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!
- 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