Ampha Place is a newly run hotel steps from the central parts of Maenam Beach. If you are looking for the hustle and bustle lifestyle in Koh Samui, loaded with nightclubs and shopping then Maenam probably isn't the place for you. Maenam has a smattering of small bars, restaurants, and cafes, but besides that it is extremely low key and uncrowded.
However, if you are looking for a serene retreat away from the sometimes overwhelming crowds then this is where you want to be. And Ampha Place isn't a bad place to start. The hotel rooms are nice, the air conditioning works great, the pool is clean and refreshing, and it is literally a minute walk to the beach.
I personally enjoyed Maenam Beach a lot as there were only a handful of people on the long stretches of the beach at any given time of day. Also, you can take a group taxi or rent a car for a few days to explore other parts of the island or quickly get into Chaweng or Lamai if you are looking to pick up the pace a little bit and explore different restaurants and nightlife.
The only con to be honest is that the two times I tried to use the wireless internet to check my e-mail it was painfully slow. But there's a very cheap internet cafe if you take a quick left once you get back to the main road.
Overall a splendid experience and the rooms are tremendously affordable so I will certainly consider Ampha Place if I'm back in Koh Samui in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel is located in a quiet area only 150 meters to the beautiful beach of Maenam. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, hot water shower, TV with international channels, refrigerator, safe deposit box, terrace or balcony, good quality mattress, Wi Fi internet. Bar/restaurant and swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ampha Place Hotel Ko Samui, Thailand