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“Serene and beautiful beach location” 4 of 5 stars
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Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort
Ranked #41 of 64 Hotels in Khao Lak
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sweden
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“Serene and beautiful beach location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you do not want crowds, a small resort with a wonderful clean and sandy beach, and still have accessibility to restaurants and shops, this is perfect. For us it was a relief that there were no families with small children. In general, although it was fully booked it was relaxingly quite.
You come here for the location. Perfect if you like swimming in the ocean. The bungalows have no ocean views although they are close to the beach. They are spacious and have a nice terrace. Beds are hard but adjusted with extra padding on request. The breakfast buffet is great. The beach restaurant is fine but has extremely slow service. There are other beach restaurants nearby as alternatives. The two pools are small but fine for a quick dip. The massage place is blissful. We tried a couple of other places on the beach but this was the best!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Called in to our old friend.
Though we didn't stay. Stayed next door at Bayfront.
We recommend to anyone who is staying at any of the Resorts at Khao Lak Beach, to take a stroll along the beach to The Palm and have a cold cocktail at the Sunshine Bar and grill.
Happy hours 2 for 1, from 2.30 to 4.30. Great staff, and food, and a really nice view .
worth the walk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank famwood
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Winnipeg
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a tough one to review. Perhaps that is why there are no current reviews.
First the hotel. We stayed in two different rooms. We much preferred the second to the first. The first room had an odd bathroom configuration with a sunken tub. It had an inner room (door) and outer room (no door) which were not separately controlled with light switches. This made it inconvenient when someone got up in the night to use the toilet. Other than that both rooms were in good condition.
The grounds were well kept and the staff was friendly. Location was not the best as we were about 15-20 minutes walking distance south of town. Wifi was only available in the lobby. The desk top computers available for use were slow. Breakfast was fine, served in a nice open restaurant.
We went to a beach barbeque buffet at the hotel. It started at 7pm. We got there at 6:45 and ordered our drinks. It took 30-45min to receive them. We thought that we would avoid the initial rush at 7pm and line up a bit later. Trouble is they never replenished the trays, of which many were empty when we got there, and we were stuck with only stir fry and BBQ. There was only one large grilled fish, and this was gone before we went to fill our plates.
Now the tough part. This hotel seems to cater to mostly German customers and although most were friendly we had a couple of encounters that were less than that, and made us feel more like outsiders. Perhaps it was just these particular people, but we would hesitate to book here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

This resort makes up for small size with bonus relaxation.Thai style bungalows set in tropical gardens ,flowing streams,absolute beach front,golden sand and clean ocean if you dont want to swim in either of the 2 pools.We had to extend our stay due to the flood in Bangkok and the staff were very helpful,also helped when we had to cancel some flights and arrange new ones.We have stayed before and will again.GREAT VALUE.

Room Tip: Deluxe garden view recommended
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank famwood
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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Great rooms - we had a bungalow with the pond view and we all loved it. Wonderful massage center just by the pool and beach, very nice beach, very good breakfast. There are two pools - so you don't have to fight with those strange people, who wake up at the crack of dawn just to reserve a place by the pool :) and the service was just excellent - they were very helpful and understanding and willing to give discounts (ups. I said it! :D) I do recommend the place

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We stayed for our 3rd time at Khao Lak Palm in September.This is such a pleasant place to wind down so we usually come before moving on to Phuket and Bangkok.The Resort has lovely duplex style chalets decorated in traditional Thai style,scattered through landscaped gardens and streams so well placed that we can sit on our verandah and not be seen by other guests as they walk past to or from their rooms to the pools(2) or beach.Chalets are BIG with large bathrooms attached.You do need to get insect spray though because the windows have no sceening and the lush gardens are a haven for mosquito.There are 2 nice eateries that offer a good selection,one right on the beach,or you can wander down the beach into any of the other resorts and try what they offer. Everyone is very friendly.Beautifull golden sand beach and water that you can swim in,just watch the tide changes as current can be strong.The resort has a Spa and I have had some great Thai Massages.Its a litle way out of town but they have a great little shop on site that sells really cheap drinks etc.We love our stays here and already have reservatons for our return .

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

The grounds and beach of this hotel are very beautiful. My main complaint with this hotel is that it could have been great, 5-star even, with a few small improvements/modernizations. That said, it's a good value if you want to stay on the beach in KL.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort
Address: 26 14 Moo 7, Phetkasem Road | Tambol Khuk Khak, Amphur Takuapa, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Khao Lak
#26 Spa Hotel in Khao Lak
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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