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173/41 Moo. 4 Robkoh Road, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84310, Thailand, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 160 reviews)

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    4.4
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    4.2
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    3.8
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel, but 10 min walk to a good beach"
nice hotel with clean spacious rooms, good swimming pool, located close to the beach, but you'll have to walk about 10 min to reach a good place to swim, as just next to the hotel there is some kind of a small fisherman's wharf, so both the ocean and the beach are not that clean. Still it's ok
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2014
Anna
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Electricity went off a couple of days. Breakfast was thai little western and always cold. Had to cross busy road to get to pool. Staff need to learn more English. No enough seating around pool area. Overpriced for the quality and size of the room. Limited tv Wifi keeps cutting out Hotel cancelled free shuttle until we complained.
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Other trip Nov 21, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"good average hotel"
it was good for the money, the staffs were very helpful.
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3 night trip Aug 9, 2013
joe
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel"
This hotel is across the road from the beach and about a 15 minute walk from a beach which is good for swimming. The Italian restraint has great pizza! I found a dead fly in my thai meal from the thai resteraunt and they didn't apologise, just cancelled that dish off my bill and charged me for everything else including the rice I ordered to go with the dead fly dish but didn't end up eating....
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Other trip Jul 3, 2013
emma
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"disaster due to electricity blockout in samui isla"
while we stayed at the hotel there was no electricity. so the vacation was ruined we should get our monies back or a FREE holiday anywhere in BANGKOK because we actually lost our valuable time and money The car wash was like working 24 hours outside our veranda the sewage /drainage in the room and toilet wash basin was smelling like the toilet I have reported this and the room was just painted and smelling the front offfice was really kind but u could not commmunicate average breakfast but lots of problems we just could not breath without airconditioned Thanks for looking into this mattter antonios
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Other trip Dec 9, 2012
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Friendly, helpful staff"
Our only problems were that the water for our showers were not hot enough and the cleaning staff didn't do a good job of cleaning the rooms. The staff at the reception desk were extremely helpful and efficient. Whatever we wanted, we got :-) And the breakfast was delicious.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 26, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great stay in Thailand standard."
It was very nice, the picture dident lie. Everyting vas quite nice. Moest of the staff spoked english. The madrass in the room vas a bitt hard, but ok. A bit stif prices in the restaurant. And the location of the hotel wasent the best. But buddy have everyting you need in the byddy area. If you are renting a car or motorbike, the location dosent matter. Good food aswell, and drinks.
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3 night trip with friends Sep 11, 2012
Ingvild
US

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4.0 / 5Excellent
Hotel staff and accommodations were Excellent..the pool was also excellent, however the beach area was not so nice for my 3 year old to enjoy, however they provide excellent child care service and play area. Overall, I would definitely recommend manathai to anyone (families on not)...
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2 night family trip Aug 22, 2015
nolan
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, nice pool"
We enjoyed our stay at the Manathai. The rooms are clean and nice and the pool area was great. The beach directly in front of the pool area isn't fabulous but that didn't matter given the nice pool area. The hotel is about 10 mins walk away from Lamai restaurant and shopping area so you need to be prepared to walk a bit if you want to go to that area but it isn't a hard walk. We had a motorcycle so we were happy to be away from the busier area but able to get their easily.
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13 night romance trip Aug 1, 2015
Kristen
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Blissful"
Lovely hotel, in the process of being done up. Colonial style rooms with a pool in the complex centre and another across the road looking out onto the sea that is just beautiful. Perfect spot for relaxing. Service is brilliant almost all the time but there are one or two moments when people seem to switch off a bit - perhaps more noticeable because it's so very good the rest of the time. It's about ten/fifteen minutes' walk into Lamai for nightlife, etc but there are little eating and drinking spots nearby, which is useful because the hotel bar is prohibitively expensive by Thai standards. A shame, because it's a nice bar. Recommended for chilling by the pool with a short walk to nightspots.
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4 night romance trip Jul 13, 2015
Phillip
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel - average location"
We stayed for 5 nights at Manathai in June 2015. The hotel is still going through some renovation but this is not intrusive and we barely noticed. The staff at the hotel are fantastic and cannot do enough for you, the pool areas are nice although the hotel side pool is a bit shaded. There are a couple of small negatives, the beach by the hotel is not the greatest and Lamai town is not quiet enough to be laid back but too quiet for great nightlife. The choice for food in the hotel for evening meals is quite limited, when we were there the Waterline only served drinks as I think the Kitchen refurbishment was not finished so there was a choice of the Irish pub and Thai and there was not many interesting options. Both of the minor negatives can however be easily overcome by getting out of the hotel and exploring Samui, there are some great restaurants a short cab ride away and plenty to see and do.
