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173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Rd, Lamai (look for Coffee World at the pedestrian crossing) T: (077) 458 560-4 F: (077) 458 555

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Formerly known as Buddy Oriental Samui Resort, Manathai re-opened with its new name in July 2015 and boasts friendly staff and great service.

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Photo of Manathai It has kept the same basic structure and the old architecture it was known for. You can't miss it if you try: a pedestrian crossing with a security guard to help you cross joins what looks like a massive concrete wall on the beach side of the road to what looks like a shopping mall with Coffee World, Mulligan’s Irish Pub, Italian restaurant, Thai restaurant and more on the other. Past the wall is a large swimming pool with sun lounges, a fitness centre and a bar all spilling onto the beach. Across the road through the mall/carpark is a lush and manicured garden filled with frangipani trees, 149 rooms, four restaurants and a swimming pool. Manathai caters to a range of travellers, thanks to them offering meeting packages, wedding parties, a kids' club with a vast variety of activities. Four air-con room types are available, all featuring dark timber, spotless white walls, feature colour walls and crisp new linen on the four-poster beds. The attention to detail here is high, with all the amenities you'd expect for the price point – tea- and coffee-making facilities, water, minibar, WiFi, hair dryer and flatscreen TV – but also thoughtful touches such as traditional hand fans, beach bag, bathrobe, slippers, a bowl of apples and vases of flowers. The rooms really do feel like a breath of fresh air. Check online for a good deal – prices below are far from set in stone.

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Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.

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5,300 baht
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Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,300 baht, high season 3,500 baht. Notes:
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173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Rd, Lamai (look for Coffee World at the pedestrian crossing)
T: (077) 458 560-4 F: (077) 458 555

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