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The Cottage@Samui
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Hobart, Australia
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We have stayed at The Cottage for several weeks over the last 2 years & will be going again next year. The standard fan rooms are very reasonably priced ,well equipped with fridge, cable TV, hot water, flushing toilet & kettle as well as unlimited free Wi- Fi. The rooms are clean, spacious, light & serviced daily . Cyril (the manager) & the entire staff are friendly & efficient. The restaurant is excellent & serves Thai (our favourite!) & European food. The Cottage is set in a lovely quiet tropical garden which is beautifully maintained. It is only a short walk to the beautiful beach & there are supermarkets & ATMs nearby. It is a 15 min walk to Lamai township along the beach. We highly recommend this property & we can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a very nice stay here for 4 nights. For 2 nights we splurged on the 550 baht per night room with mini-fridge and TV, but then moved to the cheaper 300 baht per night bungalow that was smaller and didn't have the TV and fridge. Both rooms were clean and comfortable to sleep in. They both had fans which worked well enough for us. The location was a bit far from the main town but you can easily walk there by way of the beach or main street. The beach was also great for swimming. Staff were also friendly.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Good location for this resort, very close to the beach (you just walk 3min and you have your feet in the water).
The rooms are nice (I tried all the categories), but the 300Bth bungalows could use a little refreshment. But it's really nothing compare the the great atmosphere in this place.
The owner is always there to give you some advice about what to do or where to go. Thanks to him for everything, by the way !
Good staff, very good food (the thaï food is maybe the best in Lamaï) and pretty garden. Well, I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Wales
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36 reviews
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This hotel was booked last minute, and I was disappointed and wouldn't stay here again. The rooms were clean, but very basic and old compared to other hotels we'd stayed in for the same price. The hotel is a few minutes walk from a gorgeous beach however so I guess it depends what you want from the holiday. The most disappointing aspect was location - it's a good 15 minute walk into Lamai for food and drinks in the evening up a very busy and badly lit road, quite dangerous but not really any other choice. There is a small restaurant at the hotel which has a limited menu and shuts early, and no atmosphere here. If I went to Lamai again to stay in a budget hotel I'd definitely choose a more central hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Never expect more than you are prepared to pay for and you will not be disappointed. However it costs nothing to smile to make people feel welcome...this was not our experience. Least friendly place we experienced during four weeks of travel in Thailand.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

I read very good reviews about the cottage samui, so I decided to go, although I saw more places in the center. The owner looked at me like a killer. I wanted a cheap room, and he told me I could get hot water just if I pay 500 baht or more. He sent a girl to show me the 300 room: tiny, no place to move, gloomy, and the worst: toilet, with no toilet seat. Disgusting. When I went back to the reception, to ask if he has more rooms, he replied, frowning: "you want just cheap, go look other places". I was amazed from his ton, and went away. Trip advisor shows that it's a cheap place, for us backpackers.

I went to the neighbor resort, just infront-"green Villa". I was welcomed with a smile, got an awesome room for 300, and you even have a little pool.

To conclude: don't go to the cottage samui, just if you like bad behavior.

  • Stayed September 2012
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cyrilthai, Gérant at The Cottage@Samui, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
These comment are very hard for my hotel.
I do not think you have poorly received, look like a killer, abuse....probably a misundersdanding with the english language.
For 300 baht at night should not be required and if you read all the comments i think that the woles is very positive.

Gallis cyril.
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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have just returned from my third visit to the cottage and i will be returning next year. The rooms are very comfortable and are kept very clean, the towels and the bedsheets are changed daily by the wonderful staff at the cottage. A 30 second walk from the cottage will get you to a lovely spot at the top end of Lamai Beach. I have only eaten snacks from the restaurant but they were ery tasty and good value...Thank You Cyril and thanks to your brilliant staff...See You Next Year...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cottage@Samui
Address: 126/11 Moo 3 | T. Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cottage@Samui 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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