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Read all 216 reviews and thoughts (average: 4.29 out of 5) on the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui before you book online.

5/5    Score based on 216 reviews

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5/5

Excellent

Amazing Resort!
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Anantara Lawana is an amazing place if your wishlist consists of - luxury, comfort, hospitality and perfection. We stayed there for our anniversary... celebration for 3 nights and 4 days. The hotel is...

4/5

Very Good

Friendly hotel ,good location
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We enjoyed our recent stay at the hotel, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially Kate in the restaurant. We were given an upgraded plunge pool room to start but it was a little dark and a...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely Hotel and even Better Staff
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I have just returned from my stay at this hotel. The hotel was lovely with great rooms and very helpful and courteous staff. Almost everything was perfect about the hotel and our stay was very...

5/5

Excellent

Eco friendly and beautiful location
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We loved this hotel. Beautiful location. Plenty to do outside hotel. Extremely gracious staff. Best breakfast we have experienced and we've done some travelling! Only down side was we wanted to say...

5/5

Excellent

A jewel in koh samui!
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First of all we would like to thank all the staff for being so friendly,attentive and making our holiday experience very special.An extra special thankyou to Yot and Pia in particular who looked...

5/5

Excellent

Amazing property
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Very good service and spa ... Great place for a relaxed vacation .. Hospitality is amazing ... Food is good and very close to chewang market area .. Get scooter to make commute to market cheaper ......

5/5

Excellent

Ultimate luxury in a chilled and laid back fashion
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Me an my wife just got back from a 7 day stay at Antara Lawana. we stayed in a villa that was situated on a 2 floor giving us a little sea view and a very nice feeling being in the middle of the... 

5/5

Excellent

Honeymoon heaven
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We are just getting ready to leave the hotel to go to Phuket. We have had an incredible time at the anantara. When we got here we decided to upgrade our room to a pool villa. This is well worth...

3/5

Average

Nice place but not 5 star
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It has taken me 2 weeks to write this review if I had wrote it when we returned or whilst in Anantara Lawana the rating would of been terrible. The best part about the place was Ocean Kiss great...

5/5

Excellent

Xmas in style
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We have been staying over the festive days enjoying the right load of Xmas spirit. Creative eye catching & not overwhelming, you do get reminded the Xmas days even with tropical temperature. Turn down...

2/5

Poor

Ruby wedding anniversary holiday of a lifetime?
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After spending 16 K on this our special holiday as it also combines both our sixtieth birthdays, I have to first say that 7K of that was allocated to what we thought was tto be the highlight of our...

5/5

Excellent

:)
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Amazing experience. Anantara was the highlight of our entire trip. We really enjoyed spending time at the pool and the pool bar. The staff is very friendly which makes the stay at the resort even more...

4/5

Very Good

A place to relax...
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We have left Bangkok for 6 days to visit Koh Samui. The hotel staff was very friendly and attentive, always with a smile on the lips. The food in general was very good, the products of the bakery have...

2/5

Poor

Not a five star hotel.
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I am staying at this hotel right now until December 24th and am very disappointed. If you want a relaxing peaceful time DO NOT COME HERE. First of all the resort is full of young children. Not...

4/5

Very Good

Beautiful resort
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My husband and I are here on our honeymoon. The view is amazing, the villa is perfect especially with the private pool! The service is great, especially Kate at Ocean Kiss Restaurant! She is always...

3/5

Average

Expected Better
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Stayed at Anantara Lawana plunge pool room for 4 nights. Heard much about this hotel chain and was looking forward to a relaxing time. However the overall experience was not good and average at best....

4/5

Very Good

The overall of this resort is good
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the overall of the resort is good. But the room is too dark it need more lighting. There's a lot of mosquitos in the room. The breakfast is not quite a 5 star type. I wish the breakfast have more...  

5/5

Excellent

Much better than you can imagine
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First of all the hotel is physically designed for relaxation. You get into relax mode when you first reach the reception area. But the most impressive part is the staff. They do everything they can to...

4/5

Very Good

Staff were fantastic, resort peaceful.
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A few pros and cons I must say. Staff: the staff were incredibly amazing and attentive. You were always greeted with a smile. After breakfast, staff reserved a sun bed for me for when I returned in...

2/5

Poor

Bad experience
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We chose this hotel as our first stop for our honeymoon. We were ready to pay what it needed to be excellent so we chose the private pool villa with seaview. Amazing view, the pool was great but it...

5/5

Excellent

amazing hotel
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hotel is absolutely amazing.. nice peaceful and quite ... the room is excellent. had a private pool also in the room.. what i liked about them was that they made the room 2 times a day... normally all...

4/5

Very Good

5 Star Staff
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The only place to start is by saying the staff (waiters, cleaners, groundmen etc) were absolutely first class, well and truely lived up to the 5

4/5

Very Good

Plenty of Surprise and Delight
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After a week-long conference in Bangkok a colleague and I were keen to get away and do very little for a couple of days - seems we'd come to the right place. The Anantara Lawana is a hilly 20min walk...  

5/5

Excellent

Amazing hotel !
Date:
We stayed here for 1 week and were fortunate to receive a complimentary upgrade from a deluxe room to a pool villa . The accommodation was fabulous . The staff were very attentive and we especially...

4/5

Very Good

Gorgeous hotel, wonderful staff, perfect location.
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We stayed here for our honeymoon for a week. The staff were incredible from the moment we arrived at the airport. We had a driver waiting for us with cold bottles of water (very welcome). The resort...  

4/5

Very Good

Paradies with some lows
Date:
Anantara Lawana Resort is beautifully located just a 5 min. taxi ride (200 Baht fix price) from Chaweng with all its restaurants, bars & shops. This stunning location allows a relaxed and quite day at...  

5/5

Excellent

beautiful anantara lawana
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Where do I start? We absolutely loved our 6 night stay here. The accommodation was beautiful. We did not want to leave. The pool area was fantastic and the beach also was nicer than i had expected...          

