Having read numerous reviews here and elsewhere I was really looking forward to our stay. However, arrival proved to be just one big let down.
I knew it was quite remote though close to ao nang so that wasn't actually a problem.
Our double room that we booked turned out to be a twin room. It was clean...ish but the main thing was the smell. I don't even know what it smelled like. Just not pleasant. Bed linen was clean and aircon worked well. There was a safe that worked which was good.
The main reason I booked was the garden and pool area which was an even bigger disappointment than the room. The garden was pretty much dead. Brown grass or just muck everywhere. Tatty bits of leather covered sponge to sit on. I expected a lot more. My partner turned on the pool shower and the knob just fell off. Everything just seemed old and tattered and to have seen better days. I've no idea how they were able to charge so much as they do. I'd have liked to have moved after one night but we had paid in the well kept lobby, the one area that seems to see care.
All in all, hugely disappointing and drastically overpriced for what it is: a run down, musty hotel in dire need of refurbishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thip Residence is a small hotel located opposite to Ao Nammao pier,the departure point by a longtail boat to Railay,the most beautiful beach in Krabi. Aonang beach,the prime tourist center of Krabi is only 5 Kilometers reached by car.We provide 20 rooms in a green and peaceful environment. The highlight of our place is every room with private balcony opening to seaview,mountain,garden or poolview.The salt chlorinated swimming pool among the green garden is always private and fascinated to every guest.The rooms are well equipped with air con.,Hot shower and safe .Free wifi and satellite TV program in English ,German and French are our privilege offer.Our staff and me (Ju) are ready to take care and give you a warm welcome like staying in your second home at Krabi. ... more less
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