Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

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Rest easy at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. Our resort is located near Chaweng Noi Beach. After a busy day, unwind at the infinity-edge pool or enjoy on-site dining at our two on-site restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Modern
Languages Spoken
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9/99 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Chaweng, Bophut 84320 Thailand
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cvu79 wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are lucky to have stayed here, but now it will be hard to compare other places after this trip! Great service by our butler, Cynthia, along with all of the amazing staff. We came right after they reopened (after closing due to COVID) so it was very quiet and we didn’t see many other people. The menu was limited (might be due to COVID?) but we ate at the resort almost everyday. Everything was good (except for 1 night, where everything was too salty and half the amount of food given - not sure what happened). Rooms were beautiful and simple/modern. Staff kept everything very clean. The location is also amazing with a beautiful little sandy beach. And the breakfast options were excellent.

There are only a few disappointments. We wish all Marriott hotels would move away from little plastic bottles for shampoo/conditioner/etc. and reduce all plastic use overall. Also, they should provide the option to reuse linens and towels. It’s not needed to refresh everyday to save the environment. We wished there were free beach amenities available like kayaks or paddle boards. And we found some trash on the beach. We had the afternoon tea which had great presentation but we didn’t like the majority of the sweet options nor the scones/cream (the savory options were great!).

Overall, we highly recommend this resort and would love to come back one day.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Dear cvu79, Thank you very much for taking the time and writing this review. "It will be hard to find a better place" is an amazing recognition, thank you. While we are happy to read that you stayed at the resort most of your time and enjoyed the F&B offerings we also took note of your feedback. I am disappointed that there was one evening which did not turn out as memorable as all the others due to the salty dishes served. I have personally addressed this issue as well as the afternoon tea comment with our Head Chef Julong and our F&B Manager Khun Pompi. Please except our apologies. With respect to the amenities I am excited to share with you that Vana Belle will be moving away. This process was unfortunately delayed due to Covid-19. However, in past 18 months we have worked on exclusive products that are not only environmentally friendly packaged but also are locally produced, certified natural and organic, 100% pure plant essential oils and extracts. No aluminum, mineral oil, paraben, SLS, phthalate, phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrances and silicon is used. As a small boutique resort Vana Belle will be the first and exclusive Marriott hotel carrying this product. During your next visit I promise you will be able to enjoy these amenities. At last, I would like to thank you for recognizing your personal butler, Khun Cynthia. Personalized service will always be at the heart when you stay at Vana Belle. Until we meet again - stay safe - stay strong - stay healthy. Sincerely yours, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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WoodOw wrote a review Feb 2020
Arlington, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very nice and we had a fantastic stay. Like a lot of the places on Koh Samui, it’s built on the side of a hill so a bit of walking up and down to get to the resort pool, the beach and the beach bar and restaurant. It’s steps and a sloping ramp so we didn’t think it was bad or difficult and we did that multiple times a day. They also have golf carts/drivers readily on call if you don’t want to walk. My wife is Bonvoy Titanium and it was definitely recognized and our room upgraded. Thanks much! I think it helped that the resort wasn’t too booked (probably coronavirus) and it was my wife’s birthday trip. The hotel surprised her with balloons, cake, rose petals and sparkling wine. That was really nice and a great touch. Not sure of the other loyalty levels, but Titanium also receives a 20% discount on food (not sure on beverages) which made eating at the hotel very reasonable and totally convenient. As a Titanium, you can choose a welcome gift of 1000 points or breakfast for two for your stay. Breakfast is definitely worth it as it was quite nice. There are three levels of breakfast (which have been written about previously); we were upgraded to the full breakfast with Prosecco. We were in a Grand Ocean View room which was amazing and highly recommended. It included a nice size pool and ours, in Room 613, was very private (which was not the case with many of the rooms we saw). Our butler (Pum) was amazing. She was always around, checking on us and arranging things. Good English and a warm, engaging personality. She is highly recommended and we suggest requesting her in the event your room includes a butler. One note re wine. Apparently the duty is quite high so wine by the glass/bottle is expensive. Hard liquor and beer are much more reasonable. We arranged a round trip taxi through the airport (USM) website (samui airport taxi). It worked fantastic. Nice cars and drivers, very punctual and very good rates. Overall, it was a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GM_VBLC1, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Dear WoodOw, Thank you so much for taking time and writing this incredible review about Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. The Vana Belle family is very happy to read that you and your wife had a wonderful experience. Our resort is located 5km south of Chaweng, and 15 minutes away from the airport. The facilities are built in harmony with nature across Chaweng Noi hill. The resort has a total of 6 different categories that can be grouped in three key groups - Economy - Business or First Class. We always try to arrange upgrades for our Premium elite Marriott Bonvoy members if resort occupancy allows us to do so. We are certainly very happy that you enjoyed your Grand Ocean View Pool Suite with your private pool Thank you very much for recognizing Khun Pum your personal butler. This means a lot to us and we certainly will recognize her. I am very happy to know that you had a wonderful stay. The Vana Belle family is looking forward welcoming you and your wife back home. Yours Truly, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection resort Koh Samui
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Lise C wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are a lot of hotel properties in Thailand claiming to be 5 stars and luxury, but Vana Belle genuinely delivers this experience. The property is beautiful, with ocean views of Chaweng Noi at every turn. The beach is perfection - soft white sand, warm water. Beach beds are spaced well apart, and the beach was not crowded at all during our stay. All social distancing measures were well done, including providing all guests masks.

