The Southsea Grand Khao Lak lines up a smart-looking pool area and a peaceful location just moments from the beach.
This place has got simple chic down to a T. The open-air lobby features natural, rough-cut marble flooring and simple, dark-wood furniture. Bedrooms, meanwhile, are dressed in muted tones of cool grey and ochre.
The property has clinched a sleepy spot, right on a long, golden strip of sand. It’s a 20-minute bus ride to the centre of Khao Lak, and the hotel puts on a shuttle if you want to go into town.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The Mayavee spa offers up an excellent menu of treatments and therapies.
Anda international restaurant
Anda restaurant serves up a mix of local specialities and well-known dishes from around the world. You can dine in the smart indoor dining area, or opt for an al fresco table on the terrace.
There's a good-sized outdoor pool here surrounded by a smart decked area with sunbeds and parasols. Palm trees are dotted around providing some extra shade.
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Superior Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These superior double rooms are bright and spacious. There’s a balcony or terrace for that bit of extra space outside. You’ll have 1 child bed and 1 extra bed and there’s air-conditioning and Wi-Fi too.
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These deluxe double rooms come with a bright and airy feel. There’s a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space outside. You’ll have 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Plus Wi-Fi is also available.
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Felt deserted and understaffed
Lots of Chinese tour groups stopped here, but we felt like one of the only non-group guests in a relatively huge resort. Staff were friendly enough but didn't seem empowered to make useful decisions. Electricity was limited during our stay due to some power line repair on the main road, but no one was trying to be creative is making things more comfortable. Western breakfast was a disaster. Thai breakfast was better. The rooms are a bit small for what's advertised, but modern and comfortable enough. Location is good. A nice hotel but felt like bad value. More
Yoni G, 294265
In need of maintenance and renovation
The location itself is great, though I wouldn't be bothered about anything that says "sea view" since its tucked behind the palms and across a small road from the beach. The staff are very friendly when you talk to them but there seems to be a lack of them. That said when we spent time around the pool and wanted a drink I went looking for someone and most of the time they were sat around having a laugh with the kitchen staff. Even whilst there was dirty glasses and plates left around the pool side. The food itself was good if you were ordering something Thai but when we ordered room service it was never what we actually ordered. I much preferred going up the road to the restaurants or down the beach to Memories as the food was better and cheaper. My main issue with the hotel is the state of the place. Thomsons describe it as having stylish chic down to a T which basically is untrue. If your idea of chic is where the nose of the steps are missing, broken windows along the pathways, light fittings falling off the walls, old parasols held down by breeze blocks and the decking around pool breaking under your feet then you and I have very different ideas of what chic means.More
Ian A, 190769
the Sea and Sun
really nice staff, the best location by the sea. Cheap compared to other Cities, easy to go to down town. Really quiet. Easy to get to know locals. Beach is perfect for children. Nice dining places in 10 min walking. Best time to travel is most likely before March..More
Will visit again
It was very nice stay, I stayed a week. Nice room with sea view, very clean, well arrangement of bathroom amenities. Housekeeping cleaned room everyday.Special thank you to Housekeeping Manager, Tan Room Attendant and Front Office Manager. Quiet location, good for a couple. I would recommend to stay.More
Calm and laid-back, sunsets on the beach to die for....
Very happy with our stay here. Writing this now at the end of our 2 weeks stay. The Hotel is situated in a very quite area. Friendly and polite staff. Helpful with sorting out various bits, like getting taxis etc. Spacious room with a large balcony. the hotel has a somewhat tired look, not squeaky clean exactly, but still over-all a calm and low-key stylish look. The hotel is quite spread-out, we stayed in a Premium 2nd floor-room very close to restaurant and pool. If you stay further out on one of the side-wings you will have a bit of a walk to the main building. Hotel pool is very nice and most of the time quite. Could do with a few more parasols but there's some shade from the trees around. The area is very calm, beach just across a not very busy road ( its a dead end road). The beach is quite shallow and stretches on for miles and miles to the south. The hotel sits just close to Cape Pakarang. There are several little beach "cafés" where you can sit in a sun chair the whole day if you like, just buy a drink. They also do fantastic Thai-massages (and doubles up as taxi-service and probably can fix some snacks too!). There are several restaurants close by, 200 m to the right you find 4 clustered just by the Tsunami-shelter. 200 m to the left you'll find the Apsara beach resort where you can sit at white-cloth tables on the beach and watch the sunset. One of our favorites! A little bit further you'll find Memories Beach Bar, a bit of a "surf-bum" place with great food and ambience. Don't miss that! If your are a larger group you might need to book a table in advance. I can understand some of the negative comments in previous reviews but I guess it depends a lot on your expectations. No, this is not a four or five-star hotel according to European standards, the spacious room and the large balcony does give one a luxurious feel. On our part though we had the most relaxing holiday ever! The staff spoke very little English but usually we could make ourselves understood and we never experienced any arrogance, rather the contrary. The main negative thing was the hotel restaurant. Unfortunately we had paid for half-board, despite reading advices not too. The food at the restaurant was generally bland. We had two good dinners at the hotel but we realised later that they'd given us a different menu to the all inclusive/half board one(!). Probably by mistake. So we strongly advice against booking all-inclusive or half-board as there are plenty of good (and better!) restaurants close by. Quite cheap too, 200-250 bath for a good meal/person. We ended up eating most of our meals outside the hotel. As stated initially this is a quite place with lots of beach just outside. If you want to be more active there's quite a few organised trips you can do. We went on one with Similan Charter tours to a group of secluded islands to the north. But you can easily find various other day tours if you feel like exploring. It will cost a bit but we definitelly thought ours was good value.More
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