"We arrived jet lagged from a long flight to a clean, quiet and friendly hotel with excellent hospitality, a gorgeous balistone pool with instant acces..."
Victoria - July 23, 2018
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The staff were also super helpful and friendly :)
Serena | December 5, 2019
This hotel was wonderful!!
Serena | December 5, 2019
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||5 km|
|Nearest airport||Samui Airport (USM)|
|Distance to airport||2.2 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 Scent Hotel 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Scent Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. 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.
The Scent Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"In the morning I was able to choose from selection of delicious breakfast options."
December 1, 2018
"A great place to stay if you are looking for something extra special in every way."
December 1, 2018
"Recommended to anyone looking for a quite boutique hotel in Samui."
June 6, 2017
Nestled in the heart of Bo Phut, The Scent Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Samui. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 5 km away, and it normally takes about 10 minutes to reach the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Bo Phut Health Promoting Hospital, 100 Degrees East Dive Center, Hat Bang Rak Beach are just some of the attractions available to visitors.
The Scent Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, postal service, luggage storage.
Guests can choose from 15 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including canoe, private beach, outdoor pool, spa, massage. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Samui, make The Scent Hotel your home away from home.
"The room was perfect in every way and a exactly what I neede..."
December 1, 2018
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The Scent Hotel
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Romantic setting and fantastic breakfasts”
The Scent is a lovely boutique hotel located in Bang Rak, an area in the north of Koh Samui that is slowly becoming more upscale. There are only 13 rooms in the hotel, which definitely gives it a "cozy" feel. We booked the beachfront suite and were generally pleased with almost everything. The room was spacious, there was a great entertainment centre, and the balcony was large and even featured a working swing. We also found the bed to be extremely comfortable and had some great sleeps on it. The best thing about The Scent--other than their breakfasts, which are amazing--was the staff. Not only was everyone very friendly, but they all generally seemed to enjoy their job and enjoy helping people. By the end of our five-day stay, we knew most of them on a first-name basis and were sorry to have to say "goodbye" to them. There were, however, a few small annoyances with the hotel. For instance, we could never get the iPod docking station to work. And while we liked the very large bathroom, with the toilet on one side and the bathtub and shower on the other, for some strange reason they keep the big bottles of soap and shampoo on the toilet end and have no place for you to set it when you shower or bath. The biggest annoyance, though, was that the website lists the hotel as being located in Bo Phut, and the Agoda map shows Bo Phut Beach as its location. But this is actually not true; while the hotel is located in "Tambon Bo Phut" (which means "Bo Phut District"), it is not located where it is shown on the map, and definitely NOT located in Bo Phut Beach. Rather, it is located in Bang Rak, an area which is pleasant enough, but not nearly as entertaining as the actual Bo Phut area. Plus, you can't swim in Bang Rak Beach, which takes a little bit away from your stay. On the bright side, however, you can see both sunrise and sunset from this beach. In fact, we actually watched three of our five sunrises right from our room. Overall, we were pleased with ou
Beautiful and romantic beachfront hotel”
My wife and I spent 3 nights at this amazing 13-room hotel on the quiet Bo Phut Beach. Since the number of the rooms at the hotel was limited, we had to switch rooms a couple of times, but we were offered an upgrade to beachfront suites for 2 of the 3 nights. And I mean beachFRONT... as in the suite had its own private outdoor seating and beach access! The Manager, Mae was wonderful - she even offered us a couple's aromatherapy massage! The hotel isn't very close to shopping or restaurants - but we didn't care! We spent much of our time at the hotel, by the beach, or in the pool. If you do want to venture out, I would recommend a 7 minute walk east - there are a number of good restuarants including a Thai seafood place. The hotel offers a shuttle service to Fishermen's Village - the merchandise at the shops are priced quite a bit higher than in Bangkok, but is a pleasant stroll and lot's of dining options. If you're in Bo Phut, this is the place to be!
the hotel which is full of aroma”
The scent hotel is really exotic and attractive hotel. the hotel room full of aromatic scent.It makes me relex during my vacation. and they offer free suttleban to fisherman's village and Peace Resort. So you can eat out to Fisherman's village and experience another beach and The restaurant is really great! vary professional! I would love to stay if I'd go to Koh samui again!
Charming, intimate and quiet”
Excellent decoration and very comfortable bed. The staff is attentive and breakfast excellent. The restaurant is a little expensive but the food is good. Too bad the beach is a little murky. But the intimate feelign and the swimming pool make up for it. You can rent a motorcycle at the reception to travel around Samui and bo phut fisherman village is just right the corner.
This hotel offers a quiet relaxed location near to Bo Phut ferry to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui airport. The food at the restaurant and breakfast is excellent. I would recommend for 1 night, but not for a long stay as the beach at Bo Phut is not very good.
