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Samui Buri Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Out of all the places we stayed in Thailand, this was where we planned to have rest and relaxation and I agonised over reviews for this hotel. We needn't have worried. The hotel comprises of traditional Thai architecture, dark wood furniture and floors and this adds to its charm. For those looking for modern five star accommodation with all the bells and whistles, this probably wouldn't be the place for you but the hotel is comfortable, clean, well maintained and the attitude of the staff is beyond compare. The infinity pool offers amazing views over to Koh Phangan and leads onto the beach with plenty of sun beds and a few steps to the sea. The hotel is down a lane off the main road, a short walk from plenty of restaurants and small shops to obtain supplies. Highly recommend Eclypso Bar in the village, for drinks after dinner.....lovely people and Edward the husky puppy. The Friday night market in Bophut is easy to get to via taxi organised by the hotel. We loved our time in Samui and Mae Nam....we would return in a heartbeat.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Kanisorn, Manager at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

On behalf of "Samui Buri Beach Resort" Management teams and Staffs. We would like to "THANKS YOU" for chosen our Hotel as part of your destination for vocation

With such and beautiful review and ideas we would like to thanks you very much for choose our hotel as your destination for your Holiday Vocation in Koh Samui.

It is a delightful to have you as our guests. With such a beautiful complimentary/complaint from you will motivate all of ours management team and staff to work harder and will improving harder for a better services. With your information and guide we will use your knowledge to improve a better services for the future improvement in the future. Thanks your very much for complaints and guide line.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Lovely hotel with little noise and quiet beach for a relaxing break. Not for partying though, or if you want nightlife, unless you factor in taxis at 400 to 500 B each way.

We spent a week near in 2 adjoining direct pool access rooms. These are large rooms and lots of space for clothes with wardrobe and shelves behind bed etc. Wifi quite good but you have to login in if you go away for long period, but iPad stored the login, so no great problem. Two rooms share a small 10 foot square pool leading out onto a one lane long pool that runs along the whole 6 rooms in a block. The patio and small pool stay in the shade which is lovely and you can swim up and down the longer pool which is shady in the afternoon. Adjoining rooms are connected via the patio and not the pool, so specify if you want ones on either side of small pool. We never used the main pool as it doesn't open until 10am and we preferred swimming in the sea before breakfast, and it was too hot to use it in the afternoon for us, so the room pool was ideal.

The hotel is Thai design, so no walls on corridors or reception, restaurant etc. Also, the communal areas are designed to take water away so small steps everywhere and pools/drains. I would be wary of having small children here as beach steeply shelving and lots of water around walkways, though there were some young families who seems ok. Staff were lovely, very helpful and polite. Lots provided, beach towels, usual toiletries, toothbrushes, sewing kit, detergent and razers.
The only air con is in the main bedroom which was fine by us. The bathrooms are a bit dated, e.g. Old grout, but very large and clean, with a big bath and large walk in shower.

Breakfast was good with lots of western and SE Asian food choices to eat while overlooking beach.

There are a number of shops and restaurants within a short walk of the hotel and we ate at a different one every night and they were all good and cheap, about 300 to to 400B for meal and beer. Also, small supermarket and great gift shop on corner of the main road and the road down to the hotel opposite the Family Market supermarket, about 10 min walk from hotel.

Beach has a few bars, we ate at Cocorico about 100 m east of hotel and had great massages there as well.

Put off snorkelling trips by reviews so just did day trip on nearby ferry to Koh Phangnan, 500B return but make sure you exchange return voucher for tickets on the Khangnan. Lovely bakery, Nira's just to right of pier for coffee and buns. Also, good shopping centre for local shops and some crafts and indoor food market.

Took free hotel 4pm shuttle to Chaweng (very busy And loud music on beach where we went, and took Songthaew back at 300B to top of hotel road) and Fisherman's (lovely and drink in Indian restaurant on shore, 400B for taxi back). It rained heavily some evenings so we didn't go to the night markets.

Overall, I would come back to same room if I wanted a good rest in nice surroundings.

Stayed: July 2017
Thank wegs p
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Kanisorn, ผู้จัดการ at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

On behalf of "Samui Buri Beach Resort" Management teams and Staffs. We would like to "THANKS YOU" for chosen our Hotel as part of your destination for vocation

With such and beautiful review and ideas we would like to thanks you very much for choose our hotel as your destination for your Holiday Vocation in Koh Samui.

