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“Not really what we expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Phra Nang Lanta
Ranked #38 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Bang Lamung/Thailand
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not really what we expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

What shall I say ? This property barely merits three stars is my opinion and it is largely overprized…
- We care very much about cleanness and there was not much to be found in that respect:
The walkways are dark with mould and need a thorough clean up with a high pressure cleaner.
- The showers are mouldy and the pool is green with algae (it is very visible and when you go inside and brush the green stuff with your fingers you will notice) – two things that absolutely put me off as they concern my health.
- After rains, the water stands on the room terrace due to poor design of draining
- The whole environment looks unkept and untidy, I think the owners are letting this slip away from them – no one is really taking care of the grounds
Could be that some of this is due to end of season, but then it is even more disappointing
Other things:
No bar services that I could see or notice
Do not expect restaurant service when its raining – there are barely 3 or 4 tables under a roof. Actually apart from the overprized barbecue I could not see any other menu, but maybe I was not looking hard enough. But there are other places nearby that offer food and drinks and the staff at this place is actually encouraging people to go there.
The beach is nice but it is shared with other properties around and kept clean by them.
We did not consider the music at the Why Not bar a disturbance, however you can hear the guests and their kids in the room next to you very well.
In conclusion: One place we will never go back to.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bangi
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, Manager at Phra Nang Lanta, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for your stay even if you found us below your comfort standard. However, we really appreciated your time posting the experiences so that we could hear your openion and correct them accordingly.

We can assure you that all the issued mention we take them seriously and would loved if you possibly come back to see how well we improve them.

Again, Thank you for your review, really appreaciated.

The Managment
Vacation Village Group
Phra Nang Lanta
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

This is an amazing place with lovely decorated and spacious rooms from which you can look directly at the beach. The staff is very friendly and the food very good (and affordable)! We enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely come back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Daniel H
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, Manager at Phra Nang Lanta, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review and we are so hapy to know that you had a great time while you stay with us.

This is very importat for us to know that you leave with happness and remarkable experiences with us.

Again, thank you for your time posting the review.

The Management
Vacation Village Group
Phra Nang Lanta
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Phra Nang is a small hotel in a great location with rooms that open straight onto a terrace and the beach. The beach is long and quiet and theres shops, restaurants and bars within a few mins walk. The Why Not bar next door we only found noisy 1 night. The rooms are pleasant, all individual so i guess pot luck what you get, plenty of storage space. Service at times a little slow, friendly however, but sometimes couldn't find staff. Breakfast is basic continental, the drunken sailor at the top of the street is a good alternative if you want something more substantial, food in there was v. good anytime of day. Hotel restaurant for lunch isn't bad tho and you get the benefit of being sat just off the beach.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank HKTerrence
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

A small quiet boutique - esque style accommodation on Ban Kan Thiang Beach.
We rented a spacious room called 'Wisdom' that walked straight onto the beach, decoratively chic and well looked after by the staff throughout our stay. Even despite being right next to another resort the room was quiet and no noise interfered with our stay.
The rooms on the other side of the resort however are next to a bar called 'why not' which should you want peace and quiet should check before booking that you won't be there.
The pool on site is very small, don't expect to be able to do a few lengths before breakfast, however the sea is right in front of the pool so...
We often ate out but breakfast was simple and did it's job and on the one time we did have lunch a simple beef thai salad lacked in spice which put us off.
However overall this little bolt hole feels like you are staying in Thailand and not a hotel. The staff are friendly, room was amazing, service was good but food and cleanliness of the pool was lacking.

Room Tip: Steer clear from the side of the resort near on the 'WHY NOT BAR' side - can be noisy if yo...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank enatshe
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Opted for this small hotel as the location sounded very good and also did not have many rooms...
Well, the hotel is not bad, rooms are spacious and comfortable with a good size terrace overlooking the sea (lovely to wake up and be able to see the sea from the bed...). The pool area is nice but there are not enough sun lounges for all the guests and the hotel only has two sun umbrellas directly on the beach making access to shade not very easy. The pool is a bit small but fine as it is just a few metres from the beach, the first two days did not look perfectly clean though.
The garden is ok, nobody seems to look after it, it could be so much better with a few touches here and there. These few touches are also needed in other areas of the hotel (our bathroom wasn't perfect, needed a bit of bleach and some deep cleaning...). Some walls should be repainted, some lights changed, basically a bit of money spent around to make it look and feel more enjoyable.
Breakfast was included and was just ok, quality wasn't the best (fruit juices were not fresh and coffe horrible) but I have seen worse...
Be aware that the hotels is next door to a beach bar where live rock music is played every night from 9 to 12! This was the worst bit of the holiday here, I would have gone to bed early every night in order to relax and recharge batteries but the horrible noise did not allow me to fall asleep before 12 even with ear plugs...
The thing that is quite strage in this hotels is that nobody looks in charge of the place. Many guests wander around the communal areas looking a bit afraid and unfriendly, but maybe because there is nothing or nobody able to make them feel special and welcome. Apparently the hotel owner is a Dutch man who, we then found out, was just next to us when we checked in...He didn't introduce himself, he didn't say hello, didn't even aknowledge our presence...
This hotel could be much much better but lacks in personality and friendly atmosphere also requires a bit of money spent on it, location would be perfect but the noise coming from the beach bar is just anacceptable if you go there for a bit of relaxation.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MaritzDK
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Simply perfect! We just had a great time in a great place with a great service!
If you just want to escape and enjoy an amazing time just go there!
You will not regret it!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GinGion
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UK
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Phra Nang is a beautifully appointed hotel right on the beach with spacious rooms with good facilities. They need to improve on their customer services however - their pick up rates etc are over priced and could be part of their service - we had previously stayed at Rimping Village in Chag Mail who greet you at the airport / station free of charge with such a welcoming attitude. Also unlike Rimping i didn't get the feel they genuinely cared - they went through the motions but with not much heart. Some of the staff were surly and unhelpful (particularly a young lad in the dining area), not Mat who has very good and friendly.
so although a god stay they could make you feel a lot more welcome. I had lunch there 3 days running and the same salad got smaller and smaller for the same price - not good PR.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank simonstown
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Additional Information about Phra Nang Lanta

Property: Phra Nang Lanta
Address: 139 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#13 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Phra Nang Lanta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Phra Nang Lanta is a small boutique resort located on a peaceful and romantic beach of Ba Kan Tieng Bay, Lanta Yai Island, Krabi. The resort offers the comfort of a luxury hotel and the homely atmosphere of a holiday villa. Each of its 15 rooms is uniquely decorated with the breath taking view of the Andaman Sea and large balconies. Whatever you may be looking for, whether it is a relaxing weekend at the beach, a romantic honeymoon, or a beach bash with friends or a family getaway, Phra Nang Lanta can provide you with the ultimate holiday experience. ... more   less 
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