Fodor's Expert Review Mango House
45 Sriraya Rd., Moo 2, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand
In the laid-back and increasingly trendy Old Town, or Sri Raya, Mango House is a home away from home, with three seafront suites and three villas, all in Chinese-style wooden houses that stand on stilts over the water. The spacious interiors are even more impressive than the outside area, with high ceilings, modern amenities, and decorated in a simple colonial-inspired style. They also each include a kitchenette and terrace. Mango House's restaurant is popular for its western-style brunches, burgers, and specials, as well as its live DJ sets, with friendly, in-the-know owner Duane on the decks. In off-season months Duane welcomes writers and artists to rent his accommodations for longer periods at much lower prices.
- welcoming atmosphere
- comfortable rooms
- a great base for exploring the Old Town
- private property next to rooms is shabby
- no a/c