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Khaolak Paradise Resort
26/24 Moo7, Khuk Khak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #19 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Portland, Oregon
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“LOVED this resort.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. They upgraded us to a beachfront villa at no up-charge. Room was very nice, clean and comfortable. Pool is wonderful, beach is very nice. You really feel like you are in the jungle at this resort. Resort feels very low key, local feeling, thatched hut-like buildings. There is a restaurant on site and one night, they offered a traditional Thai buffet, Thai dancing w/ entertainment and the traditional sending of the Thai lanterns over the ocean. We loved our stay and would highly recommend this property. Town is about 10 minutes away walking-5 minute Tuk-tuk ride. There is a natural park about a 10 minute walk from the resort which is a nice morning activity. Food at the resort is very good and there are other restaurants nearby. We went scuba diving to the Similan Island one day through Captain Mark and would also highly recommend his tour group.

Room Tip: Closer to the sea the better.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Berlin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This really deserve the name. It is located in the jungle with an amazing garden and a fantastic little own beach but without a fence. You are truly direct in the nature and the rooms are clean very nicely designed and huge. We stayed there with the entire family and it doesn't get boring within that fantastic nature. The kids could explore jungle in the own hotel garden and the staff is very polite and always there if you need them. Fantastic! Food is excellent and only the limited choice of main courses is the only little negative item we have explored. Bit there is a number of nice places within a distance of a taxi ride for 100 bht. Try it, you will love it

Room Tip: We have chosen the two beach villas - they are the best!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Bude, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great small resort. Rooms are in small blocks. We had a standard room, and were upgraded when we extended our stay to a very superior room. The staff are attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. You do not have to fight for a sun bed, as there are plenty. Breakfasts are excellent and there is an added bonus of welcome fruit every afternoon whilst sunbathing. The gardens are lovely and give a feeling of seclusion. There is a good beach bar next door.
We extended our stay because we were enjoying the comfort of this place so much. Nit is in ideal position for a quiet, relaxing holiday, but in walking distance of the town. Couldn't be better. Good tour agency in the beach bar too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kent
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37 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Set on the slope down to the beach, with the restaurant and pool right by the beach, the accommodations are scattered among trees and boulders giving a sense of seclusion. Wonderful setting and our room, though set back from the beach, had a nice view of the ocean through the trees. The room itself was a little disappointing, it wasn't as clean as it could have been plus it was billed as a luxury room which it fell short of. It may have been unfortunate timing but the room seemed unfinished, wardrobe door hanging off its hinges, divider between the bedroom and the bathroom could not close etc etc. The bed was very, very firm and we've enjoyed better linens but they were ok. The bathroom was roomy and adequate but there was a shortage of towel rails and no extractor fan. The breakfast was good, a nice selection of Asian and European food. The coffee offered was dire; ask for coffee from the bar machine, it is then freshly made and very good. The staff were friendly and efficient-ish (?), few of them seemed to be genuinely happy and friendly. The room cleaning service seemed to focus more on producing animals out of towels than actually cleaning the room. We did dine at the resort a couple of evenings and whilst the menu was not very adventurous, the food was good, but it was more expensive than in town, some 10 to 15 minute walk away, and many guests seemed to ignore the resort restaurant and head for town. It's a shame because in the evening, the tables are candlelit and right on the beach; very romantic. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the resort but it just fell short of what we expected, no single thing, just an overall impression.

Room Tip: We had a room on the upper level in a block of four. It had nice views over the landscaping to the o...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A 5 star resort, the best I stayed in while in Thailand. Truly a paradise, wonderful garden with some wild life, very well taken care of and designed with small beautiful lake and nice alleys, very beautiful beach and very nice villas scattered in the forest or near the beach. Quiet and splendid. Great relaxation time on terrace and on the beautiful beach. Staff very helpful and not at all exagerrated. We were watched for assistance, but discretely, so we had the feeling that our privacy was respected. The reception woman very professional and helpful. We got wet towels and cold juices on our arrival and were very much appreciated. Other nice surprisses included a basket of fruits in the room, lots of fruits at breakfast and nice animals made of towels and flowers by the room cleaning staff;

Room Tip: Rooms we had: 504 on the second level, 501, 502 ground floor were excellent. The rooms number 201...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at this resort for 16 nights and enjoyed every one of them. The hotel is built in line with nature, meaning it looks as if it has always been there! The biggest "blocks" only have 4 rooms in them, so it is really a rather small resort.

We stayed at a beachfront villa and it was perfect with direct view over the beach, sunloungers facing the beach and a spacious bathroom with a jacuzi. Would certainly recommend booking this if you are planning on staying at the resort.

The food at the restaurant is some of the best in the area, there is a small beachbar next door, as well as a massage place and a tour operator - what more do you need for a good vacation? :-)

Room Tip: Beachvilla 101 has the best view of the two villas as 102 is closer to the wall of the perimeter.
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  • Stayed August 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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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had 10 amazing days staying at this resort. While we were there in low season the service of the staff and the standard within the resort was faultless. One minor disappointment was that the spa wasn't open however this really was not a major issue as it meant we got out and experienced other aspects of the Township. We had the best of both areas - an amazing rainforest villa room which was well presented and up in the tree tops with the walk down to the beach for the meals and a swim in the pool or ocean. Went to The Best tailor for clothing and all pieces were quality in their fit and finish.

Room Tip: Choose what you love - beach or rainforest.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Address: 26/24 Moo7, Khuk Khak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #19 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
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