Suralai Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2012

Villa Suralai is an exquisite villa. The views are superb – each of the bedrooms has full-length glass doors and excellent terraces. The swimming pool is fantastic (despite some minor calcification) with comfy sun loungers and the gazebo is a great place to relax and escape the heat of the day. The finish and thought which have gone into the villa makes it one of the best on Koh Samui although it would be nice to see a bit more colour and homely warm in the décor. During our stay, the villa manager was charming, knowledgeable and helpful to the extreme, more than making up for the simple English of the other staff. The chef turned out some awesome Thai meals and we understand he can produce a reasonable selection of western dishes too – do mention how hot you like your food though, Thais do like their spices! (Note the management company have a team of chefs so they do rotate a bit, all the chefs we used were excellent.) Don’t bother with shopping and provisioning – let the chef do it, you will pay 30% for the handling cost plus a government tax but it keeps you out of the supermarket which has to be a good thing while on holiday. An excellent villa for a group or family (see surprises), a superb party or wedding pad or perfect for a corporate retreat.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:7
Highlights

The stereo system in the villa excellent as is the coffee from the Siemens coffee machine. Our recommendation – choose some of your favourite music, turn up the volume (there are no neighbours around to complain) and sit on the terrace with your feet up, coffee in hand, taking in the great view. It doesn’t get better than this.

Surprises

In many ways Villa Suralai is well set up for families but parents should note that the infinity pool does have a significant drop-off and also has no section shallower than about a metre. We also noted a number of villas under construction on the way up the hill (due for completion Nov 2012). Architecturally the villa is superb, and while there are a few small design hiccups, regular maintenance ensures everything functions as new.

Guest Reviews (12)

Jean Claude P, France checked out on 23-Feb-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
18-Mar-2020
Thank you so very much to the team that has made life so easy and so pleasant in the villa. We all really enjoyed our stay at Suralai villa, we spent 6 beautiful days and we will be back again. The villa was really superb an Idyllic for a family vacation.

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
Shen W, China checked out on 21-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
11-Feb-2020
Thank you so much for K.Tee and the Team, great service and friendly staff.

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
Toby A, United Kingdom checked out on 29-Dec-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Many thanks to Tee and his team for making my eightieth birthday (and our Diamond Wedding) so memorable. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well furnish villa and amazing food. Just 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
Temi B, United States checked out on 30-Oct-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
The Suralai Villa was nice and the sisters I spent the week with were beautiful! This villa is beautiful, makes me appreciate great time and even more. The staff were very nice and willing to service. Would recommend. I love the ambiance of this place. Awesome spot and lovely staff. Had a blast with the group.

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
Andrew P, Australia checked out on 15-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
We can not thank you in words for the magical holiday here at Suralai. Mr.Tee you are a rare person, so generous and warm. We will miss this place very much but thank you for all that you have done. See you soon We love Suralai villa and Tee and his team. Fantastic views and place with service out of this world. Happy, happy memories, Thank you. Beautiful venue, incredible staff, loved my stay here. Thank you. What a great holiday staff excellent, food delicious, very happy stay, my thanks

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
John H, Thailand checked out on 01-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Thank you for the amazing vacation! Love every second of being here!

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
Paul H, Hong Kong checked out on 13-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Dear Lynn and Suralai team, Thank you guys so much for having us home at Koh Samui! Lynn, you were correct, it is amazing here! We all had a fantastic time, very incredible views and very filing food. Lots of thanks to K.Tee for helping us along the way, great to have someone giving us all the right tips! Hope to see you again back in HK. Thank you Suralai Team! We are happy to stay at Koh Samui! Fantastic experience and moment, tasty food and incredible views. Great to meet you all at here. Hope all enjoy the trip and thanks again. Thank you for the excellent service your team is great host. Thank you so much! This is very nice villa! We love it!. This is the villa I spend before Thanks you so much and we love it so much. Thank you all the arrangement. The good is very good. The villa is awesome and the staff are exceptional! Love the swimming pool are the stunning views!

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
Steph M, Thailand checked out on 03-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai!. What an incredible way to spend my thirtieth birthday. You all made our stay so wonderful, an unforgettable experience. I know we all would love to come back and stay again very soon. Much Love Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai! Such an amazing experience and stay. Hope I can return one day. What a week! Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai for wonderful time and views. An absolute treat. Thank you for looking after us! Love you all.

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
Li Y, China checked out on 09-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Love it here and I wish to come back again very soon!

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
Leonnie D, Thailand checked out on 22-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
Best wedding ever. Thank you for such an amazing weekend, wedding and for taking care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed and cannot speak more highly of Mr Tee and the staff, view, service and wonderful breakfast everyday. You have set the bar so high and we would love 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
Yvonne L, Hong Kong checked out on 05-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2014
We all had a great and fabulous experience staying in the villa this vacation. Good ocean view, good staff serving team and we all had delicious Thai food serving by the good Thai chef, we are planning next trip now and please let me know if you have any promotion in other better villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Gracy Shah, India checked out on 01-Jul-2012
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2012
Our stay in suralai villa was very pleasant, the pool is amazing, the view from the villa is very good , the rooms are also very spacious and above all the chef prepared delicious vegetarian food for us. In short it's a perfect place for a group of friends .I would love to go again in that villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:9
Suralai /villa/suralai.aspx Price starts at $850 - $1,900 per night
8.19 out of 10
based on 13 user reviews. Villa Suralai is an exquisite villa. The views are superb – each of the bedrooms has full-length glass doors and excellent terraces. The swimming pool is fantastic (despite some minor calcification) with comfy sun loungers and the gazebo is a great place to relax and escape the heat of the day. The finish and thought which have gone into the villa makes it one of the best on Koh Samui although it would be nice to see a bit more colour and homely warm in the décor. During our stay, the villa manager was charming, knowledgeable and helpful to the extreme, more than making up for the simple English of the other staff. The chef turned out some awesome Thai meals and we understand he can produce a reasonable selection of western dishes too – do mention how hot you like your food though, Thais do like their spices! (Note the management company have a team of chefs so they do rotate a bit, all the chefs we used were excellent.) Don’t bother with shopping and provisioning – let the chef do it, you will pay 30% for the handling cost plus a government tax but it keeps you out of the supermarket which has to be a good thing while on holiday. An excellent villa for a group or family (see surprises), a superb party or wedding pad or perfect for a corporate retreat.
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