5/5

Excellent

Exceeded all expectations!
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I stayed here for 5 nights last week with a girlfriend. We both needed to escape the stresses of daily life, and we had high expectations of serenity and relaxation, good food, beautiful beach,...

5/5

Excellent

The warmest hospitality staff we have had the pleasure of meeting
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I must thank the staff for their amazing service. Their abilities should be viewed as the gold standard in this industry. There were two young children in our party, Hugo (my son) and William, and... 

5/5

Excellent

Excellent customer service
Date:
We stayed and ate a few different places while in Koh Samui and this place was by far the best resort. The rooms, the food, the staff, the amenities, everything was top notch. I can not say enough...

3/5

Average

beautiful location; service lacking
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wake up to the beach, but expect to wait for breakfast. Thailand is amazing (my 5th time here) but this hotel needs a restaurant mananger to handle the meal crowds--which really are not crowds. The...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely AMAZING!!!
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I really can't say too much about this place otherwise I'll never stop! We stayed here for 10 nights, and I still wish we hadn't had to leave!!! The greeting was amazing. After 22 hours of...                  

5/5

Excellent

AMAZING RESORT
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this is one of d best resorts i have visited...got very freindly staff and it is near to chaweng beach and many more local attractions...rooms are bit over priced but overall a good resort to stay...     

5/5

Excellent

Nice room, pool and sala
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We stayed here one night on a whim. The villas have a very unique style, laid out as if you were in a small town on the beach. Our villa was on a second level, with a view of the sea, gorgeous. It...

5/5

Excellent

Paradise!
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We stayed here for the final week of our honeymoon. On arrival the lobby made the hotel look pretty average however don't be fooled! The service we got was brilliant on arrival, Jamie was lovely! Our...

4/5

Very Good

Awesome
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We have been here only 2 days with 1 more to go and already our 6 year old is most unwilling to go, do not be fooled by the lobby, looks are deceiving , the grounds are an oasis of calm and serenity,...

4/5

Very Good

A fanastic and relaxing stay, but here are some tips
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We stayed for 6 nights and today is our last day and we don't want to go. We found the room to be absolutely outstanding. We stayed in a deluxe room and it was very comfortable and spacious. We...

4/5

Very Good

Great Hotel, Mediocre Food, Very Good Room Service
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Although the ambiance of the entrance and the "lobby" area is a bit demoralizing, the room was fenomenal. For the last couple of years, I have visited this part of teh world quite a lot with my... 

3/5

Average

Just ok.
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For the price point, I expected a little bit more from this hotel. The breakfast is nice and the staff are all pleasant. We loved the Thai massage on the beach. The staff seemed challenged to help...

5/5

Excellent

Super Friendly
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We spent a really special 5 days here and would like to extend our thanks to all at Anantara Lawana. The service was super friendly and the attention from the management team made us feel like we had...

5/5

Excellent

Holiday with toddler
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With some trepidation we agreed on a luxury holiday to Anantara Resort & Spa in Koh Samui. Trepidation because we were talking our very noisy 3 year old and the resort looked very peaceful and...

5/5

Excellent

Pleasant stay
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The hotel is lovely, the rooms were good andthe breakfast elaborate. We had the pool villas which were far away from the beach but close to the reception. It was convenient since their gollf carts are...

5/5

Excellent

Paradise!
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We loved every minute of our stay at the Anantara Lawana (five nights in August). We flew all night to reach Koh Samui mid-morning and although we were nearly passing out with exhaustion, the staff at...

5/5

Excellent

Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon!
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Sawasdee ka/krub! I would like to thank you on behalf of my wife and my self for … everything. For your country, for your island, for your hotel (what a nice hotel), for your hospitality, warm...

5/5

Excellent

Cozy town in a luxurious setting
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Spending part of my holiday at Anantara was a great experience, everytime passing through the resort feeling like home, greetings from everywhere, and exceptionally treated by the stuff no matter when...      

5/5

Excellent

Paradise on earth
Date:
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa for 8 nights in July. After a long and stressful flight we arrived at the Anantara and were greeted by Zita. She was really friendly...                 

5/5

Excellent

Best resort ever
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Anantara Lawana is a beautiful resort. Its so close to the airport, walking distance to town... but what makes the place are the staff and amazing accomodation. We cannot fault the place. The staff...

1/5

Terrible

The worst front desk ever
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After a long flght to the island we arrive to the resort located very close to the airport just on one side of a busy and noisy road, we well asked to sit down and wait for the check in, after a while...

5/5

Excellent

Great resort, Unbelievably nice staff, Perfect holiday
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It was a last minute decision to go on a holiday 2 weeks ago only arriving back in melbourne yesterday from koh samui staying in the Anantara resort in chaweng so i thought i'd write a few comments...

5/5

Excellent

Simply EVERYTHING is well thought, well maintained, well serviced and well managed
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Stayed there being forced to move from terrible Anantara Bophut and haven't regretted a single bit. Hotel is juat perfect for a quiet leisure stay, nd the staff is very attentive. Problem was only...

2/5

Poor

disappointing
Date:
Went ther in nov'11 .. We had booked the hotel online which was a big mistake ...it was nothing like the photos given on the site..the rooms were extremely small..smelling of wet carpets.. very very...

5/5

Excellent

the perfect 5 star hotel
Date:
we went on koh samui for our honeymoon. what i can say!simple perfection!from the staff, the room, the view, the sea, the pool, the breakfast, the bed!everything! we consider this hotel as a model...

1/5

Terrible

Pest control needed
Date:
Ants in bed, cockroach in shower and flies all over the place at breakfast ... I would not recommend this place although the staff are nice. The hotel needs serious refurbishment and pest control...

5/5

Excellent

Wine tasting event..:)
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I had opportunity to been there for wine tasting at Anantara Lawana on 20th July. There were over more than 6 level of wine for tasting from Italy and tapas had been created mixture with truffle..nice...

