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“Beautiful location, nice cosy hotel, excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
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Lima Coco Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40/1 Moo 4 | Ao Prao, Tumbon Phe, Samed Island, Rayong 10310, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Rayong
Singapore, Singapore
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“Beautiful location, nice cosy hotel, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

Reading the reviews I was a bit doubtful booking this hotel for a weekend with friends, but I am glad I did. The price was that of a last-minute booking on a long weekend in a peak season (3600 baht including breakfast) but still the second cheapest deal we could find in Ko Samet, with the big plus of being on Ao Phrao beach which is quieter, more beautiful and chilled than Sai Kaeo, yet just a mere 15 mins (and 200 baht) away. Ko Samet is popular with both middle-high class Bangkokians, foreigners and expats, definitely not a backpackers' destination but not too posh either. The rise of Thai baht means everything is 20% more expensive than a year ago but still reasonable by Western standards if you just stay off the snazzy restaurants and design hotels.

Lima Coco and less fancy than the two other resorts on the same beach, but still nice, with a central location on the beach and spotless clean rooms and bathrooms. Towels and beach towels were provided, American breakfast is good with eggs cooked on demand, cereals, French toast, and some Thai soups and stir-fried dishes. The service was discreet but very helpful. On the flip side, some might find the rooms a bit small and a couple of beach chairs were broken. If you are not looking for the fanciest design hotel (and ready to pay for it) but want to enjoy the beauty and privacy of Ao Phrao, this is a good choice.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

We had a great time at Lima Coco. It is located in between all the 4 and 5 star hotels at the lovely Ao Prao Beach in Ko Samet. The prices are fair - especially if you compare what you pay for the other hotels on the same beach. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Our two year old daughter had a great time there. They carried her around everywhere and we had loads of peaceful dinners.
The rooms are okay. Ours was clean and quite big and we had a lovely sea view. But its not luxury... All in all: great location for an okay price and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

I booked Lima Coco to attend a friend's wedding. Arriving early, check-in wasn't possible until 13:00.
The rooms were average, clean, but the bathroom smelled of too much disinfectant.
Shower was hot and if turning down the temperature the water heater turned off suddenly, so I had to take either a hot or cold shower, definitely a major disappointment. No bathtub is available either.
A good thing was the air-condition, very quiet and cool. Bed was comfortable, a bit hard, but I personally like it better than too soft.
Apart from a small fridge with 2 bottles of water inside and a TV with Thai TV channels only there were no other amenities in the room. No Internet access in the room either, only in the restaurant/reception area.
Breakfast buffet was mainly Thai-style, nothing special but OK. Service was not impressive overall.
Ao Prao beach itself is nice, quiet and clean, really a highlight.
Overall I'd say that the hotel is overpriced for what it has to offer, but there are few alternatives on Ao Prao beach.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

I recently stayed at Lima Coco with my husband and three kids. The rooms were a bit tto simple, but the worst was the cheap toilet with only a curtain separating the shower from the toilet. No soap or hands towel were provided, and only when we asked the brought us some hands soap for the sink.
The service of the hotel wasn't much better, most of the waiters pulled long faces for every single request, and they didn't bother to clean up the drinks at the beach area from the day before, even though they didn't seem to be very busy.
The only positive thing is the location, Ao Prao beach is very good, and the food at lunch time (was simple and good). We will definitely not be back!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2010

Get this. Koh samed is small and most of the beaches and resorts lie on the east side of the island. However the west coast which is where this hotel is located is cleaner, more private and upscale, and definately worth the extra bahts.However if u are looking for visiting pubs and restaurants in the evening you will need to get a 10 minute tuk-tuk(100 baht a head) to the other side. There are none on the west coast except those at the three hotels here.
Since the hotel is located in a bay, the beach is small but adequte and very shallow, therefore safe for swimming especially for small children. Invest in a speed boat from the main pier to get to the island, well worth it.
The hotel is built on a hill...
We initially booked a room with a sea view but since this was way up on the hill, we later changed to a seaside cottage closer to the beach and more accessible.
Service was very good, the usual expected smiling and warm thai hospitality that somehow is now missing in cities like Bankok. Food in the restaurant is slightly pricey by Thai standards but good. We had a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

Having had a bad experience in finding decent accommodation on Koh Samet island in the past , we decided to reserve what appeared to be a more up market resort , It certainly was in terms of price and they demand payment up front so you cannot check out in advance! The hotel is set on a quiet beach, very pretty away from the other beaches on the island. This is the problem, you are stuck on the beach and have to eat and drink at the restaurant belonging to the resort, double the price of other restaurants and bars on the island. The only other alternative is to rent a moterbike from the resort also double the usual rental prices or take a taxi which is exorbitant! The taxi drivers and the hotels on the beach have clearly an agreement to not let the tourist off the resort. For the prices the rooms are very average, although clean, staff also pretty nonchalent. ,On the other side of the island much more accessible there are plenty of beautiful white sandy beaches and efforts have been made to improve the standard of lodging we will definitely stay there next time

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

First of all the beach is very small and there are not sufficient chairs for the amount of guests. Moreover staff is not very competent and not particularly nice (not the normal Thai hospitality). Breakfast is very poor and basic. Made me wonder if I was in a hotel or a camping!

Altogether a very dissapointing experience and a poor price/quality ratio.
Plenty of beautifull places in Thailand, wouldn't advice going there considering the numerous better alternatives!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40/1 Moo 4 | Ao Prao, Tumbon Phe, Samed Island, Rayong 10310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Rayong Province > Rayong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Rayong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lima Coco Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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