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“Great location but mixed feelings...”
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Anda Lanta Resort
Ranked #13 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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“Great location but mixed feelings...”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Anda Lanta is in a great location (if you are after some peace and quiet). It has a lovely beach - I think one of the nicer ones on the island. It offers plenty of tours and facilities as well as scooters to hire. It seemed especially suited to young families.
My mixed feelings concern the value for money. We stayed in a garden cottage which was not cheap but had no fridge and the tv (cable service) did not work. The dvd also did not work but they did replace this for us promptly. The cottage was also fairly worn for the price. I'm not sure about the other accommodation as I did not see this so might be better. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the restaurant lacked any atmosphere and served OK but over-priced food. It was much better to venture up the beach to one of the other restaurants (particularly the one at the end of the beach - sunset bar - yum!). Service was OK but certainly very 'relaxed'. However, they seemed to be great with young kids.
Overall I would recommend this to young families who just want to relax between the beach and pool and are not too concerned about the accommodation and facilities.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at this resort last week for 1 week and i couldn't fault the resort for cleanliness, service, location, etc etc. There were no faults at all for anything! We loved walking along the beach in the late afternoon to the sunset bar to watch the sun go down with our 3 small children. The children played happily on the beach and on the swing made on the tree, whilst we drunk mojitos! The staff at the resort were so friendly and fantastic with the children, always playing with them in between serving the food and making us all feel so welcome on their island. The food was good, probably a bit more pricey than the restaurants dotted around the island but the service was second to none so it was worth paying that bit extra. Just opposite the resort is the Elephant trekking in the jungle, where you can feed the elephants too, the kids loved this. At the resort thye offer free snorkelling equipment and free kayaking which is great! The staff at reception can organise everything for you from transfers to taxis to boat trips etc. The smimming pool was lovely and warm and looked out onto the beautiful beach.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Anda Lanta is a well run resort staffed by friendly people on a very pretty (and very quiet) beach. It had all we needed for a relaxing stay of a few days. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow which was pricey but very large inside and (unlike most of the typical bungalows in SE Asia) was a proper building, not the typical bamboo. It had a great view out onto the beach and was convienient for going for a swim (lovely warm water) or using one of the free kayaks available at the resort.
The food was generally good and we were never hungry. Most days we only ate breakfast and dinner!
Staff were very friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in January 2013. The hotel is a bit far from the city so you need to rent a scooter if you want to go there (to the city). The hotel is great, the room was specious, clean and comfy, not too fancy. they have a nice swimming pool and a GREAT beach. The breakfast was very rich !!!! We went for a one day snorkling (made the reservation at the front desk) - it was GREAT !!!
The hotel has a big private beach where you can find 2-3 nice restaurants where we ate dinners, not very cheap (to Thailand) but it was good.
Only when we got to the hotel we understood that they have a pick-up service from the port to the hotel (free - upon arrival) which was not mentioned when we booked the hotel (booking.com) so they promised us a free pick-up to the port (which we didn't need because our boat ticket to Kho PHI PHI included a taxi pick-up to the port - we bought the ticket at an agency near the hotel).

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is for sure a very well run resort with a good atmosphere. We travelled with children and felt all very welcome from the very first moment. The staff is extremely friendly and as a guest you are met with both great warmth and hospitality.

The bungalows are very fine. We stayed in a garden cottage which was pacious and clean with good and huge beds. The breakfast was also very good. And the massage and spa is a real plus about this place (though it is a little pricy compared to other places on the island).

Still there is a little bit of but seen from my point of view. The restaurant serves OK food but looks more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. Its so big and with so many tables and so few people to use them. But it is possible to eat at nearby "Noon", "Same Same But Different" (both a short drive away), and "Last Beach Resort (just down the beach). But it is a shame that you don't feel more like staying at the resort for dinner and lunch.

In connection to that you could mention the fact that the resort has put white plastic sun chairs on the beach. It's no big deal but it just adds to the impression of a place that needs a little bit in the detail to be an absolute top resort.

What I am trying to say is that I needed a little bit of x-factor (could have been som hammocks, a better use of the beach - (maybe a beach bar) and a more intimate restaurant to top rate this place. But having said that there is nothing to complain about, and if you are looking for a quiet, remote located beach, and a well run place with good rooms and nice staff this for sure is a great option.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Stittsville, Ontario
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

My husband and I ended a lovely 5-1/2 week holiday with 4 nights at the Anda Lanta Resort in January. I must say that our first impression of the hotel was one of disappointment. Firstly, we had just come from a hotel on the other side of Thailand that is one of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", so this was definitely a bit of a come down. We had a cottage set one row back from the beach cottages, and it has definitely seen better days. In general, the room and property were just very tired and run down looking. There were cracks in the walls, the bathroom has obviously been re-designed so that one now must walk across the shower floor to get to the toilet/sink (which when one us had just showered, proved to be a bit of a hazard as we were walking across a dripping wet shower floor to use the toilet!), there were absolutely no amenities in the room (other than shampoo and soap), no hair dryer, no lotions, etc. I do not necessarily expect all of this in a hotel stay, but in this day and age, it is rare to come across even the most basic of hotels that does not offer these items. And there was no safe in the room - a first for our trip, and something that we definitely would have appreciated.

