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“unwelcome management”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Aree Beach Resort

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Aree Beach Resort
Ranked #47 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Auckland, NZ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“unwelcome management”
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
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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
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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chania01
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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
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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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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:
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#30 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 
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