Varinda Garden Resort
Varinda Garden Resort
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"Full of greenery & very supportive staff."

Farhan

08 January 2017

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7.9
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportSamui International Airport (USM)
Distance to airport10.1 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • 240 meters to the beach

  • Heart of the city

  • Hot tub

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8.4
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2 Bedroom Family Suite
2 Bedroom Family Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 66 m²/710 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior On The Rock
Superior On The Rock
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  • Garden view
  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Grand Deluxe Hill Side
Grand Deluxe Hill Side
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  • Garden view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden View
Deluxe Garden View
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  • Garden view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Or Twin Grand Deluxe
Double Or Twin Grand Deluxe
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    Double Or Twin Deluxe Garden View
    Double Or Twin Deluxe Garden View
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        Agoda Reviews (255)Booking.com Reviews (199)
        7.9
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        Cleanliness7.9
        Facilities7.6
        Location7.7
        Room comfort and quality8.4
        Service8.0
        Value for money7.8
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        8.0
        Excellent
        Sofie from Denmark
        Family with young children
        Grand Deluxe Hill Side
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
        A beautiful view and a colourful labyrinth for the children”
        We stayed here with our two girls of 5y and 7m and especially our 5 year old had a wonderful time exploring the paths and the communal areas. The view is beautiful but with the children it was quite far to go to the Beach because the only public Road is in the middle of Lamai town. On the other hand it was a quiet part of Lamai. The hotel is a bit worn down but still charming and the food was good though a bit expensive. We were a bit bothered at breakfast because they didn’t enforce their no smoking policy but there were enough space that this was minemal.
        Reviewed August 02, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Cristina from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in April 2018
        Truly Amazing place.”
        We love Varinda Garden, we have returned from our second year here. I find the place truly inspiring, it's immerse in a green area on a hill which overlooks Lamai. I would describe it as a slice of bohemian Thai paradise. The view from the pool/bar/restaurant is simply breathtaking. The staff and owners take great care of the place. The gardens around the bungalows are immaculate and the room decorated in a true thai style. IF you decide to visit koh samui and live an authentic thai experience, then this is for you. Another reason why I chose this resort is because I don't like the idea of travelling and ending up in a hotel which have been westernized to the limit so that the customer "feels like he's back at home". I don't want to feel like I am at home! Otherwise, what's the purpose of travelling??! I want to be able to live a genuine and honest experience of the country I am visiting ! My 12 and 8 year old daughters love this place and it's now their little oasis of paradise.
        Reviewed June 17, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Charlotte from United Kingdom
        Group
        Superior On The Rock
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018
        Fantastic”
        We found this little gem two years ago when we just spent the afternoon there, this time we decided to stay our last night in samui there. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable, would highly recommend this resort, it's quirkiness is amazing.
        Reviewed April 30, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Lin from United Kingdom
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
        Colourful, original place with a great view and pool. ”
        We had a great stay at Varinda Gardens. It is colourfully and uniquely decorated with lots of places to explore within the resort. Our 4 year olds loved the pool and exploring the various chair swings, slide and playing with the dogs. I enjoyed reading the various quotes and words written around the place, a great breakfast which was a mix of Western and Thai, helpful friendly staff and a fabulous view from our bungalow.
        Reviewed April 19, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        thomas from United Kingdom
        Family with young children
        Grand Deluxe Hill Side
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
        Magical ”
        My wife and I spent some time travelling Thailand on a couple of occasions around 10 years ago, but this was our first time with our 2 children 3 and 5, and also our first time in Koh Samui. Koh Samui has become our favourite Island and Varinda is now my favourite hotel in the world. The gardens are magical, the food is delicious, the views are breathtaking and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. The whole place oozes charisma and we can't wait to go back again next year. We stayed at a few hotels during our stay including a couple of fairly 'luxurious' places over in Bohput, but nothing compared to the charming atmosphere of Varinda. Thanks Varinda See you next year!
        Reviewed February 19, 2018
        4.4
        Silvia from Israel
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in August 2017
        We expected much more for the price we paid.”
        There is no decent shower in the room, hundreds of ants go around everywhere in the room.. It was too "authentic " for our taste. If we wanted to sleep at nature, we wouldn't pay so much money. The walk to the beach takes about 10 minutes. The beach is really great.
        Reviewed September 07, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Steffen from Germany
        Couple
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 13 nights in July 2017
        nice hidden gem”
        a bid hidden from the main trouble area ... therefore more silent than directly on the party mile. perfect for families
