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X2 Samui Villas by Design, Launched in 2007, X2 (pronounced "cross-to") is Thailands first chain of design resorts and hotels. It caters to a cosmopolitan group of creative and stylish guests that enjoy living life and want a first class, private resort without the formal environment of traditional luxury hotels. For those guests that want something different, the resort allows them to cross to (X2) a whole new dimension of luxury by design, and experience life as it should be. The Resort accommodation are available as as bungalow, pool villa, suite pool villa and owners' villa, all of which offer state of the art luxuries including satellite LCD TV, mini bar and internet access.
" X2 Resort Samui was on the whole, a very enjoyable & friendly place to stay. I was there for 9 days and also booked my sister & her husband in for 11 days. During the period of my stay I experienced 3 different rooms (villas). The Pool villas are definitely a far better option, not just because of the pool, but they are easier to get around in. Initially, I had Villa 20, a Garden villa. While clean and sort of ok, it was its very strange & pointless design that I felt uncomfortable with and its different levels. In my opinion, it has quite dangerous steps both inside and in the garden. I was particularly concerned as this was my first holiday outing since having had major ankle surgery 8 weeks previous, and I felt worried when moving around in this room.
I chose X2 because I wanted a quiet place with good facilities and near the beach. Apart from concerns with this first room (villa), all other expectations were delightfully met.
After one night in villa 20 I requested an upgrade to a pool villa, stating I was happy to pay for the upgrade. The staff went out of their way to accommodate my request and were indeed, very good about it. They found me an upgrade for 4 nights to pool villa 7, which was great and I felt much safer getting around inside.
For my final 3 nights, all pool villas had been previously booked, so the staff put me back into a much better Garden villa, No. 18. I thank the staff for their concern in this regard.
However, one other issue with these Garden villas I do have, is while the beds are very comfortable & large, why are they sunken into what appear to be useless platforms. The beds are very good, but getting in and out of them is not! The pool villas seem to mostly have normal arrangements for their large & comfortable beds as stand alone units in the room.
Another potential concern in the all villas are the marble floors, which can be deadly slippery when wet. In some countries, this type of flooring is considered to be a real safety Issue. Anyway, apart from that, and if approached with care, the pool villas are very comfortable, and with their own private pool in the garden, are a worthwhile, (and recommended) accommodation option when staying at X2 Resort Samui.
On a more positive note though, the hotel s staff are all friendly and provide excellent and efficient service, in particular, the restaurant staff. All meals we took in the restaurant were of a high quality, and reasonably priced for a hotel of this standard.
Additionally, at he hotel s spa I had one of the best Thai massages I d ever had. The spa staff were also very friendly and helpful in understanding my condition from my recent surgery. Genuine care and concern for my situation was taken, which I very much appreciated, and the Thai massages were a great benefit, and performed by a therapist who clearly knew what she was doing. This, I would highly recommend!
The hotel is in a very pleasant location and the friendliness of its service and front line staff clearly made it a most enjoyable place to stay. I would definitely choose to stay there again, and would highly recommend it, but I d be booking a pool villa next time. They are, in my opinion, more user-friendly than the Garden villas. The resort only has 4 Garden villas, and I stayed in 2 of them during my stay. If a Garden villa is what you want, then avoid Villa 20, but go for Villa 18 instead.
Finally, the friendliness of the staff do make X2 Resort Samui a very enjoyable place to stay, and I would certainly book there again... "
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X2 Resort Samui,
With around 100 meters of long direct beach access and 50 year old trees,
X2 Samui is perfectly in balance with its natural surroundings whilst also offering peaceful uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Thailand.
X2 is a true high-design resort catering to a cosmopolitan group of creative and stylish guests that enjoy living life while wanting first class private holiday accommodations that come without the usually restrictive environment of normal luxury hotels & resorts.
For guests that appreciate a contemporary difference, X2 allows you to cross to (X2) a whole new dimension of designed luxury and to experience life as it should be.
Featuring a unique contemporary style decor, X2 Samui offers guests 27 high design villas, 23 with private pool and 4 with landscaped gardens.
ACCOMMODATION :: Deluxe Garden Villa ::
Internal Area 40 sq.m.
Total 85 sq.m.
Private Terrace 15 sq.m. (approx)
Private Garden 30 sq.m. (approx)
:: Deluxe Pool Villa ::
Internal Area 50 sqm
Private Garden 30 sqm (approx)
Private Pool 22 sqm (approx)
Total 162 sqm
Private Terrace 60 sqm (approx)
All elegantly appointed villas offer
DVD / CD / MP3 player
LCD TV with international satellite TV channels / programs
Tea and coffee facilities
Outdoor sun lounges
RESTAURANT & BAR
All X2 resorts have their signature 4K restaurant (pronounced "fork") and bar.
The menu is a mix of eastern and western dishes and the best of fusion.
Local products in season tend to dominate the menu, which is prepared by our international chef.
Great food and wine is a hallmark at X2 so guests can be assured that their stay will also be a culinary delight.
SERVICES & FACILITIES :: Spa Treatments ::
At X2 we provide a combination of traditional massage therapies, with mind and soul awareness exercises. The resort has a unique spa, and impressive outdoor massage pavilion.
The Pavilion houses only two beds and is situated on 1 acre (2.5 Rai) of land - featuring 30 meters of beachfront.
This extravagant use of prime land provides an unbelievable sense of space and freedom so typical of X2.
:: Services & Facilities ::
4K restaurant offers all-day fusion dining along with a full complement of wines and spirits
X2 SPA outlets and pavilion
Full time officer to arrange recreational activities
Tour information desk
Therapeutic massage, meditation, private spa and steam room and in-room spa and massage service
Movie and magazine library
On-site wedding studio and personalized wedding
Beachfront swimming pool
X2 Samui located on the idyllic and secluded beach of Hua Thanon, the South East coast of Koh Samui, X2 Samui occupies 5 acres (12 rai) of land.