I'll start with the positives - the rooms are nice, comfy beds, clean, fairly new and modern.
The negatives - location is a bit out of the centre of chaweng. the owner/management are creepy, unprofessional, intimidating and basically just want to rip you off.
We booked online for 2 nights originally in a standard double room with air con, when we tried to extend our stay, the management told us bare-faced lies - that there were no rooms of the type we wanted to book available (the hotel was deserted, there were maybe 4 rooms other than ours occupied and DEFINITELY still rooms of the kind we requested available). They said if we wanted to stay we would need to pay more money to upgrade to a superior room, which we begrudgingly did. The same day we checked online to see if our original room type was available to book and, surprise surprise, it was. Again, just proving they had lied to us and just wanted more money from us.
We are pretty sure that someone also came into our room and went through our bags while we were out at night - we are assuming this must have been a member of staff as the door was locked and nothing was stolen although it was obvious our bags had been tampered with.
Overall, the hotel itself is good, although superior rooms are overpriced for what they are. However I would NEVER stay here again or recommend that anyone should, especially girls travelling on their own, given the AWFUL management.
We ended up checking out after one night in the superior room (3 nights stay in total) and going to the guesthouse across the road which was just as nice, the staff were really friendly and helpful, it had it's own pool, and we actually felt safe staying there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps from Chaweng Beach, Lotus Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with private balconies. Set in tropical landscapes, it features free Wi-Fi, free parking and a restaurant. Lotus Hotel is 3 minutes' drive from Samui International Airport. It is a 20-minute drive from the Koh Phangan ferry terminal and a 35-minute drive from the Suratthani ferry terminal. Offering spacious layouts, rooms come with cable TV and a seating area. Other amenities include a fridge and an attached bathroom with shower facilities. Guests can explore Samui with help from the tour desk or have barbecue gatherings at the residence's a-la-carte restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lotus Friendly Hotel Ko Samui/Chaweng