Ban Suriya Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2014

Ban Suriya is one of those villas where, as reviewers, you find yourself looking for something negative just to tick the ‘Surprises’ box. We failed.

Our time passed far too quickly at Ban Suriya.  In fact, a month would probably be needed to enjoy the villa to the full. It's not only the salubrious surroundings that stand out, it's the way everything seems to go that extra mile to please.  There's not just a computer, there's an iMac packed with tunes that you can play through Bose speakers in the lounge and poolside sala (gazebo).  The gym is not only well-equipped, it has a fridge, and a plunge pool bigger than some other villas' main pool.  Even the DVD collection includes films you wish you'd remembered to buy at the airport.

Ironically, even with so many options we found ourselves drawn to the simplest – the tree house by the beach. The staff is clearly proud to be part of the Ban Suriya experience and the live-in manager was knowledgeable and keen to help us appreciate the villa's pleasures. Although each bedroom is noticeably different, with no one losing out, the master is clearly the most extravagant with its terrazzo bath tub and ensuite lounge. Clever design touches in the guest rooms like direct pool and jacuzzi access, indulgent semi-outdoor bathrooms and hand-picked, stylish furnishings ensure everyone is content, while those staying the twin bedroom by the games room and gym or cosseted in the beachfront pavilion also enjoy complete privacy and independence.

Eight people is probably the minimum number you would need to fully appreciate this villa (there's an option to rent four bedrooms outside peak season), otherwise you might struggle to appreciate its exuberance.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:9
Value:9
Highlights

Almost every aspect of Ban Suriya is a highlight.  The bathrooms are certainly worth a special mention thanks to the semi-outdoor designs and indoor landscaping, as are the multifarious, attractively furnished lounge areas (four in all, if you count the one in master suite). The gym annex is a ‘villa within a villa’ and a great option for older kids or singles. Outside, the poolside sala is an appealing place for drinks and dinner and the tree house is a stroke of genius that will delight kids and adults alike.

Surprises

We found only pleasant surprises, really.  Occasional traffic noise from the road behind the villa may worry sensitive souls, but it's only noticeable because the location is so serene.  Although Ban Suriya is definitely family-friendly, the ‘floating’ stairs leading to the mezzanine lounge, the sliding doors opening directly to the pool, and the ungated beach access mean it would be wise to keep small children closely supervised.

Guest Reviews (26)

Kerrin R, United Kingdom checked out on 01-Sep-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
What an amazing holiday we had in Thailand and Ban Suriya was the highlight. It has been beautiful, peaceful and so many wonderful memories made in this place. Thank you especially to Khun Tik and Chef for catering for our special dietary need. The food was amazing the staff so helpful and friendly. We will never forget our special holiday on Koh Samui.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Joe Lei T, Malaysia checked out on 14-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Aug-2019
This is our tenth year of summer family vacations and Ban Suriya was the excellent setting for this eventful anniversary. The villa is lovely and the staff amazing. Thank you to Tik, by far the best and most hardworking villa manager that we have come across. Thank you also to chef A, our clothes are tighter thanks to the wonderful meals. And to all the other staff, thank you for making our holiday such an enjoyable one. We hope to be back again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Manolis D, Australia checked out on 09-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Aug-2019
Words can not describe how beautiful Ban Suriya and its staff is. Our family loved every minute of our stay (Sophia, our daughter said she could stay here for a hundred days). This amazing place makes you relax the moment you step into its doors. Everything has been thought of to ensure a great stay and experience. Our family have stayed in some beautiful places throughout Asia but this is by far the best. Thank you to all the staff, so friendly and kind. Thank you chef A for the most delicious Thai Food, our taste will remember every meal forever. Thank you Tik, you truly make Ban Suriya a wonderful place. You are an amazing person and host. We will definitely be back, hopefully next year.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Rebecca S, Thailand checked out on 31-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-Jun-2019
Thank you for the most wonderful venue for our big day! You guys are the best and we can not thank you enough for everything you have done over the past 3 days. Lots of love, Doug and Bec

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Robert O, Thailand checked out on 30-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
Dear Tik, Thanks so much for your warmest hospitality. We truly felt at home (a prettier version of home :). It's been an amazing experience having our wedding here. The staff were truly part of our family. Love, Rob and India

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Liat K, Israel checked out on 22-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
Thank you for taking care and helping us have a great and wonderful vacation in Ban Suriya. We had the perfect ten days. Thank you to the entire villa staff, for sure this was one of our greatest family holidays. We will recommend your lovely villa to our friends back home. Hope to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sara O, Thailand checked out on 25-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Jan-2019
Thank you very much for making our experience at the villa one of the best experiences ever. Your attention to details in impressionable. I cant really say much except everything was perfect and we will definitely be recommending your villa back home in Australia once again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Cicely L, Hong Kong checked out on 02-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
It was a great pleasure to meet you here in such a beautiful, special and amazing place (first Thailand experience). We loved the food, we loved the view and we loved the great service you gave us with your kindly way. For the future we wish you all the best and nice guests, because you deserve it.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Frederik W, Malaysia checked out on 26-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. The villa is amazing, the view is stunning but mostly you made our stay an amazing one. Big compliment to the chef, we loved the Thai food. Definitely a vacation to remember.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mutiara M, Indonesia checked out on 18-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you for everything, we love you. Thank you very much for the amazing things you have done for us.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Zhou's Family, China checked out on 14-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you all for your contribution. You are so nice and kind to everyone here. You guys made our holiday more comfortable and special. The environment of the villa is wonderful and fully equipped. Even the weather is cloudy or raining, we all love here and very enjoyed to stay here with you guys. Thanks for Tik help us to plan our schedule and meals. Thanks for the team to keep the villa neat and tidy. Thanks for the food from the chef. We all love your food! Thanks for the security to protect us at night. We will miss you guys and hope everything goes well.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Brian F, Thailand checked out on 09-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you for all your contribution to our wonderful family holiday. Julie had a fantastic 60th birthday and the special meal you presented to her was outstanding. We could not have selected a better venue and service.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jenn H, Finland checked out on 03-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Nov-2018
We had an absolutely wonderful time, thank you so much for your amazing hospitality and service, we will never forget it! Thank you also for making my 40th birthday celebration so wonderful.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Valerie and Jean, France checked out on 08-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for this lovely stay. Tik, Kai, Chef Pueng and all the team - you made us feel better than at home. Every detail was magic - the food was fantastic, the flowers on the bed every night were fabulous, the kids all asked if we could stay here all the time. Hope to see you all next year.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Xie J, China checked out on 29-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Nov-2018
We had a wonderful summer holiday. Thank you Tik and your team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mikaela L, Malaysia checked out on 19-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Nov-2018
Such an amazing stay. We had the time of our lives, pool was awesome, food was amazing, thank you Ban Suriya,

