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“Fantastic off-season find"!” 5 of 5 stars
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Crown Lanta Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   315 Moo 1 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Warrnambool, Australia
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“Fantastic off-season find"!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

My wife and I had high expectations and yet we were still pleasantly surprised. Some may complain about the location of the Crown in that its 4km's from town but they provide a scheduled free shuttle and the town is fun to visit. The staff here were fantastic and so friendly. The pools, breakfasts, and ocean views were outstanding~! Take the time to tour the island and remember to smile as the locals will always smile back. When bartering over merchandise at shops remember that $1 means more to them then it does to you. Be generous as you are blessed. One thing that was a concern was the glass in the ocean at the beaches but this is not the resorts fault. We will be back...

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed at Crown Lanta for 3 nights the 15th to 18th October. We booked the pool access room (1104) the balcony area/terrace was very spacious and comfortable with two sun loungers a sofa, chair and table. The pool access is a great option as you always require a cooling off even in the rain. The main pool is also very nice with a swim up bar which served good quality milkshakes. Towels are provided round this pool you also have access to the private rocky beach on one side and private wooden booths on the other. Breakfast is served at the peck restaurant which over looks the whole resort with views out to Phi Phi Island.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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perak, malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

the hotel service is marvelous...
the hotel environment is awesome...
the room quality is GOOD!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

We had travelled from the luxury hotel of Tower Club at Lebua to the Crown Lanta. Though a culture shock (my partner and I both live and work in London so Bangkok was more 'us') we found after settling in the Crown Lanta very comfortable and luxurious.

There are reviews out there stating it is basic... it is not. It is understated! We had our own private villa overlooking Phi Phi and though the weather was not the best, the whole experience was beautiful. Swimming pool was very nice, restuarant slightly over priced but hey... its a hotel!! The beach could have done with a tidy up but then we were travelling out of season. Staff were very charming and waited on us hand and foot... you barely need to walk anywhere within the resort as they escort you everywhere in their little taxi's. Very charming. Saladan was extremely quiet but good fun, go to the the restuarant next the the Baracuda bar. The staff are AMAZING! Especially the small smiley Thai lady who's name I have forgotten. Expect the odd black out but then you are on an island and try not to let the Tsunami warning signs everywhere scare you.

Good island, Great hotel, Great people and great beaches! Have fun... :-)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

I have mixed feelings when we stayed at Crown Lanta, especially given that we were charged 1 night extra for checking out early, on a non-prepaid booking.

We had high hopes after reading the reviews here, perhaps building too high of expectation.

We found a good deal because of low season prices, so we booked the pool villa, but was disappointed that the view was not what was expected. Make sure you book the ones facing the Phi Phi Islands, otherwise you will be disappointed.

The room was simple, clean, roomy and functional, but it lacked luxury and sophistication. Something we were looking for, after browsing the website.

If luxury is really what you are looking for, then you might be disappointed, like we were.

However, the service was great and the food was reasonably priced. They even provided in room breakfast without extra charge.

Because we found that Crown Lanta was not really what we were after, we changed our plans and moved to another resort, but was charged a 1 night cancellation fee, even though we did stay for one night. This is the first time I have been charged cancellation fee for checking out early, and I have stayed in over 100 hotels in the last 4 years. So you do need to keep that in mind when booking and make sure Crown Lanta is what you want.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

Interesting would be the best word. The place looks very isolated i guess? but it worked for us having just come from Phuket which was party all the way. This would be the total opposite of that. We had a private pool room with a lovely view of the sunset and nearby islands. Pools could be slightly cleaner though, when in the room you just see no need to get out and the ambience is so lazy and cozy one would be content to just laze around all day. There isnt much around twn anyway. The service is good, buggy within 5mins of call, so it wasnt that bad. Room service staff are very determind to clean your room, which was quite amusing for me and my gf. Could have done a better job with the lounge chairs but pool i suppose not much they can do with the wind, trees, birds and bugs. Strong winds at night can be a bit startling.There was nearly no one there so you can just relax, everything is quite pricey within the hotel so I would recommand a nice little dining place in town but cant quite recall the name. Overall, the perfect retreat before returning to busy city life.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 315 Moo 1 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#5 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crown Lanta Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private peninsula resort perched on a beautiful headland featuring a private beach for romance, a reggae bar for revelry, a full-service spa for relaxation, a fitness center for rejuvenation, yoga and fitness classes for renewal, two restaurants for ravenous appetites and two pools (one with a swim-up bar!) For refreshment and a tour desk for rapture and adventure. We are less than 5-minutes drive from Saladan, and we offer free round-trip shuttle service to Saladan. We also provide airport transport options including Express Transfer via Speedboat. ... more   less 
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