Most travellers looking for a room in Saladan take an immediate right from the ferry pier.
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If you want one of the cheapest private rooms on Lanta, go straight instead, then take the second left into the side road. Next to the CP Fresh Mart you'll find the nondescript Lanta House in an orange concrete shophouse. While this is far from luxury, all rooms are private and represent good value. Each is well-kept and surprisingly spacious, though no furnishings are included apart from a soft bed and ceiling-mounted fan. The rooms are accessed from a hallway; only the front room has a window looking outside but all have a window facing back into the hall to provide a little air flow. One small hot-water shared bathroom is found by the staircase on each floor. The woman who showed us around was welcoming and polite, WiFi is free and toast and coffee are available in the morning. On the other side of CP, Hula Hula House has a similar setup and price range.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 280 baht, high season 280 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes: 450 baht for front room
197/7 Moo 1, Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (080) 207 4007
(075) 656 277
Room rates: Under 600B