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Grand Thai House Resort
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“Thai House Beach Resort and Grand Thai House Resort are two different businesses”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I feel it is important to point out that the reviews on Trip Advisor under the heading "Thai House Beach Resort" (which is a 4.5 star resort right on Lamai beach) are wrongly intermingled with the hotel details, photos and reviews for a completely separate business called Grand Thai House Resort (which is a 3 star resort also in Lamai but 200 metres back off the beach with direct access to the beach via soi). The confusion commences with the street address on Trip Advisor which is for the Grand Thai House NOT Thai Beach House Resort; all of the "professional photos" are for Grand Thai House Resort NOT Thai Beach House; many of the travellers photos, for example a most recent photo entitled "view from top floor room (sold as a 'pool... (thecoaster, Apr 2013)" is from the room I occupied on top floor of the Grand Thai House Resort. Similarly all of the photos by (Kristofino, Jan 2013) and many others are for the Grand Thai House Resort.

So having tried to clear up the confusion between these two businesses this review is all about Grand Thai House Resort. In March 2013 I had the pleasure of spending 8 days here and I cannot recommend this hotel strongly enough. For about AUD50 per night you can have a large airconditioned room with an ocean view, a huge bathroom, breakfast with eggs cooked to order, a good-sized pool, easy access to the beach, free internet. The Manager Piak is most sympathetic to guests needs and arranged all transfers and sightseeing tours for us. I suggest taking an island tour with Mr. Por's luxury minibus service for a reasonable THB 500 p.h.

I am a frequent visit to Koh Samui and have stayed in Lamai on many occasions since 2010 in all levels of accommodation from 3 to 5 stars. I strongly recommend Lamai over Chaweng and for a budget-conscious visitor I think the Grand Thai House Resort represents the best value for money accommodation I have experienced in Samui.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights as part of a holiday in Thailand.
Note there seem to be about 3 properties that go under the thai house lisitng- I think- the thai house and grand thai house and beachfront detached bungalows.
I think there is only 1 combined listing on trip advisor- so if there are variable reviews perhaps it depends where people stayed. The thai house is described as more basic accommodation, and the grand thai house, as you’d expect, the higher standard accommodation. I stayed at the grand thai house which offers hotel accommodation with a pool.

On the plus side;
• The room had a colourful, homely feel to it
• Chose a pool view room which resulted in us getting a top floor room- great as had nice views and could just see the sea
• The grounds and view are of palm trees
• Very nice pool- level and very clean
• Good balcony

The only negative point is that the shower seemed to leak a lot of water over the bathroom floor.

Overall though, it’s a couple of mins walk to lamai beach, and a good place to stay on Samui.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

my partner and i booked this place after reading several reviews. We knew we wanted lamai beach to escape the crowds of other nearby towns but did not expect to love our stay this much. the accommodation is great. clean, tidy and a good size room. the bathroom floods a bit when you shower which is a minor flaw. our balcony over looks the pool which is fantastic and kid friendly too. the breakfast could be improved but again only a minor issue. the one thing i was dissapointed in was there was no bar. you can take beer from the mini bar in your room (40 -60 baht) though or there is a 7/11 only a 2min walk away which is where we get our beers from. despite being on the main drag there ia minimal noise and you are surrounded by great shops and restaurants. you are only a 2Min walk to the beach too. we liked it so much here we extended our stay by 3 nights....

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I stayed here for the second time recently for 6 nights (last stayed 2009) and was not disappointed. The room was a good size, huge bathroom (with big bath), free water daily, comfortable beds, room cleaned daily.

Nice outlook onto the pool and well kept garden, small verandah with chairs. The staff were friendly and helpful. Pool very clean and relaxing, plenty of pool chairs. There was a small buffet provided each morning and eggs were cooked to order. The massage was heaven!

The beach is only a 2 minute walk down the track so very handy and the hotel is very convenient to the local shops and food market. So this hotel doesn't provide tea and coffee facilities but I couldn't complain about anything really. It was quiet at night, well enough away from the noisy bars, the only noise really was fireworks occasionally going off but it wasn't an issue.

I would definitely return a third time.

Room Tip: I would recommend the ground floor rooms as you can walk directly out to the pool and garden area.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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China
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in April 2012. The rooms were pretty standard, however the shower and bathroom taps barely worked, there was also no hot water, and the bath drain was blocked. Our bedsheets were not clean, and when I told the manager she refused to believe me. Air con worked but was extremely weak.

Having travelled Thailand many times, most of the above didnt really worry me. My main issue with the hotel was the extremely rude and unwelcoming staff. In particular the senior manager (or possibly owner). She is obviously tired of all the tourists on Samui, and lets you know it. The land of smiles wasnt named after her.

I have previously travelled to Lamai roughly 10 times, staying at Golden Sands, Weekender, Marina bunglows and buddy's.

I recommend Marina bungalows, which has almost identical rooms, is beachfront and has friendly staff (although it doesnt have a pool). It is also far cheaper at around 1000 bht.

For a more upmarket experience, stay at Buddy's. It is basically the same price but you cannot compare the two hotels. Buddy's is in a different category with far superior rooms and breakfast, as well as friendly and professional staff.

I can only assume that the good reviews this hotel has is only because the reviewers dont know how much better some of the other hotels are.

Room Tip: Go to Buddy's or Marina Bungalows instead!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We have justcome back from this hotel there was a part of 7 adults - the hotel is lovely and in a great location would recommend to anyone. The staff are very friendly and the pool is lovely and clean like the rest of the hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have a pool view - some rooms have a bath and shower but all very nice. Would definately s...
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Jerh48
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

I like this hotel a lot. It doesn't try to be something it isn't. It just gets on with being a decent hotel offering great value.

The rooms are large, clean with excellent air conditioning. All of them have a balcony overlooking the pool. They all have a fridge which is well stocked and the bathrooms are more than adequate. The rooms are cleaned daily and the whole hotel is spotless.

It is fairly small, with probably no more than 30 rooms which makes it a very peaceful place - especially when you consider it's location so close to the main shopping street.

It has a decent pool which gets the sun most of the day and comfortable sun loungers with parasols to keep you shaded from the sun if needed. The staff are always on hand to bring you drinks or food to your place by the pool.

50m down the road from the hotel is Lamai Beach - a long stretch of sand that goes around the bay for probably 2 miles or more. The water is generally calm and the bars and retaurants on the beach are very good.

The hotel staff don't fuss over you, but are friendly and quite efficient - just right in my opinion.

Breakfast is included in the price and is adequate. There is a choice available but not a big choice and once you have been served, there is no option for extras (apart from drinks).

I have been here twice now and will certainly return.

Room Tip: Only a personal preference but the ones on the first floor have a bit more air i find.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Grand Thai House Resort
Address: 135 Moo 3 | Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #22 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Lamai Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Thai House Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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