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Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

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Searching for the perfect getaway hotel


Me and my partner are thinking of visiting Khao Lak and are struggling to work through all the hotels and hope someone out there has stayed at one that has what we are looking for!

Ideally we are after a small hotel - max 50 rooms that is more concerned with peace and tranquility than loads of services and entertainment. Must be beachfront - prefer a public beach and ideally a shortish walk or taxi to restaurants etc...Price wise probably about £100 a night max...location is more important than services and a sea view would be the icing on the cake from our room. I know it is a lot to ask but all suggestions greatfully received!!


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1. Re: Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

From my experience during the summer, I would say the Chong Fah would suit all your requirements really well.

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2. Re: Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

Check out Khao Lak Paradise as well.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

In addition to the above two excellent suggestions, try the Nang Thong Bay Resort (beach front) bungalows, Baan Khao Lak (just down the beach from NTBR), and Khao Lak Resort (beach front - same beach as Paradise, bigger but spread out).

If you are thinking of between May and October (wet or Green Season) prices are virtually halved and you could increase your options.)

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

I second the Nang Thong Bay Resort suggestion....

It is absolute beachfront with bungalows smack bang on the beach front(about 20 steps to the sand)....And which are only about 25 quid/night in low season,50 quid high season....

For TV lovers - The beachfront bungalows do not have TV...!!...

We stayed there last August and this place just enhanced our holiday to the max....

And sort of central to bars,shops and restaurants just up the road,up the hill....

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I would highly recommend the Paradise Resort, I stayed there in March 2009 - it was fabulous. It fulfils your wish list 100% - 30 rooms only, lovely beach, beatifully appointed rooms in Thai style, about 5-8 mins walk only to Bang La On where you can find lots of restaurants.

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6. Re: Searching for the perfect getaway hotel

have a look at the khao lak orchid. It is so peaceful and the service is good. virtually all rooms have sea view, there are 2 lovely pools and although there is a narrow paved road between the hotel and the beach, we did not see a single vehicle on it in the 5 days we were there. The hotel is the last establishment on the road; there is another building further along (which you cannot see from the hotel) but it looked fairly unused. So the beach is only steps away and is gorgeous. You can walk for about a half hour in either direction before reaching the next hotel/habitation.

Hotel runs a shuttle bus for 50B each person per trip so we take that into bang la on for dinner usually or eat at the hotel. We were quoted 2700 per room for deluxe room in february, or they have 2 night packages including a day snorkelling in the similans (with fantastic similan travel) and a dinner. Last year and again this year we have purchased this package + 2 nights so 4 nights in total for a price of 15500. Hotel pickup from phuket airport is 1500 for a van; they will stop in town if you ask so you can stock up on drinks and snacks at nang thong supermarket.

We also had a look at the Baan Khao Lak and it looked nice, but much more 'built up' feel than the orchid. Anyway, all the beach hotels looked pretty good; we can't wait for our third stay at the orchid! By the way, we ate at Bussaba restaurant every night and it was fab!

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