Nora Buri truly did not disappoint. The beach view villas are as beautiful as the photos, with a spectacular view and the private pool was bigger than what I imagined it to be. Location wise it was perfect for me - not too far from the airport, and not too far from Chaweng beach and Fisherman Village Night Market (only on Sat). The resort beach was average but both the public pools with in-pool bars made up for it. The resort is maintained very well, and it never felt crowded although the occupancy was high.
The key highlight was the staff and service. Everyone went out of the way and genuinely tried to assist me in all ways possible to maximize my holiday experience and even spending. Two notable mentions is Wee at front desk and Su at the restaurant. Wee was stellar in helping me get a room with a better view, never giving me a sense that it was too much trouble for him. He even remembered to follow up on the smallest things (that I even forgot about). Su made me feel like a friend every time I bumped into him at the restaurant by engaging in good conversation.
Breakfast was average, but the view from the restaurant was stellar. I did not get an opportunity to use the spa facilities so I can't comment on that.
I was looking for a really good beach holiday and I got everything I wanted and more. Overall I would definitely consider coming back to this resort in future.
The Kala is a traditional Thai hotel. The staff were so friendly very helpful and always smiling. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway. However we did rent a motorbike as walking into town was a bit of a hike. Taxis are accessible but can run pricey if you have to do a few trips back and forth. The breakfast was always fresh and the hotel restaurant had a good selection of food, of course it is cheaper to eat out but you expect that. Overall we would definitely stay there again. Would not recommend for children do to the lack of beach front and proximity to town. Although the staff would gladly welcome children.
the staff were exceptional from the guy who picked us up at the airport to the cleaners and the maintenance staff.
the facilities were great, the food was exceptional and the location is fantastic. couldnt have asked for more.
There is little doubt that the Library is one of the most professionally run hotels in Chaweng. The staff, the design and condition of the room and facilities, the innovation (most especially beds on the beach for breakfast) and the food is of the highest quality.
Daniel from Melbourne VIC, Australia
The Liabrary is a member of Design Hotels TM. The Library was established to be a new smart exotic conceptual resort in Ko …More
Great hotel! We stayed in a pool assess villa which was a upgrade on what we had booked! The room was clean and spacious even for 3 adults! The facilities were great and the hotel is on the quieter end of chaweng beach which for me was a bonus! Only thing to mention is the food and drinks in the hotel are quite expensive but there is a family mart just opposite and lots of nice resturants within east walking distance!
We paid for the cheapest room, Superior apartment, but were given an upgrade to a Deluxe Villa free of charge! The place was excellent and the staff were marvellous, so friendly and polite, nothing was too much trouble.
Martin from Weymouth, Dorset
On the north end of the island, this four-story resort is 5 km (3 miles) from the airport, town, and the island’s golf …More
Everything was amazing. Staff are very attentive by pool bringing water and fruit. Two pools to choose from and even though the resort was fully booked when were there it didn't seem crowded at all. Always a lounger by the pool available. Cocktail of the day was priced well at 150bhat. Breakfast is made to order as well as the buffet. Would love to stay here again. Only thing to note is that bed are pretty hard.