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Samed Resort
Ranked #22 of 62 Ko Samet B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 June 2011

We stayed in Samed Resort for the last three nights we spent in Thailand. We could hardly have made a better choice! The rooms, service an food are fantastic. I am sort of a foodie and we enjoyed Tims recommendations for dinner, which were always fantastic and some of the best Thai food we had during our travel. Tim was always available to answer out questions and the staff on general was very helpful. As earlier posters said, the beach is not the most beautiful, but who cares when you can easily walk to whichever beach pleases you most. If you have a light sleep be sure to bring earplugs, since the crickets and frogs might sometimes get a bit crazy. Still, this is a fantastic place to relax and get some good food and good vibes.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

My wife and I didnt get to stay here however we did manage to call in several times in the evening for a few drinks. A very laid back cruisy place beside the beach. Perfect for a drink while watching the sun go down. Friendly staff and good food. Recommend.

Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

Samet resort is an ideal resort to stay if you're looking for a place to take a real break from reality and settle into the original feel that Thailand use to offer to travellers before tourism took over the islands. Set on the other side of the island, Samet resort offers, the best Thai cuizine on the island, a range of beautifully restored/built bungalows catering to all budgets from high to low, an incredibly relaxing and chilled out atmosphere in the lounging area that leads right on to the beach including hammocks that swing right over the top of it and my favourite place - a tree house that hangs right over the top of the sand, and of course some great friendly service by the owner who will look after you whatever your needs.

At Samet there are plenty of extras, including being able to rent a motorbike, go out Wakeboarding (great fun and Tim will show you how its done), massages, beauty therapy, speed boat trips (you can get a speedboat to/from the resorts beach of you don't fancy the long boat ride to the island), in the lounge there's a pool table, table tennis,and free wi-fi which is a huge benefit to anyone with a laptop.

For someone doing some work, needing the right sort of atmosphere, to relax and have some thinking time, it's a perfect place to spend your day (or weeks as it can be), taking it easy with a stunning view of Thailand's well known sandy beach and clear blue sea.

About 10 mins away from the main shops and the busier side of the island, Samet resort is the perfect place to get away from it all but be close enough at the same time, so if you're ready to get down to some serious relaxing chilling out, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank Yin_11
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

This resort is located on the northern part of Koh Samed Island, at a 30 minutes walking distance from the main beach (situated on the west coast). It is therefore ideal if you want to escape the noise and have some peace at night.

The bungalows are very basic but clean. We had one bungalow with fan and cold shower and gave the nicest to the children (hot water and Air-Con). It is important to bring additional sheets and a mosquito net although the staff kindly sprayed the bungalows around 6 pm. The price (800 Bath / bungalow) does not include breakfast, and you need to count approx 150 Bath / person / breakfast. We really recommend to have the breakfast at Ao Noi Na; the quantities are huge (compared to other restaurants on the main beach) and the eggs perfectly cooked.

The staff and the manager/owner are very friendly but I disliked the heavy music that the manager/owner is listening to all day long (and that was getting a little bit on my nerves – especially when you are willing to watch peacefully the sea, with a book, in a hamac). The view from the hotel is OK although the beach is really not attractive (we did not even go for a swim). The service at the restaurant is really bad (they never managed to bring us our four dishes at the same time), most probably because of a lack of staff in the kitchen. I recommend this place if you don’t want to put a lot of money in accommodation while staying on Koh Samed.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Thank valschmitt
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Do not expected much. You have for your money but no more. I feel unsafe as the window of the washroom could not close well. Bed a bit hard but of course you don't come here to spend hours in bed while the beach is near.
If you have a bit more budget, you can consider a better one but it's ok for a 2-3 stays away of the city of Bangkok.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Thank voyageurautourdumond
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

We stayed at Samed Resort for three nights. We spent the first night in another resort down the road, but found it to be high quality, but expensive, had a closed-off beach and they kept playing cheesy cover music in the resor seaside. It wasn't bad, but not great.

We switched to Samed resort which is a family-run small business which includes 13 rooms, a bar, restaurant and laidback resort spot on the beach. Internet is free, but didn't reach into our room. That wasn't a problem because relaxing in the resort area was very comfortable. The owner makes a great selection of cocktails for 150 bath (you get an additional 10% discount on all purchases at the restaurant and bar if you're staying there), the food was good (on par or above the restaurants of the other resorts or the village which is about 15 minutes walking).

We also rented scooters which are 300 Baht per day (local prices are around 100 Baht / hour, 250-350 for a day). They were not in great shape (brake a bit loose, speed meter and gas indicator not working), but they got the job done. When we returned them the next day a few hours late it wasn't even mentioned.

The owner plays a selection of contemporary music which you'll probably like if you'r in your 30's-40's. Think Morcheeba/Massive Attack/Chilli Peppers/Amy Winehouse/Old soul/House classics.

The rooms are no-frills and very good value for money. Ours had an airco and hot shower, darkened windows (to reduce heat by sunlight), a two-person bed (which was a hard, but otherwise fine), a TV. Don't expect anything fancy, but just the comfortable basics.

All-in-all our visit was a great success and a perfect way to end three weeks of traveling through Thailand. It's an excellent place to chill-out and stay for longer than you had intended.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2010

Arrived at samed resort, thinking of staying for 3 or 4 days ended up staying 9 and still didn't want to leave!! Cool rooms, cool staff who make you feel really welcome. A great location and the best food around without doubt!! Can't beat the yellow curry!! Had a brilliant time, can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed: November 2010
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1  Thank Luke_Amy
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Address: Ao Noi Na, Ko Samet, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Rayong Province > Ko Samet
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Ranked #22 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Samet
Number of rooms: 9
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