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Golden Bay Cottages
Ranked #41 of 208 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
Mui Ne, Vietnam
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“Quiet area with lovely pool and beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We came here for 2 nights and stayed for a week. It was low season so we got a really good deal. The hotel is about 5 mins walk from street with a few bars and restaurants but some of these were closed as it was low season. The breakfast was good, buffet style. The pool is very nice with a decent amount of deck chairs. The beach is long and quiet. Water shallow. I got a small sting from a jelly fish but supposedly there is only jellyfish when the waves are strong as they were that day. Only negative i have is the receptionist tried to charge us 100 baht extra for a tour which we had priced with them the previous day but dropped it immediately when we said it. Rooms are clean and basic.

  • Stayed May 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed here for a week at the end of January, we arrived by ferry from Phi Phi Island, it was a bit chaotic, but we were met by the Hotels transport. We had two Bungalows one for myself and my husband and the other for my daughter which were attached. They were both nice and clean, cleaned daily, beach towels provided. For a budget hotel it was exceptionally good, having just been to Phi Phi, Krabi and Bangkok this was the cheapest by far. The pool was small but excellent. Breakfast okay. Staff brilliant. We ate there some nights and the food was great, also had lunch there a couple of times. Wi fi was hit and miss, usually best on the morning. The Hotel is right on the beach and was lovely, the only downside was no loungers on the beach, just a few deckchairs on the lawn facing the beach. We walked into Saladan some evenings, although could have got a Tuk Tuk, so we got one back instead! Great market there and some lovely restaurants especially down by the Pier/waterside. There were a few restaurants on the Beach and our favourite was Hans Restaurant, just a few yards away from Golden Bay. The meals were superb the staff great fun, always very very busy. All in all a great week.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the cheapest(?) concrete bungalows (with AC) at the back row.
Payed 1000B/night, including breakfast.
The bungalow was nice and clean with a fridge and two set of towels (beach towels included).
Bungalow was cleaned on daily basis and we had new sheets and towels every time also.
Only down side, being at the very last row, the bungalow didn't really have a view other then the other bungalows walls, but since we didn't spend that much time in the bungalow it was fine. Would have sat on the porch more, maybe, with another kind of view.

I didn't mind the "hard" bead that some people have mentioned, for me it was good, not the hardest either that I've had in Thailand, and the pillows were nice so we had a good night sleep.

We didn't try the resorts restaurant (bit expensive, cheaper eats on the beach near by) other then for the buffet breakfast, which was good I think. More choices at the breakfast for meat eaters, but I really enjoyed the chef freshly cooking eggs as you ordered them. Staff at the breakfast were also nice.

Best part is the proximity of the beach and the nice and clean pool! Really enjoyed laying there pretty much instead of the beach.

Little "far" from the main road, but still walkable to the nearest 7/11 and restaurants, about 5-10 minutes walk.
We rented a almost bran new motor bike from the reception for 200B/day and enjoyed driving around the island.

Golden bay is not a luxury resort but everything works nicely and the area is well maintained. For us being budget travelers we really liked the place and for us it was a bit of luxury on the way of a long trip.
Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed at a standard bungalow behind the pool. I can not say the room was ideal, but after all it's the cheapest option, and you get what you pay for. The mattress was rock-hard; the bed sheets were changed every day and generally speaking were clean, but had stubborn stains a couple of times. Breakfast was average, without much variety.

But the good points of the hotel outweighed its shortcomings. The service was excellent, staff's super-friendly and willing. The location of the hotel is unbeatable; it stands right on the beach. It was so great to stroll along the beautiful, peaceful and secluded beach; swim in the transparent ocean, watch spectacular sunsets sitting at the restaurant terrace, just two steps from clean and soft white sand. All in all, our stay was wonderful, and we are going to be back.

Restaurant tip: if you want to enjoy a good and reasonably priced dinner, try Thai Orchid; just go to the Main road, turn right and take a short walk, it's on the same side of the road. In my opinion, the Golden Bay Cottages restaurant is ok, but a little overpriced.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Average hotel, average breakfast and average service. There is nothing particularly bad or good to say about this place. Walk in to get a better room rate.Pool is quite nice and it is located right on the beach.

Koh Lanta is quite dull, if you are a young traveller or couple go elsewhere as there is nothing around. Go to Railay beach or Long Beach on Phi Phi if you want a high quality beach.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a garden apartment in march.

The resort is in a great location. 2 mins down the beach to ghe best cocktails we had in thailand.

The rooms were great and cleaned daily.

The resort has an excellent pool and the breakfast buffet was very good.

The staff were very helpful.

No complaints at all

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Campbell Ri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed out stay. Nice, clean rooms. Sparkling pool. Friendly staff. Good breakfast included. Lovely beach. Great food at he restaurant. Nothing fancy here, pretty basic but very comfortable. Most guests were friendly French and Scandinavian couples. Lovely, long beach right in front. Convenient laundry next door. Rent a scooter from the resort and explore.

Stayed March 2014
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Property: Golden Bay Cottages
Address: 22 Moo 3 Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #41 of 208 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
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Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Bay Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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