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Maryoo Hotel
Ranked #93 of 185 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 29, 2011

We booked 4 nights at Maryoo and stayed for less that 24 hours.
Unfortunately my partner and I (in out early 20's) had just come from 7 days at Kandaburi Resort and Spa which we loved.
On arriving at Maryoo we felt like we were in ghost town, barely any staff members and no other guests that we could see. It took a long time to process our check in, we paid upfront and they took my printed off asiarooms "booking confirmation" email as proof of booking. (most places had their own records and I found this very strange)

Nevertheless we were determined to give the place a chance. We went to our room and discovered red ants crawling on the floor, spiders and mosquitos. Putting it down to bad luck we said nothing and went for a walk to look for a restaurant. There is nothing in walking distance of Maryoo. Instead, we asked the hotel if they had a restaurant. The lady behind the bar knew no english and asked the man who had checked us in to help us. He said that there was a restaurant but their cook (their one and only cook) had gone to the market. As a last resort we hired the hotel's scooter (their one and only scooter) and found a nice hub of restaurants 8 - 10minutes scooter ride North of Maryoo.

When we returned from lunch we found the red ants all over our room and biting our feet, we told the man at reception and he moved us to a room with a decidedly less nice view but at least it was bug free-ish.

The pool looked nice but it rained that afternoon so we stayed inside. For dinner we hopped on the scooter again and went to the same street of restaurants. That night was fine, the rooms are furnished very nicely and the views of the ocean are very pleasant.
The next morning we went to have breakfast. There was 4 or 5 choices of 'breakfast sets' on the menu. My boyfriend and I chose different options and were dissatisfied with both. At the bottom of the menu it said you could also have Tea, Coffee or Orange Juice. We asked for 2 orange juices. 10 minutes later the chef returned and pointed to that section of the menu and told us that they didn't have those things. When we said "Orange juice?" he said "Yes we have Orange Juice".... so he came back with two small glasses of it. At the end of breakfast we were asked if we wanted tea or coffee..... ... ... ... ... We were very unimpressed at this stage. We were not confident on the scooter, we were near a beach but could not find any access without walking through another resort and the hotel was not walking distance to anything.

One thing I will say for Maryoo is that they have good free wi-fi which not all resorts offer.

So, if you don't mind riding a scooter everywhere then there is nothing exceptionally terrible about Maryoo except the breakfast and the atmosphere of a haunted house.
The rooms are lovely if you're lucky enough to score one without bugs and one out of the three staff speak english quite well.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

This is a brand new hotel (about one-year old) that's on a road between Chaweng Beach and Fisherman's Village. We paid $45 U.S. a night through Agoda.com, and after two days were upgraded (at our request) to an ocean-view room, since the hotel was quiet and we extended our stay another four days. The pool area is nice, clean and hip. But, if you stay at Maryoo, spend a little of the money you will be saving on scooters. We paid 120 Baht a day for scooters which gave us complete flexibility. The hotel allso has FREE internet and breakfast. Some hotels are still charging for wireless. A real nice hotel and a great value. Also know the hotel is NOT on a beach, but we used our scooters to go wherever we wanted, and spent a couple of days at the beach/pool of other hotels charging 4 x more. We just had lunch and a few drinks at the other facilities.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank otis1978
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

