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“Truly a home away from home” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baan KanTiang See
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Truly a home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

********** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR A LAID BACK HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS **********

The first thing that had struck us was the steep uphill ride to the hotel. So many reviewers have put a note of caution about the way up to the hotel, but believe me it's worth every drop of sweat once you reach to the hotel. The hotel is overlooking the picturesque Kantiang Beach from the best angle possible. It's nothing short of a paradise and no one will ever get bored of the sublime view (no matter how many times we looked at the panorama with awe).

Baan Kantiang See provides us with the personalized villa experience with 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, living room/kitchen area and the huge balcony (check out my photos for details). We had a short 4 day trip during the end of low season (early Oct 2012) and had received substantial off season discounts. Our day used to start with a sumptious breakfast at the balcony while the sun peeks out over the green hills on the east. A nice relaxed dip in water in the gorgeous infinity pool, quick nap in afternoon on the reclined beach chairs on the balcony or a swing in the hammock during evening can't be matched with any other holiday experience we had (till now).

Food is just a phone call away to the reception and would be delivered at your doorsteps with half an hour (although we were told to wait for an hour). We had thoroughly enjoyed the authentic Thai dishes and a few Western surprises. If you like to venture around and check out the local cuisines, walk towards the beach and find all sort of restaurants lined up. For Western food choices, "Drunken Sailor" is also available.

Room Service is readily available with smile. All the staffs were excellent with service and never had any issues. The only time we had to wait (for 15 mins) was during check-in time as our villa was not ready. We were put up in another empty villa while the room service did the last minute cleanup. Wifi was available throughout, but signals were rather unstable inside the rooms. But with breathtaking views, delicious food choices, clean surrounding and friendly staffs, there's nothing that can spoil the wonderful and relaxed getaway.

Waiting to get back to Kantiang See again.

A few tips for first timers:

1. You can book the vehicle for airport pickup from the hotel at a premium of 2500 THB (as of Oct 2012). On journey back, one may explore the tours and travels nearby and negotiate airport drop-off by taxi
2. For those who requires on-arrival-visa, Krabi airport does have the counter and opens only during arrival of international flights. They charge 1000 THB/person for the visa. Keep a passport size photo ready. These details are not available in the Thai immigration site as well.
3. Pickup snacks, fruits, drinks from Tesco on your way to the hotel. Ask the driver to stopover to Tesco (there are 2 of them on the way to Koh Lanta)
4. The villas are located midway through the hills and a walk back from Kantiang Beach would take 20 mins. It may look pretty steep, but can easily be covered on foot. Alternatively, one may rent a moped to go around the island. Rent a car is also available for 1200 THB from the hotel as well.
5. Try out the coconut and the smoothies.
6. There are street lights in place and one would not get lost in the darkness (as been suggested by someone earlier).
7. Do not feed the monkeys. They're harmless and won't disturb your sleep. Just keep the doors closed while you're out.
8. And lastly, the Yellow Villa has the best view of them all. You can have an unhindered panoramic view of the sea for over 180 deg. Also can find the magical sunset if you're in luck.

Room Tip: Try out the Yellow Villa if it's available. It has the unmatched view of the sea and the beach.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sun Two D
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 16 October 2012
Dear Sun Two D,

Thank you for your positive and very comprehensive review of our hotel. We are very happy for such great and constructive feedback! We (owners and staff) are proud of our resort and we really appreciate that our guests experience the special qualities of the wonderful location and our villas the same way as we do.

We look forward to your next visit!

Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

We would thoroughly recommend the villas to anyone. The villas are extremely spacious and the bedrooms are luxurious. We ordered food several times and had it delivered to the villa and it was always tasty. The outside living space is amazing too! We had a realy relaxing stay at the illas and would definately go back. The illage is a ten minute walk and you can see monkeys here.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stanthetan
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
Dear Stanthetan
Thank you for recommending our villas. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we wish you very welcome back.
We hope to see you again soon
Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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san sebastian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Very nice stay at the white villa a few weeks ago, as it was low season only three of the 8 villas were occupied. Only a short walk to the beach, 7/11, restaurants...I´d love to go back!. Although we had the unexpected visit of a couple of monkeys one of the afternoon we had a relaxing time.

