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Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)
Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

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8.4

Excellent

101 reviews

101 reviews

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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 2.71 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Wat Plai Laem 1.8 km
Big Buddha 2.4 km
Fisherman's Village 5.0 km
Chaweng Noi Beach 5.6 km
Maenam Beach 8.5 km
Lamai Beach 9.7 km
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks 12.4 km
Na Muang Waterfall 13.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Samui Football Golf Club 830 m
Samui Crocodile Farm 1.1 km
Art-samui 1.2 km
Jungle Minigolf 1.4 km
7 Eleven Supermarkt 1.5 km
Eranda Herbal Spa 1.5 km
BJ Pharmacy 1.5 km
Petch Bancha Samui Stadium 1.6 km
Samui Pharmacy 1.8 km
Samui International Hospital 1.8 km
Newly renovated

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

88 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Choengmon part of Koh Samui, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fisherman's Village. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Sauna

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Samui every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport1.8 km

Rooms available at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Deluxe
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior (Double Or Twin)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Suite
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Sanctuary Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Studio with Garden View Superior Room with Spa Holiday For 2 Person
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
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高级房
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Sanctuary Superior(1 Twin Bed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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豪华房
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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Studio with Garden View Superior Room with Spa Holiday For 2 Person(1 Double Bed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Studio with Garden View Superior Room with Spa Holiday For 2 Person
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 03:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 400 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

There's an additional charge of 350 THB for adults and 350 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest airport to Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Travel by air is easy with Samui Airport only 1.8 km away from Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+).

What restaurants are nearby Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Restaurants including The Mother Restaurant, Mr. Eung Restaurant and Supattra Thai Dining are popular in Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood which is known as Choengmon.

What are popular attractions near Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Guests at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem and Art-samui located in the Choengmon area.

What popular beaches are close to Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Guests at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Choeng Mon Beach, Thongson Bay Beach and Samrong Beach in the Choengmon area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)?

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)’s nearby natural sights include Samui Crocodile Farm and Plai laem located in the same Choengmon area.

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What people love about Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This is the absolute right retreat place if you are looking to just relax and exercise at the same time."

    Guelcan

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    January 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff is so attentive and kind, lovely room and facilities and classes."

    Guelcan

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    January 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Initially had booked two nights but it was so good that I just kept extending it."

    Guelcan

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    January 27, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,385 Koh Samui properties
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Room comfort score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
9/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
8.4/10
Better than
95
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
92
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
84
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
81
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of Koh Samui properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
101 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.4
Location
7.3
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More about Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

More about Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+)

Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Koh Samui offers with a stay at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+).
The range of services provided by Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Koh Samui.
Parking is available and free, provided by the resort for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the resort. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The resort also provides guests with bottled water and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's bar.
Apart from amenities and services, Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, steam room, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the yoga room and hiking trails in the resort. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Koh Samui has to offer. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Chaweng Beach located 3.2 km away. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks which is located just about 12.3 km away.


Reasons to stay here

This resort's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This resort stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 92% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Swimming Pool

2 mentions

Beach

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site

Love Kitchen REstaurant

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
88 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320
Very good
Location

7.3

Airports

  • Samui Airport (USM)
    1.8 km
  • Surat Thani Airport (URT)
    112.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • BJ Pharmacy
    1.5 km

Shopping

  • Central Festival Samui
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    1.5 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Wat Plai Laem
    1.8 km
  • Big Buddha
    2.4 km
  • Fisherman's Village
    5.0 km
  • Chaweng Noi Beach
    5.6 km
  • Maenam Beach
    8.5 km
  • Lamai Beach
    9.7 km
  • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
    12.4 km
  • Na Muang Waterfall
    13.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Samui Football Golf Club
    830 m
  • Samui Crocodile Farm
    1.1 km
  • Art-samui
    1.2 km
  • Jungle Minigolf
    1.4 km
  • 7 Eleven Supermarkt
    1.5 km
  • Eranda Herbal Spa
    1.5 km
  • BJ Pharmacy
    1.5 km
  • Petch Bancha Samui Stadium
    1.6 km
  • Samui Pharmacy
    1.8 km
  • Samui International Hospital
    1.8 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

