"a quiet gem above the madness"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 25, 2013
Varinda Garden sits on a hill above the tourist-filled beaches of Koh Samui Island and what you give up in near-ness to a beach is more than offset by the solitude, friendly service and unique charm of the resort. You can easily forget about the maddening traffic of motorcycles and cars on the road below. And with a large swimming pool filled with constantly- flowing, warm water, and surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants, who needs a beach anyway. A water slide is at the dividing line of two halves of the pool, and adults seem to enjoy it as much as kids. The decor of the restaurant and surrounding grounds is original and very tasteful -- in a very Thai way. Calling it quirky doesn't quite do it justice, since it all comes together nicely. Family-friendly, I'd love to return with our grandkids some day.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 14, 2013
Our room was clean & very comfortable and quiet. The entire staff of the resort is friendly and they all try to make everyone have a very pleasant stay. The breakfast buffet is delicious. We ate almost all our meals at this resort during our 8 night stay. At night dinner is served on the beach just in front of the resort - the food and service was fabulous. In addition, Pearl,singer, and her husband, key board, provide entertainment 6 nights/week. Their music is top notch and varied. Not to be missed.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 11, 2013
This is a fantastic resort. The pool is wonderful and the massage staff (right by the beach!) are incredible. Apart from showers which were either very hot or very cold and a small ant issue in the bathroom, we loved our stay here: everything was clean and wonderful! Part of the hotel was under construction, so there was occasional noise in the daytime. The (have-to-pay) Internet worked without a problem in the hotel lobby, just as they explained. I thought the surrounding neighborhood was quite touristy, but my friends didn't mind and the Weekender was good enough that we could have stayed there the whole time and completely enjoyed ourselves.
"Nice hotel, beach not so nice"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 5, 2013
Nice hotel, very clean and in the middle of Lamai Beach. I imagine a nice beach in front of the hotel... To my surprise I wasn't able to swim. Ocean was extremily brave in front of the hotel and sorroundings...
"Decent hotel. Good rates and polite staff"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 17, 2012
Winaam Buri delivers on everything a basic hotel should. The hotel feels clean and safe with courteous and helpful staff. Night staff did not always speak any English. Cleaners were quick and efficient. Location is just off busy main street with access to food and basic stores. This is not any scenic or specifically special hotel but was a very comfortable stay. I would stay again. Only, spa was not open during my stay which was disappointing as I asked beforehand if it would be.