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272 Moo 3 Saladan, Trai Phra Ae Subdistrict, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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#1 of 118 hotels in Ko Lanta
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.6
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Layana Resort & Spa is a sophisticated hideaway destination on the island of Koh Lanta in southern Thailand. Our resort currently welcomes guests 18 years and above to bask in peaceful tranquility and savor warm Thai hospitality. Here, you can awaken on plush, luxurious pillows to the gentle whisper of the waves breaking on the sand, sip a freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice on your balcony and enjoy a leisurely breakfast against the backdrop of a vibrant tropical rainforest. Experience walking on unending grains of golden sand, savoring images of mystical islands scattered on the distant horizon, indulge in a lazy day by one of the two pools stretching to infinity with your every need met with gracious hospitality. Be pampered by skilled practitioners and rejuvenate with a relaxing massage, enjoy a cool sundowner as the golden sun melts into the deep blue of the ocean, dine on the finest global cuisine - al fresco. The options are endless. This, and so much more, is waiting for you at our luxury hideaway destination.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Bicycle tours
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
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Complimentary toiletries
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English, German, Thai
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gail_doolan wrote a review Jan 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom147 contributions122 helpful votes
Fabulous location on Long Beach where you have many bars and restaurants available which are very casual. Layana is a really lovely spotlessly clean hotel in gorgeous lush surroundings. The staff are exceptionally warm and friendly in particular Lat Santhad and Mhee who were always smiling and helpful going that bit further in terms of service. The rooms are extremely spacious and very comfortable particularly the beds. Close to town and make the effort to visit Saladan where the restaurants are on the water with fabulous seafood. The only thing I would change is for those guests who prefer the beach beds to the pool, the hotel allows guests to leave towels on to reserve and they may not use it for several hours. This in my opinion is unfair. Having visited Rayavadee in Krabi and The Slate in Phuket before Layana they enforce the rule of not allowing this and it works extremely well.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear gail_doolan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Layana Resort & Spa. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the location, the cleanliness of the hotel, and the service provided. I will certainly share your kind words with the team. I also appreciate your feedback regarding the beach bed reservation policy and I will certainly take it into consideration as we always strive to improve our guests' experience. Thank you again for choosing Layana Resort & Spa and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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SBd wrote a review Dec 2022
Munich, Germany10 contributions7 helpful votes
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We just finished a 2 week stay at Layana Resort. Would give 6* if possible Originally we had planned to stay only one week. After having moved to another hotel in the region we canceled the new hotel and returned to Layana (even though we did not get any refund for 4 days from the other hotel). Layana was worth it!! Why: + Very nice hotel with 3 infinity pools overlooking the sea + Whole hotel team with outstanding service orientation (reception, pool, restaurant, , room service, activities teams). Many team members have been working for Layana for 5-10 + years. Such a stable service team will be very hard to find at most other hotels. Returning guests felt like being with old friends. + Very nice room, spacious and clean bathroom with lots of amenities, comfortable bed, outstanding room service (after breakfast the room was always already back in perfect shape, daily turn down service every evening) + Extras: Complimentary pick up service at Krabi airport (van and/or speedboat if weather conditions allow), permanent high quality service at the pool and beach, twice a week relaxed live music in the evening, daily 2x2hr happy hour + Restaurant: Delicious breakfast buffet with western and Thai delicacies, during the day tasty meal & drink selection at the pool/beach, great a la carte dinner with daily theme specials. Tables overlooking the beach, tasty drink and wine selection at reasonable prices. + Activities: Professionally equipped gym, nice spa, free bicycles, hobie cat sailing, kayak, SUP, skimboards. Choose from different tour options (extra costs will apply) e.g. snorkeling, sundowner boat trips,… + Sunsets overlooking the beach are priceless We will be glad to return to Layana - by the way as many others do. We met many guests who have stayed at Layana 5-10-15 times. That is a strong sign of long term superior quality
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed at Garden Pavilion room - absolutely fine. Oceanview bungalows offer great value,...