Others
  • Please be informed that Absolute Sanctuary accepts booking for families with children over 12 years old only.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:30
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until15:00
  • Reception open until23:59

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee400 THB
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)350 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 38
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2020

Reviews of Absolute Sanctuary Hotel (Adult only 12+) (SHA Plus+) from real guests

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8.2
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10
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.4
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.3
Value for money8.0
High score for Koh Samui
Rating
9+ Exceptional (21)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (16)
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9.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in January 2010

Absolutely Wonderful”

-Quiet location -Staff -Food/Drinks -Yoga Classes
-Bed a bit too firm

Absolute Sanctuary was such a chill hotel that we encountered a sort of culture shock going into Chaweng despite many previous trips to Samui. We saw a couple of families with children, but they seemed well behaved; unlike what you see in many other hotels. The facilites were clean and well-kept. The room was comfortable with interesting decor, although the bed was a bit too firm and we did not feel as rested as we would have liked. The food and beverages, although pricey were very tasty and nutritious. Speed and correctness of dinner orders was a bit inconsistent. Yoga classes were fabulous and the one week unlimited package was a great value. Harreson and Marc are wonderful yoga instructors and Absolute provided a good mix of yoga classes. Overall, the entire staff at Absolute Sanctuary were friendly and accommodating...thanks to all! What an amazing stay!

Reviewed January 09, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Christa from Germany
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

healthy place for a break”

private yoga, Therapies, healthy food

My experience tells you to book the accommodation for Absolute Sanctuary by Agoda. As I arrived at Absolute Sanctuary - as the room was ready - I was surprised because I got a Suite, an upgrade! If you want book a special Therapy or private yoga lessons ask direct to the Therapist and yoga teacher. They know better say have space in time to do this. My Therapies and private yoga were great! The food in the restaurant is very delicate, they are serving quality healthy food, it's a good place if you have gluten sensitives. Minus of my experience is that not all of the young staff you can meet at the reception too aren't well educated. I would like to come back to Absolute Sanctuary.

Reviewed January 11, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 10 nights in December 2009

Absolute Sanctuary 22/12/09-01/01/10”

Peaceful setting, integrated and comprehensive programmes, delightful staff, flexibility for non-programme guests to do yoga/massage etc whenever desired. Nice pool area and juice bar.
Quite far from any beach, too few sun-beds around pool, hot food was sometimes served a bit cold. Hiring motorbikes through hotel was twice as expensive as hiring directly from a company.

The hotel easily lived up to my expectations. There was a very friendly greeting on arrival, together with a god overview of the facilities and programmes the resort had to offer. I liked the 'al fresco' reception area. The layout of the resort (five blocks of 2-story rooms around a central pool area and gardens) was pleasant, and the essentially Mediterranean architecture interesting and, I would imagine, unique on Kho Samui. The rooms were comfortable, but perhaps slightly small, especially for guests wishing to practice yoga in their rooms! More decoration/paintings or wall-hangings in the rooms might improve the look a little. I found the whole resort complex very tranquil, which was just what I needed! The staff, including all the managers of the various hotel departments, were extremely polite and helpful and dealt with enquiries in a very efficient and friendly way. The food served in the 'Love Kitchen' was generally very good. I was on a non-detox programme, so I could eat what I wanted from the menu. I especially enjoyed the Moroccan lentil soup and Gado Gado. But the restaurant is perhaps not likely to compete with some of the other excellent restaurants on Kho Samui. The breakfasts for non-detoxers were very good and filling, but there could have been a bit more variety. I was a complete beginner to yoga and pilates, but thoroughly enjoyed the classes held by the excellent teachers there. Some of the classes were tough, but relaxed enough for you to go at your own pace. The massages were superb and did me a great deal of good! I felt the masseurs really knew what they were doing. Overall, my impressions of the resort are excellent. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to escape the rigours of high stress jobs and life-styles. I didn't want to leave after ten days and will certainly be going back, hopefully sooner rather than later!!