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chen and family, China checked out on 14-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2018
None of summers is as good as this one. Thank you Tik and your crew. One more thing - noodles provided in breakfast is AWESOME! Best noodles ever!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hayley M, Thailand checked out on 08-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2018
Wow! What can I say, we had the most amazing stay in Ban Suriya. An incredible villa with even more incredible staff. Thank you for being such amazing and attentive hosts. We had the best time celebrating Mr and Mrs Lemmon's wedding! Also the chef cooked us delicious food every evening. We especially enjoyed the Massaman Curry! Thank you so much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ekhlas A, Oman checked out on 03-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2018
I loved the house - it is very nice. Liked our activities - it was fun. I enjoyed it here a lot. I wish I can come back soon, this has been a lovely holiday! Thanks a lot for this memorable holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Darrin and Fiona, Thailand checked out on 03-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2018
Thank you very much to you and your team for your wonderful hospitality! You have been very accommodating and helpful to us and our family and we can't be happier with your service. Ban Suriya is a beautiful location and we wouldn't hesitate recommending this villa to our friends. Take care, hope you manage to find a nice home for the kitties and hope to see you again!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kirsty M, Australia checked out on 28-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2018
Dear Tik, Kai, Max, Nom and Oy, thank you so much for taking such good care of us. We've had the most wonderful couple of days and hope to come back again, Thank you for all the recipes and the chicken satay packs! Our tummies will be eternally grateful. Such an amazing few days, we will miss Ban Suriya and it's people.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Niewodniczanski P, Germany checked out on 05-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
It was so wonderful to come back to this beautiful place again. You Tik and your fabulous team made our holiday for us and our friends really special and unforgettable - especially your marvelous Thai cuisine (yummy yummy). Your warm hospitality and your lovely decorations made our holiday extraordinary, thank you so much!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Arun A, Oman checked out on 29-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thank you sooo much for making this holiday a fantastic one. Tik, Kai, Mohammed and everyone else that has worked so hard this week to make our stay unforgettable. We loved everything here - from the food, service, property to the friendly security guard that made us feel very safe while sleeping through the night. This place is definitely one of our favorites and you will see us again. Thank you for all the mangoes!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Heather L, Philippines checked out on 17-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thanks to Tik and the amazing team. The most magnificent location on the planet crowned the most magnificent wedding! Five days of bliss made splendidly effortless by a great team. Thanks for your warm hospitality, excellent cooking - Pueng was Fantastic! Can't wait to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jon P, Singapore checked out on 08-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Can't believe how time just flies in Ban Suriya. The Villa is amazing but what makes it more special is the crew! They are warm and inviting and they treat us like family. They absolutely adore our twins and in return, all of us had a fantastic time. Their attentiveness to all of our requests is incredible. Two thumbs up for the delicious food! We will definitely miss this villa and the most kind and gracious crew, We don't want to go back home. All the best Ban Suriya, keep being special!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Adrian Lim checked out on 14-Nov-2010
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
01-Dec-2010
Ban Suriya is indeed great! We all had fun as guests and we were never bored. The staff on board were all very accommodating. Truely impressed!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Ban Suriya /villa/ban-suriya.aspx Price starts at $1,400 - $3,200 per night
9.11 out of 10
based on 28 user reviews. Ban Suriya is one of those villas where, as reviewers, you find yourself looking for something negative just to tick the ‘Surprises’ box. We failed.

Our time passed far too quickly at Ban Suriya.  In fact, a month would probably be needed to enjoy the villa to the full. It's not only the salubrious surroundings that stand out, it's the way everything seems to go that extra mile to please.  There's not just a computer, there's an iMac packed with tunes that you can play through Bose speakers in the lounge and poolside sala (gazebo).  The gym is not only well-equipped, it has a fridge, and a plunge pool bigger than some other villas' main pool.  Even the DVD collection includes films you wish you'd remembered to buy at the airport.

Ironically, even with so many options we found ourselves drawn to the simplest – the tree house by the beach. The staff is clearly proud to be part of the Ban Suriya experience and the live-in manager was knowledgeable and keen to help us appreciate the villa's pleasures. Although each bedroom is noticeably different, with no one losing out, the master is clearly the most extravagant with its terrazzo bath tub and ensuite lounge. Clever design touches in the guest rooms like direct pool and jacuzzi access, indulgent semi-outdoor bathrooms and hand-picked, stylish furnishings ensure everyone is content, while those staying the twin bedroom by the games room and gym or cosseted in the beachfront pavilion also enjoy complete privacy and independence.

Eight people is probably the minimum number you would need to fully appreciate this villa (there's an option to rent four bedrooms outside peak season), otherwise you might struggle to appreciate its exuberance.
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