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Layana Resort & Spa

272 Moo 3 Saladan, Trai Phra Ae Subdistrict, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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#1 of 97 hotels in Ko Lanta
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Layana Resort & Spa is a sophisticated hideaway destination on the island of Koh Lanta in southern Thailand. Our resort currently welcomes guests 18 years and above to bask in peaceful tranquility and savor warm Thai hospitality. Here, you can awaken on plush, luxurious pillows to the gentle whisper of the waves breaking on the sand, sip a freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice on your balcony and enjoy a leisurely breakfast against the backdrop of a vibrant tropical rainforest. Experience walking on unending grains of golden sand, savoring images of mystical islands scattered on the distant horizon, indulge in a lazy day by one of the two pools stretching to infinity with your every need met with gracious hospitality. Be pampered by skilled practitioners and rejuvenate with a relaxing massage, enjoy a cool sundowner as the golden sun melts into the deep blue of the ocean, dine on the finest global cuisine - al fresco. The options are endless. This, and so much more, is waiting for you at our luxury hideaway destination.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Diving
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Desk
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Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
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Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
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272 Moo 3 Saladan, Trai Phra Ae Subdistrict, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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Layana Resort & Spa
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Sandyboy wrote a review 19 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom35 contributions15 helpful votes
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Superb from start to finish. Food, massage, drinks excellent. Room and balcony were perfect. Don’t miss the two happy hours each day. Met at the airport on arrival and departure. Wonderful service and such attentive staff too. Highly recommended. ❤️
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear WATP1960, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that your stay at Layana Resort & Spa was superb from start to finish. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our excellent food, massages, drinks, and the perfect room with a balcony. We are delighted that you were able to take advantage of our two happy hours each day and that you appreciated the attentive service provided by our staff. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Layana Resort & Spa in the future for another relaxing stay. Warm regards, Franck and the Layana team
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SBd wrote a review Dec 2022
Munich, Germany10 contributions14 helpful votes
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We just finished a 2 week stay at Layana Resort. Would give 6* if possible Originally we had planned to stay only one week. After having moved to another hotel in the region we canceled the new hotel and returned to Layana (even though we did not get any refund for 4 days from the other hotel). Layana was worth it!! Why: + Very nice hotel with 3 infinity pools overlooking the sea + Whole hotel team with outstanding service orientation (reception, pool, restaurant, , room service, activities teams). Many team members have been working for Layana for 5-10 + years. Such a stable service team will be very hard to find at most other hotels. Returning guests felt like being with old friends. + Very nice room, spacious and clean bathroom with lots of amenities, comfortable bed, outstanding room service (after breakfast the room was always already back in perfect shape, daily turn down service every evening) + Extras: Complimentary pick up service at Krabi airport (van and/or speedboat if weather conditions allow), permanent high quality service at the pool and beach, twice a week relaxed live music in the evening, daily 2x2hr happy hour + Restaurant: Delicious breakfast buffet with western and Thai delicacies, during the day tasty meal & drink selection at the pool/beach, great a la carte dinner with daily theme specials. Tables overlooking the beach, tasty drink and wine selection at reasonable prices. + Activities: Professionally equipped gym, nice spa, free bicycles, hobie cat sailing, kayak, SUP, skimboards. Choose from different tour options (extra costs will apply) e.g. snorkeling, sundowner boat trips,… + Sunsets overlooking the beach are priceless We will be glad to return to Layana - by the way as many others do. We met many guests who have stayed at Layana 5-10-15 times. That is a strong sign of long term superior quality
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Dec 2022
Dear SandroB-20172017, On behalf of our Layana team, thank you so much for visiting us again and for your loyalty. We were thrilled to read your wonderful feedback and it is certainly an exceptional motivational tool for all of our lovely team. We take immense pride in offering impeccable service and genuine care to our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed the amazing atmosphere and ambience this time again. Many thanks for sharing your memorable experience on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards from Lanta, David Caille Hotel Manager Layana Resort & Spa
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Antonio Z wrote a review 14 Feb