It is a delightful to have you as our guests. With such a beautiful complimentary/complaint from you will motivate all of ours management team and staff to work harder and will improving harder for a better services. With your information and guide we will use your knowledge to improve a better services for the future improvement in the future. Thanks your very much for complaints and guide line.

We Hope to see you again

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This hotel is massive and would have been very impressive in its day. The staff were very kind and helpful but the hotel needs a significant amount of investment to bring it up to modern standards. The whole place was very clean but the fabric of the buildings was shabby.

The staff have tried to keep on top of the maintenance but the hotel is so big and intricate it is a very difficult task. The deluxe room are generously spacious and the balcony is a nice touch.

The breakfast buffet was fine with a good choice, but not great compared to a "proper" 4 star hotel. We had lunch a few times at the hotel and it wasn't that good, so we ate most evenings at the small village of Maenam, which had about 10 places to eat and a few mini markets to buy cold drinks, snacks, etc.

There isn't much to do around the hotel and taxis are expensive (for Thailand) to get to somewhere with a bit of buzz at night. Check the location carefully because if you want nightlife, it is 25 minutes away with tourist-gouging taxi fares there and back.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Alan M
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Kanisorn, ผู้จัดการ at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

On behalf of "Samui Buri Beach Resort" Management teams and Staffs. We would like to "THANKS YOU" for chosen our Hotel as part of your destination for vocation

With such and beautiful review and ideas we would like to thanks you very much for choose our hotel as your destination for your Holiday Vocation in Koh Samui.

It is a delightful to have you as our guests. With such a beautiful complimentary/complaint from you will motivate all of ours management team and staff to work harder and will improving harder for a better services. With your information and guide we will use your knowledge to improve a better services for the future improvement in the future. Thanks your very much for complaints and guide line.

We Hope to see you again

Thanks You

Best Regard

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Just stayed here for 10 nights on honeymoon and loved every minute. It is quite far from busy nightlife but so many lovely restaurants and bars round about. We loved it. Staff were so friendly too. The infinity pool is amazing. We had a grand pool villa with private pool which was beautiful

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Tricia M
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Kanisorn, ผู้จัดการ at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

On behalf of "Samui Buri Beach Resort" Management teams and Staffs. We would like to "THANKS YOU" for chosen our Hotel as part of your destination for vocation

With such and beautiful review and ideas we would like to thanks you very much for choose our hotel as your destination for your Holiday Vocation in Koh Samui.

It is a delightful to have you as our guests. With such a beautiful complimentary/complaint from you will motivate all of ours management team and staff to work harder and will improving harder for a better services. With your information and guide we will use your knowledge to improve a better services for the future improvement in the future. Thanks your very much for complaints and guide line.

We Hope to see you again

Thanks You

Best Regard

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very good staff. DVD access was a great thing. Location was too far from Chawang and the bathrooms could do with a steam spray. Truth....good place, beach great but location not great.
Taxi prices not great if you wanna head out. Minimum 400b

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Michael J
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Kanisorn, ผู้จัดการ at Samui Buri Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

On behalf of "Samui Buri Beach Resort" Management teams and Staffs. We would like to "THANKS YOU" for chosen our Hotel as part of your destination for vocation

With such and beautiful review and ideas we would like to thanks you very much for choose our hotel as your destination for your Holiday Vocation in Koh Samui.

It is a delightful to have you as our guests. With such a beautiful complimentary/complaint from you will motivate all of ours management team and staff to work harder and will improving harder for a better services. With your information and guide we will use your knowledge to improve a better services for the future improvement in the future. Thanks your very much for complaints and guide line.

We Hope to see you again

Thanks You

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Additional Information about Samui Buri Beach Resort

Address: 26 / 24 Moo 4, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand (Formerly Mercure Samui Buri Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mae Nam
#9 Family Hotel in Mae Nam
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
#11 Luxury Hotel in Mae Nam
#12 Spa Hotel in Mae Nam
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range: R905 - R2 386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Samui Buri Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samui Buri Beach Resort is a very charming, boutique Thai experience offering huge & unique rooms & villas, lush gardens, impressive sports & leisure facilities and a stunning scenic beach perfect to relax and unwind. The impressive infinity pool, fitness centre, kids club and Seetawaree restaurant are all located directly at the beach all with postcard views. The hotel is ideal to get away from it all yet also conveniently located for golf, excursions and to indulge the best of Southern Thailand! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Samui Buri Beach Hotel Mae Nam
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