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Lanta Manda Resort
Ranked #38 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice quiet area
Room was big
Cleaned everyday
Big pool at the back pretty much to yourself
Cheap motorbike rental
Friendly staff

Lots of mosquitos - buy a plug repellent
Room needed a deep clean
Geckos in and out through small holes in ceiling
AC kept leaking and making crazy noises at night
Terrible smell in bathroom

Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

We arrived around 22:00 on the 11th. We pulled in front of the check-in office, it was closed. As I exited my vehicle, a man walked toward the office, opened the door, went in and just looked at us. Only thing we could not see was a smile nor a greeting on his face. We knew he had to be the receptionist as he was standing behind the counter, but he kept starring at us. We were very tired and as a " genius" member, we were expecting some sort of "welcome" drink or something, yet not only we didn't get that,let a lone a simple smile! I was appalled by all that, I was about to change my mind about staying there. I tried to use " not having enough cash with us" as an excuse and stay for only one night as it was late. But the guy said that we couldn't just stay for one night and that we had to pay for the four nights we reserved. Only smart thing he said was, that we could pay the next day if we did not have the money. At that point, I thought considering Songkran hollidays and all places being full, we may not be able to get any where else. So, we ended up paying for the four nights. Upon entering the room, we realized that it was an old resort and it barely looked anything like the pictures they had posted on booking.com. I have attached some pictures from the inside as well. It is an old resort which is fine, but, everything else with it is old too. An old aircon, still using a very old analog TV, very old mini-fridge which the " freezer" section was all iced and could not put anything in there already! ( picture attached.) Then, what they called a back-terrace or balcony was actually a 45 degree angle balcony opening to bunch of cables running behind our bungalow( picture attached.) The next day and for the remaining days, we were waken up at 5:00 a.m. by the nearby mosque's invitation to the prayer. Everyday as we exited our bungalow, we saw the resort's manager and other staff members. They never made an eye contact with us nor smiled at us nor greeted us. It felt like we were there for them and not them for us. They have breakfast in the morning in their own canine for an additional money, but we never bought anything from them. For breakfast, they don't serve anything pork based as the entire resort is run by a Muslim team. They do not sell any alcoholic beverages neither! From what it looked like, there used to be a restaurant right by the resort, but they either had closed or gone out of business. So, there are no restaurants on the property. The resort is situated on a slope. Everyday, we witnessed resort's guests mostly children and women struggling to get to their bungalows going uphill. They do not provide any in-house-shuttle to transport the guests going uphill. Their pool is a salt-filtered pool. Once you dipped your head in the pool, your eyes would burn so badly that you had to exit the pool. I am never going to stay at this resort again and will not recommend this resort to my family or friends.We had such an unpleasant time over there that we actually checked out a day ahead of the schedule and went back home. It is worth mentioning that while staying there, we visited so many other resorts that were newer with a whole lot better facilities and they charged even less and in some cases charged only slightly more.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Lanta Manda Resort is pretty good for the value. The bungalows are spacious but the furniture is aging. The place is on the whole very quiet. Good location, 10 mins walk from the beach and 3 mins from a 7/11. The staff at the hotel are smiling and helpful. Possibility to rent a scooter on site. We had no bad surprise during our 4 night stay.

Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Booked another hotel but was overbooked and ended up at manda landa.Big rooms and nice swimming pool .Quite old furniture but was maintained well only problem was getting my phone charged.Close to 7-11 and only 3 min to beach.room was cleaned everyday wished I extended my holiday. cheap eats at old lady turn right and first small restaurant after fruit stall nice food .

Stayed: February 2017, traveled solo
Thank johanesjoseph
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Beautiful bungalows set back from the main thoroughfare with private swimming pool. You feel like you are staying on a private estate. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are so large. Restaurant close by but many others within a five minute walk. For a fun evening try the Red Snapper restaurant but remember to book a table.

  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 38/2 Moo 2 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #38 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range: ₱928 - ₱4,279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanta Manda Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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