Just come back from a 7 night stay at La Flora. This was my first time in Thailand and very keen to go back. I love it there!
I've seen all the bad reviews on this hotel but but can't really relate to those as my experience was only positive. it was the positive trip advisor reviews that made me and my boyfriend decide on this place and we were not disappointed.
The check in/ out process was very easy and quick. we had a Pool access room which I highly recommend. As it was the start of the wet season,on some days the sea was a little rough for swimming so having the pool right outside the door is a bonus! especially in the heat its great to be able to cool off so easily.
the pool itself was very big and very clean. as the hotel was not full we did not have any occupied rooms opposite us and found it to be private with not many other hotel guests using this pool at the same time. whereas there were more people around the infinitiy pool nearer the beach we preferred the one outside the room. There weren't that many families with small children mainly couples.
the room was very spacious and clean. and not dark or smelly like some of the other reviews ive seen on here. (we had room 614) which is the opposite side to the pool bar.
The grounds of the hotel were also immaculate and well looked after with lots of palm trees and plants it was nice walking around the place.
The staff at the hotel were lovely, very nice friendly people and great service. They really went out of their way to make you feel welcome.
The food in the restaurant at breakfast was good, with alot of choice. Its good to be able to sit and watch the sea over breakfast as right by the beach.
we also ate there on a couple of evenings, I recommend the Thai curries they were so tasty and far better than alot of the nearby restaurants and you can request how hot/spicy you want them.
My boyfriend is vegetarian and he found plenty of options for both breakfast and dinner at the hotel. They also had some nice chilled out live music on a couple of the nights we were there which was a nice touch.
The cocktails were also good with happy hour from 9.30-10.30pm every night. The Strawberry Daquiries and Singapore Slings were my favourites.
We didn't try out the hotel spa or activities but we had a complimentary Thai massage at Stella da Silva which was so relaxing and in a nice quiet location by a river and they run shuttle services there throughout the day.
I also recommend the Ing Fah restaurant which the hotel provide a free shuttle service to and from. a really unique experience and a really chilled out place to eat and have a drink.
Also went to Green Pepper, the Rusty Pelican and Sawasdee
The beach was very clean and the sun loungers were very close which meant not having to walk far to take a dip.
The Ramada hotel was next door but the beach in front of that was really overgrown and not as nice as La Flora's clean sandy beach.Even on the days where the sea was too rough to swim was great to walk up and down the beach which was fairly quiet all day and fantastic views.
You can wade across the stream just south of La Flora at low tide and continue walking down that way.
The beaches were very open and not that many people around or swimming in the sea at the same time which was what we were after. Not sure what its like in the hot season but i imagine with all that expanse of beach it would never seem that crowded!
I also recommend hiring a bike for a couple of hours from the hotel as a great way to see the local town (Bang Niang) Although alot of the beach bars/restaurants were closed there were lots of bars restaurants open along the roads outside of La Flora.
We were after a nice relaxing holiday and thats what we got. I only wished i could have stayed a bit longer!
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