After spending time in Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai I found Krabi Town to be different. It has very much a local feel; as a tourist you won’t get the same attention, night life and things to do here as elsewhere. It also has a strong Muslim presence which continues down to Trang closer to the Malaysian border. That said Lada Krabi Residence is good for a few nights but I would recommend booking a hotel in neighboring Ao Nung. Come to Krabi Town if you want to get away from tourists.
Friendliness of the staff. Nung & Ann were great. They arrange tours on the side at cheaper rates. I did a day trip to Phi Phi Islands for 1500 THB and Hong Island + 3 Islands for 1400THB transport to Ao Nang included. All the staff was genuinely interested and helpful.
Location is handy. The town market is 100 metres away, 7-Eleven 200m. Good restaurants within walking distance are the May and Mark, Viva and Gecko Cabane.
Supplied buffet breakfast had variety and the guitar instrumental music was so good I inquired the name of the CD and bought it from a local shop that morning.
Massage next door is arranged by the hotel and comes highly recommended. Ask for So who’s been at it for 10 years.
The Loy Krathong festival was on (November) and it was loud music to one in the morning. I had a back standard room so got the full brunt of it. I later spoke to a couple who had a deluxe room facing Maharaj Rd and they said it wasn’t an issue.
The A/C underperformed and was by far the worst of four hotels. I had it on 16c and full fan to start with until I adapted to it. The further I got away from it the stuffier the room became.
Noise echoes through the corridor because all the floors are tiled.
Being light hearted I found plenty to enjoy here but I didn’t like the feel of Krabi Town itself. When I visit again next year I’ll be booking a hotel at Ao Nang.
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