Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buddy Boutique Hotel, Lamai

Buddy Boutique Hotel, Lamai

The Buddy hotel and surrounding complex are brand new, probably not much older than a year right now and it looks good. A few things to keep in mind though, there are no rooms on the beach and the Buddy complex is a few minutes away from Lamai 'downtown', not necessarily walking distance.

Buddy complex, including the hotel are located at the other side of the road from the beach, if you want to visit Lamai beach, you have to cross the ring road.
Having said that, due to the blending colonial-style architecture with modern comfort, Buddy Lamai Beach Hotel is an attractive new addition to the Koh Samui hotel scene. This boutique hotel promises intimate service and utmost privacy. All rooms have their own balconies and are tastefully decorated with contemporary Thai accents, while amenities include cable TVs, internet access and luxurious bathroom toiletries and breakfast is served daily.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Superior room
Junior Suite

Swimming pool at night

Beach front


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lamai Wanta Resort, Lamai

Lamai Wanta Resort, Lamai

One of the nice things about the Lamai Wanta resort is that it's smack down in the middle of Lamai downtown directly located at the ocean. All the action, bars, restaurants, banks, shops etc are within an easy walking distance on Lamai Beach road.

Each of the 74 rooms, divided over 10 bungalows and 7 small hotel buildings at this 3-star hotel have all the comforts and conveniences of home. Every room in the hotel offers guests Non Smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Desk, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (wireless). Guests will enjoy the hotel's excellent facilities and services including Laundry Service/Dry Cleaning, Restaurant, Room Service, Safety Deposit Boxes, Hotel/Airport Transfer, Tours. The hotel provides superior recreational and leisure facilities including Massage, Pool Outdoor, Garden. Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Lamai Wanta Resort.

The pool is rather small and there are a limited of sun deck chairs but all in all the hotel delivers the goods just fine or maybe even above that for a 3 star standard, budget hotel.

The breakfast is not buffet style but a set American breakfast, all add ons are extra.

All in all good value for money with an excellent location.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Booking by R24

Deluxe room

Deluxe room exterior


Swimming pool

Restaurant with view over the swimming pool and beach