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“Just the best hotel I ever stayed !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Layana Resort and Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   272 Moo 3 Phra-Ae Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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“Just the best hotel I ever stayed !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just the best hotel they really know how to look after you a brilliant location and lovely staff. The rooms are lovely .it is a very peaceful hotel for adults so lovely and quite if you want a child free environment .the food and drink is not to expensive for a 5 star hotel .we are going back for our 3rd visit next April !!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went to Layana for our honeymoon in April 2012. From the outset everything was utterly wonderful. The room was airy, comfortable and clean, the bed had a pillow menu which was great to choose a firm pillow. The room was decorated with flower petals and every touch was appreciated.
The resort was really quiet, as a no children resort the pool was nearly always empty and the pool staff were attentive and extremely polite.
The restaurant was fantastic offering a wide selection of breakfasts, lunch and dinner. We didn't book half board in case we wanted to venture out for our evening meal, but we spent the whole two weeks dining at the resort restaurant as the variety and quality of the food was exquisite. The restaurant, cleaning, reception, gardening and pool staff were exceptional as were the spa staff. The spa treatments were very reasonably priced and the treatments were amazing.
We booked some excursions and were taken care of really well.
On checkout we received a personal goodbye from the hotel manager and got a speed boat from the resort to the mainland which was really exciting and added a uniqueness to the honeymoon.
I would definitely go back to Layana and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

if you are looking for the perfect melange of everything: extraordinary location, perfect beach, beautiful island - nice service and an exeptionally professional as well as friendlich MD ... go LAYANA.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed here for 5 days in July 2013, we stayed in the one of the three Ocean Deluxe bungalows would highly recommend. The staff and management were attentive to your every need and the food was freshly prepared and off top quality. The Spa was amazing and even though the weather wasn't brilliant we still had plenty to do. A nice touch was we were invited to their end of season staff party and you were even spoilt there when it was their night they made every effort to make us feel like special guests.
I would highly recommend that you stay at this hotel even if for a short break, I have travelled to many places over the years and this was one of the most peaceful and tranquil places I have stayed in with all it's lush greenery and the quite beach and the friend staff.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Maulden, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were greeted by the manager, given flower garlands, iced flannels and cold cocktails. It was perfect, nice a quite not full of tourists, you were in your own little paradise ! Accommodation was lovely, food was great.

We spent most days lazing around the pool, and we were bough fruit kebabs on sticks, and iced water, which was topped up on a regular basis !

On the Tuesday (I think) the manager threw a little welcoming wine party - and it was really nice wine.

The beach was lovely, hardly any people, sandy and peaceful. Food was superb, and being a vegetarian I was pleasantly surprised by the choice.

Amazing serice, ooohhh and I forgot Happy Hour on cocktails - yummy !

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Even if the weather wasn’t that good, we really enjoyed our stay at Layana resort. It’s a very quiet place, right on the beach (long beach). The Layana resort offers a balanced mix of 5-stars hotel and boutique hotel.
The staff is professional, and extremely nice, really helpful and focused on your need and whish. They make the difference and provide a high level of service without being too distant…

The room we had was great, nicely decorated and very relaxing, with a balcony.
The swimming pool is really amazing; while swimming, you see the sea, providing a sense of infinity. Fresh water and towels are provided as soon as you show up, with a large smile from the swimming-pool boys.

We tried the Spa (quite cheap indeed, compare to other resorts) and we really enjoyed it.

The beach is great also, and we had a lot of joy to play in the big waves.
The restaurant offers western and Thai delicacies, but we went for Thai food only and it was absolutely perfect. The breakfast is great too!

Layana is a resort where kids are not allowed, that makes the place one of the quietest we've ever been. We had nice interactions with other guests, all feeling the same pleasure to be there.

We will do our best to come back. Honestly, yes it's quite expensive, but it's really good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

+ The staff anticipates your needs, the managers come to chat, ask for anything you might want - they way good service is supposed to be.
The room and the bathrooms are beautiful.
The pool view is amazing.
The destination for a very relaxing stay.

- Restaurant is pricey, you pay way more than what you pay for similar food quality in Thailand. Plus, they serve it entirely in the dark in the evenings (with a small light on the table), some people like it, but foodies like me don't. All-in BBQ buffet on the beach was great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Address: 272 Moo 3 Phra-Ae Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#6 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Layana Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more   less 
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