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Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Ranked #11 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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“Unforgettable”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Truly amazing! Everything about this place is great! We came here for a friends wedding and it really was a magical wedding. We had one of the rooms with the private plunge pool, outside bathroom and private deck. The breakfast buffet is second to none! This is not your ordinary breakfast buffet they have a walk in cool room with all the cold cuts of meat, cheese, yoghurt, fruit ect, a pastry section with a chef cooking your pancakes, waffles and donuts to order, a hot section where they cook all your bacon and eggs to order along with your normal buffet section ranging from vegetarian chickpea Dahl to steamed pork dumpling, noodles, veg, rice, pastries, cakes and breads where you help yourself. A coffee and tea selection covering a massive blackboard ( I highly recommend the creme brûlée ice coffee) and every morning they make a different fruit and yogurt smoothie and vegetable juice shots (amazing) the only negative feed back I can give is our room only had 30min free Internet per day otherwise you had to pay for 24hr brackets but I am told this is room selective so just check when you book that the price includes unlimited Internet access, but at a place like this it is nice to turn all electronics off and just relax.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear Kibok E,

Thank you very much for your recent stay and we are glad to hear that you and enjoyed the wedding of your friend.

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day we certainly put a lot of efforts into this and it’s always great to hear if this is appreciated by our guests.

Hopefully we will be able welcoming you back one day not only to our resort but any other Anantara Resort worldwide.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We booked this resort based on Tripadvisor's reviews and were not disappointed. This resort is truly what all the reviews describe. In fact, check out the photos, they are really what the resort is. If you can book the suites with a private pool or plunged pool, please do so, you will appreciate the privacy of having a dip to chill out by the end of the day. As we have learned that most guests used their plunged pools or private ones for private parties---we had a terrific time just to chill out with snacks and beer before dinner in my cousin's plunged pool after a day of activities.

One thing i have noticed that there is little mentioning in the reviews are that this resort has additional goodies, they are:
- this resort is slightly away from the main drag, but close enough to it that one can actually walk to the main drag via Chaweng, the road to the city. Because of its location, i find it more private, yet, there are many taxis and flat bed trucks converted to taxi available at its entrance
- opposite to a street mall where
- a damn good and economical Thai restaurant by the name of Anong is located. The restaurant's food is really inexpensive, but clean and delicious. The Thai food is rich in taste and served in a non pretentious way. It is truly good authentic Thai food at McDonald's price--around $7 per dish at the most. Western food such as pizza and hamburger, fries are also available in the event one wants some western food for a break.
- a Thai massage parlour offers the same service as the spa in the resort but at a more economical price, though the ambiance may be lacking.
- a Family Mart similar to 7/11 where we can buy all sorts of Lay chips that are of local flavour, pops, wine and beer.

All the goodies that the other reviews are true. In consideration of its location and proximity to the street mart, my ranking for this resort is "book it, you wont regret it!"

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank oldbutcool
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear oldbutcool,

Thank you for a wonderful and detailed review with a lot of helpful tips for any future guest.

Even though the Massage shop opposite the street is offering great value for money I would personally challenge your statement that they are offering the same service as our Spa. I will make an exception and not share your feedback with the Spa team as it would be a disappointment for them that all the training they went through doesn’t make a difference…

Anyway, we highly appreciate your comments and compliments and hope being able to welcome you back soon. Please contact me directly and I might work out with you to try out our Spa in order to make a comparison.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed with family in July 2013, for 10 nights. We stayed at the deluxe villa with pool
Access. I must say that this was excellent because the pool was so refreshing after a very hot day by the sea. For kids this is perfect.
I would not recommend the ocean kiss restaurant at the hotel. We were vegetarian and there are not many veg choices there. The service left a lot to be desired.
The beach at the hotel is not great for swimming however if you walk 10 mins on chewang Beach you come across nice beaches.
On the whole we felt relaxed when we left the place. And sorry to be leaving.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank lalita g
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear lalita g,

We are always happy to hear if our guests are sad that they have to leave… the good news is that you are always welcome to return.

Please accept my apology should you have experienced the service at OceanKiss being below your expectations. Usual feedback is very positive about the team there but your feedback will help to ensure a better consistency.

As mentioned, we are looking forward to welcome you back.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Nice and beautiful hotel, between a romantic and a resort style. Very pretty pool, good beach chairs, atencious staff and best breakfast ever.
Should have more chairs close to the pool.

