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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 #16 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
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11 hotel reviews
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“Impressive location and resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We booked in on A Scoopon voucher and were pleasantly surprise how great the resort and the location was. Very new, very roomy, excellent food and right on the beach. Darren does an excellent job of making everyone feel welcome. The restaurant and the free breakfast were exceptional.
Khao Lak is much more laid back than the more popular locations in Phuket. The resort is a bit out of the main village, but easy enough to get to with a cheap short taxi ride. The are also some good places to eat along the beach, and fruit stall that had the best Mangos, pineapples and bananas - and cold beer. We really enjoyed our 7 nights there, and could believe how little we paid for it. The snorkelling trip to Similan Islands is worth doing, very clear water, lots of colourful fish, and we were lucky enough to meet a friendly turtle.

Room Tip: The Villas are great
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for your thoughtful observations in your snapshot review of your recent stay with us and has shared your thanks with our guest relations manager and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another enjoyable and pleasant stay with us.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited Kantary Beach Villas and Suites for the first time this month and were very impressed. As we arrived early in the morning our room wasn't ready so Darren, guest relations manager, gave us a tour of the resort, plus heaps of useful information about the area, things to do, places to eat etc. Overall a very nice welcome by which time our villa was ready. Although not particularly aesthetically pleasing from the outside the villas are very nice inside. Ours was kept immaculately clean for the 7 days of our stay. Having a separate sleeping and living area made it very pleasant and there was heaps of storage space. The outside veranda and outside shower were also pleasant.
Breakfast was first class - everything well presented and fresh - and happy smiling staff.
The resort is well serviced with a range of facilities including an on site supermarket. This, although a tad dear compared to supermarkets in town, was very useful. Both pools looked clean and well maintained but we opted for the glorious white sandy beach. Although the resort seemed to be full there was no feeling of being crowded. It was easy to find secluded places on the beach, and there were lovely walks along the beach to the next cove. The sea was also great to swim in - seemed to be safe and contrary to earlier reviews I had read, no jelly fish (maybe these are seasonal).
We ate in the resort restaurant once and really enjoyed the Thai food. Other nights we ate at local beach restaurants - also great Thai food and quite cheap.
We ventured to the local markets one night taking advantage of the resort shuttle (100 baht per person each way) but the remainder of the time was spent relaxing. Being a more mature age couple we certainly appreciated the fact that there were no children under the age of 16 allowed at the resort. I have nothing against kids believe me (we dote on our 5 grandkids) but did appreciate the peace and quiet- particularly in the restaurant. We loved Khao Lak (it's like Phuket used to be 20 years ago) and Kantary Beach Villas. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The villas are lovely - not sure about the main hotel complex.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is the only time that I have ever gone back to the same place again and I will be going back again in 2014. And why? Because I like the studio accommodation; the lovely long beach is beautiful, clean and unspoilt. The staff are terrific and make you feel REALLY welcome. There is a hotel shuttle which runs you into the nearby town of Khao Lak. Being a single traveller, I feel very safe. My special thanks to Darren, the Guest Relations Manager, who was so helpful and prepared to go the extra mile. Tu, the Food and Beverage Manager, who was also most kind and helpful. In fact, all the staff I came in contact with were just wonderful. Thank you all for making my stay at the Kantary so memorable and enjoyable.

Room Tip: The beach villas are lovely and there is plenty of room but, being a single traveller, I preferred a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, March 17, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, is pleased to have your positive feedback on your recent memorable and enjoyable holiday with us. Your appreciative mention of management and staff personnel, by name, has been noted and shared with them. We look forward to your soonest return.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