2/5

Poor

Disappointment, feel robbed.
Date:
We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. It was supposed to be our treat after travelling around Thailand. We have to say it was very much a disappointment. It is only 5 minutes drive from the airport...

4/5

Very Good

Good resort and very stylishly done but why oh why do they not give free wifi in bedrooms and watch out for the Mosquitos!
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Stayed here for 6 nights and overall we enjoyed ourselves. The infinity pool is great, service was great and accomodation is good too. Breakfast was good and great variety. Snacks and bar food was... 

5/5

Excellent

JUST ABOUT FAULTLESS
Date:
A really delightful property it would be hard to fault. Accommodation is in villas scattered across beautifully kept grounds - the rooms themselves blending great comfort with traditional Thai design....

5/5

Excellent

Simply super!
Date:
I could wax lyrical about this hotel forever its such a lovely place. Lush tropical gardens, water lilly bestrewed ponds, booming frogs, scuttering geckos, lolling banana leaves shading the paths,...

3/5

Average

Anantara Lawana (Chaweng Beach)
Date:
Anantara Lawana (Chaweng Beach) Plus Points: 1) Well located. Just 10 min walk & 5 mins by cab to Chaweng Beach the most happening place in Koh Samuai. 2) Good food especially Ocean Kiss...

4/5

Very Good

Perhaps looking its age but still a lovely place to stay
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Like others I had been a little concerned by some of the negative reviews, but these turned out to off the mark. My wife and I stayed in a pool villa and had a very enjoyable stay. Yes, the place...

4/5

Very Good

Can't see the problem...
Date:
We had read a lot of reviews before our stay and was beginning to get a bit worried about what we were getting into but from the first fantastic impression of a stylish open air and very Thai...

4/5

Very Good

Great service here
Date:
We stayed at this hotel with a group of 23. If you have trouble with stairs or hills this is definately not the place for you. My mother and in laws struggled hugely with the steps in their pool rooms...

1/5

Terrible

Peeking employee
Date:
Me and my wife went there for our honeymoon, the hotel is beautiful, the food is good, but we had a terrible experience. We rented the deluxe plunge pool room. Anantara Lawana has a motto that they...

3/5

Average

Not sure ...
Date:
I stayed here with my boyfriend and his mum & brother for 7 nights and the room types were Deluxe Pool Access rooms throughout our stays. First of all, the rooms are lovely, we have no problem with...

4/5

Very Good

Lawana brilliance!
Date:
My wife and I had an amazing holiday at Lawana. The room was lovely, the resort in great condition and the infinity pool stunning. What stood out above everything was the amazing service at this...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely fantastic!
Date:
My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks at the Anantara Lawana and cannot recommend this beautiful hotel enough. From beginning to end our stay was fantastic, welcoming and...                     

4/5

Very Good

Good.
Date:
We stayed in an ocean pool villa room 102. A bit tatty round the edges. No table and chair outside at all to sit. Lack of cupboard/drawer space. Holes in mosquito bed net. Strange seat in living area...

5/5

Excellent

Could not ask for more !!!
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Just recently came back from a fantastic holiday, I was initially worried about time of year and weather but the weather was perfect (Usually hot and sunny in morning, maybe overcast in afternoon and...

4/5

Very Good

It's no 4 Seasons, but still an enjoyable stay!
Date:
I really REALLY wanted to make this review shorter, but I think much of this needs to be shared. I initially looked @ this place w/ a critical eye, i.e. w/ a 5 star luxury standard. In short, it...

5/5

Excellent

Beautiful, beautiful Anantara Lawana!
Date:
We stayed in an Anantara Pool Villa for 6 nights in May 2011. Apart from having to escape the Anantara “time share” men at Koh Samui airport, there was nothing we didn’t like during our stay in our...           

5/5

Excellent

Beautiful hotel with great staff
Date:
I was part of a large business group that went to Anantara. There were about 40 of us and I thought any hotel would have struggled. To my amazement the Anantara team were completely in control, very...

5/5

Excellent

Fabulous Hotel and Wonderful Staff
Date:
We came to the Anantara Lawana for our 20th wedding anniversary and stayed for 10 days in mid may 2012. I could not fault this hotel. We originally reserved a Deluxe Plunge Pool villa, but upgraded...

5/5

Excellent

In the "anantara" name we trust
Date:
We stayed in anantara veli maldives for our honeymoon and it was the most beautiful place we had ever been to. The staff, service and accommodation was top notch. So when we decided to have a last...

5/5

Excellent

The Perfect Honeymoon !!!
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Location - Perfect. Private and not too far from the busy Chaweng strip. Staff - Soo nice & helpfull. Always greeted with a smile. Room - Sea view pool villa. Clean, private, and just pure...       

4/5

Very Good

Very luxury and Expansive hotel, limited sea view
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We had a very good time at the hotel, but the sea view pool villa has no view and no connection to the sea, and it is very disappointing. The big dilemma is it cost effective, and I am not sure it...

5/5

Excellent

Great pool villlas in Samui !
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Although I had to spend a very short time in Ko Samui, I had the chance to stay in one of the nice pool villas overlooking the sea... Room was very wide and a lot of attention to details was made......

3/5

Average

Not living up to its 5-star aspirations
Date:
My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights in April 2012. We found the resort via a Groupon-style deal in Australia and were persuaded to stay on the basis of the reviews on TripAdvisor. While the...

5/5

Excellent

Cannot understand low reviews
Date:
My daughter (20) and myself stayed here for 16 nights in March on a full board basis in a deluxe pool access room and we had a fantastic holiday. We arrived late evening and check-in went smoothly...

3/5

Average

Mixed Emotions
Date:
We stayed here for 5 nights on a family holiday in a private plunge pool room. The plunge pool was great and the rooms were okay - need little touch ups to spruce up the place. We had a roll away in...

3/5

Average

Small inconsistencies let this place down
Date:
We had 5 nights at Anantara and overall our stay was ok. The resort excels in some areas and others really let it down.  We had one of the resorts rooms that has a private plunge pool room. The lay...

