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Ocean View Resort
Ranked #65 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Relaxing, comfortable, easy going”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

We were surprised to discover that the hotel we had originally booked on Koh Lanta did not allow children, even though we told them we had one and they allowed us to make a reservation, they contacted us the DAY before we left to tell us that they had cancelled our reservation. We had very little time to find a new place to stay. I am so glad we booked this place. Because it was Chinese New Year, so many hotels were completely booked. We were told we would have to move around a couple times, but that we were welcome to stay. Our first night we stayed in a very basic room in the hotel. Not impressive, but clean and it had a refrigerator, hot water, clean sheets...all we truly needed. Then we got to move to a bungalow. This had a bathtub, a hammock on the front porch and a sitting area. The last two days of our trip we moved back to the hotel, this time to a room that had a porch and looked over the ocean. Each room/bungalow was comfortable, clean and had hot water. The staff was incredibly kind and very helpful. Ocean View is very child-friendly and has a shallow baby pool, toys on the beach and the staff at the restaurant even helped us by cooking/steaming some food specially.
The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. We ate most meals at the restaurant on site because the food was fantastic and it was hard to find better food at the other places we tried. They have thatched-roof huts to eat under and seats right on the beach. The drinks and food are very reasonable and quite delicious. It was the best green curry we had our entire time in Thailand.
I highly recommend this place for a family-friendly, reasonably priced place to stay. It's not a five-star hotel so Ic an't give it five stars, but we loved our time there and would absolutely return the next time we come to Koh Lanta.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Soignies, Belgium
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Stayed in a Garden View Bungalow at the Ocean View Resort from 16 Dec until 02 Jan. The room is spacious and reasonably appointed with TV, fridge, safe (ask reception for a padlock), aircon and decent storage – there’s even a hammock on the veranda for whiling away a few lazy hours with a chang or three! The bathroom could do with a bit of refurbishment (and perhaps a bit of basic maintenance as it took 20 minutes with a pin to get the shower in working order).
The hotel has its own travel centre,but I would recommend heading across the road to Aleenas for a better deal (and they will also do your laundry for you). There is also a small swimming pool to cool off in, though don’t expect to be swimming lengths if you're a fitness fanatic. There is wi-fi that is somewhat temperamental but a decent speed when working.
Breakfast has a couple of options and the restaurant and Koala Bar (attached, but not officially part of the hotel) offer a great menu and a spectacular location to watch Lantas amazing sunsets (chang in hand, obviously!)
Klong Dao Beach has many hotels to chose from (I’ve stayed in 3 over the years) and its always a personal choice dependant on what you want but the Ocean View is nicely located and reasonably good value for money – the are certainly worse places to watch the sunset from!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

We have just spent nine amazing days at the Ocean View Resort, and I must say I have no idea why people do not give this place top marks.

From the second we were picked up by a lovely, chatty lady with great English skills at Saladan Pier to our last night giving goodbye hugs to the staff, everything was perfect. And for the price of 1400 baht in high season, it was a steal! Yes, we chose the cheapest room with a fan, but it was more than good enough, with a fridge, a tv, free drinking water every day, a hot shower and daily cleaning. Oh, and only a 20 meter walk to a beautiful, not too crowded beach. After working in China and partying in Phuket, this was the relaxing place we were looking for.

But the number one thing about this place is the bar and restaurant, The Koala Bar, run by a friendly Australian and with the nicest waiter you could ever meet! Aman (sorry if I spelled your name wrong!) is an absolute gem, always happy and helpful, and just an all-round fantastic guy. On top of that, the food is the best we had on the island, even though we visited much pricier places. And with a huge, yummy strawberry margarita for just 100 baht, we soon realised there was no reason to go anywhere else.

Thank you to all the wonderful people at Ocean View Resort, hope to see you again some time:)

Ida & Truls

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

We booked 3 nights at the Ocean View Resort. We arrived in the evening and it turned out that they gave our room to someone else. I had informed them in advance that we would be arrriving late. The god thing was that they at least had made arrangements and booked a room for us at the nearby Bee Garden, where we ended up staying for nearly 3 weeks.

I looked around the resorrt which looked okay. The pool was very small and the bungalows did not exactly look new.

But we kept coming back to their beach restaurant for dinner. In our opinion the best one on Klong Dao beach! Nice and friendly service and great food!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Norway
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

This resort have a nice location at the Klong Dao beach. Pool is very tiny and small.
Stayed in a 'seaview bungalow' which was fine.
The only drawback is that some of the bungalows is located very close to the mainroad. So some of the paradise feeling got lost as it sometimes felt like staying in the middle of the highway.
There are some cheap plastic chairs chairs outside each bungalow, and a hammock. Worked ok, but not very nice. Also very close to the bungalows on each sides, no privacy at all. Cleaning was ok and there was a fridge in the room. A/C worked and TV worked. Bathroom was ok, water pressure in shower poor.

Breakfast was good with 4-5 choices.
Restaurant is pricy but with good food. A little mart across the road with good prices.

English skills of the people worked here are poor. ( I mean bad )
Some of them do not able to communicate in english at all.


All in all i think this is OK value for money.
Would maybe go there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

We booked this hotel after through booking.com, paying 2000THB per night. We were supposed to stay for 3 nights. The only good thing about this hotel is that it is on the beach.

When we arrived to check in, no one spoke or understood english, the receptionist (the only one who could speak english was at the airport at the time.

We wer shown to our room and it wasn't even the room we had booked back in October. They said that the one we had booked wasn't available until the following day. The room that they wanted us to stay in was very dirty, had a view of a broken shed and little insects crawling inside of the room.

We couldn't stay there - it was just too disgustingly dirty!! Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

We left and walked down the road - ended up paying 2100THB per night to stay in the Andaman Lanta Resort which was absolutely briliant. It was so clean, had a beautiful pool, and a sea view. For that extra 100THB per night - it was definitely worth it.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

We booked the two "beachfront bungalows" from internet a few weeks before we trevelled to Koh Lanta. Arriving to Ocean View Resort took our breathe away after being in busy Phuket. There was a very friendly family ( mom, dad and the daughter Elle ) who gave us a warm welcome to the hotel. We had the best two bungalows they had. Beautiful view and from the terrace just about 15 metres to the shore.
Rooms were spacious and clean, AC also worked well ( which I don´t take for granted in Thailand ). There was one power cut during our stay which blackened the whole village, but this hotel had their own generator which started to work in just 2 minutes after the power cut. Swimming pool was small but nice. The shore at just this location was a little bit rocky, so i could recommend swimming a little bit more north at the same beach, but you can walk there very easilly.
The restaurant and bar was on the beach. When the tide became too high they had to move the tables and chairs further from the ocean. Service all together was awesome, this is some of Thailands famous hospitality. The food was so good. In addition to traditional thai food they have some western dishes also. We stayed there for 4 nights, and at 3 nights we ate at this restaurant,.

There were people who really cared for us and always friendly and we almost felt we were part or their family.
One day we went diving and we told that to one guy at the restaurant in the morning; when we came back and during the night almost everyone of the staff knew we were diving today and asked how was our trip!
This place was way better than I expected by their own web page or any other recommendations. We had amazing days and nights just watching the ocean and sitting in the bar with nice music and enjoying the atmosphere.
Thank you and we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Ocean View Resort
Address: 193 Moo3, Saladan | Klong Dao Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#17 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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