Great boutique hotel w/ 5 star service”
This was my favorite hotel in Thailand and I am only writing a review because they did such an outstanding job. I work for a luxury hotel in the US, so I know what great service entails. The staff at yhe Scent exceeded all of my expectations. They were very helpful and attentive, helping us navigate around the island and find things to do. The hotel itself is done in a beautiful antique colonial style. I'm not a fan of cookie cutter hotels and the Scent is definitely an original. The room was outstanding, particularly the giant bathroom. The breakfasts were excellent. The lamb chops at dinner were top notch. Everything from start to finish was wonderful. Thank you for the stay.
Wish we could have stayed longer!”
One of our favourite Hotels of our whole Thailand trip. The room was beautiful, especially the bathroom and bed. It had everything we needed and it was so great waking up and having breakfast on the beach. The food was also fantastic. Although we weren't sure of the location when we first arrived as it was not near any restaurants or sights and it was more expensive in taxis 400THB each way (compared to mainland not compared to the U.K.) to get around. As we hadn't visited koh samui before we went into town to see what it had to offer but we're very happy that our hotel was nowhere near the main strip as it was not very nice. Think Magaluf. We wished we'd never left the hotel! Perfect for couples for a romantic trip, not ideal location if you want to be close to all the bars/ cabaret /clubs. But it IS only a short taxi to that madness so I would still recommend staying there!
Dear Myamoi, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay very much. Your appreciation will be shared with our team members .It will be of great encouragement, as we continue to strive towards service levels which our guests will come away with positive impressions and your are very welcome for any suggestion for an improvement. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram. Looking Forward to welcome you back very soon. Kind Regards, The Scent Team
going back in times”
the scent hotel has welcomed us to the beach front suite with beautiful honeymooner's touch on their own initiative with complimentary champagne and petals strewn with petal infused bath tub ready...they also prepared my lotus bouquet beautifully which i requested for wedding photoshoot. The service is great. The place rings eloquently of the by gone luxuries. They have also provided complimentary transport to hospital for us. Really appreciate it. The staff are attentive and initiated but not intrusive. Housekeeping nicks even turn my bouquet of lotus beautifully petal by petal and it made my day. Beautiful touches like swan and bunny towel arts and daily supper snacks are wonderful.Thanks to the team for our beautiful memories. Dining is very expensive but good. Wished there is more choice of menu across variety of price range like local noodles and pastas rather than all seafood and meats because there is only so much one could take so we end up having to travel to eat. Spa massage is good but spa area is small and ambience needs to improve as it smelled musty. Highly recommended place for relaxation.
Amazing boutique hotel”
Amazing hotels , we love it at first sight , the moment you open the hotel's door , you will have the feeling you have travelled to old times by time machines , the decoration of our room is Chinese , pantings of small foot lady with dress in Qin dynasty and woodrobes with beautiful sculptures. They paid attention to each details , it's perfectly illustrating the atmosphere of that time in china , the bed is very comfortable, and the staffs in is hotel is very helpful To be very honest ,koh samui proved not so interest , we do not like it , but the stay in this hotel make up. For this disappointment a little bit
A secret place!”
it was such a good value for money. the hotel staff was always there, arranged everything that we asked for! not a great dvd collection! great view from the pool side! it was a really good choice, for a five star boutique with a great price! near main pier and main beaches. its recommended to rent a scooter while there, in order to get around samui, otherwise stay at the hotel and enjoy the scent in the air! it smells very good everywhere!!!!
A great choice for Samui away from Chaweng's mess”
The Scent hotle is a unique property. As soon as you step in you feel transported in anther world... it's like being in a different time. Very peaceful and pleasing environment. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and the bathrooms are huge and somptuous. The GM/ chef is very nice and attentive to all the guests. The food is excellent and they would do anything to accomodate your needs. All the staff is so nice it's amazing! We've received the best service in our entire trip through Thailand and we've only stayed at some of the best hotels in every place we went to. Location is excellent. Very nice and quiet beach, yet very close to the airport and more populated areas if you look for a crowd. But after we took a quick tour in Chaweng on one of our envenings, coming back to the Scent hotel was like coming back to paradise! This is definitely a place we miss a lot and we look forward to coming again ASAP!
Excelient hotel ”
I love this hotel, not only the helpful and friendly staff, but also the environment and the atmosphere. The decoration of the hotel make you feel like living in your own home. The lovely swimming pool and the beach let you feel so relaxing. If I visit Koh Samui again, I am sure I will stay in this hotel again. I stronly recommend this hotel to those who is looking for a relaxing vocation in Koh Samui.
Great location, rooms dark”
The scents they use and the icecream they greet you with are wonderful, although beware that the mosquitoes are also attracted to the smells, so keep room doors and windows closed at all times if you want a good nights sleep. The food is well worth hanging around for, but nothing is far in Koh Samui so try the Cliff and Dr Frogs for something different and the Shack in Fisherman's Village is good for steaks.
