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
There is an awful lot to like about Casa de La Flora. It is very relaxed, the rooms are terrific, the staff are lovely and the architecture and landscaping give the property a very private and quiet feel. It’s refreshing to stay at a locally run, smaller property that gives you individual treatment. The spa is very good also.
There is room for some improvements though. The restaurant serves a great breakfast selection, but the night times are lacking in atmosphere and while the hotel tries hard with a range of theme nights - more thought needs to be given to the inclusion of vegetarians. I would recommend to remove the tv in the restaurant and to rethink the live entertainment into something with a younger feel (the Kokulo beach club, a sister property does this pretty well).
I’d also suggest a rethink on the pool bar to just modernise it a little bit in keeping with the rest of the property.
All in all, it is great place to wind down, chill and catch the rays in your room by your private plunge pool, take a long walk on the beach at low tide and watch the sun go down with a glass in hand. And for the energetic, the Complimentary Thai Boxing every day will work up an appetite.
For the past week we stayed in the beachfront pool villa and from the moment we arrived we have had 1st class service. From selecting our room scent and picking from our pillow menu we were completely taking care of. This place is a smaller resort and super private which is exactly what we were looking for! I know if there were any points taken away was the beach access but we knew this going in and really not a big issue for us at all. It is why it is so private.
Our suite with very private beachfront million dollar view were spectacular. I watched videos and pictures on line but none of them did this juctice. It is something you simply have to see for yourself and experience in the moment. The view of the ocean and mind blowing sunsets will be imprinted forever.
I also want to thank the staff for helping to pull off a surprise 50th bday on our private pool deck. Everything went according to plan and when we opened the door (post fabulous spa treatment) to the amazing set up, brought tears to her eyes. She was truly surprised and the 1st class meal to follow was delicious. Tukta looked after every detail of the night and we are truly grateful.
I can’t say enough about this magical place and I would come back in a heartbeat! This is our first time to Thailand and we have fallen in love. From our private pool to spectacular sunsets to the incredible service you will not be disappointed!
Thanks again to the wonderful staff who made this stay truly magical for us.
Lee and Tara
Over the course of the last years we visited the Casa de la Flora 3 times. The most recent stay was this month. It was the first time with our 10 month old son.
Although the hotel is not targeted at families, we received exceptional service overall.
The rooms, the food, the overall experience. It's still one of the best hotels in the area.
It's obvious that the hotel is not newly built anymore, but it's constantly kept in great shape.
We spent 6 nights here after a busy 2 weeks travelling around Laos and Thailand and it was a perfect way to end an amazing trip! This lovely boutique hotel is very quiet and peaceful, beautifully designed with wonderful facilities in each private room/villa as well as in the communal areas. We loved our terrace with jacuzzi plunge pool and the bathroom in our studio villa was massive and very efficient. The sleeping area was supremely comfortable, air conditioning and WiFi top notch! The communal infinity pool was also superb and swimming in the sea was very safe too. Breakfasts were incredible - the best ever, including a glass or two of fizz if that floats your boat! Casa de la Flora is also so close to the little town of Khao Lak with its great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants that you can wander in and around and know that wherever you choose to eat, the food will be freshly cooked and very tasty whether choosing Thai food or more international dishes. I cannot praise this hotel highly enough - we are seasoned travellers and this hotel is one of, if not the, best places we’ve ever stayed. Oh and the staff are delightful too - so welcoming, kind and friendly. We loved it here and would definitely like to return.
The hotel was quiet, with a beautiful view and a small but comfortable pool.
The restaurant was small, but the staff did their best and the food was not great, but it was good.
The customer service at the reception could not be 5star level and it was local guest house level. While I was staying 4nights at the hotel, nobody explained the hotel program and I did not even know if there was a gx program until checkout and did not give any information about nearby.
It was a very unprofessional level as a lodging complex that occupies more than 15,000 baht per day.
The management of hotel was very poor.
5 star property with 2 star service. Service needs to improve a lot.
I do not want go again