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Somkiet Buri Resort
Ranked #61 of 110 Hotels in Ao Nang
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Travel as couple during off season really give extra value and privacy. We checked in only to know that there's only 3 hotel guest that time. Very privacy. Unlike some other hotel/resort, the swimming pool is secluded from the public area. The most precious romantic moment was when we were the only guest enjoyed the big n nice pool. There's a nice man made stream full with Japanese Koi fish nearby the restaurant and a natural small clean stream beside our room. The rainforest landscape setting is amazing but do expect some mosquitoes if u're enjoying the verandah. The only major drawback is the rude and not so friendly front desk staff..If u can bear with it, the rest is heaven. Rooms are clean,spacious and "soundproof" :p.

Room Tip: ignore the front desk staff
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This was our second stay at Somkiet Buri - our first stay was brilliant - but this stay was a major disappointment. The location is brilliant, the jungle setting is amazing, especially the pool with treetop views of the AoNang cliffs. The buri style rooms are great, very clean and spacious, but the bathrooms in particular could use some updating. Not a huge selection for breakfast, but adequate. Restaurant food was amazing and really cheap, we had lunch at the pool most days. Since our last stay however, there has obviously been a change of ownership and staff. There is no alcohol sold in the hotel at all...we respect others decisions not to have alcohol, but as a tourist destination it would be nice if it was offered. The staff were terrible. Not outright rude, but just completely unhelpful, indifferent and not at all friendly. Not even a smile at breakfast, let alone a greeting. We asked reception twice to fix our broken safe and it never happened. Our last morning there the water was switched off with absolutely no warning. When we went to reception the response was "you are leaving today anyway". Leaving without showers apparently! The water was eventually turned back on but overall we left Somkiet Buri not wanting to return.

Room Tip: If you must stay here, go with a pool view room
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

My family & I had a great time staying in this resort. We love the green and nature concept of it. The facilites are well.maintain and very clean. Staff were very friendly. Good location close to the beach and shopping areas.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Have taken some time to write this review as I dont like being critical however having paid for 3 poolside rooms for my family and having stayed for 3 weeks as a base while visiting friends I feel obliged to make comment.
Firstly the hotel complex is nice and has a jungle feel that should be pleasant. The rooms while needing to be upgraded are large and roomy. The rooms however have very little storage space and this is a bit annoying. At night it can get a bit noisy and a bit scary with wildlife although this is the payback from the jungle type setting and should be acceptable.
The pool is lovely however the staff provide no service to people using it, if you purchase food as desribed in previous reports plates will be left for days.
Ants are also a problem especially around the open plan breakfast area. It is not helped by the staff not caring whether they feed you or the anys with food seldom covered or finished food replace.
As described before the main problem wth the hotel is the staff. While I did not experience rudeness the overiding attitude was one of indifferance - they appear not to care less if you enjoyed or hated your stay with them. For that reason I would not recommend staying at this resort.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Stayed at Somkiet Buri in Krabi for 3 nights, the room was moldy and smelly. The staff didn't seem to care about any of our requests. And avoid the spa, they hire ladies from the cheap massage shops and charge you double!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank K F
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and found this place to be amazing. Super peaceful, nice and very clean rooms, full of charm in this jungle Garden and a superb and very quiet swimming pool at the back. Loved it. All this at an amazing price. Will come again next time.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Ao Nang is a bit naff - must be said! I was disappointed in how tacky it was given how beautiful the beach and surrounding countryside is. However, Somkiet Buri is an incredibly peaceful resort and you would not believe how close you are to a busy road as it is truly a tranquil paradise. Staff are a mixed bag - some smiley - some cant be bothered - in sharp contrast to staff at Khao Sok or Khao Lak properties. Still worth a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for pool villa with pool access - best room in the place!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 236 Moo2 | Ao-Nang Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #61 of 110 Hotels in Ao Nang
Price Range: £31 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Somkiet Buri Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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