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Pimalai Resort and Spa
Ranked #2 of 85 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

I'm taking time out while at Pimalai to convince people that are thinking about booking a stay at Pimalai to book straight away!

My husband and I arrived last Saturday and since then have been treated with 5 star service and quality. The staff are all excellent, extremely polite and can not do enough for you, while the food has been delicious at all the restaurants. The Seven Seas restaurant must be visited as well.

The Spa has been really good, have had alternative days of treatments and the setting and treatments have been amazing. On the other days, we walked down the beach and had cheapie massages. I cant compare the two because the Pimalai spa is a whole experience whilst at the beach hut, you pay for what you get but still worth it!

We stayed in a pool villa and it is so beautiful. Many days being spent laying in the sala by our pool.

I'm hoping to visit beautiful Pimalai again!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Photos of Pimalai says it all! GREAT!! The staffs are all very friendly,make your stay enjoyabled.BBQ & Thai food is good but the western food (pasta) is very disappointing.
Overall, it is a resort what one cannot ask for more!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from our fourth trip to Pimalai in 18 months. Each stay has been for 14 plus days so that should indicate something to any new reader. We always stay in the same pool villa on the hill overlooking the Andaman Sea and the local friendly Muslim village. The view of the ocean and jungle is amazing but any of the hundreds of reviews here will detail that so I wont repeat anything further. Same goes for service, food and staff. They are all perfect and the high standards are set and maintained by the long serving GM, Franck de Lestapis. This man has been on site since the resort opened and knows everything about the place and the staff and will do anything to satisfy his guests. In this place the guests needs come first ! The staff are truly wonderful and they they are sincere in their endeavours to make the guests happy and content. They all go out of their way to please and, unlike many other resorts, these people are willing to go the extra step to make their guests comfortable and wanting to return. There are too many staff that have constantly looked after us to name here but you can be sure that so far in over 8 weeks at Pimalai in less than 18 months we have never had to make one complaint about the way the staff treat us and others. Pimalai and its staff has ensured we will continue to return twice a year for as long as we are able. This place is made for relaxing and de-stressing with no late night rowdy parties, no drunken Gen Y and the usual ferals that inhabit Patong and other major centres in Thailand. This is a place for nice people with manners and well behaved kids on the odd occasion you see them.
There are the odd complaining reviews of Pimalai by the usual people, some of whom can never be satisfied. My suggestion is to ignore these few negative reviews and concentrate on the hundreds on good ones, pack your bags and make your plans to spend some time on this wonderful island and at this amazing resort. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: The pool villas on the mountain side are perfect but if you prefer being near the beach then look at...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at the Pimalai resport for 10 days and enjoyed every day! The appartment/room was big, clean, air-conditioned. The food in the different restaurants was excellent, the only restaurant which we did not try was the one on top of the hill. The resort has a own beach, a own dive center, a excellent spa and really friendly staff. The appreciate how they took care of us, picked us from the airport, drove us to the harbor, with personal boat ride to the resort and when we left back to Finland they arranged the same again for us. It is the small things which can make you feel special, when we arrived we were welcomed by the GM, had a drink with him. Also when we left the Hotel had prepared small breakfast boxes for us as we were leaving at 6.00. If you like to be on your own, relax, enjoy the sea, sun and good food and you want to spoil yourself with spa treatments and don't care so much about discos and many people Pimalai definitely is a good choice for it!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

A really relax place in Krabi, wonderful Hotel,friendly staff,nice beach and have 2 beautiful swimming pool. Transporation to Hotel arrangement is GOOD,Breakfast is very delicious and every morning have different fresh fruit ,The Seven Sea restaurant have a beautiful sea view,you can enjoy the food and the view in same time.anyway I"ll back^^

Room Tip: Even I just book Deluxe Room ,I can see the Ocean,very nice and comfortable room,because Oct is low...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

A resort and spa which is located in a very calm and beatufull beach in koh lanta ( Thailand ) , a 2.5 hr drive from Krabi airport during low season , but in high season only 45 min by spead boat from Krabi .
An excellent place for couple for honeymoon or to celebrate an annversiry of there weeding or birthday .
Staff are excellent with a French attitude , you will see the manager roaming around on daily bases during the breakfast time to re assure every thing is going perfect and to make sure there is no problem with the guest during there stay .

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Thank you so much for your hospitality and friendly service!!!! The island had so much to offer. The locals were always helpful. We had the most amazing time! The food, cocktails and staff were impeccable!! We will be back!! Thank you again.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pimalai Resort and Spa

Address: 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $184 - $1,101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pimalai Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pimalai, nestled in a lush tropical forest with direct access to 900 meters of pristine sandy beach, is the Andaman destination to set your sights on. The beach resort combines all the right ingredients - subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, far from the crowds, with no noise except the sound of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sand. ... more   less 
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