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Lanta Darawadee Hotel
Ranked #67 of 85 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Reviewed January 10, 2009

After a few bad experiences on the island accommodation wise, we approached this resort ourselves to see if they had rooms available. They luckily did and for half the price that we paid for accommodation with much less quality. This is a bit more hotel-like, the rooms are next together, they don't have seperate bungalows. All the rooms are renovated and look great, are very spacious, have great airco, good shower and clean bathroom and amazing sea view. It is also not close to any bar with loud music, so you can get peace and quiet here. Also they have a great pool, but the sea is right in front of the hotel. A nice family is running this place, with a daughter and mother in charge. They are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to please their guests. It has a very good atmosphere. We celebrated new year's here and it was the best we ever had. You can rent scooters via the reception which is the best way to get around the island, we felt. This place is absolutely recommendable! True Thai service and friendliness. When we get back to the island we will stay here again, no doubt.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2008

The Darawadee is located on what is possibly the best stretch of Khong Klong beach, which is to say the stretch with the least amount of exposed rock at low tide.
Structurally, it is the only place on this beach that has a classic "motel" architecture... two stories of rooms with outside entries in back and ocean-facing balconies or decks. I think all the other places along Khong Klong are bungalow (or "banglow" as the locals spell it) style places.
In keeping with this retro style architecture, the Darawadee seems to attract lots of retirees and families with children... i.e. budget minded travelers who prefer to avoid the more bohemian and hedonistic experience of the other Khong Klong bungalows. (Khong Klong is probably the most "hippy" beach on Ko Lanta, attracting lots of upper 20-something backpackers).
The hotel 'hosts' were a very friendly and helpful retired Kiwi couple, and the Thai staff was also very friendly and happy to provide anything we needed.
The rooms were typical motel style, and our only complaints were with the mattress (all the mattresses in Thai hotels tend to be very hard - must be a cultural thing), and the water pressure in the shower, which was a stingiest trickle I've ever experienced. But the air conditioning was effective and reasonably quiet, and they supplied two bottles of water a day in the mini-frig.
The guests tend to stake out their pool lounge chairs early, and a local scuba school gives beginning lessons in the pool a few days a week.
It was an easy walk up or down the beach each evening to an assortment of beach bars and restaurants.
Overall a great location, providing access to a very laid back 'neighborhood' of Ko Lanta, while staying in a relatively conventional space where you won't feel like you're roughing it.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank BDWarr
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Reviewed December 29, 2007

On arrival we were met by Jikky the receptioist who was delightful,,in complete control of running the resort.The resorts motto is "stay me stay home "and yes you can relax with the friendlist most helpful staff , nothing is a problem and we felt like we were among friends no wonder while we were there several people from other resorts were trying to book in. klong Kong is quiet beach with enough eating places and small bars along the beach to be exciting without crowds of some of the other beaches.
I don't often talk about cleaniest BUT we couldn't fault Darawadee. The housekeeping is tops.Room service daily and the happiest friendlest staff made our stay soo enjoyable.

If you are looking for a relaxing re-charge break this is the place for you.

Stayed: November 2007
4  Thank blondiekrabi
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 311 Klong Khong Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Ranked #67 of 85 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $21 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lanta Darawadee Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darawadee means a place for angels...Dara is star! Our hotel at the Klong Klong beach, Koh lanta, far from Saladan pier about 10 min. by car... Our place is beachfront building, 2 stairs with 22 rooms. All rooms are clean and have air-conditioning, cable TV, freezer, hot water, internet connection and sea view. In our rooms you can see the beautiful sunset going down to the sea and clear water sea from bed. We have clean swimming pool. ... more   less 
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