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is La Flora or Ramada more suitable for 17mo toddler?

Melbourne, Australia
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is La Flora or Ramada more suitable for 17mo toddler?

After some extensive reading on TA, I'm quite convinced to choose KL for our holiday destination and stay in one of these two well-reviewed hotels for their central location. We need help to decide which is more suitable for our family? We are a 5m pregnant tired mummy craving some pampering and relaxation; hubby who loves good food, markets and a little adventure; and 17mo toddler who is at the funny age of being no longer little enough to just carry/sleep/breastfeed anywhere, yet not big enough to join in many adult or even children's activities that many resorts offer. Which hotel may have better service and facilities to suit our needs?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: is La Flora or Ramada more suitable for 17mo toddler?

I think either would suit your circumstances, hubby being well taken care of at either in terms of the location. I would have thought a ground floor deluxe sala room at the Ramada would be good for Mum to relax on the oversize terrace and safe for the toddler too.

Melbourne, Australia
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34 posts
28 reviews
2. Re: is La Flora or Ramada more suitable for 17mo toddler?

Hmmm we love the beachfront villas at ramada but they are unfortunately out of our budget... found similar villas at khao lak resort for a more affordable price though. Could you advise as to how this resort might compare to la flora or ramada?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: is La Flora or Ramada more suitable for 17mo toddler?

The KLR is a nice more traditional Thai style resort that will be re-opening shortly after being refurbished over the current Low Season. It has an excellent location beachfront on the lovely Sunset Beach which is more sheltered than Bang Niang Beach but having said that the Ramada and the La Flora are located on the widest and IMO nicest part of that beach. The downside of the KLR compared to the Bang Niang Resorts you are considering is that there is only one independent beach restaurant nearby although you can dine at the handful of other resorts on Sunset Beach. we often have lunch at the KLR's very good beach restaurant. Also you are faced with a stiff climb up from the beach to Reception and then a 10 - 15 minute walk down the highway to the beginning of Bang La On where the strip of restaurants, bars and shops starts. You can walk along the beach and up into Bang La On but I would not recommend that at night as there are some rocks to traverse where Sunset Beach crosses over onto Nang Thong Beach, particularly in your condition (albeit you've not said when you are planning your holiday) and with a toddler.

So, I think it is down to location that best meets your personal circumstances and preferences but my order would be Ramada, La Flora, KLR purely on best location for you and also because Bang Niang offers a greater choice of restaurants, both Thai and International, in the immediate and more easily walkable vicinity.

Here are some pics of the Ramada https:/…

and Bang Niang Beach full length at https:/… with the stretch at La Flora/Ramada from pics #51 to 81.

Here are some of KLR https:/…

and Sunset Beach from the KLR in both directions https:/…

Map of Bang Niang at walagata.com/w/…Bang_Niang_Map_2013.jpg

and one showing KLR in relation to Bang La On …walagata.com/w/arandora/KL_Maps/2137445.jpg

Hope this helps some more.

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