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"Had the pleasure to experience a wonderful buffet down at the beach restaurant with amazing live music and fire dancers."
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||3 km|
|Nearest airport||Samui Airport (USM)|
|Distance to airport||1.3 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Nora Buri Resort & Spa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Nora Buri Resort & Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nora Buri Resort & Spa has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.
Nora Buri Resort & Spa does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Breakfast is good, has a wide selection of hot dishes which the restaurant changes daily!"
December 2, 2019
"Rice Barge Thai restaurant is very nice, hotel offers 20% discount for clients too."
December 2, 2019
"Turns out to be a big surprise in terms of service quality and food."
December 2, 2019
When visiting Samui, you'll feel right at home at Nora Buri Resort & Spa, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Only 3 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Also within easy reach are Eranda Herbal Spa, Samui International Hospital, Magnolia Day Spa.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Samui hotel. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
The hotel features 144 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, mirror. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including private beach, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Nora Buri Resort & Spa the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Samui.
"Great service, amazing pools, the breakfast is very rich wit..."
October 21, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
Nora Buri Resort & Spa
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Amazing hotel with fantastic rooms and facilities”
We spent five nights at this hotel. We were two weeks at Koh Samui as a whole, and this was our last hotel stay. We thought we had some good hotels before, but when we got to the Nora Buri resort we were blown away. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, and the front desk is amazing with it's airy, traditional Thai design. We had a deluxe hillside room, which is the lowest standard. It did not look like that when we got to our room. The location on the top of the hill is pretty high up and you can work up a sweat getting up there if you prefer to walk rather than taking the complimentary golf cart ride when you want to go up and down to your room. When we got up to our room the view was great. When we entered our room we were breathtaken. The room was huge and the furnishing was excellent. Large comfortable bed (the bed was the most comfortable bed we had on our three week vacation), very nice balcony, and best of all, an absolutely gorgeous bathroom with a huge tub, separate large shower cabinet etc. The room was simply beautiful. From our five hotels in Thailand, this was by far the best one, excellent value for money when booked through Agoda campaign. The resort facilities were fantastic. Two great pool areas, one on the hillside and one down by the beautiful private beach. The breakfast was fantastic, never had better. The hotel restaurants are excellent. All in all this is the best hotel we've ever been to. If we're coming back to Samui, this is where we'll stay. Hotell staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
The best of the best”
Nora Buri Resort and Spa Koh Samui is the best of the best resorts in Thailand. The services they provide are spectacular and the staff are always courteous and happy no matter how busy they may be. The resort restaurant's are incredible that offer a delicious range of Thai and Western cuisine. I would recommend Nora Buri Resort and Spa Koh Samui as it is a high class resort that delivers every time. It does not surprise me they have achieved so many awards. I will definitely be returning to Nora Buri Resort and Spa Koh Samui.
Beautiful five star resort; matched expectations”
My girlfriend and I stayed three nights here, after trying Q Signature Samui in Choeng Mon where we secured a deal for a base level room. As you would expect upon paying almost triple to stay at Nora Buri you do get a newer, better furnished resort with higher service levels. The question then, is the incremental amount commensurate with the additional quality? Well, evidently the answer depends on how much you're willing to pay and your own requirements. Our room was well furnished, clean, with good linens and a fantastic private pool with a nice view. The TV was so-so, I wasn't really concerned as I don't often go to Thailand for their programming. We didn't really have issues with mozzies and had very peaceful nights. We found the service to be on par with 5*s also, memorably when we invited our friends to enjoy our private pool we received a bag of about 7 additional fresh towels in reasonable time. Also the resort has two full-time "security / traffic" wardens whose sole aim in life is to ensure your road safety at the portion of the resort which intersects the road. I watched one bloke spend about 6 minutes shuffling the scooters around in their bays so you always had easy access to your hog. No doubt he spends most of his day doing this, and I should also mention that they also possess a snappy salute - I made sure I returned the gesture, even when manoeuvering my chopper into Samui traffic. The included breakfast buffett was rather amazing, fresh fruit, juices and even a fresh section of honeycomb plate from which you could obtain honey (no angry bees thankfully). There was plenty of fresh cooked western meals also, which looked quite tasty. The breakfast was on par with our other favourite resort, Indigo Pearl in Phuket, which is no mean feat. Great peaceful location, a short (but not too short) 5 minute scooter ride from the murky tourist trap of Chaweng which we tried to avoid.
