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The Library
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 101 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“excellent and best hotel in koh samui”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

we are italians and were looking for a nice hotel to relax but near the centre of Samui, we stayed at the Library 2 weeks for Christmas and New Year, it is absolutely the best hotel in Chaweng and i'm sure in Koh Samui!
Service : The service was perfect from the arrival to the departure ,pick up at the airport in time, best service during our stay :room service,room cleaning, pool service ,reception were all very good, after the first day the man at the pool knew which was our favourite place at the pool and we found every morning the towels ready on the big cushions with bottles of water . Also breakfast and the food at the restaurant were excellent, the spaghetti were cooked better than in Italy! There is also an interesting wine list.
Rooms : rooms are big, clean and confortable, very high tech, big bathroom and excellent shower, tv with big flat screen, computer, italian espresso machine and italian coffe.
There are also a nice Gym and library with a lot of books and DVD.
There is a nice spa outside next door to the hotel.
Location: best location in Chaweng, very central on the best and larger side of the beach, only guest could use the beautiful red pool. You enter the gate of the hotel and it seems to be in another world, very peaceful and quite ,with a lot of space, as soon as you get out you are in the middle of the busy Chaweng road with full of shops,restaurants and bars.
Summary: we travel a lot around the world and are always looking for nice hotels with atmosphere, The library has a very cool and trendy look with the friendness of Thai people, it is the first time that "minimalism" doesn't feel cold, you just feel as being in a nice home. It is a five star hotel and it is not cheap , but you will not waste your money!
I will recommend this hotel to my friends and because the service is so good i can recommend the hotel to families with childrens and couples of all ages.
I will surely come back!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone. I am a faily fussy traveler and i am very hard to please when it comes to overall quality.

I stayed in page 23 and would highly recommend the room to anyone. All rooms closer to the swimming pool area and on the same side as page 23 is better as you are away from any potential noise from the bar next door. The quality of the rooms are very modern and stylish. All of the modern features such as touch pad control for lighting, tv etc are at the side of the bed. The bed is also suprisingly comfortable.

I had spokern to a few people staying at the resort, with one person saying he had canceled his previous accomodation as it was the standard of a backpacker style but advisting the property as a 5 star resort. And another one had received food poisoning so they also moved to the Library and was very happy with the decision.
I found most local breakfast/ lunch/dinner places are faily average. I would say that after experiencing some terrible food, we then stuck to what we knew was good and that was at the Library. Although the food menu was limited, all dishes that we had were of good quality.

The location is in the centre of Chaweng beach, a plus if you dont plan on walking too far in the heat. It is also close to all of the bars however the property is set back from the main street giving the illusion that you are staying in a secluded location.

Thanks for a pleasant stay and have raved about the place to many friends and family. Wish to come back to visit in the future

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Library 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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

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