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The Library

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this design hotel is beautiful.. the rooms were clean and the lights behind the beds makes the room real cozy.. breakfast on the beach was outstanding.. no complaints whatsoever.. the restaurant here is a must try.. real good food.. lovely red pool makes it outstanding.. just go for it..

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2 Thank Prabhu1119
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here. Very nice atmosphere. On way to the open dining area by the beach saw swimming pool which was lined with red tiles! First time saw a swimming pool with red tiles! Good vegetarian food too.

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2 Thank sunanda7
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Walked along the beach and came across this really cool looking place. Happy hour lychee cocktail was most refreshing! Beach cushions were comfortable as were the deck beds. I'd be keen to go back to try out the food menu.

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2 Thank James M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Library is for us the best Hotel at Koh Samui , we been there the second time and for sure we will come again. Everything is so relaxing and quite , when you enter from the bustling Chaweng Road it's like you are in heaven. From the rooms to the afternoon Happy Hours, the breakfast everything well organized and... More 

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59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Library looks like nothing from the bustling ugliness that is Chewang Road but venture through the massive dull concrete entrance and you're in a completely different world. There is a long walkway to the blood red swimming pool between the white rooms of the hotel. Littered throughout are fun white statues and the architecture is stunning. At the end... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nice, but with staff what not speak any English some are not even Thai, makes the stay upsetting and cost nerves. The same like in the hotels Drink Gallery. Nice place but absolutely poor service or no service. It seams the management don't care.

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4 Thank Andreas110259
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

As a librarian and lover of high teas I thought it only appropriate to visit here for high tea. It didn't disappoint as the food was some of the best I have ever tasted and the iced cappuccino was perfect. I loved all of the statues in the grounds depicting people reading and eating right beside the beach was an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing dinner. Cocktail out the front at the drink gallery watching people. The amazing walk down to the restaurant is phenomenal. Unique and worthwhile. Great wine list, very good menu and super service. Would love to buy one if the Buddha statues that feature on each table.

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear Helena C, Greetings from The Library, Koh Samui, A Member of Design Hotels. Thank you for visiting our restaurants: Drink Gallery and The Page. We are delighted to learn that you had an amazing dinner and cocktails with us. Thank you also for mentioning the great wine list, menu and good services that you had from our members. Having... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Only stopped off for a drink on the beach so can't comment on the accommodation but the cocktails were lovely, especially during happy hour 5-7. Not sure on the DJ being there as he doesn't seem to do much that a normal cd couldn't achieve. The pool although unusual was a lot smaller than I imagined. Very trendy looking place,... More 

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TheLibraryKohSamui, The Management at The Library, responded to this review

Dear Marc G, Greetings from The Library, Koh Samui, A Member of Design Hotels. Thank you for visiting our Beach bar during happy hours and for sparing the time to share a review of your experience to discerning travelers on TripAdvisor, and thank you for giving us a perfect score. We have noted on your comment regarding a DJ on... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, fabulous design and the most delicious breakfasts you can imagine. I booked this hotel through mrandmrssmith website in the UK. Unfortunately they didn't mention the building works next door, which was a great shame. The Library is an oasis in the slightly down market Chaweng beach road,,,, more Benidorm than an exotic retreat.... So if you don't mind... More 

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural design, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach. Shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy, the property has now become an international icon of style and was recently recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012).The Library offers its guests a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels, an ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark and an expansive 2-Bedroom Suite. Interspersed with age-old trees and various works of art, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture. Interiors bathed in a minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities. True to the belief that a perfect holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy one good novel, guests are invited to browse through the well-curated collection of books at The Lib, which gives The Library its distinctive name. An award-winning restaurant called The Page is also open for all-day dining, and the Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island's most fantastic drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Library

Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Price Range: $341 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Library 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
The Library Hotel Bophut
Library Koh Samui
Library Hotel Koh Samui
The Library Ko Samui, Thailand - Chaweng
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
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“Be careful with accessibility: we had an upper floor room people with reduced mobility could never reach”
 of 5 bubbles Francesca1709, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I found that some exotic room (ground floor) are block with branches and leaves of the trees, and some not.”
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“get a second storey room half way down the walkway to the beach.”
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