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Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast

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555 Moo 2 - Saladan | Pra-Ae, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with Aruna and Chai for 10 days during low season. I had a huge quiet room with ensuite - all to myself. It was really comfortable and had everything I needed. Aruna made me feel really welcome - there is a nice communal living space and kitchen where you can sit around and feel part of the family,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were welcomed late at night by Aruna and Chai, instantly we were made to feel part of the family and home. I particularly enjoyed discussions with Aruna over breakfast (homemade bread and local goodies) and enjoying the space of the home. The new year event was a pot luck dinner with all sorts of guests and dishes, it seems... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was fantastic to have Hannah S, her mother and her friend over for almost a week. They are just the type of people Baan Rao B&B is looking for : open-minded and desiring to get to know an alternative way of living. We had lovely conversations over breakfast and tea about Life and its Meaning, about how we can... More 

Cali, Colombia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Two friends and I stay at Aruna and Chai's place during December 2014 - January 2015. Our room was spacious and comfortable for three people with a beautiful view of the ocean. Located about a 10 minute walk from the beach and many restaurants, we found the location to be great. Aruna is incredibly helpful if you need anything. They... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was very nice to have Kristin and her friends staying at Baan Rao B&B. They had not met for almost a year and we were honored to be able to host them up over their very short holiday. It was a pleasure helping out in making their stay as nice as possible and we are happy they enjoyed it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My two friends and I shared a room at Baan Rao for about 6 days. I was so happy that I put in the effort to find Baan Rao online. Aruna and Chai take you in with big hearts and welcome you into their family for your stay, including dinners together, heart to hearts, and plenty of advice and warmth.... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was great to have Ilse and her friends over for a couple of days. Ilse was just that kind of guest who would get out the most of Baan Rao : taking advantage of the social life and the community feeing as well as enjoy Nature and the privacy of the room. It felt sad when she left and... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

At Aruna's & Chai's place everything is just simply beautiful. On top of the hill next to the jungle you have a spacious room with a comfy bed, fan shower & a terrace with stunning view over the Andaman sea. Here you live in harmony with the nature & like your hosts try to leave the smallest footprint on this... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was really nice to get to know Mini with so much energy and joy. Her review says it all, that is what Baan Rao is ! We hope Mini will come back again as we really enjoyed her company. And for you who is reading this, we hope to welcome you soon on the lovely hill top with a... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent ten days at Baan Rao in December with our two young children and it was perfect for us. Aruna and Tchai also have two young boys, and our kids immediately felt at home there. We really liked sitting on the terrace with our hosts and other guests in the evenings - Aruna really encourages a sense of community,... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What an amazing meeting we had with Valerie, her husband and their kids : they are a true multi-cultural and open minded family who takes time to really understand the locals and the country they were traveling in. Fantastic ! This its what Baan Rao is ! Our kids were almost the same age so they spent a lot of... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Before you book your stay in Baan Rao, it's good to know that: *It is a HOMESTAY, not a guesthouse. This means that you make your breakfast yourself, clean after yourself, wash your towels if they get dirty etc. *The place is located in the hill, which means a lot of climbing, which is not so great in hot and... More 

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ArunaandChai, Manager at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We want to thank our Finnish guests for having written this review as this gives us the opportunity to explain what Baan Rao B&B is really about. Yes, they are right, this IS a Home Stay and not a regular hotel and we try as much as possible to remind guests about this when they book with us. What we... More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Baan Rao was a fantastic stay. Aruna & Chai go out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure you know everything you need to know about the island. They will give you a house tour to make sure you know where everything is and so that you can bring your own food back etc and cook it... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Rob and Jenni for having stayed with us and for having made the best out of your stay here. We so understand the pain and suffering you had with the heat stroke / allergy and really wanted to alleviate you pain as much as possible. We are very happy you enjoyed your time here at Baan Rao. And... More 

Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were tired of the backpacker scene in Thailand and wanted to find something a little different, so we opted not to stay on the beach in Koh Lanta but to stay up the hill at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, and we are so glad we did. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at... More 

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ArunaandChai, Owner at Baan Rao Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Paige, her husband John and their amazing girls Calla and Magno were on a world trip when they rocked up our hill. It was one of those fantastic meetings you never forget. We are so grateful for having met them and so honored they chose Baan Rao. Yes, Paige is right, we are no five star hotel and do not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Aruna, Chai and their two lovely little boys make everyone feel welcome and part of the family. The facilities are very nice and peaceful with quiet when you want it but there is also plenty of opportunity to meet other interesting people. The beach is a short walk away and Aruna and Chai are super helpful making arrangements for whichever... More 

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Arielle and her father stayed with us for a week and we connected so well. We are so thankful they chose Baan Rao and wanted to get out the most of what we have to offer : silence and tranquility as well as the enthusiasm of meeting new people. Welcome back anytime Arielle. And for you who reads the review,... More 

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