Lareena Resort By The Sea Koh Larn3.0 out of 5.0
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I will start by saying Koh Larn is amazing, the Lareena Resort is a beautiful location with epic views if you choose the right room. The staff is kind and efficient in check in and tending to our needs. The Good: ***Location is amazing. The views of Pattaya from across the water at night are breathtaking. The rooms that reside on the water's edge are peaceful and make anyone that loves the ocean feel relaxed. ***The Staff are kind and very attentive. The Bad: Let me first say that all the bad listed below is only due to me visiting Lareena Resort during the rainy season in September. I believe all of the following can be avoided by avoiding the rainy season. ***Noise from the ferry. The ferry is next door to this resort and during the day it will disrupt any resting a person may be doing in their room. I must stress this is not that big of a deal as most people will be at the beach during the day. ***Storms. If the rainy season throws you storms Koh Larn may lose power. If it does during the rainy season it will be hot, humid and a bit miserable during the evening. This is very specific and is the only reason I did not have a perfect time at the Koh Larn.
Funky place built on a pier. Pretty good food. Lots of waves crashing so if that noise will bother you beware. The room had a string deodorant smell but it mostly cleared up by opening the doors and running the AC. Surprisingly great wifi. On a side note, there's no reason to visit koh larn, especially on a weekend. Nothing special at all about they beaches and the place feels overcrowded.
We stayed here for 2 nights 14 and 15 May Room 6 and wish I had booked for longer. Very easy to find close to the ferry. Check in was a breeze and very polite. The room was lovely could have done with little freshen up with paint but was very clean smelt fresh and was beautiful inside. The views we to die for overlooking the sea with fantastic views of Pattaya and Jomtien.Dont worry about being so close to the ferry docking they finish around 6 pm and after that the evening is so peaceful just the sound of the wave's. Food was really good and good price, The satff well what can I say I was made to feel at home the whole time I was here they were lovely happy friendly and attentive. Easy to hire a bike for the day right next to the hotel and 7-11 little shop would recommend can get to the out of the way beaches which our quite and so nice. All in all I would definitely recommend a stay here I will be back next break away from Bangkok. it's a must I wish I had a resort like that.
justt back from a wonderful day out at Lareena resort. Caught the local ferry to the island and the resort is just on the left hand side of the jetty. I brightly coloured resort with delightful rooms looking out onto the sea. We sat in the open air terrace sipping drinks before having lunch. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and professional. We then sat down to spicy spring rolls followed be perfectly cooked prawns and pomelo salad. Then a delicious chicken curry and fried rice along with succulent sea bass. Ice cream and a very decent coffee finished the wonderful lunch. We later walked back to the ferry and back home. A wonderful day out.
It's accommodation on stilts, liken fishing village. Location was excellent, literally next to the pier. May be a tad noisy with the ferries coming in and out but didn't bother us much. Service crew were really helpful and friendly. Room was spacious and breakfast was simple. No safe in the room but didn't think there was much to worry about. Lacking hooks in the bathroom. TV Programme was mostly in Thai but wifi was strong so we could watch programmes online easily. We could park our scooters outside the resort and they generously gave us spare towels for our trips to the beaches. A few eateries around this resort although good food and cocktails were also available in the resort itself.
The resort is well located and close to the pier when you arrive, you just have to walk 30 seconds. The room was nice and clean with a balcony on the sea, so enjoyable ! Everything was there even wi-fi which is not so common on the island. The staff was very nice, friendly and smiling, they give us good advice on where to go at night. I will recommand it.
Stayed for 2 nights as part of our vacation. Staff was very friendly and forthcoming. The room was very beautiful, nicely decorated. Very comfortable bed with comfy linen. Very clean and refurbished room. Nice balcony. Great food and good location. Will definitely stay there again.
