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14/1 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut 84320 Thailand
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#16 of 111 in Chaweng
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With an enchanting beachfront location and a minimalist design, The Library on Chaweng Beach is the perfect place to curl up with a good book. True to its name, this unique conceptual hotel features an expansive library of over 1,400 books available for guests to borrow. This wealth of literature is complimented by the clean lines and bold design choices of its 46 luxury pool villas, suites and studios, each furnished with a reassuring assortment of premium amenities and entertainment technology. Furthermore, a world-renowned red swimming pool provides stark contrast to the alabaster-white buildings of the property. But the enduring respect for the surrounding landscape is unequivocal. From The Page restaurant holding fort on the beachfront, to the Drink Gallery and Tapas Bar fronting the street, The Library seals the chasm between nature and modern life.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Windsurfing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Terri R wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had 4 nights in the beautiful secret pool suite then we stayed in the writers suite. We never wanted to leave. The staff are exceptional, the food really great, breakfast a real treat ( we tried to eat out, but could not beat the Page restaurant food) We had a night of our own outdoor cinema in the Writers suite, which was amazing, in fact treat yourself to stay in this suite, you will feel like rockstars. The attention is in the detail and the care. The hotel has been through a lot the past 2 years, but they are so happy to have you there. Their care and attention goes beyond expectations. Thank you to the whole team for your care and happiness, we did not want to leave and had one of the most memorable and relaxing holidays we have ever experienced
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Terri R, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Library and sharing your memorable and wonderful experiences on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you loved and enjoyed your stays in both at the Secret Pool Villa and at The Writer, the exclusive beachfront villa. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the outdoor cinema experience in the Writer, and we cherish your appreciation of a hotel design with attention to details. Meanwhile, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed dining with us at The Page restaurant with quality food and service, especially the breakfast treat. It is also our great pleasure to know that you appreciated the pleasant and attentive service of our team, we will definitely share the kind compliments to them. Your compliments are not only meaningful to us but they also motivate us to perform our best to exceed our guest expectations. Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to welcoming you back to The Library home to continue writing your own stories on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Warm regards, The Management
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Madison W wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia27 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a Secret Pool Villa suite for 4 nights. The room was huge, really clean and an amazing place to retreat back to. The wider resort facilities were also incredibly well maintained and beautifully landscaped. The location of the hotel is pretty good. The immediate surrounds seems to have suffered a bit from Covid but it is easy to get a Taxi out front, and the lively part of Chaweng is only about a 10 minute walk down the road. The Page restaurant had amazing breakfasts and dinner (one of the best included breakfasts in Thailand, I would say!). The staff at the restaurant were always extremely attentive, welcoming and professional. The only downside to the hotel is that the “Content” team or guest services seemed to have no idea what they were doing. The check in/checkout process was very clunky, and any time we required their assistance for things like calling taxis or arranging motorbike hire they were much less helpful than other hotels we stayed in in Thailand. The reality is you won’t have to deal with the Content Team much, so don’t let this inhibit booking this hotel - it is great! I more so just wanted to provide the feedback for the hotel management.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 05 May 2022
Dear Madison W, Thank you for sharing a review of your recent holiday experience at the Secret Chapter of The Library hotel to other discerned travelers on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to know that you really enjoyed your stay in our spacious, clean and comfortable villa with state-of-the-art facilities as well as the hotel location which is in the heart of Chaweng where all the attractions are within reach including the beautiful Chaweng beach. We are happy to know that you really enjoyed having breakfast and dinner at The Page, our beachfront restaurant and praising “One of the best included breakfast in Thailand”.Equally important, we are so glad to know that you appreciated the attentive, welcoming and professional service of The Page team. We definitely share the positive notes to them and they will be very pleased to hear your kind compliments. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your feedback regarding the service of The Content team. Please accept our sincere apologies if you felt uncomfortable during the check-in, check-out process and the guest service during your stay was not meet with your expectations. We wish we could have learned more from you during your stay with us, so we would have rectified it right away. Guest satisfaction is our number one priority, we surely will share your feedbacks to our team for immediate improvement. All in all, we are very delighted to know that you have found us a great hotel to stay. The whole Library team look forward to welcoming you back for the second chapter on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Warmest regards, The management
