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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 4 days ago
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Trento, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and, besides the bad weather, we would have stayed more. It is located in the southern part of the island, which makes it far from the principal attractions and night life places such as Long Beach but near to the most beautiful bay (Kantiang Bay) and to the National Park - and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights and we're pleased. The staff is friendly and breakfast in the garden was very nice, especially the rice porridge. David is extremely helpful and knowledgable about the area and helped us get to the destination in a big way. He was honest about what to expect and how to get around. The staff even rent... More

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 July 9, 2014

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
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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

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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