Weekender Resort, Lamai. Koh Samui
124/19 Moo 3 Lamai Beach, Koh Samui,
Suratthani 84310 Thailand
Tel : +66(0)77 232 240-1, 424 429
Visited by Major Grubert
Years ago I stopped over in the Weekender. I hardly recognised the place anymore; all the old beach bungalows have been demolished. There used to be just a main building next to the street with “real” hotel rooms, the rest consisted of bungalows and lawn/garden. Well, there are a few more buildings here now and I must say the place is really nice. There’s a lovely pool right next to the sea but with direct access from all of the buildings especially to the sandy beach meaning no road to cross. I was pondering over whether to stay in the Weekender or the Manathai; maybe I would have decided otherwise if I had known how nice it is here. Apart from that, the Weekender is right in the middle of lively Lamai, which can hardly be recognised either. Nevertheless, the beer-bar centre catty-cornered from the Weekender is still there; in the meantime a number of other places too.
I let them show me a couple of rooms, one standard room in the building next to the street (pics 1+2) and a deluxe in one of the buildings closer to the sea (pics 3+4). Both look really great. As usual the walk-in prices and hotel website prices are pretty expensive; you can book a lot cheaper through sawadee.com or Agoda. The prices there are reasonable, start off at 35€ including breakfast (low season).
The standard room is probably quite loud with the building being the only one directly next to the lively road. However, it is very nice, bright and pretty large too. The more expensive room further back between the road and the beach is super, I like it straight away. All rooms here have a balcony or veranda, also a room-safe and wifi.
If you want to go to Lamai and stop right in the middle of things: then move in, I really do recommend the place; the rooms are just what I like. It’s quite easy to hop into the sea during the night as well; the beach here is large and inviting. You won’t find any place in Lamai that’s more central, peaceful (apart from the standard rooms) and still directly next to the sea.