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petersphilipp wrote a review Apr 2022
Zurich, Switzerland71 contributions69 helpful votes
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It is the first time in many years as a „heavy traveler“ that i rate a hotel 5+. The library hotel is in Samui in the heart of the village, but very quiet, elegant and luxurious with clear architecture and color concepts. The owner together with a local architect from BKk designed the new area called „chapter“. The chapter rooms are like an atrium with 220qm (appr 2300 sqm) with a pool in the middle. We were just wowed by the space and luxury. Front desk and the entire staff are super friendly, the breakfast is a la carte with plenty of varieties from thai food to continental breakfast (omelette, boiled eggs, cerials etc). In the library hotel you feel immediately like at home, cozy and relaxing. For the restaurant and bars you walk 2-5 minutes. The 2 pools in red are also another eye catcher which is unique and sophisticated. Now heading back to BKK but we definitely will come back to this brilliant hotel. Many thanks for making our week unforgettable and pampered. For those tourists traveling with babies (i read some comments here) please chose another resort or big chain or family club hotel which is specialized for young families and their entertainment. Again, this hotel made our time lovely and exciting. With my kindest regards, Peter S. Philipp
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Book the chapter rooms.
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Responded 05 May 2022
Dear petersphilipp, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Library and sharing your memorable and wonderful experiences on TripAdvisor. It is a great honor for us to receive the wonderful review "5+ services". We are glad to know that you really appreciated the conceptual design of a hotel, especially our iconic red swimming pool, in which The Library has been about stories and creating unique experiences for our guests. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the hotel location in the heart of Chaweng with great accessibility to the city center, but yet peaceful and tranquil. Also, We are delighted to learn that you loved your stay in a spacious Secret Pool Villa with luxury, comfort and well-equipped facilities as well as enjoyed a varieties breakfast on each morning at our beachfront restaurant ,The Page. Equally important, it is great to know that you appreciated a friendly and attentive service of “The Content team, and thank you so much for your kind compliments. We will definitely share your compliments to all our team that we had made your stay an unforgettable one. Thank you so much again for your kind review and your recommendation of our hotel to other discerning travelers on TripAdvisor. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back for the 2nd chapter on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Best regards, The Management
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worldanoasis wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom66 contributions79 helpful votes
Absolutely gob smaked. The secret one bedroom villa is a total dream, beautifully designed. The long red pool is gorgeous. Beach was beautiful and white sand. Service was outstanding! I can't fault anything at all. Loved the long lazy breakfasts, perfect coffees and generally stunning setting. Can't wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 06 Apr 2022
Dear worldanoasis, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review of your recent holiday experience at The Library to other discerned travelers on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you loved your stay at a Secret pool villa and you were pleased with the service of our team. It is also nice to know that you appreciated the hotel architectural design including the long red pool with the backdrop of pristine Chaweng beach. Meanwhile, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed having breakfasts and coffees at The Page. We will definitely share the positive feedback to the entire team. Your kind compliments are not only meaningful to us but also motivate us to perform our best to exceed our guest expectations. Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to welcoming you back to The Library on your next holiday in Koh Samui to ensure you another memorable chapter with us. Warm regards, The Management
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Lauren O wrote a review Mar 2022
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Clean, peaceful, pure class from the minute you check in until the minute you leave. The rooms are outstanding. The only issue we had was the colourful wall light , however beautiful it is, had a mind of its own and kept coming on throughout the night.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid surrounding restaurants such as Pregos and the likes. Helpings are tiny, prices don’t match...
