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Tropical Palm Resort
Ranked #5 of 72 Maret B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful hotel and lovely staff!”
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel was brilliant the staff were really lovely they chatted and smiled all day long. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from town which was great for us as we wanted peace and quiet while still being able to head out for tea or a few drinks although the food at the hotel was brilliant and they will make you anything you like. It is about a 15 minute walk to the beach but it is worth the walk ask the ladies at the hotel where to go, they told us about the little quiet beach which is abit closer and is was lovely really quiet and out the way of all the beach bar. We stay here for 10 days and I cud have honestly stayed longer as I loved it I would defiantly stay again!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We spent our first week out of a month in Thailand at Tropical Palm. We bookd based on the great reviews. It is indeed a lovely place, and though not a luxury resort the staff works very hard to please. And the price is a HUGE value for money. Since it's set a bit out of the way of the city, Paul and Dave, the owners, will run you down to town or to the supermarket to get anything you might need. The place is extremely clean, and the pool is big and refreshing with plenty of sunbeds.

A few clarifications and tips:

- It is under the B&B category but it's not - and it doesn't include breakfast. Breakfast is about $5 US, so not too bad but good to know. The food at the restaurant is nice and not expensive, but you might want to venture out for some variety. YOU MUST TRY Romantic Bamboo - see a separate review

- The bed was very hard the first night and when we said something the next day they brought us a mattress topper that made it much more comfortable

- If we weren't there with a baby we definitely would have rented the inexpensive Mopeds from the front desk

- Rooms are equipped with refrigerators so stock up on snacks and drinks

- Best to arrange airport transfer through the hotel - many taxi drivers don't know where it is

- Paul likes Cadbury Chocolate which you can't get in Thailand, so bring him a bit as a nce token :)

- The rooms are spacious but no frills. Only for TV stations.

- Wifi works great!!

- Bring cash because if you settle your bill with a credit card there's a 5% surcharge

Room Tip: All rooms are identical (the bottom floor has slightly bigger bathrooms) and they all have balconies...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Not long returned from my our fourth stay here in about 2 years and good to see nothing has changed. Still the same excellent service and hospitality. Sorry to see that Ya has left but she has gone onto things better suited for herself and I wish her well. In saying this, Pen has done a grand job of stepping up and along with her new helper, they seem to be keeping the same high standards of housekeeping. Nou and the rest of the team were as excellent as always. An added bonus was also to see the return some of friends that we had made out here on a previous stay.

If you're looking for a quality place that's friendly, quiet but not far from the hussle & bussle of town if you want it, you won't go far wrong here! Keep up the good work and see you all again soon guys!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Just come back from 12 nights in The Tropical Palm and found it to be just as we expected - not many places you can say that about. Nothing we can say that hasn't already been said over and over again. Dave, Paul (owners) and staff will go out of their way to help. Always happy - the girls are always giggling and laughing. Whenever we wanted a lift to or from the town/beach we were always accommodated - until we had the freedom of a scooter, which was another great experience. Would definitely go there again. Jan and Nigel

Room Tip: We had room 215 - upstairs - which had lovely view of the mountains above the rooftops.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

The Tropical palm is located just outside of Lamai (about a 10 minute car drive) and it is very easy to get in to town either by hiring a moped or the owner runs a pick up and drop off service which was very nice and helpful. All the staff at the hotel were very nice and helpful, even booked our onwards tickets to the next island for us. The rooms are big and clean And tidy. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in this area of Koh Samui. Excellent hotel and very good value.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Situated not to far from Lamai Beach, you will find this amazing resort.

We stayed there for about a week, and it's a very nice place to be.

The staff, the owner and everyone else at this resort will make you feel like home, meeting you with a very relaxed and positive atmosphere.

The pool was nice, the rooms perfect and kept clean everyday, and best of all, this place will accommodate both backpackers and charter, with a very reasonable price.

And don't worry about getting around, you can easily hire a bike at the resort or the owners will drive you around and pick you up as well:)

This place is definitely worth a visit and it will get 5 stars in my book:)

Thomas - Denmark

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Till now I stayed in alot of resorts/hotels in alot of countries, but never before I met such a cordial hospitality and helpful kindness. I am a single Belgian traveller and this year I booked my journey to Thailand in the office of Touroperator JOKER in Antwerp (also to recommend because very friendly and helpful staff!). Because I planned to visit Koh Samui I consulted their site with the list of resorts/hotels in Koh Samui, and there I found out that the TROPICAL PALM RESORT AND SPA in Lamai seemed to be a very interesting place to stay, not only for the high quality but also for the requested roomrates. The staff recommended this resort and also on the site of TRIPADVISOR I red alot of very positive reviews about this resort. I didn't hesitate and booked for a stay of 16 days. Once arrived I felt immediately a cordial hospitality and a very helpful kindness of all the staffmembers: the owners Paul and Dave, and the Thai ladies El, Nou, Pen and Ya.
The Resort is located on a hillside of Lamai in a real tropical, quiet neighbourhood. A walk to the city and seaside takes about 15/20 minutes. Most of the time Paul offers to give his guests a lift to and back from the city/seaside. It's also possible to rent a scooter or a car at the resort for a very low rate (for example: daily rate for a scooter = 250 Baht) and it's not necessary to pay an amount in advance or to give the passport in warranty!
The rooms are very clean and give alot of comfort: nice bathroom with shower, a fridge, a waterboiler to make coffee/tea, a safetybox, a TV... and every room has a nice quite large terrace with a table and some chairs. Every day the rooms receive a good careful maintenance of the Thai staff.
The swimmingpool is very nice and clean.
In the cosy restaurant the provided breakfast is very tasty (thanks to Nou and El !). It's also possible to have lunch and dinner à la carte and there Nou prooves that she is a very good cook!
I'd like to illustrate Paul's unbeleavable kindness. During my stay I had to go to the hospital where I had to stay for some days: every day Paul came to the hospital to visit me, sometimes in the company of one of the Thai ladies of the staff! I will never forget this cordial and warm sensitivity!
When you're visiting Koh Samui, the TROPICAL PALM RESORT AND SPA is really THE IDEAL PLACE to stay !!!Thanks alot Paul, Dave, El, Nou, Pen and Ya!
Jacques / Belgium

Room Tip: The rooms on the groundfloor give access to the swimmingpool and garden, the rooms on the first floo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Tropical Palm Resort
Address: 23/2 Moo 6, Maret, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Maret
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropical Palm Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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