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Amantra Resort & Spa
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

General:Booked one night in two beach front villas (i think it was room 101 and 118), for a cheap price from hotels.com. Ended up staying for two more night (manly because we were lazy), and got a better price from the hotel. Hard to communicate with some of their staff, since their English is not the best (But this is not different to many places in Thailand where I have been). But the ones who speak the best English seem to be working at the reception desk, so everything worked out fine for us.

Rooms: View of the rooms were great. Nice terrace, but not all of them were furnished. Room was nice (maybe not as nice as in the hotels online pictures, but nice). Beds and pillows were hard - but this is as expected on a three star hotel in Thailand. If you are picky about this, you need to book a five star hotel. Bathroom, much nicer in room 101 (nice) than in 118 (just OK). I have seen many nicer, but also some worse on hotels in this category.

Cleaning: If you hang out the please clean my room sign on the door, the clean your room. And they daily evaporate every trace of sand in the room. So for a few lucky moments (before you drag more sand in) you forget that soon there will be sand everywhere. The only small comment I have about cleaning is that when we checked in, it was a small spiderweb under the sink in the bathroom. But no spider, so really didn't see that as a huge problem.

Restaurant and breakfast: We had breakfast from a buffet one day (OK, juice, eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruits, cereals) and from the a la carte one day (pre-set menu A, B, C, or D, including different things such as porridge, juice, pancakes, omelets... depending of which menu you pick). Neither the buffet or the a la carte are breakfasts you will remember, in a good or in a bad way. Very standard and maybe a tiny bit boring.
We also had dinner there, it was raining the day we arrived, and we traveled with kids, and after a long trip we decided to take our chances (even though many reviewers implied that this was a terrible place to eat). We decided to go for the thai food (in my opinion what the Thai's do best. I don't believe that they will bring their A-game every tuna sandwich they make), and all four adults had a great meal. And a am a foodie, so this is important to me. We even had a second dinner there, that one also great. We ordered curries, and stir fries and hot pans and thai salads. The kids at least once ordered western spaghetti bolognese - and they liked it. We tasted and thought it was OK. Could they have hired new chefs? Because otherwise I don't get were all complaints come from?

Pool and garden: Nicely maintained gardens, and a great location on the beach. It was a bit windy when we were there so the kids preferred to pool to the ocean. The pool is a budget kind that you will find on many smaller thai-islands (with a plastic"carpet" instead of tile). It was a bit of sand in it that irritated me (but I guess when the pool is practically on the beach, this is bound to happen?), but in general seemed clean, and the kids loved it. I however did not walk around the rest of the resort, just beachfront, reception restaurant and pool area, so cant say so much about the rest of the resort.

Conclusion: I could live here again, but I would not look super much forward to it. Basic, but it gave us the possibility with our budget to have a house just by the sea, with all the demands we had (swimming pool, ac in the room, extra beds and so on). You get what you pay for, and this is a reasonably priced beach front house. The standard is just that, reasonable.

Last note. The day we came, it was raining a lot all day. This lead to some pluming problems (discolored water in the pipes). On all overpopulation thai-islands there are problems with sewage systems, and I think the rain that poured down all day (quite rare) brought on some problems.

Room Tip: 101 is the one closest to the massage parlor. 118 towards the bar. So would go for 104-116 for the v...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is the first time i been to Koh lanta and I was expected nice beautiful beaches and hotel as mentioned. upon arrived the service was good but when entering to the hotel, the floor were so sticky and the deluxe room looks simple in a sight of view. nothing much special in the room but just only 2 folded swam decorated on the bed. why do I comment it was worst experience because the first night my room almost enter thief through the window which is already locked. Around 5am in the morning, i heard something weird noise other then the roaring beach which is "ticking". At first i though it was nothing but after a short time, i went to the window and i could saw a human shadow reflected from my neighbor window. My neighbor wasn't occupied that time. So i woke my gf and told her quietly there's someone trying to break in. So i open up the curtain and saw a person covered in black almost entering my room. So i shouted very loud to chase away the thief. Then only the thief run away. There's no road light or intercom for in this hotel. So we have decided to wait until sun raise and decide for early check out. Have reported police but so far no feedback given as well.
if you're about to go krabi, please don't visit this place (koh lanta) as it seems to be so boring and not happening. Recommended to stay at Ao nang hotel is much better and cheaper. you can just can't stop shopping at the night market and happening pub and club there as well. hope this review helps.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We booked a really cheap last minute deal and were very pleasantly surprised. Amantra was quite basic but for the price it felt much nicer than what we had understood while booking and by other reviews. It is located at the end of Khlong Nin Beach making it a bit secluded and quiet which we appreciated.

Our bungalow had a view of the beach, was quite spacious, comfortable beds, was really clean and tidy but had a very simple bathroom with no pressure in the shower. Free wifi. Very functional but basic.

The beach was nice but not as child friendly as klong dao. Just below the hotel lay some rocks and it deepened quite fast which made it more difficult for young children to swim. There was however a lovely pool where you could swim and enjoy the stunning sunsets, fantastic!

The food was ok but the staff in the restaurant was not very good at English which caused some funny mistakes but on the whole it worked well. A dive center which organized courses.

The hotel could help with transport and also arrange private tours around the island.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Am here during the low season so it's pretty quiet at the resort. We're the only guests actually. Seems like a great place to stay except everything's under renovation so there's no direct access to the beach, no restaurant, and no spa. Very friendly staff though.

  • Stayed July 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Overall, I would say it is average, for the type of services and amenities you would expect from a 2-3* hotels. But because of the wrong impression imposed by the brochure, websites and etc, it is disappointing when you arrive, as you are expecting more.
The room: Apart from the suites facing the beach, all the other rooms on the block are below average. The only thing we appreciate is the fresh and clean linen. Toilets are basic with no hairdryer. I would say that you can get room like this from the higher priced motels/hostels.
Food: Good selection of menu but serving portion is small. Serving can be slow too, mainly due to kitchen staffs as most of the waiting staffs are lingering around.
Pool: Worst ever, the water is filthy!!! And the worst part is, we have no choice but to take our confine water diving course in it. The thought of the murky filthy water in the pool makes me sick.
Reception: May not appear to be friendly but they are helpful

Room Tip: Only go to this resort if you can pay for the suites/ rooms facing the beach. Don't be bothered...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

The place is quite far from the airport, which is 3 hours journey. The staff here are friendly and always service with a smile. Our room is a triple room with one queen size bed and one single bed. Only basic amenties in the room and no hairdryer or adapter available. However, room is clean and comes with two bottles of complimentary water daily. The location is quite far away from the city and is more suitable for people for scuba diving and relaxation. There is no kettle in the room so it is advisable to have the water fill up or purchase from the minimart nearby as the restaurant and reception will be closed after 10pm. Buffet breakfast served between 7am to 10am. Loads of choices such as fried eggs,scamble eggs, ham, noodles and fried rice. Outside of the hotel the place is quite dark at night. However, it is walking distance to some of the restaurant and bar, but it's quite quiet around the area after certain time.

Room Tip: choose rooms that are facing the beach and away from the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

The marketing for this hotel implies it's a high class hotel with great service, beach huts, and good food. The nicest thing you will see is the brochure.

The service manager is the rudest person I have encountered in Thailand. The food is cold and of a 1-2* standard. The accomodation does not look like the rooms in the brochure or advertised online.

It's selling itself as a 4/5* but it's a 2-3* - if you get lucky and aren't too bothered about the breakfast or facilities.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Amantra Resort & Spa
Address: 296 Moo 6 | Koh Lanta Yai, Khlong Nin Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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Hotel Class:3 star — Amantra Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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