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“Friendly hotel ,good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   92 / 1 Moo 2, North Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 102 Hotels in Chaweng
Chester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“Friendly hotel ,good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We enjoyed our recent stay at the hotel, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially Kate in the restaurant. We were given an upgraded plunge pool room to start but it was a little dark and a lot of mosquitos due to the water and the vegetation, so we moved up a floor into the standard room, which was lovely,much much better, with indoor bathroom and lovely airy balcony.
The grounds of the hotel were very nice,lovely sitting areas for sunset cocktails, the beach just the right size and the location of the hotel was good, a little walk down to Chaweng but far enough away from the noise and hustle & bustle.
We ate at Ocean kiss restaurant in the resort for dinner one evening, the food was delicious. Breakfast was to die for,fresh juices on arrival and the best Eggs Florentine I have ever had.
Overall a very relaxing stay in Koh Samui.

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  • 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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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear SheilaW,

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback here on TripAdvisor with us. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we have been able to find a room type matching your expectations.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have just returned from my stay at this hotel. The hotel was lovely with great rooms and very helpful and courteous staff. Almost everything was perfect about the hotel and our stay was very comfortable. However there are a couple of things that need to be looked into by the management. Firstly there is no steam bath available for the resident guests. Secondly the pool could have been a little bigger. Also the spa is very highly overpriced.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear samiragrawal,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and staying with us.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Steam baths are very rarely requested by our guests and in the tropics therefore we haven’t considered building them into our rooms. Saying that, we DO have them available in our Spa treatment rooms and would have been happy providing them for you. Unfortunately you have opted not to use the Spa, otherwise you might have seen them and would have been aware of it.

So far we also haven’t heard often that our pool is too small but will certainly consider it should it become a more frequent comment.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We loved this hotel. Beautiful location. Plenty to do outside hotel. Extremely gracious staff. Best breakfast we have experienced and we've done some travelling! Only down side was we wanted to say hi to Lars - the GM. He was out of town at time......we had read some of his responses and we liked!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Karen C,

Thank you for your wonderful review and my sincere apology that I haven’t been on property during your stay. Occasionally business is demanding me traveling to Bangkok and we must have missed each other due to that. I would have enjoyed having a chat with you. Thank you as well for the compliments on my TripAdvisor responses.

Let me know should you come again into this part of the world and we would be happy welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

First of all we would like to thank all the staff for being so friendly,attentive and making our holiday experience very special.An extra special thankyou to Yot and Pia in particular who looked after us throughout our eleven night stay.
We stayed in villa 318,lovely comfy bed,very spacious with a lovely balcony area to relax in.The villa was cleaned to a high standard daily and there really is nothing you can fault!
The ocean kiss restaurant was fantastic!We loved the breakfast buffet in particular,there is so much choice and you can never get bored with the variety!we will miss sitting in the morning sunshine overlooking the ocean..a truly beautiful start to the day!
Infinity pool very good size with good sun loungers and beds that gives it that extra luxury.The beach part is the best in comparison to the rest of chaeweng.It is kept clean and it feels very private.There are a few beach sellers that walk around but they're only trying to make a living and they did not bother us at all!I got a few nice anklets and bracelets and a lovely tablecloth as souvenirs.
We highly recommend tree tops restaurant at the hotel.We have travelled and eaten in top hotels and this restaurant would be up there too!its definitely worth an evening meal there to experience fantastic food and ambience.
The hotel is situated just 15 mins from the main town so it's easy walk or catch a taxi.The town has great shopping stalls and loads of restaurants and bars.
If you want to eat locally there is a lovely restaurant opposite hotel(extremely reasonable prices and very good food) it's next to the hair dressers and mini supermarket.
We definitely will return again as we had a truly fantastic holiday in Koh samui and without hesitation we would choose anantara lawana.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Misshannahbana,

There is very little left to be said by me rather than a great Thank You for sharing your comments with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that we succeeded providing you with a wonderful holiday experience.

