pools, construction debris and overgrown greenery. This may be contributing to a mosquito problem, which wasn't rampant, but definitely noticeable in some areas
  • Some of the fun touches have been eliminated, like personalised bathrobes and slippers, or free neck and shoulder massages at breakfast
  • Gold and Diamond members no longer get freebies like drinks coupons and the welcome lucky dip (where you could win things like complimentary spa treatment vouchers). They do enjoy 25% off F&B, but that's courtesy of Hilton's Dine Like a Member promo
  • Cost of spa treatments has fallen dramatically. A 60-minute body massage is now THB 1,400, versus THB 3,500 in 2018
  • The gym has been relocated from the swimming pool area to the breakfast area, and the resulting facility is state-of-the-art
  • The quality of F&B has improved tremendously, with the hotel now running its own farm (called Iris) and taking "farm-to-table" very seriously. They roast their own coffee, smoke their own salmon, rear their own chickens, grow their own fruits, churn their own butter...I could go on and on
  • Existing F&B concepts have been reinvented. Jahn operates as a private dining only venue, there's a reimagined Santorini-style pool restaurant called Azure, and Zest's menu is no longer a confused hodgepodge of Western and Asian dishes, focusing instead on Thai food. Cocktails at Ko Lounge are inspired.
  • Iris Farm is a must-visit, especially for those raised in cities who have no idea where their food comes from
  • The beachfront seating area has been upgraded, now with power outlets and USB ports
  • The resort now has its own jet ski, and the staff will happily offer you a 5-minute free trial
  • There's technically a THB 120 charge for drinking water at restaurants, but enforcement is lax. The staff would often pour ice water for free and not charge us anything
  • There was no requirement to wear masks when outdoors, though everyone wore masks when approaching the buffet line
  • Some beloved eating places in the vicinity like Green Talay have closed down

Have written a full review, but not allowed to post links until I hit 5 posts. Feel free to ask me any questions about the Conrad USM experience post-COVID.
Sorry, meant to ask for your recommendations on other beloved eating places as we didnt venture out last time but would like to do so this time. Thank you
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Old Feb 27, 22, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by PlaneSpeaking View Post
Thanks so much for this. We were last there in Jan 2020 when we stayed for the first time and loved it just before Covid kicked off (although the mosquitoes were there then as well). We were supposed to return last year but that didnt happen for obvious reasons although were back in a few weeks. I just came on here to ask if anyone has stayed recently and saw your post which answers all of my questions. Great to know the F&B is even better although it was still very good back then. I really liked Azure - they did the best steak and chips! I guess its not on the menu any more. Whats the Dine Like a Member deal if you dont mind my asking - I tried to find details but was a bit confused by the limited info I could find with one article suggesting its best for solo travellers and groups of 4. There will be 2 of us and were Diamond - is it automatic or do we have to register somewhere?
dine like a member is a hilton offer within asia pacific that gives gold/diamond 25% off F&B, and member/silver 10% off. no registration is required. the hotel already knows to offer it, so it's quite seamless. it's running till 30 june 2022.

again, I can't post links yet but a quick google for "dine like a member" will send you to the right landing page.
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Old Feb 27, 22, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by PlaneSpeaking View Post
Sorry, meant to ask for your recommendations on other beloved eating places as we didnt venture out last time but would like to do so this time. Thank you
there aren't a lot of great places in the vicinity now, but one i did like is called ขนมจีนบ้านสวนลุงไข่
+66 98 015 2845

ask the concierge to book for you as they only speak thai. you'll need to pay a deposit. but the seafood is really fresh and totally worth it.
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Old Feb 28, 22, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by milelion View Post
there aren't a lot of great places in the vicinity now, but one i did like is called ขนมจีนบ้านสวนลุงไข่
+66 98 015 2845

