We stayed at Khao Lak Orchid for 14 nights during Christmas & New Year. It was an excellent value for the price.
We stayed in the Orchid Jacuzzi Suit. It is beatifully decorated, spacious and very practical. It has a breathtaking view of the Andaman Sea, gardens and the pools. It has an outdoor jacuzzi & shower which we used a lot. It was a bliss to take a shower with palm trees & sea view. The terrace is 40 sqm and very spacious. It has two chairs & two sunbeds and an umbrella. We spent most of our time in the suit and just went out to go to swimming and came back to our room. Free tee & coffee is available at the room. There was wide range of tea sortiments to choose from. As a tea drinker I was very very happy with this offer. A beach bag, beach shoes and umbrellas are also available. They brought us fresh fruit every day. They also brought fresh roses. The suit was worth every penny. We also saw some rooms at the Orchid Wing and they are also spacious and beautiful. What makes the suit so special is the terrace. We stayed at several 4-5 star hotels in Thailand and very often we choose suit rooms. The suit in Orchid is the most comfortable & enjoyable & the best price.
We didn`t find the hotel old as some reviews state. It is not a design hotel , but it is perfectly Ok. It has two very beautifully made and good size pools. One pool is adult only. We find it a great idea to make a small adult pool so that the couples could spend their time there and enjoy the quietness. The adults pool was always quiet and place was available. The big swimming pool is very nice. Big enough. It was never getting crowded. Had also great playing area for the kids. We used both pools and enjoyed both. There were always enough sun loungers around the pool area and in the garden. Besides the big pool, there are massage huts. For the frist time , we took massage at the hotel in Thailand because the prices were very fair. We also used the Vanda Spa. It was very reasonably priced and we received great service & massage.
Fantastic! We stayed at JW Marriott last year, so we knew the beach area. It is even better than JW`s part because it is totally isolated. You can walk, run km. long along the beach. It is just beautiful... It is worth to stay at the Orchid alone because of the beach. Relaxing & simply beautiful with some unforgettable sunsets!
The only downside is you have to stay up early to have a sunbed at the beach. I saw people reserving sunbeds at 6:30 in the morning. By 9:00 all sun beds at the beach were already occupied. (One should keep in mind that we were there at the peak season.)
The beach restaurant is great. Romantic & they serve very delicious food. Breakfast was absolutely Ok. We were very positively surprised by the quality of the food offered at the hotel.
Yes, the staff doesn`t speak English fluently, but they do their best. They go out of their way to please the client and there was always one staff member who was speaking English. Room service was very efficient and good. Overall great service. They did everything to make the quest feel good. We especially felt it at Christmas & New Year parties. Altough I must confess that after a very nice, beautifully decorated, great Christmas Eve party by the pool, the whole New Year party was a big disappointment. They tried hard, but the atmosphere at the inside restaurant was not very uplifting. To let some students (we assume) make Thai dance was also not very attractive. Instead of having a DJ and creating a real party atmosphere they made some funny price giving ceremony and did nothing to create a beach party atmosphere. The count down was 5 minutes earlier. No fire work. Instead of this they gave everybody to shoot something like firework which could be dangerous. The only positive at the party was Mo Mo`s show. They were great.
Overall it was great experience. If we ever go to Kaho lak again, we will for sure stay at Orchid again. We recommend it to everybody. We thank all the staff who did their best to make our holiday a joy!
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