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“Orchid Beach resort is the perfect retreat in a relatively unknown part of Thailand, Khao Lak” 5 of 5 stars
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Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   61 Moo 3, T. Khuk Khak, | A. Takuapa, Phang Nga, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #15 of 60 hotels in Khao Lak
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“Orchid Beach resort is the perfect retreat in a relatively unknown part of Thailand, Khao Lak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

First of all I just want to what a amazing time my friends and I had in this resort. The staff at this hotel really go out of their way to make sure that you have the most relaxing and care free experience possible. From the moment you sit down at the breakfast table to walking back to your room getting ready for bed, you will see warm welcoming smiles from every staff member. By the end of our 5 days stay, we were refered to by our names. Can't get more personal than that. Most places we go to, I don't think any of the staff will know our names. The personal attention to detail is impressive. One particular person that is worth mentioning/ highlighting, is Tony, who is the general manager there. This guys knows all the best places to go to, whether for relaxation, adventure or food. He practically planned and reserved everything for us. If we did not know how to order certain dishes, he would call up the restaurant and tell the manager there to reserve the dishes for us. I remember on one occasion, a couple tried to stay a few more nights at the hotel but couldn't because the resort was fully booked. So Tony arranged for them to stay at a beautiful island resort and confirmed all the bookings and transportation for them.

The rooms were immaculate, spacious and cosy. Just take a look at the photos.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just a fun and relaxing time with friends or a family holiday, that is away from the busy tourist areas like phuket, then Khao Lak is the place to go, and the Orchid Beach resort is the place to stay in.

I also recommend going island hoping to Similian Islands. The beaches were amazing. Sands that resemble flour. It's paradise. I would recommend going with Fanastic Similian Islands tour. Had such a memoriable experience.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

Definitely the best beachfront resort in Khao Lak! It all starts with the wonderful staff at the resort. TONY IS THE NUMBER 1! He helped arrange everything for us - from Phuket Int'l Airport to resort transportation (approx. 1hour 30mins car journey) to accommodation to restaurant bookings to daily activities! If you need help with bookings or recommendations, make sure you ask Tony - he will always give you the best advice!!!

Make sure to set a day aside to visit the Similan Islands - it's absolutely beautiful! The white coral sand beaches are comparable to the beaches at Maldives! Join a day tour with Fantastic Similan Travel (www.fantasticsimilan.com) - it's the best tour and well worth it! They chose the best spot to let us go snorkelling - I got to swim with a sea turtle!!! How brilliant is that?!!?! The tour included a buffet lunch + drinks and the crew members do live up to the tour name - THEY REALLY ARE FANTASTIC! Bonnie/Alex/Nancy - we had such a brilliant time! Thanks so much!

For night entertainment, enjoy a drink at Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar. A lot of effort is put into their daily colourful & vibrant performances - you'll have a great time! We were very fortunate to have been invited to Moo Moo's Birthday party celebration which was spectacular! We were told that all the ladyboys from different parts of Thailand gather together here every year to attend his party and to participate in his Miss Universe Competition to win various titles ranging from Miss Popular to Miss Best Dressed to Miss Best B0obs!!

For anyone who is interested in visiting Khao Lak and Similan Islands and have no idea how to get there, contact Tony at Khaolak Orchid Resort and he will definitely be able to help you organise a sensational and memorable holiday!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

This beach-front/ sea-view resort had provided us with the best experience in Khao Lak.

The staff was always friendly to us and helpful on everything from a glass of water to suggesting activities and booking tours.

We stayed at the roomy family suite - it was clean, tidy and cosy and best of all.. no insects!

We would definitely be visiting Khao Lak & Orchid again!

Must-visit-list:
Similan Island (with 'Fantastic Similan Travel') - best island for snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles
Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar - excellent place for a drink and night entertainment

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

Stayed here with my wife and 1½ year old daughter for 2 weeks. We originally only book for a week but at the end of it we dropped a week planed at Courtyard by Marriott only to stay at this place. It's that great. And the value for money is overwhelming.

