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Soontreeya Lanta
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   111/2 M 2 Long Beach Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 75 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed here in January and I can say that this is a fantastic little resort with a lovely location close to the beach.
The bungalows are well kept and in a lovely and peaceful garden location, the pool is a great place to relax around and the food at the restaurant is of a very top quality.
The staff are all really nice and helpful (will rent mopeds etc for ypu) and credit to Conor and Sa for helping to make it such a fantastic stay.
If I were to return to Ko Lanta I wouldn't hesitate to stay again and would recommend to anyone planning in visiting.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are hoping to make even more improvements to the resort and service in the coming months. It would be great to have you back again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here Feb 2014...this hotel is very nice...private bungalow rooms...very clean very modern...nice bathrooms very comfortable beds...The staff at the hotel was excellent...the owners are very nice and personable..anything you need to do on the island from tours, mopeds, taxis to ferries they take care of it and arrange it for you! Nice atmosphere very chill environment. They recommend very good places to eat and have a few beers....We kicked it down at the Irish Embassy a few nights.... No cons....stay here you'll enjoy it

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Very nice review, thank you. Succinct and to the point. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The Soontreya is a great little hotel, a credit to Conor and Sa and their staff, with a particular mention of receptionist Pui who arranges transport, trips or whatever you need with efficiency.

There has been recent renovation, the bungalow was well decorated throughout, including the bathroom (wet room design). The rooms are spacious, not like many "boutique" resort rooms where a kingsize bed fills the room with no space to move round. The aircon must also be new, it ran very quietly, almost silent.
The standard of house keeping is also very high, spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was a reasonable selection for a hotel with 12 bungalows, and we ate lunch and dinner a few times, which was a similar standard to the local restaurants.
The only glitch during our stay was a power cut which led to the water running low for a few hours, but then koh Lanta is a remote part of Thailand, this is the charm of the island and long may it remain so.

Conor and Sa are putting a great effort into making a success of the Soontreya, and I wish them well.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It means a lot to hear your views given that this is our first season and we are trying to provide a high level of service and accomodation.

We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We are just home from a fantastic stay in Soontreeya in koh lanta., I couldnt recommend this hotel more, from the beautiful clean fresh rooms to the fantastic food. It really is home away from home! Conor and Sa couldnt be more helpfull. It is a very well run resort and more importanly it is a credit to them both how clean and comfortable it is. It is well located in Saladan, and literally one minute walk to the Long beach. The pool area is spotless and is cleaned everyday which in liked. It is a very peaceful resort and anyone lucky enough to stay there will not be disapointed. If we ever make it back to Koh Lanta I will definitly be staying in Soontreeya.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We actually cancelled another booking at a nearby resort to stay at Soontreeya as it was affordable and had great reviews. We certainly were not disappointed. Located in Prae Ae, about 5 minutes by scooter from Saladan and a couple of mins walk to Long Beach, Soontreeya is a small resort away from the main road. With only 12 bungalows, the resort is quiet and perfect for a relaxed holiday.
Bungalows are a great size, aircon worked nicely, I enjoyed the semi-outdoor bathrooms and the beds were INSANELY comfortable. We had fantastic sleeps!

The grounds are kept well, the pool is a nice size and the restaurant makes tasty Thai food (more expensive than other local restaurants but to be expected in a resort). There is a swim up bar but it isn't operational - you do need to order your drinks at the bar but staff are able to bring them to you in the pool.

Conor and Sa, the couple who run Soontreeya, are lovely, welcoming and offer great suggestions for dining and activities around the island. They definitely went above and beyond - Conor offered his scooter for us to rent and Sa ended up mending a couple of items of clothing for us and wouldn't take any money for it! Really sweet.

Most of the other staff were friendly though I did find the mornings quite frustrating when trying to communicate. The breakie menu is decent and you are allowed to pick anything as part of the room price. However, even though we got the same thing every morning, the girls on in the morning never understood what we were saying. The waitress behind the bar in the afternoons was mostly friendly but you'd have to catch her on a good day! This is my only criticism though...

Soontreeya is a lovely place to stay and we'd definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms from 8-12 as they are further away from the pool/restaurant.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thanks for your detailed review. We are in our first season and are trying to improve our service and the facilities at the resort. We enjoyed having you here, especially as you stayed for quite awhile and were able to enjoy Soontreeya and what Koh lanta has to offer.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights after reading other reviews and they were all right in it being absolutely perfect to relax and enjoy Thailand the way it should be. Whole place was spotlessly clean, all pretty new with lovely rooms. Pool was awsome, especially sitting in it having a beer at the pool bar. Only 50m walk to the beach where you could watch perfect sunsets with cocktails in beach bars and wander down the beach to eat at other restaurants for a change. Saying that, the restaurant there was the best food we had on Lanta for sure. Can't think of any cons tbh!
The owner is Irish and really friendly, giving great advice on anything needed.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
We delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The diving is something that Koh Lanta does very well and we're glad that our recommendation worked out so well for you.
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 4 nights in January. And like nearly every other reviewer, we loved it. Conor and Sai are perfect hosts who make every effort to ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing. The rooms are spacious, the air conditioning worked a treat and each bungalow has a small front deck from which you can take in the beautiful garden surroundings. It is located at the quiet end of Long Beach, which suited us fine. There are enough dining options nearby (including the resort restaurant which is very good; as is the Moonwalk Restaurant and Bar 5 mins along the beach) or you can hire a scooter and explore options further afield. Being a small island, Koh Lanta’s traffic is not too threatening so scooter hire is highly recommended. And let Conor and Sai arrange it for you. Sure, it might cost a couple of dollars extra, but for simplicity and reliability, highly worth it.

Thank you Conor and Sai. We sincerely hope it isn’t too long before we see you again.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Conor S, Owner at Soontreeya Lanta, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
It's great to get such a positive review from experienced travellers. We are only in our first season and the feedback is very important to us. You seemed to be very relaxed and we get a lot of satisfaction from seeing guests make the most of Soontreeya and the area. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Address: 111/2 M 2 Long Beach Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Soontreeya Lanta 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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