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“Beautiful and relaxing beach resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Manathai Khao Lak
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2/4 Moo 8, Bangsak Beach | Bang Muang subdistrict, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand (Formerly Royal Bangsak Beach Resort)   |  
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Special Rate
Summer Special THB 2,500
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Beautiful and relaxing beach resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Manathai Khao Lak is a beautiful and relaxing beach resort. My overall experience was excellent.

The booking process was very professional, friendly and fast. The reservation staff Warawuth Nopparithe and Panawan Api handled my reservation in the best possible way. From pick up at the airport over check in to leaving the hotel everything worked perfectly.

This is a really good place to get away from it all, to read, relax and take long walks along the beautiful, lonely beach. I stayed for three nights all by myself. I can highly recommend this place to single travelers during low season. During high season it might get a little loud and crowded by the pool.

I was in a Pool Villa for three nights and really enjoyed it. Everything is brand new since the hotel only opened a few months ago. The little private plunge pool is actually quite nice. There is excellent high speed WLAN in and around the hotel. There are only four Pool Villas and three Garden Villas. They do offer a bit of privacy even though they stand very close together. Beside the seven villas the rest of the hotel is regular rooms (around 150) in two story buildings that looked nice to me, too.

The grounds, the pool and the pool bar… Everything is well maintained and very clean. All the staff I have met during my stay were extremely friendly and well trained. They all spoke very good English, too.

Be aware that this hotel is in a very secluded area. There is nothing around the hotel except beach and dschungle which I loved. You can walk along the beach to a massage place (about 10 mins) and to a number of really simple but outstanding beach restaurants (about 15-20 mins).

If you have little children, this hotel may not be your first choice. There is nothing really to do, the walks to outside restaurants are quite far and there is no extra pool for children.

Many European guests, a lot of Germans, no Russians (yet).

Can’t wait to return in December.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Dear Icsaesja,

Thank you for taking the time to post an opinion about your stay at Manathai Khao Lak Hotel, especially about service provided by our staff, room facilities, and location. We strive to make our guests feel special that is why your comment is the appreciation of our efforts.

We are looking forward for your next stay in December.


Best regards
Pradtana Tubprayoon
Resort Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Manathai for almost 2 weeks. It was an overall great experience: Very friendly and helpful staff, impeccable clean room, great breakfast, private beach access, 5 minutes beach walk to the next massage shack - perfect! It is a little far though from the center, but given that you can always ask for a cab, I wouldn't consider that as a minus. Alternative beach side restaurants are approximately 15 minutes to walk.

This hotel is kids friendly. Only (really small!) downside was the playroom for children - there were not a lot of toys. But due to the fact that the hotel had only opened 3 weeks before our stay, this is matter of time to change.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear TR9818,

Thank you very much for your loyalty and for choosing again Manathai Khao Lak Hotel for your recent stay. Thank you also for writing a positive review on Trip Advisor. We do also love that there are so many great outlets located on our property making it convenient for our guests to get what they need. We would love to welcome you back on your next visit to Manathai Khao Lak.

Best regards,
Pradtana Tubprayoon
Resort Manager
rm.khaolak@manathai.com
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is stunning, the location to the beach is great and the sunsets are simply stunning. We were lucky enough to be upgraded for free (always worth an ask) so stayed in a single story deluxe room with garden terrace. The room was large, the beds are huge and very comfortable, there is free wifi which is available all over the grounds and a good service, the bathroom/shower has lovely decor and the whole accommodation is great, you get 2 cards so can leave you air con on whilst you're out!
The infinity pool is stunning and the views of the sunset from the pool bar are simply beautiful.
The breakfast is probably the best breakfast I have EVER experienced anywhere, I am a vegetarian and there was a lot of choice for me.
The beaches are lovely but for talc sand and clear blue water, take a trip to the similan Islands, they were simply stunning, on your trip you snorkel and we saw loads of lovely fish and 2 turtles, one was huge!

The staff were pleasant and very helpful. You certainly felt looked after.

I found 3 negatives with the hotel:
The location - I had read it was 9km out of Khao Lak, it's actually more like 14km. If you want to stay in the hotel eat there etc... It's fine but we wanted to go to a few bars and different restaurants, we hired a scooter which was fine.

The restaurant didn't have much choice for dinner for a vegetarian, it was also expensive and the portions were small, if I was the hotel, I'd be running a buffet like breakfast!

The showers were not hot, you may not think this is important but in an air con room, I wanted a hot shower.

Otherwise the hotel was really lovely and I would return and recommend to others.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear De80rah,

Thank you for taking the time to share valuable feedback. We really appreciate your detailed review and will note how we can improve in the future. We would love to have you stay with us again on your next visit to Manathai Khao Lak.

