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Amantra Resort & Spa
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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“worst tourist experience ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

This is the first time i been to Koh lanta and I was expected nice beautiful beaches and hotel as mentioned. upon arrived the service was good but when entering to the hotel, the floor were so sticky and the deluxe room looks simple in a sight of view. nothing much special in the room but just only 2 folded swam decorated on the bed. why do I comment it was worst experience because the first night my room almost enter thief through the window which is already locked. Around 5am in the morning, i heard something weird noise other then the roaring beach which is "ticking". At first i though it was nothing but after a short time, i went to the window and i could saw a human shadow reflected from my neighbor window. My neighbor wasn't occupied that time. So i woke my gf and told her quietly there's someone trying to break in. So i open up the curtain and saw a person covered in black almost entering my room. So i shouted very loud to chase away the thief. Then only the thief run away. There's no road light or intercom for in this hotel. So we have decided to wait until sun raise and decide for early check out. Have reported police but so far no feedback given as well.
if you're about to go krabi, please don't visit this place (koh lanta) as it seems to be so boring and not happening. Recommended to stay at Ao nang hotel is much better and cheaper. you can just can't stop shopping at the night market and happening pub and club there as well. hope this review helps.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We booked a really cheap last minute deal and were very pleasantly surprised. Amantra was quite basic but for the price it felt much nicer than what we had understood while booking and by other reviews. It is located at the end of Khlong Nin Beach making it a bit secluded and quiet which we appreciated.

Our bungalow had a view of the beach, was quite spacious, comfortable beds, was really clean and tidy but had a very simple bathroom with no pressure in the shower. Free wifi. Very functional but basic.

The beach was nice but not as child friendly as klong dao. Just below the hotel lay some rocks and it deepened quite fast which made it more difficult for young children to swim. There was however a lovely pool where you could swim and enjoy the stunning sunsets, fantastic!

The food was ok but the staff in the restaurant was not very good at English which caused some funny mistakes but on the whole it worked well. A dive center which organized courses.

The hotel could help with transport and also arrange private tours around the island.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

Am here during the low season so it's pretty quiet at the resort. We're the only guests actually. Seems like a great place to stay except everything's under renovation so there's no direct access to the beach, no restaurant, and no spa. Very friendly staff though.

  • Stayed July 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Overall, I would say it is average, for the type of services and amenities you would expect from a 2-3* hotels. But because of the wrong impression imposed by the brochure, websites and etc, it is disappointing when you arrive, as you are expecting more.
The room: Apart from the suites facing the beach, all the other rooms on the block are below average. The only thing we appreciate is the fresh and clean linen. Toilets are basic with no hairdryer. I would say that you can get room like this from the higher priced motels/hostels.
Food: Good selection of menu but serving portion is small. Serving can be slow too, mainly due to kitchen staffs as most of the waiting staffs are lingering around.
Pool: Worst ever, the water is filthy!!! And the worst part is, we have no choice but to take our confine water diving course in it. The thought of the murky filthy water in the pool makes me sick.
Reception: May not appear to be friendly but they are helpful

Room Tip: Only go to this resort if you can pay for the suites/ rooms facing the beach. Don't be bothered...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

The place is quite far from the airport, which is 3 hours journey. The staff here are friendly and always service with a smile. Our room is a triple room with one queen size bed and one single bed. Only basic amenties in the room and no hairdryer or adapter available. However, room is clean and comes with two bottles of complimentary water daily. The location is quite far away from the city and is more suitable for people for scuba diving and relaxation. There is no kettle in the room so it is advisable to have the water fill up or purchase from the minimart nearby as the restaurant and reception will be closed after 10pm. Buffet breakfast served between 7am to 10am. Loads of choices such as fried eggs,scamble eggs, ham, noodles and fried rice. Outside of the hotel the place is quite dark at night. However, it is walking distance to some of the restaurant and bar, but it's quite quiet around the area after certain time.

Room Tip: choose rooms that are facing the beach and away from the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The marketing for this hotel implies it's a high class hotel with great service, beach huts, and good food. The nicest thing you will see is the brochure.

The service manager is the rudest person I have encountered in Thailand. The food is cold and of a 1-2* standard. The accomodation does not look like the rooms in the brochure or advertised online.

It's selling itself as a 4/5* but it's a 2-3* - if you get lucky and aren't too bothered about the breakfast or facilities.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Espoo, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We chose this resort for 1 night in the beach front villa as the sales lady in Ao Nang was saying that it is lovely place as the advertisement pictures show. Upon our arrival I felt that the hotel area was not well maintained and rather poor quality. We were escorted to our room which was truly dissapointing, nothing like we had expected. Run down beach chair in the balcony, balcony light out of order. The room itself in good size but very basic. Villa is right next to the beach but also right next to the main road. (behind the villa) In room safety box had no instuctions how to use and seemed not well secured. No minibaar in room and fridge not kept cold. Bathroom was a disaster. Very run down and VERY basic. Stains throughout the shower floor, also the provided shampoos were half used.

Also we had a meal in the hotel restaurant after a long day of travel behind us. Staff got the order very wrong at first. Eventhough I thought I made simple choice by ordering set menu 1 for 2. At the end we got the food and it was ok and there was plenty of it. Breakfast was ok... nothing special. Nice to have morning coffee on the beach.

Would not recommend the hotel especially with the price. We paid 4000baht for 1 night

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Amantra Resort & Spa
Address: 296 Moo 6 | Koh Lanta Yai, Khlong Nin Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Amantra Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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