Lanta Residence & Spa
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My days continued to be relaxing in the lazy island of Koh Lanta.
I filled my days with reading by the pool , strolls around the shops and dinners by the sea.
Now that I was alone I got to know a few people around the village.
The girl that makes jewelry that custom made an anklet for me, the old lady that always sits at the same bench …
... The one that was left looked like a big black wolf who was such a softie and good natured. With this dilemma of not being able to walk away, and we couldn't choose between the two...after careful consideration we have ended up adopting both dogs called Franky and Lady Lanta who will be flown back to the UK when we return from our travels and to enjoy a better life that they are in much need of! We extended our stay in Koh Lanta to visit our 2 hairy ...
... they would smash you right on the spot. Even though Tong was only 5 years old he was already gigantic so I had to be very careful while being in the water with him. One incorrect movement and it could step my foot and completely crush it. First of all, we took Tong to a medium-sized muddy pool with salty water and got it wet. Then I climbed his back and he started to roll in the water. I had so much fun!!! I talked to the elephant, splashed water at it, scratched its back, pet ...
... but it will never be the same as diving, I guess. The next morning, I wanted to change the haven village for the beach village. Again, people warned me that I would have trouble finding a hostel, since it's a popular place. But again, the first hostel I tried, BINGO! (I call it Skills ). The hostel was ok, but not a lot of fun. There was little interaction between people, so the next morning I wanted to find something else. Someone I met earlier told ...
... on the side of our wooden house that made us a bit worried. After lying there for ages trying to work out what it was, ken opened the door and it was just the mobile made from shells banging on the side...this was one of the most exciting things of the 3 days haha! We spent most of our time on the beach and in the sea as it was so nice and hot. The first night we went walking down the beach and had a few whiskey buckets, ...
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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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