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Pimalai Resort and Spa

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99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, we had a fantastic holiday! Thank you pimalai staff! It is true, that the hotel is a bit dated, but it doesnt bother you. In fact it has its very own charm which i would prefer any day over the copy paste modern chain hotels. The staff are always welcoming and smiling. True thai hospitality. The breakfast... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Joe 1335 - Happy to read you have had a fantastic holidays with us & thank you for highlighting the true Thai hospitality. Sorry about the missing amenities; not sure why and will investigate so it does not happen again. Hopefully we will see you back here in the future. Sunny rgds from Lanta from all. Franck More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

when ever I had travelled I was looking for a place where I can find all in one: a luxury accommodation surounded by a wonderful nature, a white quite beach and an atmosphere which makes me calm down and find peace in my heart. And I had found it: Pimalai! And it is more than that: the team starting by... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Stefan - thks for great review; will pass on your comments to Miss PIN at the spa. Glad to read she managed to get you back in good shape. Look forward having you back home sometimes in the future. Sunny rgds from Lanta & from all. Franck More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we were collected at the airport to when we were dropped off at our next hotel in Ao Nang everything was fantastic. Exceptional mentions are: - the breakfast, so much choice and great quality - the activities everyday are fun especially the Thai boxing class - the service is really exceptional so friendly and nothing was too... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Antonia 1986 - thank you for the nice review; thank you for highlighting the friendliness of the staff and that nothing was a trouble. They will be proud to read about that. And we are definitely looking forward having you back. Sunny rgds from Lanta & from all. Franck More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very overdue review, we stayed back in Jan/Feb 2015 as a couple. In brief, I cannot say enough to recommend the Pimalai. The location is wonderful & picturesque, the rooms are great, the food delicious and the service fantastic. We were unfortunate to have a minor car accident during our stay on Koh Lanta and the staff... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Isabel S - nice to read - great to see we went also beyond expectations. Even greater to read about a possible return. So we look forward having you back at some stage. Sunny rgds from all. Franck. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place for escape from busy life If you find the place for resting and enjoying time with friends and family you have to stay here. You will not disappoint with view , services and food here. Let's try the Banyan tree restaurant, price was reasonable and delicious.

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear WPrachumchon - thank you for your visit and also for taking the time to place a nice review on T.A . Always happy to have Thai gets here. Hopefully another time. Sunny rgds from Lanta. Franck More 

Ko Lanta, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW. What a breakfast. I have traveled all around the world and have stayed at the most luxurious hotels and this breakfast surpasses anything I have ever seen. The fruit is fresh and divine. The staff are AMAZING and extremely accommodating catering to your beckon call. The beachfront is pristine and beautiful. The hotel grounds are kept CLEAN and one... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Daron 2015 - thks for great comment & and especially for highlighting our AMAZING staff ! they do receive a lot of praises & on-goingly and they are the one that make it happen. Thks for dropping by and look forward to a next visit. Sunny rgds from all. Franck More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i really enjoyed when i were here. All staffs were kindly to me with good service even us (We are Thai). the villa we stayed very stunning view with combination between sky and sea. The most i love was the private pool, Its nice and clean that good for exercise.i'd like to say thank you again for your good service... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear KeawJehune L. Thank you very much for placing a nice review. Foreigners or Thai , or else we aim look after all the same way and make all receive same great service. thank you for staying with us. Sunny rgds from Lanta . Franck More 

Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With its hillside villas and picturesque bay, this is definitely one unique property situated in the Andaman Sea. My wife and I went in the offpeak season to this resort. - The good: Cheaper than peak season. Uncrowded beach and pool. Very personalised service since the staff to guest ratio is higher. - The bad: Noticed they switched off the... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dleow - thks for nice and constructive comments. Useful indeed. Sorry about the lizards! i trust it was not one those 1.50 meters long that popped out once in a while... but TRUE harmless and run away like chickens as soon as they spot a human being passing by! Yes we are "integrating into a natural jungle" - owners... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife had an opportunity to visit this resort during the second and third week of December 2014 for our Honeymoon. I wanted to write a review a little later to allow me to reflect without any bias. Overall our experience was mixed I must say. There were things we liked and quite a number that we did... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

At our resort we appreciate those of our guests who have taken the time to post their experiences and opinions on Trip Advisor. It is only through this feedback that we can (quoting Robert Burns) “see ourselves as others see us” and learn of what we do right and what requires improvement. By far the majority of the reviews that... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pimalai is a special place. The hillside villas are just spectacular. I've been to Pimalai a few times since 2006, shortly after they completed building these villas. The earlier part of the resort - closer to the beach - opened in 2001. So the resort is not new, but it's been maintained very well. (I read someone else's review that... More 

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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for returning Rivulet & glad to read you did have a great 3rd time stay. And thank you so much for highlighting that the resort is very well maintained...we do and keep on improving/ refreshing where we can (currently doing all the fabric at the Villas on the hillside). I think sometimes clients expect to see the modernist,... More 

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