Dhevatara Cove - Baan Samlarn Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
10-May-2013

We struggled to tear ourselves away from the comfortable sun loungers at Baan Samlarn, except to take a cooling dip in the pool every so often, or a stroll on the beach with its postcard-perfect view at sunset. As dusk approaches, the villa puts on her party dress. Candles are lit by the staff who, though almost unseen, are always there when you need them, tea-lights are dotted across the lawn and lanterns are lit. Cocktails or a barbecue at the sala are a perfect way to welcome the sunset.

The villa emits a warm glow and delicious smells waft from the kitchen as dinner is prepared. The villa's in-house chef is talented, and has no problem preparing special requests. With fishermen strolling past on the beach, fresh seafood is a regular feature on the menu.

Samui offers plenty to do if active holidays are your thing, but if your goal is pure rest and relaxation, Baan Samlarn is a great choice: from the comfortable, peaceful bedrooms, to the double-bed-sized pool loungers and the assortment of lounge areas, you’ll easily find a place to rejuvenate, ready for another day of doing as you please. But don't be tempted to sleep away too much of your time when there's so much else to enjoy at the villa – Khun Fon will be happy to arrange for a professional masseuse to deliver a treatment either at the beach sala, or in the comfort of your room.

Although the ferry pier is only 200m away, it's no bother; you'll only hear a short horn toot as boats depart and dock. In fact, it adds interest to what would otherwise be an uneventful, albeit pretty beach scene.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Highlights

It's the sense of space that we’ll remember most about our visit to Baan Samlarn: from the spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings to the rolling lawn and large sala overlooking the ocean. Walking into our bedroom, spirits were lifted by the aroma wafting from the essential oil burner. The combination of comfortable furnishings, attentive staff and areas to either gather and socialise, or retreat and unwind, meant that we couldn’t help but relax at Baan Samlarn.
 

Surprises

We found the mobile phone reception to be erratic during our stay, but then it's quite handy not to be available ALL the time. WiFi service is excellent however (and included in the villa rate), so if you must have access to the outside world, internet is the best option.

Dhevatara Cove - Baan Samlarn /villa/dhevatara-cove-baan-samlarn.aspx Price starts at $800 - $2,000 per night
8.4 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. We struggled to tear ourselves away from the comfortable sun loungers at Baan Samlarn, except to take a cooling dip in the pool every so often, or a stroll on the beach with its postcard-perfect view at sunset. As dusk approaches, the villa puts on her party dress. Candles are lit by the staff who, though almost unseen, are always there when you need them, tea-lights are dotted across the lawn and lanterns are lit. Cocktails or a barbecue at the sala are a perfect way to welcome the sunset.

The villa emits a warm glow and delicious smells waft from the kitchen as dinner is prepared. The villa's in-house chef is talented, and has no problem preparing special requests. With fishermen strolling past on the beach, fresh seafood is a regular feature on the menu.

Samui offers plenty to do if active holidays are your thing, but if your goal is pure rest and relaxation, Baan Samlarn is a great choice: from the comfortable, peaceful bedrooms, to the double-bed-sized pool loungers and the assortment of lounge areas, you’ll easily find a place to rejuvenate, ready for another day of doing as you please. But don't be tempted to sleep away too much of your time when there's so much else to enjoy at the villa – Khun Fon will be happy to arrange for a professional masseuse to deliver a treatment either at the beach sala, or in the comfort of your room.

Although the ferry pier is only 200m away, it's no bother; you'll only hear a short horn toot as boats depart and dock. In fact, it adds interest to what would otherwise be an uneventful, albeit pretty beach scene.

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