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Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14/3 Moo 2 Tambon Boput, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

close to all 5 min walk and your into bars restaurants,food in hotel is very nice,and a great selection for breakfast also.lovely spot,very clean,freindy pool lovely relaxing on the beach,pool was nice,nice gym,nice relaxing area beside pool with cold towels,couldnt ask for much more,only take me back

Room Tip: rooms are nice any way and beside the pool
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Simon,

Thanks a lot for your nice review of the hotel, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you get your wish to return again soon :)

All the best till then,

Martin Kunzmann
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very nice hotel at the quiet end of Chaweng Beach. Chaweng is a very busy resort. Staff at the hotel very customer friendly - they could not do enough for you. Spacious rooms, very clean and facilities met all our expectations. Giant comfortable beds, lots of wardrobe and seating space. Beach bags and umbrellas available in each room for use. Hotel grounds very pleasant, with two good sized swimming pools with plenty of sun beds and clean beach towels. Beach front quite small, so need to be early to get a free sun bed here. Food and drinks in the hotel were good but a little pricey. Preigo Restaurant could definitely be recommended.

Room Tip: The hotel has rooms at both sides of the road, both with gardens and pools. We stayed over the road...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Jeanne,

Thank you very much for your review and the kind words said about the hotel and our staff. We do appreciate and it will be shared with the team. I'm happy that you enjoyed your holidays with us and hope to see you here again one day soon!

Warm regards from Samui,

Martin Kunzmann
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed here for a week to get my divers' certification with the Amari's attached dive center, Discovery. This hotel is conveniently located, with the town only a five minute walk away, and many restaurants, convenience stores and pharmacies only minutes away by foot. There are two pools, one near the beach, and one near the bungalows, and both can get very busy. Staff are generally well-trained and helpful, but there is a marked difference in the attitude of the rooms staff (reception, housekeeping) versus the F&B staff, who seem less well-trained and friendly. You have a feeling the restaurants are understaffed and this has contributed to harried servers. The rooms are tastefully appointed, although the age of the property is showing. This hotel will be ready for a refurbishment in a year or two. My main complaint is the wifi, which although free, is so slow to be unusable. Not sure if this is the hotel's fault, or the general Internet connectivity situation on Samui. There were two brownouts the week that I was there, but the hotel's generator kicked in within minutes.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear David,

Many thanks for your great review on the resort, and hope your diver's training went well and you are now a certified diver! To address the points you mentioned, firstly thank you for your comments regarding the F&B staff, which will be taken up with the Department Head for improvement. Your points concerning a refurbishment and the Wifi connection are both duly noted and are actually being addressed with renovations we are planning for next year.

Thanks again for sharing your feedback and we hope to have a chance to welcome you back again in the future.

All the best for now,

Martin Kunzmann
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This resort hotel is about as good as it gets. Maybe for the outlay of double or triple the cost, something fantasmagorical might pop up but the Amari winds the value competition hands down! We stayed in a spendidly renovated villa on the garden side of the complex and while, perhaps, not in the best position of the many units, its spaciousness, design, decor and facilitation was delightful. There is no business centre - a shortcoming for those with business obligations - but the staff were at pains to copy, scan and email documents on my behalf. The young ladies in reception are smart, happy genuinely helpful and quite lovely. The restaurant and its food and beverages are absolutely tops and the beautiful garden leads to a splendid beach that is pretty and sufficiently natural to be calming and refreshing. I much look forward to an early return. Brian Day, Australia, March, 2013

Room Tip: The renovated villas in the garden section are a delight.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Brian,

Thank you very much for the great feedback on your stay with us, it is greatly appreciated! It will be my pleasure to share it with our team, and we look forward to welcoming you you back again soon!

Best wishes from Samui,

Martin Kunzmann
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San Jose, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The location is great, pool is kool, the beach is very nice. The food is good and the atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed. Plus you can walk to many outside restaraunts. If you are looking for a quiet resort time with minimal fuss this is the place. Other options like Maldives etc are better but pricier. You go here just to lie on the deck chair and walk on the beach, and do nothing but chill.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Pvasa,

Thanks a lot for your nice review of your stay here with us. It's very flattering to be compared to Bora Bora :)

Glad to hear that you could maximise your chill time, very easy to do here! We hope to welcome you back another time for more of the same.

Best wishes from Samui,

Martin Kunzmann
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Our first to koh samui and we couldn't have picked a better hotel.located on the beach in a quieter area of Chaweng it is truly an oasis of calm.hotel is split into 2 parts.reception,breakfast restaurant and a few rooms on beach side along with a large pool.across the road another accommodation area consisting of 2 storey wooden chalets.we stayed in the top floor of one and it was beautiful.hard wood floors and fully plastered walls inside,very spacious with sitting area,refrigerator and separate loo and shower area.also good size terrace.in this area is also a further good size pool surrounded by beautiful gardens.if you are thinking about a vacation here look no further,it's a great hotel

Room Tip: Request a second floor room across the road.such a calm and peaceful setting
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Trev,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a nice review following your stay with us. We're very happy to hear that you were pleased with your hotel choice, and that your island days were enjoyed. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Koh Samui!

All the best,

Martin Kunzmann
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

we were on holiday in february and decided to stay at the amari which turned out to be a very
good choice,there was a welcoming smile from all the staff no matter where you were in the resort
and nothing was too much trouble.the food was excellent and so was the service,the hotel was well situated for all the shops, markets,restaurants,and bars if did want to venture out.we would
recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a pleasurable and relaxing holiday

Room Tip: sea view rooms should be booked early if that is what you require,our room was on the other side of...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmReefAmari, General Manager at Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Tony,

Many thanks indeed for your great feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time, and hope to welcome you back to Samui one day soon!

All the best for now,

Martin Kunzmann
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Additional Information about Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui

Address: 14/3 Moo 2 Tambon Boput, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Chaweng
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#6 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#7 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cushioned by soft white sands and sparkling waters, Amari welcomes you to one of the most idyllic islands in the Gulf of Thailand. A gem set apart from the rest of the world, Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui on Koh Samui invites you to live out your days on island time, where there is always time for another dip in the pool or another walk on the beach. Turn off your clock, enter our time zone, and let Amari take care of the rest. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui Hotel Chaweng
Amari Palm Reef Hotel
Amari Palm Reef Resort
Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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