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“A hidden laid back gem”
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Samed Resort
Ranked #22 of 61 Ko Samet B&B and Inns
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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2  Thank Michiel22x
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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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Reviewed 17 December 2010

John the resort owner was extremely accomodating. The staff are friendly and the food is great.If you like water sports John has all the local connections. The rooms are clean spacious and cozy. Have a fun time in Koh Samet.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank clephas
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

Had such a wonderful time at Samed Resort. The bungalows were nice and clean and great value for money compared to other resorts on the island, which were very expensive.
The staff were very welcoming and friendly and I spent many nights relaxing in the lovely chill out restaurant enjoying great food and good cocktails.
The garden and resort is kept beautiful by the staff...they work really hard to keep it looking clean and tidy. They also have very friendly doggies! :)
I really liked the location as it was a pleasant 20 min stroll to the main beach and it was nice and quiet for sleeping. Samed is set back away from the main busy beach bars and restaurants...but easy to get there and back by motorbike or taxi for a reasonable price.
What a great place to stay...will definately be returning there in future! :)

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Josephinaroo
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

What an amazing place we stumbled on when visiting Koh Samet. We planned on going for 3 days and ended up staying for nearly 3 weeks. We felt so welcome and looked after. We had lots of fun with the staff and met some really good friends for life. Looking forward to going back and having some more of my favourite dishes on the menu, I highly recommend the yellow curry and the kra pow, they are both yummy. The rooms are very clean and really resonably priced and if you fancy giving wake boarding ago it's a great place to try it.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank GarethPeacock
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

I was travelling with a group. Instead of our prebooked twin rooms we were given doubles with single mattresses on the floor! They had no twins! They took our booking under false pretences. They would not give us a refund so we had to pay again somewhere else. We did look at the rooms, they weren't nice, the hotel staff completely horrible, the resort was close to rubbish piles and the beach here horrible. We moved to a new place and had a great time. Stay away from Samet Resort.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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2  Thank Backpacker201097
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

This Resort is a gem! The huts are somehow basic, but clean and overall a perfect value for the price. Free WIFI-Internet, a pool billiards table, table tennis and a restaurant/bar with most friendly and helpfull staff. Most other resorts in the neighborhood hardly have space between the coast the street and the jungle, but the Samed-Resort is spacious. A perfect deal for us (3 adults, 2 children) to explore the island and relax.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Roobert
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Address: Ao Noi Na, Ko Samet, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Rayong Province > Ko Samet
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Samet
Number of rooms: 9
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