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Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Ranked #12 of 101 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have just returned to the UK after 12 nights at this hotel and had a brilliant time. The rooms were lovely with fresh bedding every day, the staff could not have been friendlier. It is a very peaceful location but is only a short walk along the beach if more is desired. We chose to avoid school holidays but there were still a number of small children which did impact the tranquility towards the end of our second week.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear i_mitchell0,

Thank you very much for staying with us and sharing your feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your 12 night stay and we would be looking forward welcoming you back.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Fantastic resort, nice villas with well maintained gardens. Rooms with small pools are just amazing to feel the vacation mood with keeping the privacy at the same time.
Great breakfast with very wide range of cuisines from all over the world. I really reccomend this hotel.

Room Tip: take the rooms close to the beach with private pool
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Pingwin66
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Pingwin66,

Great to hear that you enjoyed the resort as well as our breakfast spread.

Thanks as well for recommending us and hopefully we will be able to welcome your friends and yourself soon again to our resort.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Not enough superlatives for this resort!
Great location with a private beach, about a 5 minute drive from central Chaweng.
The service was exceptional from start to finish with every member of staff attentive, helpful and smiley. Breakfast was top class.
The whole resort is stylish and relaxing in true Thai style. Pool area fantastic.
Very romantic honeymoon stay, highly recommended!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tott1234
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear alexalex123,

Thank you very much for your review and compliments. I’m glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay and we would be looking forward welcoming you back in the future.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This must be one of the greatest resorts I have ever stayed. I booked a pool access room and it was excellent. Large outdoor area to relax, very nice bathroom and just the right privacy. I was lucky to avoid any screaming kids in any of the rooms sharing pool with me, so it was nice and quiet.
This place may be best for a romantic setting. I was on my own and found it wonderful. They probably have the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen. I had lunch at their restaurant and found the food excellent, however pricy. The SPA was wonderful, but ridicularly expensive.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jorulf
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Jorulf,

Thank you very much for staying with us and your compliments about your stay.

As you can imagine… entrance to heaven has its price and lucky enough it didn’t cost you your life this time. ;-)

Looking forward welcoming you back to heaven hopefully soon.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I actually live in Koh Samui and work as a teacher on the island. I took my class of children aged 10-11 to visit the Anantara Lawana. We visited to kitchen and learnt how to bake bread. The resort is so beautiful with a calm, relaxed ambiance. The villas are beautiful and have their own pools. The restaurant area is really nice with gorgeous sea views. The resort is so peaceful yet it is ideally situated very close to Chaweng (you can walk there in 15 minutes). They have an award winning restaurant called Tree Tops,in which each table is set in its own private tree house. It looked amazing and I will definitely be coming here in future for the evening.

I would like to thank the Anantara Lawana resort for allowing us to visit and for giving us a tour, I would love to come back and stay one day. Thank you to Lars and Matthias for kindly hosting us. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear denman84,

It was a true pleasure having you and the children coming for a visit and I’m glad to hear that they enjoyed the “hands on” baking lesson with Chef Matthias in our bakery.

My apology once again for filling up your students with sugar and then leaving them with you… I am sure you had a fun filled afternoon!

Feel free stopping by anytime for a coffee or drink.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

As above I would purchase a room on the beach here and be waited on hand and foot until the funds dried out. Probably wouldn't take that long here but it would be worth it. The distinct smell of Thailand is not present here but the smell of opulence is. The resort is a lot bigger than at first glance and you cannot avoid the feeling of envy if your below stairs neighbour has a pool even if you have a patio with a view. But I digress, would've loved to stay longer and one night was a waste really. Treetop dining looks immense but be prepared to pay a Thai waiters yearly salary in a sitting

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear CptnAwsum,

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback and compliments here.

I am glad to hear that you had such wonderful stay with us. But in all fairness I have to mention that we are paying our waiters much better than you seem to expect… or if you are serious and prepared to spend a yearly salary of one of my team members I would be extremely delighted having you as one of my guests in Tree Tops. Just please give me at least a 3 days notice as I will have to stock up on my best Champagne… ;-) Ensure you bring enough friends in order to reach the spending level.

Let me know once the lottery win is in and we can get into negotiations for a long term rental of one of our Sea View Pool Villas.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Essen, Germany
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

the only good things in the hotel are the service and the breakfast.
The swimming pool is lousy , no shadow at all the sun burns you almost to death.
The property sits on a hill and you are always sweating to get around.
The rooms are expensive and small.
Better choose another hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Uwe Jens P
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Uwe Jens P,

I appreciate your compliments for the service team and the breakfast, but was certainly surprised about some of your other comments.

Looking around our pool area we have umbrellas for each set of sunbeds. In addition a couple of large coconut trees (around 1 dozen very close by) are surrounding our pool that are giving shade and sun protection. If I wouldn’t have been able to find your reservation profile I would have assumed that you have mixed us up with another resort, but apparently you stayed with us so unfortunately I have no explanation why you couldn’t find shade around our pool…

As mentioned, having reviewed your reservation you have participated in a special discounted offer as an Anantara Vacation Club owner which gave you a significant discount. Therefore I am surprised to hear that you considered the room as being expensive, especially as we have given you a complimentary upgrade to a room on the ground floor because of your recent accident that made it difficult for you to walk.

Again, I’m sorry to hear that we haven’t met all of your expectations but glad to see that the service and breakfast was worthwhile…

Regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Additional Information about Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

Property: 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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#14 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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