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“The Cleanest Place in 6 Weeks.”
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Lanta Thip House
Ranked #4 of 151 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

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!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

This has been mentioned numerous times previously but be aware that the location isn't great, particularly if, like us, you don't ride motorbikes. To Long Beach or Klong Nin you're looking at roughly 60 baht each way and to Saladan Pier, 100 baht. So, it's a good idea to factor this in (or bike rental at roughly 200 baht for 24 hours) when you're considering where to stay.

Other than location, I can't really fault the place at all. All the family are very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts are delicious (you have to pay extra) and the rooms are clean and spacious. Also, there was a CD on loop the whole time we were there (a random selection of popular songs done Bossa Nova style) that put me in a happy trance.

If you walk around 15 minutes north along the main road, there is a great little restaurant right beside the 7 Eleven (the best Thai food we had on our whole trip). The family who run it are the nicest people on the planet! Considering that everyone on Lanta is extremely friendly, that's a high accolade!

If you're comfortable on a bike and/or happy to pay for tuk tuks, I'd recommend Thip House as an excellent option. Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Wayne-Dani
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Lanta Thip House is located on the main road, in the Klong Khong area. From the Pier, it is a 10-15 minutes drive to the house. We stayed at Lanta Thip House for 6 nights and it was the best stay during our Thailand trip. It's a silent Guesthouse, so not recommended for people who want some action and party life!

Room: We had a clean space room with an en-suite bathroom,AC,TV and fridge. In the fridge are some drinks, which can be used for payment. Wifi was available and the connection was good. As needed, room can be cleaned everyday, just have to put a sign outside the door "clean up".

Location: Lanta Thip House is on the main road in the Klong Khong area and it is a 5-7 minute Walk to the beach. To the next ATM or 7 Eleven you have to walk on the main road 10-15 minutes (northside).

Tour & Tickets: The friendly owner can arrange for you tours and ferry tickets. For 1000 Baht we did the 4 Island Tour and for 1400 Baht we got a ferry ticket with the tigerline to Koh Lipe. (We got a little discount, because we metioned that in Ao Nang the ferry price was 1400 instead of 1500.)

Restaurant: Our morning started everyday with a really really good shake, called "Strawberry Storm", fruit muesli with yoghurt and Toast with Ham and Cheese! Everything fresh and delicious!

Klong Khong Beach: You have to be there before the low tide is coming, at around 3pm its not nice to swim, so start early in the morning :)

Kan Tieng Bay: Owner recommended that beach and it was worth to go for it! Nice sandy beach with clear water and a really laid back atmosphere.(Lanta in generell is really laid back!!!)
No worries about low tide, the whole day you can spend your time for swimming.

Long Beach: It's a nice long sand beach but a little bit more crowded than in Klong Khong or in Kan Tien Bay.

Arrival from Ao Nang: We got with Mini-Van with AC to Lanta for around 350 Baht, including drop off at Lanta Thip House.

Overall it was a very pleasant stay and we would definitely come again!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during the final leg of our journey in South-East Asia(end of January 2013). Room was clean and spacious, no complaints there, although we did find a cockroach one night in the bathroom. The lady who owns the hotel is super nice and helpful. One thing we must mention is at 6 p.m. when reception closes the back door must be used to get in and out. Also they are very big on being quiet and respectful of other guests so I have to admit it was the most quiet hotel we ever stayed at..a little too quiet sometimes but considering we didn't spend much time in the room it wasn't really a nuisance. Good wifi connection. The hotel is located in an isolated part of the island with 2 busy areas to the north and south with multiple bars and restaurants. The beach near the hotel is not good and you need to rent a scooter to get to nicer ones. Then again, in order to really enjoy your stay on the island, you will need a scooter. The hotel does provide scooter rental services. All in all we had a pleasant stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I checked in with three other female friends after 2 days of partying on Pi Pi. The lovely lady greeted us with a glass of fresh pineapple juice and showed us to our rooms which were clean and spacious and with an ensuite bathroom. It felt very luxurious after the bungalows we had been staying at in Pi Pi. The one thing I will always remember about staying here though was how incredibly helpful the lady was to us when we encountered problems. When I had lost my bank card in the ATM and my other companions luggage was lost by the airline, she couldn't do enough to help us. The owner also arranged our transport back to Koh Samui, saving us so much hassle. We were very grateful to the lady and we felt very well looked after. Also, just around the corner from the hotel was one of the most beautiful beaches I'd ever seen, dotted with little beach bars and restaurants, paradise.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank L D
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Lanta thip is great. The lady who runs the place is so sweet and friendly and was always trying to help. The room was spacious and comfortable, nice design. Lack of plug sockets though. There was a safe, a fridge, a balcony, aircon and a comfy bed. Only niggle was a weak shower and as I said the sockets.
We didn't eat here so I can't comment on the food. The reception closes at 6 which can be a pain but you are provided with a back door key.
The motorcycle rent was easy and relaxed.
If your staying here we recommend a bike as it's quite a walk either way for food or beach.

But the experience overall was very good.

9/10
Recommended

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank JimmyDan
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Arrived at lanta thip house after a party packed 5 days in koh phiphi and immediatley felt settled by the warm welcome we recieved, even down to the cold glass of orange juice as we checked in.

Our room was large, airy, cool at night and the bathroom felt like a suite compared to the previous on phi phi, and the warm shower was a bonus.

Thip who runs the hotel was a great asset to our week in Koh Lanta as she helped organise our Mopeds, Boat Trips and even our ferry trip when we sadly had to come home.

The price for the stay was definately reasonable and we had friends also staying on the island for a week who desperately tried to obtain a room, but they were booked, so my advice would be to book early.

The beach is only a 5 minute walk away, which is pristine and quiet with two beach huts/bars there.

This is the second time that we have stayed with Thip and i would certainly stay again.

Also she does a amazing bacon sandwich :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bradbaker13
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Address: 361 Moo 2 Klong Khong Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $30 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanta Thip House 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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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