A wonderfully spacious hotel and grounds in the nicest possible location in front of the very best part of the beach - just wonderful!
The hotel is run in a laid-back style by owners Bruno and Nam (DO get Nam to book your taxi....) and is provides all that you could wish for in a delightful location right by the best part of the beach in Khao Lak. There are only 24 (?) rooms arranged around a large refreshing swimming pool and lawn so the hotel never seems to be busy.
Rooms are very spacious, more like suites, with excellent facilities and efficient aircon. Bruno kindly found us a "topper" for the bed which was as hard as is totally normal in Thailand... :-). Rooms on the first floor are really nice as you can have an overview of the pool and gardens.
Whilst the hotel offers a good snack menu, I must highlight the exceptionally good 4-6 local restaurants right on the beach front only 5 minutes walk from the hotel. all offer good Thai menus at very reasonable prices - we ate there every night.
Close by the hotel are several small supermarkets for all your needs, plus several laundries. There are many good restaurants 15 minutes walk from the hotel back towards the main part of town. An easy walk and one which will also take you to the 3-times weekly market on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (look out for the stall selling cooked crickets, bamboo worms etc :-))
Bruno is a delightful "host" and always had a smile. We seemed to have some difficulty in sending and receiving emails to the hotel but as everything worked out it was not an issue - but just be aware :-)
Breakfast (very tasty) was a happy confusion as the staff seemed to seize our "I wonder if..." comments as being our food orders. This was never a problem but was occasionally hilarious!
If you go there we will envy you!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khao Lak Riverside Resort & Spa is located along Thailand’s beautiful west coast, 90 km from Phuket International Airport. Situated next to Bang Niang River, overlooking the unspoiled Bang Niang Bay and the sapphire Andaman sea just 80 meter from the golden sandy beach. A total of 27 rooms designed and built in Asian-style, are spaciously positioned on 7200 m2 that guarantees private and quiet atmosphere. All elegant deluxe double rooms are fully air conditioned with individual climate control, mini bar, Satellite television, in-room safe, bedroom with king size or twin beds, outdoor balcony with a splendid panoramic view over Bang Niang River and the Andaman Sea.Private washroom, bathroom amenities, hair dryer, shower cabin, hot and cold water, toilet and washbasin, bathtub with stunning river and ocean view. ... more less
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