The Shambhala Khaolak Resort
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8.8
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Excellent location
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  • Bang Niang Beach660 m
  • Lampi Waterfall660 m
  • Armani Suits International880 m
  • Khao Lak Bus Station2.28 km
  • Mark One Tailor3.02 km
  • The Best Tailor3.05 km
  • monty the tailor3.47 km
  • Khao Lak View Point3.49 km
  • Merino Khaolak Tailor House3.53 km
  • VIKING TAILOR HOUSE3.62 km
  • The Shambhala Khaolak Resort

    67/62 Moo5 T.Khukkak, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand, 82190 - See map
    "We loved the pool and the banana daiquiris were delicious!"
    Jenna - May 27, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Hot tub

    • Air conditioning

    • Balcony/terrace

    Property ranking|Compared to 357 Khao Lak properties
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    Location score
    8.8/10
    Review score - United States
    8.9/10
    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Better than
    94
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    of Khao Lak properties
    Better than
    93
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    of Khao Lak properties
    Better than
    92
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    of Khao Lak properties
    Better than
    90
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    of Khao Lak properties
    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center2.4 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
    Distance to airport63.0 km

    Rooms available at The Shambhala Khaolak Resort

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Sea View Bungalow
    Sea View Bungalow
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Garden Bungalow
    Garden Bungalow
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about The Shambhala Khaolak Resort

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Spaciousness

      "A very pleasant, small hotel."

      Jane

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      April 12, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I will definitely stay here next time I visit Khao Lak."

      Simon

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      April 13, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "Nice little pool, good breakfast and very friendly staff!"

      Daniel

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      November 14, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "This Hotel have a vers god lokation and the staff are outsta..."

    Palle

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    January 26, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "We stayed in a beachfront bungalow which faced out to sea, i..."

    Denise

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    February 10, 2018

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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.3
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    7-8 Very Good (41)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (14)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jenna from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Amazing pool! ”

    We loved the pool and the banana daiquiris were delicious! We watched the sunset each not from the pool and got some AMAZING pictures. The breakfast was great, too! The only downside was that it was a little far to walk to restaurants (15-20 minute walk), but the location also made it much more quiet, private and relaxing!

    Reviewed May 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Catherine from Canada
    Couple
    Sea View Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Amazing! Quiete! Great vue! ”

    Everything was perfect! We would of stay longuer! They opened the kitchen just for us and the food was so delicious! The owners were so nice! The pool is a dream! The view unbelievable! The room in front of the sea! Just the place to go!

    Reviewed May 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Reuben from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

    Loved the location, very chilled atmosphere.”

    We stayed at Shambhala for 4 nights over the new year period. On arrival we were greeted by extremely friendly staff who made every effort to make us as comfortable as possible. The property has a relaxed vibe, with nice bungalows and gardens all around. The pool is small, but sufficiently sized and the Andaman sea quite literally laps at the property edge. The food and shopping strip is a 400m walk away, with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.

    Reviewed January 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Simon from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    3 Night stay April 2017”

    I had a wonderful stay at The Shambala, I have nothing but good things to say about it. The location is fantastic, right at one end of a lovely long sandy beach, which appears to be cleaned daily. The rooms, set in a lush tropical garden, are spacious, well appointed and well maintained. The greatest asset of The Shambala however is it's very friendly and accommodating staff and owner/manager. I will definitely stay here next time I visit Khao Lak.

    Reviewed April 13, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Leonid from Israel
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    We enjoyed very much, the hospitality was the best I had”

    The vacation was amazing! When we come we had upgraded for free to a bigger room, the staff was giving us very good treatment, the food was very good, and you have direct access to the beach, just perfect!

    Reviewed January 19, 2017
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Edward from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

    Great stay in a lovely family run hotel”

    Setting, Staff, Food

    We loved staying here. The hotel is run by a local family, who were very friendly and so helpful with advice on where to go and how best to do it. They helped arrange trips for us, gave us airport transfers, recommended restaurants, packed up our breakfast for us - nothing was too much trouble. The location is lovely, down the far end of the beach so you don't get disturbed by other people, the pool was overlooking the beach with very comfortable sunbeds. There is a guy there every day who will do cheap massages. The food was tasty, all freshly prepared and even though it was quiet when we arrived they opened the restaurant for us one evening. Rooms are simple and comfortable, we asked for a topper for the bed as it was quite firm to start with - this was quickly provided! Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed May 17, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    kian from Spain
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

    our favorite Thailand stay so far”

    location, service, convenience, location

    we already miss Shambhala and khao lak, this is a winner and we realize now that we continued our travel in Thailand. the resort is family run and the owner/manager is Ms Hong a super friendly, charming, capable woman that personalizes the experience as she explains the Sabai Sabai philosophy which gives name to the restaurant. the location is superb, right on one of the best, wildest and less transited beaches Ive seen in TH. the rooms are in cabins, very adequate and have a small veranda with chairs to chill when wanted. the resort has a nice pool overlooking the ocean and the busiest massage corner in khao lak, so you must book well ahead as people from other resorts book here. food is very tasty and while it may take sometime to produce specially when busy its worth the wait. 4 thumbs up!! we will be back!!