But It was the only hotel in our trip without free wifi in the rooms or main pool, the beach is not very nice to swim, and when we got there, the first thing we were told was to make and upgrade in the room, because woul be much better than the room we were - but paying for it. Very unpleasand. And our room was smelling very bed - but the staff changed as soon as we complained.
I missed a service to take guest to the downtown.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NataliaTMC
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear NataliaTMC,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay and had a nice vacation.

There would be certainly space for more chairs around the pool, but in respect of the privacy of our guests we purposely decided to spread the chairs further in a bigger area and therefore have less directly next to the pool.

We do provide actually complimentary internet throughout the resort as well as in all villas. Only the lowest 2 room categories have a limitation of 30min/day complimentary access in the room, while the access in the public areas remains complimentary.

As read in many other reviews most guests appreciate being offered alternative accommodation options but based on your comments we will ensure that it will be better explained so it doesn’t create the wrong impression.

My apology for the initial smell around the room, during the dry season this could occasionally occur in some areas of the resort but we are doing our best to avoid this. I’m glad to hear that my team was able to find an acceptable solution for you.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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Ireland
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Just back after 2 weeks in the Lawana.
The hotel is wonderful, staff excellent.
The food is great, Tree Top Dining was one of our highlights. The Bar Staff were, friendly, efficient and good fun...... I have to mention Pennapat who was my daughters Wedding Co ordinator, she was amazing. If you want a lovely holiday or a beautiful wedding venue, I would highly recommend the Anantara Lawana. We had over 70 guests from all over the world, attend the wedding and everyone of them was highly impressed. Had a great time, wonderful hotel and wonderful memories.......

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Veronica M
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Veronica M,

We are glad to hear that your daughter’s wedding was such a success not only for you but your entire group of family and friends. I will certainly pass on your compliments to Khun Pennapat and the rest of the team.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you and your family and friends back to our resort soon.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights here and I would highly recommend this hotel. The service is out of this world in terms of attention to detail. Kam and Santi are two members of staff who really stood out - there was nothing they couldn't do for us. Great pool albeit a little noisy given how many families were there. Food was really high quality and I would strongly recommend a night at the Tree Tops where you dine in a tree house. Wifi is very patchy so don't rely on being able to work if you need to. On the whole, love the Anantara Group and this hotel did not disappoint.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Samia R
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Samia R,

It is always great welcoming loyal Anantara guests especially if they are coming for the first time to our resort and leaving with such positive impressions.

Summer holidays sees typically a higher number of families with children but I believe the space around the pool and in the resort ensures that everybody finds their space of quietness.

We are looking forward welcoming you back in the hopefully not too distant future.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We just came back from Anantara Lawana where we stayed for 9 nights. This is our 2nd time for that long and we just absolutely loved. All staff members are not only super friendly and always with a smile and ready for a joke, the are also very courteous and non-pretentions. Most did remember us from last year and even little detailed special wishes we had then (i.e. olive oil on our breakfast table instead of butter without asking!). We used to live in Thailand for a year and know that this goes beyond the typically were good Thai hospitality you get anyway. At the same time you do feel that they are all very genius.
The resort itself is also very nice and in very good shape. Tucked away from crazy Chaweng beach but close enough if need it...
The breakfast in particular we find is probably the best in comparable resorts - great and varying selection, always very fresh and very tasty! Amazing start of the day.
We can seriously only highly recommend Anantara Lawana.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Philip S
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GeneralManagerALS, General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Philip S,

Thank you for returning to Anantara Lawana and taking the time to share your feedback not only with us but also with the TripAdvisor community.

We are always looking forward having you staying with us and I hope being able to assist you with any future booking again.

With kind regards

Lars Kerfin
General Manager
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Property: Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
Address: 92 / 1 Moo 2, North Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort and Spa)
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Chaweng
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#14 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the quiet, pristine northern end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers peerless luxury Koh Samui accommodation just steps away from the ocean. Watch the sun rise over Samui’s palm forested coastline. Recline in rooms and suites inspired by the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers. Experience the perfect romantic dinner for two in a setting of your choice, accompanied by the freshest international cuisine.With room sizes starting at 61 square metres, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa provides leading island resort accommodation. From the luxuriously appointed rooms and spacious Koh Samui pool villas to the resort’s communal facilities and restaurants, each guest is treated to the finest in services and amenities. Take a dip in the beachside infinity edge pool, dine in our treehouse restaurant overlooking the bay, or keep in touch with friends back home thanks to free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.While Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa’s location is quiet and tranquil, the buzz and excitement of Chaweng Beach lie just around the corner, with an array of international restaurants and local shops to take care of your every need. ... more   less 
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Lawana Hotel Bophut
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