ask the concierge to book for you as they only speak thai. you'll need to pay a deposit. but the seafood is really fresh and totally worth it.
Thanks so much. I just read your review too. This is so useful and we cant wait to return. Thanks again!
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Old Feb 28, 22, 6:59 pm
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What is the Gold/Diamond breakfast benefit here? Full buffet breakfast still?
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Old Feb 28, 22, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mpeterson78 View Post
What is the Gold/Diamond breakfast benefit here? Full buffet breakfast still?
yes. that's always been the case- it's only in the US that they've done this weird F&B credit in lieu of breakfast.
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Old Mar 1, 22, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by milelion View Post
yes. that's always been the case- it's only in the US that they've done this weird F&B credit in lieu of breakfast.
Not always the case. The Conrad Punta Mita (Mexico) has an upcharge for the full buffet breakfast so wanted to make sure this hasn't happened at other international properties.
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Old Mar 31, 22, 4:13 am
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Ok, so we’re here now and I think the perspective as to whether things have got better or worse really depends on the point at which you were here last. We came for the first time in Jan 2020 and thought it was amazing (we stayed in the Royal Villa), so much so that we rebooked for March 2021 but that didn’t quite work out due to Covid so this is the postponed trip. Last time, Marco Araujo was Ops Director and he was superb, constantly chatting with guests, making sure everything was spot on and going completely above and beyond. Unsurprisingly, he is now GM at the WA Maldives but there is a very clear void now he has gone and senior management are nowhere to be seen, ever.

There is at least one constant and that’s the front line staff - they are all lovely, just as they were last time. It’s a real shame but we only recognised one face - I guess some really hard choices had to be made during Covid.

I think milelion’s review is spot on - the gym was already in its new location when we were last here and it still looks like it only opened yesterday and is a pleasure to use. The F&B was already very good, however the choices have been cut with Jahn gone, the Wine Cellar gone and Azure being open only for lunch although they will serve that menu in Zest if you give them a few hours notice (and it was excellent) and Zest covers the room service menu as well so you can always order from that menu in the restaurant. However and essentially as a venue, it’s Zest or nothing in the evening apart from speciality beach dinners, your own menu at Jahn in consultation with the chef or in-villa dining and all arguably rather limited for a hotel of this standing.

It’s Zest for breakfast too with the newly modelled outdoor area which was being built when we were last here which is lovely but which basically saves overspilling into the bar area as they did previously and which is now generally deserted. The breakfast choices are now limited in comparison - it’s still good, very good, but the a la carte options have vanished and there are fewer choices - the sushi has disappeared too.

That said, the quality has improved - as milelion said, the hotel now has its own farm just down the road and we took a tour of it. Considering there was nothing there 2 years ago, it’s very very impressive and the proof literally is in the pudding. The home smoked salmon at breakfast is extraordinarily good, as is the home made butter, home grown coffee, the eggs and all of the veg that comes from the farm too.

The spa is now better value and we had a couple of trips there for a 90 minute herbal massage at THB 2,000 each, a pedicure at THB 1,200 for an hour and foot reflexology at THB 1,300 for an hour - all superb.

Overall, the place is indeed looking a little rundown - there is a bit of work going on but they should really be trying to do more - most is cosmetic and so easy.

The Royal Villa is very tired but so so fixable. If you run a hotel and want people to say wow when they see your flagship unit, you should be checking there are no blown bulbs, that the sliding doors open without a monumental struggle, that the toilets flush properly, that the steam machine in the shower works, that all the windows are clean and particularly without bird muck on the inside of the shower windows etc and all in between each guest stay but this clearly isn’t taking place and these are real-time observations. It also took us the first 3 days to work out you have to have the main lobby lights on in order for the ceiling fan in the bedroom to work… As with the rest of the resort, the Villa has had a bit of paint but it’s insufficient and when housekeeping isn’t thorough either (dead flies not removed for days, bath gel not checked and restocked, aircon vents blocked with dust, foreign objects in the pool for days etc.), it all starts to add up a bit.

Would we come back for a third time? Definitely. I think a lot of the problems are down to the number of available staff as there are far fewer than previously. With no Marco doing the rounds and with the property trying to get back on its feet under difficult circumstances, our observations really aren’t the end of the world and I’m sure our next trip will be as good as it was the first time. Did we still have a wonderful time - of course we did. At the end of the day, this property is quite unique and it just needs a little time to get back into the swing of things again and once the authorities lift the bonkers entry rules, this should take no time at all. One last point and if you’ve been before and used online supermarkets to deliver, they still do this but they won’t deliver booze, with this being another authority-imposed regulation. You can stop off at a supermarket and buy it in person but expect this to be in place until all the restrictions are lifted.
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Old Mar 31, 22, 6:40 am
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PlaneSpeaking, super review. Thanks very much.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 1:35 pm
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Thanks for these great reviews.
Four of us (two couples) are traveling from Dallas and looking forward to our six night stay in July. We're doing the Conrad Singapore (5 nights), then Conrad KS, then Conrad BKK for 5 nights. Almost can't believe this trip is finally most likely going to happen, after rescheduling it three times due to Covid.

