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Somkiet Buri Resort
Ranked #64 of 111 Hotels in Ao Nang
Reviewed 28 January 2009

We absolutly lovet Somkiet Buri Resort!
Nice, quiet location only a short walk from the beach, but no sounds from the main road what so ever. It felt like beeing in the jungle.
Our room was spotless clean with king size bed, queen size bed + sitting area. Big bathroom with bathtub. Every day we got a plate with fresh fruit to our room.
The balcony was huge and we loved sitting there in the eavnings while the kids were sleeping, listening to the sounds of the jungle...
The pool was also lovely and staff helpful.
The hotelresturant was great, they served nise and spicy food for a good price and breakfast was also very good, with a choise of both western and asian food.
This was really paradise!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2009

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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 13 January 2009

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Reviewed 9 January 2009

Location of hotel is convenient - near to shops, restaurants and beach..The deluxe room we booked was large and comfortable. No complaints about the room but the spa is in need of a renovation badly. Service in this hotel is non-existent. The buffet breakfast was entirely self service. The staff just stood around instead of offering coffee or tea or clearIng empty plates. We were also asked to pay for a pair of slippers that went missing even though we never took it and the only ones who entered our room was the housekeeper! If you are staying in this hotel, you should check the items in the room are accounted for because if anything goes missing you have to pay for it. It does not matter who took them. if it is missing you must pay! So ridiculous!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2008

Absolutely brilliant place, a hidden gem. Located down a side street off the main road of Aonang, the hotel is a quiet oasis. Great location within easy walking distance of beach, cafes, restaurants, tours, etc. Nestled in amongst lush rainforest, the rooms are situated in separate buri's (four rooms per buri). We booked the standard cheapest rooms and they were spacious, very clean and beautifully decorated, with balconies overlooking the rainforest (just watch the mossies though!). The buri's are connected by rustic timber boardwalks which make the whole experience fun! The pool is great...not alot of room around it for lounging but great for cooling off after a busy day sightseeing. Breakfast is served in a gorgeous round outdoor hut - not a large selection, but there is an egg station along with the usual bread, cereal, fruits, etc. Staff were friendly, always saying hello when passing. We also got free fruit platters every day and welcome drink on arrival. We loved Krabi and will definately stay at Somkiet Buri next time!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2008

We stayed in a deluxe room with 1 Queen size bed, and 1 King-single. The setting was beautiful, I absolutely loved the jungle theme and the pool. Unfortunately the hotel is a bit of a work in progress. As other reviews have stated, the breakfast is not great. The selection is limited and mostly covered in bugs. When we arrived the aircon was not working. On our last night the water was not working - no showers, and no water refill in the toilet! We were told this would last no more than an hour - it lasted all night. The TV reception was very poor, fortunately there was a DVD player in the room and someone had left an illegal copy of "The Happening". As for room service, it was very cheap and of good quality, however the surprise was having to pay cash on delivery, and not receiving any pre-warning of this arrangement.

We noticed a strange situation whereby some of the staff appeared to be living underneath the elevated rooms/pathways. We heard and saw them scurrying about, and even saw one fishing from the hotel pond - we did wonder if this was where the hotel sourced their fish from.

The staff were not the only thing scurrying about as we found out. We had left food on the balcony the previous night and found it nibbled the next morning. That night we decided to leave more food out, hoping to see a cute monkey or squirrel collect it, instead a giant rat emerged from a hole in the wall and absconded with the food.

To sum up, the hotel is fantastic in theory, but needs a lot of work. I would wait another 6-months before staying here. Give them some time to finish all construction work, and you may have a better stay.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

We stayed at Somkiet Buri for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay there. Before leaving for Thailand I researched this hotel and decided to try something a little different from the big hotels we normally like to stay in. We booked the deluxe room which had a king size bed and a double bed also has a little lounge area near a window which was very nice.

As other people have reviewed the breakfast is limited compared to the usual fare of bigger hotels. The cook did a mean omelete though, always with a smile. The house maids and bellboys were very friendly and helpful but the reception staff were a little indifferent and not very interested in making you feel welcome. This was not a problem as we really didn't need to speak to the front desk much during our stay.
The resort was very clean especially the rooms. They have started refurbishing the rooms as the bathroom is good but starting to show age in the tap fittings. One negative thing in the bathroom, it is a bath shower arrangement and the shower curtain does not keep the water from flowing onto the floor.

All in all I would certainly go back and stay there as we were very comfortable and easy access to everything at the end of the driveway.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Somkiet Buri Resort

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 #64 of 111 Hotels in Ao Nang
Price Range: £30 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Somkiet Buri Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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