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“Pleasantly surprised, I would go back”
Review of Krabi Tipa Resort

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Krabi Tipa Resort
Ranked #23 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised, I would go back”
Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

I booked online for 2 Teak Bungalows for 6 adults and one child, twin beds and extra beds. I ended up having one additional adult and child so it was a bit crowded. The booking site voucher unfortunately differered from the room arrangement which had one large queen/king. The front desk made adjustments and ordered up an extra bed but it did cost a little bit.

The bungalows are up the hill to the rear of property and a golf cart is run to bring baggage and passengers. For those that are in fear of a tsunami, they will pleasantly fing they are more than high enough away from the beach. I really preferred to be in this location because the grounds are nicely kept and some trees are labeled with the names, one surprise is a cork tree.

The room overall was very nice and large with a great balcony and chairs. Wish I still could smoke a cigar because this would be the place. While the entire building is wood, the shower is a manufactured enclosure which is showing some age. With both an upper shower head and lower massage jets, the lower are out of service. Overall it was clean excepts for some crevices; Clorox and a brush should be in the maids tool kit. The air-con worked great I even considered opening windows because the weather had cooled however I wanted to keep that lovely mosquito net over the bed for show and not need it.

The pool is large and there is a separate pool for youngsters. All are well kept and have adequate lounge chairs. Because I had two 6 year olds that are active, the lower pool was good for them and this is good for families with small children.

If I was to have one negative, it would be the breakfast. Europeans won't find the selections of cold cuts, breads or cheese and I found the lack of proper breakfast sausage and an omelet chef disappointing (Marriott in Pattaya Beach does this best in Thailand).

The staff were OUTSTANDING! Special kudos to the man who drove the golf cart and to the young lady working at bar below pool.

Wi Fi is free in lobby but when you get to your room, you will find the hotel is well wired fo Wi-Fi for a price and not free. Being at the near top of the hill and far from the lobby, it was a disappointment.

Location is one of the best in Ao Nang. I have previously stayed at the Ao Nang Cliff and Centara Grand and can honestly say any negatives were offset by the premium location.

Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We had an awful experience here. We had booked for 7 nights but checked out after one. Then we were forced to pay an additional night because of the early check out. The huts were very old and in very poor condition with a "lean to" bathroom attached at the back. The stairs up to the Hut were in terrible condition and awaiting an accident!!! For 3,000 Bhat/night this is not at all what was expected. Breakfast was bad. The egg station had old frizzled fried eggs sitting in a warming pan and a solitary omelette still sitting in a fry pan. Nobody on duty to make freshly cooked eggs. There was a huge ant trail leading to the fresh fruits.. Tea and coffee was self service despite the presence of numerous disinterested staff milling around. The Huts are built on the side of a hill under the trees so no sun ever gets through. The mosquitoes are quite ravenous!!! There is of course a courtesy Golf Cart to transport you to and from the main buildings but this is not a convenient way to get around. We asked to be moved to another room on ground level near the main building but there were none available so we were left with no option but to checkout. When they then insisted we pay an additional night - despite Booking.Com having a clause in their booking form stating the charge for no show or alteration to a booking was one night's charge - that was a very unsatisfactory end to a very bad experience. Having thought they had done all they could to ruin my stay the reception staff then ignored me when I asked would they call me a taxi to move to another hotel. Thoroughly bad experience, and will never be repeated. I would advise anyone contemplating staying here to think again.

Room Tip: Do not do it!!!!!!! At least don't take a Bungalow (Hut)............
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Risør
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The location of this hotel is perfect! It is in the midle of everything at the same time it is family friendly and quiet. The only thing we missed was a larger pool area. But on the other hand - who really need pools in these soroundings?

  • Stayed February 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

My husband and I had stayed here for 4d/3n in Krabi Tipa resort (deluxe room). The facilities were not fantastic. If you are looking for a stay-in hotel with much facilities or nice big pools for your kids to play-in or to chill-out with a cocktail by the poolside, then try some other hotels. The buffet spread for breakfast wasn't good either.

However, the cleanliness of this resort was good. They did a really good job in cleaning the bathroom and flooring of our room. Most importantly, we would like to applaud the staff in the hotel for their honesty. We went out on an island hopping trip which was a whole day event. Carelessly, we left behind our valuables: 10 000 worth of Thai baht, jewelries, 2 mobile phones, passports in the unlock safe... We only realised it when we were back to the hotel room by end of the day. The room was nicely clean up and the valuables remain untouched in the widely opened safe. We were very grateful to the honest staff that cleaned up our room without taking any of our valuables...

The location was good. It was about 10 mins walk to the beach. There were lots of shops, street food hawkers, pharmacies and restaurants. There was even a minimart just outside the hotel. The location was very strategic and convenient.

We would like to suggest to the first-time goer to Krabi NOT TO MISS the island hopping tour by speedboat to visit the spectacular Maya Bay, Bamboo Island & Phi Phi Island! If you love to indulge in massage, try the Golden Beach Resort massage situated along the Ao Nang Beach. Also, remember to try the local pancakes and rice noodles by the street hawkers too!

We had enjoyed this holiday very much and we will be back again, Krabi !!

