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“The perfect beach for families with small children” 3 of 5 stars
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Southern Lanta Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   105 Moo 3 Tumbon Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #34 of 82 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The perfect beach for families with small children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The hotel is located on the best part of the 3km long Klong Dao Beach. The beach consists of hard-packed sand, perfect for morning runs or for a morning walk with a stroller. The water is shallow and perfect for small children and there is a playground on the hotel amenities. The hotel itself consists of small bungalows, including comfortable rooms, but there is nothing extra to them.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed for one night. The resort is right on the beach so you have direct access to Klong Dao Beach. I was booked in a standard garden view bungalow which was fine. The room was fairly spacious & clean. The double bed was very firm & the pillows were fluffy. There was a safe in the room that can for a laptop.
The bathroom was clean with a shower. But, as someone has already commented, there's a distinct sewer smell.
There is 2 one hr for free wifi access but you will have to pay a nominal fee for longer access. I recommend getting a dtac SIM card for 400 baht which gives u unlimited data & 100 baht credit for 1 week of use & top up for later. There's a shop just on the main road of the resort.
The resort is really quiet at night. There is nobody at reception after 11pm. I had to retrieve my key from the security guy there.
The main road that leads to Saladan Pier is pretty safe. I walked the stretch of the way to the town. It took about 30 minutes by foot.
There's a Gelato shop just opposite the resort called 2 Scoops. Go! It's fantastic.
The buffet breakfast in the morning was OK. Despite being in the warmer, everything tasted cold. There was a made to order omelet stand & typically juice & coffee stations.
It's definitely a resort for families & kids.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Boulder, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you are looking for a very kid friendly resort on Koh Lanta, Southern Lanta is a good choice. Our superior garden bungalow was quite basic and overpriced but you pay for the location, awesome beach, the pool and playground. The breakfast buffet was great though service in General was a little impersonal. The resort was filled with mostly Swedes, some friendly but most stick to themselves. We really appreciated how quiet the resort was, prob because of its size, so well insulated from the noise of bars nearby. The pool was fun but way over treated, the chlorine and bromine levels were off the chart-- we brought test strips. Make sure to rinse off.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We last were in Southern Lanta during the 2004 tsunami and wondered how it had changed.
We found the amenitis fine, the room comfortable, the rate cheap. It was full and very noisy and the breakfast was poor though the restaurant food was good.

The negative for us was the staff, After 2 days we wree still asked evert 5 minutes - what room are you in? After one day in Golden Bay Cottages we knew all the staff's names and they knew ours and used them....here you are just an inconvenience.

I would not recommend this place as there are lots of better places on Klong Dao and though it is cheap it just isnt worth it. I wont retun and would go to Golden Bay even with the comments made in that review.

Room Tip: If you want quiet it isnt for you but avoid anywhere near the pool especially D02-D06 unless you wan...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We had only booked 2 nights here but after the first night we liked it so much we booked another 5. The rooms are a good size with large bathrooms and showers. There are 2 good sized swimming pools one which was hidden away and always empty. The buffet breakfast was very nice and had a lot of choice. Located on the best beach in koh lanta and of an evening the bars and restaurants along the beach are perfect for dining and relaxing ( indian bar was our favourite with fire shows on every evening). Very good value for money would defiantly return

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This hotel is situated on the most beautiful beach in Lanta. However, they should rather close their doors during low season. There was no buffet breakfast for us, we had to eat from a set menu every morning! After the 2nd day, we really did not look forward to breakfast as it was so boring! The hotel could not cater for us for lunch or dinner, and even the drinks menu was limited to a few drinks available. When we asked for something to eat or drink, they would refer us to the Seven Eleven!

The rooms are really small and the showers in some of the bathrooms are so small that a normal sized person cannot fit into it.

The hotel is on such a beautiful beach with the most beautiful sunsets that I've ever seen. Such a pity that the hotel stays open during low season when they cannot provide the service and food that is expected.

I'll go back to Lanta island, but look for another hotel on Klong Dao beach.

Room Tip: The only decent rooms are the few delux rooms right on the beachfront.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Worcestershire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We decided to move from phi phi , very glad we did ,fell in love with the island , basic accommodation , good service ( not many here) but had to check each night when they stopped serving food , transport was arranged for us , quick check in , complimentary water , I would go again

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 105 Moo 3 Tumbon Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 82 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Lanta Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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