We stayed at Lanta Mermaid for 5 nights at the end of October. Booked only few days prior via Agoda for about 720BT/night (~25$USD). Long review, but they deserve for every detail to be mentioned!
Warm welcome, explanation of their facilities, they also gave us a map of the island. Check in was nice and easy. They speak really good english.
Our room was on the 4th floor. Large, impeccably clean with a king size bed, fridge (with water), balcony and even a rack so you can dry your clothes. TV had english channels. Only "negative" to me was the window was a little small so not much daylight came into the room, but it wasn't a big deal since we didn't spend that much time hanging out in in there anyway.
Only a 5 minute or so taxi or motorbike ride away from the Saladan Pier (where you'd be coming in from Koh Phi Phi), the building is very easy to find. There is a really nice beach a 2 minute walk across the street from Lanta Mermaid (this guesthouse is NOT directly on the beach just so you know). A convenience store is also a 2 minute walk from the guesthouse. Few restaurants across the street too.
Impeccable. Each time we walked in, they would greet us with our first names! Shows great effort, especially that my husband and I have french names that can be hard to pronounce in english! Each time we would leave our room in the morning, they would immediately go up and clean it, and everything was spotless. Had breakfast there once and food was plentiful! Eggs, bacon, toast, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea...we were full! Were ever so polite when serving us. You can rent a motorbike from them for 250BT (less than 10$USD) per day, and you get a nice modern automatic motorbike. They also provided helmets. Since we were in low season, they didn't automatically hand out beach towels (free starting November 1st), but you could get them for 20BT (~ 0.60$!! haha no big deal) for your entire stay. They also had a large bookshelf where you could borrow books. They gave us advice about how to get back to Bangkok, and also arranged all the transportation for us (minibus to Trang Airport, about 3 hours) for a good price. Plus we got to pet their super cute dog everyday!
Definitely a highlight of our one month stay in Thailand. SO quiet and not invaded by tourists, you really get to see how Thai people live. Everyone there is extremely friendly. Every time my husband and I went for a walk, the people we crossed would give us a big genuine smile. Their children would often wave hello! The island is long, so I strongly suggest you rent a motorbike to explore it all. About 45 minutes from top to bottom. Several different beaches, all different from one another, but all very quiet, where you'll often be almost alone on it! (in October anyway). Beaches are nice, but unfortunately sometimes had garbage at the edge (but not directly on the sand).Saladan has a ton of restaurants, and many fresh seafood restaurants by the water. It also has a few 7-11s, pharmacy, shopping areas. There is a German Bakery, delicious, especially that we were overdosed of the classic egg/toast breakfasts we had at all our guesthouses throughout the month! If you're thinking of snorkling or diving, please go to Dive&Relax, located on Long beach. They were amazing (review to come). We also went at the Lanta Animal Wellfare center (#1 activity on Tripadvisor) and I strongly recommend it...we loved petting puppies and walking their dogs on the beach! Favourite restaurant was Krua Kritsana, about 20 minute walk north, or a 5-10 minute taxi/motorbike. Food and service was amazing!
Overall, we fell in love with Ko Lanta. Great vibe, great food and such a great stay at Lanta Mermaid. Our experience at Lanta Mermaid was excellent and I strongly recommend you stay there too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lanta Mermaid Boutique House is an alternative choice for your relaxation. You will be welcomed with the luxurious rooms, comparable to five stars hotels, yet having lower price and impressive environments and surroundings. Here! The place where you will learn that ‘Heaven is really on earth.’ ... more less
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