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Sincere Guesthouse
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   150 Moo 1 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #15 of 75 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Huddersfield, England
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“Good Guesthouse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed here for 7 nights whilst travelling around Thailand for 6 weeks................

Good points:
Great location on the water and right in the centre
Clean
Great owners


Bad points:
A bit smelly due to being over the water
Small rooms
A bit noisy as the rooms are next to the restaurant
No view (the windows all face onto the next hotel/restaurant so our blind was always down)

This guesthouse was a excellent value for money and would definitely recommend if you want a clean place to stay which is close to the centre of town but don't expect it to be faultless!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Gamlingay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

After the hub bub of Phi Phi and the overpriced accomodation, Sincere Guesthouse was a welcome break. Extremely clean, efficient air con, hot shower, clean beds and very friendly staff. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for budget accommodation with the 'extra touch'. Lovely 'chill out' area to the back of the guesthouse with hammocks and seats overlooking the sea. Beautiful for sundowners. This accomodation is for people not looking for an all inclusive beach resort destination and expecting to be waited on hand and foot. For £16 a night, for our travels in Thailand, it was the best place we stayed. King and Chompoo were extremely friendly, their coffee was good, their moped lasted a whole day without a puncture (unlike previous experiences elsewhere!) and their hospitality was second to none. Would reccomend to anyone. Dissapointed by the poor reviews. Can't imagine what the writers expectations were? We are a couple who travelled independantly through Thailand so to give this our 'top marks' hopefully says something about how good it really is. As an extra, Koh Lanta itself is a nice island to travel with a much more laid back atmosphere than other island Thailand has to offer at a more competative price. Highly recommend Sincere Guesthouse. (oh and they put your name on a 'welcome' blackboard the day you arrive - nice touch, Neil got very excited by this!!!)

  • Stayed February 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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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Sincere Guesthouse ist a lovley place near the ferry dock.
Rooms are small and simple but very clean. You have a beautiful terrasse with a view to the sea. The terrasse invites to read a book in the hammock, drink a pineappleshake and enjoay the Clubsandwich. The best I ever had ;-) Just try it!!! The staff is very helpful and always friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stayed a few nights in Sincere and I could have stayed there forever. The place is nice and quiet with a very nice atmosphere. It is very clean, the food is very good and they defenitely have the best coffee latte in Thailand! It's a couple managing, they are so nice, and they speak perfectly english, so you can have a nice chat and they are also very helpful giving tourist information and even booking anything you need ( flight, boat, accomodation ) for you all over Thailand. I completely recommend this guesthouse. It is 100 meters from the pier and has a terrace on the sea side, perfect to chill out, having a drink or lunch. They have wifi and a free computer connected to internet.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

What could have been one of the best places we stayed during our entire trip, it was completely ruined by the staff.

We were surprised by the amount of cordiality (or the lack of it) shown to us right from the start. We'd heard of the legendary Thai hospitality and cheerful faces, but Sincere Guest House is an exception nonpareil.

Every other place we stayed, the hosts made us feel at home and even sat with us to help us with our itineraries and suggest a few things that one must do. Not here. Any question asked was met with a stare and a finger pointing towards a sheaf of pamphlets, which were supposed to answer our questions. Any question we asked regarding the property over e-mail (before we landed there) was met with a link to their website, which was in itself in language so ambiguous that it raised more questions than answered.

If that wasn't enough, when we went to our rooms, we were hit by another surprise - no water in the fridge! I was immediately reminded of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' - Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.

When asked, they said they don't provide complimentary water and we had to help ourselves to water (overpriced, by the way) from the fridge in the lobby (a finger pointed us to the fridge, too). With no breakfast included, the price they charge per room is definitely on the higher side.

All said and done, we did enjoy sitting and chatting on the deck late into the evenings. They have some very comfortable deck furniture and hammocks which help in unwinding after a long day.

Go to Sincere Guest House only if you have no other option.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Had great encounter with King, but Chompoo was quite mean and short with us. One of my students used their hotpot to make some water warm early before we dived, as no place was open. He used his own coffee, and cup. Just heated their water. When we got back, she tore into me for him doing that.

Then, the day i left, one of the apparently did the same thing. After we left, she sent me some really rude emails, which kind of soured me on this accomodation. It was a good value for the money, but based on her customer service (lack of) skills, i wouldn't recommend it to my friends or anyone. There are much cheaper, friendlier places to stay in Saladan.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I spent all the night awake thanks to the loud music of the restaurant and the bed bugs (THEY BITE). I spoke with the woman of the reception for the bed bugs and she was so rude telling to me that maybe I bring the bed bugs with my clothes. INCREDIBLE.
i dont recomend to anybody this place it a shame that they have that receptionist .

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 150 Moo 1 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sincere Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sincere Guest House & Restaurant, a little cute wooden house near the sea is located in the middle of Saladan where in all conveniences are available. It is designed in Chic Chinese Style and is divided into 3 zones. The first zone is the guest house room complete with all facilities. The 2nd zone is the front coffee bar area that relaxing. If you want an atmosphere of the seaside, just go behind for a seaside restaurant. ... more   less 
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