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5 night romance trip Jun 8, 2015
Nicholas
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel"
Excellent hotel. Very lovely staff. Cannot recommend enough :-)
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7 night family trip Jan 28, 2015
Julia
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Relaxing stay in hotel beginning refurbishment"
Excellent, relaxing stay at a reasonable price. Even though the hotel looked like it was slowly closing down throughout our 15 night stay with various parts being closed off for refurbishment the friendly staff, excellent breakfast and comfortable, clean room with balcony made for an very pleasant experience. You do have a busy road to negotiate to get anywhere and if you had a room away from the main hotel building traffic noise could be an issue, it wasn't for us. When refurbishment is complete and beach and beach facilities are available will merit 5 out of 5. But good choice of restaurants close by and the excellent main Lamai Beach is a short walk away. G
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15 night trip Jul 22, 2014
Neil R
AS
3.0 / 5Good
"No beach and small pool"
Beach pool and restaurant bar was closed halfway into our stay. We were left with a very small pool to accommodate a large resort. The pool was unacceptable as it was used mainly by children. I don't normally have a problem with this, but being such a small pool made it uncomfortable. The room was nice we upgraded to the deluxe which was worth it. Breakfast was the same everyday OK but basic.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 1, 2014
Trix
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Large complex with variety"
Lovely old style colonial rooms. A good variety of eating venues and two swimming pools. Access to the beachfront.
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Other trip Jun 26, 2014
Jo-Anne
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great for the price
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2 night trip Apr 19, 2014
Jeannie
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"If you want to relax..."
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel on our way to Koh Phi Phi. It was a very clean resort, with nice clean rooms. The staff were generally nice, but couldn't offer much information about the surrounding area, and what restaurants and attractions were worth seeing. Overall, this hotel is perfect if you want to have a very low key, all inclusive type feel (without out being all inclusive!). There are a few mediocre beaches nearby, you could walk or rent a scooter. This is NOT the place to stay if you are young and want to have some energy around you. Better for older couple and families with young children. The food was ok, but your better off to walk the beach and eat there, if you want cheaper options.
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2 night trip Apr 8, 2014
Lindsey
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"nice place in it's day"
overall was ok but nothing special. it had nuances of raffles hotel but needs a make over
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 20, 2014
c
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely hotel with the beach just across the road."
Very happy with our stay at this hotel. After a bit of a rocky start (almost being overcharged for our stay and a leaky roof which caused us to move rooms), the rest of our stay was absolutely lovely!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2014
Natalie
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nicest hotel we stayed in in Thailand."
We only spent two days here at the end of our holiday. We swam in both pools. The beach is not that great, but it is nicer a short walk away. Our first room had some kind of weird pump that kept going on and off all night, so we asked to be moved (which was not a problem). Don't stay in 206. We had breakfast one morning in the coffee shop at the end of the complex, and we had drinks at the Irish pub. The men with the whistles who help you cross the street to the beach were helpful. The rooms are really nice - the bathrooms are wonderful, and the beds are really comfortable. We definitely would stay here again,
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 8, 2014
Susan
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful Hotel, but far from Lamai Beach."
The hotel itself is wonderful, we really enjoyed our room and the pool. The bathroom was in great condition (not always the case in Thailand) and the hotel was well maintained overall. The shops around the hotel were great and very convenient. There is a great little mom and pop Thai restaurant about 3 doors down that serves the most amazing Thai food for the best prices. The hotel has free shuttle service to Chaweng beach, and I really regret not taking them up on it. The beach in front of the hotel is terrible and you really can't swim in it as there are many sharp rocks and coral throughout. To get to the heart of Lamai where all the restaurants and shops are, it is a treacherous 20-30 walk along the side of the road, or on the beach if it's low tide. I would go back, but I would take advantage of the shuttles to Chaweng during the day and at night.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 4, 2014
June
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Delightful colonial junior suite"
The accommodations were charming and very well kept. Great pool by the beach. No real problem straddling the road, except the incessant whistling of the crossing guards who are there to help you cross the road. As first time Koh Samui visitors I can't really compare the beach or local. Interesting restaurants within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our last week in Thailand. Oh, and a fabulous breakfast buffet!
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7 night trip Feb 15, 2014
jml
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Ask for the Main Building"
We stayed two nights on two occasions at this hotel in the last month. One room was way better: larger and much better maintained. So ask for the Main building! Both were clean except for the stained carpets everywhere. There is a general mustiness in the hallways, but It is convenient for the airport for sure. But overall maintenance was lacking. Clean, refreshing but stark pool on the rooftop. Two nights is too long at this hotel. Free airport Shuttle can be scheduled any time of day or night. Free wif-fi. Good breakfast buffet.