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Responded Dec 20, 2022
Dear SandroB-20172017, On behalf of our Layana team, thank you so much for visiting us again and for your loyalty. We were thrilled to read your wonderful feedback and it is certainly an exceptional motivational tool for all of our lovely team. We take immense pride in offering impeccable service and genuine care to our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed the amazing atmosphere and ambience this time again. Many thanks for sharing your memorable experience on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards from Lanta, David Caille Hotel Manager Layana Resort & Spa
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peterK7548LB wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had an amazing and relaxing stay for our wedding anniversary. Highly recommend the resort for a peaceful stay. The restaurant had great variety and the staff very friendly. Had a very enjoyable stay ! Room and facilities were excellent , 5 stars ! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Peter, Thanks you very much for visiting Layana Resort & Spa and for having taken the time to share your positive experience here. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time and wedding anniversary here with us and we all hope you will return to Layana in the near future. Maybe for another celebration? Thank you again and warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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Colleen G wrote a review Jan 2023
San Francisco, California12 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved everything about this resort and beach. Exceptional service, amazing buffet breakfasts, beautiful pool, and lovely grounds. We also appreciated they were eco-friendly. A place where you can definitely relax.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Colleen, Thanks you very much for staying at Layana Resort & Spa and for sharing your positive feedback! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed the beautiful pools, breakfast and the lovely garden. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you again and warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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Yaron M wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom2617 contributions1419 helpful votes
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We stayed on the resort for 5 weeks. Our favourite room is villa 3 which sits on the beach and overlooks the Andaman Sea. The villa is comfortable, but the furniture is dated. It really requires a complete refurbishment. Very clean, outstanding staff who extremely attentive and friendly. The grounds are beautifully and meticulously kept by the gardeners. 2 beautiful pools, well equipped gym. The Spa is truly tranquil, Khun Sukanda and her team are doing a wonderful job looking after the guests. The signature massage is wonderful. There are various boat trips to the local islands, snorkelling, lunch is also provided. There is a sundowner boat trip which is very nice and many other activities including Yoga and water sports. The resort is currently in a transition as its awaiting its new GM.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sea98, Thank you very much for staying 5 weeks at Layana Resort & Spa. I glad that you enjoyed your stay and I will happily share your kind compliments with Khun Sukanda and the team. Thank you also for your feedback regarding our Beach Villas; I am confident that we are able to enhance our three Beach Villas this year. Khun Frank, Layana’s new General Manager, is due to arrive this week and he and the team are looking forward to welcoming you back. Thank you again and warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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367GarethD wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom27 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a two week trip in Thailand and absolutely loved it. We will definitely return! We were in one of the ocean front villas (there were 3) and we were in 1002. The villa is incredible - your sliding doors face onto the ocean, and you have 2 sun beds reserved for you. We were quite overwhelmed on arrival tbh! The staff are AMAZING. So friendly. So passionate. From the welcome to the cleaners, to the beach staff etc. It feels like a boutique hotel - local, friendly and well looked after - a rare find! The hotel is on a long stretch of beach - lots of small hotels on the same stretch, but oddly not much to do in the evening as it's very quiet. But that was fine as this is pure paradise! It's super relaxing and peaceful - the lunch/evening food and cocktails were AMAZING! Only downside for us was the breakfast as not all the food is covered - bread, some of the hot options, cakes etc attracted flies so we were put off. Would be great if these were also covered like some of the other food options so we could have enjoyed all that was on offer! Lovely manager welcome drinks one evening too - he didn't mingle too much so we didn't get to say thanks! They organised us the hotel van to take us back to Phuket airport. It was a stunning van with a drinks bar - so we left in style too! Their instagram undersells themselves! I'd advise them to post more, boast a bit! But perhaps they don't feel they want/need to as being discreet is good too! XX
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 367GarethD, Thank you very much for staying at Layana Resort & Spa and for sharing your positive experience! I'm thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay, and found the resort relaxing and peaceful. I will happily share your kind words with our dedicated team - thank you! Thank you also for your feedback in regard to the breakfast experience. An area I will definitely look into with the culinary team. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you again and warm regards, Urs / Regional General Manager
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GNRTravels wrote a review Jan 2023
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This is a beautiful property with a focus on exceptional customer service and experience. We booked a private snorkel tour with Parn, the Activities Director. Parn and the captain/boat hand went OVER THE TOP to make our experience unique. The snorkeling at Ka was hands down the best snorkeling my wife and I have ever experienced. Crystal clear water, warm, and so many fish. The lunch that was set out on the boat was one of the best meals we had while in Thailand. Fresh fruit, curry's, etc. The hotel property is amazing. We stayed in one of the large villas (highly recommend), which was spacious and right on the ocean. If you're going to Lanta...stay at Layana! Thank you again to the entire staff for making our stay so memorable and fun.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Large two story villa on the ocean...you can't go wrong!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear GNRTravels, Thank you very much for visiting Layana Resort & Spa and for taking the time to share your positive experience! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your boat trip and I’ll happily share your kind words with Khun Parn and the team. Thank you again and we all hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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RN2378 wrote a review Jan 2023
