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Round House
Ranked #17 of 213 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous place”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Just completed two month trip around SE Asia and Roundhouse on Lanta was the best place i stayed on the entire trip. First of all location, not only right on the beach but on the best part of the best beach on Lanta. Also, the friendliest owners and staff (Steve) you will ever meet. Nadia and Paul treated me like family (maybe better...I paid my bill). During my stay can't tell you how many time I would be sitting at the bar and someone would walk up looking for a room and of course the Roundhouse was full but instead of just turning the person away Paul or Nadia would call another resort to check on possible vacancy...I will be back...thanks

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us and we are happy you enjoyed your stay.

Paul and I know what its like when the island fills up and rooms are difficult to find and walking around with backpacks and luggage in the heat is not the ideal start to a well earned holiday;) All are welcome to stop off at our place, have a cool drink and leave their luggage with us if we're full to continue their search, we get to hear from friends and other resorts what the room situation is like so we do our best to help out.
We now have two Sala's, open bamboo huts where many have stayed when there is no other rooms around....all adds to the fun of the place.
Hope to welcome you again here.
Greetings
Nadia and Paul
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

There is nothing to make you feel quite like you are on a beach holiday than stepping out of your bungalow and feeling sand. This is what you get at Round House, along with a great view of the beach and the water about 20m immediately outfront. It was delightful to wake up, open my door, immediately see & smell the sea, wander a few metres (in my case from Bungalow 2 about 10m) then sit sipping on an excellent morning filtered coffee to start planning my day. For those so inclined you could sit, or lie in the restaurant/bar area, immediately overlooking beach all day & night, or there were a few deck chairs & umbrellas on the on beach. Excellent beach for safe swimming or wandering (for some more athletic running!) up & down.
Don't book at Round House if you want to be where you can hear nothing but the lapping of the waves, or if you want AC, and other extras that you expect in a 3*+ place As others mention everything is quite close and the bungalows are simple bamboo constructions so yes you can hear others talking and laughing over a few drinks
at night. If you are a light sleeper &/or someone who likes to go to bed early then maybe this is not the place for you. It was definitely not a loud noisy music scene when I was there for 4 nights. I am not young, I am a light sleeper, and I do often find it difficult to get to sleep so I simply use gel earplugs that work fine. Nadia & Paul were attentive hosts & Nadia's local restaurant suggestions were fantastic. Make sure you cross the road to Shanti Shanti & Nadia will tell you were to find Yang. Definitely recommend if you are looking for simple bungalows, in a beautiful position with an excellent beach

Room Tip: Beach bungalow if you want to step straight onto beach , want something bigger & with a few extr...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Hello there, thank you for taking the time to review us and for your comments. We are a small resort in the finest location on Klong Nin beach, our Bungalows are small and cozy, authentic Thai bamboo huts on our small patch of land.

Paul and I took over the Round House only a year ago and love the place, we make a big effort to keep it clean and tidy and welcome all and any suggestions on improvement.

High season, between November and end of April, sees the island explode with tourists and holiday makers and we do our best to accommodate the huge variety of travelers, with their individual expectations and needs, who pass through our home.

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you enjoy your travels.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Wonderful staff. Lovely, relaxing place to be - not only for backpackers. Good price/value. The beach around here is great - some say the best on Lanta. This was my favourite place to be so far in Thailand.

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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Hi there thank you for taking the time to review us. It was great to meet you and we look forward to your next visit.

Yes, Klong Nin is renowned for being the best beach around, we love being here and receiving guests who appreciate the wonderful environment.

Greetings
Nadia and Paul
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Possibly the friendliest place on the island. When we arrived late after a delayed flight, we had a hard time finding accommodation. Even though they were fully booked themselves, the guys at Roundhouse began calling around the island trying to help us out, and let us keep our bags there while we went looking. After we finally did find a place to stay we had amazing cocktails at the Roundhouse and great conversation with the staff. Very friendly, interesting stories and what a view!

Thanks again guys and I'll definitely be coming back for another Lanta Longtail! I'll book ahead next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words, i am sorry we did not have any room to accommodate you but we also enjoyed your company and visit.

The island does tend to fill up (so advance bookings are a plus:)) and we have had to turn many people away, but having been through this ourselves we are more than happy to help find alternatives or to let visitors drop their bags with us while they continue their search.

We look forward to welcoming you again and hope you had a great trip.

Nadia and Paul
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Wow. This is the friendliest place I have ever stayed. A real find. It was recommended by a friend. Who said you must meet this couple. Best thing ever. So friendly helpful and jolly, It is so beautiful. I went in for a coffee and just stayed I got he last bungalow available sadly only a couple of days as they were fully booked. It was no problem as they made a room out of the large straw sun loungers. Complete with mozzie net. Nothing is too much trouble. You are not a client here, you are a welcomed guest. If your lucky they will bring out the guitar and drums, passing round instruments so everyone can join in.
I met some lovely people whilst staying here Paul, Nadia and Steve have so much kindness and character that you will not want to leave. And many don't.
You can chill in a hammock, stroll the beach, take a trip or chat at the bar. They have got the priceless balance of peace and tranquility, mixed in with a mellow party atmosphere.
10/10. I will be back.

Room Tip: Beach bungalow is the best, the huts are fantastic
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Hi there Chris,

thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us. We now have 2 new sleeping quarters for budget travelers thanks to you;) great spots for those who can not find rooms when the island fills up, a cozy place for weary travelers, and one of them has your name on it:)

We look forward to seeing you again.

Greetings
Paul and Nadia
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We were a little disappointed, after reading so many great reviews, with the accommodation. The lodges are really close to the beach but they are not the most comfortable places to stay. The owners were pleasant enough but seemed a little distant with us.

As for the beach - nothing amazing. Is just a like a med beach, although a lot quieter.

Room Tip: The Beach house is the only room to consider.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hi there,

thank you for taking the time to review us, i am sorry if the Round House did not fit up to your expectations, i was a little worried when you communicated that your partner was a 5 star traveler, our rooms are for the lower to mid budget range traveler, top quality rooms or 5 star locations can be found on our beautiful beach and the cost range is between 5'000 to 25'000 baht per night as opposed to our 800 - 2800 baht a night.

Greetings
Nadia and Paul
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Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

i had a great week long stay at roundhouse.
owners and staff were very helpful and friendly, even went out of their way for me to find somewhere else to stay for one of the nights they were fully booked.
cosy bar and good müsli breakfast, amogst other things.
would highly recommend it!
anna

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nadia S, Owner at Round House, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hi there,

thank you for taking the time to review us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Keep in touch and enjoy the rest of your adventure.

Nadia and Paul
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Property: Round House
Address: 112 Moo 6, Ko Lanta 81152, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 213 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welocome to our nice beachfront resort on the beautifull beach Klong nin. If you like a total relaxed place with superb food direct on the beach, this is the place for you. ... more   less 
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Round House Hotel Ko Lanta

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