Samui Laguna Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
arrival December 4 to December 11, 2013
the brochure published by the resort looks much more inviting than the actual property we saw. We also met a couple from Belgium , who felt the same way. Misrepresentation is the "key word" here. This property needs some capital expenditures to bring it up to snuff. It is located on the northern end of the famous " Lamai Beach " which is 5 km long, here you can take long beach walks and if you like to watch sunrises this is the place to watch them. Lamai Beach is situated in a beautiful bay and has plenty of turquoise water to swim in. We were accommodated in Room A 109 which is one of their better accommodations and is a large room, looking out to a Lagoon. We received a warm welcome by the staff. Receptionist " Eng " was very accommodating and pleasant. The furniture of the room needs updating and shows it's age, however the TV has a flat screen,and the refrigerator and AC work just great. the linen for the bed were grayish in color, same were the towels in the bathroom, all towels we received during our stay were torn on the side and some even had holes, the linen was NOT white at all in appearance. The linen used for the bed was too small to cover the mattress , therefore two smaller sheets were used to fit the King size bed, the same applies to the blankets. Our maid " Jeeb "always had a big SMILE on her face and did the best she could. The plastic chairs used at the beach for sun bathing are outdated as well and are in need of a good cleaning, most of them have black stains. To adjust the back panel, you will have a heck of a time to do so, the settings just don't fit right anymore, because these chairs have seen their best days. The wooden Beach Lounges need to be replaced as well as the plastic lounge mats. ( see pictures ). The best this resort has to offer is the direct Ocean View from the " Sunshine Restaurant " . For Breakfast you have a nice Western / Asian selection of food items , there is enough to eat. The place setting on the dining room tables just did not look appetizing to us, the straw place-mats did not look clean to us either and I wonder if you would send them to a laboratory for analysis of bacteria what kind of results would come back. The staff in the dining room are very pleasant and accommodating no doubt about it. Waitress Nudee or waiter Ngal were terrific. The massages were great, but right next to the open massage center, was a collection of garbage ( see picture ) which was never cleaned during our 7 nights stay. The BEACH was cleaned promptly each morning at 6:00 AM. If you want to have a shirt or suit custom made while you are there, visit the in-house Tailer from Bangladesh " Jam Uddin, of Samui Dress Style. He is very pleasant to do business with and he made me two " Cabana Suits " while I visited and I am most pleased with his work.
If you consider " Lamai Beach" there are better options, such as Aloha Resort, Coconut Beach, Weekender Resort, Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort and a little further north from Lamai Beach is the " Meridian" , these establishments by far are much better accommodation choices .
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- Also Known As:
- Laguna Resort
- Samui Laguna Resort Ko Samui/Lamai Beach