"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 okGenuine Expedia guest review
"good average hotel"
it was good for the money, the staffs were very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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 Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it's a nice hotel, surround buy little shops nice for walkingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over all is a good place to stay"
The hotel is big and nice...my only complaint is the with the cleaning of the rooms, specially the bathrooms :(Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Large complex with variety"
Lovely old style colonial rooms. A good variety of eating venues and two swimming pools. Access to the beachfront.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice place in it's day"
overall was ok but nothing special. it had nuances of raffles hotel but needs a make overGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
"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, Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet but very nice hotel"
Would be happy to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Koh Samui.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
All the staff very friendly. We stayed for 9 nights and enjoyed every minute well done to all of the staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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:)Genuine Expedia guest review
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 againGenuine Expedia guest review
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!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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
"close to the beach"
The entire stay at Buddy Samui was fantastic. The Junior suite was so spacious and super clean and warm. The hotel had 2 pools one on the Lamai beach which was very convenient. Excellent service throughout!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful and comfort hotel, nice restaurant on the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely hotel and complex! great pleasent and friendly staff would definatly stay hee againGenuine Expedia guest review
It's located in a quite area, excellent if our plan is relaxing around. The beach is not a paradise neither the worst. A bit dirty but is not the hotel is the area in general. Easy to go everywhere, rent a scooter will be a good and cheap option. Hotel has 2 swiming pools, Jacuzzi, front beach bar and a good "pool beach "balcony". It is very comfortable […] and wi-fi is for free (Sometimes doesn't work but there are desktops avaiable) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Buddy Oriental Hotel (not good)"
I had a bad experience in this hotel. Every day something was not working properly. I had to change my room 4 times due to noise (you literally can hear your neighbours as if they are with you inside the room), smell, sound of generators, etc. Expedia informed me prior to my trip me that I will be picked up at the airport by the hotel shuttle. No one […] was waiting for me at the airport. When I called, the person on the phone was not able to understand the problem, so I ended up taking and paying for taxi. One of the reasons I chose this hotel is wifi access. But it was not working!!! The electronic key to the room was also not working properly. Over 3 days, I had to go up and down to the reception, call engineer, etc to sort it out. On a number of occasions, I've been woken up in the very early morning by mistakes by hotel staff who thought I booked excursions. Some of the staff were helpful and nice, but others lack basic customer service skills and do not understand English. Overall this hotel has unduly generated so much stress for me during what could have been a relaxing and peaceful stay. So I wouldn't recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel but poor beach"
hotel excellent but beach over road pretty poor. staff could improve their english. i booked a boat to another island only to find the ticket they had sold me wasnt a return, which i needed and asked for.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Buddy oriental lamai"
Excellent hotel beds were uncomfortable we stayed in a twin room others may be better. Beach is not very nice at hotel almost none there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everything is pleasant!"
The Colonial building is awesome,the room is well decorated,neat,clean and the balcony is lovely. There's 2 swimming pool,in the main building and across the street by the beach which is still the hotel property. Breakfast is good,Wifi is not great but it's free. 5mins by motorbike to the heart of Lamai where all the shops and resto and crowd. 10mins […] to Chaweng beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Luxe-resort voor een prikje."
Dit resort was vorig jaar nog het splinternieuwe "Buddy Continental Resort". Ik heb het nog weten bouwen. Het was het meest luxueuze project ooit in Lamai Beach. Misschien te luxueus zodat men het aan de Manathai group heeft moeten verkopen (???) Hoewel splinternieuw, waren er nu reeds werken aan de rechterzijde van de inrijlaan, er werden winkels vernieuwd. […] Ook was het privéstrand aan de overzijde van de grote baan afgesloten zodat het grote zwembad, strand, strandrestaurant en -bar niet bereikbaar waren. Dit wist ik echter want gelezen op de website van Manathai. Net dankzij deze werken heb ik hier nu voor een fractie van de normale prijs een kamer kunnen boeken. Op het binnenplein van het hotel ligt een prachtig zwembad met een warmwater-jacuzzi, hier ook een bar en restaurant. Dus alle luxe voor een prikje. Prachtige kamer in koloniale stijl met hemelbed.Witgelakte houten lambrizering, echte parket vloeren, marmeren badkamer. Balkon op het binnenplein met zwembad. Alle luxe voorhanden. 5 sterren waardig. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
J'ai posté un avis qui ne vous convient pas Je n'avais que transcrits ma déception sur votre site qui prévient de travaux 3 jours avant mon départ J'ai passé 5 nuits dans les odeurs de peinture donc RASGenuine Expedia guest review
Ein sehr schönes und ruhiges Hotel in einer tollen Lage. 2 sehr schöne Pools bieten eine tolle Grundlage zum entspannen.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Okay, men ikke hvad vi forventede"
Det var såmænd et fint hotel/resort, og værelserne er pæne(ikke så store). Der er dog en del mangler på dette hotel. 1. Meget ustabilt internet, man bliver smidt af ca. 2-5 minut, hvilket er meget frustrerende i længden. 2. Man skal være opmærksom på at der er en meget travl vej mellem hovedbygningen og den store pool, der er derfor en del larm når […] man ligger ved poolen, da vejen er meget trafikeret. 3. Udsigten som er vist på billederne er kun ved den store pool, udsigten fra værelserne er enten ind i en skov, eller ned til den lille pool, som ligger inde i hovedbygningen. 4. Der er et stykke ind til Lamai. 5. Ingen strand, da det vand man kan se på billederne er fyldt med fiskebåde og fiskere. 6. Tv'et er ubrugeligt, det hyler og udbudet af kanaler er få(jeg kunne hvertfald ikke se VM eller Tour). Næste gang jeg skal til Samui, vil jeg nok ikke vælge dette sted, hvis jeg ville bo udenfor Lamai. Min familie boede på Samaya Bura(100 meter fra Manathai), morgenmaden var dog ikke lige så god, men udsigten var fantastisk, det er billigere og så er hotellet bare lidt hyggeligere og meget flottere lavet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
hôtel tres bien il y a deux piscines en revanche la plage de l'hotel n'est pas terrible pour pas dire affreuse, mais de super plage à moins de 3 min en scooter. hotel très bien situé proche des grandes place LAMAI ET CHAWENG, et dans un endroit très calme il ya de nombreux service. je vous le conseille nous n'avons pas du tout été decu.Genuine Expedia guest review
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