5/5

Excellent

Fabulous Holiday
Date:
We were lucky enough to spend 6 days in this beautiful resort in April 2012. Accommodation was stunning, cleanliness exemplary and even though the resort was fully booked, there were plenty of...

4/5

Very Good

Amazing resort
Date:
From the moment you walk in, you're greeted by the very friendly staff. Iced tea and a cold towel were served immediately to cool down. I was told my room was not quite ready yet and was asked to...   

5/5

Excellent

Amazing Thailand
Date:
Stayed for 7 nights at the end of February. Booked trip based on reviews from Trip advisor and found them to be spot on. We had the standard Deluxe room and were on the first floor. We did think...

1/5

Terrible

Worst hotel on my Asia trip
Date:
Overall: Lost 2 1/2 days of my vacation (6 days) due to the room was not ready (1/2 day), 1 day was sick because of the bad food (breakfast) and 1 day (biten by sea urchin at the hotel beach)....

5/5

Excellent

Very Special
Date:
My wife and I stayed at the Lawana for 9nights in March and can only say nice things about it. We are already planning our next trip. Great rooms, we had one with a private plunge...

4/5

Very Good

Very Relaxing
Date:
We stayed at the Anantara for 10 nights in March 12. We stayed in room 501 which is close to reception and a couple of minutes wander from beach/pool. We found the hotel facilities to be really...

5/5

Excellent

Excellent Resort in a Great part of Chaweng
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We had a very nice experience at this resort. Coming from another luxury resort in Lamai, we had high expectations and our first impressions were that it wouldnt be as good. But as we explored the...

3/5

Average

we did not enjoy it much
Date:
At the first glance this hotel looked quite luxury and we decided to choose it. A week stay there costed 2,000 usd and we expected real 5 star hotel for this price. In practice it appeared that...

5/5

Excellent

Wow!
Date:
First half of what was a wonderful week in 2 great hotels. We booked a pool villa for the space as traveling with 4 year old son and 3 month old son. The villa is spacious and comfortable. The pol was...

5/5

Excellent

fab!
Date:
had a wonderful honeymoon at the resort couldnt falut anything! staff made our stay so great will defo stay again  

3/5

Average

Overrated,fell short of luxury resort but beautiful beach and pool area
Date:
Stayed at the Resort for 1 week with my partner during Feb 2012 for a relaxing break. Had been recommeded the hotel by Trailfinders and confirmed it after reading Tripadvisor reviews. ...

5/5

Excellent

A great experience
Date:
Had an amazing 11 days at Anantara, nothing was too much trouble for the staff there and it really did exceed my expectations. The staff went out of their way to make sure you were happy and by the...

5/5

Excellent

A really great resort!
Date:
We have just returned from a trip to Thailand which included a 4 night stay at the Anantara Lawana. We were staying in a Deluxe Pool Access Villa. Basically a large suite with a private sun terrace...

5/5

Excellent

Never wanted to leave!
Date:
Resort is amazing. Highly recommend to anyone wanting some luxury with a stunning view and fantastic service. Hotel location makes beach feel like your own private one and the infinity pool that... 

5/5

Excellent

koh samui paradise
Date:
Anantara lawana We have had an amazing holiday at Anantara lawana, we spend 15 nights at this this hotel! 12 nights in the deluxe lawana rooms and one fantastic weekend in the 300 m2 royal lawana...

5/5

Excellent

Breathtaking excellence
Date:
My partner and I stayed for 7 nights in mid feb. I must admitt i was a little uncertain about our hotel choice due to the sheer amount of high standard resorts in koh samui. After arriving I knew I...

4/5

Very Good

Awesome
Date:
After a lot of research we finalised on Anantara Lawana and we have no regrets. It is an amazing property . It is 10 minutes walk from the main Chewang market . Rooms are beautiful ,service immaculate...

4/5

Very Good

Service, staff and food are second to none
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We spent 14 nights over Christmas in a villa with a shared pool which we found very comfortable and always spotless, just a shame the sun deck was in the shade all day. But we always found plenty of...

5/5

Excellent

a lovely experience
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We have just returned from a week at this hotel. (Jan 25th 2012) The staff were wonderful and so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. They really went out of their way for you. the food was...

3/5

Average

Overrated, a disappointing experience.
Date:
Our family of seven stayed in anantara lawana for two nights at the end of our week long stay in Chiang Mai and Samui. We booked the two bedroom pool villa and a standard room. While the pool villa... 

5/5

Excellent

Gorgeous hotel, lovely staff but
Date:
this is a gorgeous hotel with lovely staff. The rooms are beautiful, pool and beach area divine. breakfast superb etc. I would suggest that perhaps they write a Do's and Don'ts in Chinese - I saw the...

5/5

Excellent

Didn't want to leave....Simply Amazing
Date:
One word - Amazing. We booked a private villa with pool and it was the best choice. This hotel is located in a quiet area, unlike the middle of chaweng where you can hear all the music all night. The...

5/5

Excellent

Awesome place to relax
Date:
I stayed here with my sister in late October. The weather wasn't all that great (just before the beginning of the rainy season,) but we still had a wonderful time. Even though we did do a few...

5/5

Excellent

Wonderful
Date:
We had a fabulous stay at the Anantara Lawana this Christmas. Rooms were great - traditionally Thai in style with a modern twist which we loved. Breakfast was plentiful and to a high standard. The...

5/5

Excellent

Anantara Lawana, a piece of paradise!!
Date:
We are currently staying at Anantara Lawana and we cannot say enough about the friendly, efficient staff, the gorgeous room with a pool, the amazing hotel facilities. We have enjoyed the beach BBQ...

5/5

Excellent

fantastic place for a wedding
Date:
my wife and I were married at the Anantara in October 2011, the staff and resort was fantastic, could not fault, treated like a VIP for our entire stay, our friends and family too, would recommend to...

