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“Nice and friendly hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Samui Buri Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   26 / 24 Moo 4, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand (Formerly Mercure Samui Buri Resort)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Mae Nam
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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice and friendly hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed for one week in a pool villa at Samui Buri Hotel. The hotel area was very beatiful, and it has a nice beach at the hotel. Breakfast was good, and the food in the restaurant was excellent (rather expensive, but way worth the money). I had the best massage in this hotel of all my 4 weeks stay in Thailand. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
The only disadvantage is, that AC is a bit noisy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AndrewJoana
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear AndrewJoana,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I will share your comments with the team.

We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Jesse
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife and I recently spent our honeymoon at this resort. We had a ground floor room with pool access and enjoyed our stay immensely. Our room was huge and beautifully appointed. The linen, towels & bathroom supplies were first class & so were the furnishings & fittings. We particularly liked our patio area which had a massage table as well as outdoor furniture where we could relax beside the pool. The staff were ever attentive to our needs & offered a bed turn down service every night including fresh orchids. The resort is very quiet & secluded from the main road, only a very short distance to the beach & many places close by to enjoy delicious cheap Thai & Western food. We will definitely be going back, it's the loveliest island resort we've ever discovered.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Snagpie
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Snagpie,

Thank you for fantastic review! Glad you enjoyed our Deluxe Pool Access room with patio. I will share your comments with the entire team; it will serve as great motivation!

Regards,
Jesse
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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Samui Buri is on a beautiful beach and the venue in itself has the potential of being a really good property. (although constructed in a way that gives no privacy to anyone anywhere). Alas, the place seems to be suffering from grave mismanagement. The feeling you get when walking about the property is that they have not cared to clean the place in the past couple of months. The fitness centre is outright disguisting (apart from featuring non-functioning machines). It was bad to the extent that I brought it to the attention of the resort manager, who promised prompt cleaning of the place, which two days later had not yet begun. And the children's club is a sad joke, probably put on by someone who hates children, or at least have no idea of their likings and needs.

And the restaurant! Whereas the breakfast is ok (although with extremely slow and unattentive service) and features a good eggs counter, the rest of the day they serve virtually inedible food from a minimal menue. Ou are much better off walking along the beach to one of the beach chacks that at least serve fresh food!

The service staff, especially at the restaurant, seemed to dislike both each other and their jobs. You would see them argue with one another or play with their telephones, but rarely wait on guests, or clearing tables.

This said, the room we stayed in (private villa with "pool") was pretty and well-kept. Nothing special, and with an exceptionally noicy aircon, but good enough.
And the pool area is ok. A bit unkept, like everything else in the place, but not so bad that it would trigger a poor review.

Would not recommend anyone to go and would absolutely not go back. You pay for a four+ star resort and get a three star property with a two- star service. Honestly, they do their best at ruining Koh Samui as a vacation destination!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Adfresa
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Adfresa,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about your stay. Although not the most favorable comment, we are pleased that you have taken the time nonetheless.

Your comments will be shared with the team and improvements where needed will be considered.

Thank you again,
Jesse
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We found this hotel last minute and it was an amazing deal. I can not say enough about how friendly, professional and helpful the staff were. Despite constant requests from my 2 friends and I! The staff at the pool bar went above and beyond their duties to be helpful and make us feel at home. Reception staff offered to help us with every issue and were very honest and efficient. The rooms were amazing, as was the pool and the restaurant overlooking the beautiful beach!! I can't say enough good things about this hotel. The only complaint is there is no free WiFi and it's quite expensive to buy it. But if you're there to get away from it all, then it doesn't matter!! The best hotel I've ever stayed at through all my travels!

Room Tip: We stayed in a few rooms, the ones without a plunge pool seemed bigger and more luxurious.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sarah H
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Sarah H,

Thank you for posting a review on your stay! I will share your wonderful comments with the team!

