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Breakfast7
Swimming Pool4
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7.7

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Very good location
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Popular landmarks
Ton Chong Fa Waterfall 4.0 km
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park 4.9 km
White Sand Beach 7.8 km
Coral Cape 8.0 km
Pak Weep Beach 10.0 km
Similan National Park 10.7 km
Bangsak Beach 12.8 km
Lamru Waterfall 21.3 km
Koh Tapu 51.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Bangnieng Afternoon Market 270 m
International Tsunami Museum 270 m
Moo Moo Cabaret show bar 320 m
Kanda Massage 340 m
Armani Suits International 510 m
Bang Niang Beach 1.1 km
Lampi Waterfall 1.2 km
Krungsri Bank, Khaolak Branch 2.0 km
Khao Lak Bus Station 2.2 km
Fruit Basket 2.4 km
Motive Cottage Resort

"Breakfast simple but enough choice."

Clare - March 8, 2019
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Motive Cottage Resort

26/167 Moo 5, Khuk Khak, Tha Kua Pa, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand, 82190 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.0
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport62.3 km

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Room comfort & quality
7.7
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Motive Cottage Resort?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                How do I get to Motive Cottage Resort?

                Motive Cottage Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Khao Lak with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

                What is the smoking policy at Motive Cottage Resort?

                Motive Cottage Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The resort offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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                What people love about Motive Cottage Resort

                • 9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Cleanliness

                  "The room was big and clean."

                  Ines

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                  March 10, 2019

                • 8.0
                  Very good
                  Staff 

                  "Staff is responsive."

                  Jenny

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                  March 17, 2020

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                Overall rating:
                7.6
                Very good
                352 reviews
                Cleanliness
                7.7
                Facilities
                7.1
                Location
                7.7
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                What travelers say they love:
                Nice little hotel with cozy room.
                IRIS from China
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                More about Motive Cottage Resort

                More about Motive Cottage Resort

                This boutique resort offers pure satisfaction, service, and privacy to each and every guest. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Khao Lak, the options for daytime and nighttime activities are unlimited. From water sports including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling to jungle trekking, golfing, and elephant riding, sunrise to sunset is full of excitement. Night time offers Thai cuisine and drinks from the Motive Restaurant followed by market shopping and night life. The decor is an effortless blend of the old and the new, creating a charming and relaxed atmosphere. You are assured a relaxing stay when you choose the Motive Cottage Resort.

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                19 mentions
                Swimming Pool
                12 mentions
                Beach
                8 mentions
                Internet
                3 mentions

                What they offer

                8.0
                Very good

                "Pool is nice and well exposed."

                IRIS

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                February 14, 2020

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                Reviews of Motive Cottage Resort from real guests

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                7.6
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                Cleanliness7.7
                Facilities7.1
                Location7.7
                Room comfort and quality7.7
                Service7.9
                Value for money8.0
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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Naomi from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

                surprisingly nice! A great deal for the price.”

                rooms just the right size. Staff are really friendly.

                This hotel is on the main road that runs through Khao Lak and is situated about a 10 minute walk from the Bang Niang Beach road. If you want a hotel on the beach, this isn't it. And if you want a hotel in the centre of the big night life action, you probably need to look for a hotel in the Nang Thong Beach area. But if you are looking for a charming budget hotel with great staff and clean rooms. This is the perfect choice. After a scrape up on a scooter, I ended up staying here for 6 nights (my husband went diving and I stayed behind to heal). I enjoyed every minute. There is a nice pool for cooling off. Rooms are very nice (ask for a pool side room!) The staff are extremely friendly and the breakfast, while simple is all you need. You have to ask for cereal, but when you do, you receive a bowl of fruit, museli and yogurt. You can order eggs any way you want them and there is fresh fruit, toast, bacon and franks. The bathroom is budget style. No extras and a bit of mold around the tiles, but I didn't let this stop me from loving this place.

                Reviewed March 20, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Michael from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 7 nights in February 2012

                Massive Room, Great location. Friendly staff”

                Little in room balcony affair. Close to the beach. Good pool. Ok Breakfast

                This hotel is about 5 minutes walking from the beach. Its on the main road up from the main drag of Kho Lak. We hired a bike and headed up to white sands and the waterfalls all within 10 minutes. The staff here were super friendly and even picked us up from phuket airport. We hired there driver again when we left to take us to Kho Sok national park. In the rooms is a little in room balcony affair - a table with 2 axe pillows in front of the window. Its lovely to be able to relax after a day at the beach. There is a 7-11 over the road, a mini mart attathed to the hotel and the tripadvisor number 1 "the candle restaurant" over the road. Superb hotel. Would recommend.

