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Manathai Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort)
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Ranked #17 of 49 hotels in Lamai Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eardisley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One week into a two week stay and very happy with the hotel. Room in main building is excellent, large, hard bed, panelled walls (in keeping with colonial feel and look), large shower and balcony overlooking pool. Quiet end of Lamai beach and busy road links to main centre of resort but main hotel is set back so noise is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed for two nights and felt really comfortable. The rooms are amazing, really spacious, nicely designed, good view from the balcony and clean. They serve a nice breakfast including fresh fruits, bread and they also offer an egg station. The hotel has two pools, one which is opposite of the hotel near the ocean. The beach is not very... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the resort. The breakfast is buffet style with fresh made omelettes, full fruit selections, yoghurt and muesli with nuts and seeds and toast/pastries. Perfect. The room was beautiful and felt like a cottage retreat. The bed was very firm, but that didn't take away from the nights rest. There are many restaurants close by (walking... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I wasn't sure what I'd make of Samui and initially booked a night here thinking we would prefer one of the other islands. We ended up coming back for three more and it was our favourite hotel in Thailand. If you want a quiet place to relax, unwind and sunbathe by the beach or pool I couldn't think of a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

stayed for 10 nights. was excellent value for the price we payed. good clean rooms, nice pools,breakfast is a rely good spread. everything you could want really. it is a big complex which i don't usually like but it works well here. good restaurant by the beach with decent prices for a resort. would stay again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We arrived here to spend four days here before moving on to Koh Pangan. As a whole we weren't really keen on Samui, at least what we saw of it. The hotel however was lovely. Friendly staff and a lovely reception area. The rooms are lovely i n a colonial style. They're a little worn around the edges, there was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Returning to Buddy’s (or its new name!) is always like coming home for my wife and I as we have an annual trip to Samui for a cleanse at Spa Samui (well, my wife does – I don’t!) and it is amazing there, admittedly not the best beach but so incredibly chilled and amazing restaurant so well worth a visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had an enjoyable stay during our brief (3 night) stay at Buddy Oriental. The staff were outstanding and helped us book many boat trips and taxis in to town. The room had charming wooden decor and was spotlessly clean. The hotel benefits from two pools. The internal pool is smaller but comfortable and perfect for chilling out in the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I wanted to commend the hotel on their prompt attention to an erroneous credit card charge that was not noticed till we got home. We enjoyed our stay at the Buddy Oriental. The rooms were full of character, a simply amazing breakfast included and a lovely pool by the ocean. Yes, the traffic was there, but two walking guards were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in January of 2014. I was attracted to the place based on the pictures of the pool area, rooms and beach. Well the rooms were nice enough however the nicest pool is across a busy street from the hotel and quite close to the road. Cars and trucks are going by constantly so it's... More

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Address: 173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
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Hotel Class:4 star — Manathai Resort 4*
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Buddy Samui Boutique Koh
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Manathai Resort Koh Samui creates the ambiance of cultured elegance and dreamy nostalgia as it welcomes guests. It combines the truly unique concept of both Colonial style luxury and tropical seaside resort. Revive images of living by the sea in olden times, when life is slow and peaceful and dwellings are airy against the backdrop of quiet sea. A stay at this residence is such a happy combination of the old and new as one comes to experience the joys of the beach in the world today and the sentimental yearning for a return to the past as craved by many. Distinctively the best of both worlds can only happen at Manathai Resort Koh Samui, on the beautiful beach of Lamai, Koh Samui. ... more   less 
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