Way Above Expectations”
My fiance and I spent four days at Nora Buri fand we are extremely happy that we stayed here. The hillside seaview suite we had is more than spacious with a big balcony overlooking the ocean. You can see roofs of other buildings in front of your room but we aren't bothered by that at all. The view from the balcony is still breathtaking. Location wise, the resort is about a 10-minute drive from the main drag of Chaweng beach. The hotel offers 4 free shuttles to and from the main drag daily and you can book a spot in the morning. The resort is not within walking distance to Chaweng but we loved it because it made the resort much calmer. We wanted a relaxing and somewhat secluded experience for our holiday and Nora Buri was perfect for that. The staff are very friendly and attentive. And the breakfast buffet is a TRUE five star hotel experience. I personally think Nora Buri is an incredible value for money all things considered.
We stayed at Nora Buri for a week an was by far the best traveling experience we ever had. The staff is incredibly welcoming , friendly respectful and professional. Because we arrived very early morning, we had to wait a couple of hours for our room to be ready but we were offered refreshment and coffee , with complete access to all the facilities of the resort, great service! We booked a beachside pool Villa and the room was beautiful , with a stunning view on the sea and complete privacy , both inside and outside The floor-to-ceiling window lets a great light enter the room in the morning , beautiful. Front desk and concierge really helpful and talkative , they suggested us a lot of great places to visit and took care of all the reservations we made for the week. Lovely spa center honeymoon couple massage extremely recommended. Both the Thai and the western restaurants are really good , at a reasonable price. Location is great to get to the nightlife ( rent a scooter is the best way to move around the island ) and the airport. If we ever come back to Samui, we definitely stay again at Nora Buri.
Amazing hotel facilities and location”
we had stayed in another resort for half of our stay in koh samui and decided to move resorts for a change and we picked nora buri. although nora buri took a little longer to get to the main area the resort compared to our previous resort it was well worth it. the hotel facilities were amazing - every meal we had at the restaurant was delicious, both thai and western. the infinity pools were perfect to relax in for the afternoon sunsets and have a drink. the rooms were the biggest we've stayed in, especially for asia, so it couldn't have been more comfortable. don't get turned off by all the stairs, the staff were very helpful to organise a buggy whenever you need to help you get to your rooms. it's definitely a luxurious resort where you get your money's worth.
Amazing hotel - great infinity pools”
We stayed here for 7 nights on our honeymoon. We had Pool Villa on the hillside with a sea view. Yes, there are other villas in front of you, but we still had a gorgeous view of the ocean, beach, etc. It is extremely hot in Ko Samui so it was amazing to have the chance to tan at our pool, jump in whenever we wanted and also step inside for some air conditioning. People aren't kidding when they talk about the steep hill that you have to walk up to your room. However, the shuttle is almost always available for a ride. We rarely had to wait long. And, we enjoyed walking up the hill, especially after gorging ourselves on their amazing, huge breakfast. Honestly, the beach at Nora Buri isn't that good. It's TINY, rocky and no one got into the water. But, their pool is the perfect temperature and overlooks the beach. It's still very pretty. We ate at the Thai restaurant at the hotel a few times and it was very good, and reasonably priced. We used the hotel shuttle to go to Chaweng. You can't walk to the main part of town. A taxi costs 200 baht back after negotiating with the driver. All in all, Nora Buri was a great place for our honeymoon and we were sad to leave. Very relaxing, no pushy sales people, reasonable prices in the restaurants and for the rooms.
Beautiful hotel with stunning rooms”
My husband and I absolutely loved every moment of our stay at the Nora Buri Resort and Spa. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed with a smile and driven in a buggy up to our stunning villa. The pool villa was spectacular. The four-post bed which faced straight out to the private infinity pool and the stunning beach and ocean, was amazing. Every part of the room was carefully thought-out to give the best service possible. The private deck chairs to sun bake were also a treat. The breakfast was very good. The buffet selection had a lot to chose from and the service was great. We would go back to Nora Buri in a heart-beat - this hotel was definitely our favourite from our island hopping adventure in Thailand. The hotel is on a big hill. Our villa was at the top of the hill and the reception and breakfast area were at the bottom. We were fine with this, but for elderly people, I'm not sure if the pool villa rooms would be practical - however they do have a free buggy service upon request. Room service was a also little bit dissapointing, and because we were up high on the hill, it took a bit of time to come to us. These points certainly did not affect our impression of Nora Buri and we still loved it!
Great Stay at Nora Buri!”
We stayed 5 nights and was exceptional. All staffs were very friendly and kindly, helpful. Room was good and clean but view from balcony was not so good. Nora Buri is Located in very steeped hill so it’s hard to get to your room by walking such as taking excise. If you dislike you can get in cart. Access from the airport was very nearby but transportation was inconvenient if you use taxis because too much expensive (ex, Airport - Nora Buri from 400 Baht in spite of 5 km distance...) so we recommend that you use rental motorcycle near the Nora Buri (150 Baht per day, discounts are available if you rent several consecutive days). The beach where is in front of the hotel wasn’t able to swim because of too many rocks but you can find some of beautiful beach around there and it’s easy to access by rental motorcycle! Anyway we enjoyed Samui resort life with Nora Buri and recommend!
