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“A bit too hidden away” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of LaLaanta Hideaway Resort

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LaLaanta Hideaway Resort
Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A bit too hidden away”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We spent 4 nights here after our visit to Indonesia as a romantic getaway. I know it says hideaway resort, but it's our own fault really that we didn't take it as fact. if you're ones to suffer from cabin fever it's best to find somewhere closer to the action.

The staff are brilliant and the food was great too, the facilities were spot on too but you are trapped in one place. The rooms aren't really worth the prices put on them compared to other Thailand lettings, we had to change rooms after the first night as it was a bit underwhelming for what we paid.

Getting anywhere was an issue too, the shuttle run was great when available, but getting back was a pricey affair.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Bangkok, Thailand
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82 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We have just returned from staying at La Laanta on a long weekend's break in Ko Lanta and we found the hotel to be awesome from start to finish. They arranged a seamless transfer from the airport despite it being low season therefore you have to take the hotel mini van via two ferries to get to Ko Lanta. Nonetheless we were at the resort within 1.5 hrs and were even offered food despite it being nearly 11pm and the restaurant usually closes at 9. The hotel manager, Chico, was every part the welcoming host, breakfast is cooked to order and the fact that it is on a beautiful secluded beach in the middle of nowhere make this perfect for a get away. The bar stays open as late as the last guests stay up and serves really good cocktails and food (recommend the Vietnamese summer rolls), bedrooms are spacious with an earthy feel plus their own veranda complete with in built outdoor bed to lounge on! The only reason this is a 4 and not a 5 is that there was no breakfast buffet and the menu doesnt change so by day 3 eggs with toast or pancakes were getting a little tiring, also our towels were not changed whilst we were there however when we asked for fresh ones we were very quickly delivered new ones direct to our sun lounger!! As a tip, the national park is very close by (20 min walk or 10 min drive) and well worth a look for stunning beaches and an interesting nature trail through the forest.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BangkokBunny
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Vienna, Austria
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

after some not so great days in koh lonta (it was at the beginning of low season)
we wanted to go somewhere quite for just 1-2 days and then go back to krabi and somewhere else.

we did really don't like to "possiblities" in koh lanta, not really alot of food markets, if so they where closed at 6-7 pm. or at sunset.

however, we decided to give it a last try and we couldn't have been happier.

the staff is helpfully and super friendly
the rooms are nice and quite and (for us) the best, they had a bad that wasn't soft was white bread ... you could really close down the curtains and sleep how long you like without getting waked up by the sun ...

the pool and beach are both amazing (watch out for the rocks when going to swim in the sea)
might not be the perfect place for kids to go swim.

we loved the hospitally of all, the breakfest was nice and refilled till very end (end if something was left they had asked us and broght even if breakfest hours where over)

will definitly come back sometime and recommend to friends and family.


p.s. you might skip it if you are in party and crouds, it's more for relaxing on a private beach!

stayed march / april 2013

Room Tip: we perferred those on the "forest side" (even a bit more quite) but the wifi is better ne...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Matthias B
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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Me and my father stayed here for 3 nights.
We booked 2 enchanted villa's but when we arrived we got a free upgrade to a horizon gaze villa.
We arrived with the bus on Lanta and we needed to call the resort for a free pickup, this was realy good organised and free of charge.
The staff welcomed us on arrival and wanted to know our names, it was really hard for them to speak my name 'Merijn'
The place is really quiet with only the jungle as a neighbour.
I saw the first evening monkey's fighting in the tree's.
The sea was a little wild so we just used the pool for some swiming, they have 2 pools to swim.
We rented a bike from the resort to explore the island.
Further we relaxed here, watched a movie ( a lot of free DVD's to watch in your room ), played darts with the staff and drunk to much with them.
The owners are also very friendly, not only to the guests but also to the staff.
The price is really lwo for what you get!!
I will go back for sure if im at Lanta again!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Merijn26
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in one of the best locations on the island. The hotel staff are friendly and there are hotel dogs lying about the hotel.
We stayed in the sunset splendour. The best option, near the pool but has the privacy due to a hut blocking the restaurant and most of the pool while still having a sea view.
We went in the rainy season and our bathroom leaked in the heavy rains.
In the rainy season, the island is hard to get to unless you fly then get the mini van onto the island. Boats end in April from krabi, one a day from phuket. Taking to train (Surat Thani) then a bus/boat combo can ONLY BE DONE IN THE HIGH SEASON!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

LaLaanta is a beautiful piece of beach jungle paradise on Koh Lanta, located at the very southern tip of the island, it is like a private oasis… quiet and beautiful. The beach it's on is virtually empty, as the national park sits just beyond the hotel property. It's gorgeous at low tide with only a few dramatic rock formations interrupting the seemingly endless beach. I spent hours during sunset just walking the beach, wading in the water and soaking in the tranquility. And at night, the stars are more numerous than I've ever seen… it is truly like another world!

The grounds are gorgeous with a two level pool, natural jungle landscaping and the sounds of frogs, birds and nature surrounding. There are tables on the beach, a chill area for lunch with hammocks and big cushy seats and a cool bar. The food was quite good… I recommend the Pineapple or Banana Fritters and a Watermelon Shake to refresh you during a hot afternoon.

I stayed in a Sand Castle Room which was large, modern and very comfortable. There was a large deck overlooking the pool with a sea view and great wooden chairs to relax in after dinner.

The staff was very friendly and the bartenders, Tic and Chiao were quite funny, as well as accommodating. The four legged staff was my favorite though… they have several sweet dogs that escort you to the beach or lounge on the patio with you and they even came to say good bye as I was leaving. Sad to go, but if I ever return to Koh Lanta… LaLaanta will be my destination for certain!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kennabrooke
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The place was beautiful, we had the whole beach for ourselves. The food and drinks were great and the staff very friendly.
It is very isolated, ideal to relax, enjoy romantic sunsets and read lots of books. After a few days of doing nothing we were ready to continue our trip though.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about LaLaanta Hideaway Resort

Property: LaLaanta Hideaway Resort
Address: 188 Moo 5, Bamboo Bay Beach | (Ao Mai Phai), Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#5 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — LaLaanta Hideaway Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Artistically inspired living on the most private beach for that castaway experience. ... more   less 
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