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“Perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas”
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Kanok Buri Resort
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Lipa Noi
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Just got back from 9 nights at Kanok Buri with my fiance - really enjoyed it. This is a quiet hotel on a quiet beach so do not come here if you are looking for active night life etc. This was just what we wanted. Kanok Buri has hotel rooms in the main building which is where we booked in advance - all have a balcony with jacuzzi. They also have beautiful villas set in gardens either with or without plunge pool - after seeing these we asked reception how much it would be to upgrade and for a bargain 1000baht/night we bagged ourselves the front villa with plunge pool (304) - this worked out much cheaper than upgrading on the various websites before arriving. One thing you need to be aware of if you book a villa in advance is that they only have a certain amount of them on the beach side of road which splits the resort (when I say road, it is pretty quiet) - I would definitely try and get one on the beach side.

The hotel's restaurant was excellent - not as cheap as in the major resorts but then you expect this without the competition being there. However Big John's seafood restaurant next door was also really good - seafood platter was excellent. There were a couple of typical Thai roadside restaurants outside the hotel too. We went over to Lamai to the night market and this was about 25mins away in a taxi - pretty much the closest place for nightlife.

Kanok Buri is perfect for relaxation - you can get awy from everything here - the staff are freindly and courteous without being in your face all the time.

Oh and the best part of all of it - the sunsets - we saw four of the best sunsets we have ever seen around the world whilst we were here whilst knocking back your bottle of singha or sipping your Mai Tai!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

We have just returned from 6 days at Kanok Buri. Having spent 12 days hectic touring. This was the perfect retreat to unwind. We were there along with 36 others for our son's wedding. It was arranged by the hotel and the couple themselves and was an unforgetable experience. The setting is unrivalled and peaceful but it is easy to arrange taxis or hire a car to go further afield. The rooms are large, including the bathrooms, and well equipped with good air conditioning which I didn't find too noisy.. There is also a fridge and tea/coffee facilities in the room.We had a pool villa which I loved but one of my sons had a jaccuzi room with balcony in the main hotel and it was very good as well.This Hotel is not too big which makes it easy to get to the facilities. The pool is very good and set by the sea and terrace. The breakfast has a very varied choice and is served on the terrace overlooking the sea or in your room if required. Food is available all day and there is a varied choice of a good standard. There are a few other eating places a stroll away along the sand and a very cheap place across the road serving very acceptable food . The beach has lovely soft sand and the sea goes out a long way before it gets too deep to stand, making it very safe for children. I was very sad to leave and would be happy to return to relax and unwind.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank scottishlass062
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

Konak Buri, a resort at Lepa Noi beach, is a beautiful place away from the busy shores of Koh Samui. Good food, peaceful time and clean rooms await you at Konak Buri… but the most striking aspect of this resort is the most hospitable and helpful staff in the world.

During our stay in Koh Samui, we met with a minor road mishap, resulting into some serious injuries. The unforgettable support of the staff (especially Jane and Jum - possibly the best human beings and amazing hosts we ever met) of the resort during this testing time was a pleasant surprise.!! Being in an unknown land, the supportive staff went out of their way to help us and make our stay the most comfortable. The accident did not permit us to enjoy the beauty of Koh Samui, but we return with the memories of the warmth shown by the staff in Konak Buri, which has touched us deeply.

Kudos to the staff at Konak Buri.!!

Konak Buri is the place you would rather be if you are in Koh Samui.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank voyagerclicks
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

The resort is beautiful, the rooms are clean, modern and spacious, lovely quiet beach and we got a villa with private pool at a great price. The reception staff are especially lovely.
The only downfall was my phone and money stolen from my locked room. The hotel eventually upgraded us, however the door was still locked when I arrived back to the room so I suspect it may have been staff, who also knew we would be out all evening.
Also, watch out for the noisy frogs at night! Ribbit!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EnglandCornflake
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Reviewed 26 March 2011

Small hotel on the beach. Very good for some relax. Nice beach (water temp. 29ªC), the sand is wider than in other beaches in the island, bur in low tide the botom of the sea is a covered with sediments. This is due to a very soft inclination of the land platform. It means in low tide you have shalow water for more than 50/60 metres. The advantage is that there's almost no waves and the sea is absolute quiet. Very good for the litle one's. There's nothing close by so if you want go some place rent a car or a scooter (very cheap). There´s a small food store in front (local Thai) and the people are very friendly. You can eat local food for a very, very reduced price, if you enjoy thai food. Local beer is nice. The rooms are quite spacious and clean. The restaurant has nice snacks and the food is good.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

If you are looking for quite romantic place to spend your time then I would recommend this hotel. Which is about 40-50 mins from airport and away from the night life. We stayed at family villa with swimming pool and it was convenient to our needs. The villa’s area is so beautiful like walking into a secret garden and offers privacy. The hotel divided into 2 parts the villas with swimming pools are cross the road in which we need to walk to reach the other part that is located over the sea.
The villa’s rooms and bathrooms are well organized and clean. The hotel’s staffs are so helpful in everything they would offer their assistance and make sure of our comfort. The hotel offers room services, spa, transportation with charges, and free bicycles to roam around the area. You can as well walk as the area is beautiful to walk and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding nature. The area around the hotel doesn’t offer much the nearest nightlife area is about 10-15 mins by car. The breakfast might need lil improvements however; overall I enjoyed the beach, the sun and the sea.

I would recommend the hotel can have more beach activities that will be nice …

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Thank OrchiBaby
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Family pool villa was convinient for family of four. Resorts decor, clealiness, food and facilities was great. We all had a excellent experience in our eleven days stay. Special thanks for frendly staff.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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6  Thank Sannastiina
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Address: 84 Moo2 Lipa Noi Beach, Lipa Noi, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Lipa Noi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Lipa Noi
Price Range: £34 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kanok Buri Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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