5/5

Excellent

Friendliest service you could wish for
Date:
We stayed at the Anantara over Christmas, selecting it from a short-list of TripAdvisor reviews. It lived up to all our expectations. I would be surprised if there is a resort in Thailand which has... 

5/5

Excellent

On Par With The Very Best
Date:
I can't give enough credit to the staff and management at this property From the moment of arrival you are catered to by a staff trained for one purpose. To indulge you with the finest service....

5/5

Excellent

Perfect honeymoon spot
Date:
My husband and I spent early November at the Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the Anantara Seaview Pool Villa which was perfect (other than the fact that... 

5/5

Excellent

If you can pay for it, go there, amazing hotel!!
Date:
We were in our honeymoon and very excited to go to Koh Samui. First I booked the Plunge Pool room, that seemed to be very nice in the pictures. It was a mistake, and I will explain why: I am TOTALLY...      

1/5

Terrible

Worst holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in.
Date:
We chose this resort based on it's location. We needed 2 rooms for us and our 3 children. Firstly when we arrived it took forever to check in , in the stinking heat, mind you. Then they took us to...

4/5

Very Good

Hardware is not as good as the software
Date:
Stayed 6 nights at this resort. my first impression on arrival about my room was not that fab. Booked a Plunge Pool room which was indicated with 90 sqm. The actual room which is in the building might...

5/5

Excellent

A honeymoon to remember!
Date:
Let me start by saying that the staff in this hotel really are second to none. I've stayed in some very posh hotels where you are treated as you would expect...but at Anantara, we truly felt like...

5/5

Excellent

Fabulous Resort!
Date:
Myself & my Husband stayed for 10 days in June 2011, we had a deluxe plunge pool room, it was very nice to have our own little pool. Unfortunately with the bathroom being located outside, I was eaten...   

5/5

Excellent

The Staff of this Resort make you feel special!
Date:
Me and my wife stayed at the Anantara Lawana from 12th Nov'11 to 16th Nov' 11 for our FIRST anniversary trip. I had done booking after a lot of due diligence and this resort had been suggested to us...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic Family Holiday
Date:
Great location, close enough to Cahweng beach for a night out, but far enough away to get complete peace and quiet. We had an amazing pool villa which our 3 and 5 year old children adored. swimming...

4/5

Very Good

Great choice..unforgetable!!!
Date:
We stayed at the hotel for 7 nights late October. The hotel was the best choice that we could have stayed for our honeymoon. Situated just a 5 minutes walk from the noisy Chaweng beach, it was not...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic stay at hotel! Quality resort!
Date:
This was the perfect retreat when visiting Koh Samui. We stayed five nights in late September. It is a perfect place for couples as the hotel provides high quality service, pleasant staff and a...

5/5

Excellent

Highest quality service, style and serenity - perfect place to relax and unwind
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This is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday for couples who enjoy and appreciate outstanding service with class and a lot of attention to detail. The staff truely care and they put in so much...

5/5

Excellent

Top resort in agood and quite location!!
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Me and my boyfriend just came from Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui we stayed from 30/9 till 8/10 in a deluxe pool access villa the resort was really nice and modern all what u will expect to...       

4/5

Very Good

Service incredible & resort amazing but for a couple of small issues.
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We've just come back from a four night stay at this resort, which was the last part of our trip to Thailand. The staff are (as all Thai service staff seem to be) very attentive and friendly. There...

5/5

Excellent

Piece of Heaven on this earth
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I don't have much to say except WOW...the staff are the best staff i have ever had the pleasure of encountering or dealing with. So friendly and so cheerful and smiley, its just pure bliss. Stayed...

5/5

Excellent

Full Marks for a Great Stay with Anantara Again
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We decided to spend a long weekend in Koh Samui after moving to Bangkok over the summer and wanted to escape the city. We had high expectations and had seen a few negative comments about location and...

2/5

Poor

Not up to standard
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We were on our honeymoon, so booked the Sea View Pool Villa. We originally booked 5 nights for the price of 4, but upon checking out the room and hotel, we were very disappointed. The room had a...

3/5

Average

Average
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I was really excited to get to Koh Samui to relax. After having the most incredible stay at the Chedi Chiang mai, coming to the Anantara was like going from the four seasons to a Marriott on the...

1/5

Terrible

Very Over Priced For A Very Bad Stay - Return Guest But Never Again !
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3 Months after returning home it is well overdue that I finaly post some feedback on our trip back in June. I delayed posting this beacuse I was so annoyed but on looking back at the photos and video...

3/5

Average

Nice resort so long you don't go to the hotel bbq night
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We have just returned from Samui yesterday. We stayed at Anantara Lawana resort for 4 nights. Overall, the resort is nice and our pool access villa is well-designed and beautiful. However, on our last...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely Fantastic
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We stayed for seven nights at the Anantara Lawana for our honeymoon, we booked a Deluxe plunge pool room and have to say it was amazing. We stayed for the first week of September and the weather was...

4/5

Very Good

Good location for a relaxation but not too far from the main town
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Recently returned from a 6 night stay at the Anantara Lawana, overall the stay was very good. The pool and the resort are well laid out and spacious enough to feel secluded and relaxing. The hotel is...  

5/5

Excellent

Sensational Resort and Staff
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We stayed here for 13 nights and found the accommodation and service excellent...we would stay here again for sure. Darren & Dianna Newcastle australia

5/5

Excellent

Just gorgeous
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We holidayed with another couple and stayed in the private plunge pool room. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, from the security guard at the front gate to the best housekeeping we have...

5/5

Excellent

Dream holiday
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Stay in pool villa. They are really very well done to pamper you.  

4/5

Very Good

Charming Retreat
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Recently stayed at the Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa with my family. Allow me to breakdown the experience as follows: Location Great location, close enough to all the action without being in the...        

3/5

Average

Dissappointing
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My wife and I booked a plunge pool room as part of our honeymoon. We have been to Samui numerous times and have stayed at ~5 different hotels over that time plus seen ones our friends have stayed at....

