I stayed in bungalow #5 for four nights. First, I must comment that outside of five-star hotels, the bed at the Soontreeya was the softest I have slept on in Asia. None of those typical hard Asian mattresses here. The room was well done and seemed to have been recently refurbished. I loved the color scheme and of course the towels folded into playful art is always a plus. In room safe, excellent aircon and good wifi.
The bathroom is typical of what you'll find in Southeast Asia in which the shower, sink and toilet are all in the same room without some kind of divide. I understand this is shocking for a lot of Westerners but trust me it's quite common in Southeast Asia. The bathroom itself was clean and the shower offered good pressure and a little electronic water heater device (again common in Southeast Asia).
The swimming pool was amazingly awesome. I spent more than a few hours at a lounge chair just chilling out. Breakfast is listed off of a standard menu. I picked the vegetarian option each day so that was my only basis of the food but it was quite good. Each morning during breakfast I saw an outside pool cleaner guy come visit and check the pool.
The staff are super helpful and friendly. Puii at the front desk was my main point of contact for booking a motorbike rental and several tours as well as an excellent tip for a great authentic Thai restaurant. The location is pretty good as it's off the main road and not too far to the beach (just passed the Korner Bar). There is a 7-11 just two minutes down the road via motorbike.
Power went out once, but came back on within a few minutes. Not the resort's fault but if you're a Westerner you probably won't be used to it. It's okay it will come back on in a few minutes.
The place is ran by a gentleman from Dublin and his wife. Overall an excellent stay. If I return to Koh Lanta I'd definitely stay here again and I've already highly recommended the place to my friends and family.
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