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Long Beach Chalet
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   472 Moo 3 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 70 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
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“Without a doubt we will be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Long Beach Chalet at the end of September/early October for a week and loved every minute of it. The owners have done a fantastic job of creating this boutique resort. The bungalows are spacious and comfortable, the pool area is nice and it's a short walk to the beach. They also have scooters which can be rented very cheaply for getting around the island. The massage place just over the road is amazing, and we would highly recommend all the little roadside restaurants. All in all it was a great stay and great value for money. We hope to go back next year.

Room Tip: The larger bungalows are well worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Oooo where to start:-
Spent a week here beginning of November, we stayed in chalet B1 its balcony overlooked the pool, towards the beach, and the restaurant was just behind us, we paid 2200bht a night.

Poo very kindly sorted our transfer from the airport, but am afraid he didn't prove very helpful when it came to leaving and arranging ongoing arrangements to another island.

The chalets are clean, spacious, with mosquito net, with bean bags too if you wanted to sit on the balcony instead of the underneath cwtch. Plenty of space to store clothes, a semi-outdoor bathroom (but with that comes mozzy's and lots of ants). A great fridge which was stocked with 2 free bottles of water every day and was a god send in cooling/freezing other drinks to take to the beach. The air con however proved to be very noisy but was also kept awake by the traffic.

Other than that the location is perfect, so its not on the beach but hey a few minutes and your there, the beach is lovely and clean, but for the first few days the sea was rough and the water was mainly cloudy from the recent wet weather. Its quite spread out on the beach as in no other places to stay immediately next door either side. A short walk on the beach and there are plenty of other places to eat/drink/stay or purchase things from a mini-mart. From the road side there is a mini mart not far and a small handful of places to eat near by. But for more bars/restaurants you need to head down the main road toward Lanta castaway (didn't really appeal to us to social down there as it was very busy in the evenings) - though there is also a 7/11 down that way. As we arrived at the start of high season, I was disappointed that it took nearly 7 days for any sun loungers to be brought out by Long beach and even then there was only two. We spent the week lying on the beach, whilst they supply you with beach towels which is a god send, lying on the beach means your more likely to be bitten by sand flies. Invest in cocunut oil... You might want to consider buying a double wicker beach mat.

The pool is lovely and clean, never very busy but was a welcome retreat when it was raining as we didn't want to be on the beach with our things getting wet. Would be helpful if the sun loungers had cushions as they are not very comfortable to spend the day lying on.

After a day on the beach, we would venture up to Lyms rice bowl (which is part of long beach chalets and run by the three sisters) most afternoons to have some beers and cocktails (happy hour 4-6pm 100bht) and watch the sunset. We spend many evenings speaking to two of the sisters and were such lovely and friendly people.

We had breakfast included with plenty of choice which is eaten at the three mums restaurant and one evening we did eat there, however was disappointed to received raw chicken satay. When we complained they just took it away, with no apology, not even a free drink - so must say we didn't eat there again. In the evenings we mainly ate on the beach, take a right as you leave long beach chalet and there are plenty of places to ear as opposed to the left.... to the right we went to funky fish, ate twice at thai cat - had no complaints. To the left we went to lanta castaway which was also nice food. One evening we walked along the main road towards lanta castaway (about 20mins) and found a tiny restaurant however the food wasn't that great so we stayed beach side for our evening meals. Be prepared if you have starters that they usually come out with you main as well.

Take a torch as its handy at night on the beach with all the coral and rocks which are scattered around. Also helpful on the main road too. If you are going at the end of rainy season take a brolly or a kagool as when it rains boy does it rain.

We survived on 1000bht a day, that included buying beers and snacks from the mini mart,though sometimes we did have lunch at lym's and afternoon beers and cocktails and an evening out with one or two beers. We missed our red wine, and managed to find a nice bottle in 7/11 as not all restaurants had it in stock evening though it was on the menu.

Can't advise on any trips as we didn't do any. We spent our second week at seasons bungalow on koh jum (review to follow).

In a nut shell whilst it was a lovely place to stay, I thought it was over priced in comparison to other places, especially as we were not even on the beach. Would I go back? in theory yes but in reality no, the world is to big and life is too short.

Enjoy your stay and any questions please ask. Sorry for such a long review.....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Long Beach Chalet is a smaller place with really nice bungalows on poles. We did not have a very nice view from our bungalow, but the ones facing the pool must be the best. The room is nice and clean with a balcony and attached bathroom which is partly "outdoors". The decoration is modern and well kept. Below the house is a relax veranda where you can sit out in the evenings.
The staff is really very helpful and also assist in organising trips for you, taxi etc.
There are restaurants within the area and especially the beach restaurant was lovely.
The beach is only a few minutes walk from the bungalows and it is the most gorgeous beach ever! Various possibilities of how to spend your day in the sun or in the shade.
The pool was OK but the water not crystal clear which took the good impression from it. They could have worked more with the water quality.

Room Tip: Pick one with pool view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

There is only one major problem you may encounter with this wonderful place - it's so good that booking may be a problem. Unlike big resorts, there are only slightly more than a dozen bungalows there - don't miss your chance!

P.S. And weekend BBQ at "Three Mums"... Grilled barracuda with black pepper... I'm gonna miss it so much!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Wonderful place to stay on Lanta. Long beach is not too busy but still pretty close to the pier and a few restaurants and bars which was good for this more active couple. The staff was so helpful and inviting and the owners story is a very entertaining and heart warming. The room was great, as was the A/C. We were able to rent a scooter and book a snorkel trip right through them. The breakfast at Three Mums is good and the curry at Lym's on the beach was so yummy. Lym's has a happy hour right on the beach during the sunset. The only bummer is the chalets are not right on the beach, have to walk just a few minutes to get there, just know that when you book.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bergen
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

When me an my girlfriend first came to the Long Beach Chalet, we had booked a room for two night, but after spending 20 minutes there we booked it for 3 more nights and loved every minute of it. The Long Beach Chalet is a very romantic and pleasant place to stay. the rooms are great bungalows, located around the pool area. Each bungalow has it`s own relaxing leisure area underneath, with a hammock and a bamboo couch.

The office staff was amazing. They where very friendly and helpful. They also spoke perfect english.

The bungalows are close to the beach. Walk about 70 meter on an little traffic free road to find a lovely clean beach with a very nice restaurant.

I would recommend this place to anyone :)

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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donegal
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We are a couple aged mid thirties and we stayed here for 5 days and really enjoyed it. Quiet family-run chalets, very clean, rooms are very nice and have air con and private toilet and shower. Nice pool and only 100m walk from beach. Lovely beach with amazing sunsets and many nice restaurants and bars. Staff are very friendly, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Additional Information about Long Beach Chalet

Address: 472 Moo 3 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Long Beach Chalet 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Long Beach Chalet is a small, cosy, family run resort located within walking distance to a private stretch of beach on Long beach.The chalets are tastefully furnished, with modern amenities and luxurious beds. Our excellent family-like service is also one of Long Beach Chalet's strong points. ... more   less 
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