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,
Jesse
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Samui Buri for 3 days around New Years. The place is beautiful, we stayed at the villa with a private pool. The room is spacious and has lots of sun coming in. The beach is quiet and good for swimming, and the swimming pool overlooking the sea is perfect to beat the hot sun.
Breakfast was included in our stay, and the buffet breakfast did not disappoint us. The time we went was peak time, so there were lots of families with kids around. But the accomodations are placed in such a way that no noise intrudes.
Samui Buri is the perfect place for a quiet holiday and if you want to stick around at one place and enjoy the wonders of the beach. Though if you want to wander about the island, like we did, the hotel can arrange car and bikes for hire too.
For food, I would recommend the place right outside the Samui Buri (loved their Massaman beef curry) and th restaurant Mr. Poom's in the line of restaurants as you go from the hotel to the main road. hough the Thai salad I had at the hotel's restaurant was brill too.
All in all a nice place to kick back and relax in the sun.

Room Tip: Would advise to specify you don't wnat the rooms right near the pool or restaurant as it can get...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bushra1491
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Bushra1491,

Thank you for taking the time to post a great review. I really do appreciate it! I know I speak for the entire team when I say Thank You for choosing Samui Buri Beach Resort as your preferred holiday destination while on Koh Samui!

I truly hope that we will have the honor of serving you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Jesse
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Clean and spacious rooms, quiet location, perfect beach and a beautiful infinity swimming pool. Our only struggle was with room service where every time we called had to repeat few times and still would get something completely different from what was asked. Loved the room and ambience though. It is perfect if you are looking for some quiet down time .

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank mariadxb
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear mariadxb,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about your stay. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and the ambiance of the Thai style room.

We hope to welcome you back to Samui Buri Beach Resort in the near future.

Regards,
Jesse
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We booked via agoda ... Something to be said about the pictures they show ..but that can wait.

The hotel is well laid out .. The rooms are spacious .. And the pool is delicious .. Love the views ... And the drinks by the pool are great.The staff at the pool bar k.pong and his group are very good and promptly turn out a great drink.

The pool is deep ..so not the best for kids or non swimmers.

Hotel has a gym ..which could be better equipped .. Which brings me to the agoda pictures.
We booked a pool villa ..and the pictures show a big pool and very done up rooms .. In reality the pool is just a small plunge .. And not cleaned every day. The hotel is very old ..and tired they could do with a makeover for the price they charge. The floor boards need polishing, the upholstery needs to be done up...and gym equipment needs to be replaced.

The positives do outweigh all the above ... Staff is courteous, views from the pool are stunning. Breakfast is decent. We did not eat dinner in the hotel, there are some good places close by.

You will need to hire a tuk tuk to get to other parts of the islands...we hired a car and it was quite easy to get around.

If you play golf try the Santiburi golf course ... Awesome.

Room Tip: Two types of Vilas .. Though agoda shows just one .. Ask for the deluxe pool villas, make sure the r...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank 007travelbug
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SamuiBuri, General Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear 007travelbug,

Thank you for taking the time to post a Trip Advisor comment about your stay at Samui Buri Beach Resort.

Your comments will be shared with our team for corrective action. I will also make sure that Pong receives praise for the positive comments you left regarding his service.

We hope to welcome you back to Samui Buri Beach Resort in the near future.

Jesse
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Property: Samui Buri Beach Resort
Address: 26 / 24 Moo 4, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand (Formerly Mercure Samui Buri Resort)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
#7 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#9 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Samui Buri Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samui Buri Beach Resort is a very charming, boutique Thai experience offering huge & unique rooms & villas, lush gardens, impressive sports & leisure facilities and a stunning scenic beach perfect to relax and unwind. The impressive infinity pool, fitness centre, kids club and Seetawaree restaurant are all located directly at the beach all with postcard views. The hotel is ideal to get away from it all yet also conveniently located for golf, excursions and to indulge the best of Southern Thailand! ... more   less 
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