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Fruit Tree Lodge

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Pra-Ae Village, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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#47 of 289 Speciality lodging in Ko Lanta
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Fruit Tree Lodge & Coffee Shop started off 7 years ago as a small collection of Thai style bungalows located in a local village called Pra-Ae on the beautiful island of Koh Lanta, South West Thailand. Recently we have the developed the property to include a brand new, modern, air conditioned coffee shop on site, offering breakfast, brunch, snacks and drinks. The bungalows are up on stilts and have a balcony overlooking the garden. Fruit Tree Lodge & Coffee Shop is located in the village and therefore close walking distance to restaurants and other local amenities, and it is approximately 5 minute walk to the stunning Long Beach, one of Koh Lanta's most popular beaches. Each bungalow has a double bed, hot water shower, fridge, fan and free wifi. The rooms are cleaned 6 days a week, and linen and towels changed on a regular basis. The bungalows are stylish, comfortable and are excellent value for money. Fruit Tree Coffee Shop is open between 07:30 and 17:00. Another addition to our property is Lanta Yoga, located approximately 200m away from Fruit Tree Lodge and Coffee Shop. We have designed and developed a brand new yoga sala at a private setting up amongst the trees and close to nature. The yoga sala was specifically designed to create a peaceful atmosphere perfect for practicing yoga. Vinyasa Flow yoga classes are available for all levels. Everyone welcome.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Coffee shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai
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Sofie H wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions6 helpful votes
When we arrived the owner was nice and friendly and showed us our bungalow. We know it is a cheap bungalow but on our vacation in asia we have never lived so horrible for that price. We lived here for four nights and they never gave us new towels. The bathroom was disgusting and that was not even handsoap included. The rooms are so poorly insulated that you can not be in your room until after the Sun goes Down because of the heat. Another bad thing about the hotel is that it does not have a reception, so we could not ask for new towels and other questions. The last thing people have to know before booking is that there is a lot of animals in the rooms: lizard, mosquitos and hens outside the rooms who wakes you up every morning 4 am. Just want to tell you: do not book these bungalows!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bamon, Owner at Fruit Tree Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Sorry you found our place so 'horrible' but let me explain a few things to the readers of this review! Firstly yes the bungalow is "budget" and for 28 euros per bungalow, per night, in peak season, (between two people is 14 euros each) you do not normally get new towels every day. We also like to stay environmentally friendly and new towels every day is not environmentally friendly - do you change your towels every day at home? Probably not. The bathroom - I have very high standards of cleanliness and I check the rooms myself regularly so I would be interested to know what is so "disgusting" about the bathroom? I notice there are no details here! And on other reviews we have very high ratings of cleanliness. Our rooms are cleaned 6 days a week which is more than to be expected in a budget bungalow. Bungalows without air con, which is what you have booked and paid for, of course get hot during the day when you are in a hot country like Thailand. Please reconsider this when booking your accommodation in future. Animals in the room - no there are not lizards, those tiny animals are Gekkos, which are extremely common in Thailand, in fact they are everywhere, especially on the islands and even more so if you book a bungalow surrounded by nature. Some mosquitos of course are to be expected which is why you have a mosquito net. By the way if the bungalows were more open and less "insulated" you would have a lot more creatures in there and that would make you even more unhappy!! Our reception is inside our on-site coffee shop, located approximately 30m from your bungalow. Remember the place where you checked in on arrival? The coffee shop is staffed every day from 7am to 6pm, so I don't understand why you couldn't find time within that 11 hour slot to go in there and ask questions. If you wanted new towels of course we would have given them to you! If it is impossible for you to make it to the coffee shop within those hours, then you could of course send me a message and I would respond immediately. Our contact details are on the front of the information book provided inside your bungalow where it is written "If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on........" I do hope you find some nice accommodation on your future travels!
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Flo and Lea wrote a review Dec 2019
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I truly can’t understand the few negative reviews for this lodge!? My girlfriend and I booked initially 2 nights at this place and would have stayed longer right away, if there had been bungalows available. We left for another stay down the road, but liked it so much at the Fruit Tree Lodge that we returned for another 3 nights there as soon as they had rooms available again. Both times each bungalow was very clean, there were no ants or whatsoever and due to the height (I think 2,5m above ground), the fan and the mosquito net we had perfect nights and slept like a log. It’s true that the mattresses in Thailand are a bit harder compared to western standards, but that didn’t bother us at all. The apartments were cleaned daily and the cleaning lady was very friendly and offered us to do our laundry (same day, 40 baht/kg which is local standard) and a few times we rented one of her well maintained scooters for 100 baht/day including helmets. Apart from that Bamon, the host, is someone who - together with his friendly team - puts his heart into this place and his business! He is a helpful and positive guy, has very good English and French skills and is always very enthusiastic about his coffee, ice cream and food offers. All drinks and snacks we’ve tried were super tasty and they have a lot of vegetarian and vegan stuff on their menu, which was great for my girlfriend. The only more negative aspect from our perspective could be the location, as it is indeed rather close to the road. However one can anticipate this beforehand if you just check that on google maps. And as long as you don’t go to bed before 10pm this shouldn’t be too much of a deal, as the road does get quiet after approximately that time. And yes, as stated in one of the other reviews, the muezzin’s prayers of the adjacent mosque are audible in the early morning, but I wouldn’t say that it was too loud to not fall asleep again and we actually even ended up enjoying it. After all Islam is the number one religion on that island and if you feel disturbed by muezzins and mosques, maybe simply better opt for another island.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelita M wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were delighted to find this spot after being very disappointed by our other accommodation. The bungalows are absolutely gorgeous for a ridiculously good price. Right off the Main Street walking distance from cheap eats, beach and massages if you’re into that kind of thing. Incredibly wonderful host above all. Wish we could stay longer. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DaveR wrote a review Feb 2019
Como, Australia563 contributions89 helpful votes
Excellent Service and Better food, all comes quickly at a great price too. Kids all loved the pancakes/ ice cream and the bacon eggs were superb. Best Bathroom Award also lives here...☝️ Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alexander D wrote a review Aug 2018
Carshalton, United Kingdom25 contributions5 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed in Koh Lanta for a few days at the start of August and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a last minute booking and we were given an amazing bungalow type lodge- all of which are elevated on stilts so you feel very private. Excellent room, very clean and so cheap. The hotel owners could not be anymore accommodating! We felt right at home with the European coffees, pastries and cakes. Good location, would highly recommend. Also the photos of the bungalows were exactly as we found them, contrary to the previous review!! They were great!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandKrabi ProvinceKo Lanta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fruit Tree Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fruit Tree Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lanta Muay Thai Academy (0.4 km), Phra Ae Beach (0.2 km), and Funky Monkey (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fruit Tree Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fruit Tree Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Fruit Tree Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fruit Tree Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fruit Tree Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spaghetti By Mangia, Cozy Restaurant And Bar, and Fruit Tree Lodge & Coffee Shop.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fruit Tree Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Fruit Tree Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (9.8 km).