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Responded 09 Mar 2022
Dear Lauren O, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review of your recent stay with us at The Library. It is truly a pleasure to know that you appreciated the conceptual design of our hotel with a semi-minimalist architectural style, the cleanliness of our rooms , peaceful environment and the memorable experience started right at the beginning upon your entering to the Library until the end. Thank you so much for the compliments. We are thankful to receive your constructive comment regarding a mood light box kept turning on by itself throughout the night, Our engineer will look into it and fix it immediately. Thank you so much for pointing this out. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to The Library on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Warmest regards, The Management.
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Ashley L wrote a review Jan 2022
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom244 contributions143 helpful votes
We enjoyed our 8 night stay here over the New Year period. I completely agree with the other reviewers that the staff here are absolutely wonderful and really looked after us. The other thing that we thought was really good was the food - the selection at breakfast is wonderful - the omelettes and the coconut overnight oats were winners! The design of the hotel is quite unique and very minimal. I echo the last reviewers comments about the beds being "up a big step" as I got up in the night for the bathroom and fell off it! - just be careful and remember that it is there! My only other criticism is that the hotel is looking quite tired in places - they need to do some maintenance soon on many aspects of the building in my opinion. The location - right on the beach is fabulous and can't be faulted. I would suggest that they clean the beach a bit more often though. All in all - pretty good......but I'm not sure that the hotel is 5 star......apart from the service.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Dear Ashley L, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review of your recent stay at The Library to other discerned travelers on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable 8 -night stay with us and you appreciate the conceptual design of a hotel in which The Library has been about stories and creating unique experiences for our guests. We are pleased to hear that our team looked after you well and the staff was wonderful. In the meantime, we are happy to know that you enjoyed the breakfast menu options especially the omelettes and the Homemade overnight coconut oats. We are thankful to receive your constructive comments regarding hotel maintenance is required and the beach cleaning should be done more often, we will definitely improve upon it soonest. Your comments have been shared with the entire team and thank you once again for your feedbacks. Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to welcoming you back for the 2nd chapter on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Warmest regards, The Management
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hunglow wrote a review Jan 2022
Phuket, Thailand1403 contributions492 helpful votes
I love this hotel in every way. the rooms not so much but the public spaces, the staff, the food and everything else. The rooms had no hot water. The floor in the shower felt dirty with the type paint they used and the way it was peeling up. the air con blowing over your head directly at night, and the absolutly cheap bed that is not up to standards for a 5 star hotel. The other lack of thought was the danger of having a over 12" step right off the bed and is a extreme danger for the elderly and anyone getting up to use bathroom in middle of night. Cushions for couch with little shelf at head height is a big danger to bonk ones head as well.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Dear hunglow, Thank you for choosing The Library and taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was a great pleasure to have you with us. We are so happy to learn that you love our hotel in many aspects including dining at The Page, relaxing by the beach and The Red pool, and our team. We really appreciate your constructive comments and apologized for few hiccups and the inconvenience that you had encountered during you stay. Regarding the hot water in the room was not hot, our engineer immediately fixed it right away and we thoroughly checked to make sure that the hot water worked normally after that. We are thankful to receive your constructive comment regarding bathroom maintenance is required and we will definitely improve upon it soonest. We also appreciate your comments on our design regarding a mattress on a raised platform and a small book shelf at a head height in a lounging area are dangerous, we will share your input to our design team. We hope that we will have another opportunity to welcoming you back to stay with us again in the future and we will ensure all the efforts will be made to take a better care of you. Warmest regards, The Management
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Olivierada wrote a review Jan 2022
Paris, France62 contributions64 helpful votes
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It was my fourth visit to this wonderful property. I was not disappointed. Under the able leadership of the wonderful General Manager Chutima the entire team at The Library thrives to make all guests feel at home. The very sober design, wonderful rooms, superb services both in room and in restaurant and the multiple amenities make this hotel unique in Koh Samui. In my view a better location than many other properties of this standard. Thanks to all the Library team for making my stay special.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Easy access parking availability centrally located on one of Samuis best beach
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Dear Olivierada, It is our great honor to welcome you back to stay with us at The Library home on your 4th chapter. We are happy to read and learn that you like the minimalist design of the hotel, appreciated the unique concepts of the hotel in which The Library has been about stories and creating unique experiences for our guests. Most importantly, we are extremely happy that you very much enjoyed your stay and we are cherished your appreciation of a courteous service of our team and Khun Noi, our General Manager who made you feel very welcomed. We will definitely share the positive notes to all our team; they will be very pleased to hear that their genuine services highlighted your stay. The whole Library team look forward to welcoming you back to The Library home to ensure you another memorable chapter with us and to continue writing your own stories on your next holiday in Koh Samui. Warmest regards, The Management.
