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“Finest retreat on the Island. Peaceful, friendly, great food.”

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Narima Bungalow Resort
Ranked #18 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Finest retreat on the Island. Peaceful, friendly, great food.”
Reviewed 11 October 2009

What a wonderful haven and stayed 6 nights as found no alternative as suitable. Location over the ocean awesome, quiet private beach, pool great, low tide walking fun. Bungalows private and very well appointed and maintained. Restaurant was excellent and we enjoyed all our meals there. Plenty about to do, rented bikes and travelled around and about the island. Staff friendly and helpful in arranging transport and activities. We were there during slow season, so very quiet and amazing storms which added to the opportunity to relax. Highly recommended and we would return for sure.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2009

We stumbled on this hotel by accident after a long search up the coast for a decent hotel to fit our budget. When we saw the room choices we immediately splurged and upgraded to the sea view bungalow - in our opinion well worth the extra cash.

The food was fantastic, some of the best we tasted in Thailand.

Bare in mind the rooms are low key - no TV so bring a good book and while away the hours on the hammock!

Our only negative was that the beach wasn't the best by Lanta standards.

Enjoy.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Kosice
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2009

This resort is a series of small huts, each of them build out of wood, palm leafs + nice bathroom. You don't need to worry though, we haven't seen any insects or any other wildlife inside. That said, it's not really a trendy hotel that pretends to be "in". And that's exactly what I liked about it. The huts fit perfectly into the style of the hotel, of the country and the place they are build in. It feels like a true vacation on tropical island. The jungle around them is so thick, you won't even see most of them from beach.
I also tried the "in-house" diving centre/school, and was very happy with the service.
Restaurant is also good, make sure to try their fruit plate.
All in all, I would reccoment to just about anyone.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2009

We stayed at Narimba for about a week, and even if it was a bit expensive for our taste, it was a fantastic place to be, very relaxing. A lot of the island has been converted to concrete, but not here - they've used only natural materials, and all the surrounding vegetation is still present.

There's a diving shop at the same place, but short of asking if we were planning on diving this year, nobody tried to upsell us anything. We had to cancel a diving trip due to a misunderstanding at another place, but even got our deposit back - that's good service!

If we ever come back to Lanta, it'll be to the same place :)

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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los angeles, california
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Reviewed 10 June 2009

I went to narima in the low season and there were just a couple bungalows occupied. I got a deal on ocean view and it was incredible. The room is huge and comfy and the patio is really great for watching the sunset with a Singha. Unfortunately the bathrooms are outside and end up filled with critters and twigs - big drawback, but its part of nature I guess.

Restaurant is really yummy, pool is beautiful. Beach is not really swimmable, but there are swimming ones within taxi or motorbike ride. Staff is nice, the bartender was a little *too nice* to me as I was female traveling solo, but we had a chat later and set some boundaries!

Recommend for couples and families. Can get a bit remote for singles. People who really hate bugs should stay elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 May 2009

We had booked Narima for a 5 night stay specifying that we wanted a quiet bungalow with sea views. On arriving at the port (we got the ‘ferry’ from Krabi – awful trip), we had to wait quite a bit to be transported to the resort. The vehicles were air-conditioned tho so that was a good thing. On arriving we were given refreshments and shown to our bungalow. The girl was really nice to us, she gave us the bungalow right at the end for quietness since the resort was full of pushchairs and kids (seemed that every couple had 2 kids the least below the age of 5).

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The room was spacious and clean. Can’t say the same for the toilet seat (horrendous). The air-condition worked perfectly. The veranda was spacious and was relaxing in the evening. We also saw the monkeys in the morning just outside the bungalow. The whole set up is really nice.

Food
The breakfast was very good and there was a good selection (included in our room rate we were entitled to spend THB200 each on bfast). The food at the ‘5 Islands Bar’ is awesome … a real taste of Thailand … best food we had in fact. The guy at the bar is really friendly. We had lunch and dinner there and we do not have any complaints what so ever on the food. They also do the greatest coconut milkshakes .. got hooked on them!

Pool/Beach
The pool was overtaken by the kids and the beach is not really swimmable. We decided to shorten our stay there and look for another accommodation since our main purpose was to relax in a quiet place. When we told the management about our plans, they were very understanding and didn’t charge us anything extra for not staying for the whole stay. We still went back for the food at the ‘5 islands Bar’ tho … yep it was that good!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2009

We had a fantastic few days here. We swam and snorkelled straight from the becah for many happy hours. You just need to be careful as you go as it is a bit rocky, easier to do with a snorkle mask. We hired flippers for the day and went exploring to the next cove, saw a beautiful range of fish.
Great location, isloated, beautiful cove and very good service and beautiful bungalows. You pay more for the fact that you have the cove to yourself and the quality of accomodation but it is worth it.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Narima Bungalow Resort
Address: 98 Moo 5 Klong Nin, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Narima Bungalow Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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