Best regards,
Pradtana Tubprayoon
Resort Manager
rm.khaolak@manathai.com
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 2 weeks holidaying in Thailand and arriving from Koh Samui it was a wonderful experience at the Manathai , we stayed for 5 nights in a garden room.
The furnishings were of very high standard and tastefully decorated.
Staff were amazing and always attentive if it be in the restaurant .pool ,housekeeping and front office. The location was serene with a beautiful beach .
The only negative that I would like to make was that prices charged for meals was high by Thai standards and this being the reason we walked along the beach and had dinner each night at one of the many restaurants which served authentic Thai meals that were delicious and at very reasonable prices.
We are planning on returning to the Manathai next April 16 ,as long as the beach restaurants are still remain.

Room Tip: we would choose a garden room again next time . The lighting in the bathroom could be a lot brighter...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Kate m,

Thank you very much for sharing your impressions with other travellers, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest.

Your warm words make us proud and we would like to thank you for your feedback, which we forwarded to the entire team, especially to our Restaurant,Pool, Housekeeping and Front Office staffs.

Thank you also for your feedback regarding our restaurant prices list. Please rest assured that I will share your comment with our team.

We are looking forward to your next stay with us and hope to welcome you soon again. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any assistance required.

Best regards,
Pradtana Tubprayoon
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Calgary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had travelled small islands in the south for two weeks prior to arriving at the Manathai. the place is amazing, new clean, very friendly staff with a nice pool and a great beach. The work out facility was a plus. We were very pleased with executive chef from Germany as he came and spoke with us every day to ensure our stay was to our satisfaction.

I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Clay_bourque,

Thank you for sharing and for recommending us. It was a pleasure having you here and we are already looking forward to welcoming you again soon.


Best regards
Pradtana Tubprayoon
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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This new hotel is located directly on a beautiful long sandy beach with no direct vicinity of other hotels. This allows perfect rest and relaxation. This also means that each time you want to go into town, you have to pay 300THB (9 Euro) for a 30 minute drive to town. Return trip costs 18 Euros each time. It would be nice if the hotel could offer a free shuttle at fixed times.

The staff was always friendly, attentive, helpful, especially Mr. Wun who seemed to be around 24/7! He was always very cheerful and friendly from breakfast to dinner! The breakfast buffet left nothing to be desired, there was plenty of western and Asian good quality food for
breakfast. The Phad Thai restaurant on the beach is very nice as well.

The white sandy beach has enough chairs and the hammocks under palm trees were really a nice addition!

In summery, great hotel, great value for money, very friendly, always helpful staff, very nice beach location, great atmosphere, clean and comfortable rooms and AMAZING Wireless!!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear gpluse,

Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Manathai Khao Lak for your recent stay and for sharing your experiences with us on Trip Advisor.

We are more than happy that you enjoyed your stay with us especially regarding our location, rooms and attentive staff.

Wun has been a valued addition to our team here in Manathai Khao Lak, and goes above and beyond to accommodate each guest request, each time.

On behalf of our Hotel Management , and the entire team we are looking forward to welcome you back soon on your next trip to Phang Nga.

Best regards,
Pradtana Tubprayoon
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Phuket, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have chance to stay only 1 night, together 2 rooms we were very enjoy with room and swimming pool, Breakfast was Super standard.

Recommend who is looking for place to relax and enjoy your holiday I will definitely go back to stay with this beautiful Hotel

  • Stayed May 2015, 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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ManathaiKhaolak_GM, Manager at Manathai Khao Lak, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear PisaraK,

It was a great pleasure to have you as our guest and we would like to thank you for your warm words. We are delighted to see that you had a nice stay with us and of course we forwarded your wonderful feedback to the entire team immediately, especially to, which was much appreciated. Your feedback is very important for us, as we always try to improve our services and standards continuously and we would like to thank you for taking the time. If there is anything we may assist you with for future bookings, please do not hesitate to contact us and we are looking forward to welcome you in the near future.

With Kind regards
Pradtana Tubprayoon
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Address: 2/4 Moo 8, Bangsak Beach | Bang Muang subdistrict, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand (Formerly Royal Bangsak Beach Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Khao Lak
#2 Luxury Hotel in Khao Lak
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Khao Lak
#4 Romantic Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Manathai Khao Lak 4.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a path less travelled. A stretch of unspoiled soft sandy beach under warm tropical skies. Where cool, crisp manicured gardens tuck away the rooms and suites at MANATHAI Khao Lak. Contemporary, bright interiors elegantly decorated with wonderful Thai handicrafts. Elements of the property's natural surrounding extending indoors. Whether looking for a romantic retreat or family holiday, there's something for every guest and occasion here. Havens of space, luxury beachfront living, boutique dining and the very best of Thailand's rich culture. ... more   less 
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Royal Bangsak Beach Hotel Khao Lak

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