Room Tip: Deluxe room with higher floor will be nice to chill out at the balcony!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Very conveniently located right in the middle of Ao Nang. Just 5 mins walk to the beach where you can hire a long-tailed boat to the nearby islands. Convenience shop is just at the entrance of the hotel. Very friendly security guards who greet you everytime you walk in or out of the hotel. Our deluxe room was very spacious and just steps away from the adult pool. We enjoyed the one day island hopping and snorkeling trip. Bring lots of sunblock and drinking water if you want to go for that trip ... you're going to need them. Lunch provided by the island hopping trip was under expectation. My kids can't take spicy food and most of the food provided are spicy. Luckily there are lots of shops, 7-Eleven, Subway, Mac, etc just within walking distance from the resort. Massage centres are everywhere too although some higher class ones charge much higher fees which I think is not worth it. I got my hour of oil massage, manicure & pedicure done so beautifully at an all in price of only THB500. Internet was not available in room. Although wireless was available at the lobby, the connection was terrible. Anyway, my family had a really good time there and we'll be sure to come back to Tipa Resort again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

I and my wife was there at 2.3 - 9.3 2012. We pleased that hotel provide different way to Thailand nature in the middle of haste. We have good luck when we booking in, we get one category better room. There is about ten Teak Houses in that small hillside, here you can imagine live in wild jungle. There you can hear lot of different animal noise even see those, regardless of village noises. One debilitating thing was hard ground, it´s very challenging every day walk up to the hill in that temperature. But when you are in your room and you see sunset and you hear that naturaly voice, it´s a prize that pains. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was normal Thailand breakfast, good but sometimes kitchen staff forget complement serving.

Room Tip: It´s two differents way. If you like your and you privacy and you join the nature take Teak House...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2012

This hotel is one of the calmest places in the mid of the town. It is located near the pier from where one can hire lon-tail boats to nearby Railay Beach. The cottages are wonderful value for money. We booked two cottages overlooking the swimming pool. The staff was very cordial. As you check in, you are taken on a battery car to your room. The architecture and hue of the building is very Thai, simple and light colored. The breakfast is also very expansive.

Room Tip: Choose a cottage near the pool side for great views
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Krabi Tipa Resort
Address: 121/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Krabi Tipa Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax amidst the beautiful lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere at Krabi Tipa Resort located just a 5 minute walk from the stunning beachfront. Our location is very convenient with shops, fast food outlets, spas, coffee shops, bars and of course the azure Andaman Sea all on your doorstep!Our elegant Colonial style hotel in Ao Nang has a spacious and breezy and lobby and offers a variety of accommodations from modern rooms to charming bungalows nestled amongst tropical gardens and the forested hillside. Enjoy hours of relaxation at our free-form outdoor pool, dine on delicious local and international cuisine and treat yourself to a soothing massage during your stay.Children will love the play area and pool and we offer babysitting services so parents can enjoy a romantic evening out exploring the local nightlife and restaurants. Our friendly staff are at your service and look forward to meeting you soon! Our resort has a choice of rooms to suit your unique travel style. Authentic and charming Thai bungalows and teak wood houses are spread throughout the spacious gardens offering a natural setting for your stay, a rare find in such a convenient beachfront location. Alternatively our Colonial buildings are home to more contemporary style rooms with plenty of modern touches and some spectacular views. The rustic BUNGALOWS at our Aonang beach resort are full of character and charm and are ideal for guests travelling on a budget. With a total of 32sqm of living space guests can relax on the large shady balcony and take in the views of nature all around or retreat inside to enjoy the cosy ambiance and to browse the international channels on the television. The bathroom has an exotic outdoor feeling with an open roof and refreshing shower. The 37sqm DELUXE ROOMS are newly renovated and tastefully designed with calming contemporary colours and the latest fashion furnishings. These stylish rooms at our Krabi resort hotel are located in small low-rise buildings positioned upon the hillside overlooking the tropical gardens with some enjoying partial sea views. Take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a cup coffee on the balcony, and unwind on the sofa or comfortable bed while watching a movie. Escape to the hilltops and stay in our delightful TEAK BUNGALOW and relaxing stay. The individual bungalows are positioned to offer great views and privacy for guests, tucked away in the rainforest gardens at our Thai hotel Krabi. The 42sqm bungalow has a large breezy balcony and beautifully detailed teak wood interiors featuring a modern bathroom with shower. The GRAND DELUXE is spacious and inviting and the perfect Ao Nang accommodation for a romantic holiday. The furnished balcony reveals lush green views of the resort gardens and the stunning limestone mountains from the upper floors. The 46sqm room has a king-size bed and a large daybed for lounging and added modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a DVD player. The large contemporary bathroom has a rainfall shower and a window overlooking the room. The delightful FAMILY SUITE is located in our Colonial style building close to the forested mountain and is convenient to access the swimming pool and breakfast restaurant. The spacious room at our family hotel has a homely ambiance designed in contemporary style with modern furnishings and includes tea and coffee making facility plus a television and DVD player for entertainment. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and daybed and access to a large balcony with seating to relax and admire the wonderful mountain and tropical garden views. The second bedroom has a queen bed and daybed with plenty of storage space. The Family Suite at our Krabi resort Ao Nang has a good size bathroom with a shower and complimentary toiletries. At Krabi Tipa Resort we want you to get the most from your holiday in Aonang and so we offer a range of facilities and services for you to enjoy. Splash around in our outdoor swimming pool, let your children play in our garden playground while you enjoy a fresh coffee from our café. Pamper yourself with a poolside massage and take time to simply relax in our beautiful and breezy lobby. Our staff are on hand 24 hours a day with a smile to make your stay with us a happy and memorable one! The Sea, the sand and the sun awaits you here! ... more   less 
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