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Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

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Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

We have been offered choice of Merlin resort /LaFlora or Kantary beach hotels for march/april next year, We do not like isolated hotels but somewhere you can go out and about in easy reach of restaurants etc any advice please

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1. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

hi the la flora is probably your best option.they are all good hotels but,the la flora which is beach front in bang niang has restaurants ,bars etc all within walking distance.

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2. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

thanks for the speedy reply nb1 I take it the other two do not have much around them?

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3. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

hi,the kantary has 3 or 4 beach restaurants and the merlin has a bit more but by far the most restaurants etc. are in bang niang and bang la on.

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4. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

hi again ,if you decide on something a bit more remote there will always be hotel shuttles into town at about 100 baht per way per person or a taxi for about 300 baht (approx. £6 ) per way into town.

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5. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

Have a look at the Ramada next door to the La Flora too.

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6. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

My son,who works inlooking at Hong Kong has just booked the Ramada for next week but we were looking at La Flora. Ramada has a much better rating on TA.Is it much better? Nicer rooms pool etc? Any difference in distance from local restaurants shops?

All advice would be much appreciated as we want to book tomorrow

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7. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

The two are next door to each other and share the widest and probably best frontage of Bang Niang Beach with easy access to surrounding restaurants and shops. The la Fora is traditional Thai style whereas the Ramada is pseudo Japanese.

If you are going at the same time as your son you should be aware of the recent comments at post #10 on this link tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

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8. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

Thanks for your reply,we are not going until early December but my son is going on Friday.He has a wife and seven month old baby so I don't think he will be too worried about Sassi's being closed. I expect they will want to try local restaurants and bars anyway but thanks for the link which I will pass on to my son in Hong Kong.

I think we will go ahead and book La Flora as Cathy Pacific have a good offer on at the moment.

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9. Re: Going to Khao lak for the first time,need advice

I'm sure you will enjoy it and if early December means you are there on 5th it is the King's Birthday and La Flora being owned by members of the Royal Family puts a great show on all day. I'll be there gatecrashing again. LOL

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