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Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort
Ranked #26 of 64 Hotels in Khao Lak
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“Impossible to be stressed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a lovely hotel with a very relaxing atmosphere. We had 2 rooms as a family of 5 in Block A and they were great, spacious and beautifully furnished. Contrary to other reviewers, we found the breakfast great! Lots of lovely fresh fruit and the omelettes were fab. The pools were never busy, the beach is wonderful, I would say it actually looks better than the pictures! I guess the only downside is that the hotel is located out of town and you do need to rely on the (very good) shuttle service if you want to try other restaurants or do shopping etc. I would certainly recommend the hotel and am desperate to go back! The one thing I think the hotel could do better is to let guests know more about what is on offer, for example there are bikes you can borrow which we only discovered by accident, and I did not know we could have asked Mr Nop to provide a taxi service! You will not be disappointed by this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The film called The Impossible and great reviews on Trip Advisor helped me discover this hotel. We booked the 8 days 7 nights package at 23,999 BAHT. Look up their website for reasonable deals.
THE ROOM: We certainly love our large, airy room in the A block. An amazing all around views of the gorgeous Andaman Sea and the beautifully tended tropical gardens. There is a panorama of mountain scenery in the background too. It has a living area with its own TV. A tiny library stocked with English and German novels. A minibar with a good selection of teas. Fresh drinking water provided daily. Adequate power points to charge your personal electronic gadgets. Beds were large and firm. The reception provides adapters if you forget yours. The private balcony was massive with two loungers and a sun brolley. Cool in the mornings, but gets the full afternoon sun. There’s an outdoor shower and a Jacuzzi with good water pressure.
RECEPTION: Fast check in, good communication skills. Recommended us a lovely trip to Mo Surin Islands with Barracuda Diving when we were undecided with various choices.
HOUSEKEEPING: These people has our utmost gratitude. Amazing staffs. Kept our room very clean daily. Fresh towels both for bath and pool. Always with warm greetings and big smiles. Laundry came back on the same day.
FACILITIES AND THE BEACH: We spent our days catching some rays at the beach, or relaxing by one of the resort's 2 outdoor swimming pools, one is strictly for adults only and the other has a swim up bar. The staffs are very accommodating and served really great drinks and cocktails.
The pristine beach is very private and it stretches for a few kilometers. The sand is honey brown and soft. Reef shoes not needed to frolic with the waves, safe to go barefoot. The waves were huge at certain times of the day but it provided an infinity of fun for us!. No street peddlers to sell trinkets.There are no jet skis, parasailing or banana boats services here. You are in the wrong place if you are into all that. There was never a problem getting a lounger at the pool or in the garden area. You can order drinks from Verve 29 beachfront restaurant and they will happily serve it at the beach.
SHUTTLES: It is about 7 kms to the main center for shopping and restaurants. Shuttles to the Khao Lak Center are free however its 50 baht per pax for certain peak hours. Sometimes they go by Song Tiaws (an open truck) and other times by an air conditioned vans.
BREAKFAST: It was included in our package. Serves from 7 to 10 Am. Plenty of seats. The food selections were quite limited. There’s an egg station, they will whip up any choice of eggs you desire and we were very happy with the fresh mangoes they kept bringing out! They were fast, attentive and carried out their duties very well.
MASSAGES AND SPA: My only complaint so far- On our last day, before checkout I needed to relax and tried the Traditional Thai Massage in the Vanda Spa. The staffs could be friendlier, after all I was their first customer at 10 AM. No greetings, rather dour faced. I did not enjoy the massage. However, there are other options, the outdoor massage, under the traditional huts is priced only at 250 Baht.
TIPS: At the beach, don' t forget a DEET spray, the sand flies are really pesky after a rain shower.
Mozzie repellants are vital at all the times even during breakfast at the restaurant, after all this hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens. They are extremely aggressive here.
No Lifts - all stairs, pack light or get the rooms at lower levels.

