As often in these little places, a lot depends on the presence of the owner. During my stay, the owner was abroad and the place was run by a young Thai girl, who was really nice and friendly, but not very helpful. When I arrived, I was just brought to my bungalow and then left alone immediately, without any explanations on the surroundings and facilities. Next day I was asked to pay for my room in cash. I thought I could pay via credit card and thus did not have enough cash with me and asked for the next ATM. She did not know one, so I had to search going the street by foot in the heat, not knowing if it was the right direction.
I also relied on the free bikes they advertise on their homepage, which was a mistake. It turned out that there were only 2 of them, one of which was broken and could not be used at all. The other one was close to broken, so you might go the one mile to 7eleven with it, but definitely not suitable for longer tours (no gearshift, brakes hardly working).
Still, the rest of the place is as described by others, nice and very clean rooms, AC, fridge, coffee maker, pool, TV. Overall very good value for money, if you compare to some of the beach resorts (some of the cheaper ones look really seedy).
But it was lacking the nice atmosphere that others have described. I booked this place particularly to have someone who can recommend good places to eat, good tours etc, and this was not the case.
Nevertheless i still recommend this place for the above reasons of very good value for money. And as they only started business last year, i think they might already working on better training their staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape-Cabins is located in Long-Beach neighborhood with just a handful of exclusive cabins and a quiet pool garden peacefully nestled on a tranquil hillside land within a walking distance to the beach. Our modern cabins in various sizes are designed at western standard and are equipped with 5-star quality mattresses for your maximum comfort and full relaxation. An ideal hideaway for escaping the jam and indulging in a peaceful tropical nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Escape-Cabins Hotel Ko Lanta