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Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Nong Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 September 2011

This property is huge and that includes the rooms as well. We were very impressed with the amenities at this hotel. The swimming pool is one of the largest that I have ever seen. Even the breakfast buffet spread is fairly big, not a common sight in many hotels and this despite the fact that the hotel wasn’t even running at 50% capacity at that time.

This is a good place for relaxation for people who want to spend time alone.

A word of caution that transport from the hotel to the aao nang town will cost 100 bhat one way and the town is about 20 min. drive from the hotel. This could prove quite costly if you were to go to the town frequently for every meal/leisure...that's why I suggest this to people who like to spend most of their time at the hotel. Another alternative is to hire a self-drive car.

The hotel does provide free drop/pick-up to the hong island which is close by and very beautiful.

The beach near the hotel (as seen in the pictures) cannot be used for swimming and is quite rocky. The nearest swimmable beach is around 10-15 min. away.

We did not eat much at the hotel as we stayed only for a day but the breakfast buffet was quite delicious.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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We are delighted to read that you had a relaxing stay with us.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

At the first sight we arrived resort on 28Aug11 afternoon, we experienced that porter staff were ready to welcome guests downstair to immediately assist luggages
and help to park guest car. Then check-in staff came to welcome continuously with fully service-minded face and manner. We felt very warm welcome to accommodate in the resort. Inside spacious deluxe room had been provided full amenities, many complimentary bottles of water, well prepared ice in bulk. A clean bed made us a very good sleep.
We experienced very great delicious breakfast, we enjoyed fresh hot baguette, Thai style sweet roti, great taste minced pork congee. We loved very large free formed swimming pool with jacuzzi inside, greenery garden. such a perfect holiday. Great !!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our facilities, food and service we provided.
We do look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 3 September 2011

This hotel is outstanding in its cleanliness and the staff service is far above what I have experienced before. If you wish to 'get away from it all' I would suggest you use the hotel during the winter or dry months. In the rainy season it is restrictive particularly because of the distance from Krabi town. Hotel shuttle service is good for neighbouring shopping areas. Weather did not permit use of the 'on water' facilities. The golf course (9 holes) also sufffered from the weather and frankly was expensive, shoes and club hire were an extra. Wine drinkers should consider taking their own supplies as even a basic quality wine was offered at a quite rediculous price (750 baht) per glass. I would visit again - but in the dry season !!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
In regard to your observation on rainy season, we provide rainy days activities to our guest, like yoga, thai boxing lessons.
We have taken good note of your comments on the price for golf and wines at our restaurant. I am sure you will understand and appreciate the fact that we apply rates in line with other 5 star properties and also equivalent to the quality of service rendered.
We do appreciate your concerns and comments, and shall be looking forward to welcoming you again to Krabi very soon.

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Reviewed 1 September 2011

POSITIVE POINTS :
We spend a great time in this place. All the staff are very kind and they prevent your need. We spend in familly a great time at this hotel. They advise you the best place where to go if you want to move outside. The confort of the room is very good and the breakfast is the best that we never had anywhere (too expensive but a huge large choice!). the swimming pool is giant!
They propose you a lot of activities for kids, cooking lessons, thai boxe, ....
It is one of the best place of the south of Thailand.
NEGATIVE POINT :
- breakfast : too expensive
- no free wifi
- level of english is low concerning poeple in the different restaurant inside the hotel.

Room Tip: clean, big, very confortable and well decorated room
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit at Sofitel Krabi Phkeethra Golf & Spa Resort.
We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
We would also like to thank you and assure you that we have taken good note of your comments.
We shall be looking into appropriate measures in the future to ensure our guests' entire satisfaction.
We appreciate your time in sharing your concerns, and we do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Staff at the Sofitel Krabi are some of the most wonderful, and we were graced with their smiles whenever we met them around the hotel. They also went out of the way to make us feel comfortable at every turn.

Pleasantly surprised that our rooms were "made" twice a day - once in the morning after breakfast and again in the afternoon before we came back from dinner.

Hotel also provides a host of activities some at no additional cost to guests. Went on the Hong Island tour organized by the hotel and was treated to a trip on a luxury yacht and faultless service from the "Activity Butler".

Sofitel Krabi is home to 3 wonderful restaurants, the White Lotus serves some of the best Thai food I've tasted, the Venezia which serves truly authentic Italian cuisine, and breakfast buffet of champions at the Maya.

The Sofitel is situated approximately 15 minutes by car from Ao Nang. Hotel provides regular and reliable shuttle services at a very reasonable rate.

