Casa de La Flora
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a welcome drink, free drinks from the minibar and daily breakfast, sandwiches and a fruit plate
- Watching the sunset over the Andaman Sea from your villa's private plunge pool
- Khao Lak has the natural beauty of Phuket, without the crowds
What To Know
- Beach is on the skinny side, but still wide enough for loungers
- If you're looking for the traditional teak beach bungalow, you won't dig the modern design here
- Room service menu is a little disappointing
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A vision in stone, concrete and glass, this minimalist design hotel stands out for its stark, angular and — unique in southern Thailand — postmodern Brutalist look. Aesthetics are paramount here, and every facet of the design serves not only to look sexy but to maximize the stunning ocean views. Glass-fronted cubic villas come with private plunge pools and polished wood verandas overlooking the Andaman Sea, creating a wonderful water symmetry.
Bed and Bath
The sharp angles and contemporary design continue in the 36 cube-shaped beachfront villas, which have floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer stunning sea views. Despite the sharp lines, bedrooms are surprisingly comfortable, with plush mattresses dressed in clean white linens and piled high with plenty of pillows. Bathrooms have deep stone soaking tubs, ceramic sinks and dispensers full of botanical products.
The strip of golden sand is narrow here, but it is also mostly deserted — a welcome contrast to crowd-packed Phuket, a 90-minute drive to the south. The quality of the water is the same, however: clear, warm and calm, and Casa de La Flora has done an excellent job of blending into the natural environs – wood loungers are built right into the tasteful stone wall separating units from the sea. The house restaurant, La Aranya, serves a mixture of Thai and Western dishes in a chic lounge setting. The on-site spa offers a tantalizing lineup of traditional treatments and Thai massages.
How to Get There
The hotel and staff are amazing, everyone was friendly and eager to help.
We stayed in a Duplex Pool Villa and could not have been happier, it is one of the best hotel room layouts I have ever experienced.
The food and drinks were fantastic!
This was our second visit to Casa de La Flora (we first came three years ago) and we were a little apprehensive returning, wondering if it was going to be as good as the first time we stayed. We needn't have worried, it was even better :-)
We chose to use their private airport transfer but was delayed by an hour on our connecting flight. We were anxious we might miss the transfer, but as soon as we landed the driver was there waiting for us and the vehicle was stocked with refreshing towels and cold bottles of water for us to enjoy.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were 'welcomed home' by Tang and her lovely team and given refreshing towels and cool drinks. At check in you get to select what pillows you prefer (anti snore, goose down, firm etc) and choose a fragrance for your room.
We stayed in a duplex grand pool villa which included its own private pool and terrace and a huge bed which faced doors you could fold back overlooking the sea, we got to watch some amazing sunsets lying on the bed with a cold beer. The villa had everything you could possibly want and more, free mini bar (beer and soft drinks filled daily), fridge, coffee making machine, kettle, safe deposit box, 2 large LCD TV's (1 in the seating area and 1 in the bedroom), slippers, bathrobes, hair dryer, plugin insect repellent, umbrella and a rain shower, sink and bath suitable for two people to use at the same time! There was fruit, snacks and flowers and lots of lovely shampoos, shower gel along with cotton buds/balls, nail files, comb etc, they really have thought of everything.
The air conditioning and lighting was individually controllable so you could set your temperature and mood lighting. If only the other half was as easy to control ;-)
Our package included bed and breakfast and the food was amazing, really yummy. There were plenty of things to choose from and it was beautifully presented. We didn't eat at the restaurant in the evenings, only because we wanted to go out and try all the different local restaurants nearby.
The location of the hotel is perfect, you're in a quite peaceful area away from all the hustle and bustle but just a short walk or taxi ride to bars, restaurants or the market.
We received excellent service from the staff at the hotel, they always greet you with a friendly smile, warm hello and go out of their way to make sure you are ok.
As a return guest we were given a royal thai massage in the spa (thank you) the therapists were very good and the spa was lovely. Definitely worth a visit.
Another nice touch was every day we would return to the room to find two little bottles of herbal drinks with a description of what it was for.
All areas of the hotel were immaculately clean and the gardens are lovely. As others have commented there is hardly any beach due to the erosion but there are plenty of sun loungers around the grounds to find sun or shade and the infinity pool is lovely.
When we first arrived at the hotel there was a welcome message on the TV screen with our names, flowers on the bed and a bottle of prosecco for being a return customer. Our trip also included a short stay at Khao Sok National Park before we returned back to the hotel to continue our holiday. They still made the same effort with the flowers when we returned. They make you feel valued as a guest & can't do enough for you. Thank you.
Casa de la flora is a little gem hidden in paradise. From start to finish the service we received from all staff was outstanding. The facilities on site are great.Food in restaurant is fabulous. breakfast, lunch and dinner is made to the highest standards. The surrounding view over the ocean is breathtaken..This place is peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. 10 mins away is the beach,and loads pubs and resturants.Overall the experience i received was 5 star.
For 20 days we had an outstanding holiday in a most luxery villa ‘ Duplex Grande Pool’. The ‘ La Aranya’ restaurant served a very high quality menu. We had our own pool, so we did not use the hotel pool. The beach is not much. They made a ‘gras terras’ instead. From May on forward the surf season starts. So the waves splash against the higher terras. The staff do an excellent job in providing support on every level. Housekeeping, restaurant, Spa and frontdesk are very helpfull and friendly. Do not expect a high level of English. The only remark there is to make is the poor quality and speed of the internet connection.
This was our second visit. We noticed that a lot of things had not been up to 5 star level.
The main issues which presented itself had to do with the food.
Somehow the poached eggs were served yolk and egg whites separate and also ice cold.
This is like cooking Thai food without any flavouring, somehow explaining it fell on death ears. Tea was delivered in oversized tea pots, when we asked the waitress she indicated that it was all there was available.
We ate once at the restaurant in the evening. The prawns I had ordered did not have the innards taken out this is like eating poo even it is shellfish. When we complained the chef was very apologetic and didn’t hesitate to point out that they wouldn’t charge us for the dish, frankly big deal.
The gym is really past it’s sell-by date. The running machine creaks and makes an awful noise.
Even though it is directly on the beach the water has access cut off at low tide.
We paid a lot of money for this and to be honest it was not worth it.