This was my third stay at Somkiet Buri over the last four years. This time we stayed in the poolside rooms, on the upper level with a balcony overlooking the pool and the surrounding tropical gardens. Great rooms!! They are large and well equipped with king-size beds and fridges and well-appointed bathrooms. The pool is a great place to come for a sundowner after a day at the beach, albeit there should be a few more lounges available than there currently are. It's about a ten minute walk down to the beach.
The breakfast buffet is varied and more than adequate, but since this is a Muslim-owned hotel, there are no pork products. Likewise, no alcohol is served by the hotel although one can bring ones own drinks (which is cheaper) and no corkage for wine is charged in the restaurant.
The staff are friendly and helpful and an airport pick-up can be arranged.
All in all, this hotel is a real verdant tropical oasis away from the traffic and crowds of downtown Ao Nang. The Thailandia restaurant, some 30 metres to the right from the hotel entrance is a wonderful place for good Thai food and a very pleasant ambience.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking