The Library

14/1 Moo.2 Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand

Action Bar

18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
6
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

This is a very pretty hotel, wide open spaces, trees, sculpture and a great restaurant on the beach.

The Wifi is excellent and apple computers in each room are handy

What the hotel could do better:

The room design however is an achievement of a different calibre.

The air-conditioner is high above the bed and blows loudly and strongly, sleeping will mean a strong cold breeze I am not kidding actual wind that cannot be avoided, the bed and air-conditioner are fixed in this dance of pain.

The bathroom is huge however the hand basin is in the hall next to the wardrobe. the basin is so large there is no room for toiletries, as you will be standing next to your suitcase as there is nowhere to put the suitcase, your toiletries can sit on top. You will have to reach over the suitcase to get at your hanging clothes so this is no extra strain.

The shower comes straight from the high ceiling so if you want to keep your hair dry you'll be having a bath.

The doors to the bathroom open outwards and as your suitcase is next to them the door will most likely be ajar so be careful in the night if you go to the toilet as this is planned to hurt.

The room is enormous 76 meters with no chair or couch just attractive elements that photograph well.

The blackout blinds have a 150mm gap in the middle and gaps at either end, there should be a specific design word for things that simply don't work, fail springs to mind.

With the blinds up you can see the garden and the walkway and they can certainly see you, in bed. So wear nice PJ's. If the couple opposite leave the blinds up you can see them in bed also.

The morning wake up call is exhilarating, an A330 at takeoff.

It is also ironic how little english is spoken or understood The Library. Even simple requests can be quite stressful.

Simon

Stayed March 2014

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Hotel Description

This close to Koh Samui’s bustling Chaweng Beach, the greatest service a hotel can provide is a break from the crowd. Enter the Library, a stunning modern minimalist hotel, set on an acre and a half of protected land. It’s so named not just for the hush that falls over you upon entry — though that part is nice too — but for the collection of books and videos that line the walls of the all-white reading room down by the beach.

Accommodations are spacious and bright, and look even more so, by dint of the sparse décor: platform beds, black lacquered furniture, spare modern furnishings, and plenty of soothing stark white. Ground-floor suites come with open-air living rooms and Jacuzzis, while upper-level studios make do with balconies and eye-catching square bathtubs.

In the end the Library’s calling card might be not the library itself, but the striking red-tiled swimming pool, to match the red deck umbrellas and the red upholstery in the otherwise monochrome guest rooms. Or, less literally, it might just be the air of exclusivity about the place — all the action you could want is just minutes away, but the Library affords a rare tranquility.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 26 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map