This place is truly a paradise retreat. Found it on Trip Advisor and the reviews definitely made us want to come and see if all the praises really were true.
From the moment Gary welcomed us with his warmth and friendly manner, a cool drink and cold face cloth we immediately felt like we had come to a special environment.
Our bungalow was beautiful, tons of space, huge bathroom. comfortable bed, everything spotlessly clean with a fridge, T.V., DVD and videos (if you felt like watching), and A.C. Nice porch area with a day bed to relax out of the sun while admiring the scenery and reading. Looking out on the spectacular beauty of the grounds, with its ponds filled with fish, and rippling streams and lush green vegetation/flowers the Frog & Catfish Country Inn certainly deserved all the honours and praises.
The pool is great and perfect for cooling down during the day while listening to the birds singing and fish swimming.
The food was of a very high standard at all times of the day and service was friendly and polite.The dinners were always unbelievably DELICIOUS. The breakfast that comes with the room, was a choice of Thai or American. The American included, eggs of your choice, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, fried tomatoes, beans, fruits, fresh squeezed juice, coffee, toast, and jams.The food was served in individual pagodas spreads across the grounds and over the ponds and streams. We stayed for three nights before our trip home, to relax from our 2 months vacation away from the Canadian winter, and wished we could have stayed longer.
The staff were extremely helpful, always with a smile, and eager to make your stay better. It was always a joy talking to At and the other girls.
The owners, Gary and his wife Bua, are excellent owners who love what they have and do. We can understand why the staff is so happy and dedicated because of their open, friendly personalities, and wanting to make your stay memorable. It transcends to their staff family. It was amazing to discover that Bua had built the structures and landscaping herself with little help. She was building new lounges for the pool and we saw the super finished product stained and waiting for someone to nestle into them. Gary and Bua are one of a kind, interesting people.
The location is 15 minutes from Aonang Beach and 30 minutes from the airport. If you want a place that is away from the hustle-bustle of the Ao Nang area, this is the place to stay!!! There are day trips they can plan for you, or scooters that you can rent but, we were at the stage of resting. My wife had a great massage on a bed in the massage pagoda.
A huge thanks to everyone for making our stay so memorable. We definitely will be back on our next trip to Thailand soon. Stayed the first week in March. Great weather!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Frog and catfish country inn is a small boutique resort set in tropical tranquil gardens containining many fish ponds nestling at the foot of a national park with mountain views. Our rooms have both garden & mountain view.We are 3 KM from the nearest secluded beach and jetty where our guests embark for VIP long tail boat trips to the islands such as Koh Hong Poda island. We are 15 minutes away from Thalene bay which has some of the most beautiful Kayak tours in the world. The tourist centre of Ao nang is 15 minutes as is elephant trekking and the world class beach near the Sheraton hotel.In house massage is available,free WiFi,car & motor cycle hire ... more less
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- Frog And Catfish Restaurant And Country Inn Krabi, Thailand