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Ammatara Pura Pool Villa
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We did a lot of research on the internet and were lucky enough to come across the Ammatara. We specifically wanted to stay at lamai Beach and couldn't of been happier with our choice. As we were travelling with my sister and her husband we decided to book the Beachfront villa for 7 nights. This villa was incredible. It was huge with 2 separate rooms and a joint kitchen and sitting area. We couldnt believe the sheer size and appointments of this villa and were very spoilt to have our own pool with views direct to the beach. If you are looking for somewhere to completely relax then this is the place - it was very special. It is situated on the nice end of Lamai beach and there are plenty of places to eat and drink on the beach close by if you wanted to go out. The food and drinks at Ammatara were very reasonably priced and delicious as well.
From the pickup from the airport to our departure we felt very spoilt.

The staff were amazing from Jason at check in to the bar and wait staff and housekeeping. Everyone was so friendly and very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. We told them we wanted to dine on the beach on our last night so they set up a beautiful table for us. The barman even made us a very special cocktail which was appreciated. On hearing he is the No 1 in Samui we asked him if he would do a fire show for us which he did. I would highly recommend the Ammatara to anyone who is looking for something unique and a little different from the run of the mill resorts. Its not every day you get treated like royalty. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We ended our holiday in KS with a four night stay at Ammatara Pura and what a great decision. From the entrance to the pool and beach front this is a beautiful property with lovely staff. The lobby as a starting point sets up the scene for your stay. We were greeted by James the manager who was helpful in all aspects. He made restaurant reservations for us, allowed a later check out and and was just pleasant in every way, this attitude carried on with all the staff.
As for the property, it is just beautiful. the suites are large, the private pool is a good size and as we stayed in a sea view villa the view was spectacular.
The suite itself has a small kitchen with a coffee and a washing machine. We made use of both. The large oval tub was filled with cool water and flower petals on our arrival. The shower is outside behind the tub area. It is under cover and we really enjoyed the open space and uniqueness of this area. You feel as if you are in your own little pagoda with the rain water falling upon you. Back in the suite the sinks on either side of the bathroom divide this area from the living area. On the right hand side is a large walk in wardrobe and the left is a seated "make up" area. It was perfect for me to do my hair, etc. with great lighting. I could actually see what I was doing. There was also a magnifying make up mirror. The bed faces the view and slider doors leading to a small balcony. with a table, chairs and drying rack. Behind the bed is a desk with your own pc. On the right side of the room is a table with two chairs and the left side a built in flat lounging area. There is also a door to the right of the sliders leading onto the balcony area above the pool, which leads to the steps down to the pool and sala. The Sala has table and chairs plus sofa seating. The perfect place for breakfast delivered to your suite. There are also two lounge chairs. Yes, the beds are hard and we have found this just about everywhere we have stayed in Thailand. At this time the king bed is made up of two mattresses, but James explained this was a temporary measure with one large mattresses on the way.
The grounds are really lovely all done in traditional Thai style. You feel as if you are staying in old Siam. The Salas at the front of the property for dining overlooking the beach are a great place for lunch or dinner. Next to the beach front salas is the bar and behind this is the properties main pool with sun loungers.
The property is really a great mix of old and new blended together. The lighting in the suite was very good and your could easily create a great atmosphere. The lights throughout the property in the evening was also lovley and gave a good vibe.Very romantic. The "public" loos were really nice and we used them just to have a look!
We had two meals, both good and at a good price point. Breakfast was made to order. You could have breakfast in your suite or in the area set up in a long dining room. We enjoyed both.
At this time there is not designated spa, but you can order in spa services and no gym. I believe they are considering a gym in the near future.
The beach in front is also very nice and enjoyable for swimming and strolling.
We had a great dinner at The Cliff, but book in advance for a balcony table and go early enough to watch the sun go down.
The property has a boutique feel and we really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to come back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

it is well beyond our expectation, the room is much bigger than we thought, absolutely beautiful just like in a fairytale palace. Easy access(from the hotel front beach) to all local restaurants.Hotel staffs are all very friendly and helpful. the swimming pool of my sea view room is good size for one to practice, we would recommend it to families with young children, romantic couples or people just want a getaway place from city life.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed in a ocean view villa. We liked the privacy and the large outdoor space. The room both indoors and out is huge. The pool is a good size, deep and large enough to swim in.

The only downsides to this hotel we could think of are as follows:

The bed is not a true king bed but two twin mattresses which are pushed together. The mattresses are very hard.

The menu at the restaurant is limited.

There is no gym.

Otherwise the hotel is excellent and I would stay there again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank msbutcher
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Ammatara Pura Pool Villas is, to jump straight to the conclusion, absolutely beautiful, and a brilliant place to stay.

We would primarily recommend it to families with young children, honeymooners, romantic couples and people who want a quiet, relaxing stay in attractive surroundings.

