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“Great Resort at Long Beach”
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Mook Lanta Resort
Ranked #16 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Great Resort at Long Beach”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Great resort at Long beach with clean, nice rooms (fan or aircon available, hot shower).
It's a 2 minute walk to the beach at a quiet part of Long Beach. Far away enough from the main town to not be bothered by the noise, but still close enough to get there easily whenever you feel like it (10 minutes with bike or tuk-tuk).
The owners Mellisa & Nick are always there for you and can organize trips (diving, island-tours) etc.
In the evening its nice to relax at the bar with a cool Leo beer.

Highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Ah my little Ralfy, an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and I really hope you do it again.

Missing you loads

Mellisa & Nick
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed in one of the air conditioned villas and it was a great base from which to see the rest of Koh Lanta.

Mook Lanta is nestled in between the beach and the main road, so there's always something to see or do within easy walking distance.

The service from the whole team was the highlight, the best we'd received in Thailand. Thank you! We loved the relaxed vibe of Koh Lanta, so we'll be back again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leah S
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thanks for such a lovely review, it was great talking to you about one of my favourite places Western Australia and I hope we have the chance to do it again.

Kindest regards

Mellisa
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Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the fan bungalows, and it was definitely very rustic! We did have an enjoyable stay, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is really good - tasty and substantial, unlike some other places we've stayed. The location is good - close to the beach but in a quiet spot.

We did have a few issues with the room. Nearly every night we had at least one large cockroach in the room or bathroom. It would be nice if they put rubber seals at the bottoms of the doors to prevent them getting into the bedroom. The mattress was very uncomfortable, as you could feel every spring. A soft foam topping would solve this problem. Lastly, window screens would be nice (although they do have mosquito netting for the bed). This resort was difficult to rate - the exceptional service really made a difference!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank a_wanderer777
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Hi Wanderer

Thank you for the review, I think all your comments are very fair and accurate.

This low season, we are investing in some softeners for all the beds (this was our first season and money was short this year) as it is something we know is important. Regarding our little friends, I think the rubber is not a bad idea, so I will look at that, but I will reiterate that it is very important in Thailand never to keep open food in your rooms, ants and cockroaches have unbelievable powers of smell!

Glad you loved the service we try our best and I hope you will return next year to test out our new softer beds!

Mellisa & Nick
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here in jan 2014 for about 30$ aud per night. It was a basic room (no AC or hot water) but comfortable. We were a bit close to the bar and needed earplugs most nights. It wasn't overly loud, or busy, but the sound of conversation seemed to carry a fair bit, and the thatched roofs weren't exactly sound proof. The place included breakfast for us (though check when you book, as it didn't seem to be the case for everyone). It was about 100m walk to an average beach, nice for morning and evening strolls, but not that great for swimming. The resort also hired out bikes for the standard rate of 25 baht/day. The staff were nice, made some good food recommendations (try may's kitchen, up the road) & also organised a dive trip at, what we think, was a reasonable rate. We might have done well to shop around, to save a few bucks, but the trip was good and the company reputable (called andaman dive, I think). The location was also good - food, bars, beachside massages are all in walking distance. And everything on the island is accessible by scooter. Overall, it was a good stay, made better by the island itself, which was our favourite of the three we visited.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Hi Myles

Glad you enjoyed your stay and yes, we are always really concerned about the noise from the bar, so we have a rule in place which means it has to shut by midnight at the latest. Most nights the bar is closed by 9pm and only has a few guests but occasionally they get rowdy!

I am glad you found our advice useful, we try to only recommend things and places that we would actually do ourselves.

Mellisa & Nick
PS next time you come back, remind me about the noise and I will situate you further away and keep all the revelers quiet ;-)
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

When we first stepped into our fan only room we were...a little taken aback. It was basic to say the least. A bed with mosquito netting, a window that opened to the air, and a bathroom that had openings to the outside.
All this said, however, we got accustomed to it quickly and it really was all we needed (although the ac bungalows did look lovely as we walked past).
The location is great and the staff all very accommodating.
We couldn't get wifi in our room but did get a pretty reasonable signal out on the porch.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Breeuwskis
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thanks for this review,

We have tried to update the descriptions to the room that adequately reflect the rooms. Our basic fan rooms are just that, they are in a lovely quiet location, are large and spacious and have a hot shower, but they are not fancy, hence the price.