My wife and I arrived in Samui for our honeymoon (after 2 days in Bangkok) on Monday 25th April 2011, just 3 ish weeks after the flood. We had contacted the hotel earlier and were assured all was back to normal.
We checked in late afternoon and noticed the hotel was quiet and the pool empty. We asked and were told there had been cancellations due to the flooding.
I can honestly say that the hotel is the best value of anywhere I have stayed in the world. We have a sea view room, which is large, containing bed, sofa, LCD tv, fridge, kitchen area, air con ( that works very well indeed) balcony with sea view and bathroom with sink, walk in shower and wc. The pool is amazing and due to others cancelling, we have had it to ourselves for 6 days now and there are no new guests due until next week (we leave Wednesday). The service has been attentive and friendly at all times, and whereas a previous reviewer stated unstandjng of English being an issue a) we have not had any problems, and b) you are in Thailand! Breakfast is good with a menu to choose from, an English type breakfast, omlettes, scrambled eggs, toast or muesli. All ate served with tea or coffee, plus juice and fresh fruit, so no complaints there.
Now onto location, the hotel is located almost midway between busy Chaweng and the Fishermans Village in Bo Phut, approx 8 mins from former and 12 from latter in taxi or songchaew. Whereas this may not seem ideal, visiting both places is cheap as you are halfway between them and secondly, a hotel of this standard on a beach in either resort would cost 200%+ of the price.
We have walked to the road each day and hailed a songchaew to Chaweng for 50 Baht each (£1.00) with the return being the same. A taxi will be around 300 baht, but not as fun!
Bo Phut is approx 100 baht each for a songchaew, with a taxi around 400 baht.
For beaches, we found Chaweng too busy and touristy, with Bo Phut the sand too course. Luckily, the hotels just up the road from Chong Mon Beach, which is quieter, but still has shops and beach bars (2) which offer free sun loungers if you buy a drink or food (in Chaweng they were 100 baht each). The seals calmer in Chong mon and shallower too, so ideal for kids. It's the nearest to the Maryoo also as only 4 minutes from the hotel.
Finally, the hotel offer a free shuttlebus, one way only, to Chaweng at 14.00 and 20.00 daily.
I will post pics when I get home, as sitting by the pool in the sun (using free hotel wifi)
I should not need to say it, but all is well on the island. We have noticed nothing since we have been here, unless you include 3 or 4 shops being refurbished in the southern part of Chaweng. Please visit samui and do not cancel your trip. The people are lovely, the food everywhere has been amazing and the weather, GORGEOUS!!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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1  Thank MattEynon
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

New hotel with clean, spacious rooms and well-maintained general areas. Specially the pool area with jacuzzi was great.

But the staff.... Smiling and nodding, yes but actually understanding or being efficient, no.
In a restaurant we asked for a cold beer, got a coke. Asked for ketchup, the waiter said yes, smiling and nodding but never brought the ketchup. Asked for a certain kind of whisky, after 20 minutes of waiting the waiter came to us and said that it was finished.
As for the breakfast, there was basically nothing to eat simply because the staff (only one waiter) couldn't refill the breakfast items fast enough. When checking in, it took ages to get the room key even though there were 3 people eyeing our booking confirmations.

Even though all this is sort of normal in Thailand, it was somehow especially annoying here. Maybe the staff was new and not well trained but nevertheless with these hotel rates you should be able to receive some hospitality.

You will need a scooter in order to get around, Maryoo Hotel is basically in the middle of nowhere although not that far from Chaweng Beach. They offer a free transportation to the airport, which was nice.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Nina79
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Reviewed January 16, 2011

We booked the Maryoo about 2 hours before we arrived in samui and have nothing but praise for the place. The rooms are massive and the staff are an absolute delight. Will definitely be staying there when I return to samui.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Thank Hel1989
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

Just returned from Maryoo and god did i get a suprise, stayed 7 nights and it was amazing, Rooms are huge and comfie, staff are lovely and welcomingm some dont hav english but the oned that do make up for it,,,, it about 5 min drive to the madness of Changue...The location is very close to the airport so its also an idea stop over point...Its prob one of the best Pools i have ever stayed at also.....i would only have 2 down points....Breakfast is very very average for the money u pay and u do need a scooter to give urself freedom....im going back next year,,,,

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank KildareBen
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

We absolutely loved this place. Not only were the hotel beautiful, spotless and very cozy, the staff was AWESOME! The hotel manager personally came to talk to us and ensured that everything was like we wanted. Big thanks to the whole Maryoo staff! You guys and gals are awesome!

We only stayed for one night, because we had booked a ferry to Tao earlier, but we would definitely loved to stay many more nights here. The transportation from and to the hotel (a free shuttle bus) also worked like a charm. Hands down, this is one of the (if not THE) best hotel we've stayed in Thailand. We recommend it to absolutely everyone. Don't miss this! :-)

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Juha L
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Address: 99 / 99 Moo 2, North Chaweng Rd., Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Bophut
Price Range: $30 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maryoo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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