Michael L. : Shanghai, China
Date of stay: June 2018
We have just finished our first Thailand experience at Rocky’s Boutique Resort on Koh Samui Island . The resort is almost a hideaway, as it is located south of Lamai, away from the nightmare districts with all the loud bars and girls. If you are interested in a vacation where you can truely relax, we highly recommend Rocky’s.
As soon as we had arrived, we felt welcome. All staff is professionally trained, no matter if we talk about the reception, restaurants, pool bar, spa or housekeeping. All people working at Rocky’s give you a feeling of great hospitality.
Now, let’s focus on the facility in general. It is overall in a very good shape and is being well maintained. All rooms, bathrooms, pool area, restaurant - all is perfectly in shape, even though the resort must have opened for some years. The whole resort is like a green jungle, the garden is very beautiful and the gardeners keep everything very clean and serviced.
The room with garden view was actually with pool view and awaited us well air conditioned. It’s really big enough and has an additional sofa, enough storage facilities for your luggage and clothes. The bathroom opens with a two wing door and is equipped with a rain dance type shower and a handheld shower. Toilet comes with local water shower to keep you clean. We loved to stay in our room, as the aircon was working perfectly well or you could switch on a big fan at the ceiling during nights. In front of the room was a nice terrace, where we enjoyed to sit sometimes.
The restaurants offer a great variety and high level cuisine. A very great Thank you to the chef and his whole team. Every foodie will love to eat at one of the restaurants, no matter if you chose Thai style or western style. Even though we are used to go to local restaurants outside on the streets, we had a three course dinner at the restaurant, as we felt from the breakfast, that we have to give it a try for a dinner. The breakfast restaurant offers a great sight over the bay area. Breakfast is a mixture of buffet style and a la carte. It offers both, Asian style and western style. You won’t miss something. We recommend you to chose a freshly cooked noodle soup with local spices or one of the egg specialities from the menu, e.g. Egg Benedict or Egg Florentine or Royal Egg or... this is a must eat!
Staff will serve you with iced water and sometimes fresh fruit during the day as complementary service. The pool bar offers good drinks and it’s a nice place in the evening, where you should enjoy the signature cocktails from Rocky’s. The barkeeper is an expert. The hotel management offers daily changing evening program with great food and drinks. There is also a daily happy hour at the bar. Prices are still reasonable from our point of view. We attended the cocktail night, which was a complementary service from the hotel. All managers were introduced to the guests and we could enjoy two different cocktail specials as well as one alcohol free mocktail.
Of course we also went to the spa to get a massage. The spa itself is located in a separate quiet area of the hotel complex. Compared to other hotels we know from Asia, it is less luxury. Prices are higher than outside but the massage is really excellent, so give it a try.
We loved to stay at Rocky’s and we can highly recommend it.
Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple