IC: SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT -Thailand

Old Aug 23, 11, 6:25 am
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IC: SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT -Thailand

The owners cannot open this property in time for the Christmas/New Year season.

Reservations are being taken from 16th Feb 2012 with a B&B Opening Special starting at THB6320++, approx US$250 net.

I stayed here when it was managed by Royal Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts and look forward to a return visit.
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Old Aug 23, 11, 6:29 am
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What's your source for this information?

I have been in contact with the property for some weeks and they have booked me in in January, maintaining an opening on Dec 5, despite online booking taking reservations after Feb 16 only. I take their word for it...

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Old Aug 23, 11, 6:41 am
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In June I sent an email to the Samui sales manager, based in the IC Bangkok.

I was hoping to stay in December but was not able to make a reservation and was advised to keep watching the website for the official opening date.

I will try again, maybe they have a soft opening in December. Good news, thx Chinatrvl
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Originally Posted by midnight View Post
I stayed here when it was managed by Royal Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts and look forward to a return visit.
Likewise
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Old Aug 24, 11, 8:24 am
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I have a reservation there for 10 days arriving December 5.
I booked per Email a few weeks ago and reconfirmed just 2 days ago.

They also mentioned that for the Period between december 5 and January 15 booking cannot be done online
No soft Opening, they confirmed all the rooms, pools and restaurant will be open by then. I tend to trust them as it is very common in Thailand to have openings on "auspicious" days such as 5 december or 12 August.
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Hmm sounds like a lot of RAs will be booking this one around Christmas : will be a free for all at the AMB check in area
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Old Sep 7, 11, 4:56 pm
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Free Weekend Night Certificate

I have unsuccessful tried to book a free weekend night in November or December. Any success story?

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/interco...ferences=IBAMB
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Old Sep 7, 11, 7:53 pm
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I have unsuccessful tried to book a free weekend night in November or December. Any success story?

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/interco...ferences=IBAMB
Maybe because of the fact that the hotel
- officially doesn't open until February, 2012,
- only takes online reservations from mid Jan, 2012,
- only takes direct reservations via phone or email from Dec 5, 2011
- and is not open at all before Dec 5, 2011?
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Old Sep 8, 11, 1:26 am
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The 6.4K THB special from mid Feb is okay with breakfast for 2.

Months later there is a10.4K THB "opening rate" for dates in Aug 2012 which isn't exactly cheap any longer considering one pays 21% tax and service charge on top of that. Ohh well, I'm looking at a summer trip next year so still some time for prices/ rates to stabilize. Nice to have another resort location in Thailand opening though.
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Old Sep 8, 11, 5:33 pm
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My recollection was an opening in November, but I called IC Reservations and they confirmed the February 15 opening.
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Old Sep 11, 11, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by demue View Post
The 6.4K THB special from mid Feb is okay with breakfast for 2.

Months later there is a10.4K THB "opening rate" for dates in Aug 2012 which isn't exactly cheap any longer considering one pays 21% tax and service charge on top of that. Ohh well, I'm looking at a summer trip next year so still some time for prices/ rates to stabilize. Nice to have another resort location in Thailand opening though.
Used to be a lot cheaper when it was a meridien hotel. I hope the renovation is up to the rate hike.
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Old Sep 11, 11, 6:12 am
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Used to be a lot cheaper when it was a meridien hotel. I hope the renovation is up to the rate hike.
Yup, pricing on par with IC Hua Hin at peak season. The refurb better be awesome.
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Old Sep 19, 11, 9:55 pm
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Regarding rates at the IC Baan Taling Ngam, I just booked a four night stay in June 2012 in one of the Panaramic 2 BR villas (which I think is 200-250 sq. mtrs) for 17,000 baht for three persons, inclusive of breakfast. Not cheap, but reasonable given the expansive room size.
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Old Nov 12, 11, 4:11 am
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Does anybody have some recent news about the opening of the resort?

After the trouble the Thai economy might face with the flood (yes, not in Samui), there might be a lack of national ressources (supply of components, specialised workforce).

I plan a stay end of March and should start to organize my flights.

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Old Nov 12, 11, 5:20 am
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I have emailed the hotel, they will open on 1st feb, some facilites such as SPA and Sauna / Steam rooms may not be open on this date.

How does one book on the introductory special rate?

Im making my travel plans for 5th Feb, and am considering this or the Hua Hin IC, any reccomendations?
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