The Lareena Resort is 50 meters away from Naban Pier so literally every hour starting from 6:15am, you’ll hear the ferry’s tooting their horn. We booked the best room available being the Suite Double Bed, the whole room is on stilts so its above the sea, we woke up at 3 in the morning from the rough sea splashing against the shore and the stilts holding up the room, obviously we’re not used to it and this was a re-occurring theme so if you're a light sleeper, beware! The room is very spacious with plenty of cupboard space and lounges, a deck lounge and the porch or sundeck is what you pay the money for. The view in the morning and during sunset is spectacular, you can clearly sea Pattaya across the bay and its very calming, the breeze is welcoming and we spent a lot of time on that sundeck which has a partial roofing on it too. The hotel has its own restaurant, a nice setting with some very nice food and competitive prices, the only 7/11 on the island is right behind the hotel, infact you have to walk through the alley on the right side of the 7/11 to get to the hotel. There’s also a small fridge and 2 bottles of free water each day. Turn left out of the hotel, walk 100 meters and you come to an opening where the baht buses await, they take you to any beach you want on the island for about 30 baht per person provided you wait for it to fill up. There’s also literally 1000 motorbike’s for rent, its only 200 baht a day but there are some steep hills and narrow bends, be wary as the locals like to speed. There are some negatives too. While there’s a kettle to boil water, there’s no mugs/cups, coffee, sugar or tea. There’s absolutely nowhere to hang the towels in the bathroom which we found funny and the most important negative was that there is NO in room safe or lockers at reception. Management assured me that once I locked the door, everything would be ok as the reception desk is at the only entry to the hotel but that didn’t make me feel too comfortable, I did buy a padlock and lock my luggage but every time we went to the beach, our minds were back at the room and you don’t want to be worrying about things like that while on a holiday. Also the internet was pretty much non-existent unless you stood at the door or went to the restaurant area. I paid $92 AUD (2400 baht) during low season for this room so I did expect at least an in room safe which is the norm in Thailand these days, especially for that price. All in all, a nice room with a very serene,relaxing and exceptional view. The staff were great, very helpful and always smiling. There are no beaches to swim here, the hotel is all about ambience and being in town, the island dies after 7pm and staying in another part of the island might prove challenging. A bit over priced? For sure but hopefully they'll rectify some of the small things, an in room laptop safe being a priority as I travel with one.
I will give 10 stars if I can!! First of all, the location was very close to the pier, so it was pretty easy to walk to the hotel. There also has 7-11 mart in front of the hotel. The room was good. All staffs were very friendly and always smile. I could say that the food's the best in Koh Larn. Overall : the best one in here 😊
On a whim we decided to go visit Koh Lan Island. Once we disembarked from our ferry we had lunch and began to google the area for nearby hotels that were highly rated and found that Lareenas was in the top 10. Upon finishing our lunch of planning session we went straight to it which was near the actual pier. Straight to it is not quite right. We ended up passing it and after bout two minutes and the use of google maps we realized we had gone to far and backtracked. To find this place stand in front of 7-11. Immediately to the right of the entrance is a narrow alleyway usually lined with mopeds. Just a few meters down the alley is the resort. Go through the entrance that looks like you are entering a restaurant. Just inside to the right is the check in desk. Check in was fast and friendly. It was Songkran and I knew rooms were at a premium but we did manage to get a nice one for 2700 Baht. Before we signed the dotted line we took a quick look at the room and found it was fairly decent and right on the water which was both good and bad. Being on the water offered spectacular views and the tidal noises reminded us of a summer rain which helped make it easy to drift into a lazy sleep. The bad is that we are literally right next to the pier where all of the boats are and it is noisy from 6AM until about 6PM. On the bright side, the noise will help ensure you wake up early and enjoy the full day on the island. As soon as we got our key we ent to teh room, threw our backpacks on the bed and went looking for the nearest moped rental. We were back by about 6PM as the pier was winding down operations. A nice warm shower in a decent sized bathroom and we were ready for dinner. Note the bathroom drains are actually holes that lead straight into the bay. Keep that in mind when showering. All of your soap and shampoos and anything else are going straight into the water. On the way to dinner we saw the three hammocks which appeared to offer a cozy resting area however the air in this part of the resort was stagnant. It was warm, humid and little in the way of a breeze. When we got back we decided to hang out in the covered area that had the soft mats and Thai pillows that were up against short korean style tables. A few cocktails and a great breeze from the bay made this a very enjoyable experience. Surrounding the main area were comfortable little couples nooks decorated in multiple pillows for comfort with a small table in each nook for food and drinks. There were also regular tables and chairs that were up against the railing by the water. We spent some time here relaxing before we retired back to our room for the evening. The room had a large king size bed, a lounge that could fit one or two people and a sofa. The cable TV was not for westerners. All we could find were Thai channels and movie channels dubbed in Thai. There were a few odd channels in foreign languages but surprisingly we could not find anything like CNN, FOX, BBC, Sky news or any of the other standard hotel channels you find around the world. We busied ourselves with our plans for the next day and woke up to the sound of the 6am ferry blasting away on its horn. We did manage to ignore it until about 8am and then started checking out the room in more detail. Security - There is no peephole nor does it have an internal deadbolt which is standard in hotels. The furnishings in the room, upon closer inspection seemed worn out. See photos. The "closet" was actually a short cabinet and any clothes I would have bothered hanging would simply touch the floor and collect dust. The air conditioner was not quite big enough for this room during the hottest time of the year. The electric fan in the room did help a wee bit. What really had us going was the unusual artwork that littered the place. It seemed like the management could not decide whether to have a luxury themed hotel or a circus theme. Photos. Overall it was not a bad place to stay and we were pretty much in the middle of everything. The 7-11 was right next to it, moped rentals and restaurants all around. The pier was also right next door for a rapid egress from the island.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 71 reviews