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Pada Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   93 Moo 8, Koh Lanta Yai | Khlong Nin Beach, Ko Lanta 81000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #33 of 91 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Deceitful owner ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were lied to by the owner and would therefore not recommend this hotel as it put a dampener on our whole experience.

We inquired about travel to Kuala Lumper and the owner told us we could take a minibus direct, it would get there the same day, there would be no bus changes or stop offs. Having checked Google Maps to ensure this route was feasible (it could be driven in approx 9 hours) we clarified with the owner that there would be no overnight journey and would take only 1 bus which he confirmed was correct. This was all untrue and we ended up travelling for 22 hours, swapping buses 3 times with numerous stops in different towns. We felt very hurt by the owner's untrue advice. If he had been honest with us the journey may not have been as bad, or we would have caught a plane instead.

About the hotel itself, the room was ok but very basic for the price paid as it was quite damp smelling. The wifi signal was very poor. The pool at the nearby hotel was a lovely place to relax, as was the beach and the garden of Pada itself.

The restaurant next door does great local food but beware its very spicy!

It's such a shame that the deceitful owner ruined our relaxing time in Thailand.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shadis20, Owner at Pada Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
We felt very sorry for what happened with you.
And we discontinued dealing with the only company having lanta to malishya transport
All the information given to you was confirmed from the company.
Please accept our apologies .
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

After some issues with the hotel we had originally booked on Lanta, Pada went to great lengths to help us late in the evening when we were stuck for somewhere to stay. The staff at reception were so friendly, helpful and full of character and you can see from the way guests greet them that they clearly strike up a great rapport with visitors.
Our stay was only OK in that the room had A LOT of bugs. We woke to ants on the pillows etc. We had a bottom floor room so perhaps this had something to do with it. The food in the restaurant wasn't particularly good. The noodles in my Pad Thai were overcooked and difficult to swallow. But the staff again were very good.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Good hotel with attentive staff and a great inclusive breakfast with many choices. We stayed a week here during the peak season. They seem to raise the price during peak season, understandably, so it was a bit expensive for Thai standards and what we're used to paying. But it was hard to complain. Our bungalow was fantastic - no AC but we didn't need it. No mosquitos in the room. The room was cleaned daily. Beach nearby is small and can get crowded, but it's very close to bigger and more developed Klong Nin. A plethora of great restaurants within walking distance, as well as an onsite restaurant. Didn't use the pool at the hotel next door, but it looked nice and the pool bar has a good happy hour. Music at Pada Bar was loud some nights, but for the most part it was off or turned down by 11. I did talk to some guests who complained about their rooms in the main hotel - perhaps the bungalows are the way to go...

Room Tip: The bungalow was a great choice. Maybe better than the main hotel rooms, according to some guests.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shadis20, Manager at Pada Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel and for your sweet comment wish to see you again soon
We missed you
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

WORST HOTEL IN THAILAND and we have stayed in over 40 hotels in Thailand. We looked at this place on Agoda and went to the front desk and they quoted a rate more than double Agoda. They said they ran out of the advertised rooms and Agoda was wrong so we needed to pay more and could only stay in the executive room as it was all they had. Then we were going to leave and suddenly they said that there was a Superior room available, the same room they said they never had earlier. So we said yes to it. We then did some more research online and we were in fact in a BASIC room, next to reception which was LOUD. The room was not great and the bathroom was way below average. TERRIBLE HOTEL WITH TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF. AVOID!!!! There are much better places on the island for the same or less money. NOT TO BE TRUSTED!!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shadis20, Manager at Pada Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Your comment is terrible
We sarved hundreds of customers and no one said what your are staying
But anyway we are number one hotel and the highest sale in booking.com and agoda .com
And we are sorry if there was anything below you expectations.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Dont arrive here expecting luxury or a great swimming pool and 5 star breakfast and you will be fine .The Pada is charming the staff are the best I have met on all my travels ,smiles .help and a friendly welcome from everyone from owner Shaadi to barman /breakfast waiter Mook ( topman)
We had a family room with balcony ,always kept clean and restocked with water,limited Sky tv , The beach is a 2 minute walk away but better to walk the 5 along the main road to Klong Nin beach .The bar in the garden in the evening is a must ,great place to unwind .7-11 Two mins walk up the road and Tuk Tuks are cheap enough outside . We spent 3 weeks in Thailand over Christmas in 4star resorts and then came to Pada and this was so much more fun !! Would recommend it to any families heading this way ,Miss it !! Good luck Shaadi and Ben says Hi to Ron .. Thanks !

Room Tip: Balcony romms are best
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have stayed here twice in the last few months & both times were AMAZING! The staff, the rooms, the location, the facilities, the garden ... Everything is perfect! The owner, Shadi will go above & beyond to make sure you're having a good time & that everything is ok, The receptionist, Rem is a top bloke & so friendly & the bar tender makes the best cocktails! We returned just after the new year as our friends we're visiting from home & every one of them enjoyed it! We chilled in the garden almost every evening & Shadi joined us! We arranged two amazing boat trips through Shadi & Rem & the prices were better than the tourist centres! We hired bikes from the hotel & explored the whole island! The location is really good with shops etc near by! After our day trips we would go & chill by the pool next door or go to the beach which is a stones throw away! Really good value for money & you will not be disappointed! Thank you Shadi & all of your staff for 2 very memorable trips to Koh Lanta! We will definitely be coming back to see you!! Take care! Kelsey & Sam & all our friends!!

  • Stayed January 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stayed in pada for 5 nights and loved every minute of it, the second we arrived we felt welcomed and comfortable.. the staff are very friendly and helpful, room was a good standard and air con was great. The garden and bar were a particular favourite, a great place to chill out with friends and you all have access to am amazing pool overlooking the beach. Id recommend this hotel to everyone and will definitely be returning. Top hotel and top staff

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 93 Moo 8, Koh Lanta Yai | Khlong Nin Beach, Ko Lanta 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pada Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pada hotel is 3 star hotel with 5 star servicess the hotel has all types of rooms to match with your budget ,the hotel located in the middle of koh lanta so its easy to reach north and south serounded with many resturants and supermarkets. 3 minuts waking to 7 eleven and 3 minuts waking to the beach. ... more   less 
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