We arrived at Krabi Thai Village Resort on the 31st of March 2013. After a 27 hours of travelling, door to door, we were shown to our room, we paid extra for an executive. The room was on the ground floor at the far end of the hotel with NO view! We had requested a higher floor as the ground floor rooms people could walk past and look into the room so the curtains had to be kept shut at all times and we could not sit on the terrace due to people walking past! So, no privacy. We immediately asked to be moved and were told that another room would be available for us the following day. We moved at 10 am the following morning to a 3rd floor room (934) overlooking the pool bar and pools. We were very happy with this room.
Now, onto the hotel itself. As you are doing now, we read reports on trip advisor regarding the establishment. Take no notice of all the negative comments as most of them are untrue (for us anyway).
Some of the staff are very friendly but the pool staff not so much. We read that there would be no pool beds available due to them being saved early morning. We have been at the pool most days with plenty of beds available ALL through the day, at times only 6 people up on the top pool.
There is free wifi in the lobby bar which everybody goes down to use but the bar has NO atmosphere at all. There are two singers on every night and, to be honest I feel sorry for them as no one listens to them as people have their faces stuck in an I pad or phone! Bar prices are cheaper than where we stayed last year (Centara Grand Beach Resort) but still too expensive considering you have plenty of places to go just outside the hotel. Happy hour is between 6pm and 7pm and then again between 10pm and 11pm. Food is nice in the hotel but again you can eat out just as good and a lot cheaper.
I have to agree with many reports that the breakfast is limited but nice, especially the freshly made omelettes.
As for the gym well, there is one but none of the machines work! My husband runs every day at home on the tread mill and one of the reasons for choosing this hotel was for the use of the facility. He has to get up at 6 am in order to run on the beach before it gets too hot!
We went to the Hilltop Restaurant which is on the hill at the the back of the hotel and it was lovely. We had 2 starters, 2 mains, a few beers, glass of wine and 4 cocktails which came to just over 3,000 baht. A couple of nights later we went to the Lae Ley which is the one just a little lower down, we found this to be a lot better, with a better food choice and service was outstanding, prices a little cheaper which is always a bonus.
With being here last year we knew what was around and to be honest we have done far more this year than we did last as the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the main town but plenty to see when walking down. Yes, there is a a little waste ground just as you turn left out of the hotel but by no way will it spoil your holiday.
In summery. I would recommend this hotel depending on the room you get.
Places that we recommend.
The last cafe ( between 4pm & 5pm) monkeys playing on the beach nice to watch with a glass of wine, me with the wine not the monkeys!
Mr. Cocks street bar
Lae Ley restaurant.
No 18, on the beach for a massage
Black canyon coffee house for the best coffee and milk shakes (the best vanilla milk shake ever for 60 baht)
Long tail boat to Railey beach 400 baht return (but be careful, they will not bring you back till the boat has 8 people on it.) We waited nearly 2 hours and ended up paying more for him to bring us back!!!!! Lovely beach with lots of bars and cafes.
Date today 12th March 2013 and we are still here. Weather is very, very hot! Looking forward to Songkran tomorrow.
Hope this has been of some help.
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- Also Known As:
- Krabi Thai Village Hotel Ao Nang
- Krabi Thai Village Resort Ao Nang