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“Thai Hospitality at its best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Krabi Thai Village Resort
Ranked #56 of 106 Hotels in Ao Nang
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Thai Hospitality at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2009

The hotel is beautiful and the staff bends over backwards for you. The rooms are spacious and ornate. Attention to detail is evident all across.The bathroom is the highlight with a tub from where you can view the forest while sipping on a glass of whatever you like! The cleaning lady would make a lovely and different flower arrangement on our bed every day when she made the beds.
Its the little things that they do which amaze you. It was raining cats and dogs, we dived into the pool and then wanted a cup of tea, the bartender could just have said they don't serve tea at in-pool bar, but no, he went out in the rain and brought us our tea. They really earn their tips!!
On our last day, although the hotel couldn't give us a late checkout, they took perfect care of us by letting us leave our luggage at reception, go to the beach, come back and use the changing rooms by the lobby, which were absolutely lovely.
Use the tour company agent who sits at the lobby to book your trips for you but check prices in the Aonang market first. Once she knows that you know the market rate, she will give you the same prices and throw in tons of freebies like cookbooks etc.
Go to the massage place (Feel Good Massage) just outside the gate - it costs 1/5 of the hotel spa, gives you an equally clean experience and is equidistant from your room (well almost)

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

Stayed in the KTV end of March for 8 nights and overall had a very good time. We liked the location which is just a short walk from busy Ao Nang area - only 20 bahts each to take a tuk tuk back home. The hotel is quite peaceful which is great and there are a number of good inexpensive resturants just across the road so no need to have to go into Ao Nang every night.

The hotel is kept in excellent condition and very clean. We only ate breakfast in the hotel which was quite good although they do have a bit of a strange system in which you need to give in breakfast vouchers daily. Our room was on the 3rd floor and my only complaint was the lack of lifts and by the end of the holiday felt a bit like an endurance task to tackle the steps (51) each time we wanted to go back to the room. If I were to go back, I would certainly ask for a room on either ground or 1st floor level.

Our room was a very good size and in very good condition with a large comfortable 6ft bed. On the down side, the air conditioning was quite noisy and we had to turn off overnight and just have fan running which worked fine. The bathroom area is quite dark but we got around this by opening the wardrobe door to let some extra light in. These are just small things though and although a bit annoying, didn't really spoil our holiday.

The drink prices are a bit pricy compared to drinking in the local bars/resturants across the road but probably on par with most hotels. They did try their best to encourage holidaymakers to spend time in the bar in the evenings and regularly had live singers who were very good but unfortunately on most nights there were only a handful of guests to entertain.

Overall, we had a great stay here though and would probably consider going back in the future.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Herts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2009

We stayed here for 10 days in February. We arrived at 11am and asked the helpful reception staff for a quiet room away from the pool area and were shown straight into it. The room was large and clean with a modern bathroom and excellent shower. The aircon was quiet and efficient and the room was immaculately cleaned every day. On about 3 or 4 days we experienced the slight smell of drains that others have mentioned but it always went away within about an hour, although of course it should not happen.

The breakfast was good both in quality and choice. We did not have any other meals in the hotel because they were overpriced and there are stacks of cheaper, good qulaity restaurants nearby including several almost opposite. There is also a shop almost opposite where you can by beer and other drinks to take back to your room and also use the internet more cheaply than at the hotel.

The pool area got a bit crowded at times but we always got sunbeds when we wanted them. The sunbeds themselves are a bit old and heavy to move, although comfortable and the umbrellas are a bit old but stil OK. Sunbeds and umbrellas should really be replaced but that's about our only quibble and the gardens were delightful.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank WMBD
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2009

