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The Leaf on The Sands
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   40 Moo 6, Kukkak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand (Formerly Andaburi Resort)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Money well spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed here as we were going to a wedding at the 'sands hotel' so this was more than handy. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were nice and all with a balcony. The pool is just fantastic and you can relax with a drink in there. The grounds are peaceful and tropical giving that chilled factor! We love the value for money here and would easily stay again!

The beach is minutes away down a lane way but if you do go down to the beach make sure you find Peter Bar......there you will get a real relaxed chilled out bar with staff too match and great food!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Brilliant resort, with incredible value for money, highly recommend, Katathani resorts are among the best in Thailand. Rooms are modern, grounds are beautiful, 2pools are awesome, pool bar is great, rice barn restaurant great for all 3 meals free breakfast is also fantastic

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we stayed in June 2014 for 10 days in one of the villas which are quite spacious, nice quiet relaxing resort. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Ideal resort if you are wanting to just relax, just 2 mins from the main road and about 5mins to the beach. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Yzerfontein, South Africa
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25 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here in May 2014 for 3 nights. Lovely room, comfortable bed, quality bathroom towels. Good breakfast served with lovely Thai food, but Western food choice available. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the pool and just lounging under umbrellas. Comfortable walk to the beach. Not too far. Only problem experienced were ample mosquitoes. Please take precaution! Gardens are beautiful and well kept. Did not make use of Spa, but loved the calming music when we passing by. Will certainly return to this hotel and recommend it to all friends and family back home.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Leaf offers good size rooms two pools and great location. Recently refurbished set amoungst tropical grounds and adequate buffet breakfast, you want be disappointed as this is true value for money.
Paul Chuck

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  • Stayed June 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here in May 2014.
This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel this year.
It is reasonably small but with two pools and nice clean spacious rooms. There is an onsite restaurant which also serves breakfast The restaurant is good. The breakfast is basic but generally adequate. The hotel is a short walk of a couple of minutes from Khao Lak centre where there are many restaurants/shops.
To get to the beach you have to use a long (c. 300m) hot concrete path besides the sister “Sands” hotel.
The beach is good and there are beach restaurants/bars open (although not so many as in the high season).

Pros –
Nice hotel with generally friendly staff.
Gardens.
Close to Khao Lak centre.
2 pools – never seem crowded.
Free internet terminals in reception – with printer.
Free WiFi

Cons –
Not on beach, long walk to beach.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We came here in the low season and stayed in a villa room. The price for that room was really good. And we enjoyed a couple of days here. Next to the villas is the fun pool which features a pool bar and some fountains. There is another pool on the property at upper levels, but we didn't care so much about it. The hotel is not located at the beach. It's a not so nice walk down to the beach along their partner hotel 'the sands'. But you can not use the facilities of the sands. However. As the Andaman sea in the low season is not so nice for swimming (big waves), we didn't really care. The room was very good and the service members did a good job. Everyone was really friendly and happy to help. Prices at the pool bar were also reasonable. Breakfast was very good.

I would recommend this place. We had a very relaxing visit. Bear in mind that Khao lak in the low season is an ideal place to relax. It's not made for party people.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 40 Moo 6, Kukkak | Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand (Formerly Andaburi Resort)
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leaf on The Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're a nature lover looking to relax at a budget resort within a convenient location, Khao Lak's The Leaf on The Sands is the perfect place for you! On a flatland embraced by hundreds of tropical trees and plant species, this resort is suitable for travelers of all ages.Enjoy the sounds of exotic birdsongs while cooling off in the sparkling pool as you soak up the sun. Relax all day with an ice cold drink at hand; enjoy a nature walk to the beach-- what holiday can be better?The Leaf is located in Khao Lak center, 5 minutes from Nang Thong beach ... more   less 
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