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“awesome hotel .... the beach in front a little dissapointing” 4 of 5 stars
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Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14/3 Moo 2 Tambon Boput, Chaweng, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 61 hotels in Chaweng
Bangalore, India
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“awesome hotel .... the beach in front a little dissapointing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the hotel property, the staff, the service... all exceptional.
the sea food buffet on the beach on thursday nights ( i think), is an amazing experience, in terms of the food, the ambience, the way the whole thing is done on the beach, just an amazing experience.
property is well spread out , with 2 beautiful pools, the breakfast menu is amazing..
all in all an exceptional experience.
the only thing for me was the beach in front of the hotel was toooooo dead... no waves... that was the only real issue for me, the rest was an awesome exerience at the resort...

Room Tip: stay in the new wing at the back, it is quieter, has a beautiful pool, seems like a private pool...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lincolnshire, UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful hotel with a great location on Chaweng beach - not too close to all the bars and restaurants, but just a few minutes leisurely walk. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. Excellent breakfast with a huge range of food to choose from. Choice of quiet pool at the back of the hotel close to the gym and spa, or a more lively pool with direct access to the beach. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel with greate, calm location. Very quicly check in process. Nice pools with lot of sunbeds, very clean surroundings and garden. All buildnings just two-three floors. Good and frienly maid service. Good breakfast. Short walk to shops and restaurants. The hotel has also very good italian restaurant. Worth visiting near the center of Chaweng beach.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is probably the best family hotel at it's level. we had a great time enjoying all facilities.

Our room was excellent, large and convenient. was a bit too close to the main road buy we didn't mined it too much. deluxe room (near the main rood).

breakfast is excellent with great verity both for adults and kids.

the hotel is a short walking distance from city center.

All in all i would warmly recommend this hotel to families, less recommended for couples .

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We last stayed at the Amari Palm Reef about 10 years ago and not much has changed. That can be good or bad, depending on your point of view!
The location is good at the quieter end of Chaweng Beach but still within an easy walk to shops and restaurants.
The hotel is split across two sides of a busy road but it worked well for us. We stayed in a deluxe room in the garden wing on the non-beach side which was a much quieter area than the beach side of the property.
Rooms haven't changed in 10 years and although now showing signs of tiredness they're very clean. Marble bathrooms are looking faded and worn and new fittings seem well overdue. But again, they're very clean.
The pool area in the garden wing is much quieter and more suited to adults only or families with toddlers. Food and beverage service in this area can be slow depending on how busy the area is.
Food at Amari is very good. Buffet breakfast provides plenty of choice and is of good quality. Breakfast is served in an upstairs dining area so climbing stairs may prove difficult for some parents with young children or older guests.
We also ate in the area around the main pool and at Prego and both were of reasonable quality and cost.
We stayed at Amari for 6 nights in a deluxe room and our deal also included breakfast each day and return airport transfers which cost us 44000 baht. We booked directly through their website to get this deal.
We really couldn't believe that things were exactly the same as 10 years ago. I know there are much newer properties available in Koh Samui but overall, whether you're a couple or a family, you'll get a well located, clean and comfortable, good value for money stay at the Amari Palm Reef.

Room Tip: Choose the Garden wing if you'd like a quieter stay.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Great combination of beach pool and access to great restaurants in town. The staff is very nice and always do the best to satisfy. The only down side is if you reserve through third parties and not direct they will accommodate you in less preferred rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Friends of mine had there wedding here so it was only fitting that we would stay her for the week.

First off I cant fault how beautiful the Amari is. The pool was lovely, It had a great location, the rooms were pretty nice and food wasn’t too bad.

I do have a few concerns. We were very fortunate enough to get a discount because our friends were having the wedding at the resort but when we looked at the prices before hand it was upwards of $300 per night. which for Thailand standards is very very expensive. Its definitely not a $300 a night resort.

the other disappointing part was the lack of service around the bar and pool. At some stages it was quicker for us to walk up to the 7/11 and get drinks and food then it was at the resort, yet there was heaps of staff walking around. it was pretty disappointing. when we did get served the beer wasn’t that cold either.

If I was asked would I recommend it I probably would but would I say there again probably not.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui

Address: 14/3 Moo 2 Tambon Boput, Chaweng, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > 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:
#1 Business Hotel in Chaweng
#3 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#3 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#5 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui 4.5*
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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