We stayed in a twin bungalow with air condition and en-suite bathroom in February 2012.
The rooms are big and clean. The cleaners come every day and the towels and sheets were clean. The bathroom is big and clean-ish. There was nothing really dirty and I felt alright taking showers, going to the toilet etc, but you can tell they do not clean all the tiles every day. When some splashs of body scrub hit the wall on our first day they weren't removed/washed off until we left. But this is Asia and it didn't disturb me too much.
The windows of the room were covered in mosquito net, which was good and we didn't have any insects in the room. But generally we didn't see many mosquitoes anyway as it was dry season.
The resort has around 30 bungalows, which are spread around in a garden-like area. There is asmall terrace in front of every bungalow with small deck chairs.
The resort has a swimming pool (which we didn't try), a beach bar, their own massage parlour, deck chairs in the garden in the shade and they have their own beach.
To get to the beach one has to cross a little river. This sound more complicated than it is. There is some water floating into the sea and to get over to the beach from the garden you have to walk through the water. When the tide is low the water is either gone completely or ankle high and at high tide it can reach up to your upper thigh. But it is not dramatic. You are most probably on summer holiday, walk from your bungalow to the beach (were you are most likely to get wet anyway) and will probably not be in a suit but in beachwear anyway. Of course it'd be nice to have a little bridge, especially as there are many families with childen and it did look quite uncomfortable to carry the prams over the river, but we could live with the situation. If you really don't want to cross the flow you can also walk through the garden over to the Castaway Resort next door and enter the beach from their garden.
The beach is big. Directly in front of the Good Days Resort there are some rocks in the sea. But if you move over towards the right hand side, the water is shallow and you only have sand. As each resort is spread out quite a lot, each resort also owns a long stretch of beach. Even when there are 50 or 60 people on the beach, it feels empty. It doesn't feel crowded and you have so much space to swim, play or just laze in the sun. There is a lady renting sombrellas and deck chairs (60 bath for 2 chairs and one sombrella) and she also sells cold drinks. You don't have to take those chairs, you can also bring your own towel or mat and lie in the sand. But there are no free chairs from the hotel!
We didn't eat at the hotels restaurant as we preferred to walk up to the main street (about 3 minute walk). The breakfast buffet was alright, but nothing special.
The staff was friendly and helpful.
We really liked staying at the Good Days Lanta. If you want to stay right by the beach and travel on a budget this is a good place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the most beautiful beach, Long Beach or Phare-Ae Beach with blue crystal clear seas, a self white sand beach and pine trees, This is what one can call a real picturesque, virgin- resting paradise .Come and check it out yourself ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Good Days Lanta Chalet Hotel Ko Lanta
- Good Days Lanta Chalet And Resort