5/5

Excellent

A fantastic break
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I have just returned from the Anantara Lawana following an 8 night stay at the resort. We stayed in a villa with private pool and it really was superb. The setting was fantastic and the privacy and...

5/5

Excellent

The most amazing place for a holiday
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Amazing place, Exceptional treatment and would recommend as one of the best resorts on the island. We booked the hotel through hotels.com. Was very sceptical as always while one books a hotel...

5/5

Excellent

Solitude & Peace
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My husband & I have just returned from a fantastic 5 nights at Anantara Lawana. We booked a garden villa with plunge pool but on arrival requested the availability of a Sea view villa with plunge...

4/5

Very Good

Old Chinese Style Resort
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I stayed in another Anantara 3 years ago in Samui and love this brand so much. Therefore, I chose to stay in Anantara again when I returned to Samui for vacation this time. Because both me & my... 

2/5

Poor

Don't honeymoon here
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My husband and I stayed at the Anantara Lawana for the second week of our three week honeymoon in Thailand and our experience overall was mixed. On our hotel booking it had said that we were...

4/5

Very Good

Loved it
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The staff here were amazing - This was our first rip to Koh Samui and we treated ourselves to a Sea view pool villa. The room was lovely although it did need some minor maintenance to bring it up to...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely Heaven
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We stayed in their pool villa and did not have a chance to see the city as were in the pool for the entire 4 days there! Service was too good and my kids still remember Phet and Kate from Ocean Kiss...

5/5

Excellent

INCREDIBLE!
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Very impressive hotel, stayed in the deluxe room (the most basic) and it was huge and probably the best we have ever stayed in! Huuuuge bathroom and balcony area. The infinity pool was breathtaking!...

5/5

Excellent

Everything exceeded our expectations
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Fantastic resort - everything exceeded our expectations: The breakfast with all the different delicious smoothies everyday and freshly prepared omelets, fantastic pool right at the beach, the cooking...   

4/5

Very Good

On the whole very good
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I stayed at the Anantara for ten nights during may. The staff were very helpful and welcoming on arrival. I stayed in a deluxe pool room and was a tiny bit disppointed with the location of the room. I...

5/5

Excellent

Beautiful Resort with exceptional restaurant!
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I fully enjoyed my stay at Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa. The rooms and Villas are very spacious and perfectly combine Asian and Chinese elements. My dinner at Sky-Hug was just perfect, very delicious...

2/5

Poor

Not Impressed....Sorry !!!
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My husband & I booked in for our honeymoon largely based on the glowing Trip Advisor reviews.....well I was not impressed!!! Check in wasn't overly friendly.........No Happy Honeymoon (even though...

4/5

Very Good

Great place but watch the thieves
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Just back from Koh Samui and the Anantara Lawana. Arrived in the early hours and were greeted and taken to our room, a deluxe plunge pool room, not very nice and very enclosed. We asked to see...     

5/5

Excellent

as a whole, very good
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a beautiful resort, although the pics on the web was ugly... the beach was not so good as south chaweng, but was very peaceful. it was easy to hire a taxi drive to the south chaweng, what cost...

5/5

Excellent

great hotel
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we stayed in this hotel for two weeks with small kid. and I enjoyed my stay very much. among strong points I would mention: great staff (very friendly and attentive), food (tasty breakfast, lunch...

3/5

Average

Good but needs improvement
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Having stayed 4 nights there last week I find this hotel generally live up to its 5 star reputation but needs improvement in some aspects which were mentioned in several previous commentaries. 1) The...

5/5

Excellent

awesome
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we changed hotels to this one.. amazing staff, clean rooms, beautiful library, classy guests.. expensive drinks.. great private beach.. can't wait to go again

5/5

Excellent

Love this place
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I was there during 5-7 Mar 2011 , My mother and grandmother are staying at the hotel on time and got a great service from the staff. Due to some reasons I need to stay at another hotel. I am quite...

5/5

Excellent

ONE OFF THE BEST....
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Travelling for about two months in Thailand and still staying here...must say that it is truly one off the best 5 starr resorts in Thailand....stayed before in some topresorts but i must say and...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic Resort, wonderful staff, gorgeous room
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My husband and I stayed at Anantara recently for 10 nights of our honeymoon. We were in a private pool room which was spacious, comfortable and we LOVED our private pool which is much larger than it...  

5/5

Excellent

No one could have been better prepared!
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We traveled to Koh Samui for a wedding 24th-31st March. Little did we know a natural disaster was about to hit the island. I have to say the Anantara Lawana did an AMAZING job in maintaining our...

5/5

Excellent

Best of the bunch.
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tripadvisor Let me set the scene first... My partner and I were unfortunate enough to be stuck in Samui this past week during the worst storms in 40 years. There was torrential rain for 8 days...

4/5

Very Good

Amazing hotel with a very friendly staff!!
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hi, I & my wife visited lawana last week and it was just fabulous.. The hotel is very nicely located and walking distance from the chaeweng street.. Took & Paula were extremely courteous and helpful... 

5/5

Excellent

Wonderful stay!! ;)
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I reached Anantara Lawana on 13Mar11 and had a wonderful 3 nights stay with my hubby. Our plunge pool villa #321 was amazing!! The room was very clean & spacious. The pool was private and we can...

5/5

Excellent

A perfect honeymoon hideaway
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We chose this resort for our honeymoon and it was perfect, the sky hug is amazing and the food simply blows you away, breakfast every day was superb with a wide choice to suit everyone, we got a...  

5/5

Excellent

A holiday we didn't want to end......
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Thank you to all the staff at Lawana for such a wonderful holiday experience. This was our first trip to Thailand and we were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive without being over...

5/5

Excellent

Spectacular from start to finish.
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My wife and I spent two nights as guests at The Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa in one of their Seaview Pool Villas, what an experience. We have stayed at the Anantara Hua Hin in the past, so we love...