By the way, don't miss the signature Lemon Grass drink! Just got back today but am already looking forward to going back to Krabi and the Sofitel.

Room Tip: Most rooms are well planned and have easy access to lobby, pool, beach and restaurants.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
We do look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Everything was great about this place. Pickup at the airport was smooth I had pre-ordered a bottle of bubbles and a few beers for the boys as its a long drive from Phuket airport to Krabi, and it was the start of the holiday. We were lucky to be there in low season and had the pool almost to ourselves numerous times and what a pool its huge. Hotel has a very colonial feel which we loved. We had a luxury room which overlooked the lawn and pool. There were some rooms at the back of the hotel that I would not of wanted to stay in but I think these are the classic rooms, so keep away from those. Breakfast was always nice, with lots to choose from. We ate at the hotel 3 times in the evening during our stay and lunch most days. This is the only thing that we were disappointed in. It certainly wasn't bad but for the price we expected more. We had our own vehicle so were able to venture into Ao nang but we only did this during the day. The hotel shuttle into Ao nang is very reasonable. Jos's kitchen about 100 metres to the left of the hotel was great tiny little kitchen only a few tables and chairs but great food and very cheap. I had a 1.5 hour massage at the spa and it was the best ever. Would we stay there again definitely.

Room Tip: Book with a TA so you get an upgrade to Luxury Room
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.
We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Stayed with hubby and friends for 2 nights at this wonderful resort. Resort is about 45 mins away from the airport and 25 minutes from Aonang.

Service were top notch and all the staffs are very friendly. They speak good English too. When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted with friendly concierge staff who promptly took our bags from the taxi and hotel reception welcomed us with cold towel and refreshing lemon grass drink. We were seated down at the lobby while the reception handled our check-in. After check-in, the reception staff took us to our room and explain to us about the hotel facilities etc

Resort has lots of greenery, a huge free-form swimming pool and children pool with slide too. The resort also has a well-equipped gym, sauna (both dry and wet) and kids' club. I really love the huge pool. The room is quite sizeable with separate shower and bath. The room has all the amenities you can find in a 5 stars hotel except that the TV is still the box type! Bed is comfortable. The resort has a few restaurants. Our room package includes buffet breakfast and the selection was okay. We also tried the Italian restaurant and the food was great. Love the pasta and tiramisu but the price are rather on the high side.

We stayed at end of May 2011 and it was a quiet season but we love it. Transfer to Aonang is 100bath/person/way in a comfortable van. We also tried the free luxury half-day ferry outing to Hong Island. This is a really must try! Hong Island is beautiful. Only set-back is the picnic food we ordered from the hotel for the Hong Island trip was rather lousy.

Spa at the hotel was not great. Maybe we booked the last appointment at 8pm and I think the masseur was already tired by then!

Pro: Good service, friendly staffs, beautiful hotel and room, lots of greenery, beautiful swimming pool, perfect for honeymoon, free boat trip to Hong Island
Cons: The chargeable transfer service to Aonang

Overall, it has been a good stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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SofitelManagement, General Manager at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment regarding spa treatment. I have taken the liberty to share your comments at length with our Spa Manager who shall take necessary measures to avoid such incidents recurring in the future.
We appreciate your time in sharing your concerns, and we do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again.

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Address: Klong Muang Beach | Nong Thalay, Nong Thale, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Nong Thale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nong Thale
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Nong Thale
#5 Family Hotel in Nong Thale
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nong Thale
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nong Thale
#6 Spa Hotel in Nong Thale
Price Range: £108 - £393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 276
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is renowned for its timeless elegance, luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet restaurants, outstanding facilities, and gracious Thai hospitality. Set in a lush tropical garden and just a few steps from the beach and Andaman Sea, the resort features a 7,000 sq.M. Lagoon-style pool, the largest swimming pool in Thailand. Guests can enjoy four restaurants serving Thai and international cuisines, a fully equipped fitness centre complete with steam room and sauna, So SPA with L'Occitane offering an extensive menu of rejuvenating spa treatments, and a Kid's Club. There is also an exclusive 9-hole golf course, and conference and meeting facilities and a unique 1,000 sq.M. Air-conditioned marquee for up to 950 persons. Designed to enhance the stay of every guest, our signature Leisure Butler service includes a VIP check-in and a personal assistant to arrange an unforgettable marriage proposal or special romantic moment, private dinner parties and celebrations, personalised excursions to nearby islands, and much more. Escape to Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, a magnifique wedding, meeting or event in tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Golf Hotel Nong Thale
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