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Ammatara Pura Pool Villa
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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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“Best 5 Star Hotel I Have Ever Stayed In”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

have stayed in many 5 star hotels over the years and this one (so far) is the winner for me. Right from the start (when you arrive) you are made to feel very welcome. The place is very silent and peaceful, yet very close to the Lamai village where alternative restaurants are and of course the hotel is right on the beach. The rooms are tastefully decorated and very generously sized. The views (we had a sea view villa) are breathtaking ... But I think all of the 18 villas offer great views. The breakfast menu and selection was great too. The staff were very helpful (during our full 8 day stay) ... and I would like to personally thank the residential manager (Arijit), "Table" (Thai name Toh, bar supervisor) and Krit (food and beverage supervisor) for making our stay so special here. You could say that the location is only 95% perfect (small steep hill from Lamai village to the hotel) ... but there are 2 perfect solutions to get round this: 1) you walk 5-10 minutes along the beach and you are there (the romantic way!) or 2) The hotel runs a "tuk tuk" (open thai taxi) service where they will take you to any place in Lamai and pick you up from any place in Lamai (the convenient / lazy way). This "tuk tuk" service is 100% free of charge, and there are no waiting times as they will pick you up or drop you off at whatever time you want want them to. Now that's what I call going the extra mile. And also, I would say it is good that there is a small hill there ... as this shields the hotel from any potential noise that could be coming from Lamai village. Perfect! Get ready to be spoilt at the Ammatara hotel in Lamai, in every way immaginable. The staff will go out of their way to make your stay special. I could not fault it, even if I tried to. PS I love the different sweets they put on your bed every night - nice touch too.

Room Tip: There are only 18 (very beautiful!) villas here ... all offer very good views, private rooms and all...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arijit G, General Manager at Ammatara Pura Pool Villa, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear chsimms,
Greetings from Ammatarapura.
Thank you for such encouraging comments. I will certainly convey your appreciation to the team here. We are glad to know that we have been able to make your stay with us a memorable one.The team at Ammatarapura always crave to go an extra mile to assure every guests' comfort.
It was also our pleasure to have you as guest.
Thanks once again.
Best regards,
Arijit Ghosh
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is a beautiful place where you feel how the life in a real Thai palace is, the staff is very friendly and are always up to help you. the villa is impressive big place with swimming pool and spa perfect for a honeymoon!!
The pictures they have in the web page does no make any justice to the place, is much better!! We had an amazing honeymoon.

Room Tip: we couldn't find the gym
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

It's not even fair to call this place a hotel, it is far more than that. Ammatarra Pura is amazing, it's the perfect location, near to shops and restaurants (but no noise) and also close to the sea. It could not have been better, we will definitely be returning...and may be bringing some friends so we can show off this jewel.

The staff were very attentive, an army of them dropped in everyday to polish the window and make everything look brand new!

Food was good, swimming pool was extravagant, but well used by us, and the overall feel to the place was very special...I still can't think how we can top it, if we go somewhere else, no joke!

Room Tip: Ask for the sea view villa, we had room 305 and the one next to us also had a great view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arijit G, General Manager at Ammatara Pura Pool Villa, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Matt H,
Greetings from Ammatarapura.
Thank you for such encouraging comments. I will convey your remarks to the team here. We, the team at Ammatarapura, try our best to make our every guest's stay a memorable one.
Best regards.
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London,England
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lovely stay here on Koh Samui at Ammatara Pura. The service is friendly and lovely, staff are amazingly friendly. Put on a Christmas dinner and show as well for the guests with christmas presents as well which was a lovely personal touch.

But it's all about the rooms here. I can't even call them rooms - more like villas / mansions!!! Biggest bed I've seen facing the ocean, private outdoor pool and balcony / sitting area. Outdoor shower, jacuzzi, personal kitchen, desk with desktop PC and internet, DVD player, ipod dock this place has thought of everything!!!

Wonderful wonderful stay and amazing value for money. Would love to return one day!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were staying on Lamai beach and hadn't fixed anywhere for New Year's Eve so we walked the length of the beach looking for likely venues and finally found Ammatara. It is a stunning hotel in detail and an amazing venue. A special thanks to Jason who sorted out our last minute restaurant reservation including gluten free dishes on probably the busiest night of the year. The food quality was excellent, the meal was half the price other venues, the drinks flowed quickly and easily and the service was great. Due to the rain we switched tables three times and ended up on the beach and yet the staff still knew who we were, what our last order was and were always keen to help.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a boutique property with only 18 luxurious villas with their own private pools. The staff were very curtious, helpful and really made our stay very special from Jason at the front desk, the amazing staff in the restaurant and bar to Arijit Ghosh the resident manager. The location of the property is also very good as it is on the quiter end of Lamai Beach and gives a secluded feeling. Unfortunately only 4-5 of their villas have a view of the sea but all of them are walking distance from the beach. The other thing is that they do not have a fitness center.

Room Tip: There are only 4-5 of their villas which have a full sea view and these are worth the premium charge...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Amman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We booked this hotel without knowing much about it. What a nice surprise,we went as a family for Xmas holidays ,we rented a 2 bedroom villa it has a private swimming pool overlooking the beach.It is a boutique style resort, with amazing taste,hospitality everything to perfection.if you really want to relax it is the right address,the sound of the waves is soothing to the ears, you can have your massage in the open air looking at the beach.
Everything is perfect, but I must admit that breakfast is not up to the standard of the hotel, very poor selection.

Room Tip: If you are a family of four, get villa 201 or 101.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Ammatara Pura Pool Villa
Address: 128/75-76 M.3 T.Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ammatara Pura Pool Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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