Krabi Thai Village Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Krabi Thai Village Resort Ao Nang
Warm Feel of Krabi Thai Village
Spent 5 nites at the Krabi Thai Village. The reception staff welcomed us warmly and were extremely friendly. The welcome introduction was very professional and allowed us to know the basics of the hotel.
The room was wonderfully decorated in a simple but traditional Thai style with wooden floors and panelling. The ceiling fan was a very welcomed addition since the weather was not too hot.
The balcony was large and comfortable overlooking the pool and luckily enough the room we were given was close to reception area and resturant. We did hear of other guests commenting on the longer walk from the rooms further away.
Breakfast buffet selection was average and could be improved but the airy and cool location was very relaxing.
The staff allround were very friendly and helpful backed up by the manageress who was extremely happy and caring. She would talk to all the guests at breakfast and hose passing in the lobby.
Quite disappointed with the swimming pool, separated into separate smaller pools. Not enough sun loungers. By far the hotel's weakest point.
Location of the hotel is away from the beach strip, down a lane. A brisk 15 mins walk will get you to the strip. Tuk-Tuk's are THB 20 per pax and are always waiting outside the hotel.
The hotel restaurant was very quiet during dinner time but the setting was peaceful and quite romantic. The plethora of eating options in Ao Nang is more enticing.
The stay in Krabi Thai Village was very pleasant and is fully recommended to the more mature traveller. Thailand is the Land of Smiles, Krabi Thai is the Hotel of Smiles!
Lovely, peaceful, friendly place
We stayed in this hotel for the first part of our honeymoon (December 2005) and found it excellent in almost every way, from the welcome at reception to the level of accommodation. It's not 5*, but definitely very good at its own level (about 4*). As it was our honeymoon, the hotel had upgraded us to a superior room (a nice touch, as they do not offer this routinely at peak season). The room itself was lovely, with flowers on the bed as we arrived, and very clean. The air conditioning was perfect, and we had a balcony with a fab view over the pool area. The lush greenery around the hotel is wonderful, you would almost feel you were in the jungle. The hotel is about 10 mins walk from Ao Nang, but that is no harm at all, as the town itself is nothing to write home about. The hotel has three pools, though we only got to use them on one morning (see note on weather below!) We had a massage in the hotel which was nice, but dearer than those available in town, even if you add on a good tip. The only thing we didn't care for was the music in the bar - it seems to be a thing in Thai hotels to try to provide Westerners with what they think we want, ie dire western music. There was a live singer in the bar every night, belting out the likes of 'Jingle Bells' to an empty room - we felt sorry for her, it wasn't that she couldn't sing but the choice of music would do your head in. (It was also audible from our balcony, which was a pain). Thai music would have been much nicer and more appropriate, and indeed this was played at breakfast. The staff generally were lovely and very friendly and helpful. There is a good, reasonably priced restaurant, which does quite a good breakfast, though we found better food elsewhere for dinner and only ate in the hotel on our first night - let me recommend the Sala Bua restaurant unconditionally,it does Thai and Italian food and is only a few minutes from Ao Nang/the hotel by tuk tuk (or they will collect and drop you home for free if you ring them in advance). The setting is magical, the staff friendly and the food is outstanding - the best fish I've had in my life! We ate there twice and were only sorry we didn't go there more, but we ended up leaving Krabi after only four of our 7 nights - not the hotel's fault in any way, but due to a freak, out-of-season monsoon that showed no sign of abating and kept us more or less captive in our room... It was such a pity, as everything else was perfect. PS I would agree with exercising caution re tailors - definitely shop around, and beware of pervs who will want to measure you constantly! Best bet is to bring something you like from home and have it copied, that way you'll end up with something you like.
My and my husband stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. We had the most relaxing time. The staff were friendly and the room was cleaned daily. Every afternoon we swam in the swimming pool and the atmosphere were lazy and all my expectations were exceeded. I expected more from the breakfasts but it was still nice. Should we ever visit Krabi again, we will definitely stay at this hotel and I will recommend it to anyone. The location is also great!
We have visited Thailand before but had never been to Krabi. We arrived at the Thai Village Resort and we were greeted by the wonderful Hotel Manager, who explained everything to us. She welcomed us with cold towels and a cooling drink. Our first impression of the Hotel was that, although it was set well back from a beach, we felt that we were in the middle of the jungle. Our rooms were spotless and clean, and we just loved the teak floors, the robes, the slippers, flip flops and the umbrella should it rain (which of course it did)
Our breakfasts were superb, taken in the outdoor restaurant.
We ate at the Hotel pool bar most days, and the food was of a very high standard and very reasonable.
One regret is that we didnt eat at their "special evenings" as the presentation and the food looked absolutely superb.
Most evenings, we ate at the sea front restaurants, which were very very cheap and excellent value for money.
We will return to the Krabi Thai Village, as on our last day I just cried buckets - I just didnt want to leave the place.
Value for money hotel more 3 star than four.
Welcoming hotel with large public area and swim up bar in the pool. Felt a little let down after a great few days in the Landmark, Bangkok as it wasn't quite up to the same standard. The food in the hotel was below average and we ate out whenever possible. The rooms were spotless and the grounds well kept but I would stongly advise you leave valuables in the safe. Another couple and us both 'lost' items from our rooms - only cheap beach towels however it made us feel rather uncomfortable.
Fantastic hotel with 1st class service!!
We stayed at the Krabi Thai Village hotel after 5 hectic days in Bangkok, we
had also arranged to get married within the hotel.