Question: When we travel, we try to find places to drop off our laundry at a wash and fold facility (though in Beijing and Japan, they picked up and dropped off at the hotel). Is there an option near the Conrad KS? I see some websites mention "self service laundry facilities". Assuming that means there are washer and dryers at the Conrad KS, that would work too as we will be "taking it easy". If anyone used the laundry facilities at the Conrad KS and can provide more info (how many machines, do we need to get detergent at convenience store...), or if you know of a wash and fold nearby, please share. Thanks in advance.

We booked the Blue Dragon through Samui Boat Charter for the 4 of us for a day trip to Angthong National park. Looking forward to that, and we're planning on a morning (1/2 day) visit to the Elephant Sanctuary. Other than that, I'm not too excited to do a day trip of the island, since we'll be doing a lot of sightseeing in Singapore and Bangkok. Or do y'all think it's worth doing a day trip to see KS?

Thanks again!!
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Old May 1, 22, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by DFW1003 View Post
Thanks for these great reviews.
Four of us (two couples) are traveling from Dallas and looking forward to our six night stay in July. We're doing the Conrad Singapore (5 nights), then Conrad KS, then Conrad BKK for 5 nights. Almost can't believe this trip is finally most likely going to happen, after rescheduling it three times due to Covid.

Question: When we travel, we try to find places to drop off our laundry at a wash and fold facility (though in Beijing and Japan, they picked up and dropped off at the hotel). Is there an option near the Conrad KS? I see some websites mention "self service laundry facilities". Assuming that means there are washer and dryers at the Conrad KS, that would work too as we will be "taking it easy". If anyone used the laundry facilities at the Conrad KS and can provide more info (how many machines, do we need to get detergent at convenience store...), or if you know of a wash and fold nearby, please share. Thanks in advance.

We booked the Blue Dragon through Samui Boat Charter for the 4 of us for a day trip to Angthong National park. Looking forward to that, and we're planning on a morning (1/2 day) visit to the Elephant Sanctuary. Other than that, I'm not too excited to do a day trip of the island, since we'll be doing a lot of sightseeing in Singapore and Bangkok. Or do y'all think it's worth doing a day trip to see KS?

Thanks again!!
Hello, sorry but there are no self service laundry facilities that were aware of, either at or near the Conrad KS. The hotel is positioned in a fairly isolated location but you could always hire a car and go searching for a laundry. However and as a 5 star hotel, the Conrad offers its own laundry facilities which are superb and quite good value too so if youre looking to take it easy, Id recommend you use this instead. Once youre at the Conrad, youll quickly discover its the perfect location for taking it easy so you wont want to leave your villa and given that you already have the boat and the sanctuary booked, this should be sufficient. Do check out the spa - its very good and exceptional value too. Have a great trip - we love it there (and the Conrad Bangkok is pretty good too).
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Old May 1, 22, 7:24 am
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Thanks so much for your quick reply. I will ask Ms. Amy at the Conrad KS to send me the fees for the laundry services, when she has a few minutes. I'm glad to hear the laundry service is a good value.

While I was looking forward to adding an elephant from the Conrad Bangkok, we decided to change to the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok for 5 nights. Well technically, we have decided. We now have two rooms at both Conrad and the WA. But I'm leaning towards the WA. Decisions decisions.

Thanks again for your quick responses!

Has anyone tried Jahn lately? I tried to get a bit more information, but Ms. Amy's reply was quite vague and didn't include pricing information either.

In regards to Jahn, it is a fine dining restaurant with a 7-course chef's table experience. The menu is bespoke and mysterious until you sit down to dine.

Thanks again!
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Old May 1, 22, 11:43 pm
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Jahn Menu

Stayed here during Easter time/ Songkran =Thai New Year. Even if the hotel was fully booked, there were only 2 couples at Jahn. It was announced as a special dinner event for Songkran.
Menu attached. Food was ok, but nothing special regarding the price tag. (175$ ++) and definitely not at Michelin Star level.
Some friends currently staying there sent me their menu ( left one was their special kids menu).
They also did the elephant sanctuary and really enjoyed it with their 3,5 years old.


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