Varinda Garden Resort
Varinda Garden Resort
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8.0
Very good

"Full of greenery & very supportive staff."

Farhan

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January 8, 2017

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What guests are saying:
the hotel has got nice lovely bungalow with typical style furniture from the thai tradition, the breakfast room has got a fantastic view overlooking the sea and the swimming pool is beautiful. nice and adorable staff.
igor from Italy
Couple
Varinda is a lovely small hotel that has all rooms hides behind the bush. The location of the hotel is not easy to find, at least it took me a while to locate it at night time. I highly recommend to try their breakfast in their lovely patio and the infinite pool.
So from Hong Kong
Couple
Had a lovely stay at the Varinda. Room was very nice. Staff very nice also. Feels like you are living in the jungle. Beautiful view from pool. Watch out for the mosquito's though!
lawrence from United Kingdom
Couple
A small resort but the space well worked. You have the impression of living in a jungle. You may lose your way to room. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
bing from China
Solo traveler

Varinda Garden Resort

Very good location
- 240 meters to the beach
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7.9
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10
Excellent room comfort and quality
8.4
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportSamui International Airport (USM)
Distance to airport10.1 km
  • Airport transfer

  • 240 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Koh Samui

  • Hot tub

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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2 Bedroom Family Suite
2 Bedroom Family Suite
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Superior On The Rock
Superior On The Rock
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Grand Deluxe Hill Side
Grand Deluxe Hill Side
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden View
Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Or Twin Grand Deluxe
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            9.2
            Exceptional

            "Friendly, helpful staff - they were really great."

            Michelle

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            June 27, 2016

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            Agoda Reviews (257)Booking.com Reviews (201)
            7.9
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            10
            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
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            tanya from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Superior On The Rock
            Stayed 1 night in December 2014
            Villa Varinda”
            The Staff were wonderful, the location was paradise, the room was wonderful
            My stay here was wonderful my only issue was that i was not staying longer!!! A beautiful, chilled out location with a view over looking the bay. Such kind and welcoming staff, a real hidden gem for my last night relaxing in thailand. I would love to go back and spend more time enjoying the relaxing setting and definitely get a massage next time.
            Reviewed January 03, 2015
            9.7
            Exceptional
            DAVID from United States
            Solo traveler
            Superior On The Rock
            Stayed 5 nights in September 2011
            beautiful resort”
            gorgeous resort, incredibly relaxing
            If you want to spend some time in a beautiful, relaxing place, this is where you want to go. It's set at the top of a hill at the end of the main street in Lamai, and it feels like you are in the middle of a rain forest up there. Incredible landscaping, and really nice staff.
            Reviewed October 08, 2011
            8.3
            Excellent
            Eoin from Ireland
            Couple
            Deluxe Garden View
            Stayed 7 nights in August 2011
            Great location in Lamai”
            The owners and staff made our stay very welcoming
            The hotel is set up in the hill`s after Lamai,it has a stunning view from the restaurant pool area. The rooms are decorated in old Thai style and the whole resort is covered by natural features and beautiful gardens. We loved the little labrador pupy and his big brother at reception,such friendly people Olive and her Mother made our stay very relaxing. It definitely stands out from the plastic resorts of Samui and is an oasis away from the bustling of Samui. I would recommend this resort to people who are a bit tired of the costa del sol type resorts that now litter Samui. The hotel is complimented by its stafff from reception to cleaning all very nice. I would stay here again and we both apreciated what they are trying to do there. One tip rent a moped as the hill up is too steep to climb.
            Reviewed September 14, 2011
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ralf from Germany
            Group
            2 Bedroom Family Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2010
            One of the best hotels ever”
            the quietness, but still central location
            none
            It was just an awesome stay with a beautiful villa in a perfect environment, if we come back to Samui than 100% in this beautiful hotel with an always friendly and helpful staff, this is the place for a private holiday, you can enjoy to the full, thank you Varinda for that relaxing time
            Reviewed November 25, 2010
            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
            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
            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
            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
            8.0
            Excellent
            David from United States
            Couple
            Grand Deluxe Hill Side
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2014
            Nice gardens a bungalows, Beach is a walk.”
            Breakfast View, Gardens, Quiet
            I enjoyed the Varinda Resort, it had a great Deluxe Bungalow, nicely, if overly, decorated, nice porch for relaxing/smoking. The Jungle garden added to the privacy. It is on a hill on the south side of Lamai, the pool and restaurant overlooked the ocean. Which also means it's a fair trek to the beach, down the hill on a path. We However rented a motorbike from a friend (Be careful who you rent from, and be careful, the rules are different in Thailand). We like to explore the island. The entrance to the hotel is on the Island Ring road which is very busy. The breakfast is nothing special, but the view is great from the restaurant.
            Reviewed March 07, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Volker from Germany
            Family with teens
            2 Bedroom Family Suite
            Stayed 7 nights in February 2014
            A great vacation at a special and colorful hotel”
            Nice design of the whole resort, Thai Food, pool
            We really enjoyed our one week stay in this hotel/resort. It is really unique and has a very special atmosphere which makes you feel like Robinson. We all enjoyed exploring the different areas of the resort, taking photos and knowing we could rely on the friendly support from the staff. We stumbled over one previous review, who complained about the security features. After being there we would like to sharpen that from our perspective. The hotel is well maintained and in good condition. However, having a little bit of adventure comes at a price - we would also not recommend for families with younger children if you would like them to explore without constant supervision. But what is a drawback there was the special piece for our kids...
            Reviewed February 09, 2014
            5.7
            Sven from Germany
            Couple
            Grand Deluxe Hill Side
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
            good but not superb”
            quiet and green place, walking distance to the restaurants, SPA's and bars on lamai beach
            we went to samui to celebrate new year, so the room prices were high. at least during peak season i wouldn't consider the hotel best value for money. the rooms are nice, spacious and well maintained... so is the garden. and it's a quite and tranquil place (depending on the other guests of course), great for relaxing, reading some books or drinking cocktails at the pool. the same time, a lot of construction and maintenance was going on, which didn't cause much noise but wasn't a pleasure to watch either. construction and maintenance material was all over the place. the free internet is limited to the reception and pool zones. in the rooms one has to pay and it's not exactly cheap.
            Reviewed January 05, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Jeffery from United States
            Family with young children
            2 Bedroom Family Suite
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2013
            Fun, quirky, comfortable...”
            The awesome infinity pool with slide, the very homey & comfortable rooms, the super friendly staff.
            Our stay was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and played with our kids. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The sheets and blankets smelled freshly washed and wonderful although, the beds were a little hard for our liking but most beds in hotels in Thailand are like that. There was a very large porch/balcony with a large table that the kids enjoyed sitting at to look at their shells. The breakfast was just okay but their lunch/dinner menu was great. They have lots of choices and they were all delicious. There are dogs onsite that are very friendly and loving. There are really cool and funny things to look at everywhere. The only thing we really didn't like was that the walk to the beach was very challenging with small children. There were lots of stairs and narrow pathways on the 15 minute walk.
            Reviewed April 26, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            igor from Italy
            Couple
            Superior On The Rock
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2013
            great relaxing hotel in the middle of the forest”
            peaceful nice with great staff
            the hotel has got nice lovely bungalow with typical style furniture from the thai tradition, the breakfast room has got a fantastic view overlooking the sea and the swimming pool is beautiful. nice and adorable staff.
            Reviewed January 10, 2013
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