There is so much wrong about this place so let's start with what they get right: the food is fantastic. That's it.
This resort suffers from backwards thinking in planning and exceptionally poor management and a total lack of upkeep.
To start with, air-conditioned "huts" are located BEHIND the fan-only huts meaning that to get sea view, you need to stay in the worst standard room(!) What's more, the VIP huts are located some 10 minutes walk from the hotel restaurant and in an area with no beach access whatsoever at the foot of a jungle (with no fence for protection). Normal logic would place the AC and VIP huts on the beach front and the cheaper fan huts by the forest. Not at "Ao Noi Resort" though... Also unless you get a VIP hut (which you absolutely should not given the poor location), the toilet will be OUTSIDE the hut which isn't too pleasant if you need to use the restroom at night. To make things worse, there is not hot water in the showers.
The beach is nice at first looks, almost idyllic, but its deceiving. There are many rocks and the currents are fierce -only 50 meters out I got caught in a strong current that would have drowned me had I not found a rock to hold on to. Needless to say, children should not swim at this beach. It's too dangerous.
The attitude of resort management is also terrible. The manager even suggested we should not stay at her hotel but move to "Peter Pan" instead(!) We felt unwelcome throughout our 4 day stay and we were also stalked by some old woman working at the premise: she would follow us around and then jump out of the bushes to complain whenever we used the sun chairs or tried to climb a palm tree. Karma got to her though, because hiding in a bush spying on us during rainfall, she slipped and fell on her butt prompting us all to laugh at her.
I am sad to write this review, because under proper management Ao Noi could be a wonderful place. It needs a new owner, new management and staff, as well as a total makeover of the accommodation.
- Also Known As:
- Ao Noi Hotel Koh Kood