On arrival we were ushered to our rooms by the manager and our bell-hop Mr Bao . The room was as depicted on their web-site, clean and comfortable. All tiled areas were in good condition and although there were a few scratches on the floor, there was nothing to grumble about. Shower area spacious so no banged elbows. The balcony was a nice cool area, clean , adequately furnished and with beautifully planted troughs at the front.
The accommodation is in 2 and 3 storey blocks (no lifts) which face in towards a garden area which is lavishly planted with palm trees and evergreen and flowering shrubs, all well maintained. The extensive split-level pool area is set within the garden. The pools were as clean as I've seen anywhere and the hard areas were swept of debris early each morning. There are toilets and showers by the pool area as well as a pool bar. There were always enough sun-loungers to go round and as many towels as you needed.
In the restaurant, there is a wide choice fairly typical of what you get in this part of the world. We tried the evening buffet and didn't really enjoy it, but to be fair we saw one guy who really seemed to relish it. Tip no 1: don't order the European soups - they're awful.
The staff were polite and as helpful as they were allowed to be. This is a chain hotel and head-office control is tight. Tip no 2: in the bar don't attempt to order anything "off menu" - they simply can't handle it and it causes mild panic.
The hotel is situated a short walk from the main beach road or you can take a taxi; they're usually parked to the right of the hotel entrance as you leave.
There are stacks of restaurants in the area; these are the ones we tried -
Cafe Del Mar- opposite the hotel-OK for lunch, salads, soups, nice coffee.
The Carnivore-next door but one and more upmarket with tables dressed in attractive linen. Great Aussie steaks and an acceptable house red.
Soho Indain (sic) Restaurant- just before you get to Beach Road, actually Pakistani but no worse for that. Neat clean and with good South Asian food. Just the spot for a late supper after you have been trapped in O'Malley's Irish Pub by a thunderstorm for an hour (or two).
Anning - along Beach Road, European run, serves all sorts of food. The red snapper is delicious - I had it 3 times - the deep-fried is the whole fish which looks like a small pike sitting on your plate. Other times we snacked on fries, nachos and pizza. We found the blueberry and butterscotch sundaes irresistible.
The beach itself we couldn't take. It's beyond me how people can sit surrounded by litter.
We rented a long-tail boat to take us to Chicken Island but demanded to be taken off again due to the litter and the smelly "Visitor Centre". We then went to another island (I think it was called Hang or similar). There the beach was cleaner and the swimming was fun. Boat-shops ply their trade and a small sum buys some stale bread to feed to the fish which abound.
We took another excursion to the Emerald Pool for a swim. The pool is continuously fed by a stream coming down from the hills so this is probably the cleanest water you will ever bathe in. Tip no 3; hire your own taxi and go early. By about 10:30 the crowds start arriving by the bus-load.
If you tire of walking, the tuk-tuks are fun and cost a minimum of 40baht in the local area.
On balance we enjoyed our stay in Krabi and would definitely recommend the hotel

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank CarltonSheffield
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Cardiff
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2009

We got married in Phang Nga National Park and stayed at the KTVR for our honeymoon. On arrival we were given a delicious welcome drink of plum juice, we were upgraded and were also given a honeymoon cake, fruit and flowers.

The rooms are very large decorated in traditional Thai syle with separate shower and bath, we had a large balcony with a lovely view overlooking the pool.

The pool area was gorgeous although it could get a bit crowded and need there did appear to be a shortage of sunbeds (as some people left their towels out all day with no intention of returning). We preferred the top pool which was quieter.

We only ate breakfast in the hotel, there was a good choice of cereal, fruit, bread, Thai food etc although the fruit juice was very sweet and sickly.

There are plenty of shops, bars and restuarants in Ao Nang about 10 mins walk or you can take a tuk tuk if it gets too hot .The foot massage is wonderful, I had one most days (much cheaper outside the hotel).

Can't comment on internet we were on our honeymoon!!

We loved the hotel (it was a nice change from the modern concrete chains), the staff were very helpful and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tartanflyer
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Surrey
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154 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2009

