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“Very good, not by the beach though”

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Lanta Residence & Spa
Ranked #82 of 150 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Extremely helpful staff. Answer any question, give you a lift to the beach and collect you again.
Very cheap beer in the fridge next to reception. Nice buffet breakfast, fruit, toast, cereal and bacon and eggs.
Pool on the roof that was a treat for us. Massive room, such a big shower it had a shower head at each end!
unfortunately not near long beach but handily close to town for restaurants and shopping. They also have cheap mopeds to rent and a tuktuk to rent self drive too which was a laugh if a little scary!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Great experience from start to finish. We were picked up from the pier, shuttled down the road to Lanta Residence and checked in within 15 mins. The hotel isn't on the beach, but the staff do their best to taxi you around to the different bays when they're not busy.

Big, clean, air-con rooms. WIFI throughout, and a great rooftop pool for relaxing after an excellent breakfast (heart shaped pancakes!). It's not the most romantic place to stay, but it ticked all the boxes whilst we found somewhere else further south on the island.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

The only reason I didn't give The Lanta Residence all fives was because when we went to check in the lady at the desk told us she was putting us in a room on the beach .. which confused us because we knew this hotel was not on the beach. We ended up getting driven down the road to a place called Lanta Summer House and were told that for 2/3 nights that we booked we would be staying here and that the man that drove us there would be back to pick us up then. Not impressed.. but what could we do? They obviously over booked. Lanta Summer House ended up being the worst hotel we stayed in.. check out my review on it. It's too bad because once we got back to The Lanta Residence it was quite nice! Big rooms, good location, nice bathrooms. A bit on the loud side as it is so close to town. The owners were nice and it had a good breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

We stayed here for 12 nights. The staff is nothing but fantastic, and handles a couple of minor issues instantly. We also got a bigger room than booked when they saw that we came with a baby.The also drove us to the beach and to restaurants gladly since we couldn´t rent a motorbike when travelling with two small children. The rooms are ok with good wardrobe space. The breakfast was surprisingly good for such a small hotel. The pool is nice, although the childrens pool is a bit deep for the smallest kids. Location is ok, close to Sala Dan, but a bit far to walk to the beach. Would recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Vegard N
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We stayed at the Lanta Residence Boutique for 13 nights and were impressed from the moment we first walked in. Kai (the owner) greeted us with her beautiful smile and the check in was very smooth. We rented a motorbike from her for a reasonable rate. We received an upgrade in our room, and it was very large with a full size fridge and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was a good size and had hot running water. Breakfast was included and it had many choices every morning. Great location to Saladan, and with the motor bike we could go to any beach we wanted. It was quiet at night. The pool on the 4th floor was clean, and quiet. We went there every day for the morning sun. Staff were all friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it for anyone who wants a reasonably priced hotel on Koh Lanta.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank HarryJapan
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Perfect, clean and very safe place to stay at. Close to Saladan and very clean nice pool att the top of the building. The big rooms have big refridgerator, balcony with mountain view and safetybox. The bathrooms are nice with lots of space I´ve stayed her for long time and the staff is very friendly, so is the owner. They will help you with anything you ask them about. I higly recommend this hotel. Try the sushirestaurant in the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank LillaMy25
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

First off, should just say that this place has changed names and is now Lanta Residence Boutique (called this on Agoda). Our bus driver seemed confused when I told him the name of the place and sure enough, it was obvious he did not know where this place was when we got to Ko Lanta.

We checked in and were very impressed with the room. It was spacious with a large double bed, fridge and TV (was a bit disappointed with the channel selection, since the hotel website advertises "cable TV"!). The balcony was also good, although we were on the side of the hotel which overlooks communication masts! We also had a sink on our balcony, which was very useful for washing clothes. Breakfast was also good, with option of Bacon & Egg, American style pancakes, cereal and toast with butter and jam. We were also impressed with the free tea and coffee making facilities near the pool area.

We used the restaurant in the evening a couple of times and found it ok, but would say that it didn't always appear manned - although this could have been due to it changing from high to low season.

Location of the hotel was great, and only a few minutes walk to food stalls and restaurants. The hotel also offers motorbike rental at reasonable rates.

But by far and away the best feature of this hotel was the owner. Kai made our stay memorable and was always providing service with a smile throughout. Her English is limited, but she always made an effort, including driving us around the island for the day in her truck for Songkran and reassuring us when the earthquake hit near Indonesia and the threat of a Tsunami loomed. A few days after Songkran, Kai presented us with a framed photograph of us both during Songkran, with a caption that had been added by computer - for which we were very grateful. It's things like this that make the comments below of her cheating people's friend very hard to imagine - she did not appear to be this sort of person in the slightest.

We loved our stay, and ended up extending it through Kai directly. We will definitely return to this hotel if we ever return to Ko Lanta.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lee S
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Address: 248 Moo.1 Saladan, Ko Lanta 811150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range: £10 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanta Residence & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Lanta Residence & Spa" The family boutique hotel located in Saladan north of the Lanta island. Our hotel close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and the two Swedish schools also situated between PhiPhi and Krabi town. The Island is still nature and local, like Koh Phi Phi before it got invaded by tourism, as people are very nice and friendly. All rooms are air-conditioned and have wireless internet access. Rooftop pool with panoramic views. Fully-equipped gym with air conditioning. Visit our hotel and share a little piece and enjoyment of our island. Our warm welcome and personal service awaits you. ... more   less 
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