I and my husband had a one week holiday at lamai beach from February 21-27. We chose buddy on lamai beach as we wanted a quiet beach to relax. We were slightly worried as hotel reviews on tripadvisor were quite average. But overall we had a great experience. First the positives
This hotel is quite new and has great amenities such as two swimming pools, one in the hotel and one near the beach, exercise room which we never used, many restaurants including a coffee shop, Italian, Thai, Irish pub, burger place, etc. It also boasts a fine massage and spa as well as several boutique shops. Basically you do not need to leave the hotel for anything if you don't want to. We had several meals at the Thai restaurant and the Italian restaurant. Thai restaurant is excellent and is located next to the beach. Italian restaurant is awesome and we had memorable dinners there. One time we had pizza verdure and it was out of this world. Prices for both the restaurants are quite reasonable. We did not try any other restaurants. We were once introduced to the executive chef, ms. Gina and we were very impressed by her management of the restaurants. Asst. General Manager, Mr Knock, also took good care of us. I also want to mention front desk clerk, Pim, for her efficiency and demeanor. Now the negatives
Although, the rooms are of good size, lighting in the rooms is not sufficient. There is an access to the beach across the street, but the beach is not so good. You have to walk one KM to the good part of the beach. Other than Pim, rest of the front desk staff and maid service was average. We expected excellent breakfast based on our experience with the restaurants, but it was not that great. This is not a complaint at all. We probably set a very high standard for food.
A few more tips, there is a small restaurant named Ninja Crepes about ten minute walk from the hotel. Excellent Thai food, Crepes and young coconut at very reasonable prices. Next to Ninja, we used Rey's massage everyday. My husband had a stiff neck and pinched nerve in the shoulder. Rey, the owner fixed it with one hour massage for only 500 baht. We found Rey's massage from previous tripadvisor reviews. I want to thank that person as my husband was in pain for the last three weeks.
Overall, it was an excellent trip and really enjoyed it after my husbands shoulder pain was relieved.
- Also Known As:
- Buddy Samui Boutique Koh
- Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort Koh Samui/Lamai Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort creates the ambience 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 Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort, on the beautiful beach of Lamai, Koh Samui. ... more less
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