Submitted: 18 Jun 2011
George & Julie Newton (UK)
This is just a short message to say how much we loved staying in your villa in Koh Samui from 26.1.08 to 2.2.08. We lived our dream for a whole week – it was pure bliss after visiting Dubai, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Everything was perfect. Stuart ensured we had everything we needed (airport pickups, welcome pack, clean linen and towels, jeep waiting at the door). We couldn’t fault it and has spoilt us for anywhere else! We have been to Hawaii, Australia, Bali before but none compared to Koh Samui. Maenam is def the best resort and we loved the cheap wining and dining, the friendliness of the locals and I even treated myself to some Prada glasses in Chaweng. All in all a perfect holiday which we didn’t want to end. Again, thanks to you and Stuart for all your help.
We had a fabulous stay in Samui and the Baan Tan Ta Wan villa. The pool & gardens and jeep made the holiday. I can’t think of any negative comments everything was perfect. The rooms were very comfortable, loved the double sink in the en suite, loved having the kitchen equipment the use of the laundry room, if anything I would suggest more sun loungers. The weather was perfect, loved the restaurants, beach and easy way of life can you tell we’re hooked and would love to return one day.
We also appreciated the airport pick up. All our flights were on time and can’t believe we are back in cold wet and windy Newcastle.
Many thanks and hope to see you again. Will certainly recommend the villa to anyone.
Christine Downey (Newcastle - UK) Feb 10th 2008
Although this is a little late, I wanted to let you know we had a lovely time at the villa and we were all extremely pleased with it. The car rental was a great idea and it all worked out well.
I was poorly for the last few days then jet lagged ++ but it was a wonderful holiday.
Thank you for letting us use the villa for our holiday.
I am only too happy to share my lovely holiday experience at the Baan Tan Ta Wan villa, it was perfect for me and my party as it combined luxury, freedom and privacy . I would certainly recommend it and would definitely go back!
Nigel & Harjote Cropley (Dubai – UAE) Feb 10th 2009 “the villa was just perfect”
We stayed in Samran Gardens for two weeks in August 2009 on our first visit to Samui. We have two young children aged 5 and 7 and obviously were slightly apprehensive about what the villa would be like. Well we need not have worried because for us the villa was just perfect. The pool was an adequate size but was one depth – ideally the kids need to be able to swim or will need rubber rings etc. The villa had everything we needed – a fully equipped kitchen which we didn’t really use except for breakfast. The garden was beautifully kept as was the pool. The kids enjoyed the DVD player and the bathrooms were all great. The slight problems we had, the pool filter went, were fixed virtually immediately. This is largely due to Stuart who lives next door and managers the site. He is extremely helpful and efficient. Although there are a number of villas you have total privacy and the whole estate if beautifully kept. The small gym is great for a quick workout but quite warm as there is no ac. The drive up to Samran gardens is about a mile up a small concrete road, from the main road, past a few local houses this is fine but you do really need your own transport. The location though is very good Fisherman’s Village a 15min drive and the local beach which is excellent is about a 5 min drive. The cleaning service and bed changing service was good and took place every 4 days.
Overall we could not fault our stay we had an excellent time.
Shirley & Jim Earl - Scotland
I was a great pleasure to be staying at Samran Gardens over the Christmas period once again.
We thoroughly enjoy the excellent accommodation Baan Tan Ta Wan provides and the personal service to match. We particularly enjoy the quiet garden which is a great place to relax and, of course the pool, to cool down!
We look forward to staying at Samran again later in the year and we shall be in touch with you as soon as we have sorted out dates.
Marco and Patricia Bartolini from Switzerland March – June 2009 “better than a hotel”
We have taken out the whole booking process via email. In doing so, we already noticed how friendly and quick our enquiries were answered. That is one of the reasons that we decided to book at Samran Gardens. Our expectations were even exceeded on arrival. A bus with a driver holing a sign with our names was waiting for us at the airport. When we arrived at the house, everything was waiting for us, even the ordered groceries for our breakfast – just great!
It is highly recommended to rent a car, since the site is luckily far enough away from the main road, and therefore taxis are hard to get.
The big supermarkets that nearly offer anything can be reached within 15 minutes by car.
The site is very well looked after and is being managed by Stuart and his team in an excellent way. Gardening service and pool maintenance are included, as well as house cleaning and laundry service every three days. We, two adults and two little kids, really enjoyed the pool and garden right in front of our house.
The same goes for the food. The variety of restaurants is very big. Stuart recommended a few good places. Nevertheless, with children it is the easiest and most comfortable to eat at home. Everybody gets to help - then it can even be a lot of fun!
For us, it’s the best way to spend a family holiday. Better than in a hotel because we had much more space, it was like being at home and we could plan our day according to our wishes.
Stuart and his wife are laying the foundations for a great holiday. However, it is recommended to have a basic knowledge of English.