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Phra Nang Inn
Ranked #27 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Copenhagen
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“REAL kindness. Perfect in every way..”
Reviewed 7 April 2011

I and my famyli leve in south Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat), and do to the floods, my boys, age 8 & 3, left to Krabi for a couple of days at the 26st march. But because of many floods and broken roads, we could not get back home, befor today at the 7th april.
Our stay here was suppose to be 2 nights, but instead it was 11 nights, and for that I am happy.
This resort is SO real Thai. The staff smile, because they want to, not because they get paid to do it. In Denmark we have a word called "hygge".. Which means cosiness.. That is what this resort is.
Even though we missed our house, we could not have been stuck at a better place. The soroundings is perfect (the resort). Aonang is what it is, but as soon as you are back in Phra NAng Inn, you feel nice and happy.
The pool is perfect, also for very small children. The rooms are really nice decorated. The cleaning staff is perfect.. The reception staff is always ready to help.. Breakfast is delicius.. I could go on.
Today we leave again.. Finally home, but we almost feel sad.
I will return to this resort again and again.

Room Tip: Couple room 1110. Family room 1109
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

The hotel is located across the street from the beach and really is in a great location. The morning breakfast buffet was great and the property had multiple pools and lots of shaded areas to relax. They also had papasan chairs outside every room for relaxing.

Biggest negative was that the air would only run when your one key was in the room. So after a day in the blistering heat, you always returned to a stuffy and stifling hot room. With one air conditioning unit, it took awhile to cool the room down. Also, the air conditioning unit dripped all night and even with a towel underneath, you eventually heard it hit the wet towel. The beds were like sleeping on concrete! SO firm and uncomfortable.

Next time I would not stay on the beach, but find a nicer hotel with better, more comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

The atmosphere of this hotel is absolutely amazing, mainly because of the always smiling and helpful staff. The hotel is charming and authentic and the location couldn´t be better. On top of this the restaurant serves faboulous food, very high quality at very low rates. Looking forward to return to this paradise in the future.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Singapore
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Overall, a very average experience, given the price that this hotel charges. The location is very convenient - plenty of food, drinks and transport options nearby.

Firstly, they put us in a room with a bath-tub in the middle of it! The shower space did not even have a door, but only a curtain - the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Upon much requests, they moved us to a better room (with bathroom doors). But, still the mosquitoes were everywhere. As the sun set, the place became a pain. We had to apply repellents every few hours to preserve our sanity!

Upon checking out, we were told that the bed-sheet in our room had some color stains on them. We had seen that when we had moved into the room, but did not complain as it was a minor issue. But, now the hotel staff told us that we had soiled the sheets! C'mon, no body goes to a hotel room to paint bedsheets!

I am 100% sure that there are better places to stay in Ao Nang.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Room was small but clean, the bathtub was right beside the bed, it's not IN the bathroom, but IN the bedroom. But we're honeymooners, so it was all good. You can watch tv while you soak in the tub.

Bathroom was really small though, you can hear other guests talking.

Bed was comfortable.

The pool was small, but I liked it, very cosy during the low season.

I liked the breakfast too.

Nothing bad about this hotel that I didn't like. It was located at the end of the street. I like the peacefulness there.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Buderim, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

We stayed at this resort for 4 nights during January 2011. We were very disappointed with the place. We knew from the reviews on here that it wasn't going to be sleek and modern. We thought it would be quaint and like a Thai style type of building. It was very shabby and other resorts nearby are much nicer.

When we arrived late in the afternoon, the room wasn't ready and we had bed configuration issues. The teenage kids shared a king bed (which didn't thrill them) and a daybed as the third. We had two singles pushed together in the room next door. All the beds were rock hard. The air conditioning and electricity didn't work all the time in one of the rooms.

Our rooms were on the road side of the building and it was very noisy with longboats working all night and a car with a loud speaker making announcements about shows blasting.

On a positive note, the gardens are lovely. The view out the front is great and the location is handy. The staff are pleasant also. We had free Wifi while we were there but I think that is about to change and you may need to pay in the future.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

Phra Nang Inn is in a prime location in Ao Nang, Krabi. It's literally a few metres away from the beach and its also located on the main strip of Ao Nang.

Despite booking online the morning before the hotel receptionist couldn't find our booking - yes it was last minute but they should still have had our booking - then there was a kaffufle over the beds and the first receptionist absolutely refused to push two twin beds together to make a double. Finally a second receptionist stepped in and said it would be fine to push the beds together. After all that we were finally allowed to check in. Our room was located on the ground floor, a 10 second walk away from the reception desk - not the best but we did book last minute. The room itself was odd. The bed is in the middle of the room with storage and mini fridge behind the headboard. Behind this is a shower and a toilet and sink. In front of the bed is a rather large sofa, tv and bath tub. The room also had a small balcony but our view was of a wall. The layout of the room was interesting and would have worked had it have been in a larger room, alas it just felt cramped. Also the room could do with a bit of a scrub, the tiles on the floor were marked from years of wear and tear and the walls really needed a lick of paint.

The hotel actually has two pools - a smaller pool, not a kiddy pool, just a smaller poo and then a larger, long pool with a kiddy pool and jacuzzi area. The larger pool is surrounded by rooms which I managed to have a sneaky peak through the windows all had the similar and rather puzzling layout. The restaurant where the rather decent breakfast buffet is offered is at the beachfront side of the hotel and the hotel bar is opposite this. Other facilities include a internet room with 3 computers but the rooms did seem to have wifi.

The surrounding area is great - there's plenty of bars and restaurants and shops but it doesn't have the same Tenerife party atmosphere as Phi Phi Island does, it's more family orientated - so don't expect any crazy raves but don't expect a quiet and relaxing getaway. Ao Nang beach is good, not amazing but good and there's plenty of long boats to take you off on excursions.

The one massive issue with the hotel was the crazy amount of mosquitos that managed to get into the room. We hadn't had a problem with mosquitoes in any of the hotels we'd stayed in while travelling so this was quite unexpected. Our days consisted of mosquito hunts which would have to be done first thing in the morning, after the maid had been and last thing at night. Also - unfortunately we both got a stomach bug (not from the hotel!) and were bed ridden for a couple of days, the hotel's cable only has 2 English channels - BBC news and the Australia Network...

If the rooms were improved and the staff retrained I probably would stay here again as the location and the pool is fantastic - but saying that there's plenty more hotels next door!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Phra Nang Inn
Address: 119 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#11 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Phra Nang Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Phra Nang Inn is the first resort of Vacation Village. The resort is well-situated in the centre of Ao Nang beach, the best location where you can easily take off to explore Krabi's beautiful islands and enjoy shopping and dining streets as well. It is a 3-star boutique resort with two main buildings, Beach Wing and Spa Wing which provide various room types, 69 rooms in total. ... more   less 
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Phra Nang Krabi
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