The hotel itself is actually pretty great. It is basic for sure, but it is clean, has cold AC and hot water with very comfortable beds/pillows for Asia.
Love the little touches like foot wash at each room, broom to sweep up sand, free water daily, and spacious clean rooms.
The only negative for me at the property is the guy who runs the place. On one hand he’s super friendly and helpful, but on the other he isn’t. If he’s irritated with you or in a bad mood, you feel his energy all around the property. As all hotels do here in Koh Lanta, he offers services to book cars, tours, ferries, etc. However if you use any other place he gets irritated with you. And unfortunately, EVERY other place we spoke with always quoted cheaper rates from the start. He will eventually match the price, but why haggle? Just go to another place that offers fair prices from the start.
Honestly that was the most disappointing thing about this place. He has the opportunity to really build trust and relationships with guests by offering competitive pricing, but he doesn’t. And then he’s irritated because as he said ‘tourists just want everything so cheap Im lucky to make 50 baht’. My point is - we are staying here already, giving you business, your goal should be to give the best to your guests not get every penny out of us that you can. Otherwise I’d love to stay here again. Perfect location too!