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ThaiLawyer wrote a review Jun 2021
Bangkok, Thailand48 contributions169 helpful votes
Despite only one night there, it is truly magical experience. Breakfast was totally worth it and just so much delicious food. Service is exemplary, especially from P Ram who helped us with photography at hotel most fantastic spots. Again, thank you Library, and hope to see you again very soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 02 Jul 2021
Dear ThaiLawyer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Library and sharing your memorable experience on TripAdvisor. It is indeed our great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel in a spacious Smart Studio room. Most importantly, it is real nice to learn that you love our breakfast menu options as well as a friendly service of our team and their assistance during your stay with us, especially from Ram. We will definitely share your kind compliments to him and the rest of the team; they will definitely be very pleased to hear as they are being recognized and praised for their job well-done. Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to welcoming you back to The Library on your next holiday in Koh Samui. The Management Warmest regards,
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Att A wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions2 helpful votes
I must admit that the resort exceeded many of my expectations when it came to service, ambience, rooms, and facilities. The secret pool villa was an exceptional experience all the way from checking in to checking out, and everything in between. I would have given this a 5-star review but unfortunately there were 2 minor issues that I had. One was the amount of mosquitos in the room which didn’t seem to go away even after cleaning. Secondly, I was not able to reach the villa host, villa manager, general manager , or evening housekeeping when I needed something. I had to call room service who then had to take my request to reception so that it could be taken care of. All in all, if not for these minor inconveniences, the stay was incredible and we are looking to return as soon as we can. I would suggest booking the beachside breakfast table as soon as you make your bookings !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 22 Apr 2021
Dear Att A, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review of your recent holiday experience at the Secret Chapter of The Library hotel to other discerned travelers on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to read and learn that you had an amazing stay with us started right at the beginning upon check-in until check-out. We are glad to know that you really appreciated the conceptual design of a hotel in which The Library has been about stories and creating unique experiences for our guests. We are so happy to know that we have achieved this for you. We would like to apologize for the discomfort caused by mosquitos which is sometimes a challenge to control in a tropical environment. Kindly be informed that regular fogging and pest control measures are undertaken by both certified outsource companies as well as our team also provide mosquito machine for the guests upon request. We also provide a complimentary bottle of Citronella mosquito repellent spray for our guests to use in every room. With regards to the inconvenience to reach our team on the designated telephone lines, we do sincerely apologize for this hiccup and if this may have disappointed you. Thank you again for your patience. The whole Library team look forward to welcoming you back to The Library to continue writing your own stories on the 2nd chapter on your next holiday in Koh Samui. The Management Warmest regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the library hotel bophut, library koh samui, library hotel koh samui
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophutChaweng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Library
Which popular attractions are close to The Library?
Nearby attractions include Paul's Fashion Tailors Samui (0.2 km), Rocky's Fashion (0.4 km), and Armani Suits International (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Library?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Library?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Library?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Library?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Library?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khaw Glong Thai Restaurant, Phat Burger Koh Samui, and Drink Gallery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Library?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Library have airport transportation?
Yes, The Library offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Library located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Chaweng.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Library?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Library?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.