5/5

Excellent

amazing
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stayed here over xmas and after a bad journey we were delighted to see the hotel i could only descibe as amazing. very nice grounds pool and rooms probabluy the nicestest hotel ive been in, very...

5/5

Excellent

Fabulous!
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This hotel is amazing and was everything we had hoped for. From the minute we arrived till the minute we left the staff couldn't do enough for us. The hotel suite took our breath away, it was amazing!...

5/5

Excellent

If you are thinking about staying here, DO IT!!!!
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Where to begin. My friend and I arrived in Samui a little later then normal and were warmly greeted by the resort rep at the airport. They gave us a cold bottle of water and escorted us to the pick...   

5/5

Excellent

Great hotel, just shy of brilliant
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We stayed for around 10 nights at the hotel in a Pool Villa room and have pretty much only positive things to say. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, the hote is romantic, staff are warm...

4/5

Very Good

Very Nice Hotel but no feedback collection
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We stayed at the hotel for our honeymoon and quite frankly the experience was a lot better than what we had expected. Right from we received a warm welcome at the hotel until our departure, the trip...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely Romantic Hotel
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This hotel is gorgeous, I loved staying here. It's looks great, has great facilities, everyone was very polite. The room was really nice, the area is great, there's a beach near the pool that is...

5/5

Excellent

An absolut amazing and luxury stay
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I can just recommend this beautiful resort to everyone! The whole Resort is created with so much love in every detail! The staff is fantastic, very friendly, helpfull and caring. And the general...  

5/5

Excellent

Luxury Honeymoon Destination
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Service was excellent, staff was sincere, helpful, friendly, prompt and attentive. Villas with shared swimming pool were worth every Bhat! Amazing open-air showers, large soaking tubs, comfy king...

2/5

Poor

I wish the recent reviews were available when I booked
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I have returned from a 6 week holiday which incorporated many hotels around the Far East and I can honestly say this was the most over rated and over priced hotel. However would like confirm that the...

4/5

Very Good

Had a good time - few improvements required
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Anantara is gorgeous. I absolutely loved it. Hubby and I checked into the plunge pool deluxe room and although the water is a little cold, it was very clean and very private. There is an impressive...   

5/5

Excellent

Excellent - hope to go back.
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We stayed in the Anantara Lawana over Christmas and New Year. This is a lovely hotel in a great location and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, who did everything with a smile, made for...   

3/5

Average

Not 5 star
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I have just read the previous review and totally agree with it. The Hotel it's self is not bad in any way. However it is extreamly over priced for what you get and also what it looks like on there web...

3/5

Average

Good, but should/could be better for a 5* hotel
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Being a regular user of Tripadvisor before booking hotels, I struggled to find information about the Anantara Lawana so will make this review informative in case anyone else is researching. From...

4/5

Very Good

Very impressive hotel, with extremely helpful staff
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Myself and Partner stayed in Anantara Lawana from 20th Nov 2010 till 5th Dec 2010. Although we did go in the rainy season we found that the weather was still very good and we came back with a good...

2/5

Poor

Mediocre at best!
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Having traveled to many parts of Thailand, we decided to visit Koh Samui for the first time. Upon researching for a good resort we decided upon the Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa. The staff, like in...

4/5

Very Good

Superb (Just wish we didnt have so much rain)
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Hotel is fantastic, room was gorgeous and had everything we could of wanted! The pool is amazing and the beach is nice, sand not as soft as i was expecting for Thailand! Staff were amazing and would...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic Resort ... Superb Service ... Overall Great Holiday
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Lots and lots of positives going for this resort 1. Fantastic Service 2. Stayed in the Pool Villas - again this was fantastic 3. Had a problem at the booking stage - but this was very...

5/5

Excellent

A safe and stylish shelter from the storms
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I only stayed for one night but was very impressed by the style and service offered by this hotel. I arrived from the airport - flight cancelled because of flooding on the runway - unannounced and...

2/5

Poor

Honestly, give it a miss
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We stayed in this hotel ... one of three for our honeymoon ... after reading the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Honestly, this hotel isn't a great resort. On an international scale, I'd rate it...

5/5

Excellent

Amazing
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From the moment we arrived, service was excellent. Check-in was easy and the cool refreshing drink and cool towel was most welcome and very much appreciated. The service of our room was fantastic...

5/5

Excellent

Best time of my life!!!
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I will keep this short and sweet. I am 23 and my partner 22! This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in, in my life! By far the best on the island. 5 mins from the main town but far enough to...

4/5

Very Good

Great hotel and rooms however do not eat here
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This was a fantasic holiday chille relaxing however you do psy for it,,,only booked room only and by god am I not grateful. The whole experienace of this place is ruined by the OceanKiss restaraunt. ...

5/5

Excellent

Honeymoon Perfection!
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From the moment we arrived the service at the hotel was absolutely amazing. The grounds were stunning and everything was very well looked after. The staff are wonderful - I have never felt so welcome...

5/5

Excellent

An Outstanding Hotel with Outstanding Staff.
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This was our second stay in Koh Samui, the first being 5 years ago at the Royal Meridien in Baan Taling Ngam and believe me, that was some hotel so we were unsure as to how we'd find the Anantra...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely Fantastic highly recommend this resort!
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Our stay here was so great! We stayed in the plunge pool room which was fantastic anytime you want you can go in your own pool. The room was beautiful and the bed so comfortable. The staff here...

5/5

Excellent

Totally amazing
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Just stayed at the Anantara Lawana in Thailand for 10 nights, i can honestly say that this was an amazing and truely wonderful resort and holiday experience.From the begining to the end of our stay we...   

4/5

Very Good

Enjoyable relaxing stay
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We stayed in this hotel after a three night stay in Bangkok so we were looking forward to a relaxing seven nights and we were not disappointed. This hotel is situated away from the hustle and bustle...

