Great location just of the lamai main street.
Restaurants, cafes, shops, diving shop, beach, gym etc everything in 5min walking distance.
Spacious room, with fan, or an aircon but ac costs extra.
the bathroom was a bit damp, but shower and toilets worked fine.
Daily room cleaning, did not really interact with the staff apart from checking in and checking out, they seemd nice enough but can't really say.
In the morning you could hear the fighters, from the muya thai camp next door practicing, for me this was no problem but if you like sleeping late and are easily awoken by noise, then this might be a problem. A small nice patio/balcony/porch in the front with a table and chairs, nice to sit there throughout the day, just remember mosquito repellent.
A fridge, a safety box, clothing rack, and a table and a chair. what else would you need. A very basic room with everything you need, nothing you don't.
Oh and they let you use the oposite resort to walk to the beach by just showing your key, but I never did this.
I have just returned from Thailand and Koh Samui where I stayed at the bungalow of Lamoon Lamai for 27 nights (March 13th until April 10th 2017). I booked the hotel after having read many good reviews about it. My stay cost me little over 500 € which makes about 19 euros per night. Very good price, I thought.
Lamoon Lamai was just what I hoped for. It is well situated close to the beach (you can enter it through another rather expensive looking resort by showing your room key at their reception). It is close the Lamai Road where you can find just about anything you need, but as the bungalows are behind the hotel, the rooms are very very quiet and good night's sleep is guaranteed. Perhaps my neighbours were all very quiet or the bungalows have very good soundproof walls, as I never heard a sound from the next room.
My room was at the end of the driveway, number five. It had a small but nice terrace with a table and two chairs. And it was really pleasant to sit at the balcony when evening had arrived and the temperatures (daily around 28-29 C) had cooled down a little. There is a little tropical garden with blooming flowers and palm trees at the front of the bungalows, which made my stay at the balcony even more enjoyable.
The room itself was spotlessly clean and it was cleaned 6 times per week. Sheets were changed regularly, bathing towels (big and comfy) were changed daily together with the bath mat. Every day there were 2 water bottles added to the fridge. Also every day a new beach towel was given. All this I found really nice.
The room was basic, good solid bed, little writing table with a mirror, a little cupboard and a rack for clothes. There were also a fridge and a safety box, which I appreciated. The room had a fan. (Actually it had also A/C but I had paid only for the fan, so the A/C was switched off.) I was little worried about the heat, but the fan turned out to be just fine even I stayed at very hot time of the year. The bathroom was excellent, plenty of hot water at all hours of the day. No bugs, no mould, no leakages.
Mr Aong, the Manager, arranged transport from and to the airport, driving the car himself (paid respectively 600 BHT and 500 BHT for the transport).
At reception they arranged tours (did not use them), changed money and took care of laundry at 40 BHT per kilo. All very nice and practical.
The only little thing that prevented me giving the full 5 stars to Lamoon Lamai where two incidents at the reception where I exchanged money. I always changed the same amount 150 €, so I had a relatively clear idea how many bahts that makes (around 5400 BHT). However twice the same lady at the desk tried to give me only little over 3000 BHT. When I pointed out that this could not be right, she apologised and told me she had made a mistake. One time I understand, but two times the same mistake made me wonder a little if it really was a mistake.
Other than that, I have nothing bad to say about the place. I would definately stay there again, especially at that price. I even got to know the owner of the place, Madame Tip, who brought me once bananas from her own garden and took me for a drive to sightsee the island, which was especially kind of her.
As to the bad reviews some people have given, I had no such problems. No ants or mosquitos in the room, no noise from the street. And I always felt very safe at the room, even I was travelling alone.
One last tip: there is a wonderful cafe very close to the hotel called Greenhouse Cafe, which I recommend heartily. Also a Seven Eleven store is next to the hotel that is open 24 hours. Made also life very easy when you could pop into it at all hours of the day and night.
We stayed here on our last 2 nights in Samui and it was a comfortable stay. The room was large with lots of space for your backpack or luggage and to unpack. We only had use of a fan, which worked well, but we would have been more comfortable in an air conditioned room. It got very stuffy in the night on the hot days. The shower, toilet and hand basin were fine although the water was not always hot (as is often the case in Thailand). Be careful in the bathroom as the shower becomes very slippery when wet and I actually fell on my back and hit my head. With a deal through Agoda we paid AUD26/night and were happy with this deal for the good size and location, which was close to heaps of bars, cafes, shops and markets. The Thai woman at reception was nice and helpful, even though she spoke only a little English. She organised our airport transfer for 400-500THB. Although we didn't go, we were told there was private entry to a nice beach at the back of the rooms. Overall, it was a good stay for the price.
Stayed here 28th December .
Sorry we found the lady in charge abrupt and almost rude especially when I stated we wanted different room and also when wi If didn't work.We where told hotel full no other rooms !!We where in room 306 top left on front of guest house
The price is keen so seems on arrival a good deal .Room was average for the area and the style of guest house .Few stains in bed covers . Found black hairs under mattress protector urghhh ! and shower head crusted up.Water slow to go down drain so shower flooded each time .Slight concern about toilet window that doesn't lock in any way and swings about .Being in the industry myself access to the room from that window wouldn't be hard .When we heard from staff at bar opposite someone had been robbed their during a power cut when cctv wasn't working that didn't feel good .
The big reason this was a disaster hotel for us was the bars opposite and to the side right below room . .One was horrendous .Constant banging music and ladyboys and staff screaming at every opportunity wow can they scream.No word of a lie this would go on to at least 4am and some times 6am and later .When the last drinker goes that's when they finish. With ear plugs in it was still horrendous .If you are very very young and party all night no problem If like us a middle aged couple don't bother .we left 6 days early requested refund but told to take it up with Expedia and as of now they haven't bothered to return 2 emails of complaint .Paid on credit card in the U.K. so we will be refunded no problem but will take a while .
Not much more to say you have been warned !!!! When you are laying in this places bed and trying to get some sleep remember my warning .If you are desperate just book in for 1 night as we should have done and then move on.
Location is great with an easy access to lamai beach. The room was very clean and they cleaned it every day.
Staff was very nice, always trying to help.
I stayed in a double room with fan in the outside part of the hotel, which I thought it would not be enough (because of the high temperature of the island), but it was more than sufficient.
Place is very quiet, good hotel to stay for the money.