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Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Ranked #11 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is the place to come to if you want a great hotel but without the hefty price tag and unnecessary stiffness that comes with the super deluxe hotels. Within 5 minutes' drive of the airport and with its own private beach, I don't think you can go wrong with this hotel. Don't expect 5 star service and facilities, but do expect a nice, relaxing holiday with a great beach and pool and a great breakfast selection. We stayed in one of the cheaper rooms but it was fine for our needs, if a little noisy because of its proximity to the main road leading into Chaweng!

The one thing that I really didn't like was that the reception staff constantly try to get you to attend a 90-minute presentation for the Anantara Vacation Club (timeshare type thing), even after you repeatedly say no. That almost ruined our stay.

If we come back to KS we would certainly think about coming back to this hotel, as long as they promise not to try to sell us any timeshares!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear TokyoLight,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and consider coming back again.

Apparently we haven’t reached with you our usual high standards of service which we are usually complimented on often. We see this as a positive challenge to refocus and improve further our consistency.

My sincere apology for the interruptions from our colleagues of the Anantara Vacation Club. I have shared your feedback with them and will ensure that this won’t be repeated.

Please let me know in advance next time you are coming so I can look after your booking personally.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just returned from a week long stay at this paradisiac resort. Instalations are great, location perfect, plenty of food but the service overtakes everything. From the hotel manager to the pool staff everybody was just fantastic. Wouldn't recomend it for children as there is not much for them to do there. We stayed in a Plunge Pool room which I highly recommend. Dont miss the SPA for a once in your lifetime massage. My only complain is that I gained at least two kilograms !!
Cant wait to return next year.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Roberto S
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Roberto S,

Thank you very much for your feedback which is highly appreciated. I will certainly pass on the compliments to the team.

Please let me know once you finalized your travel plans next year and I would be delighted to help you with it. At the same time I might show you were our Fitness Center is in order to avoid a similar incident of weight gain like this year.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Today after spending six nights in this Resort I can say it was a great choice.
Indeed this is a 5 star Resort. The rooms are large and luxurious and equipped like a 5-star resort. Breakfast is something hard to describe. Huge selection of different foods. Everyone will find what to choose. The food is very high quality and delicious.
Resort is not cheap at all. About $ 220 a night but still was worth it. Anyone looking for a quality Resort this is the place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank oren3417
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear oren3417,

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our breakfast this much.

My team and I are looking forward welcoming you back hopefully soon.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

What a great time we had! My wife and I had booked a Plunge Pool Villa, and were delighted with the size and facilities offered in the room, large king size bed, Open air bathroom with a fantastic rain shower, and of course the plunge pool with Thai Sala adjacent a great place for relaxing in the evening after a hard day sitting by the main pool and Ocean Kiss Restaurant, The Resort is on the side of a hill far enough away from the main drag of Chaweng, but only a THB200 taxi ride if you needed shopping. All rooms were on the side of the hill and a buggy service was easily called from reception to get you down to the beach and restaurant. Another great facility was the Anantara Spa - what a great hour that was - pure relaxation.
The Ocean Kiss restaurant served one of the best buffet breakfasts around and offered lunch and dinner menus with great selections of Thai and International cuisine. And finally - the staff were second to none with great efficiency and friendliness.
We loved our time here and will return one day.

Room Tip: Choose a plunge pool villa for that little exta touch.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David P
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear davphill,

Thank you very much on behalf of the entire team here at Anantara Lawana for the compliments about your stay and the service you experienced.

Feel free getting in touch with me should your travel plans getting into action.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I staying here recently and we absolutely loved it. The resort is in a great location, walking distance (15 mins) to the centre of Chaweng, just out of the hustle and bustle. It has a private beach with an amazing infinity pool overlooking the beach. The service was faultless and the food divine, particularly at Tree Tops restaurant, where we had one of the most outstanding dining experiences ever! The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the open air bathroom was very different. We had a villa with a private plunge pool which was gorgeous and very relaxing with a beer in hand. We highly recommend this resort and cant wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Ask for a private plunge pool villa
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jacqui W
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Jacqui W,

Thank you for your compliments and the recent stay you had with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Plunge Pool room that much and had the chance to relax.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My partner and I decided we wanted to visit Thailand and our friends recommended Koh Samui. After looking online and on Trip Advisor we booked Anantara Lawana - we were thrilled with our choice when we arrived! We were upgraded to a plunge pool villa and the staff were excellent in making us feel welcome. The accommodation was fantastic and we ate in the Oceankiss restaurant most nights as the food was amazing. The only thing we would comment on is the Treetops restaurant, quite expensive and found the menu quite limited and a bit too creative for us although the food we chose was lovely. Thank you for making our first Thailand experience an unforgettable one!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank JMStyle
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Dear JMstyle,

Thank you for trying out Thailand and our resort. Great to hear that you enjoyed both and had a memorable stay.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Anantara Lawana is one of the better resorts on the Island, It has a private beach away from the crowd and fuzz, but it is 15 minutes walk on the beach or a 5 minute drive with a taxi to the center of Chaweng... The resort is very well kept, the service is great and the Plunge pool suite was perfect.

Obviously this is not a resort for the budget travelers as the prices of the rooms and at the pool restaurant are at least double then what you will pay in any restaurant or bar along the beach But it also dictates the type of people you will find around you...

The private beach is amazing and very quiet and the swimming pool is amazing... if you are looking for a high quality resort and total relaxation, this is the place for you.

There is hardly any activities for little children so you don't see many families with Kids... we were there with out teen aged kids and they had great fun. When they wanted action they just went to Cheweng center on their own.

Room Tip: I would defiantly recommend the plunge pool rooms, I think they are great value for money and provi...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Eran H
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Dear Eran H,

Thank you very much for taking the time sharing your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor community. We are glad to hear that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with your family.

Please feel free getting in touch with me directly should you wish to return and I will ensure we block one of those Plunge Pool Rooms you like so much.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager

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Additional Information about Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

Address: 92 / 1 Moo 2, North Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort and Spa)
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
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 Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Chaweng
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $184 - $641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the quiet, pristine northern end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers peerless luxury Koh Samui accommodation just steps away from the ocean. Watch the sun rise over Samui’s palm forested coastline. Recline in rooms and suites inspired by the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers. Experience the perfect romantic dinner for two in a setting of your choice, accompanied by the freshest international cuisine.With room sizes starting at 61 square metres, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa provides leading island resort accommodation. From the luxuriously appointed rooms and spacious Koh Samui pool villas to the resort’s communal facilities and restaurants, each guest is treated to the finest in services and amenities. Take a dip in the beachside infinity edge pool, dine in our treehouse restaurant overlooking the bay, or keep in touch with friends back home thanks to free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.While Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa’s location is quiet and tranquil, the buzz and excitement of Chaweng Beach lie just around the corner, with an array of international restaurants and local shops to take care of your every need. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Anantara Lawana Hotel Chaweng
Lawana Hotel Bophut
Lawana Resort Bophut
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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