Stayed in the pool access room which was very spacious and clean. The pool just sits right outside the room and there is a mini jacuzzi for 2 which can only be switched on from your room. Bed felt hard on the first touch, was a little worried being someone who cannot sleep on hard beds. Surprisingly, I slept well for all 3 nights.
Hotel provides basic hotel amenities, however, they didn't provide razors. There is also a beach bag with 2 beach towels and a beach mat which is very useful if you are going out on island trips. Beach towels can be replaced, just inform housekeeping. Slippers and umbrellas are also provided.
Breakfast is normal, not fantastic I would say. Did not like the pastries and bread but everything else was fine. Omelette/fried eggs can be found at the back which are cooked and served on request.
Location of the hotel is great. Turning out from the hotel on the right, it takes about 5 mins to walk to Nopparat Thara beach. Around the area, you can find restaurants and also street food. Turn left from the hotel, you'll head towards Ao Nang beach. There are many restaurants and shops along the way where you can buy clothes, bags, etc. Tuk-tuks can be conveniently found parked just outside the hotel. Down the alley behind the hotel, you will also find some convenient stores if you need to grab some food.
Staff do not speak much English but they will still try to help and always have a smile on their faces. I would recommend to download a thai speaking app if you're gonna ask alot of questions. Wi-fi worked well, probably because we were on the first floor.
Downsides: The mosquito netted screen door was closed but the balcony door was left opened when we first entered the room. Found some mosquitoes buzzing around. Do remember to always close the balcony door and to be on the safe side, bring mosquito coils like us. Did not get bitten at all in the room.
Drainage of water in shower is slow. Had a minor flood in the bathroom on a day when I showered for too long. The water in the swimming pool outside the room is quite cold. We also couldn't figure out how to lock our balcony door from the outside.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel as the downsides are quite minor. Would stay again if given a chance!
- 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