        Reviewed August 21, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Malita from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 7 nights in August 2017
        Lovely unique property with great staff”
        Pros: staff were great, lovely host. Good breakfast. Pool area is great the kids loved it. Nice and clean basic property good for families. Close to town a short walk to restaurants and shops and beach. Easy to hire scooters from reception per day :-) Cons: bar and food prices a bit steep compared to town, happy hour would be a good addition by the pool :-) would have spent more time at pool and hotel if food/drink prices were a bit more similar. Same with massage prices. But these are easily found in town, the resort is very quirky and obviously a much loved family property. Host and staff were lovely :-)
        Reviewed August 13, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Patrick from Switzerland
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2017
        Probably the best hotel we've ever booked”
        A friend of mine recommended the Varinda Garden Resort and boy, I must say it was the best travel tip ever! Warning, if you are into luxury asepticized soulless hotels, you might want to skip this one. But if you are looking for a colourful, full of charms, cosy, children friendly place on Ko Samui, this is the one! Every bungalow seems to have it's own atmosphere. Perched ten minutes away from the beach, the hotel has got a fantastic view, which you can enjoy both from the swimming pool and from the dining room. I understand this is a family-own business and the staff was adorable. In short : a fantastic experience!
        Reviewed August 10, 2017
        8.0
        Excellent
        Mark from Netherlands
        Family with teens
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2017
        Nice and relaxed place”
        Positive are the nice atmosphere, the wonderful view from the pool area, and the breakfast. It is away from the bustle, which is nice. Points for improvement are the lighting of the rooms, the bathroom. The Wifi is complicated and expensive, not free as promised, only in the small reception area, which is hot and full of mosquitoes. This needs improvement
        Reviewed August 02, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        Urs from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in February 2017
        Very good”
        Really nice location in the middle of the jungle. Facilities Need some improvements. WiFi reception is satisfactory, but rather slow (although not free in room)
        Reviewed February 25, 2017
        8.0
        Excellent
        Farhan from Pakistan
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016
        A Good experience”
        It was a traditional decorated Resort with a Cultural look all around. Full of greenery & very supportive staff. A good pool for Children & Sea nearby. A good Experience at the Resort. Breakfast was also Good...
        Reviewed January 08, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        dayna from Australia
        Family with young children
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 10 nights in December 2016
        Beautiful place”
        Pros - Great Locations, great staff Cons- nothing
        Reviewed December 30, 2016
        6.8
        Good
        Anna from Canada
        Couple
        Deluxe Garden View
        Stayed 6 nights in December 2016
        Hippy Heaven”
        We stayed here because my sisters and brother-in-law stayed here and met up with them. This is not a place where we would normally stay as it is below our standard. Outdated but interesting. Food in restaurant was quite expensive but we arrived late in the evening so had no choice as we were tired and hungry. Overall, it was a very good experience.
        Reviewed December 10, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        christian from France
        Family with teens
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 12 nights in July 2016
        Excellent place for vacations in Lamai”
        We spent two weeks in Varinda this summer, it was marvellous time. The hotel is a real tropical garden with Thai style houses, very comfortable, quiet and peaceful. Every one here is smiling and helping The swimming pool and the view point on Lamai bay are awesome ! Good food too, need more diversity for breakfast Close to city center but not in the noise and stressof the main street ... close to the best beaches !
        Reviewed August 10, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Michelle from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Superior On The Rock
        Stayed 17 nights in June 2016
        Nice, colourful resort”
        Friendly, helpful staff - they were really great. The jungle environment provides lots of privacy. View from the restaurant and pool is one of the best in Lamai as it's at the top of the hill. It's quick to get into town/beach but it's a steep hill/path. The resort has lots of character and a lovely, chilled vibe.
        Reviewed June 27, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        chen from China
        Family with teens
        2 Bedroom Family Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2016
        wonderful resort”
        wondurful resort. Will definitely come back again.
        Reviewed February 19, 2016
        7.3
        Very good
        Richard from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Garden View
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
        Koh Samui, Lamai”
        Character, location, friendly staff
        Our stay was good though the room, #24 was too close to the main road and noisy. It would be better with wifi in every room. The views from the dining and pool areas are spectacular. They charge too much for a taxi to the airport, but hopefully the hotel doesn't get a kickback. We paid 600 baht to the airport, but only 400 from Nathon to Varinda, which is much further.
        Reviewed July 18, 2015
        7.0
        Very good
        Nicholas from Malaysia
        Couple
        Superior On The Rock
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015
        Varinda”
        Staff friendly, very clean rooms and peaceful environment
        Excellent
        Reviewed July 07, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Boris from Germany
        Family with young children
        Grand Deluxe Hill Side
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
        we loved it”
        the resort, the people, the details,
        Reviewed February 05, 2015
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