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Aonang Smile Hotel
Ranked #13 of 122 Ao Nang B&B and Inns
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Niederkruechten, Germany
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11 reviews
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“Smiles all round”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

So I have just spent a week in Krabi and I wasnt dissapointed. The hotel was exactly what it said on th tin! Clean room with a towel change every day and fresh water. I stayed 6 nights and my sheets werent changed but as it was only me it wasnt a big deal. It did say the room had a kettle but didnt and although I was looking forward to a nice cuppa I wasnt sad enough to complain. The staff were friendly enough but didnt blow me away like the other reviews said and even though I expressed interest in tours they didnt really help me sort anything. For the money I was very very happy as location was ace and the room was big and clean, I would definately stay here again as I know the standard to expect and it did not exceed or dissapoint my expectations.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Had an excellent experience in Ao Nang and Smile hotel. The staff is the freandliest and always smiling bunch. Location right in the centre, close to restaurants, stands and the famous Mr Cock's Street Bar! :). Many tours to be bought at the hotel reception with bottom prices. All the best to this hotel!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hotel was great value for money. It was average price and excellent location, close to the beach and shops and everything just a short walk away.

The room was large enough and the bed comfortable. The breakfast so-so...nothing was outstanding but the point was we came to explore and spent all our time at the beach, taking tours and seeing the sites.

For value-for-money this place filled the spot. The beach is what you come here for anyway, and this hotel is fine for the average traveller.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We booked for only 3 nights because we thought we'd check out other hotels once we arrived. We knew when we arrived that we didn't need to look around (although we did, just to be sure). The first thing you notice is the truly friendly staff. This friendliness only increased throughout our stay. The hotel is spotlessly clean and bright. We had 2 different rooms (since we extended our stay) and both were a very generous size with a king bed. Good wifi, English movie channel, lots of hot water, fridge and kettle made it just right. The location is less than 5 minute walk to the beach. Included breakfast was very good. We had to leave early on our last day, so they opened the kitchen early so we could have breakfast before we left. These people are great!
I would definitely recommend the Aonang Smile Hotel
Sorry, there is no pool or fitness centre but I was unable to correct this mistake.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Stayed here for one night before heading to East Railay. We booked through agoda and did specify we were coming in late from Phuket. Didn't anticipate how late after a four hour delay! Place was a little hard to find for the driver but eventually found it after some help from the locals. The lobby was in complete darkness but we spotted a man sleeping behind the desk who checked us in. Room was clean with hot water and aircon. Bed was a bit hard but that's usual for this part of the world. Was perfect for our needs to find a place to crash close to the long tails to be able to start our holiday in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We had just amazing time on our vacation, thank you to his hotel staff! We had taken a last minute flight in the busiest travel time Christmas and New Years. And we had no hotel! After a while we found this place and the staff was just so sweet and went beyond their meets to serve us- the owner even drove us after a bus (we missed) for miles that we could go shopping, there were coconuts and fruits several times for us, books to read, sunhats to barrow.. And the price is so great! Always clean rooms and we had this amazing view from the room (even though it was the backyard or the bungalows below)- it looked like a jungle, I loved waking up to seeing the trees!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Siru T
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London
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We had originally booked in at the Goodwill hotel the week earlier but were taken down to stay at the Smile hotel instead as Goodwill was fully booked and Smile was owned by the same people. The location of Smile was actually much better being only a 5minute walk to the beach so we were really happy.

The room was pretty basic but had a TV and fridge and it was clean with a comfortable bed so was absolutely fine. We also had good WiFi in the room so we could Skype with our parents on the balcony.

The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough. We had quite a lot of clothes laundered here and it was super cheap and we got them all back, lovely and clean later that day.

The location is superb. Literally just down the road from the beach and just off the main road where there are some great bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Gemma B
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Property: Aonang Smile Hotel
Address: 23/4 Moo 2, Aonang, Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aonang Smile Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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