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Chaw Ka Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort
Ranked #14 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2007

We arrived at this hotel after a 48 hour journey from Manchester, so we weren't too pleased to be put first in a room that didn't lock and then in one that smelt strongly of damp. The third one only smelt a bit so we stayed there for a week.
Ko Lanta is a lovely island - very laidback and enjoyable - I'd recommend it to friends. Sadly I couldn't say the same of this hotel.
It should be good. The grounds are pretty, the rooms are spacious and well decorated. The outside bathrooms are great. It is a little outside the main part of the island but tuktuks go pst all the time and it's only a 15 minute, 100 baht ride to the furthest place.
However, there was just too much wrong with the hotel:
- for 4 days in a row I had to find the owner to get it to work
- you have to pay for the wifi (what's that about? surely in this day and age it's like having to pay for water use!)
- the room safe was broken
- we rented scooters for a day and on checkout were presented with a bill for damages; this was four days after we'd rented them and was the first we'd heard that there were any damages!
Overall if the management spent less time trying to extract every last baht out of guests and more time getting the basics right this would be a great hotel. Until then it will just be ok.

  • Liked — Outside bathroom
  • Disliked — Unreliable wireless internet
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2007

We stayed in this resort for 3 nights. The resort is just next to the main road so you can hear the sound of the passing vehicles during breakfast time and when at the pool. The noise cannot be heard from the room so it is ok. Choose the row further from the road and it will be quiet. The room is big, clean and nice. Since there are only 20 rooms, the pool view and standard rooms are not much of a difference. All the rooms are very close to the pool. The outdoor shower is nice when it is sunny. The only thing that i do not like is when it rains. There's not much shelter and you will have to bath under the hot water and cold rain drops. The toilet bowl get wet too which means you cant go to the toilet on rainy days. Bring an umbrella else you cant shower or use the toilet when the rain comes down. Keep the toilet door close as a grasshopper visited my room.

The staff there are excellent. They are very friendly and helpful. After the welcome drink, they will bring you to the room and the air-con is switched on in advance. Great service at breakfast too. Since it is off peak period and we do not know how to ride a motorbike, their staff drove us free of charge to whereever we wanted to go (the beach and to the town). This extra service is very much appreciated and made our stay there very enjoyable. They also recommended nice places for food. Before i booked the room, i emailed them to ask some questions on how to get there and the lady who helped me came all the way from Krabi to the resort to meet us and to make sure that everything was ok for us. At this resort, they will try their best to help you in whatever you need.

Overall, this resort is very nice except for the inconveniences of an outdoor bathroom.

Walking to the beach is possible (10mins) but you have to walk on the side of the main road and be careful. Not many tuk-tuk around. Get a motorbike will be great. You can also ride to the restaurants and around the island.

For restaurant, try viewpoint restaurant for lunch and lanta seafood for dinner.

In the resort, electricity get cut off once in a while. No electricity also means no water. During our 3 days stay there, we experience it twice, one was from 9am to 5pm and the other was from 9.30am to 10.30am. We were told that the whole island was affected and not only our resort. If this happen at night, the resort said that they have generators. In the day, then have to wait for it to resume.

Hope this review is helpful for you.

From a Singaporean. =)

  • Liked — Excellent service, personalised service, nice & clean room, quiet in room
  • Disliked — Outdoor bath, Location (No sea view, not beside beach, beside main road)
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chaw Ka Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort
Address: 352 Moo 2 | Long Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chaw Ka Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
800 M to beach, 7 km away from main pier, beautiful resort with tropical garden that good for relaxing stay and easy walk to the beach, all acivity can book at front desk, helpful and friendly staff. Free wi-Fi on public area and Wi-Fi access in room ... more   less 
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