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Pimalai Resort and Spa
Ranked #2 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

WOW - What a beautiful hotel! We go away at least once a year and this is one of my favourite holidays - the whole experience was amazing. EVERY single one of the staff were friendly and helpful. There was a huge selection of food in all the restaurants. The food in the seven sea's restaurant was some of the best food I've ever tasted and reasonably priced. Both the pools were amazing, with stunning views. It was also incredibly clean. I honestly couldn't fault it. It's the little things that make a huge difference like being brought iced water and fruit while lying on the most beautiful beach! The spa was also amazing, and again reasonably priced (£40 for an hours massage in such beautiful surroundings) I've never done a TripAdvisor review but felt I just had to because it really was a holiday to remember. Only criticism is, the website doesn't do it justice, more pictures!!! I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hello Harriet _Lawson 222 from UK , Saswadee!
Thank you for your very nice review; very genuine . thank you; and happy to read about staff being helpful & friendly . Yes indeed it is Thailand, some might think... and Thai people are particularly friendly, but we have consistently praises on our team so i think there are indeed very special here...
U are right ; Website not good enough - currently working on it to improve on presentation & pictures to give web visitors a better idea - Sunny Rgds from Lanta . Franck.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Imagine a wonderful luxurious resort in the middle of the forest just on the side of the beach. Incredible views, extremely confortable bungalows, outstanding food from breakfast to dinner and a brilliant service, led by Mr. Lestapis, that will welcome you every day at breakfast.
The beach is sooo good, Koh Lanta is very calm and there's enough things to do if you have kids, enough space and peacefulness if you're just looking for somewhere to rest or romantic places if you'd like to spend your honeymoon.
For anyone, I would defenitely reccomend this hotel to anyone, and most surely will comeback there in the near future.
You will enjoy nature at its best with as much confort as you can get.
A must!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Sawasdee Tugaman & Family from Portugal & now Bresil !
Thks for great review - very much appreciated. We do not have the samba but i think
we have enough to make your stay very enjoyable. Good luck for the world cup; sure u will hear from me..... Sunny Rgds from Lanta! Franck.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

What is your perception of Paradise?

Weather hot but not too much so. Breezy but not too windy. Wildlife but not many bugs. Water cool enough to be refreshing but not so cold as to prevent you from jumping in. Just enough other guests where to make the resort not feel desolate but not so many that there wasn't a chaise to be had in the shade or a dining table available when desired. Activities to be participated in......or not. And ever so slight, the evidence of some nightlife.

The food was exquisitely prepared. The Staff was infinitely polite and professional. The huge, well appointed rooms had the ultimate in privacy (Hillside Pool Villa). The bedding and bath were top notch. The Spa was divine!

We have never felt so cared for in such an kind and thoughtful way. It must be the Thai way. What we thought would be a high resort priced was actually a bargain for the caliber of accommodations and service they provide. The whole experience was defined by of attention to detail!

We travel often and usually assume that we have so many places on our list of places to visit in the future that we rarely go somewhere twice. But a trip to Pimalai is pure bliss...... Idealic even. We vow to return.

Room Tip: Hillside Pool Villas for extreme privacy! Jeeps arrive within 5 minutes to take you anywhere you nee...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Sawasdee Msk 6261 ; thks for great review; i like the headline too!...and i am pleased to read that -for once - you will find your way to return and stay with us!
Sunny rgds from Lanta. Franck.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We have just returned from 12 nights at the Pimalai. And we all agreed probably our best holiday to date! We have been to some lovely resorts over the last 30 years, but the Pimalai is definitely up there at the top! An amazing hotel on a lovely beach. We were staying in the deluxe rooms and they were very comfortable and in a good position for the beach, and the spa. Our rooms were in the block 316 and I reccomend those rooms as they have partial sea view. The attention to detail was second to none, even having flip flps in the rooms and baskets for the beach to put in your sun creams etc. the food was very good, and the service exceptional, especially the boys on the beach bringing iced water and plates of watermelon and pineapple. A special thanks to the staff at the beach restaurant and Mirko the food and beverage manager . Unfortunately, we only got to meet the general manager once when we first arrived. Our only criticism was that the website for the Pimalai didn't do it justice. It probably needs updating! Thank you Pimalai. We would love to come back on day!

Room Tip: If you are in the deluxe rooms go for rooms in the 300 blocks
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Sawasdee Sarah L from Uk;
Thks for review. Nice to read about the attention to details; also for highlighting staff 's performance;
Sorry i coud not see you more ; might have gone to Chiangmai the following day of your arrival.
I am usually quite visible.
See you again here/ Sunny rgds from Lanta. Franck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayd in pimalai for 3 nights of which 2 in a beautiful pool villa. The service is 5 star with attention for detail. The hotel is beautiful Thai style with all the facilities you need. Breakfast had everything you could wish for. We ate local, the same same but different is a super restaurant just next to the hotel. The little hand made shop which is in this restaurant is Great for your souvenirs. We did a snorkeling trip with the hotel to the island of kho haa which was Amazing , we saw fishes we havent seen ever before. Only thing is that the hotel is only About 13 years old but iTS already schowing his age. Except from this, iTS an Amazing place on a beautiful island.

  • Stayed January 2014
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Sawasdee Syvie S .
thanks for taking the time to post a review. much appreciated.
Sunny rgds from Lanta. Franck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Pimalai offers an unique sense of seclusion on one of the loveliest islands of the Adaman Sea. Once again, as in the majority of superior/luxury stays in South East Asia, the sens of delicacy, kindness, attention, freedom, no push to sell is a vast "plus" to this wonderful place. It feels like entire freedom in a no-hassle environment. Cleanliness, care and delicious food are also part of the trump cards of this hotel. Each single villa is well equipped but with the taste of Asian deco. Can only recommend this one. Also a walk alongside the beach at night under the moonlight is just a one in a lifetime experience..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Sawasdee Olivier V
Thank you for your review; very much appreciated. :"kindness, attention, freedom. no hassle environment" - that could well summarised it !
look forward to see you back sometimes in the future.
Sunny Rgds from Lanta. Franck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had a brilliant experience as we wanted to relax and chill on a beautiful beach with accomodation to match as well as good quality food - we were not disapponted.
The whole resort lived up to our expectations with a fabulous beach and excellent choice of restaurants ,with the view from the Seven Seas restaurant truly breathtaking.
Our accomodation was lovely ,clean and well equipped . It was also so peaceful and relaxing ,
What really made it for us was the Staff who work at the resort . They were fantastic in their customer service delivery and attention to detail which was all presented with a warm ,and genuine smile .
This was also backed up when we returned home as Frank, The Manager of the resort , promised to email details and recommendations of hotels and restaurants in the Bordeaux region for us ( his home town) as we are attending a wedding there later this year .His email duly arrived full of information and recommendations.

Superb first week of our holiday in Thailand .

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrew632014
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franck d, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Sawasdee Andrew 632014 from York. Thks for your time in posting a review; glad you enjoy being here & thks for mentioning about the warm, genuine smile of the staff.
Have a good time in Bordeaux - France & good luck with the coming 6 nations.
Sunny Rgds from Lanta. Franck.
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Property: Pimalai Resort and Spa
Address: 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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