The hotels in center of town has over-run beaches compare to Orchid. Here you may find yourself all alone at the beach which is just in front of the Hotel.

They do not advertise kids-playzone or anything fancy like that but we could not imagin a better place to take our daugther. The pool was great - having small slides and plenty of toys around. And forget about baby-sitters as the whole staff was on big baby-sitting unit inviting her to come and play with them all the time. The beach was very child friendly. All in all it was so easy and convinient that we totally forgot about going siteseeing or shopping - we just had the greatest time at the hotel (...I would never have imagined us going all charter-turist like that) :o)

And, couples - do not be scared - as the hotel is big enough for both families and couples without you having to be hassled by the screaming children or parents having to go "shhh" all the time. For example they have a beautiful quit pool for guests who just want some chill.

Only draw-back is that the lunch at the hotel restaurant is so so but if you go down to the beach and walk 2-5 minutes up or down you will find some primitive family-run "restaurants" with amazing food and charming service. Enjoy! ...we certainly did! :o)

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2009

This charming, family-run place is our favourite beach hotel in Thailand.

We booked an Orchid Deluxe Room in the new (2008) wing for 17 days in January/February - direct with the hotel. As returning guests we were offered a special discount on the room rate. Our room was spacious and very well equipped including a 32 inch LCD TV, DVD player etc – just as good as in many 5-star hotels but much better value for money.

Even more luxurious was the Jacuzzi Suite we upgraded to seven days into our holiday. There are fabulous views of the beach and sea, gardens and surrounding coconut palms from the huge terrace which features a 4-poster sunbed, outdoor rain shower and, of course, a relaxing jacuzzi bathtub.

The food here is good. The staff are friendly and very attentive. But what makes the Orchid Beach so special for us is being able to relax in peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2009

We booked a deluxe room through booking.com for $98Cdn but booking the same room through the hotel would have cost over $170Cdn. The room and bathroom were very large, bright and clean and there is a good-sized balcony overlooking the pool and beautiful private beach, even though this is supposed to be a garden view room. The room has every amenity (lovely bath products, TV, desk, makeup table, ample clothes storage and hanging space, table and chair, minibar, hairdryer, kettle, etc). There is a bathtub with a separate enclosed shower and the hot water is excellent, though there is only cold water in the sink. Food is very good, as is the included buffet breakfast. Wifi in the rooms is expensive @ 150 THB/hr. There is an hourly shuttle to Khao Lak town (every 30 min after 5pm), which is 50 THB/person (where along with many shopping and eating options is a small “super”market with water, cheese, olives, and a good selection of wines, and some liquors, etc). There are 2 pools, a swim up bar, lounge chairs with cushions, outdoor restaurant, and a beautiful deserted beach (5 people on it one afternoon we were there).

This is truly a resort – probably 4 stars by N. American standards. If you can get a discount as we did, it is a fantastic deal.

Contact info: www.khaolakorchid.com reservation@khaolakorchid.com
Phone: 66 76 486 221-2

  • Liked — located on beach, room amenities, good breakfast
  • Disliked — overpriced wifi
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

I had great expectations for this hotel, and I have to say that I have not been astonished.
The location is 10-15min far from Khao Lak and the shuttle is every 30min, 50THB. Internet is not free of charge...
But the swimming pool is nice, and so is the jacuzzi.
Breakfast is ok too, not divine but ok.
All in all, it is a sweet hotel but I was expecting a perfect one...

Stayed January 2009
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Additional Information about Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort

Address: 61 Moo 3, T. Khuk Khak, | A. Takuapa, Phang Nga, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Khao Lak
#8 Family Hotel in Khao Lak
#9 Spa Hotel in Khao Lak
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Khao Lak
#12 Romantic Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3+ Star resort is located on the long Khuk Khak Beach in Khao Lak, run by the local family from Takuapa. We are 10 mins by shuttle bus to Khao Lak Center. The shuttle bus run every hour in the evening (2 times a day free of charge, other time costs 50 Baht/Person/Way) ... more   less 
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