Now on the plus side, there were large and very accessible safety deposit boxes in a room off the lobby, so we just said goodbye to some of our valuables and locked them away there at the start, but I am not comfortable not having a safe in my room for every day, easy use. The room was kept spotlessly clean, and water bottles replenished daily. And as time went on, the room grew on us. The bed was very comfortable, the air conditioning perfect, a drying rack was provided outside the room for wet bathingsuits, etc.

The hotel is located quite far from anywhere, which was fine - we enjoyed the seclusion of the location. It was quite full while we were there, mostly with families with young children. We managed to get pool loungers all but one day, and that day we went to the beach, found chairs, swam in the sea, and wondered why we hadn't done that right from Day One - much quieter and more peaceful. It was mildly irritating that some families managed to "save" loungers for themselves, not only at the pool but at the beach, even though some of "their" chairs sat empty for much of the day.

Breakfast was included at the Anda Lanta, and I wish I could say that it was great, but sadly, it really wasn't. The buffet didn't offer up much selection, and by the time we got there about 9:15 - 9:30 each day, if something had been consumed, it wasn't replenished. We found the buffet foods to be lukewarm at best - although they sit over bunsen burners, they are not kept covered, so there is no hope of much heat being retained. There is, however, an omelette station, so we were always able to avail ourselves of a hot, cooked omelette. Breakfast closes at 10:00, and make no mistake, you are not expected to linger beyond that time. At 9:45 - 9:50 each day, the coffee pots are actually unplugged, so if you are after a second cup, you'd better get it before it too gets cold, and I had to ask daily for more sugar for that second cup as everything has already been put away, or at least, not replenished if the sugar bowl is empty.

We did eat dinner at Anda Lanta the first night we were there, and it was actually very good - nicely prepared, served hot, and the service very friendly, as it was throughout the hotel. However, as with most hotel food in Thailand, we found it to be quite expensive compared to prices in small, local restaurants, and chose to dine elsewhere for our remaining 3 nights. There are a couple of small, friendly beach establishments along the beach that were quite good and more in line with what we had come to expect of Thai pricing.

We did enjoy the beach at the resort - while not overly long, it is quite lovely, swimming is good directly off the beach, and there is even a little snorkelling to be done along the rocks to the right of the hotel.

I hate to write negative reviews, and as stated earlier, this resort did grow on us. It was comfortable, clean, the staff were very pleasant and helpful and we had a relaxing stay there. We talked to a couple of other guests who were loving this property, and my intention is not to put people off staying here. It has many positives. However, this is a tired hotel in need of some serious upkeep. It has the potential to be very nice, but as it stands now, it wouldn't be our first choice of a place to return to.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Loved this hotel. We had a beach villa and the view every morning was beautiful. Walked straight out onto the beach which was always quiet. Not a lot to do around the hotel, there was an elephant camp over the road which we didn't visit. There are a few lovely bars along the beach which do good food. The Last Resort bar was lovely for an evening meal sat on the beach under the stars. Sunset Bar at the end also did a lovey very cheap meal and good cocktails and was a great place to watch the sunset.

We hired mopeds out one day and visited the Old Town which was definitely worth a visit and had a look round the National Park where there are plenty of monkeys roaming around!

We also did the 4 island trip which we booked from the tourist info down the beach (next to Last Resort Bar) as it was cheaper than the hotel. Definitely recommend this trip - speedboat collects you from the hotel beach and you get to see some lovely spots and stunning beaches. Emerald Cave was worth a look - you swim through a cave which opens out into a lovely lagoon.

Hotel staff were all lovely and let us use their phone free of charge when we needed to arrange flights to our next destination.

All in all this hotel was amazing and my favourite part of Thailand. If you stay try and get the beach villas as you couldnt have asked for a better placed room.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Anda Lanta Resort
Address: 79 Moo 5 | Klong Jark Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anda Lanta Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden along the western side of Lanta island lies the Waterfall & beach and Anda Lanta Resort, a perfect hideaway for those who seek tranquility while soaking up tropical nature.& Tucked between the sea and mountain. Anda Lanta Resort offers elegantly designed cottages and rooms amidst lush natural surroundings. ... more   less 
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