Sometimes, when people arrive, we get reactions such as yours, and just like you, they realise the room is all they need and is actually a lot cooler than they anticipated.

Hope you return again
Mellisa & Nick
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

It was very nice and the staff were great. It's right by a lovely beach with restaurants and cheap beach-side massage. The included breakfast was surprisingly nice. Was a bit nervous about the almost outdoor shower, but it was very refreshing - and no bugs got in :)
I loved their information-guide which was very honest and down to earth.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Scoogan
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thanks for that review and I love the fact you liked my room literature, I like to provide a honest approach to staying in Thailand.

Our outdoor showers are designed (obviously so that no one can see in!) so that water does not settle in our wooden bungalows and create mould (as you may have experience elsewhere in Thailand). Thailand's humid conditions can cause mould to grow easily where water is regularly used, so our open air bathrooms allow the water to dissipate.

Mellisa & Nick
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The unbelievable ingredients the owners of this hotel alone add to your holiday is sensational! That's something worth considering, even before the amazing jungle setting on a spectacular unspoilt coastline.

Our stay here really took our already awesome travels of Thailand to the next level. After long travels, this was the idyllic spot to be able to see many more stunning 'not to be missed' places, without travelling too far, but remaining hidden away from too many tourists.

The intangible service you receive from the 'beautiful couple' (Nick & Melissa) that own this hotel and their team of local staff - can not be expected anywhere from any venue on any scale of the spectrum to be fair. However, these guys insist you have it all! By this I mean the genuine care, fun, trust and assurance of friends that you always wish you could take on holiday with you but can't. This is despite you not having to pay through the nose to enjoy a slice of heaven each and very day.

You can tell that the trust and care other service providers give to Mook Lanta residents reflects on the respect and appreciation they have for the owners of Mook Lanta. Priceless business relationships for you to benefit from as a guest, when you have not had the time to build and establish any local relationships by your self or as a group. Through Mook Lanta you can be sure of safety and fairness in all that you chose to do.

Local friends and family of the hotel also welcome guests in a unique and memorable way that can be cherished with family and friends for many years to come. I was able to watch each of the guests arriving before and after us, be made to feel like long lost friends by people who were friends with the owners. We were also able to benefit from the same experience despite this being our first visit. That said, the location also means that it is never a problem when you're looking for that peaceful moment alone of with someone special. That said too, you can still reach a local beach party within a non threatening environment, that's not too commercialised, very easily and be sure to return home easily and safely.

There isn't anything to not be relaxed about at Mook Lanta. A great privelage and rest bite for the mind, soul and spirit due to its warm, genuine and trustworthy owners, staff and friends. Particularly before and after you need to focus on airports, transfers or anything that requires thinking, stress or strain.

Mook Lanta can take the sting out of any of the things you don't want to worry about on holiday but have to. It is the greatest combination of elements. Great nightlife, sports and activities that you can indulge in, or escape from, as you wish with no real effort at all =)

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Nicolette F
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DiverLis, Owner at Mook Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Aw Nicolette, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. It makes our job so worthwhile to read something like this.

I cannot top that with a long reply just a huge thank you and to reiterate what you said, if customers are unsure as to which room is appropriate for them or what to do here, ask us, we want you to be happy and we will be honest if we don't think we have what you need and we only recommend trips that we would be happy to do ourselves.

Mellisa & Nick x
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Property: Mook Lanta Resort
Address: 343 Moo 2, Pra-Ae (Long Beach) | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ko Lanta
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mook Lanta Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mook Lanta Eco Resort, offers beautiuful Thai style bungalows in a picturesque secluded gardens. Located on the most popular beach of Phra Ae (Long Beach) we are close to all that Koh Lanta has to offer. Our bungalows range from large family air conditioned bungalows through to inexpensive fan Bungalows. We have Free Wifi throughout the resort. ... more   less 
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