It is located near the southern end of the main Lamai strip, and is placed right on the beach. When you first arrive, you have to go through a little maze of very steeply inclined narrow roads, before you get to a local style archway that leads to the fairly non-descript looking entrance to the hotel. As entrance ways goes, it is very low key, with only the pagoda-like reception area looking particularly impressive. Thankfully, looks are deceiving as they saved the effort for the bits of the hotel that matter.

You don't get much chance to look at reception, though, as they take you straight to your room and perform the check-in formalities there - a brilliant idea, as it let our kids spread out and explore the rooms and facilities, lets the wife relax while it's sorted out. After a long journey, it was a very thoughtful touch.

The word hotel doesn't really fit here when describing the rooms - of which there are not that many, 26 in total I believe. We were in the garden view villas, as we needed two rooms adjacent to each other (which they guaranteed in advance following an e-mail to them), so there was no sight of the sea. However, this wasn't a problem at all, as due to all the palm trees, ferns, buildings and statues in the garden area, the view was attractive, and relatively private.

Each of the rooms has an extensive list of facilities, including
a well appointed kitchen with an electric cooking hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment (partly stocked with 'mini-bar' type contents), plus plates and cutlery for two and kitchen utensils (bottle opener, cooking knives, spatulas etc)
BIG bath with Jacuzzi function,
separate shower,
writing desk complete with a desktop PC with internet access, wi-fi, (note – no printer)
dining table for two,
LCD TV complete with a DVD player with USB connection

As you walk in through the outer door, the first thing that greets you is a tiled area which contains a large (covered) shower booth made from decorative stone with a raised area surrounded by white rounded stones that serve as the runoff. There is a patterned frosted glass door, so modesty is kept from others in your party, and the whole area itself is secluded so there is no danger of your privacy being invaded. There is also a rack for you to put wet clothes on to dry. As another reviewer has pointed out, while the location of the shower outside the entrance of the villa at first appears to be curious, the fact that you can come into the villa and go straight to the shower and leave the sand and wet clothes outside, is beautifully thought out.

The rooms themselves are very large, basically open plan (except for the kitchen and toilet) with patio style doors at the garden end that open out onto a little garden.

When you walk into the room itself, there is a large stone effect Jacuzzi / bath that would comfortably allow a couple to share. It has a shower head on a flexible hose so you can do your hair and rinse off, another nice touch. Again this is surrounded by a strip of those large white stones, so any water that goes over the side will not flood the room. A note - this bath was full of water with flower petals upon arrival, an attractive touch. While it's not a criticism, it is worth nothing that taking a bath is not something you do quickly; the bath is BIG, and takes a long while to fill - want a bath? Plan ahead.

Near the bath is the entrance to the kitchen, which is a galley style affair, wooden paneled cupboard doors and black granite work surfaces. The fridge is ideally placed at the entrance, and the washing machine is right at the end next to a sliding window that opens to the shower patio area, and the clothes rack. A sliding door closes off the kitchen from the rest of the room.

A little alcove with a table set in and a mirror on the wall is on the opposite side to the kitchen, and serves as a dressing table; power points are handily placed in the wall above the table for hair dryers etc, and there are lights set in as well.

There is a low black granite counter on each side down the middle of the room, dividing the kitchen / bathroom area from the living / sleeping / dining area. On these counters are wash-basins, one on each placed on the bath side, and topped by a mirror, with little cupboards for all your toiletries, plush toothbrush holders, soap dishes etc. Again, power sockets are sited for shavers.

Behind this is the living area, which is dominated by a large bed and bed head. The bed itself is made up of two large single mattresses with two separate duvets, so it isn't a 'proper' double bed. It is also an Asian style firm bed, which we love, but some might find too firm. The bed head is topped by a wide shelf, with separate directionable lights for each side.

The rear of the bed head is where the in-room PC is, sited on a low table next to a proper desk with a nice sized LCD monitor and mouse; the keyboard is on a pull out tray at the front of the desk. On each side are four power sockets, so anyone with needs for chargers and other electronic gizmos are well catered for.

Next to the bed on one side is a little dining area with a table set for two. This table is kept stocked with fruit. The dining area itself has some nice lighting, which can be used to give nice mood effects. On the other side of the bed is another alcove with a mattress type affair covered with cushions; we assume a third occupant could use this as a bed, certainly a child could. A walk-in closet with ample cupboard space and an electronic safe is also provided.

All the windows have wooden blind type shutters.

Finally, a chest of drawers is at the end of the room with the TV and DVD on it so that people in bed can watch.

As mentioned above, past the patio doors is your own pool and sun lounge area. The pool is a reasonable size (about 5m by 7m) is 1.4m deep all around, and has two Jacuzzi 'seats' built in with a handy table between the two; you could sit in there relaxing with drinks by your side. It is an 'infinity' type pool, which probably makes more sense for the beach and sea view villas; for the garden ones, the effect is a little lost. Two sun loungers are provided under a decorative gazebo, and exterior lights are provided for the pool, the outside of the villa and under the gazebo.