                Reviewed March 28, 2012

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Burton from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

                Nice Hotel, clean, pleasant staff and good locatio”

                cleanliness, staff friendliness with good English skills

                Came to hotel and discovered it was fully booked but they took us to another hotel on the beach that was at least a 4 star hotel with huge gardens, large rooms and wonderful buffet breakfast. No Complaints. Back to Motive for the next two nights. Hotel good and staff wonderful. Good breakfast with fresh fruit and adequate selection of ordered menu. It was a little difficult to actually locate the hotel and that is my only issue. Highly recommend it for the price.

                Reviewed February 23, 2011

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                6.3
                Good
                Kati from Finland
                Group
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

                Lovely hotel, location not that good.”

                Nice room, good bed, nice pool.

                We stayed in Motive Cottage Resort for 4 nights in January 2012. We liked our room and hotels poolarea alot. Location was not that brilliant, about 15 minutes walk to the beach. You also needed to take a taxi if you wanted to enjoy Khao Laks nightlife and visit Happy Snapper for excample. It was not any problem until late night when you tried to get back to your hotel. It was difficult to get a taxi in Khao Lak after 3 am. Anyway, we liked this hotel very much, it was good value for money. Would definitely stay here again if in Khao Lak again.

                Reviewed January 29, 2012

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                7.7
                Very good
                Mattias from Sweden
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2011

                Great surprise!”

                Standard

                Only spent one night in this location between our stay at Similian Islands and our flight to Koh Samui so it was suppose to be a cheap one night sleep and we didn´t expect much. We were so surprised. Room was really big with two large beds and a lie corner with traditional thai cushions, fridge and a clean and modern bathroom. Breakfast was of even Thai-standard with the usual suspects, jam, scrambled eggs, bacon etc. The location itself is about 1.5km from the Khao Lak city center so a taxi for 100b is needed if you don´t want to walk through some shady neighbourhood around halfway. The hotel is situated north of Khao Lak, very close to the big Saturday market and the famous tsunami-patrol-boat. When going to Thailand you either want to live beachfront or you don’t. If you don’t want to pay 5-6000bath to live beachfront this hotel is a real finding. Good value for money!.

                Reviewed January 22, 2012

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Napaporn from Thailand
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

                Perfect location for Similan day trip”

                very helpful staff

                we stayed 3 nights with motive resort. love the room the moment we saw, nice and clean with lovely decoration. have a small living room and balcony which we can see the swimming pool, the internet worked perfectly. breakfast choices was not big varieties but they made one of the best omelette ever!!. very happy with our stayed.

                Reviewed March 03, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Kevin from United States
                Group
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

                Good price nice rooms”

                Location is good.Next to market and 7-11 but Quiet

                Just across the street they have a Night market twice a week Wednesday & Saturday. Has a nice clean swimming pool to relax in. Rooms have nice touch of design and color. Very clean and friendly staff. Decent simple buffet breakfast comes with your stay. Khao Lak is a small town remember but plenty places to eat at night.Your there for the beaches and diving.

                Reviewed November 25, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                Andrew from United Kingdom
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

                Nice clean hotel with good choice at breakfast”

                Swimming pool, breakfast, staff

                Motive Cottage Resort is a good place for couples or families to stay. The Hotel is well equipped with an good buffet breakfast, swimming pool and friendly staff. The location is quite far away from the main restaurants and shops but opposite the hotel there is a road leading to the beach which has a decent amount of restaurants and bars to choose from.

                Reviewed February 19, 2013

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Clare from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 9 nights in February 2019

                Exceptional”

                A great little retreat off the main road close to all amenities. Rooms attended daily. Breakfast simple but enough choice. Khao Lak is a great place to visit and would definitely recommend.

                Reviewed March 08, 2019

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                7.0
                Very good
                Benjamin from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                Nice Hotel basic 3 star hotel”

                Breakfast is very nice

                Motive Cottage Resort has large rooms and is very clean. It is a very nice 3 star Hotel and nice for those on a budget. The Hotel is about 5 minute walk to the beach has nice restaurants and shops close by. There is a nice local market across the street that opens in the evening if you want to try some nice local dishes.

                Reviewed March 13, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Yosi from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2011

                Beautiful little hotel with a pool ”

                Pool, breakfast included, clean

                We were very happy to arrive at this beautiful hotel resort. It is very well maintained, nicely designed in modern style, great service, tasty breakfast. Even though the front faces the main road, there are plenty rooms facing the inside (the pool), and the street noise is unnoticed. Free wifi signal made it easy for u's to connect with family back home. The beach is a bit of a walk, but we rented a motorbike and had no problem getting to it. We will definitely stay here again.

                Reviewed December 23, 2011

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Colin from Ireland
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

                Stylish room with pool view..Price is right!”

                Great value for money, 24 hour security.