What made stay incredible was the Vana Belle team. Every staff at the property was attentive, friendly and helpful. Song made our stay particularly special. No detail was spared - including a lovely belated birthday cake for my partner, and ferry schedules printed for our information.

Rooms were very comfortable and spacious, and I believe all of them include a lovely private dipping pool. The bedding was one of the most comfortable I've experienced in a hotel. Couldn't have asked for a better night's sleep! While Samui is more quiet than usual this year, we could easily call a grab taxi to Fisherman's village within 15 minutes and found lovely places to eat and drink. For lazy days, the hotels restaurants were also excellent. The prosecco unlimited a la carte breakfast was a fantastic deal, and the food and service at the beach restaurant Panali was impeccable.

Vana Belle is my new heaven on earth - will definitely be returning very soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 04 Sept 2020
Dear Lise C, Thank you very much for your tremendous review of Vana Belle a Luxury Collection Resort and proud partner of Marriot Bonvoy. The Vana Belle Family is very happy that you enjoyed an excellent amazing stay with us. Based on Marriott’s Commitment to Cleanliness and local Government advise our Vana Belle Family members have been trained to provide the highest hygiene standards. Social distancing is a key requirement and our resort seating’s have been adjusted respectively. We are offering two breakfast seating’s indoors and outdoors on a first come first serve basis complying with regulations. You booked a first class category that includes not only personalized butler service but also our Prosecco Breakfast. We are very happy that you enjoyed your room your bed and the breakfast. I am delighted to read that Khun Song, your personal butler, made your stay an exceptional, memorable experience. We will recognize her respectively. Personal engagement is very important to us in order for you to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. The Vana Belle Family would like to thank you for your visit and we look forward to your next stay. Yours truly, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Julien De Wever wrote a review Jan 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a thoughtful research I decided to book the Vana Belle for my stay in Koh Samui. Arriving in the resort is done through a lush pathway of luxurious vegetation. The check in process is done in the very nice lobby with friendly staff.

Our first room was an Ocean View Pool Suite on the second floor, as there were a lot of steps I asked our butler, Pei Pei, if there was a possibility to change room. The next day, Pei Pei was able to offer us a complimentary upgrade to a Grand Ocean View Pool Suite. The room was really amazing, great infinity pool and a huge bathroom with Thanns amenities.

Breakfast is served in the Kiree restaurant (also the Thai restaurant) and has an amazing buffet choice with on top an a la carte choice of dishes as well as coffees and smoothies.