Reviewed January 05, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
William from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2009

I'm ABSOLUTELY going again!”

The staff were excellent, all very warm and friendly. The decor was also great and the love kitchen was fantastic! I was very satisfied!

I was in Samui for a month and decided to check out some of the spas. I spent a day driving around the island checking them out. Absolute was so nice. Even from the moment we walked on to the grounds you could feel a difference in the air. It’s a beautiful hotel, and the staff make you feel very welcome, all were very friendly and attentive. The room was also nicely furnished and had a great view of the pool and sea. The love kitchen was so good! The food was very healthy and went well with the detox program I decided to do. The spa was also great. I could use the steam sauna as much as I wanted throughout the day. They gave me a good explanation of the detox sampler program I wanted try. The massages were also very good. They were more on the Thai side of a massage, then on the Swedish side. But very good. I’m planning my next trip now to do a full 7 day detox & cleanse program in December....I loved absolute!

Reviewed September 17, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
Setsuko from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

Incredible!”

Quiet, serene and secluded - away from the hustle and bustle of tourism
Need to take taxi to get anywhere

If you are looking for a 'relaxing retreat-resort' away from all the tourism, this is the perfect place. Absolute Sanctuary is unique and absolutely beautiful. After a day of activities, shopping, or sight-seeing, it's a fantastic place to come back to for relaxation. They have yoga classes and spa treatment, and I thoroughly enjoyed their very healthy meals. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Even though you need to plan ahead for transportation to get to Bo Phut, Chaweng or anywhere else, it's not too far of a taxi ride.

Reviewed November 14, 2009

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8.0
Excellent
Michael from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 13 nights in May 2009

Absolute Sanctuary”

Very nicely decorated morocain style rooms Very nice infinity pool Great for those who enjoy yoga
Rooms were a bit on the small side Not on the beach Programs were not comprehensive and you always had to pay something extra

Absolute sanctuary is a good choice for those looking for a detox / yoga holiday. The hotel is very clean, nicely decorated, and a friendly staff. It is in a quiet area not far from the animated areas. The pool is great and makes up for not being located on the beach. I got a much better price by booking with Agoda, compared to the hotel's website.

Reviewed May 25, 2009

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9.2
Exceptional
Veepattra from Thailand
Solo traveler
Superior (Double Or Twin)
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

Relaxing, Helping and Caring atmosphere”

It was a get away trip for me, alone. The staffs are very nice and friendly. The food was GREAT! Healthy Yet Delish!! They are very caring. From the phone, Khun Jeejee assisted with all information and sent confirmation and detail via email to arrange the airport transfer. Moreover, Khun Rose assisted my boyfriend to manage to surprise me for some packages offered there. Khun Ta and Khun Phai, plus all the Guy Conciege are very helpful and informative of Samui. At Love Kitchen, the Man Manager is very nice and carried the tray of food and dessert for room service for me by himself! Plus the Woman Manager is very nice. Though some improvement on the waiting times might be great. The Juice Bar guy (who speaks Thai quite fast) whom I called at night time, also delivered me the menu and waited for me to order in front of my room; and came back with what I ordered. (I apologize that I couldn't remember all the names) Jana, the yoga teacher is very caring and professional; I enjoyed her Restorative and Yin Yoga classes. Marco also is very energetic and caring during his Sunrise Walk and Aqua Power class. Kru Nok, the pilates teacher, offered great pilates reformer classes and possesses proficient English. The free workshops they have in which I attended; William: Ego and Enneagram and also Alena's Chakra Balance Therapy are the introduction BUT still very informative and knowledgeable. I was very glad I had chances to attend. They also offer free rides to Cheong Mon Beach and Central Festival (Chaweang Beach) 3 times each, per day that you can book and enjoy the town! It was a very exceptional peaceful and lovely 4D3N time for me. Definitely, will come back!

