Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lanta Nakara Resort, Koh Lanta, Krabi

Lanta Nakara Resort, Koh Lanta, Krabi

Lanta Nakara Resort is a beautifully landscaped tropical resort offering a relaxed atmosphere. of Long Beach, the longest beach on Koh Lanta. Located only 70 kilometers from Krabi, the family-operated, beach side Lanta Nakara Resort offers complete relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

Dining options include a restaurant featuring the chef who helped make Relax Bay Tropicana famous.

Water temperature remains at 28-30 degrees all year and the three kilometer beach invites long lazy walks.There is excellent swimming and a rock reef for snorkeling five minutes walk away.

Nakara Resort offers 3 types of guest rooms with a total of 74 rooms; 8 Beachfront bungalows, 32 Luxury bungalows, 19 Deluxe bungalows and 15 Superior Bungalows.

A medium ranged priced resort, well worth visiting on a long stretching beach of lovely Koh Lanta.

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Deluxe bungalow

Luxury Bungalow Bedroom
Swimming Pool

Koh Lanta scenery

Long Beach

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Centric Ratchada Hotel, Bangkok

The Centric Ratchada Hotel, Bangkok

Stayed in this hotel in Bangkok since it was conveniently located for me during that specific trip. It is around the corner of the Fortune Tower IT Mall and it's located within a 5 minute walk from Rama 9 MRTA subway station.
Being located at the corner of Ratchadapisek and Ding Daen and very near Asoke junction on Sukhumvit, the location is central and very good.
It's also close to Bangkok's Suvarnabumi airport, it took me 30 minutes during the day time from the hotel to the airport.

The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Upon arrival I was transferred to 3 different rooms before I finally had a room with wifi connection. Only certain floors have wifi, so make sure you get on to the right floor, the 8th floor is one of those floors that supports wifi. At the reception cards can be purchased.

The hotel seems to be popular with Asian travel parties, Chinese mainly but there were plenty of other Asian travellers in the hotel when I was there.

Breakfast was very Asian but had also toast and eggs to offer, a bit meagre on the Western side.

The rooms were ok but all 3 rooms that I got to see smelled very strongly of tobacco, a typical Asian feat it seems.

The rooms itself were pretty non descript although rather spacious with a separated shower/bathroom/wardrobe (with safety box) area.

The lobby was big but lacked atmosphere.

The hotel is located in a small soi which may be hard to find, although Bangkok taxi drivers tend to know it. The soi has a few interesting small shops and restaurants to show.
The room rate was good, just below 1.500,-THB including breakfast and all taxes.

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