We booked this hotel before reading Lonely Planet which says this is gov't owned. ***At airport upon arrival you must queue up to get passport checked.***Transportation is included to and from the airport. Be careful of baggage porters who demand money for bringing your checked in luggage to the hotel bus. Upon arrival to hotel, you get a drink and towlette and staff takes your passports and return flight tickets...it was odd that it took them a few hours to return our docs to us upon our asking for them back. Rooms are small with TV and AC but clean. Bathroom is dark but good running water for showers. Patio is nice to lounge and has a towel hanger. Water spout to wash sand off of feet is conveniently located outside your room. Restaurant across the street called Smiles is a great place to eat with fair prices. Walk on beach north of hotel to Bayview Hotel...they have a nice bar to see sunset and happy hour is 6:00-7:00 half price cocktails and Dagon beer on draft was superb for $1 USD! For fishing and snorkeling hire Tony's boat service south of hotel...Tony speaks very good english and has good local advice...the fish you catch he will cook on his boat, all you can drink green tea, sugar candy and if you happen to run by a boat selling prawns buy some ($5 per kilo) and Tony will cook it for you. We paid $15 USD for half day or about 5-6 hours...includes pick up and drop off at hotel...that was best part of our trip along with renting bicycles to go all over town...careful bicycle brakes hardly work here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the place where you can relax at all times. We are located on the unspoiled Bay of Bengal beach front hotel. We have two different kinds of accommodation level of we used for our guests in Ngapali beach. We consider atmosphere and nice view to be just as an important as the choice of hotel. These spacious rooms have private terraces overlooking the panoramic view of the Bay of Bengal. ... more less
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