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“Paradise by name and by nature” 5 of 5 stars
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Khaolak Paradise Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   26/24 Moo7, Khuk Khak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Paradise by name and by nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had a wonderful 4 night stay just at the end of our Thailand trip in February this year. We were coming to the end of our stay and wanted a small, peaceful but beautiful hotel in Khao Lak as we had heard that it was quiet but had a few shops and restaurants and was by a lovely beach. We so so delighted by the Khaolak Paradise as it was everything we were looking for, from the lovely room with balcony overlooking the lovely jungle garden and very secluded. The room was beautifully furnished and a good size and had a lovely bathroom but the icing on the cake was the surroundings with the friendly and very helpful smiling staff, the restaurant by the beach and dining with feet in the sand, if you wanted. The swimming pool was in a stunning location and completely uncrowded and the bar area was most inviting (and served lovely cocktails). The hotel had just a few rooms but was set in a large jungle garden so it felt really spacious. Going out for dinner in the nearby town was a short cheap taxi ride with a choice of good restaurants and a few shops for souvenirs and a couple of small supermarkets. We were so glad we had chosen this lovely hotel at the end of our trip to Thailand. Thank you Toy for all your help and hospitality (our lovely receptionist for whom nothing was too much trouble).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Walchwil, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Like others we were looking for a small hotel with 5 star amenities and service, with not a lot of tourists, and not to far from outside shops and restaurants. Khaolak Paradise Resort met all of this. Guests are however predominantly Swiss and German. We arranged a taxi pick-up though the hotel from the airport at Baht 2500. Well worth it as hotel is an hour's journey with a proper car from Phuket airport. Very pleasant with lots to see. The reception is simple in design but very welcoming. To get to the main part of the resort (i.e rooms etc) on has to go down a path with many stairs. My mother who has difficult walking (just had a foot operation) was a first very worried about this but then was pleasantly surprised that she had no troubles going up and down. The path is in fact very gradual in its cline. There are a variety of rooms to fit anyone's budget. We had a rainforest villa which is a modern suite with a spacious room, bathroom and balcony with all the amenities one needs. It doesn't have any view of the water but is not really needed as one is at the beach or pool all day - a few steps from the room.The suite was always very clean and housekeeping very quick to respond to any requests. The bed seems at first to be very hard but one got use to it. Air conditioning worked well. Suggest to keep the fan on at all times to help circulate the air. For info in regards to recharging computer equipment - the plugs by the fridge keep their power even when you are not occupying the room. Everything else turns off when remove the key from its socket. Even aircon and fan so close door quickly. We viewed out of curiosity a deluxe room, which was simpler and more basic in design but still would meet the standards of many. Price-wise all rooms seems to be very reasonable for what one gets. Hotel offers free Wifi throughout the resort. It does work everywhere and doesn't cut out but one is required to log-in often. Was sometimes slow but at times when we believe everyone was on it at the end of the day. Food and drink - available at all times- was excellent and very reasonably priced. Even the wines. The BBQ event for Baht 850 (child was free) seemed high at first but once we saw what was offered were happy to have spent the money. We did not feel ripped off in any way. Breakfast is an extensive buffet. Food variety was good and enough choices for kids (spaghetti, pizza) too. The service was good and always with a smile. Only difficult is that the personnel don't all really understand English that well but you could see they tried their best. The pool were immaculate. Clean at all times. There was enough lounge chairs for everyone - both in the sun and shade. Cushions however need replacing but am sure will be done for next season. Gardens were beautiful and one can to see a variety of animals. The beach was pristine sand and access to the water is easy. We walked down the beach coast and can gladly say we were staying at the best location at Khaolak. Kaholak center with shops and restaurant is a 5 minute tuk tuk drive away. This hotel is a gem and would highly recommend!! Can't wait to return. If the word gets around, this hotel will be continuously fully booked out.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mocsow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were planning our holidays in Khao Lak good beforehand (1 year almost :-) )

We wanted to find the hotel, which:
1. small and with not many tuorists
2. not far and also not close to "city" restaurants, shops and so on
3. "eco" style, but 5-star services and equipment

And it was Khaolak Paradise Resort.

Being at Khaolak Paradise Resort, we didn't meet any other hotel, which seemed better than Khaolak Paradise Resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I spent 11 nights with group of friends at this perfect little paradise. I would like to keep it as a secret, but because it is so lovely place, I have to spread the news...

This was my second time at Paradise and I am sure I will go back again.

