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Aree Beach Resort
Ranked #46 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“small rooms”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

very basic small rooms at relative high prices close to beach, no pool. Breakfast in a room in the back. To lamai centre 15 minutes walk.

Room Tip: only the beachfront is little better but more expensive
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bernd m
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

The german owner is not honest, don't pay in advance otherwise you will be trapped in that place quiet noisy and where there is a lack of privacy when all rooms are occupied, be carefull this place is not made of individual bungalows like it is said on Samui Info website. Bad experience I had to find an other place in the middle of my holiday and did not get the right refund even if I made a deal with the owner. Room rates are not great deals after checking many hotels on site; My advice just book one or two night somewhere and just look around when you get there, you will always find the place you are looking for.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oli l
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Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2010

I \ve been travelling around many different countries seeing places randing from 5star to 1star. so it is very easy for me to estimate the quality and the service just from the first sight. In Aree Beach resort, everything was organized very well: we had fresh bedset, hjotshower, and the towels every day, needless to mention, fresh fruits as well as smiles of the personnel and very thoughtful and mind-broadening converstaions with the owner, who is the German man. The location of Aree Beach Resort was also very convenient for us - not far from the cental streets of Lamai Beach yet very close to the sea vawes. We also had a wonderful stroll on the beach right to the rocks on the south west of Koh Samui. It was romantic and breathtaking. I have only the best memories of the place. Also, it is an ideal hotel for families with children. Home-like, simple, and calm resort in the central part of Lamai. Isnt that what a European traveller is looking for while on an island? ;) To make it short, I will definetely recommend my friends to stay in Aree Beach Resort in Koh Samui.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marina_Gorokhova
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Auckland, NZ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2010

it is easy to be fooled that this is a different place as named to the other reviews for "Aree Bungalow" on tripadvisor but they are one and the same place. I must say that my trip to Thailand will be remembered for the sullen sour attitude of the German owner Helmut. It seems that in reading these reviews i was not the only one to experience his "customer service" sills (or lack of it). Not returning to this place.. nor would recommend anyone stay here. All I can say in my level of German is" nicht an diesem Platz zu bleiben" which means do not stay at this place. You have been warned.
VERY Unfriendly management. Overpriced rooms. Inferior location. Helpful domestic staff. Poor trip advisor reviews which support my opinion.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank asiantravelguy
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chania01
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2009

hello, my name is claudia, I come from switzerland and staying each year, since 7 years, here at aree bungalow, beach resort.
I can just say, that this is the only place to be on Ko samui, if you like family atmohere and like to be treaed as a family member. Everybody is looking good for you, taking care of all your belonings and what ever you want. you get it.. just ask.. I came here 7 years ago, and from the first time on, I was related to this place,, I just love to stay here and the staff makes all your wishes come true. Also Aree and Helmut. the charges of the bungalow resort, are always nice and take care of all your belongings...
I can just give everybody the advice to come here and take a stay at aree bungalow resort. greetings claudia

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank chania01
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2009

I can honestly say that my room at Aree was one of the most overpriced and awful rooms I've ever stayed at in Lamai. i booked in advance and got an 'interior' room, with no sea view and one window - facing the building. It was dark, small, and at 1000B a night, well overpriced! Helmut, the German owner was not friendly, in fact he seemed stressed out and harassed most of the time. He said he'd give me a 100B discount on the room if I didn't use air-cone, but there was no way I could have stayed in that room without it! It was hot and humid, not really clean either.

The beach front rooms have a much better view (and are right on the beach), but for the price, you can get much better for much less if you look around. There are numerous places both left and right of Aree, that charge a lot less!

Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Aree Beach Resort

Property: Aree Beach Resort
Address: 170 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aree Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aree Beach Resort is situated at the northern part of the Lamai Beach.It is far away from the noise of the village center, but close enough to discover the pulsating life Lamais on foot. From the terraces of the bungalows and villas one is with few steps in the blue water. No bungalow has a distance more than 20 m from the beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Aree Beach Hotel
Aree Beach Resort Ko Samui/Lamai Beach

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