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i-Samui Lamai

Good value, out of the way spot

75/35 Moo 3 Lamai Beach T: (077) 963 461 F: (077) 963 462

i-Samui Lamai

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Yes i-Samui Lamai is in the middle of nowhere and off the beach, but the rooms are really smart, spotless and there's even a small pool to cool off in, so if you've got your own wheels and don't mind being off the beach, this is well worth a look.

Rooms are a good size and are housed in a modern two-storey building. Facilities include hot-water bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, minibar, good WiFi, a cupboard and a small desk area (but no chair), comfortable beds with real linen and chilled air-con. Both the upstairs and downstairs rooms have small verandas with bamboo chairs, but they just overlook the parking area so you're probably not going to spend too much time out lounging around enjoying the view. There is however a small but refreshing swimming pool just past the rooms, which has some deckchairs and umbrellas around it, along with a small bar and cafe.

Clean simple rooms.

Clean simple rooms. Photo: Stuart McDonald

This is a common style of new hotel in Thailand: smart, comfortable rooms at a very reasonable price, just not in the best location. If you don't have your own wheels, the walk will get a bit tedious, especially as the main access point to the beach is via Lamai Soi 1, which is lined with bars and massage places -- single guys should expect plenty of (sometimes quite aggressive) massage offers.

That aside, this is a solid deal for the money. Shop online for a competitive rate; we paid about 20% less than the walk-in rate with Agoda. Staff are friendly, but English is a little limited.

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Where is i-Samui Lamai

i-Samui Lamai
75/35 Moo 3 Lamai Beach
T: (077) 963 461 F: (077) 963 462
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º2'34.62" E, 9º27'56.24" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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