Introduction: Hansar Koh Samui is situated just 10 minutes from the Island’s International airport, on the tropical stretch of golden sands and turquoise waters of Koh Samui’s up-market Bophut Bay, which offers a front seat to island life. A leisurely stroll down the quaint cobblestone ‘walking street’ adjacent to the resort, is the vibrant Fisherman’s Village, with its antique wooden shop fronts, chic cafes and atmospheric seaside bars.
The name Hansar is taken from the ancient Sanskrit language and translates to mean happiness and joy. The concept and philosophy of Hansar Samui is to deliver an luxury resort and spa experience to each guest that is happy, memorable and enjoyable. Hansar Samui is about living life in full colour and finding joy in every moment.
Hansar Samui offers luxurious, beachfront and spacious accommodation with unobstructed sea views from every room, and supersize private balconies and oversize daybeds for outdoor living and entertaining. Open plan yet intimate, each room has been artfully finished with teak floors, terrazzo bathrooms and local textiles to provide a sense of place. Chic custom furnishings, large flat screen TVs balance the design’s natural touches with a modern flair.
Our facilities are outstanding and include the stunning Luxsa Spa Koh Samui and H Bistro for Koh Samui’s finest dining. We hope to see you soon at our Luxury Resort and Spa.
Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.
Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.
My arrival experience: Warm welcome with a drink and towel before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The design, the staff and food.
What about the food: The food exceeded my expectations by far and in the end why I liked Hansar more than the other resorts I stayed on Koh Samui. Most luxury resorts I have stayed in Asia, as lovely as they are, are unfortunately failing when it comes to food. Especially European food. Hansar Samui has a Canadian chef (Stephane), that used to be the private chef for the King of Jordan. My Thai lunch was very good, and the French-styled dinner comparable to a Michelin restaurant in Europe. Excellent imported food such as the French sea bass I had for main course.
What about the service: Most of the staff are really wonderful, smiling, helpful and I only found a few that would need more training. The resort is well-managed and things works. If they don’t work, they staff will fix it immediately. The resort could be a great addition to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World-collection as it’s a truly great resort in all areas of the hotel.
What about the rooms: Beautifully designed rooms with freestanding bathtubs with flowers and bathsalt. My room also had separate rainshower and comfortable bed, all in a beautiful modern design.
Number of rooms: 74.
Type of property: Resort.
Location: Koh Samui, Thailand.
Facilities: Swimming pool, spa and gym. The spa is beautiful and I had a great treatment from the well-trained therapist.
Complimentary internet: Yes. Had a problem, but the resort fixed it and it was fast and stable afterwards.
My overall impression: Great+ experience. The high ranking is well-deserved and Hansar is my personal favourite among the luxury resorts I visited during my recent trip to Koh Samui.