We stayed in the Thai Village for 8 nights including breakfast as part of our 6 week far east tour. We were very pleased with the hotel. Thai Village is located away from the sea though it is only about 5 mins walk down to it with shops and massage all along the way. Ao Nang is a very busy place without being noisy. There are plenty of shops and restaurants, massage can be got anywhere as well as manicures, facials etc. Krabi town itself is about half an hour away but we didn't venture there as Ao Nang was great for us.
When we arrived, we were greeted witha traditional hotel plum juice (delicious). We could't get into our room till 2pm which was ok. Our room was very traditional, and very large! There was a balcony which looked into the end of one of the pools. Very quiet. The bed was large, and the bathroom was large too. Separate shower unit as well as bathtub. Sink and mirror was outside the bathroom which was quite useful. The rooms were cleaned well daily, and one day, the maid even left flower petal arrangements on the bed (they seem to have plenty of time!). Nice though.
Breakfast was adequate, plenty of choice. Hot food, eggs cooked for you, cereals, fruits etc. The prices for eating at the hotel at other times was pricey, but that's not unusual for hotels anyway. Just don't eat there! There are plenty of places just outside the hotel that you can eat for a fraction of the price. More about that later.
There are 2 big pools and one sort of kiddies pool with a bar. We liked the upper pool more as it was quieter. The water there was the warmest I've known any hotel pool to be (it is not heated). Chairs are hard to find if you are late and lots of guests seem to leave their towels on chairs as early as the night before! Something the hotel has to address. We just did ours before breakfast and we were set up for the day.
No free internet at the hotel and the prices were very high. No problem as you can get internet in the town for 1 baht per minute, or 40 baht an hour!
The fitness centre - if they can call it that - is basically non existant, with a few bits of equipment put in a room for good measure. That was the most disappointing thing about the hotel.
We had a thai massage everyday at the Feel Good Massage opposite the hotel. They charge 250 baht for 1 hour (ask for a lady called Garn - she was trained at Wat Po in Bangkok). They charge 1000 baht at the hotel for the same thing. Plus taxes. Feel Good also does manicures, foot massage, facials. No bargaining but the prices are good anyway. Be careful of some massage parlours - noone needs a qualification to set up in thailand, so it could hurt rather than benefit you.
Eating out was easy. We liked the open air stalls down the road on the left. The one right at the end was the best. Very smiley waitresses and excellent food. Try the sizzling hot plates. Worth watching your food come alight before it comes to the table! You can eat from about 80 baht there. The sizzling hot plate was 125 baht. Drinks are cheap. Beer is cheap. For cheaper, the stalls opposite the openair is even cheaper and just as delicious. They charged 45 baht for a noodle dish. Buying bottled water from them is even cheaper than buying from the supermarket! The banana pancakes are a must - you can have any other filling if you like, even comes with toppings, if you like. They are cooked fresh before your eyes. Only from 20 baht each.
Plenty of shops in Ao Nang, not only selling beach stuff, but all kinds of stuff. Bags, clothes, hats, suitcases, scarves, thai silk, etc. Bargaining is a must. Go for half their asking price, at least! And don't look too keen.
Tours. We booked them from an agent from the beachfront. A Starlight dealer. You can bargain for tours if you book several. Never assume that the price they quote you is the price you have to pay. We went on a Hong Island tour by long tail boat, Excellent value at 750 baht. Beautiful trip, and long tail is much better than speed boat (at 1200 baht). Another day we went white water rafting and elephant riding. That was excellent too. Great fun and great guide. Our third tour was a half day kayaking trip. We really enjoyed this one too. Would recommend all of them. All run very well, and all guides were great.
One day we just went in a long tail boat (take them like taxis on the front) to Pra Nang and Railay beach. Railay is nice for swimming but the prices there are cut throat. VERY expensive if you eat or drink there. We didn't particularly like Pra Nang as it was very crowded (being a public holiday weekend in thailand). And a word of advice - never ever have a massage done on the beach there! They are really really bad and completely stupid. Basically take your money, rub your back with sand (sand was everywhere) and scratch the life out of you.
Muay Thai - thai boxing. On everyweek on Mondays and Fridays. We went to a match (1200 baht ring side - no negotiations on price!). They pick up and drop off at your hotel. Worth an evening of experience. Lots of tourists, men and women.
Altogether, the Thai Village was a great hotel for us in Ao Nang. We had a lovely time there and if we came back we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank karenbeanpole
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2009

We booked through Thomas Cook and feel we were mis-sold this resort. Its classed as 4 in their brochure,but its a 2 at best. The pool was dirty as they dont run the filters often enough and sunbeds were taken VERY early, every day. Staff were rude and kept trying to sell us their buffet as nobody eats in the hotel at night. We saw staff sleeping in corners, smoking,feet up on desks and had to wait whilst the bar staff finished their chat before we were served. There is a general feeling of unkemptness about the hotel, cracked concrete, broken paving slabs, weeds round the pool, old vases of dead flowers. Rooms are very dark and they smell! We couldnt work out why there was a bath mat folded up on the floor in the corner of the bathroom, until we lifted it and there was a drain underneath - used to mask the smell coming from it. Would not recommend this hotel if you're booking for 14 nights, stay 3 and move onto a better one, trust me!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KimmyCustard
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Property: Krabi Thai Village Resort
Address: 260 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang | Amphur Maung, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#18 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#20 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
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Hotel Class:4 star — Krabi Thai Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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