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Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort
Ranked #29 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Not worth it in Low season”
Reviewed August 4, 2010

Thankfully stayed only one night. Beautiful hotel on the beach, but completely secluded from restaurants etc. Especially in Low season when not much is open.
Upgraded my room when arrived due to noisy maintenance (good) to a bungalow. Unfortunately bungalow Air Con did not work which became apparent when it was cooler outside than in my room (bad). Hotel staff changed my room immediately I notified them at midnight (good).
Main gripe is internet costs 100 baht for 100 minutes (nothing smaller), which allows me plenty of internet time to write this review. Also, I was told before I purchased this internet that I could print on the following day. The next day they told me I could not print until the manager returned in the afternoon. Checkout at 12:00 (bad)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

The Lanta Casaurina was an OK hotel. We went to Lanta in June during the rainy season and would not recommend it. It rained (duh) most of the time and there weren't many places doing business. Lanta Casaurina only had about 7 out of 52 rooms booked - it felt like "The Shining."

On the upside, the service was good and we were able to rent motorbikes for 350 baht per day + gas. The pool was pretty but there was a lot of rubbish washed up on the beach. Perhaps the hotel is better during the high season...but I'd look into another spot were I ever to return to Lanta.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2010

The hotel is right on a lovely quiet beach with a lovely pool. Good place for relaxing. Beautiful long beach, good for walks & located in a very quiet area. Room - clean, spacious,and very comfortable. Bathroom - modern & shower was fantastic (warm water); Pool - infinite pool; get to see awesome sunset view; Breakfast - excellent (new menu everyday); Staff - very helpful. Its good value for money. Will highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2010

Stayed in a Beach Villa which was very nice, pool was great, location on the beach was fantastic and we enjoyed some amazing sunsets having drinks at the bar. Breakfast was adequate, nothing special. Can't fault the facilities at all. Service was ok, nothing special again.

Had a couple of drawbacks during our stay, firstly we had a pair of earrings stolen from our room by one of the cleaners, they denied this claim but it was funny that we never saw our original cleaner after the complaint. Second issue we had was that our beach villa was situated to the right of the pool (facing the sea) and the waterfall pumps were not that far away from our rear window, about 2 villa's down to be precise. As a result we could hear them start up every morning at about 8am. I felt sorry for those in the villa's directly in front of the pump.

Compensation was given upon departure but these 2 episodes did effect an otherwise very enjoyable stay. The biggest plus is the location on the beach, right in the middle with excellent restaurants within walking distance along the beach, a good bit of advice is take a torch for the walks, there are lots of crabs at night which made all the girls jump!!

To sum up, a very nice place to stay and very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

We stayed in one of the Bungalows facing the beach for about 5 nights - and will not be coming back to this hotel. Its location is good for those who want a bit of privacy and peace to read your book and enjoy the sound of the waves and sunset by the beach. The beach is sandy, and water was very calm. The stretch further up the hotel is rocky, and the other stretch is too close to the beachfront cafes and bars.

We rented a motorcycle from down the road as the hotel's is way too expensive. Food and room service at the hotel is actually reasonably priced, and even tastes good for hotel standard. We had Western food once and the pizza was actually surprisingly edible! (Western food in Thailand is not generally recommended).

For Western food, we recommedn 'The Frog' - in Saladang Town. We ate lunch very often at the 'Thai Orchid' on Khlong Dao beach. Service there is friendly, and food is good. The Thai Green Curry is really fresh and original.

This hotel does not have a spa - but a 'massage shack' by the pool. We opted for the Spa at the Layana Resort & Spa 10 mins walk down the beach instead. They run promotions pretty frequently, e.g. 'buy 1 free 1 (treatment for partner) on every Friday'. The Spa is professionally run and the Layana Signature massage is one of the best massages we've had.

In general, this resort is slightly run-down and in need of a breath of fresh air. Breakfast is boring - and the same every day. Come here only for the beach and if there's a really good deal.

Tip: The reception told us that we have to pay for the WiFI and get a password but we found out (after having paid for it) that we can actually log in without a password AND not needing to pay! They also charge THB 5 for each postcard as service, which we find ridiculous for a 4-star hotel as it should be a service!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort
Address: 288 Moo 3 | Phra Ae Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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