Me and my group of girlfriends were quite skeptical of this hotel - it wasn't our first choice and settled for it only because our travel agent said it was the only one available at that point in time. We were just praying it wasn't some tiny and cramped little thing, as the title suggests.
We weren't disappointed. We got the standard-sized studio rooms and they were super spacious. Located on the second floor, it came with a little balcony furnished with a table and two chairs, together with a gorgeous view of the pool on the ground floor. The bathroom was large as well - came equipped with a rain shower and normal shower head. The only downside to the room was that the lock on our bathroom door didn't work ; it could still shut, it just didn't lock. However, this didn't prove to be a major hassle.
As read from the previous reviews, the rooms come with this really handy rattan beach bag equipped with two towels and a beach mat! An essential if you were to go lounge around the beach or head for the island-hopping tours! There was also a hair-dryer, safe box, laundry basket and mini-fridge. The beds may seem a little hard but none of us had any trouble falling asleep. The staff control the air-conditioning, which was a little weird.
House-keeping was really effective. They came to clean and change our towels every day.
The breakfast spread was modest. Nothing really stood out or was particularly memorable but good enough to keep us full and energized for the day :-)
I must say the location of this hotel is A+. It's located right at the mouth of everything in Ao Nang. On the first afternoon we headed right from our hotel and walked down Nopparat-Thara Beach ; there was honestly nothing much there. So we headed back and walked down towards Ao Nang beach(left from the hotel) and were greeted with rows and rows of little shops, restaurants and bars.
If you walk a little further down, there are almost 30 massage and manicure huts located right beside Ao Nang beach. All offering massages for about 200-300 Baht. Crazy good
massages for an hour!
Overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and I'd definitely hit this hotel again for a good time of rest and relaxation :-)
- 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