4/5

Very Good

Beautiful Rooms, Quiet Sleep - but beach is horrible!!!!
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This review is quite late, but hopefully will help! We stayed there as a second part of our honeymoon- we were upgraded to the most beautiful room i have ever been in- with a private infinity pool,...   

1/5

Terrible

Somebody's semen found in the room on our arrival!!!
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This hotel looks nice but has a fatal flaw - their local (Thai) staff are extremely incompetent & clueless. None of them speak good English and if you manage to find one who does, he/she will be...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely hotel,great holiday but not the watersports we were promis
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Hotel was very luxurious and the staff friendly and efficient.Plenty of room by the pool and never short of sunbeds. Food excellent,breakfasts huge and happy hour by the pool made drinks almost...

4/5

Very Good

Great Honeymoon Resort - Very Romantic but pricey food!
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We stayed here for our honeymoon in a Deluxe room/villa with private plunge pool. The position of the resort is perfect and the room was immaculate. We arrived to rose petals on the bed and...

5/5

Excellent

What a fantastic place to stay!
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We had an awesome time at Anantara Lawana. The staff, especially Chris Adams and Som, provided great service - recommending places for us to go and taking a genuine interest in our happiness during...

5/5

Excellent

awasome resort with big smiles
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We stayed in the resort with our 6 years old daughter for 7 nights. Although it seems more like a honeymooners' hotel our child had a fantastic time there. Even at low tide in the morning you can walk...

3/5

Average

Nice Hotel but shocking service
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We stayed here from 11th- 19th March 2010. On arrival there was a nice reception with cool drink and towel and we were told we had been upgraded. This all seemed fantastic and this is where it stopped...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely peaceful hotel in beautiful surroundings
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Positives: - Beautiful Resort - surroundings and setting are fantastic - Staff - cant do enough to please - Spa - offers great range of treatments st good value - comparable to London Spa prices...

5/5

Excellent

Your Missing Out if you dont stay here! Absoloutley amazing.
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We had just come to thailand from bangkok and were in need of some real down time. we are from australia see, and we have excellent beaches, so really it is hard to find a great beach resort matching...

5/5

Excellent

Great experience for everyone!
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Stayed there for 7 nights in January 2010 with wife and young child. We all just loved it and it had something for everyone. Staff went ouf of their way to please us and to ensure that we enjoyed...

4/5

Very Good

Well appointed with great staff.
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We started our Thailand holiday here, late in September 2009. As it was low-season, we felt like we had the resort to ourselves. This resort is beautiful - make no mistake. It really is quite...

5/5

Excellent

Paradise away from the hustle and bustle
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Have just returned from 8 days at the Anantara Lawana. We had a 'delux balcony' room- the cheapest option at he Lawana (no private pool), but was very impressed by the 'luxury' it provided. The resort... 

5/5

Excellent

excellent
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excellent hotel, excellent location, very nice beach and swimming pool! the restaurant and the spa are very expensive but the hotel is situated near the center (Chaweng ), 20 min walk or 5 min by car....  

5/5

Excellent

Anantara Re-visited
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We came here 3 years ago and loved it, so decided to come back......staff were excellent, and food good, whilst the hotel is still first rate, the surroundings are changing. Due to re-development a...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic Resort, great staff
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All in all this resort was magnificent, food was great, the amenties and rooms were second to none and the staff went out of their way to help.

5/5

Excellent

In one word, FANTASTIC!
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We loved this place. The staff are friendly and very helpful! Its located just out of Chawang Beach, which is good as it out of the busy part of town. Its only a few minutes in a cab to get down the...

5/5

Excellent

Excellent!
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One of the best 5

5/5

Excellent

blissful hideaway
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Stayed for 2 nights in September in the Premier Private Pool Villa. The trip advisor was very useful in helping plan our 2 week vacation to Thailand so I wanted to give back by posting reviews of...          

5/5

Excellent

Great Honeymoon
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We stayed in Villa Lawana 8 days in late August for our honeymoon. It was our fist time in Thailand and Koh Samui so i dont have the chance to compare with other resorts in the island. However i have...

2/5

Poor

High prices for low standard
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The hotel is quite nice, the problem is the staff and the mangament (very poor and with not an international standard). Prices very high and not aligned with the standard proposed. Particularly...

5/5

Excellent

Honeymoon Delight
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Stayed in a premier private pool villa in Aug 09. Room: EXCELLENT: bedroom was a little small but the outdoor sala (outdoor undercover area) and 4m x 4m plunge pool with direct access from the...

5/5

Excellent

Beautifully detailed, romantic, and the best spa experience ever!
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Villa Lawana was made for relaxation and privacy. My husband and I stayed at the Grand Poolside Villa where we can swim in a pool right outside our door and enjoy in the shaded pavilion or sunbath on...

4/5

Very Good

If you can get a deal on the room this is a brilliant place in Ko
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I booked a premier private pool suite for $150 at the end of May. We were a little dissapointed because the room is small with no windows to speak off and the pool (small plunge pool) is enclosed by...      

2/5

Poor

the worst hotel
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when I was their with my family I thought its heaven but when we went their I was really surprise because i was set to meet the staff who was very slow and only talking especially the staff lady...

5/5

Excellent

A great honeymoon
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The hotel was really awesome. It was very well kept and we had taken a Premier Private Pool Suite. The pool was nice and the rooms were well kept. Overall we had a great holiday and will definitely...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely resort but AVOID Premier Private Pool Suite
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My boyfriend and I, having staying at the fantastic Sareeraya on Chaweng beach, decided to spend a few days in this new hotel. We decided on the Premier Private Pool Suite and, having frequented a...

5/5

Excellent

Pure Bliss!!
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My husband and I checked in early to Villa Lawana (30th) , and was amazed at the quality of this hotel. It sits off the main road in North Chaweng Beach, but once you enter the property, you would...          

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely heavenly!!!
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We stayed at this resort for two nights in the middle of May. As it was low season, it was very quiet. But this was to our advantage as we had booked a grand poolside villa for a anniversary treat -...