Pavilion Queen's Bay
Travel Blogs from Ao Nang
After three nights on Phi Phi Don Island, Gary, Henry and I caught the one daily boat service to the mainland - to the Krabi Coast. Dragging our twenty something kilograms, in thirty something degree’s, across two foot wide, shaky little boat ramps now becoming way of life. We gladly cast aside our bags up-deck and settled down in some air …
... When the time came the stewards came to fold these chairs into a bed and the top bunk folded out from the roof! It was pretty nifty! We both had top bunks and managed to sleep absolutely fine! We arrived in a place called Surat Thani well rested, although we then had to jump on a bus and then off this into a minivan before finally arriving in Krabi a full 2 days after we left Chiang Mai! The journey didn't end their for us though unfortunately as we wanted to go to ...
... lot quicker and a lot less problamtic to do it this way rather than via my tablet. Most of the time at least. Whilst the wifi here is lightning fast the computers are less so. I am also trying to get into rap and thought I'd start with Jay Z. I downloaded some albums and wanted to transfer these to my mp3 player ready for tomorrows all day trip but the comps weren't having any of this either. It will have to wait until Malaysia. I was ...
... Got some breakfast and walked around town some more.
For today I booked a tour to four islands, including Phi Phi. The bus picked me up by the hotel and took us to the pier where there was a speed boat to take us on our tour. Surprisingly, there were few westerners on the tour, it was mostly Asians (Thailand, Malaysia). The first stop was Bamboo Island. It's very scenic with sparkly blue water. The beach soon filled up with all the other tour boats and the beach became ...
... create that if he wanted to, if it ever is recreated I am having it in my bath every night. Before we knew it it was time to head home, one last longtail ride to the shore and we were back on dry land. We stood around awaiting the nice minibus that had brought us to the pier, but instead a pickup turns up and we are hoofed in the back. Seeing Judi sat with her towel on her head was just hysterical, perhaps in future we need to a ask a few more questions about our ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Pavilion Queen's Bay Ao Nang
The rooms were nice and the service was spectacular! My favourite would be the big bar with a pool table and a live band downstairs! Will definitely go back again.
After 22 long, seemingly endless hours of flying I was anxious to get to Krabi and begin my first vacation in over a year. I picked the Pavillion Queen's Bay, not really knowing Krabi or which hotel to choose. I definitely made the right choice.
I stayed in Pavilion Queen's Bay over the New Year period in 2006. When I first got into Ao Nang, I was a little worried about the very very toursity beach strip that is similar to tacky beach holiday packages. Once I arrived at the resort I was relieved to find that the it is located a little off the main tourist strip on a hill with stunning views of both the surrounding tropical jungles as well as the sea. The decor is in perfect harmony with the hotel's tranquile surroundings. My first impression was that this hotel was perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Nice, quiet hotel away from the beach
if you're looking for a beach front resort, this is NOT the place you want. pavilion is located on a hill and is a fair distance from the sand. it's a dark road down the hill to the shops along Ao Nang beach.
but the rooms are clean and big. a huge bathroom, nice balcony with a swing and seating area, and thai day bed in your room. view of the sea a distance out, but you'll probably be looking at some construction work going on.
nice, but small pool. helpful staff, good breakfasts. great for a relaxing holiday
main grouse : the wooden floors are squeaky, you can hear your neighbour upstairs walking around
The only place fit for a movie star in Ao Nang!
I was worried that Krabi was going to be a dead town, like I've been told, even 9 months after the Tsunami. So imagine my surprise when I got to Pavilion Queen's Bay, stepped out of the car and the first person I saw was Christian Bale! Turns out he was shooting a movie in Krabi and was staying here, that gave me a really good first impression of the place. Love the 3-level swimming pool and the swinging bed on your private balcony! The room was very nice, huge bathroom, and lots of gorgeous Thai silk in the decor. Tried the Spa and that was very glamorously decorated too. By far the classiest looking place in Ao Nang, Krabi!
What a disappointment! This hotel was definitely not a four or five star hotel! First of all, the management was horrible. They were actually sleeping on the job since there were almost no guests at the hotel.
Sorry to be negative, but for us - this was a huge disappointment. We looked for a pampering hotel, right on the beach, with direct access, as well as proximity to restaurants and shops.
Arrived the middle of feb 05, and weren't sure what to expect because of the Tsunami. Fortunately the resort received minimal damage and things were pretty much back to normal, with the exception of fewer tourists.
We stayed in Pavilion Queen's Bay in January 2004 and can really recommend it. The hotel is beautifully refurbished in Lana Thai style. The staff is very friendly and the athmosphere of the hotel is nice and quiet. All the rooms have a large balcony with seaview. Breakfast is served on top of the hotel (seaview) and the best we had in Thailand. The hotel guest are mostly people who want to relax. The hotel reaches the four standard and even five. The downside is in our opinion that the location of the little town Aonang where the hotel is situated is already spoiled by tourism. Too many tourists destroyed the beach, the coral reefs and Thai hospitality. The best is to stay in the hotel and ignore the village. Therefore we unfortunally will not return. But if you intend to visit Aonang / Krabi, definitely stay in Pavilion Queen's Bay.