On our arrival we were greated by the hotel manager, who tended to our every need, I feel the service of the staff at this hotel are wonderful and nothing is a problem to them.
Our wedding was far more than what we thought it would be, the flowers were sent from Bangkok and the cake was delicious.
Our whole stay at this hotel was amazing, and we will cherish our stay at this hotel forever.
Its location is good, not too far by tuk-tuk to the beach front, where there are many restaurants and bars at great value.
I recommend the Lavina italian restaurant for cheap good food and head for Planet Ao Nang bar for a great night out!
I cannot wait to return to Krabi for our next holiday.
Beautiful hotel ,excellent service
My family and I stayed at the hotel at Easter 2005, we found this hotel really lovely. The bedrooms were spacious, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decorated. The service is excellent, the staff are so friendly and helpful especially the hotel manager - who went out of her way to help us with a health concern while we were there. The pool is gorgeous and the breakfasts were of a good quality. We used room service which was quick and delicious and also we ate at the poolside which again was value for money and catered for evey taste. Even though it is a liitle set back from the beach a tuk-tuk was about 20pence to ride the short distance to the beach and town. overall we had a brilliant time , my daughter also loved it who is 9 - so its very good for families.
Lovley people, quiet hotel
Travelled to Krabi start of March 05, we stayed at the Krabi Thai Village for 9 nights after 5 nights in Bangkok. Contrary to the press reports, this area is now operating normally.
The hotel is quiet and located a little far away from the main stretch, where many of the restaurants and tourist shops are located (some people may find this a good thing). Plenty of Tuk Tuk's for 20Bht if you don't want the 15 min walk.
The staff in the hotel are first rate, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are well appointed and clean. The television even has HBO for late night films in bed. Breakfast is buffet with the normal Western / Thai options. They run gala dinners each week, which are excellent value and well attended watch the wine as it is taxed at 340% by the govt and hence is expensive.
Some tips, hotel laundry costs compared to the services down the road are extremely high, for the price of two t-shirts you can have all your laundry done elsewhere to an excellent standard. Meals in the hotel are OK, however across the road are a number of excellent small restaurants which offer a better value to quality ratio.
Plenty of activities are available in the local area, suggest you shop around as prices and quality vary. Elephant trekking is excellent - take time out to speak to the people who run this place, as they love their elephants and gave us a grand tour. Be extremely cautious and take your time if you plan to have a suit or shirts made, there are at least 15 tailor - I had a mixed experience with mine, as it is hard to really compare when you are in your shorts and t-shirt.
Visited early 2004 Nice hotel staff are friendly (although pool staff were a bit grumpy on some days).
Room was beautiful and kept clean every day. Was staying B&B breakfasts were ok buffet style best thing was the fresh omellettes. Dont bother visiting Krabi itself of an evening its a bit of a dump, we hired a taxi for a whole day and saw the sites - tiger wat, hot springs (EXCELLENT) in klong tom and crystal springs also took an elephant ride and also a speed boat trip round the nearby islands and beaches for some good snorkelling.
Its a 10 minute walk to the beach which isnt very nice lots of long boats moored and a fair few petrol/diesel fumes courtesy of these; however a long boat to railay beach was worth it.
All in all a nice base for acclimatisation we took it very steady before moving on to Phuket.
Loved the swim up bar
Stayed here for 2 weeks just got back,hotel rooms were lovley and hotel has 3pools and a swim up bartoo which a lot of the other hotels did not have. Restaraunt was nice but not that cheap you find much cheaper in the town.
Great location as you can walk everywhere and there is a massage shop half way up the road which is £4 for 1hour full thai massage.
The only thing I disliked was if it rained there was nothing to do in the hotel apart from watch tv,which is probaly the same in every hotel there.
After taking to lots of people from numerous hotels and people who have been before this hotel the pavillion which is across the road the Pakkassi which is at the bottom of the road or the other thai resort sister hotel get the best recommendations.
The national park sucess didnt please anybody i spoke to and was too far out to walk anywhere.
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Today began with a buffet breakfast in the Krabi Thai Village resort. We than got a taxi ride to Krabi Town which once we found them was full of little shops and cafés though Kerry said it was like a hot Blackpool. We found the Krabi crab statue and investigated the area around the sea front before making our way back to meet the taxi driver who we …
Today we booked an islands speed boat trip visiting some of the more famous attractions that the Andaman sea had to offer. Unfortunately dew to the rough sea conditions we couldn't go to Maya Bay which has a scene from the film the beach. We did however stop off at Bamboo island which some of the photos make it look like we had a deserted paradise …
Kerry had teriyaki chicken for breakfast today in preparation for the cooking class we had booked with Ya whose leaflet describes her as training Gordon Ramsey (though we think that have perhaps just met once). We were picked up from the hotel in a van by Ya herself and taken to her kitchen which was a covered outdoor space which could easily cater …
Today we got in our first long boat and took a trip to Railay beach which we had been told by many friends was a must visit whilst in Krabi. Once on (which was more challenging that you would think) we departed Ao Nang and in less than 30 minutes arrived at Railay beach which was surrounded by high limestone cliffs. Kerry wanted to head straight …
... Asia, not everything is as it seems and taught us a painful lesson. We were aware that nearly every Chanel, North Face, Gucci and Hugo Boss etc were fake... But we didn't expect our suncream to be fake also!!! Clearly labelled as SPF 15 and disguised in a bottle not too dissimilar to 'ambre solaire' we got scorched and toasted until lobster red! Luckily we found some real aftersun which soothed us back to a normal colour over a number of days.