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Krabi Thai Village Resort
Ranked #53 of 107 Hotels in Ao Nang
Oslo, Norway
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“Excellent as a base for exploring”
Reviewed 17 January 2010

We found the rooms of excellent standard; spacious, nicely decorated, with all amenities. The housekeeping was excellent and the service was in general ok, We had some trouble with the AC making some noise, and this was not addressed by the staff even though we mentioned a couple of times. Other than that the staff was forthcoming and engaged. We had a go at the spa treatment, which was great. The pool is a nice design and has a cool pool-side bar. Note that the hotel is situated some 10 mins from the action in Ao Nang, but staying in Ao Nang in the first place requires able-bodied people and the quick walk down to the seaside was never a problem. The hotel is situated next to the forest so it is quiet and nice. All in all a great experience staying here.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

Hotel was very dated & a bit far away from the beach,
Breakfast was a bit boring and very suprised at the hard unflavoured pinapple in a country were it normally so juicy and sweet!
Coctails watery and tasteless.
We chose the Hotel as it had a gym as my partner is training for the London Marathon. The gym is deadly, Beach running was the only option.
Bell boys were lovely and friendly
Other staff OK but did not really go out of there way as they normally do in the other Thai Hotels tht we have stayed in,
We had a lovely holiday but would chose a different hotel next time

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2009

This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in.
Its not close to the beach and even when we did get to the hotel our room was so far away (top floor second room to the end) and there arent any lifts.
The room was cleaned well but very very oudated, the bedding was always tatty (sometimes threadbare and sometimes torn) the floors in the bathroom and main room were very slippery as are the walkways to the rooms.
Breakfast is exceptionally bad and after the first 3 days we stopped bothering - really awful, from the coffee to the rubbish toaster and cold eggs (if you ask for fresh they insist you take the ones out meaning that you get a cold old egg, when we were lucky enough to get there just in time for fresh ones they were undercooked!) the 'crispy' bacon was the chewiest thing ive ever eaten, so after that we didnt eat in the restaurant in the evening.
The staff are lazy (i feel awful saying that but they are literally hiding round the corners to avoid doing anything) and want tipping for EVERYTHING. Our phone in the room didnt work (we were charged for asking front desk to ring a taxi for us, it took seconds and i still cant believe that they charged us)
The aircon was noisy, the room smelled like sewage and it was incredibly noisy, we had 3 nights good sleep out of 11. I have no idea what the noises were, the would range between screeches and bangs and one night we were woken to the sound of somehing (animals presumably) running on the roof, even though the roofs werent flat so even worse this means that it was in the ceilings!!!!!!
As we couldnt use the phone (which i told the manager about) we purchased an overpriced internet voucher to use the hotels 'high' speed internet and computers - MASSIVE mistake, it was costly and worked for 5 minutes before crashing. We had 24 hours worth of usage and we were never able to get onto the internet again. There a 1bt/per min inernet cafes in Ao Nang so we used those in the end.
I really wouldnt recommend this hotel, Krabi is beautiful so go but please dont stay here.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wokingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2009

The room was spacious and well furnished; the wardrobe was small and contained possibly the tiniest safe in the world - good for your passport and wallet but forget valuables bigger than an iPhone. Every day when we returned to the room in the late afternoon, there was an unpleasant smell in the room, which disappeared after a few minutes of leaving the air con on - this only happened in the daytime, there was nothing noticeable when we returned to the room after dinner.

In response to an earlier post, we found the shower to be powerful and sufficiently hot, no matter the time of day or night. The bathroom is small.

Watch out for the slippery tiled floors outside the rooms - after the rain (and there is a lot of rain) they can be a death trap if you've got the wrong shoes on.

The hotel has two main swimming pools - the one on the lower level (with a bar) was always very busy (but not so busy that there were no loungers), the one on the higher level was much quieter, which suited us when we were infrequently around the pool. Towels were provided - some of these were showing their age while others were new and fluffy. Of better quality were the beach towels provided which we always took with us when we left the hotel.

Breakfast was a huge disappointment - a basic selection of fruit and western items - the real let down was the very poor quality and selection of Thai dishes served. On the basis of breakfast, we wouldn't have tried the restaurant for lunch or dinner - there is in any case no need as there are plenty of restaurants nearby in Ao Nang (and a few across the street).

The hotel is a ten minute walk from the beach - but Tuk Tuks are always available and cheap if you've run out of energy to walk back up the hill.

Watch out for the glass water bottles in the room which carry a (relatively) hefty charge if they go missing - on our last full day we had two empty bottles taken away and only one replaced - on check out, the missing bottle, was on our bill - to be fair this was quickly removed following a brief conversation with the manager - I wonder how many people don't query this.

We generally use a hotel as a base for seeing what's outside and for this purpose, the Krabi Thai Village was ok.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2009

Our stay was very enjoyable, the rooms were clean, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the overall property was beautiful. We can't find anything to complain about. It was a great value for the price; an outstanding 3 star, good 4 star experience.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2009

What a disappointment this Hotel was. After reading reviews from other travellers we decided on this Hotel but never again. The room was so outdated and the bathroom was ancient. Never had a decent shower the whole time we were there. The cold tap gave hot water and the hot tap gave hot water. Just as well there were no children as they would have been scalded. The towels in the bathroom were threadbare, as were the ones for the beach. Had a meal in the Restaurant and it was awful. Everything was cold. When in the bar having a few drinks after the meal we were given our bill at 11 p.m. We knew the bar shut at 11 p.m. but it would have been nice to have asked for the bill ourselves. They obviously wanted shut right away after the duo finished singing. They were not giving you the chance to order another drink. Also no ironing board or iron. Everything had to be sent for ironing in the Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2009

First impressions were very good and the rooms were spacious, but is has a VERY big chav feel to it - a little like a posh Butlins. Certainly the breakfasts need improving.

The staff were always helpfull, if a little slow at breakfast time.

Would not stay here again and would definately not recommend it to my friends; certainly not value for money ( for the same money the place I am now staying in Bangkok is fabulous and certainly is value for money).

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#19 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#22 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Krabi Thai Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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