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Manathai Koh Samui

4.0 of 5 173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort)
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had a lovely stay here, the service was absolutely brilliant and very welcoming. The hotel is part of a large complex with a tailor and a few places to eat offering 10% discount during your stay. The seafood restaurant across the road by the beach was excellent. Rooms were incredible, four poster bed with mosquito nets, balcony and large... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Emma S, Thank you for your kind words, everyone at the Buddy Oriental was delighted to receive your message. We are glad you liked the breakfast buffet in the morning. Our chefs and kitchen staff work hard to try and offer a wide selection of dishes suitable for all nationalities. You also mention you enjoyed our Chom Lay Seafood... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Buddy resort is a fantastic hotel, the staff are friendly and helpful. The facilities, restaurants ect are all very handy and excellent. The only small problem is crossing the road to the beach and beach pool can be a bit scary but they now have dedicated security to stop traffic. It is at the quiet end of Lamai beach... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Shergar2013, Thank you for staying with us and enjoying all that we have to offer here at our resort. Each of our rooms are individually decorated in a traditional colonial style which perfectly offsets the character of our promenade. Part of the charm of this hotel is that we are setback from the main tourist areas, but close enough... More 

Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

we stayed at the Buddy Oriental for five nights. Room was very nice, had a balcony overlooking the pool. At the other end of the street is the second pool overlooking the sea. We didn't had breakfast at the hotel but went to the Beer's house on the right site when you walk towards the beach. Well enough food and... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Gaby74_13, Thank you for taking the time to share some of your experiences from your recent stay at the Buddy Oriental, on Koh Samui We really appreciate all guest feedback as this helps our hotel continue to improve and enhance the service provided for all our future guest's. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our resort and we... More 

norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights, the hotel is in lamai, pretty far away from chaweng, but of course not every one wants to be close chaweng :) The hotel is just average, it needs to be updated. Our hotel room was ok and clean. We had a little balcony. The breakfast was nothing particular. You will need to cross the... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Rikkasii, Thank you for choosing to stay at our resort on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. We were sorry to read you did not overly enjoy your stay at our hotel. As you mention in your review we are located about 25 minutes away from the larger island town of Chaweng. From the guest feedback we have received... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great value for money. The rooms are nice and cleaned very well. When checking the bed linen etc everything was spotless as was the bathroom. The breakfast was brilliant and the hotel had two pools. The hotel has many shops and other facilities like a gym which are all very useful. If using the shops and you are a hotel... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Hema S, Thank you for choosing to stay at our resort, just outside of the major island town of Lamai. We really appreciate your kind words and were delighted to read you felt our hotel represented such great value for money. It is also good to know you were able to make use of some of the many facilities... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We spent three nights and found it a good location to base from to see Samui. nice having a few shops just out the front door and staff were great. Used hotel to book a scooter for a few days and was very hassle free. Floor boards creak and so does the four post bed which they had done up... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Martyn T, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and will pass your valuable comments onto the whole Buddy Oriental team. Everyone here is delighted that we were able to help play a part in your travel experiences for your... More 

Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our stay in Buddy Oriental was average. Rooms are nice and all have mosquito nets, which was perfect. Beds were really hard and I was waking up every morning with pains in my back. This hotel is not on the beach, but there is main road in between. They have 2 pools one on the beach and one in the... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Flyaway258l, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review of your recent holiday to Thailand. We were pleased to read you enjoyed your time at our resort and made the most of our many different facilities. Your Trip Advisor comments have been sent to our whole management team who will work with each team to... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed with this hotel for a week during mid August and found the hotel and its surroundings quite nice. Everything was clean and well kept, the rooms were fantastic and the breakfast had great selection. We also loved the fact that the resort contained some nice restaurants and bars on its grounds and a very useful mini-mart that opens... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Phill D Thrill, Thank you for choosing the Buddy Oriental and for taking the time to write a review of your stay here on Trip Advisor. Thank you for your kind words about the cleanliness of our hotel rooms and the selection of food available for our breakfast buffet. Our hotel has 4 main restaurants in the Buddy promenade... More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed one night in Junior Suite. Room is huge = 1 king size bed w. TV and 1 study room with some books plus another flat TV and 2 small balcony with pretty bougainvillea flowers. Bathroom comes with a bathtub as well as shower area. For meals, beside eating in the hotel area which offer quite affordable food in... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Miracle Mand, Thank you for your pleasant Trip Advisor review of your short 1 night stay at our Koh Samui hotel. Our whole team were delighted to read you were impressed by the size of the Junior Suite and liked all the different room facilities. As you mention in your review our resort is a short walk away from... More 

USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We enjoyed our three nights at Buddy's, but I probably wouldn't have wanted to stay any longer than that. It's a nice hotel -- the rooms were clean, all the staff (that we interacted with) spoke decent English, and the breakfast buffet (6:30-10:30 AM) had a nice variety that changed every day. There's a free daily shuttle to Chaweng Beach... More 

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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Manathai Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Pteryndactyl, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Buddy Oriental on Koh Samui and for taking the time to write a review of your experiences on Trip Advisor. Our team were very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at our resort and were able to make the most of our many varied hotel facilities and restaurants.... 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 Koh Samui 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Buddy Samui Boutique Koh
Manathai Koh Samui Ko Samui/Lamai Beach
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Lamai Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Lamai Beach

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