The resort is small and quiet, perfect place for relaxing holiday. You do not have to fight for sun beds, there are enough of them around the pool and beach. Pool is the cleanest one I have ever seen. The bungalows are hidden in the jungle in middle of the beauty of the nature. There are lots of stairs through the jungle and it is not very suitable for families with small children and it makes it like a paradise for adults.

I have seen resorts with more luxurious rooms, I have seen hotels with bigger pools, I have lived in places with huge breakfast buffets. None of them can compete with Paradise. It has another kind of luxury: warm feeling, beautiful nature, good staff, relaxing atmosphere, good things in small prortions .

I can not even describe how wonderful the staff of this resort is. They make you feel very welcome from the minute you check in till the second you check out.

I highly recommend this hotel and at the same time send a wish I could return as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Try their new rainforest villas!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Rooms either in blocks of four or individual bugalows blend in with the natural landscape of this resort as if set in an indigenous forest so are both subtle and peaceful. The gardens are well maintained but not too artificially sculptured so the birds frogs bats flying lizards numerous small insects and even some snakes (non-poisonous) are able to live in peace as well!
Spend an hour around the lily pond both in daylight and after dark to experience nature both to see and hear - especially the leaf frog "symphony" conducted most evenings!
Set on the sloping hillside from reception the walk by boarded steps and pathway leads to a pristine beachfront for lazy days relaxing to the waves on the shoreline. Perhaps anyone with severe walking difficulty may find the walk back up a little difficult but the service is so attentive that I am sure it could be posible to arrange any requirement to be sent to your room.
Dining area is next to or on the beach is also quiet and compact with fresh air and songbirds in the mornings. Breakfast was adequate without being over exciting other than the "egg man" who was a perfectionist at cooking eggs any style you like. We did not dine at the hotel but would be confident that all meals would be well prepared - the menu was typical Thai cuisine.
If you enjoy relaxing in peace and quiet - first class service with a smile and every request greated with obliging consideration and care you will love this resort. Conversely if you enjoy bubble baths - fitness rooms with steam and loud music - water polo and snooker rooms and other such large family orientated activities this will not be for you although essential facilities are all at hand.
Rooms are spacious and kept spotless on a daily bases - we required extra pillows and another sheet - no problem the housekeeping manager attended to it personally.
Our room overlooked the gardens toward the large pool with hardly any awareness of neighbours at any time.
Very aptly named "Paradise" comes very close to the actual definition but in my opinion does not need to change very much to please couples like us.

Room Tip: Rooms at lower level are near to beach and restaurant and away from the road - numbers in the three...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oudendijk, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

After a busy 2 weeks sightseeing in Cambodia, the Paradise resort was a perfect place to relax and unwind for 10 days. This was our fourth visit to Khao lak but on this occasion wanted a smaller hotel and the Paradise was a gem of a find. We booked a Deluxe twin room (301) which was in a unit of 4 bungalows and ours was on the ground floor with a wonderful view from our very private balcony, a good sized room with a large bathroom and a large wardrobe, and spotlessly clean. But its the setting that makes this place so special the grounds are set in a tropical backdrop really beautiful and very peacefull and very well manicured. Then theres the friendly staff always at hand with a welcome greet who also entertain you on the resorts Mongolian buffet evening set on the beach (not to be missed) even the delightful Manager Sornkanok bursts into song a lovely lady. The pool is nice and refreshing as are the Happy Hour cocktail served at the poolside bar. The open air (roofed) restaurant is where the breakfast is served and also for lunch and evening dinner set facing the beach where the evening sunsets are spectacular. Theres plenty of sunloungers on the beach for the hotel guests and around the pool, in the afternoon you are offered fresh fruit and drinks courtesy of the hotel. Its a hotel that seems to attract a more mature age group looking for peace and relaxation and if thats what your looking for then here is the place to be. This resort ticked all our boxes and we cant wait to return, highly recommended.
Manicus.

Room Tip: we liked our room 301 a ground floor room it felt very private.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Krakow, Poland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

The hotel is real paradise, from the road, you do not see anything, but going down through jungle to bungallows is challenge :) From the houses you see one side of jungle and also the pool and sea. On the lovely beach with almost white sand there is a small pool bar with a perfect smoothie drink list, you have to get. The restaurant on the beach is amazing! I loved to stay at this hotel. It is not far to the main Khao Lak street by taxi. People in hotel are very nice and helpful

Room Tip: For sure try the beach restaurant, and massage on the beach is of course a must.
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26/24 Moo7, Khuk Khak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
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Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
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Hotel Class:4 star — Khaolak Paradise Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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