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“Way out there at a special place on a very special island” 5 of 5 stars
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45 Sriraya Road, Moo 2 | Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #39 of 90 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Way out there at a special place on a very special island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Koh Lanta is an amazing island in southern Thailand. The old town, in the south of the island is a gem of an old fishing village, with few travellers - it was great to get away from the tourists! Mango Guesthouse, in the old town, provided us with an opportunity to experience a romantic, relaxing few days from our hectic travel through Thailand. Our villa was on the water with an amazing view of the outer islands. The food was good, the beer was cold and the staff is great. I highly recommend spending a few days at Mango to relax and unwind. The area is really good for hiking, biking, and the amazing beaches of Koh Lanta are close by. And, best of all, it is so easy to get a local to take you on their longtail boat to the surrounding islands - a beyond special experience!

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

I stayed at Mango House in March 2010 and was delighted with the waterfront suite I stayed in. So much so that I booked an extra 3 nights on top of my original stay.
The suite was stylishly furnished with and had great view of the eastern islands from the seafront terrace. The service was helpful and friendly and the quiet and peaceful setting helped me to do exactly what I went for - relax!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

I stumbled quite accidentally on Mango House, located in Old Town, on the tip of Ko Lanta. I was looking for a place away from the usual tourist scene but with enough amenities to be comfortable. Mango House is a gem...from the initial friendly greeting, to the delicious food in the restaurant to the comfortable room, I ws more than happy. Chill vibe, lots of books to browse, friendly locals. I'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

I had the pleasure of stubling across the Island of Lanta, or Koh Lanta, on a trip to Thailand. I thought I was in Paradise! The islanders were the most hopsitable you will find. While wandering the Island I came across Old Lanta, a quaint seaside town, and asked another traveller where to stay. She recommended Mango House. What a nice surprise. I was greeted with a warm smile and later had the chance to meet Duane, the owner. He was a fountain of information on where to go and what to see.

My room was built over the water on a pole house type building. The breeze off the water and the water lapping under my room was awesome. This place is a MUST stop. Forget tourist towns like Koh Samui or Phuket, if you want to get away and still have great service, hit Mango House!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

We chose to stay at Mango House based on other Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed, I don't think I can add anything regarding the accommodation. It was great to be away from the tourist areas of Lanta and enjoy the relaxing pace of the town. Duane really looked after us during our stay and we met and enjoyed the company of some very interesting people. You do however need to get out and see the island we hired a scooter and found it easy to get to the beaches and enjoy the other side of Lanta.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

Mango House has the potential to be a great place to stay ... if the owner wanted it to be.

We had originally booked the room marketed as having aircon. That was done for a number of specific, health related reasons. When we arrived, we could not find any way to turn the aircon on. I talked to the owner and he said that he had the aircon removed months before. I asked why it was still advertised as air conditioned on the main website that books Mango House. He said he had no control over how the website advertised his property. I should note that as of now, 4 months later, the room is still advertised as having aircon. (kolanta.net) While we liked the facilities generally and the location, we decided to cancel our reservation and ended up at a wonderful resort (Baan Laanta Resort http://www.baanlaanta.com/) on the other side of the island that went out of its way to find room for us. I would highly recommend them.

As noted in a prior review, getting a refund for the cancelled reservation was a chore. Duane was less than helpful and I also ended up having to resolve the matter through my credit card company.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

I'd heard about the Mango House through traveller friends who'd stumbled upon their amazing classic breakfast, and had peeked into Suite One (where I stayed for the second week of my stay, Suite Three the first). Going just on their word I booked two weeks splurging a bit on my own budget but in the end felt it was whole heartedly worth it. Mango House is located in Old Town, which is about a 40min bike/car ride south of the main "city" Saladan, where my friends were staying. Mango House was a perfect place for me to get away from the touristy nature of the beaches there, and with an amazing view and balcony, an inspiring place to write, relax, read, etc. I highly recommend it for those who really want to "get away". The nights are completely peaceful, from 10pm onwards, Old Town shuts down and you're left in peace (or with good company) to a few beers and the sound of the tide crashing underneath your balcony. Heaven. Then a good night's rest and everyone's fairly early up for that delicious choice of breakfasts, or burgers. The ladies at Mango House have given me the best service of anyone in my current third month of traveling now, they made us feel at home and took tremendous care of us, with great advice on anything and everything. It's not the cheapest place to stay/eat on Koh Lanta, but by European standards it definitely exceeds the value for money.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 45 Sriraya Road, Moo 2 | Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Ranked #39 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
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Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mango Houses – a collection of authentic, Chinese-style wooden pole houses that have been converted into stylish, over-the-sea villas and suites. Each of these vacation home rentals is located directly on the ocean in an old Chinese fishing village named Lanta Old Town on Ko Lanta Island in Krabi, Thailand.Lanta Old Town is located on the nature-rich, southeast coast of Koh Lanta, only 15 minutes away from the beaches and tourist areas on the west coast — yet far enough to allow the village to retain its traditional culture and charm. Mango House is also famous for its quality, western-style food, coffees and wines. ... more   less 
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