Lanta Residence & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLanta Residence & Spa Ko Lanta
FIrst of all do no be fooled i is not a spa. The hotel has a dated gym and a roofop swimming pool so can not really call themselves a spa. The pool is small but nice and the place is clean. It is a short walk from the centre in a quiet street. You can ren bikes (more expensive than other places ) and buy tickets. BE WARE DO NO BUY ANY TICKETS FROM THEM. My friends bough tickets to anoher island only to be left stranded mid way as their tickets were not valid and had to wait for hours for anoher bus and ofcourse pay a new ticket.
Then my other friend that was staying there too bought a ticket to take her all the way to her hotel only to again be stranded not reaching her hotel and having to pay for an expensive taxi ride ( when she paid extra in the first place in order to be taken sriaght to he hotel)
Final straw was them changing the price of my room for my last week ( after being there for 10 days already) demanding more money. The woman was extremelly rude and will no listen to me. I tried to explain it is not possible to tell me the price has changed on my last day and demand more money ( especially after there were so many of us in tha hotel for so long!!) I had to pay more in the end when i shouldnt have and all the arguing left me with a very bad experience and them being rude.
Also they make you pay for the electicity you use which add up on your bill and also can you trust their readings?
Just stay in a beach hut not there!!
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