The Cliff Ao Nang Resort
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We woke up in Penang at 4 AM to begin what would be a very long, very bumpy journey.
At Kent's (Kent manages the Penang guesthouse at which we were staying) well meaning …
Day 47 - Ya's cookery school today, am really looking forward to doing this. We finally get picked up after a misunderstanding with the booking and Ya is in the van waiting. We get taken to the school and we find out there is only us two in the morning but 22 in the afternoon!
Ya has been cooking for 30 years and has even shown Gordon …
Day 46 - Today we take it easy after our early start yesterday and sit by the pool, oh and do a bit more planning! We seem to do a lot of this!! At heart Mark and I are definitely planners but we don't have a round the world ticket booked, essentially we are making this up as we go. I keep thinking I have no idea what we are going to do for …
Day 45 - Today we go to meet Peter and Jenny on Koh Phi Phi. It's an early start as we are getting picked up to get to the ferry. I think we are doing the unusual thing of getting a return ticket, it seems most people go on from Phi Phi. The ferry is a two hour trip and it's air conditioned, thank goodness. Peter told us about a ferry that sank …
Day 44 - Pool day today, lots of planning, working out our money and looking at hotels for when our parents come out. I'm really chuffed that both sets are coming out, its brilliant!!
We relax into the heat, sitting by the pool side under the umbrellas. We grab lunch at the hotel, also by the pool side, 200 BHT (£4), for some noodles and …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Cliff Ao Nang Resort
this hotel was a little slice of heaven. very friendly staff, amazing accomodations.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Cliff Ao Nang Resort
Nice one indeed
What a cracking little place this is. Stayed 2 nights in the suite as part of our honeymoon - a gorgeous room. They chucked a massage and a dinner into the package, both of which were top notch. Apart from the room, the other big pluses were:
1. The owner (Bandid). It's so nice to see someone take such pride in his hotel. From reviewing the DVD's (free to borrow) to organising a birthday cake and sing song for my wife, he's got a nice touch.
2. The food. Anywhere that proclaims to have the best food in Thailand has got wome serious ego to fill. Funnily enough it 's still the best we've tried. It is seriously good nosh and a very chilled out restaurant overlooking the pool.
3. Location. It's much better to be up on the hill than down in benidorm! If you must be right on the beach you'l be disappointed here. The beach in Krabi isn't the best anyway though, better to stay here and catch a boat to rey-ley or Phra-Nang beach than stay on the strip.
All in all a classy little hotel, with a lovely atmosphere. Well recommended.
The most lovely holiday hotel I'd ever gone to
Most of the people in Belgium were scared to go to Thailand, we were not and went to Thailand from 18th july till 2 august.
It was the most beautiful journey we have ever made in all the years we went on vacation.
Especially de hotel we stayed in "The Cliff Ao Nang Resort". A very cosy hotel, if you love nature and you need rest, go to The Cliff. Everything is perfect, the food is very good, the people are very kind and friendly.
If you want informations about trips, they can help you with everything, the bedrooms are clean, if you like something special, The Cliff is, the bathroom is outside surrounding with palmtrees and small tropical plants, very special.
I recommand all the people who want to go: don't be afraid go to Thailand, the people need you there, and when you go, go to "The Cliff" you won't regret it.
Where to Stay in Krabi
We discovered The Cliff Resort on a recent trip to Krabi. It is a great place to relax. The resort is Boutique Thai Style, is well maintained and has friendly staff. The rooms are clean, tastefully designed and have a very comfortable bed. The outdoor bathroom and gardens were lovely, as was the swimming pool. We really enjoyed the food in the restaurant and having breakfast delivered to our room each morning. The resort is about 7 minutes easy downhill walk to the seafront and if you don't fancy walking, it is easy to get a local taxi for 20 Baht a ride. We are happy to recommend a stay at The Cliff, though it is probably more suited to couples than a family holiday. We intend to return sometime soon.
Small paradise resort with overwhelmingly friendly staff. Best suited for a honey moon. Highly recommendable!
Perfect Thai Hospitality
We stayed in the Cliff for 3 nights in May 2005. Although we were faced with bad monsoon weather (typical of Krabi at low season), the hospitality of the staff at The Cliff was the sunshine we had everyday.
