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Samaya Bura
Ranked #33 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better choose another one...”
Reviewed 20 August 2011

...we didn't and we regret it!

First of all, the mountain view rooms are road view rooms and the road is extremely noicy 24/7!

Bad service, like they don't care you are there! Poor (but poor!) breakfast, they also forget to refill and you will need to remind them that they are out of .... the one kind of croissant that they offer!

They could do much better with cleaning and they could also buy some new towels! How many more holes to decide that?

There is no beach in front that you can swim, you have to walk really far to reach the swimmable part of the beach!

One of our worst hotels!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Having left the bedbug area at yantarasiri hotel in Chiang Mai, we were quite scared of being attacked by those pests again but we were quite relieved to find none. We were also quite relieved to find that Samui was a great place with not a single rodent found during our first 2 and a half days there. However, on our 3rd night, we woke up to find out that gigantic cockroach roaming around in our room. We were quite freaked out and for those of you who have been to Asia, those are usually 1,5 to 2,5 inches long. Ours was probably 2 inches long and I proceeded to kill it but my wife did not want that thing squished under my sandals so we called room service who came and smashed it with a broom. Before leaving the hotel, we inspected all our luggages to make sure that none nested within. I mean the hotel was very nice but the giant cockroach killed it all for us.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2011

Was excited to stay here after visiting Lamai for the past 5 years and seeing it. We booked for 10 days and choose to stay here becaudse of its quiet location, it is not near the main strip of bars etc. Instead of having a luxury holiday it was horrid.
Firstly i would like to say that the staff were ALL lovely.
the room was nice when we first checked in but the cleaning of the maids left a lot to be desired. having a bath or a shower was horrid the water was never clean, always had a brown tinge to it and left you feeling dirty, we were detoxing at the spa next door and had showers there instead of the hotel.
The reason we choice this hotel was because of the lovely pool, while the hotel is directly on the beach it is not suitable for sunbathing or swimming, throughout the duration of the stay the pool was either out of use or filthy, they had a problem with the drains or something however this didnt help to relieve us from the heat.
There was also an issue with a neighbour who kep us awake for two nights with theri music and banging about, we mentioned this to the hotel staff and they moved us to another room, we complain and have the inconvience of being moved to an alternative room, the new room did not have an air conditioner that worked it was boiling, despite them trying to fix it, it couldnt be fixed and we were told that there was not an alternative room.
Another reason for us staying here was that they have a gym, on previous visits to samui i have used the gym and basic as it is, it is sufficient to work out, this occasion the tread mill and stepper were out of order.
Overalll i was exceptionally disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

beautiful room, nice and friendly staff for reasonable price, i definitely recommend this hotel for those people who stay in koh samui island.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

Samaya Bura was a nice hotel. We stayed there early January 2011 and they made our room special for us during our honeymoon. Lamai Beach is away from the craziness of Chaweng Beach, but still close enough to get to. The hotel is clean and beautiful. The breakfast was nice as well. They don' t have much of a beach, but there pool is very clean. It was a nice stay for a short while.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Samaya Bura

Property: Samaya Bura
Address: 171 / 4 - 9 Moo 4, T. Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly MyQ Samui)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#15 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,170 - ₹ 8,410
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samaya Bura 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Samaya Bura Hotel Lamai Beach
Samaya Bura Ko Samui/Lamai Beach

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