Situated right on the sands of Chaweng Beach, Library Samui Hotel is an exquisite design hotel offering luxury accommodation to style-conscious travellers.
Each room is individually designed and furnished to a very high specification and features bathrooms with rainshower, air conditioning, minibars, flat screen TV with home theatre system, iMac and Nespresso machine.
True to its name, The Library Hotel has a library. Not just any library, but an incredible minimalist library with lovely ocean views. The outdoor pool continues the chic design theme by being a striking red, a great contrast to the blue ocean beyond. There is a small gym, which also has great views.
The uber-chic Page Restaurant serves creations just as fantastic as the surroundings, while Drink Gallery and Beach Bar are ideal spots to chill with a drink in hand.
The hotel itself and the beach out front are the main attractions. Samui Airport is 2.5 miles from The Library Hotel Hotel.
While not every guest liked the design, with some saying it compromised comfort for appearance, most guests knew exactly what they were booking, and were in no way disappointed. To many, the leading edge and very distinctive design gave them the illusion that they were living more in a dream, than in physical reality.
That incredible red pool
While this could be considered part of the leading edge design, many guests went well out of their way to indicate that this pool was their favourite feature of the hotel.
Great food on-site
While not perhaps mentioned as often as might have been, guests who did comment on the food only seemed to have praise for it. Often mentioned was that the staff would set up dining in multiple places, depending on the weather and other factors, to stop things getting stale.
A bit of noise from the surrounding properties
While the hotel itself is described as the very epitome of calm serenity, the fact is that it is situated on a very busy and lively stretch of beachfront. As a result, the serenity was sometimes broken by noise from surrounding bars and clubs.
Perhaps a bit too expensive
This was difficult for guests to express, because the hotel is so unusual in terms of design, but some speculated that the room-rates were perhaps a bit too high. They seemed to reason that, no matter how great the design, a hotel in Koh Samui had a particular room-rate ceiling that shouldn't be exceeded.
Some attention to detail issues
While most guests complimented the staff, a distinct minority did bring up service issues which were, in their mind, the result of staff inexperience. To them these showed a lack of the obsessive attention to detail required of any true luxury hotel.