The staff is extremely helpful and senstitive to our needs. As we were travelling with an active 2yr old, the room was a little small for 3 people (a baby cot is completely impossible). However, the staff made up for this, by allowing us to constantly take our rather messy private meals in their dining hall, making us feel very at home. Mr Bandid the operations manager was especially kind, to help settle my (urban) nerves with regard to a resident lizard in my room, that was keeping me awake at night with its 'clicking'.
The Cliff is a romantic setting for couples. Although the price is a little on the high side, with regard to the size of its room, still, the thai hospitality makes up for it.
Lush, luxurious and a bit of heaven
Our visit to The Cliff is one of those special memories you know you will carry for the rest of your life. Excellent service and very friendly staff who will do anything in their power to help you and make sure you are happy. The food was out of this world and just kept coming and coming. Nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the Suite which has an enormous bathroom and was beautifully laid out in every way, surrounded by its own fish filled pool. Stunning! Ideal for couples and honeymooners! Treat yourselves - you wont regret it.
One of the finest "Boutique" hotels in Thailand.
Khun Jood - the hotel's owner - believes in protecting the environment, and hence the hotel has been built with conservation in mind.
The hotel is designed in the ancient "Chaiya" Thai style. The materials used on the main buildings have all been reclaimed from various parts of the country.
Even the swimming pool does not use chlorine but a ozone friendly cleaning system.
Step into the foyer of the hotel and immediately you feel as if the whole world has gone silent. At the reception you will see many inscriptions from previous visitors extolling the beauty & tranquility of the resort.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and have all the comforts of home.
Each room has a unique "Outside " inside bathroom with shower. When you are having your shower, it reminds you of being in the forest.!!!! Khun Jood said that the idea came from his younger memories of running through the forest during the rainy seasons on his way home from school. A totally unique experience. !!!
Breakfast is served on the veranda outside your bedroom, if it's raining, then it's served in the main restaurant.
The hotel staff are the most courteous and friendly people I have ever met.
Nothing is too much trouble for them.
In fact after a while, you feel as if you are a member of the family and not a guest. Whenever you meet the staff you are greeted with the traditional thai "Wai".
On a morning you will even get a personal weather forecast from Khun Bandid - the Operations Manager. If this is not service, then I don't know what is.
On an evening, we took dinner in the elevated restaurant. The food was delicious, later we found that the chef is one of the best in Southern Thailand.
Once you have had the "Cliff " experience you will want to go back again and again, just like we intend to do.
An unforgettable stay! highly recomended!!
The place is just wounderful, it is a really a special place to stay, the architeture, bathrooms, service.....and definitively the treat of the staff makes of this it a very charmig hotel!! I'm loking forward to come back soon! pleas don0't miss the restaurant of the hotel!!! it is just great, best restaurant in Ao Nang!!!
Loved The Cliff
We stayed at the Cliff in 11/04 and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are a little small, but very clean. The A/C works REALLY well. They have an outdoor-like bathroom which was really nice. The bathroom had a roof, so it was sheltered, but the walls only went up to about 7ft high and was open from there to the roof...which, i didn't mind. The hotel is situated in front of one of those scenic limestone cliffs, which makes a beatiful backdrop. We did not have any view from our room though. There's an infinity pool and a great deck that gives you that great view of The Cliff. The complimentary breakfast is very good, which you enjoy outside your room; this is nice, except I'm paranoid of bees and a bunch of them will try to share your breakfast with you. A nice alternative may be to have breakfast in the dining area instead of outside your room. The cliff is a 5-10 min walk from the beach/main street, but there are plenty of shops and restaurants along the way to make it not seem so far...and the taxi/tuktuks "swarm like sharks" to ask you if you'd like a ride for 20 bhat/person. The staff is simply wonderful. They ALWAYS went above and beyond to help. We were having trouble finding accommodations at our next stop (Bangkok...EVERYTHING was FULLY booked)...they actually stayed late and helped us call over 20 hotels there and found us very nice accommodations, too! They were the only place we stayed that had that overly friendly and helpful Thai spirit I read/heard about. I highly recommend this hotel.