What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast, free use of beach equipment and welcome drinks are included in the Jetsetter rate
- The location on Hat Chaweng, Samui's most beautiful beach
- Swimming in the crimson-tiled pool while staring at the Gulf of Thailand's translucent turquoise water just beyond
What To Know
- Intimate size, with just 26 suites and studios
- Rooms come with iMacs hooked up to the Internet
- Only Suites have Jacuzzi tubs, rain showers and open-air living areas; Studios have rain showers and balconies
- There will be a compulsory New Year's Eve Gala dinner on 31 December 2014 for all guests at a charge of $361 per person. Payment will be collected by the hotel at checkout.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On a strip of beach overwhelmed by hotels of all shapes and sizes, the Library stands out. With black-trimmed stark white buildings, a blood-red swimming pool and life-size sculptures, the minimalist design is both in-your-face and unobtrusive. Inside, the focus is on the art; outside (with the exception of the pool tiles) it’s on the sublime natural paradise that is Koh Samui. Suites and studios are housed in 13 cabins scattered across expansive, lushly manicured grounds dotted with old-growth trees purposefully spared during development to enhance this eco-friendly hotel’s blend-into-the-environment vibe.
Bed and Bath
With just 26 guestrooms, housed in 13 freestanding structures, the Library’s intimate size is a refreshing change from the monolithic hotels that are so prolific in Koh Samui. Suites are on the ground floor of each unit and feature indoor-outdoor living rooms with slatted shutters that can be thrown open or closed depending on the weather. Studios are on the second floor and offer stunning ocean views, from balconies rather than the open-air living rooms. Beds have silky soft linens, and a pillow menu is on offer. Bathrooms in both feature rain showers, and the Suites have separate Jacuzzi tubs.
Set amid towering tropical almond trees, the Page restaurant overlooks Chaweng Beach and provides an ambience as good as the Western-Thai fusion fare it serves. Don’t skip the appetizers: The Page 5 Alive (cheese flavored with herbs and citrus and wrapped in pancetta) is one of the signature dishes. The excellent wine selection (not always easy to find in Thailand) features more than 60 bottles from around the globe. The resort is also home to a gym (the Fit), and the clean white library is crammed full of glossy art and design books. The crimson-tiled pool provides a unique, postmodern contrast to the clear turquoise sea beyond.
How to Get There
We arrived to The Library and were warmly welcomed by Zil and Tik. They provided us with information about available excursions/trips and were very helpful!
The next day we took a drive around the island with Tont, who was very nice and sweet. He was always there ready to take a photo of us,provide cold refreshments and towels. Highly recommended!
Rooms are modern, spacious and feel like an Oasis coming back from the beach or town. Super cool! Shower is very nice and overall room is very clean!
The paige (restaurant on the beach) is really good for breakfast and lunch. Food is delicious, service is impeccable and you get to sit on the beach....what can be better.
Restaurant in the front of the resort serves small tapas and they are scrumptious! Drinks are amazing! Highly recommend!
The service around the pool/beach are is top notch. Chai and Rock took care of everything for us. Also they offer complimentary drinks/little bites that are refreshing and delicious (photo attached).
Overall very good resort with great attention to small details that made our stay very enjoyable!
Super stylish, relaxing hotel set in tranquil grounds in a fabulous location right on the beach. The infamous red swimming pool is very cool. Great outside bar and restaurant area (the 'breakfast on the beach' option was wonderfully indulgent) and excellent cocktails and wine list. Staff friendly and professional, especially the reception staff. Hotel manager came to introduce herself and check we were enjoying our stay, which was a nice touch. All in all, feels like a rather unique and special experience. Would very happily stay there again.
First experience in Ko Samui was amazing with beautiful place. I’m lucky to be invited by a good friend with a wonderful choice of vacation venue, We stayed at suite with garden view and few munuites to relaxing at the beach+red pool, exciting experience to explore restaurants and good places nearby, great breakfast food at the beach front(Page restaurant). Every times when i had dinner there. One thing is annoying by the staff try to push many korean guest that they having dinner to write a review for them. Great job👍to force the people they can’t speak English.!!! cocktails at Drink gallery was excellent. I found smiling faces everywhere around the hotel. Great service from the receptionist for checking in and showing all facilities. And impressed with Tik and Pore at Page restaurant. They're very pleasant, helpful and genuine. Really fulfilled with extraordinary moments. I am so delighted with all of your pool staff and thank you very much for wonderful experience.Definately will come back again.!!!
We only stayed here one night and boy am I glad we did!
It’s very different from anywhere else I’ve stayed.
The bed is quite possibly the most comfortable bed I have slept it at any hotel!
Overall well worth a visit. I felt very relaxed staying here and think it’s a very clever concept.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Library for 11 days after a recommendation from a friend who’d stayed there a few years ago. The experience was near perfection: every aspect of the hotel is par excellence: the general manager was very cordial and interested in our stay and feedback, the entire staff were deeply courteous and caring and the food impeccable. In addition, the rooms and the facilities, and the beachfront location made it my best hotel experience ever. I’m aware how huge a statement that is.
I’ve yet to stay in a hotel with refrigerated towels in the perfectly air-conditioned gym overlooking a blonde beach. Divine!