The villas are arranged in a 'U' shape around the central gardens, with the open part of the 'U' fronting to the beach. The external architecture of all the buildings and the gardens is very Thai. The gardens are well tended, with grass, palm trees with ferns growing from the trunks, flowering trees, and Thai / Burmese decorations and statues. A temple sits in the middle of the garden. The effect is very green, lush and attractive, with the added benefit that it feels private.

Two constant depth (1.4m) pools are located near the beach, near the beach bar. There is no 'wet' bar'. The pools are just about big enough to swim in, but as the sea is 20m away, it is more for lounging in. A reasonable number of loungers are next to the pools and not once in our 12 nights stay did we struggle to get free ones for the four of us. Our boys were allowed to jump and play in the pool to their hearts desire, no over-fussy rules and overbearing staff.

Between the pools and the beach are two dining areas which are essentially six individual tables under gazebos, on little islands surrounded by water lilies; the effect is thoroughly beautiful, day or night. Again, carefully thought out lighting enhances the effect. The view is an unobstructed one of the beach.

The beach in front of the hotel is nice, and sun loungers, sunshades and some gazebos are available for use. The staff will bring you towels and drinks if you ask. Again, we never struggled to get loungers for the family. Note, no sunsets over the sea here, it is on the East facing coast.

The beach bar is good, and seats about 12 people, with the very helpful staff always attentive, happy and prompt. They are also good with kids. The view from the bar is great, whichever way you are sitting. The prices are reasonable for both food and drinks, and while the range of food is not very extensive, it was perfectly adequate to cater for our needs. There is no specific children’s menu, but there are meals that most kids would be happy with, plus I’m certain you could ask for specific things if you needed to.

The breakfast is served in a rather decorative restaurant until 10:30 in the morning. It is not a hugely diverse selection, but that is reasonable considering the number of guests the hotel can hold.

The feel of the place is more 'resort' than hotel. It feels very relaxed, and actually maybe would be too quiet for certain types of people. We can imagine people between the ages of 16 to 30 finding it too quiet for their tastes, assuming they are not on honeymoon. During the day, the maximum number of people we saw at any one time was maybe ten, not including staff.

The centre of Lamai is about 500 metres away, however how you get there is not immediately obvious. Don't take a taxi, as they have to take you 5km to get you the 500m! The best way is to walk onto the beach, go 20m until the stairs to the next hotel then go up through there to the road. The hotels seem to be more than OK with this, and it is no more than a ten minute walk right to the busiest area. If you go further afield and need to get a taxi back, take a card from reception - it's new enough that some taxi drivers don't know it. We personally thought Lamai itself was a little quiet for our tastes, but that is no reflection on the Ammatara Pura.

The attention to detail is impressive here, with lots of thoughtful touches. The staff are great, and when they clean the rooms they come in packs and work quickly, so very often you come back from breakfast to find it's already been done. The rooms have lots of little details like plenty of power points, storage space, complimentary mosquito repellant, and a myriad of others. The decoration of the rooms is top quality, you never feel that corners have been cut. This isn’t one of those hotels where power is cut when you leave the room, so the aircon will keep the room cool when you are not there. Most of the lighting in the rooms is of the indirect type, so lighting is pleasant.

Downsides? Well, nowhere is perfect, but in truth it is very hard to fault the Ammatara Pura. The bed not being a proper double would be one. There are loads of light switches in the rooms, and trying to work out which one turns on what is confusing, especially as some of the switches turn on lights outside. The outside shower could do with somewhere to hang towels and things. I'm sure everyone will find some minor thing to complain about, but the fact that I struggled to think of the above says it all.

Very well recommended, we will try to get back when we can.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Great helpful staff and very nice and beautiful villas and the area looks like a thai fairytale. The staff talk English good and do all they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed 5 nights in two huge villas with private pools. My husband and me in one, and our two teenagers n the other. The girls were in heaven and loved it there.
Roger from the staff arranged our daughters 17th birthday for us and our friends on the beach at night. Nice decorated table, good food, cake with candles and an acoustic guitar player singing Happy Birthday. We couldn't have ended this summers Thailand vacation better and more relaxed. We will for sure return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

My dad had booked the hotel without even seeing any pictures of it. Once we arrived we found out that he had actually booked the wrong days, but they were able to accommodate us anyhow. Not knowing what to expect we we're brought to my room, which was ready right away. I had my own personal pool to use right at my doorstep! That made it for me!

The rooms and the rest of the amenities we're decorated very beautifully in Thai style. The staff were very friendly and we're able to help us with making changes to our travel arrangements. The beach is beautiful too. They had a great BBQ on the beach the first night we were there and the food was great.

I highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 128/75-76 M.3 T.Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Lamai Beach
Price Range: $267 - $672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ammatara Pura Pool Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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