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Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

chicago, IL
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Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

This person's transfer service was just rec'd to me by another TA member. I've done a search on the forums and can't find any info on it. I did email him and he already responded within 5 minutes...isn't it the middle of the night in Thailand?! Anyway, the rate is great at 1000bht from Phuket airport to Khao Lak. Anyone every used this service before - Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis?

thank you

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Most people complain about not getting a reply rather than getting one from Thailand within 5 minutes.:)

Boss ("That's because I am boss!") operates his business from on the highway in Bang La On, the main township of Khao Lak and relies on doing exactly what he calls his operation "Cheaper than hotels". He runs a modern fleet of taxis and provides transfers from Phuket Airport throughout Khao Lak. There have been members who have reported on satisfactory services on this forum and I am aware of others while we have been in Khao Lak who have done so and hence my recommendations here.

However, if you book him and he (or one of his drivers) is not waiting for you when you arrive as arranged, you can always take a regular taxi. There are always plenty available.

Bucks
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2. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Hi there,

are you able to send me the contact details for him as im going shortly and need to arrange a lift form the airport too.

Many thanks

Caroline

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Hi Caroline,

He calls himself Boss (as he is) at Cheaper than Hotel Taxi

Email: cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

Local Mobile: 085 7861378

Enjoy yourself.

chicago, IL
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4. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

arandora...no, I did not mean I was upset or complaining about the rapid response. I was stating that as an indication that I felt he was professional, legit, etc.

I'm actually using his services three times while I'm on Phuket. Thanks to everyone who posted and made me feel good about this decision.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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5. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

I didn't think you were, hence the :)

I tink he lives with his phone, which he uses for Email perpetually stuck to his ear. Irt is reassuring though to get good recoomendations. I hope you will post your experiences of the service in due course for the benefit of future members.

Enjoy!

Caloundra, Australia
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6. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Alan,

Do you know if Boss has cars big enough to fit 7 people? We need a transfer from the airport to Cousin Resort in March for 4 adults and 3 kids...or do you think we should we just use the Cousin for a transfer?

Thanks

Angie

Poulton Le Fylde...
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7. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Hi Anjie,

He seemed to have just Toyota sallons but youi could ask him. If Cousin can't arrange for you (and I will find out in 3 weeks when we get there and let you know if you like) Khao Lak Land Discovery definitely can - see www.khaolaklanddiscovery.com/bookings.php

Caloundra, Australia
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8. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

Thanks Alan, that would be great if you could find out from Cousin for me and also the approx cost and also if they by any chance have seatbelts in their car/van??? Know this is rare in Thailand but just thought I would ask.... Lucky you being there in 3 weeks :) we have 4 mths to wait :(

Thanks again

Angie

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9. Re: Boss of Cheaper than Hotels Taxis in Khao Lak

We used 'Cheaper than Hotel's' Taxi's both to and from Phuket airport to Merlin resort last week.

The driver was waiting for us at the aiport with our name and hotel clearly on a sign. And on our return arrived at our hotel on time.

The car was a modern toyota saloon with air-con.

1000 baht each way.

Thanks to Arandora and the numerous other posters for the very helpful information on this forum.

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