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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are the kind of person who likes to go to a resort and stay there for your entire holiday, then Pimalai is your kind of place. There are several restaurants to choose from, the beach is quite nice (although difficult to swim sometimes due to the current) and there are two nice pool areas. My main issue with...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in one of the pool villas up on the hillside. The room was lovely and the views are fantastic. The service at the hotel was very good. We went on the boat trip to Ko Ha, which was excellent. We had been diving at the same location the previous day but the snorkelling was equally good. Only an...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in Pavilion Suite right on the beach. Perfect for family with children staying in one room and parents having our own space. Everything about Pimalai was magical. The staff were so helpful, the food was magnificent and there were endless activities on site. We took 2 trips from Pimalai: - snorkelling on Christmas Day. Again fantastic w great guides...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the pool villas as part of our Honeymoon, without a doubt the most amazing place we have ever stayed! Incredible villa, stunning views, gorgeous private beach. We are in Spice and Rice a couple of times, it is amazing Thai food - probably the best we ate in our 3 weeks travelling around Thailand. The...

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FranckDeLestapis, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you David P - glad to read you enjoyed your time with us. Pleasing to read on the quality of the Thai food at the SpiceRice restaurant. One should know that we do NOT use/ add MSG in our Thai cuisine like many other outside eateries do to enhance the flavor. MSG is not part of Thai traditional cuisine...

Bucks, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week over New Year at the Pimalai. The resort is really very pretty, with rooms and villas set in lovely tropical gardens. It it a resort of two halves - literally, as it is split by a local public road . We were able to get around easily using the resort's buggy service, for which we never...

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FranckDeLestapis, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for letting us know on the mishaps with the english languages. We are doing training courses every low season and we have certainly improved. Thus sometimes one might get lost in translation. English language is unfortunately not a priority in Thailand and the level in general throughout Thailand is quite low. But we certainly...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here at last min, so glad we did. Everything about this resort is faultless. I have stayed in hotels all around the world probably over three years solid in hotels all told, I have never stayed in a place as good as this. Check in faultless, and kindly upgraded free of charge to beach villa, what an amazing view....

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FranckDeLestapis, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Jon B. and thank you for praising the staff , most important asset to us. And keeping up the property is the big challenge in the environment we are here, so great to read we are doing fine. Though still a lot to do on an ongoing basis. Sunny rgds from all @ Pimalai.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Pimalai a couple of times in the early years when it first opened, and from first stay was blown away by the high quality of service, beauty and tranquility of the resort. We decided to spend the past 10 years visiting many other resorts both in Thailand and around Asian, for no other reason than we wanted...

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FranckDeLestapis, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for returning and glad to read you enjoyed this stay again. We will always try to improve and not just sit where we stand . it is reassuring to see we are on the right tracks. Sunny rgds from all @ Pimalai.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last thing Pimalai needs is another 5 star review but here it is! If you can afford it and there's availability, book it. My wife and I had an awesome time here. It's pretty couple-y, but there's some families too. Lots of space and lots of sun/shade. Totally and completely delightful.

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Thank you Bob S - & thank you for recommending . Sunny rgds from all @ Pimalai.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing resort - we were picked up by the hotel speedboat, shown some beautiful sites on the way to the resort and then greeted on arrival by the hotel manager. The resort is just stunning - amazing architecture, beautiful views and the villas were unbelievable - huge rooms with an amazing plunge pool. The staff are so...

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Thank you JPrior - Glad to read on the staff making you feel very special . Sorry about the bad storm we experienced and not being able to dive . Hopefully another time. Sunny rgds from all @ Pimalai.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stay one night at the Pimalai the last night of our island trip and it was pure magic. From our mid day arrival until the check out and personal transfer to the airport everything was absolutely perfect. The luxous room, the complimentary food and wine, the comfy beach beds, the yummy breakfast and the spectacular sunrise from...

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FranckDeLestapis, General Manager at Pimalai Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Juvelenjewl . Perfection is a big word .... but at least we are trying to aim to that and it is pleasing to read the praises on your stay with us. Sunny rgds from all @ Pimalai.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pimalai, nestled in a lush tropical forest with direct access to 900 meters of pristine sandy beach, is the Andaman destination to set your sights on. The beach resort combines all the right ingredients - subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, far from the crowds, with no noise except the sound of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pimalai Resort and Spa

Address: 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Price Range: RM767 - RM4,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pimalai Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Pimalai Hotel Ko Lanta
Pimalai Resort Ko Lanta
Pimalai Resort And Spa Ko Lanta, Krabi
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
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“Go for a villa in the upper part of the resort, just for the views”
 of 5 bubbles Bobsiej1, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“pool villas are quieter and have an amazing view, the sea view villas have one of the most beautiful beaches in front of them.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are sea facing. The Pool Suites are magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles aquacapetown, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Garden view rooms are quite and not far away from the beach and the pools, we liked it a lot.”
 of 5 bubbles enzomacco, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lower resort seems easier to get around on your own without having to rely on the shuttle to take you everywhere.”
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