Mr. O and I had the pleasure of staying at the Conrad Koh Samui during our trip to Thailand. Even though the resort was at capacity, I was upgraded to an ocean front king suite and recognized as a return guest. The Conrad Koh Samui has 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas, and 1 Royal Villa.
We paid for our stay with the old Citi Hilton Reserve credit card. The reward bonus came with (2) free night certificates. This has since passed. The current offer is the Hilton American Express credit card. The hotel cost per night is 80,000-95,000 points depending on the month. If you apply for both the personal and business AMEX cards, you could potentially earn enough for 3 nights after hitting the minimum spend. This is a great value considering the per night rate is around $1,000 during high season.
The resort is built on the southern tip of the island, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. The hotel is hard to find and approximately an hour drive from Koh Samui airport.
I would suggest renting a car so you can explore the island at your leisure. I used National Rental Car from the airport and the cost was around $67 for 3 days. Valet parking at the Conrad is complimentary.
Prior to arrival, an email was received instructing us to customize our in-room amenities. The Conrad really goes above and beyond to ensure your in-room experience is just how you’d like it. They provide 4 different bathroom amenity options as well as a pillow menu. Conrad properties have a pillow menu with 15 different options, so you can pick the perfect pillow to help you get a good night’s rest.
Once you arrived to the property, you are quickly escorted to the lobby for check-in.
While waiting, we were offered a delicious nonalcoholic drink of honey, ginger, and lime and cold towels. We were then driven in our personal golf cart to our villa. Since the property is on a cliff, you have to be transported via golf cart throughout the property.
At the door of our villa, there was a welcome back sign as this was my 2nd stay at the property. That was a nice personalized touch.
Inside our room, a staff member went over how to use the iPad and the Hilton Gold benefits:
Welcome fruit basket
Free daily breakfast at Zest
2,500 Hilton points for spending at least $125 at the spa