Reviewed October 01, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Youn from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 6 nights in February 2015

Perfect place to hide/relax/re-energize”

No Smoking, healthy environment and quiet

Holistic and aromatic aura and mature patrons who respect everyone's privacy, share facilities without major complaint. Location is away from beach or shopping areas, GREAT! Only a short taxi ride away, keeps the screaming, yelling, dirty and drunken or smoking kids and adult away! Food healthy, and most personal are trained well in customer service. Therapy and exercise packages PRICEY and NOT refundable/transferable, Wish they made that clear in orientation to hotel. Best check that ALL ACCOUNTABLE items are made clear when you check in, had a "misunderstanding" about a beach bag we never saw. Overall, a wonderful quiet place to relax, rejunvinate and receive holistic therapy. Massages are MUCH CHEAPER elsewhere and the Execise room a closet. But enjoyed my stay and will recommend for mature patrons wanting a VERY clean place to relax. Pool GREAT!!!

Reviewed February 25, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Lauren from Canada
Solo traveler
Superior (Double Or Twin)
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Sanctuary on the hillside...”

I came from a different fitness retreat on the island. The staff at Absolute were MUCH friendlier than the place I was at before. I didn't sign up for the pilates or fitness programs but they did have a gym where I spent some time and a couple of times a week they offer a free program - I took a thai class, towel folding class and a kickboxing class. I heard from other guests that their fitness classes were great. I found their restaurant had a lot of western options - if you like that sort of thing. Their juices were delicious.

Reviewed June 26, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Jean from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

Great hotel if you need a healthy break”

Friendly staff, fantastic food

This is not a place for everyone as it is health-oriented - no smoking or alcohol on the premises. If you want to do a detox and drink healthy juices, do yoga, and get massages, this is the place for you. I've gone twice now and would easily go again in the future. The staff is all very thoughtful and sweet and the vibe of the whole place is almost otherworldly. Only complaint is that going back to the "real world" is a little bit of a shock to the system! Even if you don't like "healthy" or vegetarian food, you'll like what they serve you here - it's fantastic and very fresh. Enjoy the coconut water straight from the coconut!

Reviewed March 03, 2013

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6.3
Good
Magnus from Sweden
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Relaxing Yoga retreat”

Yoga

absolute sanctuary is a well managed detox hotel. even though it's beautiful it lacks soul. i stayed there because of the yoga studio, which was great. i also heard that the detox program is good.

Reviewed June 13, 2011

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6.0
Michael from United States
Couple
Superior (Double Or Twin)
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Good if you want to be away from everythib”

The location isn't really near any of the action, which I guess makes sense with the name absolute sanctuary. The two issues we had were that the steam room was broken during our entire trip and they served us a dish with nuts even though we told them my wife is allergic.

Reviewed October 05, 2016

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8.7
Excellent
Nicola from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in February 2010

Fabulously relaxing”

Yoga program, spa, fabulous pool, restaurant, relaxing
a bit isolated, but actually that aided the relaxing - so, no cons at all.

Very calm and pleasant environment, the hotel exudes relaxation. The yoga classes and spa were fantastic, and spending a few hours reading by the pool each day was a great way to unwind and leave stress of work etc completely. The restaurant was truly amazing and healthy. Would reccommend to everyone if you are after a healthy, relaxing holiday.

Reviewed February 15, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Andrea from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2009

A good Time...stretching and sunbathing”

Yoga Center, The food, The views, Courtesy Shuttles
Distance from beach and other areas or Samui

I had a wonderful time there, Ansolute was just what I was looking for. Let me clear though I wasn't wanting to go out at night or drink. There is no alcohol on the premises, so you'll have to go out. The kithchen isn't 24 hours so plan ahead. The yoga and the pool were fabulous and the room was wonderful and comfortable. However, I got it on special through Agoda, the regular rates would be overpriced as you could probably stay on the beach for the same amount and then rent a motorbike to drive yourself for yoga. Ask about their travelor's special on yoga rates as well if you plan on doing 4 or more classes then get the one week unlimited pass for 1900 baht. You'll save money. Make sure to order something with hummus if you like hummus, it was fabulous. I had several meals there and was delighted with all of them. Not really much Thai food though. Down the main road is Bongo's and it has more traditional Thai food for 60-100 baht a plate.

