Mullion Cove Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2010

We found Mullion Cove a refreshing change from many of the villas of this grade we've inspected on Koh Samui, some of which feel a little impersonal or built-to-rent. The cool white decor and homely furnishings here reminded us of a more traditional European style, but with a light, bright and energetic feel that suits the tropics. Because the garden is constantly in the sun, the glass-fronted living room and the bedrooms do get rather warm, but the air conditioning and closed bedroom curtains cooled things down and once we acclimatized, it was just as pleasant to stay outside from breakfast until sunset, switching between the pool, sun beds and sala. Although the master suite in the main pavilion is an extravagant affair, we chose the front bedroom pavilion as it was closer to the trees with its own private terrace. Waking up to the sound of the birds and flinging open the curtains to soak in the panoramic sea views more than made up for any lack of beach.

Mullion Cove lets you mix your holiday pleasures with ease. If you tire of the sun you can retreat to the lounge to catch up on films and books, constantly within reach of a tasty snack or cold drink. There's even an intercom in the kitchen to call the maid if she's not within sight and she's happy to help prepare meals beyond the included breakfast if you choose not to hire a chef. Bo Phut is perhaps Samui's least spoilt beachside village, so trips down the hill are a treat, especially to eat out and enjoy the beachside ambience. It's an easy drive, but you have to be careful at night because there are few lights on the road that leads to the villa. If you're sharing with family and friends, you probably won't venture out much as Mullion Cove is a fabulous place to relax and escape from the world.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:8
Highlights

The huge, covered sala seats ten comfortably on wide fitted sofas with fabulous views down to the coast. It's a wonderful place for sunset drinks or an informal lunch or dinner. The ‘sky’ garden that fronts the swimming pool with glass walls at the far edge where the land drops off steeply, creates additional space for social gatherings or for older children to play in (small gaps between the glass panels mean this villa is not suitable for toddlers).

Surprises

The unfinished villa next door (Aug 2010) is something of an eyesore but only visible from the upper floor. Other villas are in view from the garden, but because Mullion Cove is highest on the block, it is not overlooked by other properties. The grounds are a little bare and open to the elements and the lawn and pool area get very warm during the day, but you can always retreat to the sala or air conditioned living room to cool off.

Guest Reviews (5)

Pui Chi Chueng, Hong Kong checked out on 25-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
NA, Australia checked out on 16-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
27-Sep-2012
The villa was lovely, and more impressive than in the photos. The views are brilliant and there are so many different areas in the villa that even with a group of 8 everyone can enjoy some privacy. The only suggestion I could make is for a little minor maintenance (the louvres/front door to the master bedroom could not be securely locked etc). Also, although it is no fault of the villa or its managers, we had issues in arranging taxi services (many would refuse to go "up the hill" or would try to charge an extortionate amount even though it is 2 minutes from Bophut). Overall, however, we were very happy with our stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
TG, Hong Kong checked out on 20-May-2012
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2012
The villa was great, the staffs were outstanding. We will definitely come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
LT, Australia checked out on 19-Sep-2011
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
26-Sep-2011
This beautiful villa proved to be perfect for our family holiday. Three of the bedrooms with private bathrooms were excellent. The fourth was good but not as spacious as the other three. The living and outside areas were exactly what we needed for fun times by the pool, quiet reading, family dinners and parties and the odd snooze. While the fact that the villa is located up the hill increased the need for taxis the view made it all worth while. The quality of the staff made this a very special experience and a holiday we will always cherish.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
AV, Malaysia checked out on 28-Nov-2010
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
30-Nov-2010
Lovely villa, we had a wonderful stay. The staff were very nice and accommodating plus the chef that was brought in to cook for us was amazing!! Overall i would highly recommend this villa to all my friends.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:6 Outside Area:7
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:7
Mullion Cove /villa/mullion-cove.aspx Price starts at $0 - $0 per night
7.83 out of 10
based on 6 user reviews. We found Mullion Cove a refreshing change from many of the villas of this grade we've inspected on Koh Samui, some of which feel a little impersonal or built-to-rent. The cool white decor and homely furnishings here reminded us of a more traditional European style, but with a light, bright and energetic feel that suits the tropics. Because the garden is constantly in the sun, the glass-fronted living room and the bedrooms do get rather warm, but the air conditioning and closed bedroom curtains cooled things down and once we acclimatized, it was just as pleasant to stay outside from breakfast until sunset, switching between the pool, sun beds and sala. Although the master suite in the main pavilion is an extravagant affair, we chose the front bedroom pavilion as it was closer to the trees with its own private terrace. Waking up to the sound of the birds and flinging open the curtains to soak in the panoramic sea views more than made up for any lack of beach.

Mullion Cove lets you mix your holiday pleasures with ease. If you tire of the sun you can retreat to the lounge to catch up on films and books, constantly within reach of a tasty snack or cold drink. There's even an intercom in the kitchen to call the maid if she's not within sight and she's happy to help prepare meals beyond the included breakfast if you choose not to hire a chef. Bo Phut is perhaps Samui's least spoilt beachside village, so trips down the hill are a treat, especially to eat out and enjoy the beachside ambience. It's an easy drive, but you have to be careful at night because there are few lights on the road that leads to the villa. If you're sharing with family and friends, you probably won't venture out much as Mullion Cove is a fabulous place to relax and escape from the world.

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