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Ancient Realm Resort and Spa

#25 of 82 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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174/5 Moo 5, Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't what you would expect based on the pictures. The owners are kind, and they try, but overall it is rather glum. The pool is tiny and it is not really at the beach. Unfortunately, it is overpriced for what it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

David and Glen are the best!! We absolutely recommend ancient realm. Rooms are very clean great breakfast in the morning and very helpful. We came for a few days but ended up staying for a week!! Also make sure to hit up Tad at the Bad Penny bar across the street!! Tell'em Woody and Julie sent you!

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We spent a few weeks on Lanta, so we had time to try many different beaches, hotels and resorts. This was our fifth and last resort. This was also the most expensive resort of the ones we tried. We wanted a nice ending to our Lanta stay. Unfortunately this place did not live up to expectations. You can get a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We took a month-long vacation in Thailand with no specific plans. When we arrived in Koh Lanta, we first stayed in Klong Khong (very rocky beach), then Long Beach (beautiful beach but slightly touristy and busy) and finally in Kantiang Bay. We first booked only two nights at Ancient Realm in Kantiang Bay. But the charm of the village, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We spent a week here and enjoyed both this lovely resort and the surrondings. David and Glenn are great hosts, extremly helpful and friendly. The resort has a nice small pool surrounded by a very beautyful lush garden. The location is great, close to the beach, 7/11 and many nice restaurants.The only downside is the nearby mosque which will most... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I booked the via their website for the 2 day package with breakfast. We had high hopes from this place and we were not disappointed. A.R. is situated on the southern end of the island. Kantiang Bay is just a few meters across the street. There is a 7-11 just outside and plenty of places to eat. David is a... More 

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Hartford, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ancient Realm is a cut above the normal bungalow experience-- you pay a little more but it's totally worth it. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are immaculate. The location is exactly in the right spot-- a 30 second walk to one of the top beaches in Asia. If you're looking for a 5-star hotel experience, this is... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed for four nights and we felt very welcomed and had a great time to relax at Koh Lanta. The owner, David was very friendly, helpful and knows places and people for everything that we may need during our stay there. The breakfast choices are quite limited but satisfying. The nearby mosque could wake you up at about 5am,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lovely, friendly owner and good location (few minutes walk to the beach) but the place stank at reception and for a few hours during the Evening in the room which I think was down to a poor sewage system either at the hotel or nearby. Also a Minor point - I didn't appreciate the owners dog walking into the room... More 

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UK, England
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and we felt very welcome here. David was a friendly host, helpful and informative without being intrusive. The rooms had an authentic cosy feel to it. The only negative thing I can say are the taps were slightly wobbly and required 2 hands to operate [but this was only a minor issue, after all... More 

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