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Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
822 reviews
127 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

This looks like a great place to stay for a holiday. It has a flavor of Bali. Bungalows are set into a garden that leads to a beautiful cove with a sandy beach! It looks so quiet and so exclusive. The pool area is gorgeous. But I didn't stay at this resort. I only visited it and by reading other comments it seems that maintenance and service are its main flaws. What a pity! Because this looks like a real paradise.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Stayed here in June 2012, with a friend.
Rooms are big and cleaned every day. The bathroom really is nice, kind of gives you an outside feeling. Covered with plants (in pots), nice shower with warm water and a nice bath.
Room gets cleaned every day. Breakfast in the restaurant is included. It has a private beach (Crystal Bay) which is not the nicest I've seen, but it's ok.
The staff is friendly and helpfull.
Renting a scooter here is possible for 250 TBH per day and you don't have to deposit your passport. This way you can explore the island and Lamai / Chaweng. If you go out in the evening, like we did, just park your scooter in front of the Mercure hotel and you're good to go.
Taking extra guests to the hotel wasn't a problem at all. No questions asked.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed here either day of holding our wedding at the venue. The rooms are a little dated and cheap looking, however we rarely spent any time in the room taking advantage of the views and beautiful beach. The entrance to the sea is has plenty of dead coral so be careful not to slice your feet open.

The venue was perfect for the wedding being close to where guests were staying in Lamai. The food and beverage is good, however the morning breakfast could have been better.

I would recommend this hotel for young couples or families with children.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Paris
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Greatly located near Lamai but outside of the busy area full if concrete buildings, in a small fairly preserved bay with only a very few bungalows. Nice feeling of being in a cocoon outside of the madness of Lamai (which is 3 minutes away by car) and most particularly Chawen (10 min away by car).

We were upgraded to a see front deluxe room, which was breath taking.

A tiny problem with water in the shower: either cold or burning hot.

Service was useful although neither friendly nor smiling.

Room Tip: See view is so so, not worth paying more. Either you get a beach front room or you don't need to...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

The Samui Yacht Club is the largest of 4 small hotels that occupy the small beach in scenic Thongkatian bay. The bay is actually a small cove nestled in the highlands that separate the big commercial strip of Chaengwa Beach from the smaller Lamai Beach areas. The beach itself is sandy and clean (relatively). The bay is sheltered and it makes a great spot for swimming and splashing in shallow waters close to shore. Good for all ages. SYC's individual huts are roomy and the property takes-up a full half of the beach and the hillside along the east end of the bay. Each hut is roomy and those that accommodate an extra bed have plenty of room for 3 adults or a smaller family. Our room had a decent-size fridge and OK air conditioning. Great, right?

Unfortunately, the management seems incapable or disinterested in fully maintaining what was once one of the nicer places to stay in Samui. They are noticeably understaffed and the staff that is there, though friendly, are mildly disinterested. The bathroom tub was stained from old leaks and the faucets caked with calcium build-up from lack of attention (technically not dirty, per se). The rooms were superficially clean and a bit rundown. The pillows were lumpy and we only had a top sheet on the bed.

We saw dirty dishes all around poolside the day of our arrival that weren't cleaned up until mid-morning the next day. Although the breakfast buffet is meager and unimaginative, the food on the menu is actually pretty good and delivery is prompt and courteous. Just don't expect anyone to pick up your dirty dishes...ours sat on the patio for two days before I carried them down to the kitchen myself. The foliage is lush with orchids and massive trees...but totally unkempt and weedy.

But...would I come back again? Absolutely (though alone, my wife wouldn't join me). It's all about location and value. If you can stand less than top-notch and look past a little mold in the grout then you can enjoy one of the absolutely finest beaches and greatest views in Samui.

Room Tip: Ask for a view or a place by the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We spent a full week at the SYC. The location is next to perfect if you want a quiet get away with your family, but want to enjoy the beach, clear waters and beautiful weather. The few small restaurants on that beach served good Thai food (don't expect pizzas or burgers to be that great), and always fresh seafood and fruits. You can take a baht bus into town off the main road (takes about 10 minutes).

We had a beachfront deleuxe villa.Not sure what was deluxe about it other than it was cloer to the beach than the other villas. It was a good size, in fact, all the rooms seem to be quite large...large enough for a family to book one and have the kids on cots, and still have floor room. The state of the room, and the resort in general though, was old, run down and dirty. Not so dirty that we felt gross, but dirty in that things had not had a thorough scrubbing in a very long time. There were no bugs, so that was a plus! The safe didn't work, the bed was a brick to sleep on, but on the plus side, they provided us with a desktop computer and free wifi.

What let us down a bit about the place was the way our booking was handled. We booked directly through the SYC website (of which there are too, so it's confusing), and when we sent in our request they told us that we wold get a 20% discount because we booked through their website directly. We weren't given a booking reference number, just an email saying thanks, booking confirmed. I sent them my credit card number, which they had when we arrived, but they didn't have any of the communications from emails about the discount.

When we got there the concierge guy denied that any such arrangement had been made for a discount. In fact, he tried to argue with me. I wasn't about to fight about it, so I told him to sort it out and make the promised discount come true, which in the end, he did. The problem seems to stem from the fact that the main office is in Germany, and there is another office in Bangkok and no one seems to share information! The desk attendant's attitude was awful. Generally the staff there don't seem to happy. Not sure why. There are very few staff members, and maybe they're overworked? I don't know, but they did't seem friendly or happy. When we went to check out they billed us for the bar fridge amenities, which we didn't have. Turns out it wasn't stocked properly, but we were still billed for it, so check your bar fridge when you get there at the beginning or you'll pay for whatever is missing.

Anyway, the short story is book this place if you want cheap, large rooms on a quiet Thai beach, especially if you have little kids. It's ideal for that. Don't however expect them to be very helpful (no one picked us up at the airport like we had prearranged with them....the desk dude didn't seem to care at all.), and don't expect 5 star or even 4 star rooms. They're clearly 3 star, but you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Unless you have to be on the beach, don't book a beachfront deluxe room. They are identical to t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I came to Koh Samui again with my Mother. This time we stayed in Samui Yacht Club, because Orchid was under construction. This place is very quite, have big sweeming pool with jakuzji just on the beach. Breakfast was very good ( sweedish table) in the restaurant. Our bungalow has two big beds ,satelite tv, air con, fridge, safe deposit box, telephone, hot water, free - coffee, tea, towels , toilet paper everyday , wi-fi internet, and beautiful view to the sea from the terrace. It was cleaning every day. The service staff work very good and was very friendly and helpful. We spent the best holiday and we'll be back again .

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Crystal Bay Yacht Club
Address: 209/1 Moo 4, Ao Thongtakian | between Chaweng and Lamai, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Samui Yacht Club)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Bay Yacht Club 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crystal Bay Yacht Club sits on a small but perfect beach on the Island of Koh Samui in Thailand. The calm warm crystal clear sea, powder soft white sand and beautiful tropical gardens make this location truly special. The resort consists of 43 bungalows all set in over 12,000 square meters of lush tropical gardens. Many species of birds and butterflies can be seen enjoying the natural surroundings. ... more   less 
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Samui Yacht Club Hotel Lamai Beach
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