The Old Times B&B

The Old Times B&B

1970s style in a century-old house

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We dig the vintage style of The Old Times, a charming guesthouse set in a century-old teak house built on stilts by the sea.

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Take a seat. : David Luekens.
Take a seat. Photo: David Luekens

Air-con rooms on two floors nail the antiquarian style of the Old Town while remaining playful with names like Yellow Submarine and Black Superman, each decorated with photos of The Beatles and Muhammad Ali, respectively. Other antiques include writing desks, four-poster beds and a portrait of Jake and Elwood Blue. Cushy beds are draped in mosquito nets, and ensuite bathrooms come with partitioned hot-water rainshowers.

At high tide the splashing seawater is audible beneath the lower-floor rooms, and the old wooden walls are thin. Floor cushions beckon on a seafront deck where you can enjoy fresh coffee, Thai food and pizza before snapping a selfie on The Old Times’ signature lonely bench. Families with small children should look elsewhere because the deck has no railings.

We like the rooms here. : David Luekens.
We like the rooms here. Photo: David Luekens

The ramshackle Sriraya Guesthouse is a cheaper option joined with a tattoo shop nearby, while Easy Life has 500-baht bungalows closer to the main drag. Many Old Town restaurants also rent out a room or two, or you could head north up the east coast to the homestays of Thung Yee Peng.

Contact details for The Old Times B&B

Address: Centre of Old Town, Ko Lanta
T: (081) 854 6000;  
Web: https://www.facebook.com/theoldtimeslantabnb/
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º5'33.12" E, 7º31'59.32" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl air-con private bathroom closed or n/a 1,000 baht

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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