Good yoga classes, average accommodation
Posted Jan 11, 2012 on Hotels
The yoga studio and the yoga instructors were very good. Yoga classes are offered in different styles and I think can satisfy most people.
The accommodation, however, was a bit disappointing, perhaps overpriced for the quality. The walls looked as if they had been painted by a kid for fun and their grey and dull yellow shades were depressing for me. It is supposed to be of a Moroccan theme but not a successful one. Simple invory/wooden colored Thai style decoration would have been much more calming. The walls were thin. Neighbors' voices were quite audible even though they were not talking particularly loud.
My room smelled of some sort of chemical, possibly the bathroom cleaning liquid or a paint. I kept the doors open for hours to change the air and the hotel tried to do something about it but the smell did not completely disappear.
The hotel is not close to shoppining/dining areas, but the hotel provided free shuttle bus services to a major street. This was helpful as taxi fares are very high in Samui and I preferred to eat outside of the hotel (most food served at the hotel were vegetarian).
Since the yoga classes are very good, if the accommodation is better, the overall experience could be even better.