Krabi Thai Village Resort
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The last few days have been so so amazing. We are staying on Krabi, which has great access to tons islands for about 100 baht each way by long tail boat. That's just over $1. After the rain settled we went to Railay Beach and the smaller Phra Nang beach the next day. We spent the last two days drinking frozen cocktails, floating in the jade green …
... truly, this should be recorded as an accolade.
Classic Chinese thin fish soup (the soup was thin, not the fish) followed by endless supplies of mildly spiced Thai noodle dishes.
For the less adventurous there was an Indo Chinese version of Spaghetti Bolognese available. Many of the Europeans made straight for this which we found slightly perplexing. The Thai food is, without exception, tasty no matter how humble the kitchen. All of this ...
... to do for Christmas.
In the afternoon we go to the other beach in Ao Nang, we take a motor bike tuk, tuk there, which is actually fine, far better than the tuk, tuk in Bangkok that we once took!
The beach is quiet but there is a bit more rubbish on it. Just as we sit down, it starts to rain! We ignore it ...
... night was wonderful for me, because I got to meet up with one of my college roommates, Rockell. She is currently traveling the globe with her friend, Nicole, and the girls met up with us for dinner in Chiang Mai. It was so nice to chat and reconnect and it felt surreal to have a friend on this side of the globe with me.
After visiting Elephant Nature Park with friends back in July, I knew it ...
... time for Sandra by the pool and a Thai Massage for Emma. Although Emma is more than used to having different types of massage, it was still a surprise to see the male masseur stand on her back and walk up and down it! We then had lunch and walked along the beach for the last time before heading back to the hotel.
We then had a meal ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Krabi Thai Village Resort Ao Nang
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.
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)
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.
We stayed at the Krabi Thai Village hotel after 5 hectic days in Bangkok, we
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.
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.
Visited early 2004 Nice hotel staff are friendly (although pool staff were a bit grumpy on some days).