Nora Buri is a lovely resort and the Beachside Villas are out of this world. They offer privacy all around and you almost feel like you are the only ones there. Having stayed in other resorts in Koh Samui we felt that Nora Buri lacked the personal attention other resorts have but saying that it was nice to be left to your own devices. Its pretty expensive in resort, particularly laundry where we ended up spending over 3000 bht where we could have had it done down the road for around 300 bht. Its also pretty remote and you need taxis to get anywhere but we hired a moped which gave us some freedom and the resort do lay on shuttle buses to Chaweng frequently. Its a gorgeous place with a beautiful beach with great (but shallow) snorkelling.
Wonderful, relaxing resort”
We stayed at Nora Buri first for 3 nights, and then for an additional 1 night 5 days later. Our first 3 nights were amazing. Our room was spacious and clean, the view was superb and the staff were lovely. We spent a lot of our time at the hilltop pool enjoying delicious cocktails from the pool bar (happy hour 50% off). We got massages from the spa (with a 35% discount) which were in a lovely setting, and they were very professional. The Thai restaurant on the 3rd level of the Barge was also a highlight. The view and location were breathtaking, while the meals were utterly delicious. (The green curry a must!) When we wanted to go to Chaweng we caught a tuk tuk (50B / person) by hailing it on the street front. The hotel also offers a bus (80B / person) which might be more suitable if you're taking kids, or you can order a taxi (300B total). It probably isn't the best spot if you want to spend every night out, but we just wanted a chance to relax, and for that it is perfect. Do note that the rooms on the very top of the hill are a bit of a hike, so if you're not in to walking be sure to book a pool side suite. We booked with Agoda, and got the room at a very reasonable price. Even ater staying there and having a lovely time, I would not pay full price for this Resort.
What a perfect place to stay when visiting Koh Samui. The resort is set in a beautiful location with gorgeous views of the water and lush gardens. I was upgraded to a pool villa when I arrived by the friendly staff. The resort also has a wonderful spa where I definitely recommend getting a massage. If relaxation is what your looking for....Nora Buri Resort and Spa is the place to be!!!!!
Absolutely wonderful experience”
I have done enough traveling to know a good place when I see it. Nora Buri is an absolutely fantastic resort. The staff was pleasent, not intruding, and always there when needed (quickly at that). The setup of the entire resort is a marvel. Beauty and quality at every turn. We were in a hillside beach view with the private pool. It was very privite. Perfect really. Don't worry about the walk or the hills. They have people to drive you to and from your room in no time at all. I tend to not want to bother staff, even when staying at a resort. I felt no awkwardness at getting carted around, no matter how often I called on them. We stayed in one of the highest rooms, and we still walked up there occasionally. The price was quite reasonable. The food and drinks were fantastic. As a person who is usually a bit on the negative side, I cannot say anything but praise about this resort. It's a short cab ride to Chaweng. I like some privacy, and also like to get out for some more upbeat clubs and whatnot for a night or two when on vacation. This was a great setup for many options. The daily excursions pick you up right from the hotel (very nice) What more can I say... oh, the beach is cleaned well at least once a day. Gorgeous.
Gorgeous location and room”
nora buri is less than a 5min ride to the main area of chaweng beach so if you like being close to the main area of koh samui but far enough for some relaxation and peace, then this resort is perfect. the resort had everything we needed - tasty food, infinity pools with endless views and a private beach. the rooms were oversized which made staying in our room even relaxing when it was raining. highly recommended.
Truly amazing stay. !! ”
We stayed at the Nora Buri Resort for 14 beautiful nights. On first impression, we thought the hotel looked beautiful. The lobby was beautifullly decorated, with friendly smiling faces greeting us. We arrived quite late at night and were quickly greeted with a welcome drink (yummy!!) and a refreshing towel. We were quickly booked into our room and taken to our room via the buggy service. Walking into our room we felt great, it was just as pictured and was truly beautiful. I loved all of the small touches that the hotel had so eloquently thought of, a beach bag with fresh beach towels, slippers for us both, flip flops, complimentary free and even a sweet decoration on our bed and cake to celebrate our anniversary. The room was clean, spacious and bright, it truly was beautiful during the day when you can see the wonderful view. All of the facilities around the hotel were great, everything was so clean and well looked after. Food was well priced and tasted great.
