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Lamai Wanta
Ranked #18 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Centennial, Colorado
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“Beach hotel in a good location”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The hotel is located on Lamai beach and only few blocks from the city of Lamai. I stayed in a Garden Deluxe room. The room was plain...white walls, shower only, small TV, but the balcony had a nice bench and table to sit out and enjoy the garden. The pool and beach lounge chairs were right by the beach and provided a great view. The restaurant was not so great. The breakfast was mediocre and the food was overpriced. I'd skip the restaurant and go to the town for meals. The reception desk is not very accommodating for tours...overpriced. However, across the street was a tour vendor who can set you up with your needs. Definitely one of my favorites on Koh Samui.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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California
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed in the beachfront bungalow (#126) for five nights in mid-June. This quiet hotel is located directly on Lamai Beach, and consists of several bungalows (2 of which face onto the beach) and a lodge-like complex of rooms (not on the beach). There is a swimming pool between the bungalows and the sand, and, off to the side, an open sided restaurant that serves as the breakfast area in the morning. The hotel is located about two or three blocks from the main road, where shops, restaurants, pharmacies, markets, ATMs, and tourists are all quite plentiful. The floor of the ocean drops off fairly quickly at Lamai Beach, so it is excellent for actual swimming.

The bedroom and bathroom in our bungalow were spacious, clean, and inviting. Our room featured a comfortable king-sized bed, effective air conditioning, free WiFi, refridgerator, desk and chair, and television. The room was perfect for our needs. No complaints whatsoever.

Hotel staff was very helpful, efficient, and friendly. We set up two island tour activities through the front desk, and transportation to and from the airport was complimentary and timely. Breakfasts, which included eggs cooked to order, juices, local fruit selections, various rolls and cereals, bacon, ham and other items, were good and included in the overall price. Also included were coupons for a free Thai dinner for two and 20% off any meal served in the restaurant. We used both and the food was tasty, the service excellent.

We very much enjoyed our stay at Lamai Wanta.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Recently stayed a few nights in the Lamai Wanta hotel.
The room was a mosquito-infested dark cave... zero direct sunlight and many flying insects. Other rooms may be much better.
Overall the stay was still nice due to the great location of this hotel directly on the beach and the kind staff.

The good:
*Beachfront location
*Very quite yet still close to many shops and restaurants
*Friendly and mostly helpful staff
*Very good breakfast for a 3 star place with a nice fresh fruit selection. Breakfast restaurant being open to the beach was great.

The bad:
*Room: ground floor without any direct sunlight. Almost no privacy, as the opposite building was very close by. Many mosquitoes in the room. Only comment of the staff was something like "you should get mosquito spray from the 7/11 around the corer". Otherwise the room was clean but felt tired with a small CRT-TV (not that one would really need a TV in Samui) and a noisy fridge
*The beach in this part of Lamai is almost white but the sand is not very fine. No comparison to other beaches in Thailand

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the lamai wants for 3 nights - had one of the cheaper rooms on the 3rd floor overlooking a vacant lot -the room was functional with an adjoining shower /toilet - cable tv & safe in room -it did get very bright early so bring nightshades and earplugs (for late night revellers coming home) staff were really nice and very helpful - they do a great breakfast good way to kick off the day -pool is lovely and location of the hotel is awesome -smack bang in lamai 5 min walk to everything -it was value for money for the nights we stayed -was very family orientated but wasn't an issue for couples ..hope this helps !

  • Stayed June 2013
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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I was tipped off by my friend who had previously stayed at the hotel and rather enjoyed his time there. However, I was a bit dissapointed when I was showed to my room. Second floor, room balcony overlooking at another block. I didn't mind, as I wasn't going to spend much time indoors anyway. Room was ok. Furniture was a bit tired. Bedding wasn't changed every day I believe.

Restaraunt is fine, but, I am not sure one will frequent it with so many great eateries just around the corner. I went there on a couple of occasions, just to try it out and then before leaving to use the complimentary discount coupon hotel provided at the check in.

The greatest thing about this hotel is the location. 1 min walk and you're right in the middle of Lamai Beach road with plenty to see around and explore.

All in all, 7 night stay for roughly 17K bhat is a bit too expensive (and no breakfast included). And I agree with one of the reviewers: just when I arrived I saw the sign outside the hotel offering rooms for just as much as 1K bhat per night..Hmm, that would make me think..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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london
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Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

I am currently staying at this lovely hotel . close to everything you need . Sumui lovely .weather great and hotel staff wonderful . It suits couples singles and family alike. The only downfull was breakfast was poor and not worth it when you can walk 3 min for better as breakfast cold when I asked for hot. Pool lovely.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights with my gf during off-season in May. Nice and clean rooms, excellent staff and located directly on the beach. We spent most of our day time on sun beds next to the pool with occasionally dips in the sea. With the hotel restaurant on one side of the pool and their massage place on the other side we had all we needed right there on the beach. Lamai is calm and quiet in off-season. Just a fantastic place to spend some relaxing days.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lamai Wanta
Address: 124/264 Moo 3 | Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamai Wanta 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun, flowers, smile and momentums of happiness is all about our boutique beach resort “Lamai Wanta Beach Resort”.Located at the main coast of Lamai, at the heart of Koh Samui. Lamai Wanta provides a perfect atmosphere to rejuvenate your soul, reward a floral holiday, recharge your batteries and relax at the most cozy private beach of Lamai Wanta. The Boutique Resorts offer 74 most convenient room on floral theme with plush amenities and spacious size of bed. A floral sunbath, and smile therapies are just a few activity to name about, but lots to see when you are here. Reawaken your freshness of mind with the subtle rhythms of waves softly lapping the pristine aroma of herbs and flower. Enjoy the warmness of hospitality Lamai Wanta Beach Resort. ... more   less 
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