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Kantary Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64, 65 Moo2, Kukkak, Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 60 hotels in Khao Lak
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Serene & Lovely beachfront villas. Secluded and quiet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just returned from a PhangNa roadtrip that took in Khao Sok Tree Houses and 6 nights in Railay Bay. We decided to stay at Kantary Khao Lak on our way back to Bangkok and we are so glad we did! What a contrast to Railay (beautiful but busy).
There are many places to stay in Khao Lak but Kantary is probably one of the best, quite a huge resort with a mixture of suite rooms and standalone villas, we chose one of the beachfront villas which is set back about 50 metres from the actual beach but with an unobstructed view of the Andaman Sea. The beach was amazing - absolutely huge, seemingly unsullied by high rises and virtually empty! it's still the kind of place you say 'hi!' to people as you pass them on the beach.
We've stayed at Cape Panwa Resort hotel and Cape House Kantary Bangkok and Chiang Mai before so we knew that the food and service would be exemplary; and we were not disappointed.
All in all a great place to go and really chill away from the crowds of Phuket or Krabbi. They have a couple of restaurants, a bar, 3 pools, kids club, good wifi, the villas had satellite tv and a dvd player - and were spotless, bright and roomy.
Awesome!

Room Tip: Beachfront villa all the way!
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  • Stayed May 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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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for your positive endorsement as an awesome property and welcomes your informative and positive feedback which should be very helpful to readers looking for just what you’ve described. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a 10 day stay at this hotel and loved it, yes it's a little far from the main strip but to be honest if it had been any closer we wouldn't of ended up getting a moped which turned out to be a great part if our holiday, we went places and done so more stuff like visit the waterfalls which we wouldn't of known about let alone visited if we hadn't hired one!

Must give a special thanks to Darren the guest relation, he was so hopefully with everything from the best bars and restaurants to the best beaches and sights to visit!

As for being "out of season" it's was still great, yes it rained occasionally which I have to say was a welcome relief and yes there's less places open but it was so nice not to be in a crowded resort like so many other places you go!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, is pleased to know that you loved your recent 10 day stay with us during the low season, and that your use of locally available mopeds, made the stay even more exciting. Your positive mention of attentive, friendly, and helpful Staff, by name, has been shared with them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your review.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Cons:
Far away from Khao Lak city (apprx 10-15 mins of driving)
A lot of bugs and insects (two days insects fighters came by because some places in the hotel you literally walked on dead insects.
Poor service and cleaning
Bell boys is racing with golf wagons
No activities on beach AT ALL (maybe it was because we were there off season - mid-april)
Thai dishes on menu map is few. If you are staying more than a week you'll easily get tired of having the same (if you only eat Thai)
Kids acticity room is a joke if you're not travelling with Spies (they leave mid-april)

Pros:
Food is descent
Restaurant prices at hotel is relavtively cheap compared to other resorts
Spacious rooms (no diiference if you choose suite or villa)
Close to beautiful beach - though water is not that beautiful as in other beaches in Thailand
Staff is not that friendly as we have experienced in other parts of Thailand. Seems like they are tires of especially kids.

In all a below average hotel which cannot be recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, has noted your review, which has been shared with our team in our continued efforts to ensure we meet the expectations of all of our guests all of the time. To clarify, the beach and lagoon activities are available year round and can be booked through guest relations. Additionally, the all day dining restaurant serves an extensive menu of International and Thai dishes. Please contact me directly at gm@kantarybeach-khaolak.com if I can be of further assistance. Thank you again for your review.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Checked In during a public holiday. Check in wasn't exactly a good start with the receptionist looking bewildered and not having a record of our stay to hand. The actual hotel is new - but with this lacks a polished finish and the whole complex also has a lack of atmosphere to it. Villa rooms certainly aren't as large as portrayed. Reminds me of a thai butlins camp. Perhaps unfairly cutting our losses and leaving second day of a 6 day break - heading to Jw Marriott which is a real luxury for not much more ££

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, is sorry that our property was not what you expected and has shared your concerns with our management team. Thank you for your feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

It's not often you have a holiday that accommodates to everyone's tastes and desires, this however was. With a 5 year old and a 9 year old on board this place had enough to keep us all happy. The resort was just beautiful, great facilities, great service, friendly staff who would go out of their way to help you. Although the food was exceptional at the resort there were also great local eateries to choose from. Darren the Guest Relations manager was a wealth of information on the area, and things to see and do. We loved the great shopping around Bang Niang market and even around Khao Lak village. You never felt pressured by the shop keepers, if anything they were quite happy to serve you. You could see the Thai people enjoyed having the children around and so it was with great regret to hear that the resort was changing to an adults only resort later in the year. We don't usually like to go back to the same place more than once, but Kantary Beach was just such a pleasant experience that if by chance management decide to keep it family oriented even for part of the year ie Mar-Nov, we will be back again and again!

Room Tip: The villas are perfect for a family of four
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for your endorsement of our family oriented property and is pleased to know that your expectations were met. Your mention of our friendly and helpful staff, some by name and position, will be shared with them. Also your positive mention of the ambiance of the local market and village should be helpful to other readers. We hope to see you again.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We were recommended to stay here by a friend and are so glad we took her advice to stay here. A week of doing very little is not hard at Kantary. Tu ,the Restaurant Manager is a credit to the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble and he was always willing to offer advice on what we should do during our stay. Darren, Guest Relations was also a great help and a good source of advice when picking which Elephant Trek tour we were going to do. His suggestion for a restaurant in Khao Lak was spot on for a true Thai experience. The only downside is the organisation of the tours. There were no boards or signs to say when your taxi/tour bus had arrived. We missed a morning shuttle to Khao Lak because the tour desk and the driver did not know who was booked in for the transfer and no announcement was made to let guest know which bus was due to depart. The resort is changing from a family friendly to adults only later this year. This is because the European market has told the resort they want an adult only resort. We travelled as a couple but did not notice the large amount of families in the resort until dinner time. There seemed to be a lot for the kids to do and keep them occupied most days. Would thoroughly recommend this resort

Room Tip: Beachside villas are the way to go. So nice to open the curtains in the morning to see the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 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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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for your positive recommendation of our property, after your recent week’s stay with us. Your mention of attentive, helpful, and friendly staff, by name and position, has been shared with them. Your return as a regular guest is looked forward to.
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dudley west midland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A bit late in writing my review, My husband and i spent 3 weeks in a villa in January in Kantary beach. Brilliant hotel, our 3rd year running, cant say a bad word about the place, Darren the manager is brilliant always helpfull and the resturant manager always makes us feel really special. This is a very well run hotel nothing is too much trouble.The resturants are exxcellent and if you want a change there are beach resturants to try. If you want a nice relaxing holiday in a beautiful location then there isnt anywhere better. We will returning in 2014.

Room Tip: Didnt see the rooms, but spoke to many couples who were staying in them and they said they were love...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, looks forward to your return next year and thanks you for your favourable feedback, including mention, by name, of helpful management staff, which will be shared with him.
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Address: 64, 65 Moo2, Kukkak, Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Khao Lak
#11 Luxury Hotel in Khao Lak
#14 Romantic Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kantary Beach 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on one of the few remaining stretches of pristine beach in Phang Nga, just north of Phuket, the Kantary Beach is simply breathtaking. Comprised of elegant and modern suites and serene and private bungalows, the hotel fronts a stunning beach and is surrounded by lush, tropical foliage, two relaxing lakes and the hills of Phang Nga. ... more   less 
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