First, let me say this is indeed the cleanest place I hace stayed in the 6 weeks I have been traveling Thailand. From Chiang Mai, to Koh Tao, to Koh Phangan and more. The property is very well-kempt and that is a major plus.
As mentioned in the other reviews, the owner is a delightful woman who is very considerate and kind. She is here to help and you get a great, honest feeling from her. She certainly cares about you and your experience. The staff is equally kind. I had a lot of expensive stuff in my room (computer, camera gear and so on) and I felt very comfortable leaving it behind on my day trips.
The room I have is not amazing, but for the price, its perfect. Its clean and fully functional. The location of the property is not bad, not great. Its sort of centered on the island, but is not really right next to anything per se. This means a 5 min scooter ride to get to anything relevant. While this is not bad, it means you are 5 minutes from just about anything. It just is what it is. Its not right on the beach but there is beach access about a 1 minute scooter ride away. Very close.
Wi-fi - the speeds are all over the place. Basically 1-3mbps down / .25-.75 up. Pretty slow by "high-speed" standards. I was able to get better speeds in most restaurants. But, it was good enough to stream a late night movie (barely) if you want to, but not fast enough on the upload to Skype your family back home.
I would recommend this place for sure. I give it 5 stars based on its price to quality ratio. You really can't go wrong. Truly delightful staff. A proper and clean room with very efficient A/C and a refrigerator. In the center of the island so nothing is really too far. For around $30 a night, you just can't beat it. She even rents scooters right here. Just take a tuk tuk or taxi here when you arrive at the pier and rent a bike when you arrive at the hotel. Her bike rentals are easy and scam free. All-in-all, a great stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We wish you a warm welcome! Thip House is a boutique guesthouse nicely situated in a quiet area of Klong Khong and only a 5 minutes' walk from Klong Khong Beach, well-known for its relaxed vibe and beautiful sunsets. Read More We are ideally located for those who want to explore the island on a motorbike as it's only a 10 minutes' drive to Koh Lanta's northern or southern beaches. We also offer our guests the possibility to book various tours and activities so as to discover the pristine beauty of Koh Lanta and its surroundings. Thip House has a restaurant, where chef Oum prepares delicious Thai and Western dishes, and where we serve a good breakfast and fresh coffee in a comfortable and homely environment. At Thip House, we make sure our guests feel welcome at all times, offering them a home away from home and a genuine feeling of hospitality, while ensuring them the best of comfort in our modern and well-equipped rooms. See you soon and we hope you will have an enjoyable stay at Lanta Thip House! " Come as a guest, leave as a friend! " ... more less
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