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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Manathai is a gorgeous hotel finished in a French Colonial style throughout. The grounds of the hotel are lush, green and well kept but they really take on their own when evening comes, the lights around the grounds give the place a magical quality. The staff are attentive and friendly having called on them a few times during my...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Anthony M Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guest. I appreciate the great lengths you went to add so much detail about your stay for benefit of future travelers – even to include room location and number tips. Thank you for sharing the highlights of...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel staff was very nice. Excellent breakfast. Main bad item: the hotel is located across a not-so-low-traffic road to reach the beach and the pool (2nd pool) next to it. Also, we did not like the beach there so much (we came at September) and the hotel is about 10min from the main Lamai beach center. Room service- to...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Nimrod B Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guest. We are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast at Colours and the service from the staff. The two pool option, one hotel side and one seaside was a bad point for your as was the Burger...

Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The resort was great, staff was very Kind and helpful. Breakfast was very good. Please note that the location is not central, even for Lamai, and getting around by foot is not easy. Rent a scooter through the hotel (a bit more pricey but no need to deposit your passport) Or use the Taxi's service. The hotel does have a...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Assaf P Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guest. We thank you for your positive comments about the resort and its staff. Your information about the Motorbike rental and taxi will assist future travelers in Koh Samui. The Shuttle is complimentary and we continue to...

Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

A great value hotel with well appointed rooms and friendly helpful staff Unfortunately pool is separated from hotel by a very busy road Lamai beach is not the prettiest on the island and the town is a slightly seedy (not great for a family) However, Silver Beach is an amazing place and only a short taxi ride away An good...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear lizziedavison Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests as a family. We appreciate your feedback that you felt the resort was shabby and in a bad location. We hope that this aside you do have happy memories of the staff, their service and the value....

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We stayed in Manathai hotel in July 2015 for four nights. We booked the hotel online 24hours before hand and everything was ready when we arrived there. We had a standard room on third floor with a view facing the "inside" pool. The room was quite small but had all the necessary commodities. The hotel pool is literally on the...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear Johannak15 Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests. Happy to read that you enjoyed the big smiles on the faces of the staff, the morning starts with a great breakfast at Colours and our two pools, namely the one at the beach. Thanks for the...

Reviewed 22 September 2015

We booked this hotel quite last minute for our last night in Koh Samui. We found out from the Renaissance where were staying prior to this, that Manathai was just down the road and to take a taxi there would cost us 300 baht. So I made a request through Booking.com the morning itself if Manathai would be able to...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear angelinechea81 Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests. We are glad that the welcome pick up from Renaissance worked out, via booking.com and the resorts concierge team at Manathai. Indeed for the next time you stay we would suggest the suite for the three of...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We just returned from a 4 night stay at Manathai Samui last week. I would like to thank the team from Manathai Samui especially to Da and Joy for making the best of our holiday. Bought the deal via Groupon and it was way worth the value that we paid. Beautifully decorated and fine finishing of the Deluxe Balcony room,...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear seringukay Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests booked via Groupon. It is lovely to know that you enjoyed the resort for many reasons, some about staff, service, décor, view and value. The Kids Club team of Khun A and Khun Sa loved playing with...

Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights, nice room, lovely breakfast and one of the best hamburgers - wagyu - I've ever eaten. Pad thai restaurant very nice and just caught the opening of their new beach restaurant. Only real negative is the wifi...have to constantly keep logging in which makes long emails frustrating! If they keep up the staff training it will...

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear babybushka Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests. I am happy to advise we are continuing ongoing training with the staff for service and English two times per week with a native english speaker. We are delighted to know you enjoyed Waterline, Pad Thai and...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at Manathai on vacation and can't say enough about the resort. The rooms were great and seemed very new. The food was great. And most importantly, the staff was amazing. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone wanting something a little quieter than Chewang Beach.

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ManathaiKohSamui, Manager at MANATHAI Koh Samui, responded to this review

Dear ryan t Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests when you travelled with your friends. Our thanks for your positive words about our resorts and its team. As a new resort we are always happy to receive feedback and in your case praise. This is...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Just stayed in Manthai for 5 days. It has a bit of a New England feel. The staff could not be more accommodating, friendly and helpful. We were upgraded to an amazing room with a double and a California King bed instead of a standard twin. One of the pools and the beach is across the road but this is...

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Dear Lily P Travelers, Sawadee ka and greetings from Manathai Koh Samui. Thank you for your review of your recent stay as our guests when you travelled as a family. We are very happy to know you felt welcome and happy here, making use of the Kids Club, enjoying the daily breakfast and rooms an overall cleanliness of the resort....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MANATHAI Koh Samui is an elegant sanctuary set on the serene sands of Lamai Beach. Boundless gardens create a sense of calm and space. Four restaurants give limitless dining options. Two swimming pools for floating. Accommodation options from Deluxe Rooms to Suites varing in size from 32sqm-200sqm. Kids Club, Gym, Car Parking, Free resort WIFI. A peaceful haven created for every guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about MANATHAI Koh Samui

Address: 173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Price Range: $81 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — MANATHAI Koh Samui 4*
Number of rooms: 148
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Also Known As:
Buddy Samui Boutique Koh
MANATHAI Koh Samui Ko Samui/Lamai Beach, Thailand
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lamai Beach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Lamai Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
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“Only 3 levels, but all rooms are spacious especially the corner suites.”
 of 5 bubbles mandydaniels48, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 256 was terrific too. I think it was called a Lamai Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles 814jow, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The "Manathai Suite" is magnificent 2 br 3 bthrms, lounge , kitchen area & dining room. The lounge is enormous”
 of 5 bubbles jlmonsigneur, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Suites are great if you have kids and would like to keep them close by.”
 of 5 bubbles alifiyan, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I wouldn't recommend a deluxe room without a pool or ocean view.”
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