I have just back from Krabi and had stayed in The Small from 2nd till 6th Oct.
The Small is a new hotel (3 stars), with her sister hotel - Hotel La Praya (5 stars) jus opposite the small alley (2 mins walking).
Location: Great location, located right at the road junction between Aonang Beach and Nooparrat Beach. It is about 8-10 mins walk to Aonang Beach and 5 mins to Nooparrat Beach.
It is the first hotel at the small alley which i feel great as it is easier to find and nearer to town. Many other well known hotels are located at this small alley as well, Red Ginger (next to The Small), Apasari Hotel, Ananta Burin, Buri Tara Hotel and Aree Tara Hotel. Google map and tripadvisor map is not that accurate. Try to search for the other hotels instead of The Small.
Arriving from airport: It is easy to find and i reach there via Airport shuttle bus (tell the counter staff where you wanna go, they know about The Small) and the bus will stop right at the road junction. It will cost 150baht and journey takes around 50mins - 1 hour.
I have stayed in the standard studio room. Check in and check out process was easy and smooth. No free upgrade despite low season. Room is clean, equipped with new furniture and spacious with minimalist design. Water pressure very weak and hot water is inadequate for rain shower. There was a blackout on my last day for about 2 hours due to rainy season ( whole Krabi town had electric cut). First time experienced it in hotel (no back up power support).
Daily breakfast was below average - good varieties but taste was a bit bland for me (fried rice, fried noodle, corn/chicken soup/porridge, bread and pastry, egg corner, salad bar, sausages and ham, fried vege, fritters). Food are supplied from her sister hotel including the room services menu.
During my stay, the upper deck pool and jacuzzi is under renovation. So not luck for good swim there. The only pool available for swimming currently will be at ground floor connecting to the pool access room. This pool is small but beautifully designed. Hotel La Praya offers 3 bigger pools and is open for occupants in The Small.
In a nut shell, I'm glad that I had stayed in The Small with the promo package: Stay 3 pay 2. It was an enjoyable simple vacation although not much activities during rainy season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Asian Chic Hotel, Located on beach front road, a few steps to Noppharatthara beaches and 300 meters to Ao nang, the small hotel enveloped by the warm atmosphere of its Asian Chic architecture with a smooth blending of rustic simplicity of the furnishings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Small, Krabi Hotel Ao Nang
- The Small, Krabi Ao Nang