Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great Hotel With Nice Sea View & Exclusive BeachPosted Oct 10, 2013
I would highly recommend this hotel for family or couple who seeks tranquility. An excellent hotel with very clean rooms and great sea view. I stayed in the guest room with sea view for my first night and moved to the beach pool villa the next day. The transition was smooth and I did not have to wait in the lobby. For the villa, we were assigned a personal butler who took care of us during our stay. Hotel can help arrange for transport to and fro to airport (chargeable). The travel time is appr. 45 mins. The hotel is only 15 mins away from the safari. There are good family activities you can do at the safari. Eg, 30 mins to 1 hr ride on an elephant in the jungle, 20 mins hiking to the top of the waterfall, taking pics with tigers, various animals shows (the most thrilling one is the crocodile show), taking a ride on top of a jeep. etc etc. In addition, the hotel was very accommodating and they even allowed us to have a late check-out at 4pm (subject to room availability) due to our late evening departure flight. Staff was polite and most speak basic English.
for Everyoneby Kelly from shanghai, china (US expat)
Beautiful resort on the beach. Very relaxingPosted Oct 6, 2013
Hotel accommodations were fantastic. More than I expected. Service from staff was very prompt and courteous. Used the hotel driver and cars for 2 day trips. Excellent service, but a bit pricey. Kids club was fantastic. Staff excellent and very good with children. Only negative- spa was very expensive and not a good value. I used the spa at the neighboring property (Sunset Beach) for half the money and it was fantastic.
for Everyoneby Joe from Bangkok
fantastic stayPosted Sep 6, 2013
highly recommend the beach buffet with firework show.
for Everyoneby Liu Yue from China
not bad, but can be improved in many detailsPosted Jul 16, 2013
Location: Do rent a motor cycle and ride around the island. very nice
The stay was quite pleasing. However the facilities in the room kept breaking down: the lamps near the sofas in the living room were unable to be turned on for the first night. On the third day, the air-con in the living room was not working. Plus, the wash-basin in the bathroom to the main bedroom was leaking from day one. When we called, the hotel sent their maintenance guy to the room soon enough, but it took them a lot of time to fix the problems. The hotel is located to the other side of the island, fairly quiet, but not very convenient if you want to shop on the main street.
for Couplesby Brooke from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Breathtaking viewsPosted May 28, 2013
Pros: the view, our room, the pools, the service
The uninterrupted views from this hotel were phenomenal. The staff were amazing and couldn’t be more helpful. During our 5 days in Koh Samui, we never left the hotel – had no reason to! Will definitely stay there again in the near future.
for Everyoneby jac from Singapore
Awesome Hotel but services to be improvedPosted Mar 24, 2013
Pros: Room and the beautiful sunset view. (Room 312)
Cons: Inconsistent service.
Location: If you enjoy privacy, this is the place.
Magnificent seaview room and beautiful sunset. However, it'll be awesome if the staff pay more attention to their guests. It takes effort to get the staff attention for menu, food ordering, etc. Buggy service can also be improved (higher frequency). We waited 10 mins to get one from the beach to the lobby.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Stunning settingPosted Aug 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
We loved this hotel and it was everything we hoped it would be after following reviews of it for 6 months. Staff were friendly and always tried very hard to be helpful. The Premier Ocean view room was very spacious and worth the extra cost. The hotel is remote but this is why we chose it, however the hotel does provide free transport to Chaweng daily. We would definitely go back to stay in this hotel.
for Everyoneby Tammy from US
Overall regarding Taling NaamPosted Jul 17, 2012
Pros: Looks, premises, view
Cons: Sea, service, English of staff
You enter the IC Taling Naam resort from the gate in the morning (if your flight is a morning one), and your car drives up the hill. You enter the reception, and then you see the most panoramic beautiful cliff view you would probably ever see. The coconut palm trees, the white sand beach, the lush vegetation.. You do your check-in, and you look forward to get in your room, change and get down to the beach. The you ask the receptionist whether it is safe to swim in the ocean or not. And you get the bad news. It is not possible to swim here. There are too many rocks, corals, that a comfortable level of ocean bathing is almost not possible. Unless you want to submerge yourself in the 30 cm deep of sandy part of water and sit down there for a while... One option is to get in from the platform on the deeper part of the ocean, but depends on your comfort level with the ocean. If you are in for the swimming, sea bathing, better to look for another hotel/destination. Other than this, you will find out that the service and English level of staff is very challenged here. Moreover, you will find out that the excursions, transfers that the hotel is selling (with outside providers) are not fairly priced by the hotel. We paid the hotel 2300 baht for an excursion that costs 1500 baht if you buy it in Chaweng city centre (same excursion with same company). the difference does not hurt, but the idea of getting ripped off does not feel good.
for Couplesby Poliya from London, UK
Excellent, highly recommended!!!Posted Jun 14, 2012
Pros: Our room- more like a house! The food, the staff, the overall experience.
Cons: Nothing. It was truly perfect.
Location: Excellent for a couple looking for seclusion and relaxation.
It was a truly fantastic experience. From our arrival until our departure, the staff took extremely good care of us, and went out of their way to help and make us feel welcome and comfortable. The hotel itself is not new but has been thoroughly renovated and the standards are very high, even for InterConti ones. There is an uncompromising attention to detail, from the toiletries (amazing quality) to the linen; from the food (I had the best steak ever at Flames restaurant - and I know about steaks, I'm from Argentina!) to the choice of pillow; from the cocktails, to the massages at the spa. The manager was very hands on, and interacted with guests; listened to suggestions and made himself available if needed. I also took two comlplimentary classes- yoga and Thai boxing, both thoroughly enjoyable. We would definitely recommend it and look forward to coming back.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
excellent hotel in a remote locationPosted May 3, 2012
We spent 3 nights at the Intercontinental samui in April. The hotel is brand new, rooms are superb. We chose the ocean view suite which happens to be the best room category on the upper level of the villas. The beach front suites are not worth the price as they have no privacy and can be accessed by guests walking around the pool area. Food in the hotel is above average. We had dinner at a near by restaurant called Five Island which was superb. They come to pick you up and offer a drop off from the hotel lobby. A room away from the main building is recommended. The hotel lobby by the way has one of the best views overlooking the ocean. One small problem we faced was the wireless internet which never worked in the villas. The hotel is 45 minutes from the airport and there is nothing much to do in the area. We stayed at the six senses for another 4 nights and I would recommend the intercontinental over the 6s!! that too for half the price.