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“Lovely charming isolated place, but beach is a letdown” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samui Amanda Resort

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Samui Amanda Resort
Ranked #50 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Messery, France
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105 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Lovely charming isolated place, but beach is a letdown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2007

We were going to stay at the Amanda Resort but in the last minute changed to somewhere else in Samui because of some reviews around the shallowness of the beach at Amanda's.

Out of curiosity we went to check the resort out and even had a chance to look at the bungalows.

There is no doubt that Amanda is a great value for money (booking long stays particularly). For 1200B one gets bungalows one would expect from resorts twice or three times that price, with all the amenities. The garden is very relaxing, there is a wonderful swimming pool, and it is close to Nathon where one can find very good cheap restaurants and good shopping (free shuttle provided).

However the big letdown is the beach- we tried swimming there and on top of being somewhat rocky, it is completely shallow - we tried walking dozens of metres out and the water was still knee-high!

This is a perfect resort for older travellers and families with children who may not care much for beach swimming. Otherwise you may want to look somewhere else as there is no beach nearby you can walk to.

  • Liked — the bungalows
  • Disliked — the beach
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2006

just stayed a week at the Samui Amanda Resort, what a lovely stay, the situation of the hotel is idyllic, if peace and quiet is what you want, friendly and helpful staff, spotless accommodaton and nothing too much trouble then this is the place.
the views accross to other islands and the sunsets were truly spectacular, the gardens troughout the property are wonderful with so much colour and variety, and the bungalows are so placed that no,one looks on to anyone else
spotlessly clean and fresh linen every day, i would recommend that you hire a car whilst there just for a few days to get to see samui itself , there are some great temples to see and some wonderful beaches to visit with great restaurants to try
all in all the weather was good the hotel great and most of all the people were fantastic
by the way the hotel will take you to chaweng for the evening at no cost to you, so you can visit the busy spots but return to the peace as well!

  • Liked — the way that the bungalows were set out to give privacy
  • Disliked — can think of nothing that i did not like
  • Tips/Secrets — hire a car for a few days to get out and about if you so wish
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2006

Mid May 2006 was our first trip to the Far East and Thailand and if most of the people are like the Thai's then we want to explore more before we get too old to enjoy it.
Flew to Bangkok with Etihad Airways , fantastic service and stayed for 5 nights at the Indra Regent Hotel. That was interesting to say the least. Hotel super and comfortable.
Flew out to Kho Samui by Bongkok Airways. What a lovely way to run an airline , a complementry corner for drinks and pickie bits at both the airports. It runs like a taxi service. Arrived in Samui at the tail end of a Typhoon. Interesting landing and when it rains ,it rains! Stayed at Amanda Samui Resort , our own bungalow, surrounded by coconut trees , Mangos and orcids. Although this resort is on the "wrong" side of the island it was ideal for us, away from the hussle and bussel of Chewang Beach!
The staff and management were wonderful and went out of their way to make our stay "special". Nice pool, massage sala and resturant although the chef could use his imagination a little more the food was still good.
Certianly we will be going back next year.

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Additional Information about Samui Amanda Resort

Property: Samui Amanda Resort
Address: 124/11 Moo 3 T Maret Lamai, 84140 | Ang Thong, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most exclusive, private and beautiful sunset beaches in Koh Samui, Thailand. Our resort surrounded by swaying coconut palms under a clear blue sky, simply promises you nothing but a pristine tropical paradise. Just 4 kms. from Nathorn downtown and 18 kms. from Samui Airport. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Samui Amanda Hotel Lamai Beach
Samui Amanda Resort Ko Samui/Lamai Beach

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