Small boutique hotel with excellent service”
i have an enjoyable stay with this hotel. i planned my proposal for my girlfriend at this hotel and all the request that i made beforehand with the executive manager were all carried out accordingly. they assisted me in arranging all the decorations and flowers which made my proposal went smoothly throughout the process. when i am down with food poison, the manager knew about it through one of their receptionist and suggested to my fiancé to serve the breakfast to our room. i will definitely come back to stay at this hotel when i come back to koh samui.
Delightful In Every Way”
I arrived at this gorgeous aroma caught my attention which I followed through an unassuming door way to this secret treasure at the waters edge. When I walked into The Scent Hotel I was greeted by two attentive smiles, a cold cloth and welcome drink. Shortly after this I was taken up to my room and noticed it wasn't the room that I had booked online, mentioned it to them and they were happy to move me across to the one I had. Once I settled in to this beautiful tranquil space I was able to unwind and take them up on their 2 for 1 massage offer, of which I enjoyed a 2hr massage to melt me into relaxation before my slipper tub bath over looking the beach, then making my way to bed. The room was perfect in every way and a exactly what I needed to complete my trip. In the morning I was able to choose from selection of delicious breakfast options. Overall I would say this is a lovely hotel. A great place to stay if you are looking for something extra special in every way.
Dear Kyla, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay very much. Your appreciation will be shared with our team members .It will be of great encouragement, as we continue to strive towards service levels which our guests will come away with positive impressions and your are very welcome for any suggestion for an improvement. Please keep in touch with us on facebook and instragram. Looking Forward to welcome you back very soon. Kind Regards, The Scent Team
A hidden gem, understated luxury at its best”
We truly loved our room - gorgeous view with enough privacy for others not to look directly into our room. We loved the layout as well, and the scent… the scent most wondrously soothing to your soul, and that lingers onto your clothes. I truly agree with its name, "The Scent Hotel". And the food - breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner - an absolute delish! Even if you do not put up at this hotel, please try its food! Especially its mushroom larb, duck leg confit curry and soft shell crab sandwich! We are already planning our return to this hotel!
After the stay at The Scent Hotel”
The staff was really friendly and very kind. I booked for a beach side room for 4 adults and apparently the hotel was only capable of 3 people in the room. The good thing about the staff was that she was willing to change to 2 Seaside room even I booked for beach side room. Was a little inconvenience because I need to call Agoda for switching the room, but we were glad that the staff was kind enough for us to switch to 2 smaller rooms. The breakfast was really nice and filling. Just that the room, the washroom door had no blind or curtain on the door. The door was designed with just a glass. The hot water in the washroom was not hot as well so was a little uncomfortable. There were no toothbrush nor comb provided as what it mentioned on the booklet the hotel provided so it was a little disappointing. Other than that, everything was pretty good. As for the distance to other places in Koh Samui, I recommended to rent a car. It was not convenience to go to other places if you choose for the stay at The Scent Hotel.
Just simply lovely - Give this a chance!”
it may only be 4 stars but this little hotel is just lovely. in a great, very quiet, location, the scent is very different from all the rest of the hotels in samui. its 13 rooms are quaint and quircky; if you are looking for quiet, a nice little beach and a fantastic restaurant this is the place to be. service is great and very good value for money. there is very little to do so if you just want a couple of days peace and quiet away from the rest of the somewhat noisy samui, take yourself off to the scent. great for couples, there were no children, but if you are on your own you will be unlikely to meet anyone to help you pass your day. transfers are included but i would suggest that you would need a car - i had one - so you can get to the surrounding areas.
amazing views, tastfully design, a bit off center ”
this is a small hotel' located 5 minutes drive from bo phut on bang rak beach very quiet and romantic, not really suitable for families with small children. our stay was very pleasent, the beach is nice and secluded, but not great for swiming. and lack water sport activities. the hotel could use few more service people at the bar&restaurant but the staff is freindly and attentive. the restaurant is superb, serving great breakfast, excellent drinks and gourment thai food prices are high comparing to local restaurants but you should dine at least one evening. my overall stay was very good. few pointers: not suitable for action seekers a bit off center no massages on beach only one (very good) local restaurant on beach great design, good atmosphere, superb food
Fantastic boutique hotel right on beach”
different types of rooms but i stayed in beachfront suite with french feel from the great soft colour scheme and soft furnishings. large bathroom suite with separate shower toilet vanity then claw foot bath overlooking the beach. certainly lives up to it's name with sweet smelling potpourri ,scented oil burners and soft lighting.can't wait to return next time in samui,even if a little away from regular tourist trail but this was the best part for me. complete relaxation with beautiful afternoon tea also included as well as great breakfasts.