Overall, we truly had a delightful stay at this gorgeous family friendly paradise. Wonderful and precious memories were created here. Thank you to Mr Jirasak and his wonderful team.

Room Tip: BLOCK A, top floors if you want the mesmerising views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A beautiful hotel on a amazing beach. Could not fault it at all. We found the breakfasts great, great selection of tropical fruit and an omelette station that set us up nicely for the day. All the staff were so friendly contributing to a resort with a lovely laid back atmosphere. Food at the Verve was of a very good standard, I would recommend the green curry and fishcakes. There was always enough beach loungers and all spaced well apart, compared to other more high end resorts which squash them all in together. Great options to dine at the shacks on the beach or take a taxi ride with Mr Nop into town. Mr Nop will also taxi you to places like Whitesands Beach and Lam Ru so we felt a hire car wasn't needed. The hotel offers the best of both worlds, relative seclusion but easy access to the hotspots if needed. It's a no brainer......

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hove, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I stayed in one of the deluxe suites in a Block A with my husband and two children (aged 8 & 5). The rooms were just perfect - large, spacious, spotlessly clean. The pool is great (and there is a separate adults only pool too) and the beach is just beautiful and virtually empty most of the time. An abundance of sunbeds in all areas. Food at Verve 29 was delicious every time we ate there. Staff in all areas of the hotel are attentive and friendly. The hotel operates regular transfers into Khao Lak - some free and others at a small charge. We were fortunate enough to be staying for Songkran and the hotel really went to a big effort to enable guests to fully participate in what is essentially a huge water fight for the whole town - unforgettable. A truly lovely placed to stay. The only thing that needs improvement is the breakfast selection which was the only thing which tended towards average.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent service, friendly staff, rooms on the 2 & 3rd floor mostly have good ocean views, beach area stellar. Oh, the breakfast buffet is also very good!
One can walk for hours on the tree/forest lined beaches of Khao Lak from this resort. the beach is excellent, swimming wonderful (as almost all of Khao Lak beaches are).
Cannot find any 'cons' for this resort. The only reason we left after 3 nights is it was Thai New year and they were booked up.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hull, England
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have recently returned from this hotel. Our first stay at the Orchid, though not our first visit to Khao Lak. Lovely hotel, set in lovely grounds, with the beach reach on your door step.

Spent most of our time at the Adult Pool which was never very busy.

Like previous reviewers, I felt the breakfast let the hotel down.

The food in Verve 29 was fantastic, and the staff were always happy and smiling.

We didn't mind the hard mattresses and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Liz from Hull

Room Tip: We had a deluxe room in Block A and it was lovely
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you want to get away from it all then this is the place for you .If you can't relax here you will not relax anywhere. Set virtually on its own beach, there are ample sunbeds here as well as in the grounds & by both pools.
One of the nicest beaches we have ever been on & beautiful warm sea. A 15 min walk along beach in either direction will bring you to superb beach bars serving great food. We particularly liked Lays bar, very friendly.
Rooms in resort extremely comfortable & staff cannot do enough for you.
Spa brilliant & the ladies there give the best massages I have had on many trips to Thailand.
If you want a lively night atmosphere then this is not for you but the regular bus into Khao Lak is great.

Room Tip: Go for the highest priced room you can afford. They get better the more you pay.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort
Address: Moo 3 61 T. Khuk Khak | A. Takuapa, Phang Nga, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Khao Lak
#12 Family Hotel in Khao Lak
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Khao Lak
#15 Romantic Hotel in Khao Lak
#19 Spa Hotel in Khao Lak
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3+ Star resort is located on the long Khuk Khak Beach in Khao Lak, run by the local family from Takuapa. We are 10 mins by shuttle bus to Khao Lak Center. The shuttle bus run every hour in the evening (2 times a day free of charge, other time costs 50 Baht/Person/Way) ... more   less 
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