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Kantiang Oasis Resort & Spa
Ranked #26 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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tms82
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“Excellent Resort!”
Reviewed January 26, 2010

We had an awesome time at Ancient Realm! Big thanks to all the staff who made our stay so wonderful! Ancient Realm is great value for money, with excellent staff and all the facilities that you come to expect in this price range. The food was the best we have had on the whole trip in Thailand. The Green Curry Chicken was highlight on the menu! The best point of our day was to relax in the garden hammock, using the free wifi (which is unusually fast for Thailand) and watching the sun set. We will be back. We want Beachfront Villa 2303 again! We didn't get a chance to use the spa in the resort, but we had a few great oil massages in their beach massage hut. The spa menu looked great and much more advanced than most places around. Would love to try it out next time. Thanks to the girls in the bar....sorry for keeping you awake ordering cocktails until 3am....we had to try the whole menu! We told everyone we met about the great time we had in Ancient Realm, so thought a review is the least we can do also!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

Sawadee ka.( Greetings)
In the best central banana shaped sandy beach, four adults in our family had a most wonderful, relaxing week in this touch of Koh Lanta paradise. After leaving our large air conditioned huts with outdoor private bathrooms, complimentary breakfasts on the beach front were served daily with smiling and ever obliging staff. All this and more at budget prices only Ancient Realm can seem to offer. After a day of sunbaking, swimming, sightseeing, shopping and eating, drinks and dinner at sunset were almost the highlight of the day. Kob khun ka to all the staff for making this a truly great week.
The mix of local people, the many nationalities of tourists, the different languages, the religions, culture and traditions gave us all so much to appreciate and take with us.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of our holiday, based on the reviews on here.

We had a beach front bungalow which was very good value for money for £30 ish per night. The bungalows are rustic looking, very quaint but have great air conditioning so you are not bothered by the heat at night. I did like the outside bathroom/shower but had to send my husband out there before every visit to check for unwanted creature surprises!!

We liked this place because it was so different than anywhere we have stayed before so nice to experience a non chain, non faceless hotel.

It's right on the beach so we didn't use the little swimming pool but I can see this would be useful for families with small children.

What really makes this place is the staff. Suki and Mia and everyone could not do enough for us. We encountered a couple of issues during our stay (nothing disasterous) and they were sorted out for us IMMEDIATELY, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I can accept that you might sometimes have problems on holiday but as long as they are attended to thats fine. We got really good advice about applying mozzie repellant well before dusk which we were thankful for!! Laundry service was great value and v useful as we were travelling light.

Spent quite a bit of time at the hotel bar chatting to the staff and other guests which was really enjoyable. Met some great people. Cocktails were great, prices v reasonable for a hotel bar. The staff even tried to teach us a few words of Thai which was very amusing for them and useful for the rest of the holiday. The dog, Benson understood our Thai so it can't have been that bad!!!

Didn't eat in the hotel other than breakfast but found fantastic restaurants on the beach for dinner. Eating on the beach, gazing out to sea under the stars is hard to beat.

We loved the chilled out vibe on Koh Lanta. Had a fabulous day out seeing Lantas 4 Islands with Lanta longtail/ Sun Idland Tours and I would recommend that to anyone. Beautiful sights and amazing snorkelling.

I'd go back to Lanta tomorrow and definitely spend more time there. The island is excellent value for money and much cheaper and laid back than Phi Phi and Railay.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