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We spent four nights there. Perfect location, nice and clean beach not crowded in the time we were there. Resort and services are at the highest level and very well organized and conducted. All staff very kind and competent and customer oriented.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Antonio, Good afternoon, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your time in Koh Lanta. We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed your four-night stay and found our location, beach, resort facilities, and services to be exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the future. Warm regards, Franck and the Layana team
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John W wrote a review 13 Feb
Aberdeen, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
As always, Franck and his team never cease to amaze - always there in the background ensuring they make everything go as smoothly as you come to expect from the Layana. Thankyou for another amazing experience in every department See you next year
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're more than happy to hear that you had another incredible stay at Layana Resort & Spa. It's always a pleasure to ensure that everything goes smoothly for our valued guests, and we're delighted to know that you appreciate our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back next year for another amazing experience in every department. Until then, take care and safe travels! Warm regards, Franck and the Layana Team
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Rachel B wrote a review 10 Feb
Jersey, United Kingdom50 contributions33 helpful votes
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We stayed at Layana for 8 nights. Wow what a special place. The hotel and gardens are absolutely beautiful and watching the sun set every night over the beach was magical. Our room was great, clean and spacious with comfortable beds. All rooms have lovely gowns and slippers, beach bags to use and coffee machines. We loved and took full advantage of the happy hour every day 5-7pm, which overlooks the beautiful beach. Restaurant is fab, breakfast every morning was fresh with a huge selection of Asian and international choices. Loved starting the day with a big bowl of noodle soup! We also had dinner one evening and it was amazing. The location for us was perfect; set back from the road Layana feels like a private oasis but also has many restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance. They also have bicycles which are free for guests to use. The complimentary airport transfer was really appreciated and took the stress out of the travelling. However what really sets Layana apart is the staff; we found every single member of the team to be warm and friendly, always helpful and they went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Every morning we were greeted with smiles. Thank you so much to Franck and his team; Layana is an absolute gem. We will definitely be back as soon as possible and it’s easy to see how this hotel has so many returning guests. Absolutely 10/10.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Racheycba, Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Layana. We are beyond thrilled to read about your wonderful experience and your kind words truly warm our hearts. Above all, we are immensely proud of our dedicated team who continuously strive to ensure each guest feels welcomed and cared for. Your appreciation means the world to us, and I will certainly pass on your compliments to Franck and the rest of the team. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to Layana in the near future. Until then, please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can assist you with. Warmest regards, Franck and the Layana Team
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margieguthrie2 wrote a review 5 Feb
Phuket, Thailand4 contributions2 helpful votes
On reflection, after visiting Layana for the first time after we sold her 13 years ago, my overwhelming feeling is pride and awe for what Bob and I achieved. Seeing our vision at full maturity it is better than I thought it would be. The adjustments and improvements made by the new owner has greatly enhanced the whole experience. The culture of the staff being attentive and friendly is still exceptional. But the fact that the traditions (meeting guest on the beach when they check in and out, slices of fruit around the pool, etc) have been maintained blew me away. Chatting to guests who are still returning to Layana year after year they say is the reason they keep coming back. Layana is still a place of rest where nothing is too much trouble. Previous Owner and developer
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear M and B, It is with immense honor that we receive your heartfelt message. Your words reflect the essence of Layana Resort, a place where hospitality and care are deeply ingrained in its identity. Your vision and dedication have laid the foundation for Layana's enduring legacy, and we are privileged to continue building upon it. The adjustments and enhancements made by the new ownership aim to preserve the spirit of Layana while elevating the guest experience further. Maintaining the cherished traditions you established, such as the warm beachside welcomes and thoughtful gestures, remains a priority for us. Knowing that these traditions hold a special place in the hearts of returning guests fills us with pride and motivates us to uphold the standard of excellence you set. Thank you for entrusting us with the stewardship of Layana Resort. Your legacy lives on, inspiring us every day to create unforgettable moments for our guests. Warm regards, Franck and the Layana family.
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Lisa S wrote a review 2 Feb
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome place to stay. It was our second time and we stayed for 10 days and could not have enjoyed it more! It's a stunning location and is SO relaxing. The lovely, friendly staff cannot do enough for you and we very much appreciated Frank the manager's engagement with us & all of the guests. The room.is beautiful and well-equipped. It was faultless and we will be returning.......
