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The Library

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Bratton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful hotel, fabulous design and the most delicious breakfasts you can imagine. I booked this hotel through mrandmrssmith website in the UK. Unfortunately they didn't mention the building works next door, which was a great shame. The Library is an oasis in the slightly down market Chaweng beach road,,,, more Benidorm than an exotic retreat.... So if you don't mind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived to Ko Samui and found this place wondering along the beach. Awesome spot and great view of the beach. Could of stand all night long. Great cocktail list, but pricey but worth it for the good music being played by the DJ and the chilled vibes after a long day of travelling.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't stay here but had cocktails here most nights before having dinner at various places in chaweng. Great vibe and set up throughout, very cool architecture and the massive beans bags in the beach made it a great place to enjoy the views across the bay. Will be back for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 4 nights at The Library in both a studio room and suite. If you like W hotels, you may like the Library. Clean minimalistic themes everywhere. The rooms are in stark black and white with a large light box which allows you to change the color of the room into shades of red, blue and green. However, it would... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upscale, trendy restaurant in a trendy hotel. Try to sit at an outside table to take in the view and environment outside. It is a little expensive, but delicious. The beef was amazing, and delicious drinks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our four nights stay started at the reception with a far from warm welcome: people were rather cold (very strange in Thailand), they offered us a welcome drink and a sorbet - very good idea, but they kept staring at us with an expression on their face which was explicitly saying "please hurry up". The they told us that our... More 

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear Francesca1709, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Library. Unfortunately, it sounds like our hotel did not meet your expectations in many areas and for this we deeply apologize. Your comments are taken constructively and the team will surely review the points in detail and address where possible and as needed. We do... More 

Hk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited around Koh Samui recently, so I stayed at the Library for 1 night. The room is nice, lot of space and very stylish. Same for their restaurant and swimming pool. One of the best part is closed to everything: supermarket, pharmacy, ark bar, restaurants. Very convenient. The only complaint I can have is too much mosquito and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I didn't stay at hotel.I asked if I could use facilities if I paid for it. Was told not the pool, but beach facilities provided I used the restaurant. I left my hotel, got there with my family, was told no. When I complained I was told policy and then told to enjoy my hotel.

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear Ali A, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us here at The Library, Koh Samui. We are sorry and surprised to hear that you are disappointed with your recent experience. May we ask you to send us the complete details of what you have experienced thru gsm@TheLibrray.co.th because we do not... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

In the last 2 weeks I have checked into The Library 3 separate times. I love this place so much I just keep coming back. The food is fantastic, the vibe is relaxed, beautiful pool and beach. Over our multiple stays we've got to know several of the staff members. Gerry, Arpo, Lyn, Nony, Mee, and the whole team is... More 

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear Nevindunn, Thank you so much for your 5 out of 5 star score! The whole Library team is very happy to read that you had fantastic stays with us. Thank you for the appreciations to our food, unique facilities and lastly to our team members who are always happily and willingly to serve you. By emphasizing and sharing your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We loved staying at the Library Chaweng. Not only is it close walking distance to the action, it is a lovely stretch of tranquil beach. The rooms and food are exquisite. We especially would like to mention Gerry who is head of guest services, he really made sure out stay was a comfortably and enjoyable one. we can't wait till... More 

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear phoebelatner, Greetings from The Library Team Koh Samui! Thank you very much for your "The best hotel experience in Thailand”. Always pleasure to read that our guests had an amazing time off with us. Thank you for giving us the perfect score and it means a lot to us and it keeps us more motivated to work hard and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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, an ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark and an expansive 2-Bedroom Suite. 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. 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 Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island's most fantastic drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Library

Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Price Range: $266 - $1,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Library 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
The Library Hotel Bophut
Library Koh Samui
Library Hotel Koh Samui
The Library Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
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