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Layana Resort and Spa
Ranked #1 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed in a garden pavilion room during low season and couldn't have been happier.The weather was great,the cocktails and sunsets fantastic and the room was well looked after. Above all the staff all made a huge effort to look after all the guests ,always with a smile .The team there is really special and you will not regret choosing this resort. Of course I love the fact there are no kids to disturb the serenity!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

When you usually visit a resort, you would have expect the normal things like, check-in, greetings, briefing about the amenities and your in room facilities. Here, at Layana - the superb friendly staff provides excellent 6 start resort service and they exceed our usual expectation when we compare with some other resorts in our own country - Malaysia.

Both me and my wife would like to tell you travelers/honeymoon-ers that this is THE place to be to get away from the busy city life.

About transportation, we would highly recommend to get the airport pick-up and transfer. Trust us, the trip from the Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta is about 2 hours journey and crosses 2 ferry terminals. Once you reach the resort, one could rent a motorcycle and go about the small town.

For dinner, SALADAN ( i think its spelled this way) restaurant provides wide range of seafood varieties. You could never go wrong picking this restaurant.

For visitors (not from ASIA), please try the real deal of local food and not those meals you have from your home - like burgers. Asian food are full of rich flavours. You could ask for a non-spicy version if thats what you guys a afraid off.

Nice place to be. We would go back to Layana in near future. P/S: We celebrated our anniversary there. The resort and staffs makes our anniversary a superb one.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. One should not worry.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Alex N
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We recently spent a week at the Layana as a family with 2 adult 'kids'. There was not one thing we thought was a problem. Even though it was the rainy season it did not deter in any way from our stay. We went for a week of rest and relaxation and it doesn't rain all the time anyway and even then it can be quite spectacular in differen way. The food was outstanding, the staff were just lovely, the service was brilliant and very thoughtful. The price was amazingly good. They organise trips and activities such as Thai Cooking Classes at very good rates. Go there!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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9  Thank margpark50
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed here for our honeymoon; it was the 'luxury part' of our trip through Asia. We've read the reviews on tripadvisor, and boy did it meet up to our expectations!!

The room (Garden Pavilion) is fantastic: great rooms with comfy bed.
The food in the restaurant world-class yet still affordable.
Our spa treatment (90 minutes Layana Signature massage) was amazing (still relaxing me by just thinking about it).
But the finishing touch was the helpful and kind staff, treating us really really well with a genuine smile. I was afraid of people being submissive to us, but no such thing, just helping out because they want to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

We had a really really great time here, and will continue our traveling through Asia well rested, and relaxed! Thanks Layana!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank ThijsVdA
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have never written a review before, but without doubt this hotel and the wonderful people who work there deserve a glowing review.

We spent two weeks at Layana in low season, and had the most fantastic time. I don't know what we can add that hasn't already been said about this wonderful hotel and the amazing people who work there, but we would just like to say a few things.

The rooms are beautiful and spacious, we stayed in a garden villa and this was lovely. The hotel is small so you never have far to walk to the pool, beach, spa or restaurant.

The food is spectacular, and always served with grace and a smile, nothing is too much trouble. They very soon got to know what you prefer to drink and what your favourie meals are and in the case of my husband who likes everything very spicy they spiced up everything he ordered and brought him the peanut satay sauce with everything!

The people are what makes this resort stand out, from Kanin, the assistant manager who located my missing case on arrival at Krabi airport and had it delivered to the hotel the next evening, to all the girls in the restaurant, especially Joy, Sue and Mojitoh, who are all increadible and such lovely genuine people who go out of their way to make everything perfect for you.

We did get out and about on rainy days, so we hired a car (which was inexpensive) and drove around the island, which is very easy to do, with there being hardly any traffic on the roads. We visited the animal welfare hospital to take the dogs for a walk and to cuddle the cats, which is a very worthwhile thing to do, and to leave a donation to this great charity which survives on the generosity of tourists and Time for Lime cooking classes, which we also did and would highly recommend.

We also went to Phi Phi island, and Bamboo island, which is simply the most stunning place I have ever seen and well worth a visit.

You can also do elephant trekking, but beware of the massive spiders in the trees (my husband found this hilarious as did the guy riding the elephant with us!)

Wit also has to have a mention, he knows the area very well and has great tips on what to do and where to go to get the best out of your stay. He is great to talk to and again does everything he can to make your stay the best it can be.

You can also borrow mountain bikes from the hotel for free and get about on those, which was great fun and easy to do with such light traffic.

The manager of the hotel is reguarly around and is a lovely guy who knows who each of his guests are and always stops for a chat with you.

I can't recommend this hotel enough, with it's fantastic people, the amazing food, the lovely rooms and it really does deliver what it promises, and that you feel everything revolves around you.

You should also try the spa, they have specials every week which makes the treatments affordable, we had the traditional Thai massage, which was amazing and the girls in the spa are lovely too.

If you want a truely relaxing holiday, with great things to do, amazing food and the best service you can find, then this is the hotel for you.

Sharon and Dean Millwood

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

The layana resort was one of the best small resorts that we have ever been to. Costs were reasonable and the staff friendly and well trained with the resort being quite small it was a friendly atmosphere. We were there out of season (late June) but the weather was ok with rain on a couple of days, however the resort contributes 1000 baht to rain days for activities at the resort which is a token compensation, but certainly brightens a damp day. Spa treatments were reasonable and hire rates for scooters we also competitive. This is a couples only resort which meant that it was relaxed, private and no kids allowed so the pool area to be much more relaxing. We recommend the resort to you if you are in that part of Thailand.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We were here in November 2010 and we booked this hotel over sheraton Krabi, due to the fantastic reviews.
We were 100% satisfied with the service from friendly personel, food was good, location and on site dive school where we completed our Open water dive course.

We were totally satisfied here and can only add to the positive ratings.
We were so happy we are returning here November 2012 with friends.
Thank you Layana staff for one of the best holidays we had.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Bellafiora
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Address: 272 Moo 3 Phra-Ae Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#6 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $146 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Layana Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more   less 
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