We stayed here in late November 2013. While we agree with some of the previous comments, the resort is tired and in need of some TLC in the rooms, we had no real issues other than a very hard bed! Spray the mosquito net with insect repellent before going to bed will help.(it is a tropical climate...) We found the staff all lovely if a little reserved, we didn't want to be fawned over as we were there to relax but it would have been nice to have been asked how our stay was going, if there was anything we needed and how we had enjoyed our stay when we checked out. They could be more proactive, this comes down from management. Things like maybe walking round to see if people wanted something to drink during the day? Breakfast is limited but plentiful though would suggest covers on the food.
As for Lanta this is a lovely island and think this resort is on one of the nicer beaches. It's not a snorkelling beach but great the swim in. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, this is not a party beach which is exactly what we wanted, it doesn't close up at 8pm either though.
We went on the Eco elephant trek and rain forest walk which was amazing and would highly recommend. We also hired a scooter which was an experience!
To get there Krabi Shuttles are brilliant they turned up when arranged and were completely professional, the cost worked out to be about the same as a taxi and a lot more pleasant than the vans that pile too many people in and the spend hours dropping everyone off at different resorts.
Over all we would stay here again but would hope to see a bit of attention spent on the details.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Lanta Resort and Spa is on an idyllic island, yet with shops and restaurants close by and convenient for Krabi airport. The stylish modern bungalows, each with its own balcony and sun loungers, are close to the two pools, yet the nearby pavilion-style restaurant and bar is right on the sand. Enjoy our 'Coral Leaf Spa'. Sample our freshly-baked pastries in the 'Sea Cow Cafe' and keep in touch via the free Wi-Fi! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Lanta Hotel Ko Lanta
- Hotel Royal Lanta