Aonang Villa Resort
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After the flight and the trip to the hotel we were starving. So came the search for awesome Thai food, of which there is no shortage in Krabi. For our inaugural meal in Krabi we visited a lovely restaurant that claims to be the First and Oldest on the beach. It was a quiet, rainy day so we mostly had the entire restaurant to ourselves. The food was …
This was my first time staying in the Aonang Villa Resort in Krabi. I chose it for its convenient location right next to the Beach and in the midst of all the shopping and food on Aonang. Also cause it looked really comfortable for my mum.
We were pleasantly greeted by their lovely front counter staff, all who spoke English very well. …
Usually when I travel i'm happy to just wing it and see where the road takes me. This time however I had my mother and my younger brother along with me and wanted the trip to be as comfortable for them as possible. I still couldn't bring myself to pay the 800 baht the hotel was asking for transfer. It might be worth it if you were a big group but …
So, after a very early check-out we take a taxi to Phayia Thai Station where we catch the sky train to BKK. From BKK we fly Air Asia to Krabi airport from which we take a 30min taxi ride to Ao Nang.
We check in at AoNang Villa and head straight for the beach. The weather is perfect. The sand golden and the water emerald green! There are …
... as it has moved further up the road in opposite direction to the way we were walking & found it but it was closed tonight! So stopped at No.4 street stand which do the **** head Special soups. 100 BHT for 2 soups, you can't go wrong, then went for a few beers in Coconut bar which had live ...
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The Staff were wonderful and spoke English very well. They were helpful and the rooms were very clean and maintained impeccably. The pool is beautiful with a lovely view and ample space. There are baby pools and playgrounds for visitors with small kids. The Breakfast Buffet is an amazing spread with something for everyone.
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After a lot of research we decided to stay at Aonang Villa Resort and we could not have chosen a better place! The resort is situated on the beach (only with a small pedestrian walk way separating the resort from the beach sand. The rooms were comfortable and the service friendly. There is a lovely pool with a bar inside the pool if you want to cool down with a cold one in your hand. The hotel offers spa treatments at very good prices and can also organise tours from the front desk.
The busy part of the village where all the restaurants and markets are, are about 100m down the walkway and quaint beach restaurant and a whole lot of beach massage "huts" are about 100m in the other direction down the beach.
We had a room with a sea and pool view. It's definitely one of the best located resorts in the village and would recommend it to all!
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We stayed in the Ao Nang Villa over Christmas and New Year after a couple of days in the Shangri-La in Bangkok. I must say this did spoil us a bit and I remember thinking the room was a little basic when we arrived in Krabi, but then I remember arriving the year before thinking how lovely the room was, so it was definitely the Sangri-La spoling us!
We stayed at Ao Nang villa on arrival in Thailand. It was our first stop after flying from London to Bangkok and Bangkok to Krabi. We were so relieved to have picked such a lovely resort. The location is excellent (much better than I had thought from their website). It is right on the beach (which isn't great from a bathing view but is pleasant to look at). The restaurant looks over the beach and the breakfast was of a high quality with a broad selection of foods to suit a variety of nationalities. We ate at the restaurant one night; sitting on the lawn under fairy lights, listening to a live band singing western classics (a little flatly). We would recommend eating there one night for the ambience and the excellent, attentive service and the perfectly acceptable food Mostly the staff was helpful and warm with the only exception of the receptionists who were a little abrupt. Partly I think this was because of their poor English (though it was far superior to our Thai) and partly because they are so busy and the resort is so popular that they don't have to make much of an effort. There were very few Brits staying at the hotel (which we considered a good thing); it seems very popular with Scandinavians who appeared to have travelled with Thompson group although there was little evidence of organised tours etc. Our bedroom was very pleasant although we had to walk a somewhat smelly route around the back of the hotel to reach our "garden view" deluxe. The room was however very clean - although without the tea/coffee facilities which were of no concern to us. Also there were no robes but this also wasn't a problem. Other slight criticisms were that there was no double bed and a very slightly musty smell on entering the room because the air condition switches off when the room isn't in use. We would definitely return to the Ao Nang Villa and in fact, attempted to do so later on in the holiday but it was fully booked. We had a lovely time, lazing around their two pools, walking around the tasteful complex and gaining very easy access to the beach and main tourist areas. My criticisms are really just nit-picks not serious concerns.
