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Lanta Sand Resort and Spa
Ranked #21 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“lovely hotel”
Reviewed 11 August 2006

i have stayed at Lanta Sand Resort & Spa on 7 th of May . it is nice an clean resort with the big room. the manager is gentle and kind we have been there for low season so most of the restuarants around there were closed but we have found one still and the food was good with cheap price !
the beach is very beautiful but unswimable because the wave was too strong .
the breakfast was ok but not so many chioces if you go there on low season .
overall it is well worth for the money that we have spent .

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  • Tips/Secrets — go there on high season because the restuarants are open and the trip to islands ( they are almost closed on low season from 15 of may to october because of rainy season)
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2006

During our three week trip in Thailand, Lanta Sand was by far the worst place we stayed in. It mights even be one of the worst places I have stayed in ever.

I would prefer to stay at the hotel pictured in the Johh Cleese TV series Faulty Towers to this lousy hotel:

Breakfast
It was an excuse for breakfast. Coffee that tasted like a swimmingpool, an amy of flies that attacked the dry bread and yesterdays fruit.

Service
Nonexistent. The staff talked to themselves and didn't seem to care about the guests.

Management
No one seemed to be in charge. The whole place felt as the teenagers working at McDonalds should be left to run McDonalds, but without the manuals and the angry boss.

Advertising
They have an amazing webpage which makes you believe that the place is Ritz Carlton. Don't believe anything you see and read.

Rooms
OK size and beds. However, everything feels at the same time both new and old, but in a bad way. The curtains don't close. There are small misfits everywhere.

Baby Cot
Rusty and impossible to sleep in for a baby. Might be suitable for a babydoll made of plastic. We didn't get any bed linen for the baby.

Cleanliness
Spider web and dust.

Price level
We payed low season price, which was heavily discounted. However, the value for money was less than zero. The high season price is laughable. I hope that no one has to pay the high season price for this kind of hotel.

Bugs
Cockroaches in the looby and outside our seafront villa. And an army of ants in our room. We called reception and they sprayed the room which made it impossible to breathe or be inside the Villa for an hour. The spray was not very efficient aganist bugs though. In the morning when we woke, our daughter had small red dots all over her face and belly. We still don't know if it was heat rash, mosquitoes or sand flies, but I would not be surprised if we had bugs in the hotel room at night.

Surroundings
Long beach Lanta in low season feels like being trapped in the wild west. If you go to lanta in low season, stay at a smaller beach. It is better with a small beach with 2 places to go to and 2 places open, than a beach with 100 places to go to and 2 places open.

On Lanta, we also stayed at the Pimalai which might be a little expensive, but the value for money is far higher. If you travel budget, stay at a really cheap hotel instead, because the extra you pay for Lanta sand is not worth it.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 March 2006

me and my husband stayed at this hotel for three weeks during january and february 2006.

we had a beachfront villa which was gorgeous, spacious and only a hop, skip and a jump into the sea! the staff at the Hunsa beach bar and the restaurant were very helpful and friendly and the manager sorted out our broken airconditioning 2 days after reporting it.

the sunbeds on the seafront all get reserved by 7am but there are always spare ones by the pool or in the shade.

all in all a gorgeous place to spend a romantic holiday and the island itself is a perfect unspoilt hideaway.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Additional Information about Lanta Sand Resort and Spa

Property: Lanta Sand Resort and Spa
Address: 279 Moo 3 | Long Beach, Tambon Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#8 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lanta Sand Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Northern Modern mix Classical in style. Lanta Sand Resort& Spa is a tropical paradise of relaxing garden, Surrounded by coconut trees, lotus lagoon and crystal clear water, white sand beaches. The resort offering an atmosphere to relax, nourish and revitalize. ... more   less 
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