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Hotel Le Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam Hotel 5 star
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295 MOO 3, TALING NGAM BEACH, Koh Samui, Thailand -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Entirely away from the crowd, on the west coast of Samui, the Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam is a very exclusive place in a magnificent environment. As costly as it is charming.

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    Location

    Bordering Taling Ngam beach, on the west coast of Koh Samui. Nathon, the main town on the island, is 8 miles to the north (a fifteen minute drive) and the airport, on the other side of Samui on the east coast, is approximately 22 miles away, or a good fifty minute drive.

    Accommodation 9.45 /10

    The 70 rooms of the Royal Meridien are distributed in three categories: Deluxe (40), suites (7 Beach suites and 2 Deluxe suites) and villas (23 in total, with one, two or three rooms), which are nothing less than real complete houses, including a kitchen. Whatever your selection will be, luxury awaits: very spacious (more than 323 square feet), all facing the sea and furnished with great taste in a Thai style which includes large wooden spaces and natural materials, the rooms are extremely comfortable and perfectly equipped, including hi-fi and DVD player. The daily newspaper is slid under the door of every room, every morning. Special comments due to the very enjoyable terraces in the Deluxe rooms and for the bathrooms, completely covered with sober black tiles adding a great effect.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Practically alone in this holiday area, the magnificent Royal Meridien, built in 1994, occupies an entire hill and its surroundings right in front of the Gulf of Thailand, still in a highly preserved natural environment. The main building is constructed on the summit of the eminence with a superb panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding region. It has a spacious and comfortable lobby, a good number of facilities and common services (boutiques, pool, fitness room, bar, etc.), and all Deluxe rooms. The rest of the place includes private villas, nicely distributed amongst the vegetation (some of them are connected by successive platforms to the side of the hill, others lower down next to the beach), as well as other common spaces such as pools, bars, restaurants and sporting facilities. A magnificent spa offers different types of massages and treatments in one of the 6 treatment rooms.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    Three restaurants are available for the guests of the Royal Meridien, each of them covers one of the subsections of the place (on the summit of the eminence close to the lobby, on the side of the hill and lower down bordering the beach). Their environment is particularly fancy and there is a thematic menu: the choices are, Thai cuisine at the Baan Chantra, Mediterranean at the Lom Talay and seafood at La Promenade. The level of the cuisine is in accordance with the standards of the hotel, which means high scale and the wine selection is very wide. In addition, every week there are three different culinary thematic parties. The tariffs are of course set accordingly: on average, more than twice as expensive as in other hotels.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    Probably, the only disadvantage of the Royal Meridien is: a slightly disappointing beach in comparison to the general standard of the hotel. The beach front, medium sized and nicely planted with trees, is of course pleasant for the eyes but the presence of many rocks makes things difficult for the swimmers, even if the quality of the water is exceptional and the slope of the beach is satisfying. You would be consoled by verifying that this part of Koi Samui coast, facing the Gulf of Thailand, is very well preserved from tourist crowds that abound elsewhere and consequently it is particularly agreeable for relaxation. Guaranteed calm.

    To know

    The management of the hotel has announced several projects for new improvements, especially a kid's club and a spa. Electric buggies ensure the transport of the guests from the hotel to the interior of the place free of cost.
    The hotel has received 2 travel awards in 2005 and its spa, built in 2003 (6 treatment rooms) is considered as a leading spa (2005-2006).

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, beach volley, golf, mountain bike, sailing, kayak, canoe, dance, water-polo, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe

    advantage

    • An exceptional view.
    • The superb interior design of the rooms.
    • The seven pools.

    disadvantages

    • An establishment isolated from urban centres.
    • A slightly disappointing beach in comparison to the general standard of the hotel.

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