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Anda Lay Boutique Resort
Ranked #59 of 175 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Have a look at the resort map on their website - some of the rooms are either too close to the restaurant or to the pool, which means that they are not private or quiet as the rest. Ours was 107, which was away from the restaurant, and the noise from the road was well insulated by the fence. Most of the rooms are surrounded outside by some sort of artificial swamp - well kept, nice to look at, but does breed mosquitoes, so ask for mosquito coils and/or get repellent.

The resort has a nice sandy beach, and tides do not affect the swimming very much. For snorkeling go to the rocks to the south of the resort (~200 m) - not fantastic, but some fish and urchins. Hotel restaurant is OK for breakfast (sterile european affair). Haven't tried to dine there, as there are few nice options outside - try Cook Kai, Roi Thai, or we liked Muslim Seafood in the village. If you are there on Friday, you may consider going to the village market (not too early, try ~noon). All these places are easily accessible on foot. Travel agents in the village can book your trips and transfers much cheaper than the hotel, same goes about food, fruit shakes or cocktails, or about the massages. This place charges more than most of its neighbors, but the good news is that you have other great options.
We liked Koh Lanta, and if we ever go to the Andaman sea islands again, we would seriously consider this island. The same goes for the resort - some problems, but easy to get around them

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

I have to start by saying that we didn't have a great start to our stay on Koh Lanta due to the fact that Andalay had forgot to organize out transport, but to there totally credit, they couldn't have been more apologetic and did everything that they could to recite there mistake.
After this bad start i really can not fault the resort, it is small and personal, and they really do have a great team that couldn't be more helpful.
The restaurant is great as is the pool and it is perfectly situated on Klong Nin beach.
My only other complaint would be, so not stay in Room 116, although the room itself is great it is situated at the far end of the resort, right by a very noisy bar, on one night we were kept awake until 2.45, which was not good at all, i go on holiday to relax, and the noise made it really difficult!
Other than that i would recommend Andalay to anybody that wants to have a great relaxing holiday.
Whilst you are staying on Lanta, if you enjoy cooking i would totally recommend the Time for lime cookery school and restaurant, a great school and the food in the restaurant is the best food that i have eaten in Thailand.

Room Tip: Do not stay in Room 116. Try to make sure that you are in the rooms by the pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Stayed between 23-27th Dec 2011. Looked like the nicest beach in Lanta from driving around. Thought the room was to a good spec very comfortable bed, good air-con and well cleaned each day. The breakfast was cooked fresh to a very good standard and kept me going till dinner most days. Pool was well kept but they could do with more sun beds and much more shade. Good selection of food/massgae within 5 mins walk and snorkelling trip was maybe not the best for fish but entertaining and well run.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

My husband and I traveled around Thailand for one month. We decided to splurge and book this one place ahead of time. It was not worth the money that we paid! Yes it has a nice beach, but the head of our bed was 2 meters from the road, so it was not the quiet and relaxing place we were imagining. The staff were less than helpful, the resort was not well run, and very disorganized. Checking out was a disaster, prepare yourself to sit there for an hour. Truely disappointed with this one!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed at the Anda Lay on December 24th and 25th 2011 and we would have definitely rated this lovely hotel as "Very good", if it wasn't for the over priced mandatory Gala dinner we had to undergo (2500 baht/person!).
First of all the Gala Dinner was not held on their premises but they brought us to a fancier hotel up the hill (MoonLight Exotic Resort) where they had an extremely mediocre buffet dinner. The food was the worst we had during our 31 days in Thailand, bland taste and poor selection . At the end of the meal we were presented with an extra bill for the drinks which had appeared to be included in the dinner. I mean, we showed up at the resort, were seated at our table and they had a small bar set up beside the buffet with a blackboard stating "Special Welcome Cocktails" listing 6 different cocktails and no prices. We were approached by the barman who asked us if he "could offer us a drink"....sure! 4 drinks and 2 cafe au lait added up to another 1,200 baht, which for Thai standards is expensive!

The hotel itself is lovely, we had a nice, big and clean room very cheerfully decorated. The pool is pretty and the view of the clean beach from most of the rooms and the restaurant deck is refreshing.
The breakfast buffet is OK.
We found the staff (especially the 2 gentlemen at the restaurant) to be a bit rude if compared to the amazing Thai service we had encounterd in 4 weeks travelling across the country.
We would go back but not during the Christmas holidays as we would not want to get trapped again in the mandatory dinners, that is for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

We really enjoyed the Andalay. It has a great beach without rocks in front, the pool is a great place to hang, and it is on a beach which is not too crazy, but plenty of little bamboo bars and restaurants. The rooms are nice, somewhat spartan, but the price for us (2500 B) was pretty good . WE would definately come back to this beach and this hotel.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

When travelling from Krabi to Koh Lanta and seeing other hotels where people were dropped off on the way, I got scared. It's not uncommon that the pictures on hotels website are hundreds of years old and greatly photoshopped.

In this case it was a relief to reach our destination and see the actual place. Yes, the pictures still look way better then in real life, but it was ok.

The interior design of the rooms was quite modern, mainly from concreet (hope it's the correct word for the building material). It was quite uncommon but as a lover of modern interior design, this was a pleasant suprise.

What was not ok was the sleeping conditions. The mattress was too hard and the pillows so big, my neck started to hurt after first night. So I broke 2 pillows and took some of the stuffing out. Not even some but most of it :) And payed 30 dollars later for those pillows :)

But the view from the room and the location... WOW! It was like living on the beach really :)

And the food on that hotel was ok as well. THe breakfast was simple but tasty, people very friendly. Ordering from the menu was a pleasure as well, they did know how to cook there.

By the way it was one of the places that suffered a lot from the giant wave. So it was spooky listening to the waves during night but nevertheless, it was a great place to stay :)

Room Tip: The premium rooms were closer to the beach, other rooms not so close (but still ok).
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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Moo 6, Khlong Nin Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #59 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $87 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anda Lay Boutique Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Buddhist hotel in a mainly Muslim area. Very attentive staff, stylish rooms, and a good restaurant which in the evening extended onto the sand, lit by oil lamps. The hotel is not yet quite finished (no large pool - only a large hole) so rates are half what they will be when completed. ... more   less 
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