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Lanta Emerald Bungalow
Ranked #49 of 150 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed here for Christmas & news years, only time of our 2.5month trip we booked in advance. Overpriced, but I guess that's everywhere during the holiday season. Rooms are a bit old, and the door joining to the neighbors room is not soundproof. Staff are friendly (except the owner). Breakfast is OK, lot's of fruit which was nice. The restaurant was quite poor though, tasted very unnatural, like they use lot's of ready made products. Nice pool, nice garden.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Arriving in to Ko Lanta is quite an overwhelming experience! There was 6 of us hit with a barage of taxi/tuk-tuk/hotel reps trying to flog us their hotels and rides. We decided to sit down for 5 minutes and grab a drink whilst we looked over the couple of flyers we'd been handed. Was such an intense/stressful 20 minutes being bombarded by thai's going for the 'Hard sell'. In the end we chose The Lanta Emerald as she was offering us low season rates, so for what we paid and what we got was great. Great location, facilities etc.. my only moan would be that the staff looked misreble and weren't very outgoing.. almost like they didn't want to be there, which was a shame. Didn't really spoil our stay - we just accepted that and didn't ask them for anything.

The rooms we had were spacious and clean. Pool was good and you have as much beach as you want on your doorstep. Sunsets are amazing and some great places to eat/drink in the evenings with in 5 minutes either side of Lanta Emerald. The food at the Emerald isn't anything special so apart from breakfast, would suggest looking for alternatives. Overall, we had fun and a great stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a great time here at Lanta Emerald - we arrived in the middle of a major tsunami warning but were well looked after by the staff, who were super friendly and made us feel very safe. Our room was a bit more than we wanted to spend, but very comfortable. The decor could use an update, but overall we had a great stay. The bar was a highlight, we were able to watch soccer, eat a great mix of Thai and Western food, and the people were easy-going and friendly. The balcony overlooking the ocean was beautiful. The pool is another highlight, we loved having some relaxing swims. We found overall the place was very quiet and nice and other than a decor update the place is a great stay! Definitely take the time to walk up and down the entire beach, it's in the most beautiful and wonderful location.

Room Tip: Don't go for the cheapest bungalows at the back of the property - I found they were close to a g...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

I got simple single bungalow, fan room. It is ok cuz i wanted cheap room. The bungalow area is very fantastic. Quiet private, beach connected (not so WOW beach but ok has sand and can swim there, relaxing). and the bungalow has bar by the beach! I would love to go back exploring Lanta island during the day (got motorbike rented from bungalow) or chill our by the beach of bungalow and drinking at the bar at night. : ) swimming pool is additional thing i didn't expect for such a cheap bungalow.

Excepts...small ants in my room thats...annoying!!

oh one more thing, the bungalow close to tsunami evacuation point as well so dont need to worry if there is any EQ!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank isaraklahan
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I work, travel and live on Phuket and have done so for 5 years and had my family join me for a 2 week holiday, we decided to give them the ultimate experience and take them to one of Thailands little treasures KOH LANTA, we made no plans as we had been many times before, take the ferry get off at Saladan have a cold beer and make a few calls,on the ferry from Phi Phi, a pleasant Thai girl aintroduced her families properties showed some pics etc and we thought well lets do 1 night what harm could this do 1,200THB per room including breakfast not cheap but certainly not 5 star but okay, and if we are unsatisfied we can move on, on arrival, thoughts where what the !!, go to reception to be met with an aggressive male, handing or should I say throwing keys at me, shouting and pointing go that way room go that way room, a pleasant thai welcome where my thoughts, however go to room OM! this left nothing to the imagination, I was on the internet and called a few places and got another reservation for the following morning. We then head out for the evening and must say surrounding area was okay,the ajoining bar to Lanta Emerald, which I believe must be under different management and where welcoming and helpful, next morning on check out we ate breakfast whilst waiting on pick up and handed in keys, then got a demand for 800THB for breakfast which we where told was included when we paid on the ferry, same aggressive man used bad language to me when i told him breakfast was included, not realising i understood what he had just said to me and called me a black dog and farang idiot, my only words about the lanta Emerald bungalows is give is a big wide berth, would not recommend this to the Soi dogs for their strays to stay in.
we moved to the Koh Lanta Sea House Resort next morning, who gave us the most pleasant warm thai welcome, what you would expect in the Land of Smiles, and made the remainder of our stay on Lanta a very pleasant and memorable one.

Room Tip: Choose another resport
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank IsabelandIain
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

I stayed next door last year but liked the guy who ran the ting tong bar. Unfortunately he has moved away. We stayed in room A5 and paid a premium. It was billed as a sea view, you can just about see the sea but the vehicles parked in front are much more noticeable!
It's not the friendliest place you'll stay but the food is good. The rooms are tired and need revamping. There are better places on the same beach.

Stayed: March 2012
Thank NorwichHarley
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

rooms and the hotel is not bad; rooms are clean and big, even we had a meeting with a cockroach, but it's usual in Thailand. We were in the room just in front of the beach, and it was a great position.
Unfortunately the staff is very rude, aggressive and not polite.
the prices charged are higher than those indicated in all the guidebooks and the Internet.
they have also claimed that the cost of the breakfast that should have been included.
even for renting a motorbike they have a higher price then the rest of the island.
we should be there 5 days, we left after 2, because the staff didn't want to tell us the rates of the remaining days.
beware: they don't want to be payed by credit card!

bad!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mattia56
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Address: 154 M.2 Saladan | Klong Klong Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #49 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $12 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lanta Emerald Bungalow 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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