InterContinental Samui Resort

Introduction: Beachfront bliss, a dramatic cliffside setting and awe-inspiring views await at the multi-award winning Intercontinental® Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, a 22-acre haven of luxurious seclusion. Located on the unspoiled west coast of Koh Samui, the resort soars majestically over the stunning turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Taling Ngam Bay.

InterContinental® Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is an exclusive enclave of just 79 Thai-inspired guest rooms, suites and villas, each featuring a private balcony with spectacular sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand, the nearby Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park.

For a honeymoon or romantic getaway, our Beachfront Pool Villas come with a private swimming pool, wine bar and sundeck and while the Two-Bedroom Villa offers a spacious cliffside retreat for friends or families; for the ultimate Koh Samui luxury experience, our two-story, three-bedroom Napa Reserve Villa covers six hundred square meters, complete with dedicated butler service, fifteen-meter private pool and personal chef.

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 towel and drink before being escorted to the room.

What I loved: The size of the resort and the surprisingly good Western food, which is rare for resorts in Asia.

What about the food: Surprisingly good Western food. Excellent mushroom soup and ravioli, that I would highly recommend.

What about the service: Great service in all areas of the hotel. Smiling staff all over, and professional staff at the front desk. You know the hotel has got it right when all phone calls are answered professionally and kindly. Great attention to details such as bath salt at the bathtub and welcome amenities in the room.

What about the rooms: Beautiful stylish rooms with comfortable beds, separate rain showers, beautiful bathtubs, double sink and extraordinary views from balcony. I was very satisfied with the room due to the design, but for an even more luxurious experience you may select a suite or villa.

Number of rooms: 79.

Website: www.samui.intercontinental.com

Type of property: Resort.

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand.

Facilities: A beautiful spa, where I had a great treatment, fitness center and swimming pool.

Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.

My overall impression: Great experience.