I booked 4 nights for a diving trip to Koh Lanta. My room was above expectations, very large, clean and recently decorated. There is a kettle and fridge in the room and plenty or restaurants nearby, including Potato Kitchen, which is vegan. The one member of staff I met was friendly and helpful. She was able to deal with laundry, at the same rates I would expect to pay if I found a local laundry, and book my travel for me. The only small criticism I have is that when I booked the webpage listed a safe in the room. There wasn't one. When I raised this at reception, she got a safe from a store room and put it in my room.
Grand house is a nice cozy place situated 10 mins from long beach. The rooms are clean and the owner is very sweet. There are plenty of small restaurants walk able from the hotel and a bike rental right across the road.
We planned to go on a guesthouse but the place was not for us... So we decided to find a new hostel and we have found the grand house. The reception girl was very welcoming and smiling. The room was really clean, with aircon. We recommend this place. The coffee is free :)
I would rate this place as a hostel, no more. And for a hostel in Thailand it was not cheap. The rooms are cheap though, no kettle, no hairdryer, shower over the toilet so everything gets flooded. No soap at the sink. Square sized, too short, fleece blanket and sheets on the bed, not very hygienic. The bed was the weirdest one we ever slept in, like you were on a boat... Every time you turned, the mattress kept bouncing for a while. Definitely not for any other activity then sleeping quietly. Perhaps that's the point. After showering there was this very strong sewer smell, which made us retreat to the balcony. Using the toilet after a shower means you have to use one of your towels to dry it off. Also not too hygienic. The construction on the road in front made it hard and two days later almost impossible to reach the place. Noisy and dusty. Location is good, close to shops, restaurants and beach. But for this price you can get something much nicer. Staff is really friendly and helpful but we had enough after 2 nights. …
Lovely clean large house with free coffee at reception. My room was large with good bathroom, balcony and air-conditioning. The location is perfect with a 5 min walk to the beach and lots of restaurants and bars close by. The house is spotless and the owner goes out of her way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Forgot to mention that the rooms have a fridge and free water, very useful in the hot weather.