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Ancient Realm Resort and Spa

174/5 Moo 5, Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Ranked #21 of 79 hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Ceri L Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We left Anicent Realm 2 days ago after staying 5 nights and could easily have stayed longer. Great value for money. Good options for breakfast and you can eat it wherever you like, by the pool, in your room... The location is great, just a minutes walk from the beach surrounded by lots of very nice restaurants and chill out... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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38 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Ancient Realm for 9 nights in the low season, and we wanted to stay much longer. Our room more than exceeded our expectations -- especially for the price. We thought our bed was really comfortable (especially compared to some of the beds we've slept on in Thailand!), and we truly enjoyed chatting with David... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Writing this we are sad to be leaving tomorrow! We have had such an incredible time in Koh lanta and 95% of that is because of Ancient Realm resort. David and Glen are by far the most friendly and welcoming people/hosts we have ever had the pleasure to meet. After a bit of a journey to get to Koh Lanta... More

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Stockholm, Sverige
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

The nice owners and their lovely dog make compensated for the hard beds ( like stone) ! The staff ( I think It was 2 ) was nice and when given a smile and some nice words we always got a friendly and smiling response! The only thing otherwise that was negative was the cold pool and the wakeup call... More

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ResortGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Realm Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at Ancient Realm Resort & Spa, and thank you very much for taking the time to give us a nice review! For future guests, please note that we have always had optional soft mattress toppers for all of our beds. In past practice, we have made it a choice for guests to go... More

chittaway bay
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We found this little gem of a place by accident as the resort we were staying in closed for the low season so we spent 2 nights at Ancient Realm. This resort is situated near the bottom of the island in a very nice part of the island in a village which is 90% Muslim and there is a call... More

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ResortGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Realm Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Hello judychittawaybay! Thank you very much for staying with us here at the Ancient Realm! Thank you also for your fantastic review! Basically, we couldn't have said it better ourselves... You have hit so many points in your review that we believe to be so true about our resort also, and that also very much reflect our "mission statement" i.e.... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Rocked up with no reservation but the staff were lovely enough to give us the online deal, even though we didn't have a booking. (This is rare here in Thailand.) The room is clean and nicely decorated. It's a small thing, but love the day bed where you can open and unpack your luggage for a short stay. Nice little... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you want a resort that offers the basic amenities with great friendly service for an excellent value, this is the place for you. I found the room to be comfortable with an authentic Thai feel. It is true that there are a few insects in the room, but this is something to be expected in Thailand when you do... More

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Hong Kong, China
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent four fabulous days here over Easter and enjoyed our stay very much. Creepy crawlies are a part of traveling around these parts so we know what to expect on occasion but remember to bring or buy mozzie spray. We were bitten by mozzies at the beach bars one night so we were told by the locals to buy... More

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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

First thing the staff were nice and had a very cute dog. That is the positive. The negatives are: - filthy bathroom with visible cockroaches in the shower - musty smelling room that airing out will not get rid of - dirty floors and fridge - not beach front hotel, its certainly close to the beach but not at all... More

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ResortGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Realm Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our property. Please note that none of your comments will be rejected at all, and we will not give excuses for any of what you may have mentioned. First of all, we would just like to clear up a few things, that may help other future... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We payed 75$ US a night for the promise of a 'boutique hotel' and booked 3 nights. Their website looks great and the descriptions sophisticated. Walk ins could probably get the same room for 1/4 of the price if they don't have any Internet suckers like we sadly were. The reality is the place is old and tired with cheap... More

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Address: 174/5 Moo 5, Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Ancient Realm Resort and Spa is an exclusive boutique resort for the discerning traveler or holiday maker. The resort is situated on the famous Kantiang Bay at the southern part of Koh Lanta Island. Kantiang Bay is a scenic and serene tropical Thai beach, with many things to see and do from waterfall walks, elephant trekking, snorkeling and kayaking, to market and stall shopping, relaxing on the beach, or visiting a lively beach bar, sipping sundowners. Ancient Realm is located directly in the centre of the village, in an ambient and quiet, yet convenient location close to all modern amenities and facilities to ensure you make the most of your holiday. Ancient Realm is a true boutique resort. We take pride in our resort and room design, with all of our many natural handmade decorative features, lush tropical gardens, and finely tuned accommodation, while also paying close attention to every single detail, whether big or small. With only a small number of exclusive rooms, we have the opportunity and experience to service every guests needs on a personal level. We provide a very secure and private dwelling for all guests to enjoy utmost privacy, and our staff is always on hand to help with anything our guests may need at anytime, day or night. A total of 6 Fusion Thai-Bali style studios and 2 Chinese-Thai influenced Suite combine minimalism with a touch of class, giving the guest an open and ambient surrounding, yet a private, cool and natural place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. With very close proximity to the beautiful white sandy beach, convenient day trips to the picture-postcard surrounding islands, a backdrop of lush mountain rain forest, and a clear blue sky overhead, it is hard not to choose Ancient Realm Resort & Spa as your next holiday destination. ... more   less 
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