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“off the beaten track. Good budget accomodation”

The Lost Resort Koh Samet
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The Lost Resort Koh Samet
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Ko Samet
Reviewed August 4, 2010

A friend of mine recommened this place. I could not get ahold of anyone who spoke english by calling the phone number on the website, which is strange as the owner is british. We ended up getting a reservation via email. This resort is not on the beach, you have to walk about 3 minutes up hill. This is a good thing as I was able to sleep in without hearing any noise in the morning besides the birds chirping. The bedding is outdated and the bathroom was clean. However if you are just looking for a place to sleep, it is good. It isnt the best place but it is cheaper than the once ont he beach. It cost 600/night. You have to walk down to the beach to reach restaurants and bars. If you want to be able to eat and swim at your resort stay somewhere else. We were there to party so either way we were exploring the island anyways. Also you will have to take a taxi to the main strip of the island which was about 200 baht split between how many people are in the truck.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed April 4, 2010

Arrived on Samed after a long trip up Thailand from Ao Nang, Krabi. The sun was setting as we took the half an hour boat ride from the mainland. We arrived in darkness and the hunt started for a place to stay. We took a taxi to Silversands area of Samed and viewed a couple of places when we were approached by a British guy called Dave. Being british I took comfort in this and he said he owned a place up the road we could take a look at. We agreed and hauled our bags up a steep slope for about 10 minutes when we arrived at the foot of about 20- 30 steps into complete darkness. It was like deliverence meets thailand very creepy. Anyway Frankenstein (sorry Dave) showed us up to the rooms. After a long day of travelling the dull, uninterseting, cell like rooms were actually quite appealing. After an our or so of arriving there was a power cut the whole property and island for that matter went into complete shut down and there was a thunder storm. I knocked at Daves place down the hill for advice on what was happening he was very laid back and seemed totally uninterested. I was bitten to bits by mosquitos as aircon was down. It shouldbe called the last resort never mind the lost resort. It was too remote, dark and felt very unsafe..!!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed November 29, 2009

The photo on this site's profile looks really nice. But when you see this place in real life, it doesn't look anything like the photo. The room itself was fine, but for the price it wasn't worth it. No water pressure in the showers. The location is so-so, it's a close walk to the beach but the resort is by itself in the middle of nowhere. And not in a funky cool backpacker way. There is no vibe at all here. There's no place to hangout, no pool, no bar, no restaurant, just a few rooms. But they are renovating so it might be okay sometime soon.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cally-Man
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

Stayed at the resort for one night while scouting for a place to sleep by the beach. Very quiet and calm setting with nice but somewhat overgrown gardens. Close to main road going south, but not a big problem as there's hardly any traffic after sunset. The beach is 5 minutes away on foot, and there's a couple of shops and laundrys on the way.

Rooms are basic and quite worn, but not too bad value for money. Dim lights, cogwebs and dust on light fixtures and a rusty ceiling fan. Plus for a pretty new, clean and virtually noiseless, efficient aircon. Bathroom has flush toilet and was clean enough. Most dissappointing thing was the rock hard mattress, it was totally worn out. The middle part was completely flattened while there still was a little bit of softness at the edges.

If you're travelling on a tight budget this place might be perfect. Loved the tranquil quietness in the evenings and mornings, knowing that the beach is only a short stroll down the road.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank KnutH
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Reviewed April 21, 2009

To be fair, perhaps I'm used to paying a little more, but I didn't like this place at all. The room was shabby, with faded old paint and mould on the walls and ceiling. There was a musty, mouldy smell in the room, even worse in the bathroom. Everything was old and worn out, even the bedding and towels. Not at all pleasant. The location is not bad and the site has great potential, but I think the old hotel is beyond repair and needs to be demolished.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Chris_427712
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Reviewed May 8, 2008

I was met on the road nearby by the owner (an English guy I think - Dave?) and he offered to show me over. I have been to almost every province in Thailand (and Vietnam) and I think the previous criticism is too severe.

Sure, it is budget accomodation, but it is much better than some of the places my friends stayed at - with mattresses on the floor and ancient noisy fans. And the price was cheaper - 300 baht off season (at the time).

It is close to all the action but far enough away so you can sleep in peace. I actually thought the location was very quiet and I enjoyed the experience.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled solo
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2  Thank sathorn
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

We had never been to Koh Samet before, and didn't understand that many people who go do not make reservations in advance and that there are many properties that operate on a first-come first-serve basis.
So, we scoured the internet for places that took reservations. Since we were going in the high season, we ended up with either 1) expensive places out of our price range 2)well-reviewed affordable places that were full or 3)The Lost Resort. The Lost Resort had a favorable description in a couple of obscure places (wikitravel, a two-year-old travel blog) so we thought it would probably be just fine.
Well, we arrive, follow the owner's directions to the place and find that although it was advertised as being "quiet and away from the noisy beach" it was instead on this inland road that was traveled at all hours by noisy motorcycles and trucks. Also, it was old, very shabby, and basically looked like a nasty motel on the inside. It looked like the kind of room popular with drug addicts and hookers--stained walls, ancient creaky bed, dim, yellow lights. The sheets were threadbare and patterned, and the towels were navy blue. This may not sound like a big deal, but if you're using colored or patterned linens, it's much harder to tell how clean they are. We spent the first few hours trying to find somewhere else to stay, but to no avail, everywhere else was already booked. Luckily we were only there for two nights. The breakfast served at the hotel was nothing special, and much better food was available at the beach. Next time we know better. Also, I suspect that the positive information I found online was either severely out-dated or created by the owner since he has the advantage of being a native English speaker whereas many of the other places in Koh Samet are Thai-owned.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank jdaries
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Address: Ko Samet, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Rayong Province > Ko Samet
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Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Ko Samet
Number of rooms: 10

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