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The Library

14/1 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut 84320 Thailand
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#15 of 112 hotels in Chaweng
Travellers' Choice
With an enchanting beachfront location and a minimalist design, The Library on Chaweng Beach is the perfect place to curl up with a good book. True to its name, this unique conceptual hotel features an expansive library of over 1,400 books available for guests to borrow. This wealth of literature is complimented by the clean lines and bold design choices of its 46 luxury pool villas, suites and studios, each furnished with a reassuring assortment of premium amenities and entertainment technology. Furthermore, a world-renowned red swimming pool provides stark contrast to the alabaster-white buildings of the property. But the enduring respect for the surrounding landscape is unequivocal. From The Page restaurant holding fort on the beachfront, to the Drink Gallery and Tapas Bar fronting the street, The Library seals the chasm between nature and modern life.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Ashley L wrote a review 10 Jan
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom242 contributions123 helpful votes
We enjoyed our 8 night stay here over the New Year period. I completely agree with the other reviewers that the staff here are absolutely wonderful and really looked after us. The other thing that we thought was really good was the food - the selection at breakfast is wonderful - the omelettes and the coconut overnight oats were winners! The design of the hotel is quite unique and very minimal. I echo the last reviewers comments about the beds being "up a big step" as I got up in the night for the bathroom and fell off it! - just be careful and remember that it is there! My only other criticism is that the hotel is looking quite tired in places - they need to do some maintenance soon on many aspects of the building in my opinion. The location - right on the beach is fabulous and can't be faulted. I would suggest that they clean the beach a bit more often though. All in all - pretty good......but I'm not sure that the hotel is 5 star......apart from the service.
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Date of stay: January 2022
hunglow wrote a review 8 Jan
Phuket, Thailand1365 contributions468 helpful votes
I love this hotel in every way. the rooms not so much but the public spaces, the staff, the food and everything else. The rooms had no hot water. The floor in the shower felt dirty with the type paint they used and the way it was peeling up. the air con blowing over your head directly at night, and the absolutly cheap bed that is not up to standards for a 5 star hotel. The other lack of thought was the danger of having a over 12" step right off the bed and is a extreme danger for the elderly and anyone getting up to use bathroom in middle of night. Cushions for couch with little shelf at head height is a big danger to bonk ones head as well.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Olivierada wrote a review 7 Jan
Paris, France60 contributions64 helpful votes
It was my fourth visit to this wonderful property. I was not disappointed. Under the able leadership of the wonderful General Manager Chutima the entire team at The Library thrives to make all guests feel at home. The very sober design, wonderful rooms, superb services both in room and in restaurant and the multiple amenities make this hotel unique in Koh Samui. In my view a better location than many other properties of this standard. Thanks to all the Library team for making my stay special.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Easy access parking availability centrally located on one of Samuis best beach
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ThaiLawyer wrote a review Jun 2021
Bangkok, Thailand48 contributions168 helpful votes
Despite only one night there, it is truly magical experience. Breakfast was totally worth it and just so much delicious food. Service is exemplary, especially from P Ram who helped us with photography at hotel most fantastic spots. Again, thank you Library, and hope to see you again very soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
Response from Nattida Srimuang, Guest Services / Front Office at The Library
Responded 2 Jul 2021
Dear ThaiLawyer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Library and sharing your memorable experience on TripAdvisor. It is indeed our great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel in a spacious Smart Studio room. Most importantly, it is real nice to learn that you love our breakfast menu options as well as a friendly service of our team and their assistance during your stay with us, especially from Ram. We will definitely share your kind compliments to him and the rest of the team; they will definitely be very pleased to hear as they are being recognized and praised for their job well-done. Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to welcoming you back to The Library on your next holiday in Koh Samui. The Management Warmest regards,
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Att A wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions2 helpful votes
I must admit that the resort exceeded many of my expectations when it came to service, ambience, rooms, and facilities. The secret pool villa was an exceptional experience all the way from checking in to checking out, and everything in between. I would have given this a 5-star review but unfortunately there were 2 minor issues that I had. One was the amount of mosquitos in the room which didn’t seem to go away even after cleaning. Secondly, I was not able to reach the villa host, villa manager, general manager , or evening housekeeping when I needed something. I had to call room service who then had to take my request to reception so that it could be taken care of. All in all, if not for these minor inconveniences, the stay was incredible and we are looking to return as soon as we can. I would suggest booking the beachside breakfast table as soon as you make your bookings !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Nattida Srimuang, Guest Services / Front Office at The Library
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Dear Att A, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review of your recent holiday experience at the Secret Chapter of The Library hotel to other discerned travelers on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to read and learn that you had an amazing stay with us started right at the beginning upon check-in until check-out. We are glad to know that you really appreciated the conceptual design of a hotel in which The Library has been about stories and creating unique experiences for our guests. We are so happy to know that we have achieved this for you. We would like to apologize for the discomfort caused by mosquitos which is sometimes a challenge to control in a tropical environment. Kindly be informed that regular fogging and pest control measures are undertaken by both certified outsource companies as well as our team also provide mosquito machine for the guests upon request. We also provide a complimentary bottle of Citronella mosquito repellent spray for our guests to use in every room. With regards to the inconvenience to reach our team on the designated telephone lines, we do sincerely apologize for this hiccup and if this may have disappointed you. Thank you again for your patience. The whole Library team look forward to welcoming you back to The Library to continue writing your own stories on the 2nd chapter on your next holiday in Koh Samui. The Management Warmest regards,
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US$230 - US$881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophutChaweng
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Library
Which popular attractions are close to The Library?
Nearby attractions include Paul's Fashion Tailors Samui (0.2 km), Rocky's Fashion (0.4 km), and On Street Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Library?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Library?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Library?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Library?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Library?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khaw Glong Thai Restaurant, Phat Burger Koh Samui, and Drink Gallery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Library?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Library have airport transportation?
Yes, The Library offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Library located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Chaweng.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Library?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Library?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.