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Blue Andaman Lanta Resort
Ranked #44 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
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“ok hotel spoilt by manager who is a bully with a clear problem with women”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Ended up at this hotel after being persuaded by a very friendly easy going guy on the ferry, no problems there. Price was ok 700B for twin bungalow room. Room was ok only 1 plug which already had the tv and frige connected, taps loose but cold air con hot shower and comfy bed all in all not too bad. Nice pool to use with sunbeds and observation deck. Food at hotel was passable thai food ok and ok price, western food awful and very dear.

The main and overwhelming PROBLEM here is the manager. You may be able to get assistance when he isn't sleeping, washing his face in reception or watching tele but its not worth the bother. No smile no help very rude. No time for women. Rented a bike from here which was the biggest problem fuel gage wasn't working and filled the bike but after an hour or so bike stopped, could see fuel in the tank and asked a local to help but couldn't get bike to start. Had to call the hotel and when they arive it just went from bad to worse, we are blamed for braking the bike, the say the fuel gage is fine and needs more fuel, we pay to put fuel in and still the gage doesn't work. The back tyre was not fully pumped when we got it but now we are told the typre is popped which is our fault and we muat pay for a new tyre. As you can imagine this did not sit well with us but after being shouted and sworn at for 10minutes and told we must pay or he will take the bike take my passport and leave us, we have no choice. This man was vile and he is aparently the manager. When my friend asked why he was being so aggressive we were told he didn't want guests like us -before this we hadent spoken to any staff since we checked in the day before- we tried explaining we were guests and he should help but after more abuse from him, this had definatly fallen on deaf ears.

Totally ruined our stay here. My advice best avoided. If they are willing to theaten and bully two young women and leave them stranded you know they are no good. Better hotels with better people nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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blueandamanlanta, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์ at Blue Andaman Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
sorry.. you said he is manager..actually he is not manager .and about motor - bike for renting
we have agreement paper for everyone read it.and also we will tell to client that when you make the bike damage or flat tyre .you should pay it by yourself .and also everyplace in kohlanta island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights after being approached by a tout in the bus terminal and as we hadn't booked anywhere yet thought it would be ok from the pamphlet he showed us. We got bungalows with aircon, ours was stuck on 'arctic blast' and we would've just used the ceiling fan but it was so squeaky and rusted. The bungalow was a bit shabby and the bathroom mouldy and unkept. The bed was comfy though. Smelly fridge. The pool was well kept and clean and the beach bar was pretty cool. The main disappointment was the very unfriendly reception staff who just didn't care at all, not helpful, and the place seemed generally unkept and rundown, maybe just because it was the off season? Anyway, Wouldn't stay here again. This time of year the west coast was really windy with brown choppy water- no good beach swimming.

Stayed July 2014
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blueandamanlanta, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายต้อนรับลูกค้า at Blue Andaman Lanta Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
thank you for your review...we will tell to our receptionist and our staff for making their habits
become good ..thank you once again
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were hounded by a tout to stay here, we refused as we were put off by the word Resort but once realising our first choices were closed because it was the low season we reluctantly went along to just check out the place. We were pleasantly surprised, there was a variety of options for any budget, we got the cheapest bungalow option (I think it was 800baht). The bungalow was decent with wifi, aircon, ensuite And a tv. There was a fair sized pool, although is it was busier I think it would be too small and crowded. Although you are right on the beach so that does make up for it. It's rocky and you need shoes, but if you move down the beach it becomes more sandy and there's some small bars and places to eat.
We had dinner at the restaurant on site as we didn't realise there was much else around at this point (the beach is deserted with more hidden behind a bend, although this is part of its charm) and the food was ok- although don't have the BBQ! They had a sign saying one night only but we saw it there again the next night and the chicken was just left out uncovered...I'm sure you'd get ill! the sunset was just fantastic and the horizon was bare, the sun sank right into the sea- really beautiful.