Panali restaurant is an Italian restaurant if you want a break of the Thai food and serves refined Italian food in a beach front location.

The overall resort is very well maintained and very clean but I have again to stress the amazing service by our butler Pei Pei who always tried to help and make this a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Beware of the high floor rooms if you want to avoid a lot of steps
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Response from GM_VBLC1, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear jdewever, Thank you for writing this fantastic review about Vana Belle. Our traditional Thai resort is located in the east of the island only 5 minutes away from Chaweng and 15 minutes away from the airport. We are easily accessible right off the ring road. The resort is immerged in the tropical forest of Koh Samui that provides the right ambience for our guests to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. You purchased a suite package that includes our dedicated butler service. Personal engagement is very important to us and I am pleased to read that Khun Pei Pei was able to assist throughout your stay in order to create a memorable experience. Thank you for your compliments with regards to the amazing breakfast and the Food and Beverage provided in Kiree and Panali. Vana Belle associates are very grateful for choosing our resort and we look forward welcoming you back for another fantastic vacation. Sincerely yours, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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margaritagirl2017 wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I made a 5 night reservation almost a year ago after reading many wonderful reviews, and was salivating in anticipation. The hotel did not disappoint. It exceeded my expectations.

The cleansing ceremony at check-in was wonderful. From that moment on, I felt like every staff member made an effort to know my name and welcome me. The GM's personal assistant Oui came to greet me (while GM was away) and kept checking on me every day. My butler Nic was incredibly attentive and tried to anticipate all my needs. Alex, the Director of Rooms made a point to introduce himself during my first breakfast and spent a fair bit of time chatting with me. The personal attention is what makes this resort stand out. The GM was also very visible and spent much time with the guests when he returned from a business trip. Even the maintenance, housekeeping and gardening staff always said hello.

The hard product was also incredible. The stunning views, the decor, the water features, and the suites, oh my those suites, were all amazing.

I spent most of my time on the beach. Always plenty of sun chairs with umbrellas available and great service. Staff would regularly come by with glasses of water. I love that the hotel has replaced plastic water bottles with reuseable glass bottles and plastic straws with sugar cane straws.

The yoga class with Yui was special. Something about doing yoga in the early morning with the soft music playing, a gentle breeze blowing and listening to the waves roll up on the shore was magical.

This was my first time at the Vana Belle, but it won't be the last! I received a personalized note and memento from Alex the night before I left. Even as I was leaving, Oui came running out to say goodbye. That level of attention is rare indeed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GM_VBLC1, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 04 Feb 2020
Dear margaritagirl2017, Thank you very much for taking time and writing this exceptional review about Vana Belle a Luxury Collection resort on Koh Samui. It was great pleasure meeting you in person. As a guest who consistently stays at Luxury hotels and resorts we feel extremely humbled that Vana Belle is your favorite hotel in Thailand. Our small traditional Thai boutique resort is well known for the magnificent Chaweng Noi Beach with white sand and crystal clear water. Thank you for recognizing our initiatives tailored to support nature. We are an elevator free resort that replaced complimentary plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles and we removed all plastic straws. Vana Belle associates are very focused in engaging with our guests in order for them to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. I am very happy that you had the opportunity to do so. Thank you for recognizing Khun Oui, Khun Alex, and Khun Nic. We will thank them respectively. We do look forward welcoming you back to Vana Belle in the near future. Sincerely yours, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Alicja_Tubilewicz wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Vana Belle on my first visit to Koh Samui. The resort is perfectly situated on one of the most beautiful beaches that I have ever seen, the Chaweng Noi beach, also known as Little Chaweng. Few beaches in Koh Samui live up to Chaweng Noi, with it’s stunning combination of clear waters and soft white sand.