Dear Rebecca, Greetings from Nora Buri Resort & Spa! "Truly amazing stay. !! " Thank you very much for your great review and that you describe your beautiful experience in such detail here on Agoda as well. We really appreciate that. It is a so nice to read your lovely feedback and it is so very good to know that you had a beautiful stay with us and enjoyed all the facilities in our wonderful resort. Thank you very much that you have spent 14 nights for your anniversary with us and i would be very happy to welcome you back to us on Koh Samui. Yours truly, Ms. Angel L.
Everything I wanted in a resort”
I've never written a hotel review before, but seeing as the reviews I read were so useful, I thought it was only fair that I made a contribution for future travellers. My boyfriend and I stayed at the Nora Buri for 4 days. I dare say it was probably the best 4 days of our relationship so far! Before arriving, we had booked a hotel shuttle to pick us up from the airport. As promised, they were there waiting and we were greeted by a friendly hostess. She led us to a very spacious 8 seater shuttle bus and the driver took us on a short journey to the hotel (5-10mins). When we got to the hotel, we were seated on the couches and given a fresh lychee juice. Delicious! After doing the formalities, we were led to our Beachside Pool Villa. It was exactly as other reviewers and the website described it. There was a big king size bed in the middle of the room. They had some lemongrass incense burning, which made the room smell amazing. The bathroom had an outdoor shower and an indoor shower (with the choice of two showerheads). There was also a big bathtub in the middle of the bathroom (which we regret not having the time to use). The pool was a saltwater pool. It was more than big enough for the two of us. For me, the biggest selling point of their pool villa, over other resorts, was that they had a jacuzzi built into the pool. This is a feature they do not advertise heavily, but makes it so much more worthwhile. The resort is located so that the villas get the morning sun. So by the time we got up (late morning), we had fortunately missed most of the hot sun. Our room included breakfast every day. I really enjoyed their breakfast. It is cooked to order, and served exactly as the picture shows. You can have an unlimited breakfast, and the juices are so fresh and tasty. I would also recommend the Thai food on their room service menu, and the lunch menu that is available at the pool bar. They also do great cocktails, that are a bargain when it's happy hour. Apart from our
Very clean and Professional!”
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed staying at Nora Buri Resort and Spa! We stayed in the beachside villa which was amazing! They have a shuttle service on the resort, as well as a shuttle that takes you into chaweng beach! The resort spa was the best massage so far in Thailand, a little more expensive but worth the money. The restaurants were great, highly recommend the barge restaurant!
A very relaxing stay”
We enjoyed our stay at Nora Buri but were disappointed with the lack of view from our hillside room. We assumed hillside implied a higher-up view of the ocean, however, from our balcony, we could only see a small slice of ocean. With views of the other surrounding buildings, we had no reason to enjoy the balcony. Although large and spacious, the room was rather dark. Being on the hillside, it was a bit of a hot and steep hike to get from the room down to the ocean. You also had to either cross the road or walk the underground subway to get to the rest of the resort. The two pools were beautiful - both infinity pools. Both had poolside bars. The grounds were very well kept with plenty of greenery and flowers. The food was great, although somewhat expensive. The beach itself was not permit swimming in the ocean, which was a pity - rocky with rock outcrops further out. Nobody swam in the ocean. We ended up renting a scooter for several days in order to get to and from Chewang town easily and cheaply. The staff happily arranged day trips for us. The location was very quiet. However, if we were to return to Samui, we would choose a resort that had a beach that permitted one to swim in the ocean.
Nora Buri Bliss”
We stayed at Nora Buri for our honeymoon and loved it so much. We were amazed at the size of the pool in our pool villa, it was almost 10m in length and had a wonderful view of the ocean. The staff are just wonderful and can help with anything. They gave us DVD's to watch and helped us with advice and arranged everything we needed. Breakfasts were always great too, the staff are so friendly and attentive and the food is made on request rather than pre-made buffet. The resort also boasts a large pool looking down onto the beach which we often had to ourselves. The location of the resort is tucked away just north of the main chaweng, a nice escape from the chaos and activity of chaweng at times. We grew to love the room and view we had and were sad to have to leave. A wonderful place to spend some romantic time away.
Beautiful resort with outstanding service”
Nora Buri absolutely blew us away! My partner and I stayed here for my 20th birthday and I could not have had a better stay. The view from our room was breathtaking and when we checked into the room, after being greeted with a tropical smoothie, we were taken to our room where a basket of roses and champagne were waiting for us from my boss who said it was really easy to organise with the hotel. The breakfast variety was great with about 8 choices for juice alone. We went out to dinner at the resort both nights (both Thai and Western) and it'd be hard to pick a favourite. When we arrived back at our room after my birthday dinner, the hotel had left a personalized birthday cake in our room! I cannot fault Nora Buri on anything and we strongly recommend it!