We are looking forward welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Very good service and spa ... Great place for a relaxed vacation .. Hospitality is amazing ... Food is good and very close to chewang market area .. Get scooter to make commute to market cheaper ... We had the pool villa with sea view and it was breathtaking .. The infinity pool is decent size .. Very good for honeymoon

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Pompi14,

Thank you for your recent stay and sharing your positive feedback here with us on TripAdvisor.

We are all looking forward welcoming you back to Koh Samui.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Lerberget, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Me an my wife just got back from a 7 day stay at Antara Lawana. we stayed in a villa that was situated on a 2 floor giving us a little sea view and a very nice feeling being in the middle of the wilderness as the whole resort is set with beautiful trees all around. The room was a good size with a big bathroom. a huge plus for the room was the "terrace living room" it had a relaxed sofa where we spent a lot of time after the beach and after dinners.
Tree top restaurant was simply amazing! Wounderful setting and great food.
The beach is perfect if you want to have a relaxing time as it is quiet but only a small walk into Chaweng. The hotel is astonishing from the beach side with a great pool bar and restaurant. They have double bed sun chairs on the beach which are super to hang in for a full day.
Last of all I would like to mention the wounderful staff. I travel a lot in both business and pleasure and this hotel has the best kindliest staff I have ever met. Most of them speak good English and will help you with anything you need.
The vsitors to this hotel seemed to be most couples around 30-40 from Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Russia. All the guests were very relaxed and quiet.
Last of all I would like to mention the Breakfast. This is AMAZING! Me and my wife would sit for at least an hour every morning enjoying all the great dishes, fruits and coffee. They also supply you with lots of different fresh juices and special dishes every day.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear ChrisSch11,

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay that much.

The team will be excited to hear that they made such a positive difference to your stay and we are all looking forward welcoming you back hopefully very soon.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We are just getting ready to leave the hotel to go to Phuket. We have had an incredible time at the anantara.
When we got here we decided to upgrade our room to a pool villa. This is well worth doing. The villas are fantastic. Being able to jump into your own pool when you like is well worth the extra cost. As is the outside bath and shower.
There is a happy hour every day from 6-7 down at the beach bar. We loved this as we could just relax and enjoy cocktails while the sun goes down.
The staff at the hotel are all fantastic and very helpful. Especially Tanya on reception.
We hired a scooter for the 7 days we were here. Being able to get about the island when we wanted was great.
Most nights we went to chewang which is about 5 mins away on the scooter. There are loads of shops and good restaurants.
There is an amazing restaurant called cafe 69 which is absolutely incredible- so cheap and amazing food!! We ate here twice in the week! Food round the pool at the hotel is nice, quite expensive tho as they add service charge onto everything and tax.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Christurner1,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you had such a fantastic stay with us and enjoyed your Pool Villa and the service of our team.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back.

Kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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Address: 92 / 1 Moo 2, North Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#5 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#5 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the quiet, pristine northern end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers peerless luxury Koh Samui accommodation just steps away from the ocean. Watch the sun rise over Samui’s palm forested coastline. Recline in rooms and suites inspired by the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers. Experience the perfect romantic dinner for two in a setting of your choice, accompanied by the freshest international cuisine.With room sizes starting at 61 square metres, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa provides leading island resort accommodation. From the luxuriously appointed rooms and spacious Koh Samui pool villas to the resort’s communal facilities and restaurants, each guest is treated to the finest in services and amenities. Take a dip in the beachside infinity edge pool, dine in our treehouse restaurant overlooking the bay, or keep in touch with friends back home thanks to free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.While Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa’s location is quiet and tranquil, the buzz and excitement of Chaweng Beach lie just around the corner, with an array of international restaurants and local shops to take care of your every need. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Anantara Lawana Hotel Chaweng
Lawana Hotel Bophut
Lawana Resort Bophut
Anantara Lawana Resort And Spa Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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