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6 night trip Feb 16, 2014
JML
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Good hotel but...."
Nice hotel and architecture if like colonial style. Good service and breakfast. But the hotel location on the other side of the main street to acces the beach is an hassle with traffic.
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5 night trip Feb 1, 2014
Joel33
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
I would go back. Ideally a bike or car are an asset but the hotel and facilities are very good and well maintained. Helpful and cheerful staff.
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5 night trip Jan 25, 2014
Jerry S
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"hard beds"
would stay again
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1 night trip Jan 9, 2014
daryl
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideal if you dont need a sea view"
Buddy Boutique, Lamai Overall: Great place if you don't need a sea view. Location: On the quiet end of Lamai. 15 minute walk to Lamai centre. Transport: There is only one taxi company from airport sadly so no negotiations on price but you can barter for your return journey. Taxis do not use their meters and will tell you stories if you ask. Instead they will show you a printed price list (made just for tourists!). If you're not shy, you can still barter for a better fare. Tuk tuks can be cheaper but you pay per person and other passengers may join you. Again, expect to be charged alot more than the locals! Staff: Very helpful and will do their best to speak English.   Decor: Nice Ethnic touch and beds were double (we had a twin room). Beds were really comfortable although room was a bit cramped for two people and luggage. Wifi: Available in room but very weak signal from room 109 (ground floor). Freebies: Bottled water, Bathroom essentials including body lotion. Robes provided for use. Leisure facilities: Jacuzzi, Two outdoor pools- one on site and the other is across the road and looks out to the sea. Fitness room with treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and weights. Most equipment needed batteries replacing and the two treadmills were out of order on the third day of stay. Other: Best place to eat is Imchi Thai which is a few doors down when you turn right out of the hotel. Super cheap and generous sizes. Tourist centres are a plenty along the road. Be warned that package
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3 night family trip Nov 20, 2013
Theresa
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Hotel, away from the busy area."
Enjoyed a great stay at this hotel. It was not peak season and the hotel was very quiet. The rooms were clean and comfortable with great air conditioning. The mattress was very hard, not very comfortable however the bed size was huge and that was a plus. The hotel breakfast and food in general at the hotel was not good and quite pricey compared to other local areas. However that is expected as hotel food is often pricier. All hotel staff were polite and helpful. The hotel pool by the beach is nice and quiet, the beach by the hotel is not fantastic and smells a little fishy, however walking five minutes to the right is the main beach area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2013
Belles
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel close to beach"
Hotel was lovely but staff not very attentive. Hotel was far from town and taxis expensive. Lovely pool area across road from hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 30, 2013
Jolene
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
I like the colonial style of the hotel, the smaller pool with jacuzzi in the courtyard of the hotel and the other bigger pool across the road leading to its own private beach and especially the spacious boulevard with shops on both sides of the entrance leading to the hotel.
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1 night trip with friends Nov 15, 2013
A Traveler
SG
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice hotel"
We're there for 4 days. Enjoyed our stay. Can't complain about anything except for really over priced restaurant compared to others in the area and a little hiccup with a broken water glass. They charged us for the glass and the price was more than their "listed" price. When u try to rectify it seemed to be a big issue. It's really not the money (cause it was an extra $1.00) but it's more the principle of not being able to solve it!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 19, 2013
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quiet but very nice hotel"
Would be happy to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Koh Samui.
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1 night trip with friends Oct 16, 2013
pconvey
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sweet spot to chill"
It's was in a good spot for us as we were just looking to chill on the beach. But if you wanted to party I would look closer to chewang. Close to some really good cheap thai food and bars. 10 minute walk to the swimming beach.The locals are really friendly and helpful. The only negative thing I could say about this place is the bed was a bit hard. But I would still stay there next time.
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Other trip Oct 8, 2013
A Traveler
MY
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very friendly"
All the staff very friendly. We stayed for 9 nights and enjoyed every minute well done to all of the staff
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9 night family trip Aug 29, 2013
Vin
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome!"
The only thing that I would change is that I wish it was on the beach. It is close enough and beautiful though. Restaurants are awesome as well:)
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Other trip Sep 9, 2013
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Perfect.
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10 night trip Aug 25, 2013
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic service"
the hotel is at close proximity to lamai beach and the walking street. hotel also provides great options for activities which can be booked right at the reception. bikes can be rented at the hotel itself. very convenient. and all the charges can be billed to the room and paid during check out.