The suites themselves are huge and cleverly designed with steps leading to the living room quarters and then a sliding glass door which you open to your private pool. I stayed at the Tropical Pool Villa and never wanted to leave. The villa is beautifully decorated with a modern design and convenient layout, offering everything you could possibly need. The bathroom is airy with a gorgeous marble bath tub as the center piece and separate rain shower and toilet room. Beyond the open-plan bathroom, there is a massive two level bedroom with a king-sized bed that is incredibly comfortable and perfectly positioned to overlook the sea with a panoramic view.

I really enjoyed eating at Panali which is conveniently located overlooking the beach and ocean water. I was really drawn to this alfresco restaurant for its view and ambience, and the food was fantastic.

I rarely experience a hotel where the entire hotel staff is so professional, friendly, and courteous. That begins at the top with the GM. I found Dieter Ruckenbauer and his staff to be so attentive to our needs during our entire stay. The Vana Belle is an experience you won’t soon forget and I encourage everyone reading this to treat yourself and your loved ones at least once in your life to a stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 09 May 2021
Dear Ms. Alicja Tubilewicz, Thank you very much for taking time and sharing this wonderful review about your recent stay at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui. The Vana Belle family is very happy that you truly enjoyed your Tropical Pool Villa which is part of our first class category. Vana Belle has only 7 Tropical Pool Villas which are very close to the Chaweng Noi beach. As you indicated 'Little Chaweng' is amazing with its crystal clear water and soft white sand. It is considered to be one of the finest beaches in South East Asia. Thank you for recognizing Panali. Our culinary team is very happy that you enjoyed our traditional local cuisine. At Vana Belle, traditional Thai service from the heart is our passion. Vana Belle associates always try to engage in order to provide comfort through thoughtful curated experiences in order to make each moment matter. I will certainly pass on your kind words to all Vana Belle associates. Ms. Tubilewicz, thank you very much for staying at Vana Belle. The Vana Belle family is looking forward welcoming you back home in the near future. Yours truly, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Tabtim wrote a review Nov 2021
Bangkok, Thailand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location:
the hotel is set on Chaweng Noi beach, which is actually a public beach, but there are no public accesses to the beach and when we were there, the neighboring hotels were still closed, so the beach felt pretty much like a private beach.

The room:
we got upgraded to Vana Belle Ocean View Pool Suite. Since I was traveling with my mom, I let her use the big bed and asked the hotel to set up an extra bed for me, on which I slept perfectly well.

For covid safety, the hotel did not pre-set any cushions, so if you like cushions, feel free to ask for them.

The bathroom is very spacious - so spacious that I ended up using the sofa in there as my daybed :)

I really like to amenities provided in the bathroom, especially the bathrobe! However, both me and my mom wish there was a laundry basket for us to put used towels in there instead of putting them on the floor.

Dining:
there were both a la carte and buffet available for breakfast. Their plus menu was superb and our favourite items on the menu are the banana strudel and white omlette with crab curry. Oh, and if you like bread, their sourdough is one of the best ones!

The Pool:
although we have a pool suite, but I went to enjoy the main pool and the beach quite a lot. The waterfall pool is very cool and different.

The Gym:
the gym is very well maintained and well-equipped. Me and my mom went every day during our stay.

Service:
the service was excellent. All staff were very attentive and would converse with you genuinely. We were really felt taken care of and were "at home".

