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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ko Lanta, Krabi Province

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Slim S
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa and amazing sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Hello,
I was in Koh Lanta in Thailand with friends and we rented this beautiful house in a great location with wonderful views of the sea, the other nearby islands such as Koh Phi Phi we can see from the pool.
Each one of the 3 bedrooms has a beautiful terrace with superb views.
The house is very well equipped and very comfortable.
The beach and restaurants are nearby, and a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Everything was well organized for our arrival in the house and all supplies were available to us.
Every evening you can apreciate the beautiful sunsets, thanks to the superb view that has this villa.
We had a great time of 15 to 21 October 2011.
We hope to return soon and return to this beautiful place.

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Liked best: sunset from the terrace and the pool
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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suhair72
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“a small piece of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

We have been recommended to go to Koh Lanta for the quietness and the beaches but being a family of 5 needed a big place to accommodate us. We found this villa which offered us exactly what we needed.

The location is very central to most things on the island, close to restaurants and services and, very important -as we have small kids-, was the proximity to the beach (10 min walk).

The manager of the house welcomed us at the villa and was very helpful. We have found it very clean and comfortable. The sea view from the bedrooms are spectacular with large balcony and set up chairs to relax.

I would definitely recommend this place for anyone that looks for a combination of quietness and location. Being away from the crowd made a difference.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the location and it's proximity to the beach
Liked least: can't say.. we loved everything in this place
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Adevdh
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sealife Villa could be better, if not for the maintenance & location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011 for a stay in December 2011
3
people found this review helpful

We booked SeaLife Villa for one week, via amazinglanta.com. We try not to be bias but only to share some of our likes & dislikes (personal preference) during our stay:

Likes:
1) Spacious, quiet and lots of privacy.
2) 2 air-con bedrooms on 2nd floor overseeing ocean & Sunset.
3) Living room equipped with TV, DVD, Mini-Compo and WiFi.
4) Kitchen equipped with toaster, microwave oven, fridge, kettle, stove for cooking simple meal.
5) Both bedrooms on 2nd floor has attached bathroom (one with long bathtub)

Dislikes
1) Villa floor was sticky when first check-in. Bedrooms, wardrobes & kitchen cabinets not aired and smelled stale.
2) Stained Pillows. Bedlinens & pillows smelled too. Beds were hard too.
3) Pool looks lovely on website but actually it is a tiny one measuring about 3m X 2m, good only for dipping but not for swimming.
4) Villa is on up slope, about 15 minutes’ walk to main road where restaurants and shops are located. Can be hot to walk in the day and dark in the night since there is no street lights.
5) Inconvenient for families with old/aged guests and babies in prams since villa is out of way to shops/restaurants. Villa is also not near beach at all.
6) Though villa is equipped with basic utensils but no proper storage for utensils. Cups, glasses, plates, bowls, forks & spoons are also mismatching. Poor quality spoons. Utensils look like leftovers by different guests, etc. Some electrical appliances smell too.
7) Ground floor bedroom is non-air conditioned but with ceiling fan and can get very stuffy and hot in the room.
8) Only one slow speed ceiling fan in the living room and can get very hot & stuffy in the day.
9) No mosquito net installed by windows or doors. So in the night, when all windows and doors were shut/closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering, the villa was hot & stuffy (except the 2 air-con bedrooms on 2nd floor).
10) Need to rent “tut-tut” to better move around (about 400 baht a day or lesser for longer rental period)

The villa can be better if:
1. Better maintained.
2. Well cleaned and aired before guests check-in.
3. Installed with mosquito net on windows and doors so that these can be left open in the night to air the villa. If villa is well aired, it is actually quite nice and cool in doors.
4. Better storage for kitchen equipments/utensils. Better matching bowls & plates and better quality spoons.
5. Since rental of villa is by week and stay can be long, would be great if also equipped with washing machine for convenience.
6. Suitable for family with teenage children but not younger children or older guests.

3 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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3 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Spacious
Liked least: Inconvenient location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Dec 12, 2011
Thank you for your feed back that we consider each time important for us, as it help us to improve our service and quality.

However, not every comment are justified. We had a cleaners team that looked after the villa on the same day of the guest arrival. Meaning they have cleaned every single room and all the bed sheet are changed and cleaned right after the guest has checked out. Prior these guest, we had a family that stayed a week and left a day before. Therefore, the house wasn't left alone for a long period of time and couldn't smell in the compartment described.

I would like to add that no washing machine is specified on the Trip Advisor description and always mentioned about a Laundry facility at walking distance from the villa.

As for the pool, it's exactly how it looks on the picture. No more no less. Unfortunaltely, large family may have different expectations. However, the ocean is right in front and I confirm to be at walking distance to the main beach, which is no more than 10mn walk. Restaurants and other facilities are also at 10 mn from the villa. For eldery people, it might take longer. The villa is located on higher ground than the sea level (10 degre) but also offer you the opportunity to have a great sea view and sunset view. Without it, you will be looking at trees.

As for aeration, there is plenty of breeze and never get too hot inside the villa. However, I understand for people that live in more temperate climate to feel hot when you first arrive in a tropical country. Adjustement is always necessary.

we always try accomodate the best we can every guest and appreciate any comments done. It help us to improve our service and quality. Feed back are taken serioulsy and we always take pride in our villa. It's very important for us that you are satisfaid with your stay with us.
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A FlipKey verified reviewer
Oslo
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2011 for a stay in November 2010
3
people found this review helpful
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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PARIS
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2010 for a stay in January 2010
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers
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karl p
Treviso, Italy
Level Contributor
66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2016
Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your vacation on Lanta. Again thank you for choosing our villa and wish you all the best.

Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you wish to return.

Laurent
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France
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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