More like blackpool
My parter and i spent 3 weeks travelling around krabi and trang and i am thankful we only spent one night in ao nang and this hotel. There is nothing awful about this place but i felt like i was in a travelodge in blackpool than in stunning thailand
I have just returned from a 4 night break at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and the hotel facilites are good with 2 pools and a poolside bar, a couple of restaurants and spa. We stayed in a Superior room which overlooked the pool. The room was large and nicely decorated, there was no tea/coffee facilites but we didnt find it a problem. The location of the hotel was perfect, right on Ao Nang beach, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. An enjoyable stay, definitely recommended.
Great value and service at Ao Nang Villa Resort
We spent 3 nights at the Ao Nanag Villa Resort in October 2005, and we wish we would have planned to stay longer. The service was outstanding and the rooms exceeded expectations. We had a deluxe room located along side the pool, and it was awesome. The location of the hotel makes it easy to walk to the beach and for shopping.
well, i just came back from krabi. stayed at aonang villa. overall, it's average to me. But the environment is peaceful and quiet. The room is big & spacious. But a pity the bed mattresses were too hard for me, so hard that i got back ache the next day, (prob i'm just not used to it..) A bit of a problem cos they dun have electric kettle in the room (for you to boil some hot water to brew hot coffee/tea any time u wan). So far, the resorts I've been to, provided these in the rooms, so i'm pretty surprised this time at this exception. I was glad they provided one at my request, but i returned back after one use. The water was filled with white particles coming off from the inside of the kettle, that i decided to give up using it. :( But i must give credit to the staff who were ever so patient to bring hotwater for me every night when i ask for it. Most rooms comes with twin sharing beds, very few have double beds. when my husband and I ask for double bed, they couldn't give us and they have to send staff to shift the furniture to combine the two single beds to a "look alike" double bed! Breakfast is alright, but we had most of our meals outside along aonang beach cos it;s cheaper at the restaurants along the beach, and good thai food! That's prob the only good part about staying at Aonang villa - its central accessibility to the nearby shops, restaurants, pubs and the beach (though im really disappointed with the beach at aonang.. u won't wanna even sun bath there on the beach.. overall, an average villa if you are talking about their facilities, but worthconsidering if u are looking for a resort that is accessible to the nearby shops and facilities within minutes walk, provides patient and helpful service, nice environment & friendly staff. :O)
We stayed at the Ao Nang Villa Resort in 2004 and 2005 and hopefully will be going back again in 2006. A lovely relaxing place to stay with very friendly hotel staff and excellent accommodation. At night we loved walking along the sea front looking at the shops and restaurants and choosing somewhere different each night to eat. We have are own 'special bench' which is our special place to sit at the end of the day watching the longtail boats taking late night visitors across to the islands. It is very difficult to explain how quiet and friendly Ao Nang is but if you get a chance to visit do go and see for yourselves. My partner and I both work long hours so to be able to stay in a good hotel with really helpful staff and enjoy such beautiful surroundings was the best holiday tonic anyone could ask for. See you in March 2006 at Ao Nang Villa Resort. ERIC AND FLO.
Excellent Just Like Mr Chan said
Two of our tour groups selected Aonang Villa at the recommendation of Mr. William Chan's review.
Everyone was impressed. It is a wonderful hotel, good service and great room.
Just like our fellow countryman, Mr. Chan said. Thanks.
From the point of reservation, welcoming, check in to the actual in house stay, it has been great and fantastic!
This hotel was a great surprise - we were expecting something a little less luxurious, but when we arrived late at night, in the pitch black we found a big, gorgeous room, a mini bar with cold Thai beer after long and hot transfer from Bangkok, and from sitting on our balcony we could hear the waves lapping at the shore.