Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View
Excellent boutique villa
We traveled throughout Thailand for a month, and Ko Lanta was the last week. Arthaya Villas is an exceptionally quaint and excellent place to stay on Ko Lanta. This is a new, small boutique with only six individual villas. The entire place is beautifully designed inside and out, with clean modern detailing. Regardless of its impeccable austere aesthetic, it is as comfortable as you could ever hope. The landscaping is carefully designed and with stunning execution, especially for a facility that is so new. Beautiful pool. The design of this facility is perfect, if you appreciate a tranquil, modern aesthetic. The villas are centrally located on the island, so you can travel south or north very easily.
The staff is wonderful, especially the owner Ya. She is smart, helpful, and speaks excellent English. She can arrange everything you wish to do on Ko Lanta; snorkleing, cooking classes, transportation. Additionally, I got sick from eating in Saladan (NOT related to this villa at all, I'm sure of it) and Ya and her staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help comfort me. They went so far as to bring me medicine and special food from the kitchen to my room. I will never, ever forget the kindness and compassion I was shown.
Tuk-tuks and red-cars go by all the time, hailing transportation never took us more than 5 minutes, day or evening. Beaches are 10 minutes away in both directions.
Great breakfast and lunches in the cafe. Excellent coffee.
Great stay, very kind and very lovely owner.
Most of all I would say that the owner of the hotel is a lovely person. I was staying here with my daughter of 13. We had to cut short our stay by one day because my older daughter had to go into hospital back in the UK. Although I admitted to having broken a glass in the room, none of this or any other charges was an issue. She understood why we had to leave. This is to typical of Thai people.
Although nothing to do with the hotel here is another example of how kind I have found Thai people to be: We went to a Thai boxing event and unfortunately I dropped my wallet. It contained B10000+ and all of my bank cards. I returned to the stadium to look for it. When this boy of perhaps, 13 saw me looking he said "You lost money?" and gave me my wallet with everything in it. I tried to give him a reward but he refused to take anything. A lovely country.