Stayed 3 nights in a Studio room (upstairs). The room was large and comfortable--a double bed plus a sofa. Elegant and simple decor. The bathroom was amazing too.
The pool is really nice--the red color makes it quite different from regular swimming pools. The restaurant has good food and drinks, and the staff are happy to serve you while you lounge on the deck chairs. The deck chairs themselves were super comfy. The beach is very pretty and clean.
The staff was great. We were there during Loi Krathong and one of them recommended a local fair with Thai street food and games. That was some of the best food we had in Thailand.
The library has a fantastic selection of books--perfect for lounging on the beach.
If you don't want to eat at The Page, there are many restaurants and bars with great Thai food just down the road from The Library.
Breakfast wasn't included in our room tariff but it was decent and not super-expensive.
The only negative was that we spotted a cockroach in our room. Our check-in also took a while because the room was not ready but we arrived slightly earlier than expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural design, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach. Shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy, the property has now become an international icon of style and was recently recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012).The Library offers its guests a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels, and a new ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark which is set to launch by October 2012. Interspersed with age-old trees and various works of art, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture. Interiors bathed in a minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities such as 42-inch plasma screen televisions, iPod touch, and iMAC computers with high-speed Internet connection. True to the belief that a perfect holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy one good novel, guests are invited to browse through the well-curated collection of books at The Lib, which gives The Library its distinctive name. An award-winning restaurant called The Page is also open for all-day dining, and the new Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island’s most fantastic drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Library Hotel Bophut
- Library Koh Samui
- Library Hotel Koh Samui
- The Library Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand