We stayed at The Library for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was everything we expected it to be. We had arranged a pick up from the ferry port and were met by a beautifully air conditioned car with a personalised folder full of information. No charge was made for the pick up which I thought was a nice touch. On arrival at the resort we were given fresh juice and sorbet while we went through the very quick and simple check in process.
We had chosen the upstairs room for added privacy and we were glad we chose to do this. The room was amazing, modern and minimal and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was beautiful with a bath full of rose petals and a large walk in shower. The room had the softest bed we have ever slept on and there is also a great flat sofa in the room. The mini bar was well stocked and there were a range of glasses. The balcony was a great size with chairs and tables.
The resort itself is sleek and sophisticated. Food is beautifully presented and breakfast had plenty of choice. Food and drink was not cheap but I wouldn't have expected it to be. The new Drink Gallery at the front of the resort has great cocktails, but the bean bags on the beach at The Page were also a great place to sit.
We enjoyed time by the pool and the little treats that were brought round, from fresh juices to bits from the menu.
The only negative, and this has been mentioned before, is the rather over zealous way some of the staff check if you are staying at the resort. I understand that for these prices they want to keep it exclusive, but one member of staff in particular was very intimidating and actually tried to body block us as we walked back from the beach. I think management need to invest in a little extra staff training on this.
However, if you are looking for a cool and calm place away from the madness of Chaweng then this is the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- The Library Hotel
- The Library Hotel Bophut
- Library Koh Samui
- Library Hotel Koh Samui
- The Library Ko Samui/Bophut
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural design, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach. Shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy, the property has now become an international icon of style and was recently recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012).The Library offers its guests a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels, and a new ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark which is set to launch by October 2012. Interspersed with age-old trees and various works of art, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture. Interiors bathed in a minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities such as 42-inch plasma screen televisions, iPod touch, and iMAC computers with high-speed Internet connection. True to the belief that a perfect holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy one good novel, guests are invited to browse through the well-curated collection of books at The Lib, which gives The Library its distinctive name. An award-winning restaurant called The Page is also open for all-day dining, and the new Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island’s most fantastic drinks. ... more less
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