I can highly recommend Vana Belle if you would like to wind down, relax and enjoy the beach and the hotel facilities. I will definitely go back next time I go to Samui!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 07 Nov 2021
Dear Tabtim, The Vana Belle family would like to thank you and your mother for selecting our traditional boutique resort for your recent visit. You stayed in our Vana Belle Ocean View Pool Suite, our highest suite category. We are very happy that you and your mum enjoyed the suite and all resort facilities. Vana Belle associates are keen to create, relaxing, recharging, rejuvenating and memorable stays for our honorable guests. I am truly happy that we were able to deliver the atmosphere and facilities you and your mum looked for. Personalized serviced is key and I am glad to know that you felt at home. Thank you for staying at Vana Belle a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui and we look forward welcoming you back home in the near future. Your truly, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Pauline P wrote a review Jan 2020
Aberafon, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good and bad, the good reception staff welcome, butler and other staff were exceptionally keen to give the best service. Grand Ocean View pool room was spacious, comfortable but not clean. The second night after a relaxing bath, walked into the main bathroom to be met by a large number of Cockroaches, immediatley called our butler whom sent housekeeping to deal with cleaning up the dead carcass' after we had used the bug repelant in the room, even she was shocked and advised she would arrange a deep clean the following morning. Have to say we had little sleep that night worried that we would encounter more visitors in the night, although disappointed that the hotel manager didn't even bother to call to apologise? Is this really a luxury resort. Following morning at breakfast we were seated at a table inside only to find it infested with tiny insects, reported this to the staff, moved table and watched him clean up, this is shocking for a hotel that charges such high rates, dirty laundry bags left at the bottom of the staircase to rooms were left overnight. I was sick whilst at the hotel and within 12 hours of departure so was my husband, we now wonder if it was something that we ate at the hotel. The sea was extremely rough with frequent rip tides, although the beach itself was lovely. All in all we can not understand the great reviews this hotel has ( except for the staff) as we found it to be so overrated and not luxury, we went onto the West Coast and loved our second hotel that was true luxury, wish we had not bothered with the Vana Belle as the only lasting memory will be of being sick and cockroaches, loose wires, flat batteries and being boarded.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear Pauline P, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit. Vana Belle associates are very happy to read that you truly enjoyed the warm welcome and the exceptional service from our butler and associates. Nevertheless, we are certainly disappointed and sorry that you encountered some pest issues. During this process we did not respond respectively. Please accept our apology. Vana Belle is built in the tropical forest of Koh Samui and we work together with an International renowned pest control company in order to avoid such encounters. Our guests overall satisfaction and happiness are our top priorities during your stay at the resort. I have taken note of each of your comments and reviewed them with our associates. We unfortunately were not able to meet your expectations and we are sad that you did not have a memorable stay. Nevertheless, we see feedback as a gift. Your comments will further assist us to strengthen our operation. Thank you for sharing your point of view. Best regards, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Nita Trived wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family decided to bring in the New Year’s at Koh Samui and we decided to stay at the boutique style Vana Belle Luxury Collection resort. I can not express how beautiful the resort is with its lush vegetation, beautiful beach and pool area. The one thing I must say, staying at numerous other resorts , was the attentive staff. Greeted with a smile by Irada and through out our stay ensured that our family of eight were taken care of. She went out of her way to ensure each detail was handled and resolved quickly and efficiently. The service did not stop there as our housekeeper PeiPei also took extra care in ensuring we had all that was needed including that we try the fruits in season. We spent 5 days at this resort which left us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated . This area had the best beach , a 15 minute ride to downtown Chaweng. If you are looking for a resort to relax and enjoy the Thai hospitality... this is the one! Highly recommended and superior staff to make your trip to Koh Samui memorable!! Special kudos to Irada!! Would definitely come again!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear Ratrived, Thank you for this unbelievable review about Vana Belle. We feel extremely honored that your recent experience at Vana Belle was one of the best experiences ever. Vana Belle is located south of Chaweng the city center. The lush vegetation, the magnificent Chaweng Noi beach with its white sand and crystal clear water play an important role and create the base so that our guests can recharge, rejuvenate, relax and romance. We are delighted to learn that your family of 8 had an amazing time and that Khun Irada was able to engage in order to ensure you had a memorable stay. We certainly will recognize her. Thank you for selecting our boutique Thai resort for this special family New Year trip. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Dieter
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Jon wrote a review Sept 2020
