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Ancient Realm Resort and Spa

#24 of 83 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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174/5 Moo 5, Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Portland, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights during our visit last week to Koh Lanta. First, let me say that the only thing I was a little disappointed about was it was not as close to the beach as I felt that I was led to believe by reviews and such. However, the resort made up for it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We spent 10 days at the Ancient Realm hotel in November. Some positive and some negative comments...... Kantiang Bay is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches we've been to. We very much enjoyed swimming there, the view, and walking the beach, we collected a good assortment of shells. We observed a group of a couple dozen monkeys coming out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My brother and I stayed there in April 2014. The resort had by far the most friendly atmosphere we have ever experienced. David was a lovely host, very helpful and informative. He gave us excellent recommendations as to where to go to eat, drink, ride a bike to etc.. David told us more about the island than you could find... More 

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