After quite a lot of research (mostly on my friends part) we booked a hotel called Grand Thai House Resort in Lamai Beach area of Koh Samui. All four of us were very happy with the hotel after having stayed there a week, and I can recommend it to anyone who wants a calm, clean and nicely located hotel.
The hotel wasn’t quite on the beach. But it took literarily no more than a minute to walk down to Lamai Beach, one of the best beaches on Koh Samui. From the balcony (both our rooms had very nice balconies facing the pool) we could hear the waves washing up on the beach. We spent many evenings on the balcony, mostly talking, drinking a beer and playing cards. It was very good times.
Since it was still rainy season (we only had one day during which it rained more than an hour during the day) it was very calm and quite few tourists on Koh Samui. We often had the pool to ourselves, it wasn’t difficult to find sunbeds on the beach and the volume at night was very low.
More about the hotel? The bed was soft (for being Thailand), we had aircon and a minibar. One thing I did miss was a kettle so I could make coffee in the room. The restaurant at the hotel was good, but it was quite expensive… Breakfast was included so we ate there every morning. We got to order from a menu so the food was newly made and always tasted fresh and nice. It did get repetitive after almost a week, but since I’m not really a breakfast lover it didn’t bother me. I got my coffee so I was quite happy.
I don’t have any pictures on the hotel room, so this will have to do. We created quite a mess very quickly.