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear HOrsie, Thank you for choosing Layana for the second time, and for sharing your delightful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your 10-day stay was faultless and enjoyable. Your appreciation for the beautiful and well-equipped room warms our hearts. We can't wait to welcome you back for another faultless stay! Best regards, Franck and the Layana Team
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Elcot17 wrote a review 2 Feb
South west17 contributions24 helpful votes
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We stayed for the 1st time last January and absolutely loved our time, so booked again for this January. We don’t normally stay anywhere twice as we like travelling and staying in new places. However, The Layana was everything and more than we expected. This year under the management of Franck, even better!!! Franck was always around, leading from the front, personable and genuinely cares that each guest has a special time at Layana. The staff are all so special - there were so many who were there last year, who remembered us, which was nice, but many new staff too, who were equally caring and naturally guest centric. ALL staff, without question genuinely care. Particular mention goes to Zay (Assistant F&B Manager), Head Chef Ten and Mee (pool and Beach team) You are made to feel so special- from the professional and smiley welcome at Krabi Airport by Layana staff, the speedboat team, beach welcome, porters, reception team, gardeners, beach team, security team, F&B team - kitchen, Restaurant- Thank you to all. This year we actually spent one week at Layana and then moved to spend a week at Pimalai. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the second week, Layana wins hands down on personal service, guest care, a secure environment and great wifi. We will definitely be back and don’t hesitate to book Layana - it is special!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Elcot, Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing Layana Resort for the second time and for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's truly heartwarming to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations. We are thrilled to know that our team, both familiar faces from last year and new members, contributed to making your time special. Your appreciation for Zay, Chef Ten, and Mee, along with all the staff, has been warmly received. We are delighted to have left a positive impression on you from the moment you arrived at Krabi Airport to your time spent with us. Thank you once again for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fabulous stay at Layana Resort! Best regards, Franck and the Layana Team
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Foxy wrote a review Jan 2024
Yarm, United Kingdom57 contributions42 helpful votes
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We spent a fabulous 4 nights here at the end of our Thailand trip.My only complaint is we should have stayed longer. The most relaxing beautiful surroundings and Franck the manager could not do enough for his guests. Rooms were stunning and so clean.Amazing breakfasts overlooking the sea.Staff fabulous especially on the beach always coming around with water . We will definitely return and recommend any couple looking for an idyllic break to stay here. Entertainment was high quality too.Beautiful ...
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear CB, Thank you for choosing to spend four nights with us and for sharing such a positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our surroundings relaxing and beautiful. It's our goal to create an idyllic and memorable experience for our guests. Your kind words about the stunning and clean rooms, amazing breakfasts with a sea view, and the fabulous staff, especially on the beach, mean a lot to us. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the high-quality entertainment as well. We appreciate your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fabulous stay. If there's anything specific you'd like to experience or see during your next visit, feel free to let us know. Safe travels, and until next time! Warm regards, Franck and the Layana resort and spa
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Stephen G wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with excellent service from friendly and efficient staff. The pool staff service was exceptional. There were some people reserving sun beds even when they were away and unfortunately wasn’t monitored enough by the staff. Minor point however. Hotel Manager friendly and attentive. Restaurant and drinks area have beautiful views especially for sunset. In summary a great choice hotel in this area.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and are delighted to learn that you found our hotel to be lovely with excellent service from our friendly and efficient staff. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional service from our pool staff, and we're grateful for your acknowledgment. We take note of your feedback regarding the sunbed reservations, and we will work towards addressing this to enhance our guests' experiences further. We're pleased that you found our Hotel Manager to be friendly and attentive, contributing to your overall positive stay. The beautiful views from the restaurant and drinks area, especially during sunset, are indeed something we take pride in. Warm regards, Franck and the Layana resort team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Layana Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Love Music Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Layana Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loro Loco Pizza Cuisine Restaurant, Malina's Kitchen, and Kraken Lanta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Layana Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Layana Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Layana Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (6.9 miles).