    Reviewed January 02, 2013
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maren from Denmark
    Solo traveler
    Garden Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Family-owned resort”

    Pros: Beautiful hotel owned by a Thai family that run a restaurant on the premises as well. Garden and hotel grounds lovely with orchids and little personal touches. My garden bungalow had a side view to the ocean. Nice terrace in front of the bungalow with chairs and a table and clothes rack for drying wet swimwear. Small but lovely pool area. During my stay, it was easy to get a sun chair. Con: You enter the bungalow from the terrace which faces other bungalows and the paths running throughout the hotel. The entire facade is glass so very limited privacy unless the curtains are closed. Did not bother me to much, but some guests may like more privacy.

    Reviewed February 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    KENJI from Japan
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

    Best hotel in my life”

    This hotel is wonderful. Comfortable room, location, breakfast, pool, and very kind staff. I love this hotel. hope come back again.

    Reviewed January 16, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jane from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Sea View Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Lovely Hotel”

    A very pleasant, small hotel. Staff really helpful and organised taxis and trips for us - prices exactly as quoted with no hidden extras. A small, very pretty infinity pool- lovely to float in. In a quieter area of town but an easy walk to bars and restaurants. We took a day trip to coconut beach (adjoining white sands beach) beautiful. Payed 600 baht from hotel for return trip.

    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kim from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

    Wonderful hotel”

    Good location run by a family. Nice breakfast, room was great. Due to availability we had to move to a bigger hotel nearby for the remaining days of our vacation, which was a shame. We would definitely return should we travel to Khao Lak again.

    Reviewed February 24, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Denise from United Kingdom
    Group
    Sea View Bungalow
    Stayed 14 nights in January 2018

    Heather and Denise”

    Just returned from an excellent 2 weeks spent at the Shambahla. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow which faced out to sea, it was wonderful listening to the sea early on a morning. The resort is small therefore a very tranquil environment to relax and reenergise. Breakfast was lovely as were the meal options at lunch and dinner. Hong and her staff couldn't do enough for us, even got up at 4.20am to wave us off on our early morning flight alongwith a packed up breakfast. All in all I would highly recommend this authentic Thai resort.

    Reviewed February 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jim from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    Absolutely lovely family run resort / accommodation .We booked initially for 2 rooms for 2 nights but stayed longer .Nothing was a problem , including looking after our luggage while we all went on a dive trip for a couple of days to the Similan Islands .

    Reviewed January 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Francesca from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    This hotel made our trip to Thailand ”

    Our stay at Shambala made our entire trip to Thailand!!! We came to Khao Lak and had booked a more expensive hotel, however we were incredibly disappointed when we arrived and immediately looked into changing hotels. Shambala had everything we wanted. An infinity pool looking out to sea, clean rooms, fantastic breakfast, and gorgeous surrounding beaches. The staff were beyond amazing! They got up extra early to make us a packed lunch breakfast as we had an early start to go snorkelling. But the most amazing part was how helpful they were in assisting us with transport down to Phuket pier, driving us 2 hours down, booking the boat ride across to Phi Phi island and also booking a taxi for our return to Phuket airport. We honestly could not ask for anything more. The place itself is as beautiful as the people who run it! I could not recommend it enough! It was the best part of the entire trip!

    Reviewed November 15, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Dr from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 12 nights in February 2017

    Excellent stay”

    We stayed at the Shambhala for two weeks in February 2017 with our 18 week old. From the start, Hong was incredibly helpful, arranging an airport transfer with a baby seat and making sure that we had all we needed for the baby, including a baby bath. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool area is lovely and right next to the beach and the sea, making swimming in both very easy. Breakfast was generous and very tasty every morning, and the food in the restaurant was good quality for lunch and dinners, and also reasonably good value. All the staff at the resort were incredibly warm and friendly and made us feel very at home during our stay. We couldn't have asked for more from them. We'd definitely recommend The Shambhala to other people in future.

    Reviewed March 05, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    dennis from United States
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    Sunsets!”

    The pros: Staff (very caring and giving) Location on the beach Sunsets Breakfast with drinkable coffee Quietude Cons: Not the greatest part of Khaolak Lak (nothing to do with Shambhala however) Facility is a bit deficient for the price Walkways are too sandy leading to tracking sand back into the room In conclusion this is a small family run, beachfront hotel with an incredible staff in a quiet park of Khao Lak.

    Reviewed February 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Paula from Brazil
    Couple
    Sea View Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Perfect ”

    Excelent place! Perfect view from the pool, they have a amazing sunset, good restaurant, rooms are really good, and the staff makes everything to please you, you feel part of their family. They are top!

    Reviewed January 03, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Florence from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    great little resort with nice pool in front of quiet and lovely beach”

    Staff was extremelly kind and attentive, breakfast very good and all carte, you can choose what you want. The pool is very nice, in front of the beach, which is quiet and allows long walk and nice swimms. Can just recommend this place

    Reviewed November 22, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Theo from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Nice resort with staff that care for you.”

    Nice resort, not to big so you do not feel lost. Good personal attention from staff, nice and helpful. Rooms are big and clean, great shower. Beautiful pool, possibility to rent motorbike. No restaurant for lunch and dinner but plenty options on walking distance. Excellent restaurant next to the resort.

    Reviewed April 26, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Inge from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

    Great pool and quiet getaway”

    Slightly higher than the beach below giving some shade and a breeze from the heat of the beach. Quiet and great food- perfect for a relaxing time. Close to the amazing Khao Sok and can do day trips to the surin islands

    Reviewed March 20, 2016
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