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“A little disappointed”
Reviewed 3 April 2010

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.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

I stayed in the cosy cottage for a week during February. The cabin had a fridge with bottled water replenished daily. A kettle and tea and coffee. A television with cable and free WIFI connection. It was vey tastefully decorated.
The environment was very calm and relaxing around the cabins and the small pool a real bonus. The beach was a sort walk away, a what a wonderful beach it is, amazing sunsets to bve seen.
I would certainly recommend these cabins for those looking for calm and serenity but like being within easy reach of the beach, bars, restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed February 2010
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

We stayed here at the recommendation of another couple who had been there a few weeks earlier. They were spot on with their recommendation. Yuko was a great hostess and really treid to make sure she followed through with any request - laundry, help with ticket bookings, extra soap, etc. We stayed in a twin comfort room and had the beds pushed together which totally worked for a king size bed. The room was great with all modern amenties and we had the best regulated hot water that we have had in Thailand there at Escape. Internet speed was fast and easy, ours was also wired. Yuko has bikes to use - take them up the road to get breakfast or lunch at the French bakery further down in Phra Ae. The beach is about a three block walk, which is easy. accomodations are definitely not as nice looking down there even though they are by the sea. Beach is lovely and very clean. Lastly, the small restaurants at the end of the drive have great and in$ Thai food. we really liked the one immediately next to Chillies, they had the best Laab and salads - the best for the hot weather. Lastly great AC and the best sleeping there - so quiet! The coziness of the surroundings was great - and we met some great people during our week here.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

We stayed at Yuko's place for 3 months after having found it over internet. And YES you get what you see! The Cottage is very comfortable, with great service for the perfect host Yuko, and plenty of space. The kitchen is well equipped, even though we ended up just making breakfast there. Just across the street you find Krua Kritsana - so there is no meaning in cooking... Well Yuko, Dreamy Spa, cheap laundry and cleaning service (cleaning included), yoga with Mona and Krua Kritsana make your life very nice - a true holiday. At Escape Cabins you see the nice pool, and the beatuiful forrest/jungle, and also a piece of normal Thai life not far away. Everything is close, but also far away if you want some peace. Walking down to the beach, just crossing the road, and you enter what we realized is the best part of Long Beach. And you are not too far away from Relax Bay, which we enjoyed (yoga, restaurant and Shiva's eyes)! Our Thaimout at Escape Cabins was just what we were looking for!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Escape-Cabins
Address: 438 Moo 3, Long Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 210 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Escape-Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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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