We stayed here for 4 nights. Found the staff and service is be helpful however, when we went to check out at 7:30 am on our last day no one could be found so it was quite frustrating. The rooms themselves are comfortable. The shower in the washroom was very cute - no roof so it was exposed to the outside and there were many stones. Very different experience for us. The food at the restaurant was nice, simple. Amenities included laundry service (reasonable price), small pool, restaurant/bar, pool table (free), ping pong table, spa (not as good as ones on the beach and more expensive too). The location of the resort was good - right on the beach and not in the rocky area. Lots of other restaurants are present on this beach; as well there are massages places, bars, mini marts, shopping areas. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Ancient Realm. However, there were lots of young families there and may not be great for backpackers if you want a more rowdy environment.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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new delhi
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and had purchased the honeymoon package. The first thing which put us off was that they had a complicated system for breakfast where we had to tick the things we wanted and god-save-you if you entered something incorrectly. So we could only have (bacon and eggs) OR (milk and cereal) OR something else which I dont remember now.
We had to tick different things for tea and coffee and everything was very minimalistic. We also got stares every time we went to take food and both my wife and I were only too happy not having any other meal in the hotel during our stay.
I am not sure if the hotel mentions a swimming pool on the website, but what they have was only marginally larger than a bath tub.
They had talked about booking spa treatments on the internet, which we did. We booked something for 2200THB (and it was an internet only rate). The only thing true was that the rate existed only on the internet. The hotel did not have printed rate cards and the rates we saw for similar treatments on other hotels were much cheaper. (did not compare quality, so not sure of an exact comparison)
Overall, the hotel is a no-frills hotel. I stayed on another hotel for a few nights and we were much happier there.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

Ancient Realm is a wonderful spot for kicking back and relaxing. My partner and I stayed at the Ancient Realm over Christmas 09, we spent a wonderful few days enjoying the Hammocks, the beach, the cocktails and the food.
The rooms are neat little bungalows with semi outdoor bathrooms and geckos that sun themselves on the walls.
The staff did a wonderful job (they were actually three down for the first couple of days) but looked after us well.
We at lunch at the resort, which was on Par with everything else we ate on Lanta, Knocked back a few jugs of cocktails - each one yummier than the last and thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

Ancient Realm has everything we needed:
- a simple and clean room (could have had more decoration but after a chat with Clint - the owner - I understand why the room is simple: stupid tourists stealing whatever they can...)
- great location on the beach, close to a lot of restaurants, beach bars...
- an amazing service: from the spa to the bar/restaurant, cleaning staff and reception everyone was very friendly. It is priceless but made our stay very enjoyable

I know I'll forget some names but I would like to thank Aaron, Mia, Clint and the cocktail's master Suki for our stay at Ancient Realm!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kantiang Oasis Resort & Spa
Address: 174/5 Moo 5, Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#10 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kantiang Oasis Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kantiang Oasis Resort & Spa is an exclusive boutique resort for the discerning traveler or holiday maker. The resort is situated on the famous Kantiang Bay at the southern part of Koh Lanta Island. Kantiang Bay is a scenic and serene tropical Thai beach, with many things to see and do from waterfall walks, elephant trekking, snorkeling and kayaking, to market and stall shopping, relaxing on the beach, or visiting a lively beach bar, sipping sundowners. Kantiang Oasis is located directly in the centre of the village, in an ambient and quiet, yet convenient location close to all modern amenities and facilities to ensure you make the most of your holiday. Kantiang Oasis is a true boutique resort. We take pride in our resort and room design, with all of our many natural handmade decorative features, lush tropical gardens, and finely tuned accommodation, while also paying close attention to every single detail, whether big or small. With only a small number of exclusive rooms, we have the opportunity and experience to service every guests needs on a personal level. We provide a very secure and private dwelling for all guests to enjoy utmost privacy, and our staff is always on hand to help with anything our guests may need at anytime, day or night. A total of 6 Fusion Thai-Bali style studios and 1 Chinese-Thai influenced Suite combine minimalism with a touch of class, giving the guest an open and ambient surrounding, yet a private, cool and natural place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. With very close proximity to the beautiful white sandy beach, convenient day trips to the picture-postcard surrounding islands, a backdrop of lush mountain rain forest, and a clear blue sky overhead, it is hard not to choose Kantiang Oasis Resort & Spa as your next holiday destination. ... more   less 
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