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“Very pleasant!”
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Panalee Resort
Ranked #171 of 437 Specialty Lodging in Ko Samui
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very pleasant!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

I must admit after reading through trip advisors reviews i decided to book myself in here.
Fantastic surrounding, indeed very lush and green and well maintained gardens. I booked for a deluxe room but was offered one of the bungalows instead which had a special character that influences the serenity of the surroundings.
The hotel staff were not only friendly but indeed very helpful too (always offered suggestions and options on what i could do during my visit and see which places i could visit).
I did not get to use the restaurant as its under renovation.

I am already recommending this place to friends and likewise am looking forward to going back sometime in the future again.

A very big thank you to the Panalee staff and management for making my stay very pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Very nice and quite resort, away from the main city life, romantic and peaceful, few restaurants around for dinner, which enhances the romantic touch. You have to be romantic and peace loving person to enjoy this location. Seven Eleven will help you to make your living easier there.

Room Tip: Rooms with Pool view and garden view are excellent. (banglow type)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Anyone visiting Samui should take time out to stay on the west of the Island to experience the 'Real Samui'. Panalee offers a great little place to do just that being close to the municipal capital of the Island Nathon where you will find life much more laid back and gentle on the ears and pocket that the party resorts of Chaweng and Lamai.

We opted for a 1bed garden villa with small garden view veranda, bedroom, lounge area and shower/toilet room. The exterior and interior are finished to a nice standard, no wow factor but clean and comfortable.

The lounge area is really not of much use with no TV and a basic concrete bench seat with foam cushion, however it does provide some breathing space and somewhere to dump the bags.

The resort pool looks dirty but is in fact filtered and treated well water, nice touch as Samui has constant water supply problems for its poorer residents and every drop saved from a pool helps them. Gardens are lovely with the constant sound of birds a welcome chorus.

Highly recommended for a couple of days chilling and fantastic seafood restaurants right on the beach opposite the resort should not be missed.

Room Tip: Advice: Book from their website direct as this was cheaper than any of the usual sites offering a la...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Earlswood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

The accomodation was spacious, gardens lush, we had 2, 2 bedroomed villas which were spacious, the rooms cleaned and bed linen changed every day. The staff couldnt do enough. The only downside was that it was on the main drag which we had to cross to get to the beach which was covered in rubbish, so was empty and pointless. The way of getting out and about is the mopeds (but the main road is fierce) or stop the taxis, which we did every day for the 2 weeks. I wouldnt go back again, but it was cheap and clean.

Room Tip: the showers in the villas are dated, but the apartments were just finished while we were there, they...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

this place is super cool with warm and friendly staff, lush tropical surroundings with an awesome restaraunt on the beach with great food, grab a scooter check out samuis bustling shopping and nightlife then come on back here and chill, will definatley be recommending this to friends in australia, will be back very soon

Room Tip: if youre travelling alone. take a room on the upper level
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

As opposed to staying on the 2 big party beaches bangpor beach on the opposite side of the rd from the resort is quiet n romantic, great food at the resort rest on the beach, great massage hut pools villas jungle garden paradise, super service smiles, soo cheap, so lovely koob kin kaa panalee well b back

  • Stayed January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2011

We think this resort is great as we were the only guests so private pool. Even if it was full though the resort isn't very big and there would be plenty of space anyway. The grounds are lush, manicured and tropical.

We have a one bed bungalow which is spacious and excellent value. There are good restaurants near by (Krua Bang Po is wonderful) so not having breakfast included is ok.

The resort isn't very close to major towns but when we ventured in on a local tuc tuc taxi we found ourselves glad to get back to the tranquillity of our hotel.

The rooms are cleaned daily with fresh linen and the pool is spotless. We are very happy to recommend this hotel most highly. One thing though don't expect a good beach it is ok but the pool wins hands down in this location.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Panalee Resort
Address: 73/9 Moo 6 Tambon Maenum, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #171 of 437 Specialty Lodging in Ko Samui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Panalee Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Panalee, a spacious villa resort on tropical Koh Samui. Set in lush, tropical surroundings Panalee overlooks the azure waters of the Thai Gulf. The resort offers five different villa styles and all the rooms are located just a few paces from idyllic Bang Po beach. A free form swimming pool, full service restaurant, tour desk and wireless internet access, combined with genuine Thai hospitality, make Panalee Resort the perfect choice for a relaxing break in paradise. Escape to Panalee — your sweet beachside retreat. ... more   less 
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