Room Tip: The white villa has the best view...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank amaraSS
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear amaraSS
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here. Low season can be really quiet, as it was when you were here, but we have also been fully booked for several periods this season. That is great for us, of course! Both the low season and the high season have their own charm. It’s nice that more people experience that this part of Thailand is wonderful – also in the low season.
We hope to see you again very soon. You are welcome back.
Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Best panorama, hillsight sea view and a very good design villas with fantastic Thai culture furniture. Ready for a big family to spend their time together. Horizon view pool is lovely both functional-relaxing. Good small group of staff. The service may not 100% but better enough. The only thing that make all of us feel not good is the head of a budda 's statue that lying down on the floor at the entrance of the villa.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wealth_wish
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 27 August 2012
Dear wealth_wish
Thanks for a nice review of our resort. We are delighted that our guests enjoy their stay and we are always very grateful for feedback.
All the villas are slightly different decorated and the Buddah statue is only in this house. For your next stay maybe you should choose one of the other villas?
We welcome you back and hope to see you again soon.
Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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berlino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Just the best panorama I´ve ever seen! Great staff .Great villas. I would go back for sure! The beautiful beach is very close, if you rent a scooter, its only 3 minutes away.The staff was very helpful. The swimming pool is lovely, with a great view.

Room Tip: No restaurant, no room service - They should have one!. but as I said, amazing place!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank robertoberlin
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
Dear robertoberlin
Thank you for the very positive review of our resort. We really are very happy that our guests enjoy their stay and that you share your experience with others on tripadvisor.
We welcome you back and hope to see you again soon.
Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

The villas are situated up on a hill with Incredible views. The hotel is in a good location, has big, clean villas at good value, reasonably helpful staff, is self catered, has a lovely pool, and the villas have a fun (nearly) outdoor shower.

Room Tip: Yellow villa has the best view!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy J
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 20 August 2012
Dear Lucy C
Thanks for the review of our resort. We hope you had a pleasant stay and welcome you back again another time.
Best regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

I write this as I sit on the sun deck of our house/room of the Baan Kantiang See enjoying what could be one of the best views in Thailand. The property is situated on the top of the mountain over looking Ban Kantiang beach giving it stunning south west views of the Andaman sea, beach below and surrounding mountains. We found almost no reason to leave during our time here and have extended our stay twice already. The resort is more a collection of fully functioning two bedroom houses (complete kitchens) than a resort. If you ignore some very minor details, which is pretty easy when looking at this view, it's close to 5 star. It's right at the southern end of the island so you need some determination to get here but it's worth it. The infinity pool is small but we had almost exclusive use of it while here and it's perfectly positioned in relation to sea and sky to maximize the infinity effect and make a "must take" photo shot. BUT A WORD OF WARNING. There seems to a turf war between the hotel and a group of monkeys. While we were warned to keep all our doors closed while we were out because of the monkeys they brazenly and aggressively (snarling) approached us while we in the pool and kept us at bay while they ransacked our things looking for food. It might have been more scary if not for the fact that in the middle of this the larger male decided to mate with one of his harem right in front of next to the pool giving our son a real life "Animal Planet" moment! Trying to prove his strength I guess. Meanwhile a group of them went through the house and checked out anything not locked up or nailed down. I made a dash for help to the front desk and three of them charged, driving me back to the relatively safe confines of the pool. With the help of three staff members we drove the monkeys back into the jungle but were woken by them again this morning on the roof of our house. All of this was a bit unnerving for our young boy. This may not be enough to keep us away from this place but keep an eye on the kids!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Allen J
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BaanKanTiangSee, Owner at Baan KanTiang See, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
Dear Allen J,
Thank you for the very positive reviews of our resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in spite of your unpleasant experiences with the local monkeys. They can be quite annoying (also quite funny sometimes) but it's more unusual with such close contact that you had. We are pleased that the experience did not prevent you from extending your stay and we wish you very welcome back.
Warm regards,
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
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Property: Baan KanTiang See
Address: 263 Moo5 | Koh Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baan KanTiang See 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"PANORAMA VILLA RESORT" Our villas (176 sqm). The villas are suited for two couples or families offering two bedrooms with queen size bed, two bathrooms with outdoor showers, fully equipped kitchen with all you need for making meals at home, living room with 37" a flat screen TV and monitor for international channels, wireless internet, and computer usage. Extra beds for kids are available. Baby cots are also available upon request. Each bedroom has an individual controlled air-condition unit. In addition, for those who prefer to sleep with open doors and windows, there are mounted mosquito net and ceiling fan ready for you to choose. ... more   less 
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