Vienna, Virginia25 contributions
Overall very nice stay at Layana as our last stop on our 17 day stay around Thailand. The location is unbeatable- located on Long Beach with many restaurants and bars within walking distance on and off the beach. It was very easy to get chairs by the pool or beach each day since people didn’t start saving chairs at 6 am then not to be seen again til 2 pm (hate when that happens). We took a half day trip out to koh rok organized by the resort. It was on one of their boats (Layana 1) and was a small group with just 9 people. We snorkeled at two different locations and it was basically like swimming in an aquarium. So cool! We stopped at a completely private deserted beach for lunch and I have never seen just clear water and white powdery sand in my life! Not another boat in sight. Staff set out large picnic blankets and a delicious meal. They even brought you refills of wine in the water! 10/10 for service. As a group we decided to skip the last snorkel stop since we were all having such a wonderful time on the gorgeous beach. This is a must do for anyone visiting Layana! Wish we had more time to participate in more of their organized trips. Also shoutout to Parn the activities coordinator who was super sweet and always available to answer our questions via whatsapp. We stayed in the the beach 2 villa which was awesome. Way too large for just my husband and I but it was also nice to have the space. Especially the patio overlooking the ocean. We loved having wine out there watching the sunset. Only thing I would say about the room is that the master had a weird strong musty smell. Not sure what that was about, but we just tried to ignore it. The staff at the front desk was very friendly minus one lady who always seemed very rushed whenever we would call or come to the lobby. The check in was very impersonal feeling and we would have appreciated her sitting down and giving us an overview of the resort or maybe showing us around while we waited for our room to be ready. Another disappointing experience was when we rented a motor bike. My husband took it up the driveway to test it out before taking us out on it. Unfortunately there was something wrong with the break causing him to crash into the bricks located in the front landscaping and having the bike fall on top of him. Luckily a worker witnessed this and helped pull the bike off him. We went into the lobby to return the bike (as we had it out all of 5 minutes). We told the lady what had happened and not once did she ask if he was okay. It was very bizzare and just left a bad feeling in my stomach. He had hit his head (lucky was wearing a helmet) and had multiple scratches, and swollen ankle. With a resort of this caliber at the very least she could have asked if he was okay or needed anything. I was shocked. Another time we came to the lobby to ask this same lady if we had tickets to go to Lanta animal welfare (we spoke to another gentleman the evening before and he was going to pass it along to call in the morning). So she said yes we are good for 10:30 and called us a cab. Well we arrived at lanta welfare and they had no reservations for us. Luckily they had two open spots to walk in. Not sure what the confusion was with this? So besides this lady, we had all good experiences with everyone especially Laila (I think that’s her name). And everyone else went above and beyond to maybe your stay special. If we come back to Koh Lanta we may try out the Pimilae which we’ve heard great things about as well. But again, I don’t think the location of the Layana can be beat and overall would recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear RN2378, Thank you very much for visiting Layana Resort & Spa and for sharing your valuable experience. While I’m thrilled to read that you enjoyed your snorkeling trip and overall stay, I regret that we’ve not been able to meet all your expectations. I fully agree that assistance should have been offered and I sincerely hope your husband is feeling better. We will also discuss your feedback with Lanta Animal Welfare and our team to ensure such an incident is not repeated. Please accept my apology for the confusion. Our location is indeed unique and I’m glad to read that you recommend our resort. Please do reach out to us if you have any plans to visit Lanta again, so we can ensure you have a wonderful time, from arrival to departure. Thank you again and warm regards, Urs Lienhard Regional General Manager
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ELP wrote a review Jan 2023
Draguignan, France1 contribution1 helpful vote
Most of my professional carreer has been in the hospitality business as a general manager in 5 star properties. This is a very well run hotel at every level, as one would expect with a Swiss GM at the helm. The grounds , facilities, buildings are immaculatly maintained , and the staff , from the garderners , to the front desk were warm and friendly in a genuine way. Don't miss the spa services for which Thailand is of course famous for. A great stay to be repeated.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ELP2023, This is fantastic to read your wonderful review and many thank for your recent stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed very much our little piece of paradise here in Koh Lanta. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards from Lanta, Suphawadee Niratphai Community & Administration Executive Layana Resort & Spa
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Harry wrote a review Jan 2023
Vienna, Austria2 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, the hospitality reveived and the friendly staff at Layana Resort very much. The resort is located directly at Long Beach. The food at the restaurant is very delicious. Additionally local restaurants are only a short taxi ride away. Just as for advise at the reception.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear GrandTour58530841513, This is fantastic to read your wonderful review and many thank for your recent stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed very much our little piece of paradise here in Koh Lanta. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards from Lanta, Suphawadee Niratphai Community & Administration Executive Layana Resort & Spa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Layana Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Love Music Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Layana Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malina's Kitchen, Loro Loco Pizza Cuisine Restaurant, and may's kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Layana Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Layana Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Layana Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Layana Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Layana Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (6.9 miles).