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Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Ko Samet
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I have spent 4 days of our honeymoon at this romantic resort. The private speed boat to the hotel was magical! Le Vimarn is set on the western side of the island in a private beach area shared by two other hotels. It's a mini paradise. It takes about 20mins to get to the east side of the island where the shops and night life are found, along a bumpy road- accessible by taxi or scooter. Tip: Hire a scooter for a few days-cheap, efficient and fun!

The room was definitely deluxe with a four poster bed, sofa area and beautiful terrace with sea view. Housekeeping standards were excellent- whenever we came back our room had either been cleaned or 'turned down'. Worth mentioning- We paid the extra for a spa villa, but I wouldn't say it was much of a spa! Just a bath tub in the garden that's a bit grubby. Garden villas looked just as nice. The cottages are spacious, have free wifi and AC. Restaurants and spa at resort are on the pricey side but the food was excellent! They also offer happy hour at Buzz restaurant -about £3 for a cocktail!


Overall le vimarn is an excellent choice if you want a luxurious hotel in a romantic, private setting. Its location is the most peaceful and stunning on the island by far and it's easy enough to get to the other areas to escape the tranquility! However, for boat trips, massages and other entertainment I would go to the east side as prices are much more reasonable. 200 baht massage which was amazing in town compared to 2000 baht at hotel spa!

Great service, beautiful setting and very romantic for accommodation- just shop around for day activities as better deals can be found!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

地點遠離鬧區,飯店沒有免費提供接送服務(除了來跟離開的時候),是安靜的海邊,來的時候記得跟他們聯絡問如何坐他們的快艇到這裡,不然坐船要一個小時,還要花兩百坐計程車,房間海邊整體都不錯,服務人員英文不好,最後離開的時候,櫃台讓我們等了一個多小時,因為他們叫不到車子。We were happy about this trip in the first place, but in the end they made.us waiting 1 hr for the taxi which take us to the port in the lobby, they should made reservation in advance.This is awful. Except for it, anything is fine.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank YAMIII
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was the first time my husband and I had visited Thailand and after a busy five days in Bangkok this was exactly what we needed. From being taken to the resort by speedboat and stepping off this into the shallow warm sea, walking across the sand to our cottage was an experience in itself. The cottages are built to a high spec and the grounds are beautiful. The staff are so helpful and friendly they also contributed hugely to making this a holiday to remember. The only drawback is I will now compare any where I go in the future to this wonderful resort.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz N
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Went for a weekend out of Bankok (29-06-2013). Absolutely loved this place. Very relaxing, very clean. Our cottage suite had an indoor shower and an outdoor covered shower, private balcony with beach view. It was a beautiful room with a luxury tropical theme. The staff are wonderful. They try very hard to make everything perfect. The staff always have a smile and pleasant greeting, which was very appreciated. The spa was also a nice treat. Everything is comparable to western prices (drinks, food, etc.) 250-350 Baht for mixed drinks. The best part was it was only a 2 and a half hour drive by mini-van taxi from Bankok. Downsides: the other side of the island is a state park, but where the fees go I have no idea. The road was one pothole after another with trash and shanties the whole way to the little port town. So make sure you go to the Le Vimarn speedboat launch just a few blocks away from the larger dock. We made the mistake of taking the island ferry; crowded boat with fish and other island stock. Smelly, rough ride. The Le Vimarn speed boat is complimentary... Take the speedboat not the ferry! Last negative point was that the Le Vimarn Resort side of the island was fairly windy the three days we were there. Could be just the season? Anyway, loved, loved, loved this place. We would definitely go back.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's the best of the hotels in the bay and due to it's size the staff has plenty of time to treat you in a very personal way. Depending on the tide at your arrival a landing stage is pushed into the water by a tractor to allow you to reach the land with dry feet. At the receiption you get a welcome drink while your luggage is unloaded. The beach is clean, the sun beds and covers in good condition which is also valid for the garden, the pool area and and the villas. You reach the small Thai style Villas via wooden pedestrian bridges running through the garden. The houses are well positioned on the hill and far away from each other so that you can relax and enjoy the freedom of Ko Samet. The rooms are well equiped with every comfort, a large good quality canopy bed, a clean bath and a small terrace.
The Italien restaurant at the lobby area is also serving breakfast. In the Thai restaurant few meters down the beach you have the choice to enjoy the excellent food indoor with aircon or outside sorrounded by torches and an open fire place. A very romantic experience which I can really recommend. Another must do is to have a cocktail at the bar during sunset.
The perfect hideaway for couples, but nothing for party people!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank enricoBeiWien
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I'd stay from Jun18-22 2013 and the time there was very well spent and very relaxing. The staff in there will do anything for you to feel comfortable, the food and drinks excellent. try the pizza in the "O" restaurant is one of the best I ever tasted.
Beach is a very nice place and they give you towels so you can relax under the palm tree.
People and premises the very best.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LERB83
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Spent 10 days here already and got another 5 days left , so if anyone needs any info while we are still here feel free.
Resort is in more of a small bay consisting of two other hotels( Lima coco ) which is cheaper for drinks 150-180 bahts for a cocktail rather than paying 235 bahts at the le vimarn and the food is cheaper at the Lima coco too but there is no way I would use there accommodation it's like butlins in the 70's. the other hotel is the Ao Prao which is part of the samed hotel chain, looks nice we have eaten at there restaurant twice ( breeze ) you can also put ur bill to ur room from there.i had a wonderful birthday meal there , the staff came out with a cake and sang happy birthday too :-)
Everyone has said that the spa is over priced , it's true even when they give you 20% off. There are ladies down by the Ao Prao who give a massage.
Breakfast is more than adequate , they will cook any eggs for you. fruit , pastries and much more , as for the coffee it's the best I have ever drank ( need to find out what the coffee is !).
Rooms are lovely , personally I wouldn't pay the extra to have the novelty of a bath outside ,plus there is more chance of more Mosquitos around you at night .we thought there was a storage issue in the room until I noticed the two big drawers under the day bed. I needed more hangers which were brought to the room in a flash .
The beach is lovely the sand is soft , white and clean , there where comments about rubbish , you get the odd bit brought in by the tide but we have watched staff pick it up every day .but it's the best beach on the island and wonderful to watch the sun set.
Getting into the main town costs 200 bahts ( back of a green truck, 10 mins away ) yes it is bumpy but very funny . Some more massage parlours 2 seven11's , the beach is nice too with lots of beach bars with comfy cushions to sit on the beach plus side its cheaper too.
Top tip , if you don't sleep too good bring earplugs ( or even ask for a set on the plane ) it's not just for the noise of the aircon but the frogs and crickets , they make a racket !!.
Think that covers most of it. Would I come back ..... Deffinatly ,even though its a little remote and people said 2weeks you will be bored obviously haven't been to a deserted island like the Maldives or needed to get away from everything and chill.

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Address: 40/11 Moo 4, Ko Samet 21160, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Rayong Province > Ko Samet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Samet
#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Samet
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Samet
Price Range: $247 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa is a unique tropical Boutique Resort for an idyllic stay that will call you back again and again. Clustered on the gentle slope of a hilly cove overlooking a quiet bay beach is your stylish retreat from the world. Supremely comfortable individual cottages all with balconies, some with your own outdoor spa that look down onto a peaceful curved bay of sparkling sea and fine sand. The cottage cluster centers around a superb infinity pool, a world class spa and a restaurant offering a most interesting and comprehensive menu.Le Vimarn attracts sophisticated and discriminating international guests year after year. A dream location that will last in your memory for a lifetime ... more   less 
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