Reviewed September 09, 2009

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9.6
Exceptional
Kelly from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior (Double Or Twin)
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

Great place to unwind, relax and focus on wellbeing!”

The meditation, yoga and Pilates reformer classes were great. Spa treatments were very good and I was impressed with the body scrub and multiple massages I had. The therapists I encountered were well trained and did a wonderful job. I personally didn't do any of the detox programmes but chose to book classes and treatments separately to my accommodation which worked out surprisingly affordable. Room wasn't flash but still very nice and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone needing some real rest and relaxation.

Reviewed September 26, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Jean from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Wonderful place”

Attentive staff, beautiful scenery

a very healthy atmosphere, whether you're just looking to relax or want to go through a full detox. i found the rooms a bit less luxurious than described, but still extremely comfortable. the food is fantastic and the spa treatments are all really good, regardless of therapist.

Reviewed August 01, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Marjorie from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

A really lovely place to stay.”

Attractive room, friendly staff and a very good restaurant.

i was very comfortable in my room. it's a lovely setting with a 'special' atmosphere for relaxing. the staff are very friendly and the food in the restaurant is excellent. it's a bit far from everything but they do offer a free shuttle to take you into town.

Reviewed November 02, 2011

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6.7
Good
Cristina from United States
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

nice if you do detox”

nice yoga facilities, healthy food, friendly staff
room not great, few options at restaurant, no open lounge areas

The staff are very nice here and they do their best to accommodate the guests. That was a very nice feature of staying here. This is not a place to stay if you want to relax in the room or on the balcony -- it's just not comfortable. The lighting is poor, there aren't enough chairs for guests on the balcony (and the chairs are not comfortable, and the room in general is not decorated well (looks like a university dormitory). There are also no places to hang out and relax in other parts of the hotel. The pool area is nice but it's blazing hot outside with no option for shade. Yoga studio is nice and wireless internet pretty fast and free. It's far from the beach so you need some sort of transport. The food is nice and healthy in the restaurant but options are limited.

Reviewed June 03, 2010

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5.0
Jessica from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in May 2014

A real disappointment and rip-off”

Pilates/Yoga classes, pool, restaurant

The staff at reception, in bookings and a few in the wellness office were inattentive, would nod when they didn't understand the requests made in full and wouldn't demonstrate accountability. It seems there was no common sense and initiative and many of the guests commented on inflexibility and poor communication when I was there. This started right from the booking of the detox program and second week's stay at absolute on a continuing health program. When I was due to check in to my room just before starting the second week of my program, the manager gave the go=ahead to eject my suitcases from the room in the afternoon because they hadn't received payment! I can't believe how unceremonious these people are and money-obsessed. You don't mistreat a client that way when they've been paying for a week-long program already! Too many issues to list, but it was a stressful, insulting, frustrating and wasted time over there. Only one of the supervisors was decent and tried to make amends, but most of the staff were making fun of these situations and the majority didn't care to respect my limits for patience and tolerance at every ineptitude that arose since day 2 through the first week and again right at the end of my 2nd week. Never staying here again despite the restaurant serving quality healthy food and the juice bar staff being helpful, easy-going and friendly. The resident was kind to give me chiropractic adjustments during my initial consult and the trainers are all nice and competent, but the management's focus on money and complete disregard for guests being compromised is just inappropriate and ridiculous.

Reviewed May 23, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Jean from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

Beautiful scenery, healthy environment”

Daily yoga classes, healthy but tasty food, great spa services

this is not a place for people wishing to drink and party for their holiday, but it makes for a fantastic relaxing getaway spot. the spaces are all lovely and well maintained - yoga studios, restaurant and pool bar, the spa - everything is geared toward your comfort. the menu is focused on the healthier side of eating - lots of vegan and vegetarian items, as well as a lot of raw food - but everything tastes fantastic and makes you feel great eating it. weight loss wasn't a specific goal of my visit, but i ended up losing several pounds when i opted to do a 3 day juice-based detox.

Reviewed August 01, 2011

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