we were looking for new accomodation on ko lanta and had seen reviews of nik's garden and as we passed it a few times saw the " rooms available" chalk board outside.
had a chat with 1 of the guys about a room but surprised at the costs offered... 2000 for 1 room and 3000 for another room, especially as the place is nothing special and the rooms were part of blocks i was surprised at the cost, yes its on the beach but as others mentioned if felt more like a "suisse" mark up, i live in CH and for 65 and 95chf its expensive.
we had a look at the room and it was a bit dark and musty, no real door, but sliding patio door, bathroom was standard. it was ok and an average room.
For 2-3K i would have expected a lot more.
We decided not to stay and found a large stilted bungalow at the nearby klong nin beach resort for 1600 instead - beach 20m away.
for other reviews moped hire is a pretty much standard 250 a day across the island, never 80 although the lady with the travel office near niks rents for 200 a day, we had a brand new yamaha 125.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nik's Garden is a small beachfront resort in the middle of the beautiful Klong Nin beach on Ko Lanta. Ideally located between the main road and the beach, we offer some cozy rooms and bungalows set among a tropical lush garden. Relax at a Sala in our garden, enjoy a massage with sea view, sunbath on our white sandy beach or round up your days at our chilled little Beachbar.You can choose your breakfast à la carte on a daily base and enjoy the beautiful view of the Andaman Sea in the morning.It’s a place where your most difficult decision of the day will be, if you have a snack at the bar before the massage or just a freshly squeezed juice: Why spoil the day with work, if it works to be spoilt by the day.The timeless magic that makes this place and this island so special cannot be broken by a few modern conveniences.Nik’s Garden and Team wishes you an excellent stay and an unforgettable holiday with us. ... more less