Lanta Dream House
Comfy rooms off the main drag
189/1 Moo 3, Haad Khlong Dao T: (089) 799 0762, (082) 566 3713
Easy to miss down a narrow lane that shoots south off the main road, the Dream House was our favourite of the area's modern guesthouses that rent rooms by the night or the month.
It occupies a medium-size concrete building that puts you within a five-minute walk of the beach and 10 minutes to Saladan. Though lacking much decor, the air-con room we checked us was spotless, spacious and well-equipped with fridge, TV, small safe, table, soft bed, free WiFi, modern hot water bathroom and large private balcony. We were told that fan rooms come with the exact same amenities but are a little smaller and located on on upper floor. The man who showed us around had an upbeat, cheerful attitude that was refreshing after encountering more than a few apathetic receptionists at the bigger beach resorts. If you prefer a bungalow, nearby Baahra has slightly more rundown concrete air-con rooms for an extra 100 baht.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes: 800 baht in peak season
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes: 1000 baht in peak season
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