Baan Bophut is a classy three-storey hotel with sea-view rooms, a swimming pool and beach bar located at the quieter east end of the seafront lane through Fisherman’s Village.
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A polite and patient receptionist showed us a couple of rooms, one on the ground floor and another on an upper floor reached by stairs. Both are spacious and spotless, with a modern design incorporating tile floors, long desks attached to walls and touches of blues and greens. Glass doors with wood trim lead to furnished balconies that are larger than the interiors of some of the bungalows we’ve checked out. High-end beds and linens join widescreen TVs, air-con, coffee/tea facilities, minibars, large safes and spacious bathrooms with rain showers behind glass doors. All rooms have direct sea views, and top-floor rooms come with four-post beds and sofas in separate living rooms.
The building stands out as one of the classiest in the village thanks to dark-wood trim and ceramic tiles on the sloping roof that appears to have been inspired by Colonial-era structures. A beachside infinity pool is open 24 hours, set next to a lawn tapering into the beach, where several cushioned lounge chairs are set up. There’s also a modern dining area near the little thatch-roofed bar.
Note that Baan Bophut prefers not to accommodate small children. Directly across the street, Elysia Boutique Hotel
is another classy and slightly less expensive option with a pool and no sea views. Neighbouring Waterfront Boutique Hotel
is also a solid option, with freestanding air-con bungalows and a small pool beside the beach.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,700 baht, high season 3,200 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,200 baht, high season 3,700 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 3,500 baht, high season 4,000 baht. Notes:
6/9 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui
T: (077) 245 733
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B