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Chaulty Towers
Ranked #17 of 51 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Fancy the cleanliness of a five star hotel with a private pool, jacuzzi and intimate bar but the friendly atmosphere of a guest house? Do you want to be within walking distance of the night life yet actually quiet at night? We did and stayed for two weeks not wanting for it to end. Enough said and superb value for money. You just can't go wrong!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

All of the positive reviews here reflect this hidden gem. Great location, great rooms, great host.
If your viditing Lamai this is the place to book.

Room Tip: If I was booking again I would go for the room tht has the raised terrace, it gets a bit more sun an...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Very nice little hotel with magnificent management. Steve is always happy to give advice, or to take you to town. We used the pooltable every day and had a good time despite the bad weather. It would be nice to have glasses at the bar, not for the bottles of Singha but for the orange juice...

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

If visiting lamai steve is the man to stay with, his home is really clean and beautiful and has everything you need for your stay swimming pool, jacuzzi, BAR, pool table, hot water. beautiful surroundings. Everyone has to go out and have a drink with him and play pool or go to see his band. Really good place to relax outside of town but if you need a lift steve is always available to bring you in. really nice guesthouse and really nice family hope to stay with him again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

As backpackers our stay at Chaulty Towers was a lovely Christmas treat. For what we paid we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the room and the service provided by Steve and his family. We have slightly marked down on location because it is 10 minutes walk from the beach but this did not really affect us because Steve gave us lifts everytime they were needed. I would definately stay here again and have recommended it to my best friends who are visiting Koh Samui later this year. Steve provides great information and tips about things to do on the island. Also we wanted to rent a moped but were apprehensive about it because of stories we had heard about scams etc but when we spoke to Steve about it he organised it through a company he knew and trusted and we had no problems whatsoever, this gave us a lot of freedom to explore the island and I would definately recommend this. Steve also arranged our travel to Koh Phangan which was brilliant because it allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves instead of going to travel agencies to try and plan, he also arranged the boat and taxi for a very good price.
Altogether we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we visit Koh Samui again we will definately stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Upon Arrival by minibus Steve met us at the bottom of his road as the minibus wouldn't take us off the main road and drove us the minute or so up to the hotel. He explained he was playing with his band that night and that the place also put on a bbq so we chucked our bags in our room and joined Steve and another English couple for the night. Steve drove us all there and the bbq as recommended was very good. Steve's band were good and we had a good night with our new friends. When we got back and had a proper look at our room we were happy with it, a fridge, a/c, t.v and dvd, and room and bathroom clean. We are backpacking and it served us well as our treat and step up from what we are used to over Xmas. Went to Xmas dinner with Steve and a friend too which was nice of him to invite us. He will show you the sights off the town and help with any transport arrangements or hire. A very good stay in all.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Wonder place, incredible hospitality, very comfortable rooms, built in tour guide and host. fabulous food. highly recommend. not to be missed in koh samui.
wow did i luck out to stay at the chaulty towers. it was sheer serendipity to find this extremely comfortable, and very affordable, small and very accomodating guest house in koh samui. beautiful pool and bar. the owner, steve, took us personally to some amazing places around town, and was the consummate host. the food was custom and quite good. i had a spacious room with all the amenities, for a price i loved, and would be happy to stay there much longer. there was even a table/desk area, overlooking the azure pool, where i was able to work on my computer when not running around. not for those wanting a large, impersonal hotel, but for an amicable and personalized stay, this is absolutely wonderful. better than any tour around, though he will also help you with those if you like as well.
Nightlife Tip : Don't turn a chance to go with Steve, the host, anywhere he is willing to drive you, which he usually is. Whether it is bar hopping, out for dinner at the the Shamrock Restaurant (great Irish bar), or to Chewang for one of extraordinary "lady boy" cabaret shows.I ended up staying for a longer time since I liked it here so much.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great and face or overlook the pool. The ones on the main side have a seating area...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Chaulty Towers

Address: 149 / 31 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lamai Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range: $22 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chaulty Towers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small villa style hotel, husband (UK) and wife (Thai) owned and managed. Visitors arrive as guests and leave as friends and often return several times every year. Don't be fooled by our low price, our rooms are of a higher standard than some much more expensive hotels and resorts. Enjoy a cold beer at the pools edge, we also have BBQs every week. ... more   less 
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Chaulty Towers Ko Samui/Lamai Beach

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