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Maenam Resort
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed in this hotel for two nights on our way to other island. One night in December and another one a week later in January.
The first night was great. A beautiful bungalow, good enough food in the restaurant, and even though there were families staying around, it was very calm. It has an OK location if you want to rest, close enough to a few restaurants and shops, and right at the sea.
The second night, though, was disappointing. They gave us a very old and ugly cabin, right next to the street. It was noisy and not nice-looking. However, we had to pay the same amount of money.

Room Tip: Ask them to put you in a new bungalow and - definitely - away from the street!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Daltoniana
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed hear for 3 night as we were travelling throuh the islands and find this place it has an amazing location as our doors open right onto the beach, its was beautiful, rooms are average no tv but you dont really need much in room when u staying right on a beach! Had great bars just down the beach. The Food was quiet nice 2 in hotel handy for breakfast and the staff were really nice and helpful we also hired a car of them 2 go 2 the other side of the island and they were very well priced and car was so comfortable and easy place 2 drive round as its 1 big ring road round island, I would stay hear again

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank nicole m
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Stayed at this resort and thought the staff at the Restaurant very miserable. Slow and seemed very unhappy to serve you. Food appalling too and not a very good atmosphere, preferred to eat next door at Shangrila bungalows where the staff actually seemed happy to see you.
Bungalows nice and location on the beach lovely but there are places that offer a much more welcoming experience for your holiday, which is after all very important. Owner very nice and friendly but obviously not passing it onto her staff.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank joanna n
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

My sister recommended this place to me - otherwise we would not have found it and probably would not have chosen it either. After staying at some higher end hotels first we weren`t quite sure what to expect, but this place is pretty good. The bungalows are nice and spacious- not perfect and a bit outdated, but they`ve got everything you need - hot water, aircondition and a fridge. The best part is the location - right on the beach and the price! The beach is lovely, the best stretch of mae nam beach if you ask me and it is cleaned every morning. Lots of shade from the palm trees.
There is a restaurant which is ok for breakfast and lunch, but nothing special. i would not have my dinner here. We ate both at the Santiburi resort next door which was expensive, but really good - and at Toy`s (bythe main road) which was very cheap and also very good.
The bungalows could use some upgrading - and the service is not really great... Everything is very slow and the smiles are missing completely. Still - would stay there again - great value!

Room Tip: Go for a first row beach front bungalow if you can!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Siri B
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I stayed here in 2007 and liked it so much I decided to return and after 5 years, I wasn't disappointed. We booked a beachfront room which is directly on the beach. It had a good sized bathroom with large shower and there was plenty of storage space in the room. There is a verandah with table and chairs looking out over the beach. There is no TV but this is more of a bonus for me. The beach is beautiful and quiet and the outlook is 5-star. The restaurant is ok, service not great but if you're not in a hurry it doesn't matter. We enjoyed the service in Shady Resort next door, enter from the beachfront.

The 2 staff that are only there during the day are very friendly and helpful but if you have a problem in the evening don't expect too much service. Wifi was not free but fairly cheap and I found it worked much better in the reception area. I love this place and won't hesitate to return again - paradise on Samui.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank familyminato
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Reviewed 13 August 2012 via mobile

Having read a number of reviews of this place we really weren't sure what we were going to discover. However, our worries couldn't have been more unfounded. We decided to take a third row bungalow in low season (June) and were delighted to be given a free upgrade to a second row bungalow. The room was really lovely, not at all tired or outdated. It was very spacious with a lovely large, clean bathroom and big verandah. We didn't have the sea views, but we were just metres from the gorgeous beach and had lovely garden setting.
Maenam beach itself is lovely and quiet - gorgeous clean golden sand and great water for swimming and wallowing.
My only negative would be the terrible service at the hotel's restaurant. The serving staff are just miserable, not one smile from any of them! On our first day we waited an hour for a pad Thai and sandwich, and didn't receive any acknowledgement of our wait so didn't eat there again. However, if you walk up the track to Maenam village on the main road (5 mins away) there are some great local restaurants. Our favourite is Toy's - absolutely brilliant Thai food which Toy herself cooks and serves - she was so friendly and welcoming we went back there again and again! Also it's great value and huge portions!
Overall I would recommend Maenam resort and will definitely consider staying again myself on future visit to Samui.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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1  Thank BertievonSorrol
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

This is a great place for a beach holiday - away from the club scene - lovely beachside bungalows, friendly helpful staff and the swimming is excellent - just walk in n- not to cold, clean and hard to get out. No pool but you dont need one. You can also hire A MOTORBIKE AND GO TO THE LOCAL MARKET IN THE MORNING, BUY SOME CRABS AND THE STAFF WILL COOK THEM UP FOR breakfast for a small charge. Great value and you dont need a TV!

Room Tip: get a bungalow on the beach - its worth it!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank johnindarwin
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Additional Information about Maenam Resort

Address: 1/3 Moo 4 | Meanam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Nam
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Mae Nam
Price Range: £43 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Mae Nam Hotel Mae Nam
Maenam Resort Ko Samui, Thailand

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