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Samaya Bura
Ranked #33 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Sydney
2 reviews
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“Budget accomodation, fantastic service/people.”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

My partner and myself stayed at the Samaya Bura hotel and my younger brother had his own room as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - The Food and Beverage manager is named Sunny and can be found wandering around to make sure everything is alright. The staff went above and beyond to facilitate out stay and I will be returning in March/April to be staying here again.

A couple of nights the staff relaxed as well after about 11-12pm, and we all sat outside at the bar drinking. Sunny busted out a guitar, and some other locals grabbed various instruments - impromptu live music! Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and even drove me to numerous locations without charging (I tipped, of course, so I don't know if that was 'expected' or not.)

All in all: This is a great hotel to stay at if you're on a budget. Would not hesitate to stay here again. The only downside was that the water in my room was a little low on the pressure side, but after speaking to management this was fixed quickly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Lovely hotel, clean and modern, quiet part of town, the pools was nice, easy to get everywhere from here. Good breakfast had something for everyone, good food at dinner- great yellow curry, staff great and very help, would stay there again. good for everyone, families, couple even singles. It had a spa but we didnt use it, its cheaper outside.

Room Tip: beach view rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I stayed at this hotel 4 years ago, 9 out of 10 then. Now below 4 - it hasn't aged well. there must have been a change in owner/management, last time the staff couldn't do enough to help, this time only a couple of the staff were helpful, the rest were useless!

Breakfast is poor, once the good runs out they dont refill!

We would strongly recommend new hut resturant 300yards away. Great service at great prices!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Stayed here originally as part of group tour then decided to stay on for four further nights after upgrading to ocean view room. Rooms are spacious, nice enough for $70 per night, few issues with design of bathroom and water overflow, gardens are lovely. Restaurant, bar and pool are on beachfront - food is good, plenty of choice, Happy Hour drinks, pool is clean and plenty of shade if needed. Breakfast is pretty ordinary and take care if you eat late as food has been sitting out in the heat for quite some time. Wifi only works in foyer areas which is a bit annoying. They have a good library and computers for use though. Walking distance to ATM, supermarket and other restaurants. Nice view out to fishermans boats etc and easy walk down beach to Beach Republic etc resorts. Staff are very helpful and nice. Looks like quite new. They provide a taxi service with nice aircon van 600B to airports. Good value for money.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms lovely
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Stayed 2 nights at Samaya Bura, big clean rooms, good beds and pillows, nice bathrooms. Greate pool area and good restaurant, nice breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

First things first, don't expect to swim in the sea in front of this hotel. The view is great and it looks spectacular, but it mainly serves as a harbour for small craft and is really not good for swimming. Besides that, this is really a nice hotel. We stayed in seaview rooms and the view was great, especially at sunset. Breakfast was good, and the small pool serves its purpose. The price of the food and room service is amazingly reasonable. This hotel is a good choice if you want to get value for money (very difficult in overpriced and overhyped Samui). Stay at Samaya Bura and rent a vehicle so that you can get to the one or two beaches on the island where you can swim.

Room Tip: Its worth paying a few hundred baht for the seaview, but don't bother with the pool access rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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london
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

This hotel is located convenient to local shops and spas. There are 2 pools, the one by the beach is heavily used and therefore has a sunscreen slick by 4pm, the other one is slightly bigger and is rarely used. Breakfast is very good and you can walk along the beach and choose where to eat dinner. Room was clean and good with view over the beach. Beach is not great to swim from as it shelves very slowly, but great to walk along.

Room Tip: do not book a room on the road side as the view is horrible and noisy
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Samaya Bura
Address: 171 / 4 - 9 Moo 4, T. Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly MyQ Samui)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#15 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samaya Bura 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Samaya Bura Ko Samui/Lamai Beach

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