X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort
What We Love
- An irresistible suite stay at a five-star Thai beach resort, with food, beverage and spa discountsTaking long, leisurely walks on the private, palm-lined beach
- Spotting local elephants that stop by for sunset visits
- Indulging in a beachside foot massage (or two or three)
What To Know
- This is a boutique resort with only 9 guestrooms
- On-call private butler and maid service is available
- Free WiFi
Situated in an idyllic spot less than two hours up the coast from Phuket, the tranquil seaside town of Khao Lak is the perfect getaway for the discerning traveler: there’s less wild partying, more appreciation for the area’s world-class scuba diving and the kind of pristine beaches you could spend hours lounging on. Khao Lak even has restrictions on how tall buildings can be in order to preserve the area’s sleepy charm. X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort embodies this spirit, with just nine rooms and villas set along its white-sand beach, all against a lush mountain backdrop.
With resorts across Thailand that emphasise high design and luxury, X2 has earned a loyal following among travelers who like their holidays with a slice of serenity. The suites are elegant and tastefully designed, highlighted by expansive open verandas that are ideal for taking in the stunning sunsets. Social life centers around the free-form swimming pool and the 4K Restaurant, where your culinary desires are fulfilled and dishes are served in a stunning setting. Whatever your game, peacefulness is the aim here.
Looking more like a SoHo loft than a Thai resort room, the 540-square-foot Suite at X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani boasts light woods, sharp angles and chic furnishings. The luxe bathrooms have double vanities and rain showers and are stocked with handpicked amenities. Of course, you’re not likely to forget where you are after catching the epic sunset from the open veranda.
Amenities- Hair dryer- Wi-Fi- Minibar- Tea and coffee facilities- Bottled water- Flat-screen TV- Desk- Safe- Air conditioning
Guests flock throughout the day to 4K – pronounced “fork” – which offers a mix of Thai and international dishes that are always fresh and seasonal.
Khao Lak is conveniently located just an hour’s drive north of Phuket International Airport, though its blissed-out vibe makes it feel much more remote. The area is perfect for exploration, whether you borrow a bike from the resort to visit nearby temples and waterfalls or opt to take a day trip out to the Similan Islands for a diving session.
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We have been there just for 3 days and i could say for sure it is one of the best hotels in the world where i've been (and I've been in many different hotels in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia). So, me and my husband are really impressed with service, cleanliness, ficilities and comfort.
Location: right on the beach, close to many restaraunts, shops, money exchange, taxi etc. And it is very quiet relaxing place, no noisy neighbours, beach not busy at all.
Room and facilities: design is simple and smart- big comfortable bed, coffee machine (oh, I loved it), free water, tv, handy phone, shower and huge bath. As a small minus, toilet did not have the door (and this is a bit strange for me). Many bathroom accessories which smells with some herbs, seems it was very good quality as far as my picky hairs like it.
The outdoor area was nice and green, with small pool and always available umbrellas.
Breakfast was perfect, all freshly cooked and tasty. A lot of positions in menu which could choosed (thai food, classic food). And it is very comfortable that you could eat the breakfast whenever you want until 6pm if i'm not mistaken...
Cleanliness: perfect! Two times per day, in the morning and in the evening. Water, coffee-filled every time.
The welcome was very warm and I could say that staff is very very friendly and did their best to resolve any issue you may have. Just for example, Tor welcomed us with coctails and helps us a lot in our first day to choose some places to go and eat, many thanks for his advices. All his colleguaes also helps us many many times. For husband birthday they have brought us a cake and decorated the room, very nice surprise))
So, we have very positive impression about this hotel and it is definately value for money if you will be in khao lak.
The X2 Anda Mani is such a tonic for the stresses of modern life and everything we needed for a tranquil and relaxing stay. The setting is perfect with a pleasant beach for walks and the most amazing sunsets every day that can be enjoyed whilst chilling with a cocktail on the lawn. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the little town but just a few minutes walk to access ATMs, bars, restaurants, shops and spas when you can tear yourself away. It's also well located for outside activities. We went on 2 trips (Surin island and Whitewater rafting) which were not far away.
The rooms are very spacious and modern with added extra touches that help add to comfort and enjoyment.With only 9 rooms there was always plenty of space around the pool and garden to spread out and relax in 'private'.
We have stayed with numerous high end brand hotels such as Banyan Tree and Anantara and enjoyed great service but the team at X2 excel beyond with their personal and completely genuine approach. It was such a treat and they made us feel so special.
GM Kris was lovely and Barbie was just a sweetheart, always ensuring we had everything we needed and more. From the waiting staff to the housekeeper and security team all were the nicest people ever! We were nearly in tears when they all turned out to give us a lovely send off when it was sadly time to leave.
I can't not mention the food at X2 which is wonderful. Chef Nam (? sorry if that's not correct) was adorable and we loved all her food, Thai and Western. Her Tom Yum seafood soup was absolutely incredible. We ate at the 4K restaurant in the evening 3 times as we had been trying restaurants in the town or beach earlier in our week but wish we had discovered it sooner. It's a shame more people do not come in to 4K to enjoy the incredible food, beautiful setting and amazing attentive staff.
Thank you so much to everyone at X2 Anda Mani for such a memorable week and perfect holiday - you are awesome!
The X2 is a boutique hotel in Khao Lak with great access to Khao Lak and a serene setting.
First off, the welcome drink was the best drink I tasted on the trip. The staff was incredibly welcoming, and Barbie in particular went above and beyond for us. The service and care she gave us was out of this world.
The room was also beyond what I expected. It was spacious, built with natural materials, cleaned twice a day, calming scents, turn down service, and they run a bath for you when you arrive(or at least Barbie did for us).
We spent a fair bit of time at the beach which was very nice. We also ate at the restaurant and in Khao Lak - I recommend both along with the hotel!
We stayed at X2 in November 2018. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were amazing. They have the best service in thailand. They made the trip really comfortable and we didn’t worry about a thing. Kris (the GM) was great, i got sick while eating elsewhere in khao lak and he organized everything for us even soup to feel better. This was our second time staying here and we highly recommend!!
Staff at the resort was attentive and they catered to all of our needs during the stay. We particularly appreciated Barbie when she went above and beyond to satisfy our last-minute request. Initially, we booked for three nights at the hotel and had to shorten to two due to some last-minute changes. The hotel was very flexible and we thank you Kris, the general manager as well for approving the decision.
The room was equipped with a handy phone, where the guest could bring it out as a local phone with data and was super convenient.
We will definitely come back to stay in the future!