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“A relaxed, no fuss, minimalist approach in a beautiful location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach
Ranked #14 of 105 Hotels in Ao Nang
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“A relaxed, no fuss, minimalist approach in a beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2009

My husband and I got married in Koh Samui in mid-January and spent most of the month travelling around Thailand. We stayed at some extraordinary resorts in first-class locations, and being a frequent visitor to Thailand. I have high expectations.

Sala Talay Resort and Spa in Krabi is a newly opened resort. We arrived in the last week of January 2009, and spent a week there. The resort had been officially opened for 8 weeks and taking this into account they did a great job!

It was reasonably priced, but I do suggest to anyone thinking of staying here to book the Lagoon Pool Access Room. It was extremely hot during January and there's nothing better than sitting on your balcony and if you feel up to it, jumping off your balcony into the cool water. The balcony gets heaps of sun from midday, so it acts like your own private sunbaking deck.

The rooms are spacious with plasma mounted TVs. They've taken a urban-minimilistic approach to design and have used raw materials like polished concrete for the walls. I like the use of concrete and wood, although it may not suit to everyones taste. In saying that, it's a comfy, no fuss room and has everything that you need.

The only fault about our room was that it had a foul 'dirty fish bowl' smell coming from the bathroom. It came and went, but was lingering around long enough to annoy you. I wasn't too concerned, and I'm sure it's a problem that can easily be fixed in the future. I'm sure it was just our room too.

Breakfast was half buffet style, with fresh fruits, cereals, muffins, croisants. A nice selection. You could then order your hot food and they would cook this for you on the spot. Large selection of fried rice, pancakes, Chinese porridge, eggs, bacon, baked beans etc

Breaky is served upstairs in their open air restaurant. It gets a beautiful breeze in the morning and has a lovely view of Nopparat Beach. Ao Nang Beach is the busiest part of town and Nopparat Beach is right next door. Sala Talay Resort is only a lovely walk into Ao Nang, yet far enough from the noise and hustle and bustle.

There is a long tail boat terminal down the road about 50 metres and allows you access to all the surrounding islands. Extremely convenient and cost-effective.

They have free internet for guests which is fantastic and there's no time limit. They have a gym overlooking the beach, a little library and the staff are wonderfully friendly.

Taking into account how new the resort is, they are doing a fantactic job and we wish them all the very best. I would definitely recommend Sala Talay Resort because it's in a great location and they provide a great service. Definitely 3 1/2 to 4 stars.

They own a restaurant adjacent to the resort called Pakarang Seafood Restaurant. DO NOT miss it. You can eat like a king for under $20 Australian/couple. That includes seafood, alcohol and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is devine. They have a live duo playing every night. It's just a great place to dine and it doesn't cost a fortune. The pineapple fried rice was huge and only cost $4 Australian....! Beautifully presented in a pineapple.

Good luck Sala Talay!

  • Liked — It was a close stroll from all the action, yet far enough to be relaxing and quiet.
  • Disliked — The smell coming form the bathroom!
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2009

We are travelling to Krabi early May 2009 and have just completed our booking with Sala Talay resort and spa. We made our booking via the hotel website. The response from the Front Desk Manager has been very professional and prompt. Replies to my emails in most cases were answered by "Mon" (front desk manager) almost straight away. Mon has been very helpful even after some initial confusion caused by me over prices. We are two couples travelling together and were attracted to the resort by its newness and reasonable rates. We have booked the sala grand deluxe rooms. We hope our stay is as good as everything so far seems to indicate that it will be. We will be sure to report back after our stay -

Stayed January 2009
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Property: Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach
Address: 123 Moo 3 | Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#6 Family Hotel in Ao Nang
#7 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
#11 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach. Krabi's best value resort with a playful sense of tropical fun from waterslides to free-form pools and swim-up bar. Treat yourself in our Spa while your children can be entertained in children's playgrounds and our specially designed kids & teen zones. Everyone can stay connected with FREE WiFi throughout the resort. Enjoy a tropical cocktail at our fun pool bar, dine in our Inn Asia restaurant or just relax at our lobby library. Refresh yourself in our modern-designed rooms with comfortable beds whilst enjoying the view from your balcony offering stunning views of the resort pool or scenic Ao Nang Bay. Whether you are looking for a perfect family gateway with the kids, or are a couple seeking a quite romantic break, or if you are simply looking for a great place to spend a weekend away with your friends. At Holiday Inn Krabi, Ao Nang Beach, we know kids are on holiday too. The Kids' Club is designed to make their stay unforgettable and full of fun during your family vacations in Krabi. Kids' Club is open daily and is a free service to in house guests. Kids will enjoy all the indoor and outdoor activities. The children in our Kids' Club are accompanied by our recreation team. ... more   less 
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