                Close to the main road to the beach, clean hotel, well kept. Not the closest hotel to the beach, but only a 2 min scooter ride, or 10 min walk. Hotel is on busy main road, so be sure to request a pool view room on the inside of the courtyard. Breakfast was average..but espresso coffee machine was a lifesaver. Good shuttle service to airport, with friendly driver. Booked through front desk. Bit of an ant problem in the room, but cleared up after we sprayed insect repellent on the ground :) Other than that, really cute room with exposed brick. little balcony overlooking the pool, and a cool little cubby reading area inside. Good money saver if you will be spending most of your days adventuring on the water or expiring on a scooter!

                Reviewed January 29, 2012

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Wai from Singapore
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2010

                Lovely hotel and great service from wendy”

                spacious and clean rooms, excellent service from wendy (mananger), staff generally tried their best in delivering good service
                the piling (construction) that is ongoing in the property next to the resort grounds

                Spacious & Clean rooms. We were delighted at the spaciousness of the room. It was also very clean. Wendy (manager) was helpful throughout our stay (4D3N). Even though the rest of the front office staff's English is not fantastic, they tried their best in understanding and delivering our requests with a smile on their faces. When making requests for reservation of sight-seeing trip, the staff used their initiative and find different options for us. This does not happen often, even when we stay at 5-star resorts.

                Reviewed January 04, 2011

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Ines from Croatia
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 10 nights in February 2019

                LOVE IT!”

                The hotel is situated on the main road, 10-15 min from the beach(organized transfer 9am and 10 am) and near both of the food markets. The room was big and clean. If you want peace ask for the room with a balcony on the side of the pool not the road. The breakfest is small but nice. The staff is very helpful and kind. They offer towels for the beach so you dont need to bring your own (no cost).

                Reviewed March 10, 2019

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Hannah from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in November 2011

                Clean & good size rooms, great pool”

                Pool was good for swimming, rooms were clean & nice with seating area

                we chose this hotel because it was a good deal compared to other hotels in the area. the public bus can drop you right outside which was ideal for us. it was a 15 min walk to the beach but that was not a problem for us. it's close to the main street in the area for shops, restaurants etc. staff were very helpful in answering our questions about renting bikes, getting the bus when we left etc. breakfast included although this was a little limited compared to other hotels. included fry up, but little healthy choices. enjoyed stay& would recommend staying here.

                Reviewed November 30, 2011

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                7.6
                Very good
                Titania from United Kingdom
                Family with teens
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 7 nights in January 2018

                Great location for diving, restaurants, beach and bars ”

                The hotel is on a busy road, but just across the road is a great strip, full of bars and restaurants.. Oh and lots of dive shops. Stay away from Ben's restaurant. Waited an hour for food and it was dreadful. Reception staff are not in a hurry to help and could smile more. The cleaners are very sweet. I'd avoid the breakfast deal. Pool is OK. Could do with a clean but we enjoined swimming in it none the less. The room is comfortable but noisy from the main road. Take ear plugs. The beach is a 10 minute walk away (5 on a bike) but there's lots to see on the way there. I would recommend to others for the location.

                Reviewed January 25, 2018

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Kataleeya from Thailand
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

                Perfect Accommodation! Would Stay Again!”

                Hassle-free check-in and check-out, rooms were clean and tidied daily (we even got fresh bath towels daily), breakfast was great for the price we paid, and it was close to the dive companies that my friend and I dove with. Very happy with our stay!

                Reviewed January 10, 2018

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Tanaporn from Thailand
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

                Good Location in Khao Lak ”

                I love everything in this resort (room, swimming pool, restaurant and all staffs)

                we have the great time in this resort. i love to look from our room to swimming pool, wake up in the morning and go snorkeling.

                Reviewed January 04, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                Khemaluck from Thailand
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

                Very good staff, but the place is average”

                Cery friendly and helpful staffl, especially the receptionist at the front desk. I really appreciate all her help.

                This place is ok. The room is fully equipped but it's a bit too small and you can hear the noise from the next room clearly. I imagined the place to be much, much bigger and more luxurious, but I was disappointed when I get there. The location is convenient for it has minimart, 7-11, food places on the street, etc. But the beach was not impressive at all. Don't expect any beautiful sea around here. But I must say that the staff are really friendly and helpful. The maid, the cook, the receptionist, the manager, all of them are so nice and that make my stay more enjoyable. Breakfast is delicious too. But overall, the price is a bit too high for what you get.

                Reviewed November 09, 2011

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                7.6
                Very good
                Mark from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe Double Room
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

                Great little oasis off the street”

                Too far to walk to the beach in the heat if you plan on going there often. Easy walking distance to restaurants and limited shopping though. Also handy for all public transportation and very close to the Tsunami Memorial and Police Boat. The pool was crystal clear throughout our stay, had some shade and a lovely waterfall at one end. Ask for a room on the 3rd floor for a lower rate (we paid 1000 baht per night in April) - it's more private anyway. Every room has a little raised sitting area in front of the windows as well as a balcony. Very nice. The Tony Hotel next door has the same owners. Rent a scooter there (we paid 200 baht per day).

                Reviewed April 17, 2016

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