There wasn't much nightlife, two bars on site with a relaxed boho feel. Owners were nice, even offered us some seahorse tequila...! It was very chilled and nice to relax but not a great place to stay for more than a night or two.

I think it was a fair price and a nice bit of deserted paradise, but in high season I think it'd be too crowded and expensive for what it is, although probably more things going on.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

I read a lot of the reviews here on TA about the resort, and I would like to provide a fair and impartial review.

ROOMS:
We stayed in room Nr. 2b which was second row. The bungalow had good AC, was spacious, had hot water and the beds were good (not rockhard as other places I´ve seen). Could be more modern or have outlets in better positions, but we didn´t mind to much, since you can easily charge everything over the day. The deck had two chairs and some strings so you can hang up your wet clothes.

RESTAURANT AND BAR
Problably the BEST about this place. We stayed for 9 days and tried many many dishes of their menu. Almost everything with a few exceptions tasted fantastic and we tried a lot of different places and restaurants before in Thailand. The Muslim Curry or the hot plate. The musli with fruit and yoghurt for breakfast for 60 Baht (1,50€) was so much and kept us full over the day.
The staff doesn´t speak much english, but we always got what we ordered.
THE BAR is just chilled out. Bamboo style with loads of cushions on the ground and a pool table in the sand - awesome. I walked along the beach one hour in each direction and there´s no bar like this (except for one, which is bigger, more expensive) If GREEN is your favorite colour, you can easily find it there ;-)

Pool and the Sea
I´ve seen many people walking in, taking a look at the sea and then walking off again. This might be understandable if you do so at low tide, because there a lot of rocks in the sea, however you will still have enough space to go in for a swim or a splash. The big advantage is the bay is curved so you are completely secluded, leaving to entire visible beach only for the resort. The little wooden pavillons are just perfect to chill in and offer a stunning view over the sea. If you still don´t like it, you can go and enjoy the pool, which is even better. It get´s cleaned every morning, as far as we could tell. Yes you do get some bugs in it over the day, but so does every pool on the island. Temperature is very pleasant.

Staff
At first glance some of the staff may come off strange or not very helpful, but after a day or two they weren´t so bad after all. However the staff of the restaurant was always very friendly even though they hardly speak english. Some female guests travelling by themselves have written reviews about how they have not been treated so nicely. I can see how that could be true. After all this is the muslim part of Thailand, so having a man in your group will be an advantage. (No offence to Islam whatsoever)

In short:
I think this isn´t the place you fall in love with at first sight, but give it a try and you will see how lovely it can be. Overall we enjoyed our stay and recommend it to people, who like good food and a chilled out atmosphere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Clean bungalow, a little bit out of date, but we didn´t spend so much time indoors. Some of the staff members were a little bit dodgy eg the girl at the reception promised that a taxi would cost 90 baht, the driver (who works at the resorts) wanted 200 baht.

Rocky beach, but pool area is nice.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

It has everything and yet seems to be missing something. Room was OK, WiFi was OK, food was edible, beach was too rocky to swim except at high tide, but pretty enough at sunset. Maybe it's the tired Reggae music, the cheap construction, or the palpable boredom of the teenage staff. Either way, I'd say look for a cheaper place in town if you're just here to go boating and snorkeling, or spend the extra on a real resort if that's what you want. But you're still in Koh Lanta and it's way cheaper than Hawaii, so whatevs.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Same as below, met a guy at the pier who brought us here. Im glad I didn't read the reviews while I was there but overall was a good stay. Yes the bungalows are a little dated and the bathroom is abit smelly, but good size and clean. The pool was nice as you wont be able to swim in the sea because of rocks. Service was good, friendly staff. Too many staff though for how many guests there were. Lots of them just sat around chatting. Rented mopeds fine of them, no problems. Location is on tje beach but 20 mins to bars/ other restaurants.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Andaman Lanta Resort
Address: 251 Moo 2 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Andaman Lanta Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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