Bangkok, Thailand
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This past weekend, my wife and I stayed at Vana Belle for a weekend getaway/stint to void ourselves from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. With a short plane ride (1 hour) and quick van ride on the island (15 mins), we safely arrived at the hotel amidst the Covid craziness. We’ve stayed at many 5-star hotels and villas in Samui before and was pleasantly surprised with this one. The grounds were clean and well-taken care of, the F&B options were above standard, and the staff was simply exceptional — at our every beck and call they always delivered, even with the most unusual requests. We had the Ocean view Grand Pool Suite and spent a significant amount of time inside it simply because it was spacious, comfortable and the pool was a great size for a couple to sun bathe, laze around and just enjoy the weekend. As we had to depart today, it’s rare to have a hotel check off all the boxes and make a weekend getaway feel so easy, relaxing and enjoyable (plus within a good price range!). We’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Responded 14 Sept 2020
Dear JonLor23, Thank you very much for making time and writing this fabulous 5 Star Tripadvisor review about Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort and proud partner of Marriott Bonvoy. The Vana Belle family and I are very pleased to read that you and your wife had an exceptional time and you were able to relax and recharge before returning back to Bangkok's hustle and bustle. In our small traditional Thai boutique resort personal customer engagement is number one priority. As each and every person has different needs our Vana Belle family is very focused in finding out more about their requirements so that we can create a memorable stay. You booked a suite in our first class category. As a 100% suite and villa resort this particular category is 128 sqm large, and includes an upgraded breakfast experience and personalized butler service. Each suite provides very different views as they are perfectly integrated in the tropical forest. Vana Belle also follows a very strict cleanliness protocol. Guided by Marriott's commitment to clean and local Government advise, our appointed on property Cleanliness Champion and Vana Belle family members are fully prepared for "the new normal". Nevertheless, we will never forget that we are here to offer you heartfelt personalized hospitality in order for you to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. The Vana Belle family is looking forward welcoming you back for another relaxing weekend stay in the near future. Yours truly, Dieter Ruckenbauer General Manager Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui
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Ashish Doshi asked a question May 2024
Mumbai, India44 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi do you have an email id I can reach you at?
Answer from Ry Ry
Fort Collins, Colorado182 contributions25 helpful votes
From what I remember, the drinks range from $11 - $18 USD; with some being cheaper; such as beer and glasses of wine. They also have a daily happy hour which really drops the prices.
Answer from Sven
Hannover, Germany23 contributions10 helpful votes
It is SUPER easy! The hotel organizes private shuttle services (at premium quality) at same price as public taxis. Means, very affordable. This applies for Chaweng itself but even more important to Fishermen‘s village. Mobility is zero problem.
Answer from Maria Walton​
Munich, Germany11 contributions6 helpful votes
Dear Alex, the beach atmosphere is fantastic, and the sand has a high softened. Location is perfect. This hotel's beach area​ is amazing. I guarantee you will not be disappointed, but don't booking​the rainy season. Because of the poor weather on Samui, winds are extremely strong. In Koh Samui's rainy season is usually from October through December, which is very wet, and generally not a great time to visit here​:)​ Have a great day ^^ Maria Ben​
Answer from RamblingJimbo
Calgary, Canada144 contributions95 helpful votes
Sure, I noticed that there were a few Russians there but it was generally speaking a very assorted group from all over the world. Everyone during my stay was well behaved and respectful.
Trip623126 wrote a tip Yesterday
14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location!"
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manoj n wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you are looking for a beautiful location and peace of mind ...try this place ."
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Eshaan Saroop wrote a tip May 2024
Mumbai, India15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If visiting in May, prepare for humid weather and perfect beaches!"
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torpy wrote a tip May 2024
Salamanca, Spain83 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely opt for room with infinity pool"
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hkgirl80s wrote a tip May 2024
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is perfect! If you want to have a good trip in Koh Samui, must be stay in this hotel, no regret!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 7,236 - R 8,672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophutChaweng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Which popular attractions are close to Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Nearby attractions include Ginos Tailor (0.09 km), Chaweng Beach (3.3 km), and One More Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benzo Sushi Bar & Grill, La Lanterna, and Sala Thai Art Gallery And Restaurant .
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui have airport transportation?
Yes, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Chinese, and Thai.
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