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Manathai Koh Samui

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173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Maret 84310 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#18 of 56 hotels in Lamai Beach
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MANATHAI Koh Samui is an elegant sanctuary set on the serene sands of Lamai Beach. Boundless gardens create a sense of calm and space. Three restaurants give limitless dining options. Two swimming pools for floating. Accommodation options from Deluxe Rooms ,Family Rooms and Suites varing in size from 32sqm-200sqm. Kids Club, Gym, Car Parking, Free resort WIFI. A peaceful haven created for every guest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
Thai
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OllieGab wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
I feel a little bit guilty to bring up anything negative to say about this hotel but there are some areas which could be improved. The room was lovely; always cleaned to a high standard and if there was anything we needed the staff was very quick to respond and sort things out. The breakfast room is a semi open area with no air condition, which made it a bit balmy and sticky during the morning meal. Same with the reception area. There is a pub/restaurant and a Thai restaurant on the premises but no guests! This may be partly due to the corona virus effect (mid-March 2020) but the prices were quite steep. Especially the pub could have been a nice gathering point for hotel guests, either after coming back from an evening meal or perhaps on evenings when you choose to stay 'home'. To get to the pool area you have to cross a busy road; which wasn't much of a problem as friendly staff helped you across by stopping the traffic (or rather stopping you from taking any risks). The pool is of a good size and allows for some exercise swimming, if you feel that way inclined. However, there are not enough parasols to match the number of beds. The wooden sun beds around the pool are decent but the cushions are old and manky and not cleaned at night time, just folded up. This should be done under any circumstances; but especially now (corona virus). Many of the plastic sun beds on the beach are broken and cracked and not cleaned down after the day's events (nor their mattresses). The food in the pool bar is reasonable for a midday snack and complementary fresh fruit and coffees are served once a day (this may vary depending on your booking, I guess). There was also, at times, a lingering smell of sewage around the pool, towards the beach, which may, or may not, be the fault of the hotel. In short, the pool area - which is a good spot with lovely views - could be made to be so much more. There is plenty of room, inside and outside, and with a bit planning and initiative the whole area could become much more vibrant and welcoming, for instance for evening events. The pool’s closing time is officially at 7 pm but staff started to clear up, sometimes as early as 5.30, almost making you feel as if you should leave.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms with balcony means, french style balcony. Not to go out and sit on.
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Response from Siriwan Sitayotin, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Manathai Koh Samui
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Dear OllieGab, Thank you for sharing your review after your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words on the room, staff ; however, we have noted your comment regarding some of facilities are not meet your expectations which we were sorry to hear that it was the reason of your disappointment. We truly hope that you shall not allow it to mar the perception and the overall experience at Manathai Koh Samui Hotel. Once again, we thank you for bringing the issue to our attention. My team and I truly hope that you will accord us another opportunity to be of your service in the future. Sincerely, Siriwan S./General Manager
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Courtney H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Staff was welcoming and super helpful to us as it was our first time in Thailand, we were upgraded to a larger suite upon arrival and were accommodated Thai massages in our rooms. The pool facility was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants on site as well. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Apr 7, 2020
Dear N5651QQcourtneyh, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your personal experience from your recent stay with us at Manathai Koh Samui Hotel. I am very happy to read that you had wonderful experience with us. We certainly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the very near future. Sincerely, Siriwan S./General Manager
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Janette wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a Lamai Suite, which was a lovely, large, air-conditioned room but with just a Juliet balcony. The room was very clean and well equipped although the super king bed was rather hard. Clean towels, toiletries and tea and coffee were provided daily as were water and soft drinks. The breakfast was good although none of the common areas of the hotel were air-conditioned. There are two eateries in the evening but they are not well frequented and no entertainment is provided. The lovely poolside restaurant closes at 7 on, which is a shame as this would be a popular venue for guests and non-residents alike. The pool area is beautiful but there were too few parasols. The sun beds on the private beach were in a terrible state of repair and were filthy as was the beach area in general. There was also a bad drain smell in the area. No water activities were provided such as paddle boarding, kayaking, jet ski, snorkelling, speed boat trips etc despite the location being ideal. For evening entertainment it was necessary to take a taxi into Lamai town, which was only a few km away, but too hot to walk; the road was also busy and quite dangerous to walk along. The taxis don’t use their meters and therefore overcharged for the short trip, which cost 200 baht each way. The staff were friendly but it was difficult to make oneself understood in English and it was difficult understanding responses in English.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Siriwan Sitayotin, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Manathai Koh Samui
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Dear 694janette, Thank you for the review, we certainly look forward to welcoming you in Manathai Koh Samui Hotel in the very near future. Sincerely, Siriwan S./General Manager
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Allan wrote a review Mar 2020
Inverkip, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
On arrival I was greeted by smiling welcoming faces, checkin was slick and effortless. Walked to the room and shown my delightful colonial style room. I was pool facing with a balcony. The room was clean, spacious and had everything one would need. The location is just far enough from the busy central town area that you can walk along the beach to the central area. There are two pools - one within the the hotel and the other just across the road on the beach. There is a person to stop the traffic and for your to get across safely and once you are there the people will look after you. There are a couple of restaurants on site - The greedy pig - nice friendly and the Pad Thai. I stayed for 8 nights and felt safe and welcomed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: I stayed at room 320 - was great
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Response from Siriwan Sitayotin, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Manathai Koh Samui
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear campbellallan123, Greetings from Manathai Koh Samui and thank you on your encouraging and supportive review! It is great and heart-warming to read of your experience during your stay with us and we are so pleased we were able to make your holiday a memorable success. It makes all our hard work and effort worthwhile and sincere thank you on your kind words. We hope we will have the pleasure of greeting you again. Yours sincerely, Siriwan S./General Manager
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Vicky Z wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great room, super comfortable bed, lovely decor, very clean. Extremely helpful and kind staff, very efficient and friendly. Pool area is nice, and hammock on the beach is terrific. All in all a very enjoyable stay, extremely good value, and the staff could not have been better - thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Pool view room was lovely
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Response from Siriwan Sitayotin, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Manathai Koh Samui
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Dear Vicky Z, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Manathai Koh Samui Hotel. I am happy to learn that our facilities and service far exceed your expectations. Once again, thank you for recommending our hotel. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back in the very near future. Sincerely, Siriwan S./General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$53 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buddy samui boutique koh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiMaretLamai Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manathai Koh Samui
Which popular attractions are close to Manathai Koh Samui?
Nearby attractions include Escape Break Samui (0.4 miles), Lamai Sunday Nightmarket (0.6 miles), and Sanjana Armani International Suit (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manathai Koh Samui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Manathai Koh Samui?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manathai Koh Samui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Manathai Koh Samui?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manathai Koh Samui?
Conveniently located restaurants include Food Lab, Emporio caffe samui, and Kawin's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manathai Koh Samui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Manathai Koh Samui located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Lamai Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manathai Koh Samui?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Manathai Koh Samui offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Manathai Koh Samui?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Sitlaram (4.2 miles).