4.5
Very Good 735 Reviews
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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.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A high-design hideaway dotted with artwork and sculptures on one of Koh Samui's best beaches

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Library
14/1 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach
Koh Samui, 84320 Thailand

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 735 Reviews
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Reviewed 7 hours ago

best cocktails on samui! make sure you take advantage of the happy hour from 4-8 and don’t miss out on the delicious tapas! friendly staff and good music as well. the location is very convenient...right on chaweng main road

Everything seemed perfect except the rude security people at the beach exit/ entrance
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to see how the The page restuarant and its menu look. I walked through the steps with a little gate by the beach. As i walked towards the restaurant with my camera and about to reach out to see the menu.. the security guard told me off” miss no no no” - this is plain rude. If it for security reason i can understand. Perhaps come up to me and walk me do my booking? Instead of screaming at me! How does he expect me to do the booking since i happen to come by the beach side? If he wants me to book via the front entrance just say so .or perhaps im not welcome as i didnt dress the part- i happen to come by beach. I am not eating at the restuarant at that moment in that attire of course! I was just planning to book or even to look at menu.. and there was a sign that says “
Only for hotel guests and the guests of The page” . So for people who plan to book ( potential diners) - what are they classified as ? Cannot walk on along this area? Not welcome? Just plain rude. It is not my style to give bad feedback but this was a shocker. I had a good impression by the drink gallery( front of the restuarant) the evening before. It was much better and i enjoyed that. I guess i did not have to walk through the hotel itself! That could be why people had better experience when we don’t have to deal with snotty and rude security staff as we are at the street level. So no matter how great the Page is. I think they are customers if they do change their attitudes

Por
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel good service nice rooms and nice pool really clean and big
Really cool hotel every think about a library
We had the best time with por he have a really good service, best time in Koh Samui

❤️❤️❤️Thank you Por

Fantastic time at The Library
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent Thanksgiving week at the Library. I usually spend this week of the year at fine tropical resorts around the world, enjoying the pampering and the classy of the accommodations. In summary, at The Library we found all matching, or exceeding, our expectations. The Chapter villa was awesome, clean and modern setting and technology. Not to mention the 11ft bed, extraordinary unique :). Restaurant The Page was great, good food and service. Overall, great non intrusive but friendly and attentive service from all staff. We enjoyed the conversations with local personnel and getting tips for the island. Our personal attendant was great and very promptly accommodate our requests. Overall, very memorable experience, I greatly recommend.

This Place is a Golden Mirage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly I would like to start by appreciating the owners of this Hotel for putting in their soul in making this ultra luxurious property.... Unlike other hotels their hotel seems more like their passion and baby rather just another business !!!
The very theme of the hotel is extremely unique and each room category is a Page/chapter an editor’s room etc ....

We are a family of 5 and selected the secret pool villas...
Like the name suggests ... “secret” the experience from the reception to our room had alreadycreated that excitement and amazed us ....
And when we entered our villa it was like a piece of heaven on earth .. The rooms are massive and beautiful.. they face the indoor villa pool which is a beautiful emerald green colour and a private jacuzzi which is super romantic!! The room also has a very cute gym !

Each villa has a personal point of contact who is a villa host.... We met our villa host Bovy at the airport and she has made our experience 1000 times more memorable..... She is a smiling and fun loving beautiful person and we can say has been like the genie from the magic lamp ..Bovy not only made our stay extremely comfortable and memorable but added so many special elements to make us all feel special all through ....
I’m sure Bovy is a huge asset of this hotel as she is at top of everything and so quick in her response time even on her day off .....She is amazing at guest relations and we can’t thank her enough!!! We only wished we could take her back with us!!! Hahaaaahaaa

We also booked s special BBQ meal to bring in my sisters birthday which was organised by Chef Eric Adnan. Oh my god !!!!!this was a breath taking set up wuth fairy lights, flower arrangements and table display with mouth watering delicacies and superb service and an experience not to forget... Chef Eric Also made us taste some amazing delicacies from the Tapas restaurant and then on our special request also served us a delicious Biryani and Raita meal which was not even on the menu!
Can’t thank him enough...

Right from the time we landed to our departure our entire holiday was no less than blissful!!!

Wow wow wow !!!!!

Thank you !!!

Regards,
Tandon family