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“central location, beachfront” 4 of 5 stars
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Marina Villa
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   124 Moo 3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“central location, beachfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Marina is located right in the center of Lamai, walking distance to bars, restaurants. It is also beachfront and has 2 swimming pools. The bigger pool is much nicer. Rooms are clean and nice, quite value for money.

Staff is so unhelpful and some dont speak english at all. We requested a few things in the morning and could not get an answer from those morning staff. The only answer was to wait until 2pm so the manager can answer. Also they didnt change the towels frequently even after having cleaned the room, we always had to ask for it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

started when we arrived getting pushed to another nearby hotell as they say it was full eventho we had paid upfront.

thoose rooms had construction materials left over on the floors , bes was all black with dirt .

after 1 day we had our normal rooms we paid for after alot of arguing , the helpfullness is about 0 from the staff and all they can say is -im sorry eventho they sell a room even when fully booked.

restaurant at beach staff is horrible but the food is decent , pool was ok aswell .

simply stay away cause if you get into any problem here you will get NO help from this staff.

c.Larsson

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

On the whole, it was simply OK.

Position: Centre of Lamai. Lamai has defiantly become a haven for sex tourists. It a bit seedy now.

The room: big enough but because the shower was badly built it never drained & we always had a wet floor. No enclosure to shower, water went everywhere but good hot water. Walls are this so it was pretty noisy. Balcony good size, with an excellent view of the room opposite. No sea views. Good sized safe.

The pool: This was my main gripe. The concrete in the pebbledash along the edge of on of the pools has all eroded. This caused some really bad cuts & scratches on out 2 year olds skin. I mean, it's really sharp so be careful.
The small pool was only half full of water.
Water was not very clear so assume the pumps & filters were not working properly.

The beach: the beach loungers have seen much better days. Covers all split with dirty foam coming out. This part of Lamai beach is littered with plastic, glass bottles & cigarette butts. The hotel does not clean thier section of beach like others do.

The restaurant did not appeal, so we did not use it.

For a quieter family holiday, there are much better places. We really didn't want to spend any time here.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Malmo, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at this nice hotel by the beach and main street for 4 nights. Big and spaceious room and a nice balcony with a nice view. Clean and great value for money I must say. The only negative thing I can say about our room was that we were located on the third floor and there was not much preassure in the shower. The wifi worked in the lobby but in the room it was very very slow. Overall I'm very satisfied with our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at Marina Villa for 10 nights and are very satisfied. The hotel is simple but has some very nice qualities and a very good price. The location is pefect being close to the beach and to the shopping street, while at the same time not being in a too busy and loud area. Our room was very nice and had AC, refrigerator and a safe. The balcony was great with a view over both the sea and in the other direction the mountains.

The hotel garden is nice with two pools and the restaurant is ok, with a great view of the beach and sea. The hotel also provides massage right by the beach in a very beautiful setting and good price. If you miss a breakfast buffet, which Marina Villa does not have, try the nearby hotel Lamai Wanta which serves it for 250 baht.

On the negative side, the wifi didn't work great. The connection was slow and disappeared completely from time to time. Also on the third floor, there was not much pressure in the shower. And our AC had to be rebooted every now and then to keep it working. The restaurant toilet was not fresh. It didn't always have paper and the soap was diluted with water during our entire stay. The hotel could not help us make a booking over the phone to a spa. It was fine, since there were travel agencies one minute away who could do that, but you would still expect your hotel to help you with these things.

Despite the shortcomings we were overall satisfied and think we got very good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I spent 4 nights in this place with my husband and two other friends.
Clean spacious rooms. Right next to the beautiful green waters and crashing waves of the Lamai beach.
Restaurant and massage place by the beach. You could sit in the restaurant for hours reading or listening to music
Bikes available at the hotel for rent.

On the Lamai Shopping street - shoppings, restaurants, pubs, bars and department stores.
Waterfall 5km away - can take a bike - swim and shower under the waterfall
Overall an amazing place to spend 3-4 days.

Restaurants tested:
Bad food at the Italian place La Palma and wi-fi does not work
Decent food at the Mexican place next to La Palma..can't remember the name of the place.."Barrito" somthing.
Indian Restaurant - "Hot curry" or" Indian Curry" - excellent food
Food at the restaurant is not great but breakfast menu is good.
Could not find a great Thai food place on the Lamai beach but there is one on the way to the waterfall..amazing view and decent Thai food.

Room Tip: Do not take rooms on the ground floor - slightly less private
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

i have one time is 5 day per year for holidays
I never know before about to do in holidays but is here hotel is good answer to my lift style
I think for next year to come back again and then i woulde like to recomment to every body friends

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marina Villa

Address: 124 Moo 3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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