First off all, this hotel is located between long beach and the lighthouse. I think it's a great laid back location. If you walk further south there is this cool place called blue moon as it offers great reasonable priced authentic food. Anyway back to pada. I think the hotel itself is not bad. I had a room with a fan but had access to the pool and the beach was there as well. I'm trying to be as honest as possible as it's important for all reviewers to share honest opinions of their experience. I have been travelling nonstop for 5 months and I have to say the guy or owner who greeted me was incredibly the most rude, pretentious and unwelcoming person I have ever met. Such a shame because koh lanta itself is laid back and friendly. Well this fella who isn't Thai was slimey and inconsiderate. He seriously need to enrol in a hospitality course and learn how to be pleasant with people in general. I wouldn't return unless he leaves. And another thing, he would nt return my 2000 baht deposit as I was struggling to find the paper in front of him. Meanwhile he had the proof with him and refused to give me the money. I believe it s a 2 way street with both signatures needed. Fortunately I found the paper and got my money back ...not from him but from his female colleague. She wasn't too bad.
Anyway I feel bad for the staff working there as you could sense the environment as very tensed. I met some of them and they were pleasant. In conclusion, hotel wasn't too bad and if you can ignore the poor hospitality, then come here. They say they are a 3 star hotel but with 5 star services. Thus this is very untrue.
Ps. Don't buy packages from them as they are mOre expensive than others. Secondly, they do not offer free rides from the pier as advertised on the website. they blamed it in agoda for not removing it but i saw their other websites showing free rides. I had to pay 300 bahts. Weird, I called and emailed them previously and repeatedly about this matter but they didn't bother to reply.
I just realized this place was too stressful. Such a shame because koh lanta is a nice place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco lanta resort is 3 star resort with 5 star servicess the resort has unique types of rooms to make you feels like never before ,the resort located in the middle of koh lanta so its easy to reach north and south serounded with many resturants and supermarkets. The resort fully built with Eco material's because we care . You will feel unusual experience and full of relaxing. Eco lanta is beach front and have reggae bar, massage on the beach ,minimart ,beach restaurant and coffe shop with daily fresh coffee. You are most welcome ... more less
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