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4 night romance trip Aug 15, 2013
Copacabana
IN
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A touch of Raffles"
A nice quaint hotel that is good for a few days stay. The rooms are nicely themed with a sense of 'Raffles' about them. Check in was a bit of a muddle, but all sorted fairly quickly. The beach across the road is nice for a walk and there are some excellent eating places on the beach. Overall a good experience.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 24, 2013
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Happy in Buddy"
This hotel was very comfortable. We loved out stay. The pool was fabulous and it was amazing value. We stayed 4 nights longer than we had planned because we enjoyed it so much.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 4, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great resort - highly recommend"
The staff at Buddy Oriental were so friendly and helpful. They always polite and eager to help me book excursions that were of interest to me. When I was injured coming back from a ziplining excursion, the staff so very thoughtfully and courteously sent a basket of fruits to my room. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Rooms were spotless and very cozy, pools were very nice and Lamai beach was lovely. The breakfast was also delicious. I really have no complaints about the place. The only notes I would make would be that if you are looking for something along the main strip, where you can go shopping or out to restaurants at night you might be better located at Chaweng beach. Lamai is a much quieter option if you prefer having activity-filled days or lounging by pool/beach and then spending your nights in at the resort (great for families). There is also a gym facility with showers at Buddy, along with coffee shop and restaurants right on site. Overall a great place and highly recommended.
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4 night trip Feb 4, 2013
Kris
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good service, clean room"
I was impressed with the hotel it was clean and good service. The only criticism was that some of the restaurants and shops would sign to your room and some expected cash.
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4 night trip Jan 29, 2013
Pip
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"comfort and style"
loveley hotel very friendly staff nice inddoor pool pool by beach nice but spoilt by beach itself set away from lamai and chaweng but easy enough to get to by taxi or tut tut would definetly stay there again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 3, 2013
jeffers
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Enjoyable"
I really enjoyed my stay here, however it was a little far away from the main areas of koh Sami, the food was nice, which is lucky as there aren't a great deal of other restaurants close by. The beach front isn't the greatest for swimming or sun bathing, but the 2 pools were nice. The 4 poster bed was amazing!
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4 night trip Jan 11, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good if you like colonial style and have a car"
Interesting colonial style - we had a very large suite (70sqm) with lots of storage, but it wasn't very bright and had a slightly mouldy smell (given the humidity on the island it's not surprising). Service was excellent, and we loved their buffet breakfast. I probably woudn't go back as I prefer contemporary style, but for those who like beds with mosquito nets and hunting tropheys on the wall - this is a great choice. As for the position, it's at the beginning of Lamai beach, so unless you have a car or take a taxi it's not easy to get to the main Chewang beach. It's right by the sea, and immediate surrounding is ok.
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5 night romance trip Dec 26, 2012
Gil
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"matt & bernadette think buddy is outstanding"
Incredible resort, it should be a 5 star hotel the only thing holding it back is the language barrier (which is all of thiland) however if you speak to Gina or John they are marvellous people and very helpfull. So many things to do and places to see in the resort alone, all the staff were very well mannered and attentive to our needs, Gina (manager) was so lovely and genuine she gave us some helpfull suggestions and advise on some activities around the island (highly recommend seeking her out just for a chat). The resort was spotless and I honestly could not fault it (I have stayed at the hilton and this exceeds it all round). !00% will be back!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 29, 2012
matt & bern
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very comfortable."
Staff were awesome. Food very good at the Thai restaurant. Note that only a small part of the hotel is actually on the beach and the rest is across the road, but this did not detract from our stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 29, 2012
A Traveler
CA

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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Superbe"
Superbe hôtel style colonial. 2 piscines dont une donnant sur la plage. Endroit merveilleux en couple
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2 night romance trip Aug 14, 2015
hortense
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lækkert og idyllisk"
Vi overnattede 4 nætter på Manathai, og kan kun give positiv feedback. Hotellet er virkelig idyllisk med super serviceminded personale. Morgenbuffeten er ganske udemærket, og hotellets restauranter laver virkelig god mad. Den ene af hotellets pools ligger på modsatte side af vejen (ud mod vandet), men det er på ingen måde et problem. Der er roligt og hyggeligt ved denne pool. Eneste minus er, at det er det samme irriterende guitarmusik, der bliver spillet ved poolen - igen og igen og igen... Vi kan varmt anbefale dette hotel!
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4 night romance trip Aug 6, 2015
Mette Salling
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Très bon moment"
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'hôtel, l'accueil qui est au top. Seul bémol, les chambres sont neuves et joliment décorées mais les lunettes de toilette sont vieilles, cassées et tachées. Par contre, le gros plus c'est l'accueil. Les employés sont vraiment très sympathiques, disponibles et très chaleureux.
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1 night romance trip Jul 26, 2015
Magali
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"また宿泊します"
プールもきれいで従業員が素晴らしい。英語も話せます。
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 27, 2015
A Traveler
JP
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