After reading reviews from Trip Advisor, it was already clear that the resort was under a major renovation. Which actually is not a bad thing - long term wise.
When arriving to the resort, the first impression is "the days of glory has past already sometime ago for this hotel". Reception is in a building that has a lot of unused space available. In the first floor there is a breakfast room and a billiard "hall". Second floor is totally empty and used as a some kind of storage.
Service at the time of check-in was welcoming and the staff friendly.
We had a deluxe room for a party of 2 adults and 2 kids. The room was on the 1st floor with an access to the main swimming pool. Hotel room was really spacious and equipted as expected. Only major downside was the bathroom, which was bit outdated and below expected standards.
Pool area of the hotel is average. Area could easily be upgraded just by changing outdated plastic sunbeds to newer ones. If you forget the sunbeds and the outdated pool, the view from the pool towards the rainforest is great.
Beach area, well... It took us some time to find the beach. The main building of the hotel is pretty far away from the beach and finding the sea can be quite an adventure. We finally were able to find the beach after browsing our way through the construction area. Hotel seems to be investing a lot on building new bungalows which are closer to beach. This is good development. Bungalows that were build seemed pretty nice. Once they are ready hotel can easily upgrade it´s grading.
Hotel is in the end of Long Beach, which is pretty remote location from services and restaurants. There are few average beach front restaurants nearby, but nice dinner requires a tuktuk to Saladan or central Long Beach. There are no supermarts or 7 Elevens in the immediate neighborhood of the hotel. I prefer southern Lanta anyway over this nothern part, so...
Don´t get me wrong, resort has great potential. Once the new bungalows are ready, the main buildings and pool area might require some serious maintenance. The hotel area has still lot of unused space that could be used as a garden etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ROMANTIC LUXURY LANTA RESORT ON PRA-AE BEACH OR LONG BEACH, KOH LANTA, KRABI. Serenity, romantic, spacious and in the best location are probably best described Lanta Resort. Lanta Resort is ideally located among lush greenery with tranquil environment. Lanta Resort prides itself with a beautifully-landscaped garden and magnificent view of the white sandy beach. Lanta Resort is located on Pra-ae beach or Long beach, one of the best beach locations on Koh Lanta; only 5 minutes drive to Saladan - the island's centre for shopping, dining and night life entertainment. "Where the nature unfolds" ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, TravelUp, Odigeo, Asiatravel.com Holdings and Hotels.com so you can book your Lanta Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Lanta Hotel Ko Lanta