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
- 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 absolutely LOVED this hotel! We stayed in a Chapter Room, which was huge and perfectly designed for families. The bedroom is separate (different building within the villa) from the living area, which meant that my husband and I could enjoy dinner and not worry about having lights on or watching TV once our baby went to sleep.
The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble.
The location is perfect, right on the beach and close to the airport. The hotel has a car seat available for transfers to and from the airport and provided us with a baby bath, high chair and steriliser for use in the room.
There are too many wow factors to mention and they're best kept as surprises!
What an amazing “Design Hotel”, here at the moment, and certainly not looking forward to checking out.
The service was outstanding from the very start right through to the end. Consistently professional, attentive, and friendly, the staff could not do enough for us.
My friend received very sad news of her Mother passing while we were here and it was made so much easier by the support and genuine caring by Por who went out of his way to ensure we wanted for nothing and were comfortable without being intrusive. He would shake our extraordinarily comfortable poolside beds whenever we went for a swim, bring cold water and other complementary drinks and nibbles, bring tissues when he saw we needed it, the newspaper, and the list goes on.
I have a feeling this was his usual level of exceptional service, however his caring nature went far beyond our expectations. We felt we had our very own personal valet, and have never experienced such outstanding beach/poolside service anywhere else. An absolute credit to the Hotel. Ana, Ninja, and Linda were also very kind.
The Library Hotel, well what can I say. A well thought out design that is modern, smart, and very sophisticated. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable.
The food was faultless and I’m very fussy. I did not find it unreasonably expensive. There is a service and VAT charge, but I don’t mind paying that if I can see value and quality for my hard earned dollars. They delivered, every time.
Here’s a few pics of our amazing stay. Btw, the beach is clean and clear, the best we had seen on Koh Samui.
I highly recommend The Library to any discerning traveller who enjoys and knows quality accommodation, food, facilities, and service, when they see and experience it.
Thank you to The Library for a very memorable and enjoyable stay, loved it.
Susie and Lou xo
what else? now that we discovered this gem, we will be back so often!!!
the only caveat is that when you are "outside" guests yet still spend USD 400 on food for two, staff will make sure you cannot dip one foot in the pool!!!!!
Guys, why not charge a pool fee, and everybody will be happy....
The Library is located on Chewang Beach, Koh Samui. It is a fabulous property in a fantastic location.
It is approximately 15 minutes drive from Koh Samui Airport to The Library. The Library is a Design Hotel and the entrance is low key and once inside the property, you'd never know that you were located on a main street, it is so quiet and peaceful.
The staff are amazing and cannot do enough for you to ensure you have a fabulous stay.
The Page rooms are lovely, however, I would definitely recommend that you spoil yourself and stay in the Secret Pool Villas. There just aren't enough words to describe these beautiful rooms to do them justice. I could quiet easily have moved in permanently and definitely was not ready to leave at the end of our stay. The Secret Pool Villas are a recent addition to the property and without spoiling the secret, I can guarantee that you will be blown away by these incredible rooms with full kitchen (not that you will ever need to cook), lounge area, jacuzzi, separate pool, bedroom and massive bathroom!
The two restaurants onsite are wonderful. The Page which is located on the beach and The Drink Gallery. The Page is amazing and I highly recommend the breakfast and The Drink Gallery has fantastic cocktails (the Apple Crumble was my favourite) and Tapas.
Shopping is at your doorstep with some fantastic bargains and variety of items for sale with a shopping centre about 500m from the hotel entrance.
Should you wish to dine outside the property, there are several bars and restaurants within walking distance.
I highly recommend this gorgeous property and can't wait to go back!
Worst place to stay ..I haven't seen a worst hospitality ever. They will rip you apart and charge you for everything . They don t know how to treat guests and kids.strictly not recommend. Try it at your own risk!!!