We selected this resort based on previous reviews (which were mostly positive) and the photos we saw on the Sunda website. The photos of rooms and facilities shown on their website was to our liking. And what you see in the website is also what you actually get.
The resort is not along the busy main streets of Aonang. It is close to the Boxing Stadium. Apart from an independent restaurant outside the resort and Krabi Aquamarine Resort, we did not see anything else in the immediate vicinity of the resort. The location is on the quiet side, which is ideal for relaxation. The resort is surrounded by greens and this makes for a serene atmosphere. Getting around to Aonang and Nopparat Thara beach is no issue at all. The resort provides free transportation to these places and back (you have to call them). We bought a pre-paid SIM card for THB49 and it was enough for the 5 days we were there. We used the free transportation service very frequently since we had 3 children and found that the service was good and fuss free. The free transport runs from 8am to 9.30pm. After hours, tuk-tuk's from Aonang to the resort cost total of THB100, for 2 adults and 3 children.
There are two swimming pools and during the time we were there (last week of Dec 2011), we often had the pool to ourselves. It was most satisfying to jump in the pool after a day of walking around or coming back from a day excursion. The pools go to a max depth of around 5 feet. But there are children areas at both pools which are fairly shallow. Resort provides pool/beach towels and guests are allowed to take these to the beach or on day excursions to the islands. You can get these at the reception. Just do not lose them, you will be required to pay for lost towels.
Our room rate came with breakfast. There was cut fruits, cereal, muesli, salad, fried eggs, sausages, slices of meat (chicken?), fried rice, fried noodles, porridge, pancakes, french toast, mix vegetables, yoghurt, buns, croissants, sliced bread, an omelette station, milk, coffee, tea, water, and 2 types of fruit juice. Breakfast runs from 7-10am.
Take note of a sign at the entrance of the resort restaurant: alcohol is not permitted in the restaurant.
The resort restaurant is halal, which will appeal to Moslem guests.
Rooms were clean and comfortable. We slept well. Beds were equipped with duvets (instead of standard blankets), which added to the comfort level. TV is small, CRT type. Some cable channels are available (example: Star Movies, BBC, sports channel etc). Rooms come with a fridge, kettle and a small safe (too small to keep a laptop, but suitable for cash, passport and compact cameras).
Canal room comes with a fairly generous balcony. Balcony is facing the canal and surrounded by trees.
For the canal room bathroom, the photos (on the resort website) seems to indicate that it is an open shower. However, it is fully closed. Part of the ceiling is translucent material, letting sunshine in and giving the illusion of an open shower. Nice concept. Simple but works.
Wifi comes complimentary with the room. The wifi service was good, fast enough for Youtube and the likes.
If you did not bring your laptop, or any other internet enabled device, there is a desktop computer at the reception area. It is free for resort guests. You can also print from this desktop computer. First 3 pages are free. After that, the resort charges THB15 for each additional page.
Overall this is a pleasant and comfortable resort. Environment is peaceful and there is a "feel good" factor. Staff are friendly and genuine. No reason why I will not come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3-star-boutique resort in the villa or bungalow style. The property is provided 48 guest rooms and classified to 3 room types; The Canal Side, The Pool side, and the Garden View. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunda Hotel Ao Nang
- Sunda Hotel Krabi
- Sunda Resort Krabi/Ao Nang