A very nice hotel and very peaceful, no music which is great! and you can hear the birds in the morning and evenings.
The hotel serves a very good breakfast and the two resturants serves very nice food and offers excellent service. Nearby to the rigth from the beach is three beach resturants, the first one from the hotel is the best. To the left is two more resturants which are ok for lunch. The rooms in the hotel are very good and clean (daily cleaning). Two TVs in the room with HBO movie channels and sport channels (tennis channel ).The surroundings are very nice with green gardens. The hotel has two large pool areas, the one at the beach is really nice. The hotel is located 12-15 kms from Khao Lak city centre but it is easy to take a taxi and the cost is 300-400 baths one way. The hotel is very relaxing and the service from all the staff is excellent.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, appreciates your short informative review, and positive endorsement, after your recent stay with us and looks forward to seeing and serving you again very soon. Thank you.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Myself and my husband have stayed at the Kantary beach three times over the last few years and can't wait to go back for our next stay in April. We have stayed in the beach villas and they are very modern and comfortable. Villas have separate bedrooms and living areas and bathrooms with fantastic outdoor showers. There is also a kitchen area with microwave, sink, kettle and cutlery/crockery. Complimentary bottled water is provided daily, as is tea /coffee and bath robes/ slippers. There is a supermarket on site selling anything you may need.
Breakfast is delicious, lots of choice and of a high standard. The beach front restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering both thai and international cuisine. We have always thoroughly enjoyed every meal we have eaten there and it is not too expensive for a hotel restaurant. There are also a few local restaurants on the beach if you fancy a change; Fantastic food, very cheap and safe to walk to and from in the evening (take a torch).
The hotel has two lovely swimming pools but the beach really has the wow factor. Lovely clean white sand, warm blue sea and so quite and peaceful.
As noted in previous reviews, this hotel is very quiet and a distance from khao lak town, which is exactly what we want but may not suite everyone.
Overall, a fantastic hotel with polite and efficient staff and a beautiful location. See you again in 4 weeks time!

Room Tip: Front row villas right next to the beach.
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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, March 19, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for sharing your review with us and our readers. Your appreciation of our helpful staff and management, many by name, has been noted, and brought to their attention. Thank you for your endorsement and we look forward to your welcoming you back in the next 4 weeks.
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I can only say very positive things about my stay at Kantary, I am from Australia and this was my first holiday to Thailand, I went with my long time friend of 36 years, we went to celebrate our 60th year birthdays. Every single person who looked after us there did it with a beautiful smile, I can not write this review without telling you about Darren the very lovely English guy who takes care of you and looks after everything at the resort, he went above and beyond for my friend and I, it also helped very much that he spoke English. We bought a Spoopon deal and upgraded to a garden villa, extremely cheap holiday. We were there for the first week of March and the weather was perfect! We will recommend Kantary to all of friends and family and will probably return there one day. If anyone goes there after reading my review please say hi to Darren and say it was from Joan with the dragon fly tattoo...he will know who you are talking about. :)

  • Stayed March 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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Kasemkij_Group, General Manager at Kantary Beach, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, thanks you for sharing your informative review with us and our readers after your recent stay with us. Your appreciative mention of our attentive, friendly, and helpful staff, and Guest Relations Manager, by name, has been noted and shared with them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another enjoyable and fabulous stay with us at the Kantary Beach.
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed at the Kantary during a tour of the Far East after our first two city breaks to Hong Kong and Bangkok.

This was our first visit to Thailand and we chose the Kantary as it looked quiet and the nearest we could find that looked similar to the Maldives that we have experienced several time and rate highly.

We were not disappointed.

Our villa was on the second row back from the sea but as the villas are staggered, we had a sea view. The villa was very spacious with a lounge and kitchen with fridge and microwave, large bedroom and a good bathroom with a bath and both internal and external showers and complimentary tea coffee and bottled water were provided.

The check in was very efficient and we were welcomed by Darren who after check in took us on a tour of the hotel showing us all the facilities before taking us to our villa.

A great buffet breakfast was served in the restaurant or could be taken on the outside terrace which was a very pleasant setting with views out to the sea.

The bar had a happy hour from 7 to 8 when cocktails were half price and we became regulars and visited every night before going for our evening meal.

The hotel is situated adjacent to a lovely white sand beach where sunbeds are provided with a few sun umbrellas. The umbrellas were in short supply as we understand that this is due to the fact that some were destroyed in a recent storm and that they are to be replaced.

As we were seeking to have a relaxing time this was an ideal choice for us and we didn't venture far from the hotel spending time relaxing on the beach and by the swimming pools and strolling along the beach which seemed to go on for miles in each direction.

The hotel's restaurant is good for an evening meal and reasonably priced and there are some excellent beach bars a short walk along the beach if you fancy a bit of variety.

How does it compare to the Maldives? Very well. The accommodation and food were excellent and comparable with the Maldives but a lot cheaper.

Although the beaches were excellent and comparable the only downside is that the sea is not as clear as the Maldives and so there is no snorkelling off the beach although there are trips to nearby reefs.

Overall we are delighted that we chose to stay at the Kantary which provided the perfect base for a relaxing holiday and we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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, March 5, 2014
The Kantary Beach, Khao Lak, appreciates your sharing your observations with us and our readers after your recent stay. Your informative observations should assist other readers planning a trip to the Khao Lak area. Thank you for your positive endorsement and we look forward to seeing you again soon for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.
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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:
#8 Family Hotel in Khao Lak
#13 Luxury Hotel in Khao Lak
#19 Romantic Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kantary Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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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