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“Great familyhotel with fantastic location” 5 of 5 stars
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Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   288 Moo 3 | Phra Ae Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #37 of 83 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Eskilstuna, Sverige
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great familyhotel with fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Very nice hotel! Clean, fresh, nice staff, big breakfast buffé, beatiful garden and a pool located right by the wonderful Long beach (very few people on the beach, almost as your own :-)) Easy to make trips both on the island (rent a car with driver) and on sea (take speedboat and go snorkling!). // Family Nystrom from Sweden

  • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Don't book this hotel! It is not as good as it seems. The rooms were old fashioned and dirty. Cleaning and other service poor. The breakfast was worst ever in Thailand. Trust me, I Have been in about 30 hotels in Thailand. This is my first review, because I really hope that other people will be as dissapointed as we were.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

It seems like this place was constantly trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of their guests. From the second we got there, this was the pattern.

We asked if they had a room available they said they only had one which was sea view and more expensive. When we were ready to walk, suddenly a more standard room became available, 1000 baht cheaper.

They charge for WiFi which doesn't even work well. No other hotel of the 6 we stayed in Thailand did this.

We needed help changing our flight. They charged us 15 baht a MINUTE. At the Bangkok hotel, the charge was 10 baht per CALL!

Lastly, we needed an early morning private ride to Krabi airport. They wanted 2500 baht, simply walk outside, talk to a cab driver and negotiate a better price of about 1800 baht.

The rooms and surroundings are nice, but then again so are the many other places in the same area.

This place might be OK for families who don't mind spending thoughtlessly, but would not recommend for budget conscious travelers or young couples who don't want to feel taken advantage of.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

On almost every hotel website you visit Hotel Casuarina is described as a professionally run hotel with a prime service.! If you call overcharging for rooms, staff with selected service and a almost non-english speaking restaurant staff professionally run, then yes Casuarina is absolutely in that category!
And don't even get me started on the fact that they charge for WI-FI! and it didn't even work properly. Everywhere else we traveled WI-FI was free, even in the most basic restaurants and in bars etc. It really just seems as they try to squeeze as much money as possible out of the guests.

We had rented a scooter for two days and the receptionist had advised it came with free gas and that they would be able to fill it up when returned the last day. When we checked out all of a sudden gas wasn't free and she asked if we could fill it up for them! When we said no they instead charged us (to much) to fill it up themselves.

Casuarina was highly disappointing, find somewhere else where you actually get good value. You can do a lot with your money in Thailand if you spend them right but Casuarina is definitely not the place to do it!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Hotel is very nice, we took garden view room, and it was very good. Hotel is right on the beach, and has also own swimming pool. It is very good for children also.
Hotel is about 10 min away from the ferry, so the connection to the mainland is very good. 5-10 minutes walk away is there a lot of restaurants, shops, etc. You can also hire a scooter and discover an island. Prices are really cheap.
Hotel food is not too expensive, but you can eat in nearby restaurant for 1/3 of the price. Rent taxi or ferry in the village and not in the hotel!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

We'd been their during Songkran holiday. The room was nice and wroth the money we spent. Staffs were nice, friendly. We'd a problem with A/C one day and they fixed it right away. Will come back again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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frankfurt germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

The best thing that this hotel has going for it is its location. Situated on a prime spot on Long Beach which is a clean white sandy beach with crystal clear water. Rooms were very expensive even for the high season but comfortable. Breakfast was very frugal by Thai standards. We never had a meal in the hotel - and judging by the empty restaurant, nobody else did either! 10 minutes down the road are some lovely little local restaurants but mostly we took a 15 minute tuk tuk ride into Saladan and had a meal there. Would we come back to Ko Lanta? In a heartbeat!!! Would we stay at the Casuarina again? No, I'm afraid not.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 288 Moo 3 | Phra Ae Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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