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Panalee Resort
Ranked #225 of 472 Speciality Lodging in Ko Samui
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Anyone visiting Samui should take time out to stay on the west of the Island to experience the 'Real Samui'. Panalee offers a great little place to do just that being close to the municipal capital of the Island Nathon where you will find life much more laid back and gentle on the ears and pocket that the party resorts of Chaweng and Lamai.

We opted for a 1bed garden villa with small garden view veranda, bedroom, lounge area and shower/toilet room. The exterior and interior are finished to a nice standard, no wow factor but clean and comfortable.

The lounge area is really not of much use with no TV and a basic concrete bench seat with foam cushion, however it does provide some breathing space and somewhere to dump the bags.

The resort pool looks dirty but is in fact filtered and treated well water, nice touch as Samui has constant water supply problems for its poorer residents and every drop saved from a pool helps them. Gardens are lovely with the constant sound of birds a welcome chorus.

Highly recommended for a couple of days chilling and fantastic seafood restaurants right on the beach opposite the resort should not be missed.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

The accomodation was spacious, gardens lush, we had 2, 2 bedroomed villas which were spacious, the rooms cleaned and bed linen changed every day. The staff couldnt do enough. The only downside was that it was on the main drag which we had to cross to get to the beach which was covered in rubbish, so was empty and pointless. The way of getting out and about is the mopeds (but the main road is fierce) or stop the taxis, which we did every day for the 2 weeks. I wouldnt go back again, but it was cheap and clean.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

this place is super cool with warm and friendly staff, lush tropical surroundings with an awesome restaraunt on the beach with great food, grab a scooter check out samuis bustling shopping and nightlife then come on back here and chill, will definatley be recommending this to friends in australia, will be back very soon

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

As opposed to staying on the 2 big party beaches bangpor beach on the opposite side of the rd from the resort is quiet n romantic, great food at the resort rest on the beach, great massage hut pools villas jungle garden paradise, super service smiles, soo cheap, so lovely koob kin kaa panalee well b back

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We think this resort is great as we were the only guests so private pool. Even if it was full though the resort isn't very big and there would be plenty of space anyway. The grounds are lush, manicured and tropical.

We have a one bed bungalow which is spacious and excellent value. There are good restaurants near by (Krua Bang Po is wonderful) so not having breakfast included is ok.

The resort isn't very close to major towns but when we ventured in on a local tuc tuc taxi we found ourselves glad to get back to the tranquillity of our hotel.

The rooms are cleaned daily with fresh linen and the pool is spotless. We are very happy to recommend this hotel most highly. One thing though don't expect a good beach it is ok but the pool wins hands down in this location.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Panalee Resort

Address: 73/9 Moo 6 Tambon Maenum, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #225 of 472 Speciality Lodging in Ko Samui
Price Range: ₹ 2,361 - ₹ 5,935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Panalee Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Panalee, a spacious villa resort on tropical Koh Samui. Set in lush, tropical surroundings Panalee overlooks the azure waters of the Thai Gulf. The resort offers five different villa styles and all the rooms are located just a few paces from idyllic Bang Po beach. A free form swimming pool, full service restaurant, tour desk and wireless internet access, combined with genuine Thai hospitality, make Panalee Resort the perfect choice for a relaxing break in paradise. Escape to Panalee — your sweet beachside retreat. ... more   less 
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