"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
This is a great hotel in a great location. Very comfortable and the whole staff is very friendly. They really make you feel at home. The hotel is located in the Northern Part of Lamai beach which is a bit quiter location but close enough to whole the life and 1 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches. In the same complex of the hotel you will […] find everything, from an Irish pub to a grocery store. Very convenient. I can't think of a better place where to spend a vacation. Insider tip about Samui: Rent a motorbike and start exploring the island! 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 Samui"
Very good hotel with a good location. Breakfast was big and good. Sea was near. I recommend this hotel if you want good quality.Genuine Hotels.com 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
"home from home"
fantastic. 1 of the staff,Rin,even got his sister to take us to the airport as needed early ride. already been there twice and i will be back for sure.Genuine Expedia guest review
Jag bor här för andra gången och tycker läget är bra. Kan förstå om vägen intill kan vara störande för barnfamiljer med jag själv gillar liv och rörelse omkring mig. Stranden är väl inte den bästa men infinitypoolen väger upp det hela. Rent och snyggt hotell med bra bekvämligheter både runt och på hotellet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotellet heter Buddy Resort numera. Bra o vete när man ska ta taxi för ingen visste vad Manathai va för något. Bra hotell , fräscht , schysst gym. 10min till andra stranden där det är mer livat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trevligt hotel, god frukost"
Hotellet var mycket trevligt, lite långt ifrån restauranger och barer. Det går dock att gå ca 15 min - 20 min till Lamai (där fanns även en supertrevlig nattmarknad vissa dagar). Annars billigt med tuk-tuk. Tror vi betalade runt 350-400 bath till Chaweng. Det är 2 pool-områden varav ett ligger vid stranden. Det går att gå längs stranden (vada i vattnet […] vissa partier) en lång sträcka och kan då få en superfin promenad. Jag rekommenderar detta hotell. Bra frukost, blandat med varm-mat och det vanliga (frukt, ägg, bröd, pannkakor osv) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hôtel digne de sa note, idéal pour un séjour en famille. Bémol : L'emplacement n'est pas le meilleur puisqu'il faut traversé la route pour se rendre à la plage et une fois sur celle ci on entend les sifflets des agents de circulation toute la journée. La plage n'est pas la plus belle de l'ile mais reste sympa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hôtel récent très bien situé à Lamai, correspondant à la fiche de description. Petit déjeuner très copieux et diversifié. Services de l'hôtel efficaces. Personnel agréable. Piscine et jacuzzi plaisants. Par contre se méfier des taxi qui rodent devant l'hôtel, prêt à vous promener aux quatre coins de l'île pour des tarifs bien supérieur à la normale. […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Super hôtel mais la plage ne est pas très propre Simon rien à redireGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Preisleisungsverhältnis sehr gut. Das Personal stets freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die ganze Anlage inkl. Zimmer war sehr sauber. Das Frühstück für Thaiverhältnisse sehr reichhaltig. Einzig was uns nicht so gefallen hat war der Strand des Hotels. Und noch zu erwähnen war das überaus, bequeme, grosse, mit 4 Kopfkissen und Moskitonetz ausgestattete Him […] melbett. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"personnel tres accueillant"
personnel tres accueillant chambre tres propre et bien située,petit dej copieux et large choix pour un prix vraiment tres interressantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Buddy Oriental Samui var en vanvittig støjende oplevelse. Besluttede allerede efter 1 time, at jeg måtte væk. Hotellet ligger på den ene side af en stærkt befærdet vej med deraf megen støj.Også fordi 2 ansatte fra hotellet med politifløjter standsede trafikken, så hotellet gæster kunne komme over vejen. Poolområdet ligger helt op ad vejen på den anden […] side af hotellet, efterfulgt af restaurenten og til sidst en meget lille strand med koraler. Der var en forretningsarkade op til hotellet samt et springvand, der larmede som Gefion springvandet. Der kørte nonstop violinkoncert udenfor på forretningsarkaden, som man også havde glæde af på værelset. Jeg overnattede en nat, og koncerten kørte stadig da jeg faldt i søvn kl. 2300.Balkongerne på værelset var ca. 1/2 m2, men dørende kunne ikke åbnes. Havde afregnet i receptionen for mad mv. inden jeg gik i seng, da jeg skulle tidligt af sted næste morgen. Men hotellet påstod at jeg ikke havde afregnet, men efter 20 min. måtte de erkende, at jeg faktisk havde betalt. Jeg havde fået oplyst, at jeg ikke kunne nå morgenmaden. Dette viste sig ikke at være rigtigt, idet morgenmaden var i gang, da jeg kom ned. Jeg fik dog en madpakke med en flaske vand. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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