Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
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This week we were in Krabi - a beach week in the South of Thailand. Krabi was a fantastically relaxing week. It started with a real treat, with the hotel upgrading us to a beautiful suite (almost the size of our whole apartment in Chicago! ) and placing a bottle of champagne in our room on ice for when we arrived (Bryony had told them this was our …
We hired a taxi to take us from Khao Lak to Krabi. Just under 2 hours drive. It was a beautiful trip that we would do again. the scenery was unbelievable. We were staying just outside of town of Ao Nang. Larger than Khao Lak it was a nice change. A little more to do......a little more excitement. Really liked Ao Nang. Lots of street vendors selling …
Krabi is a region on the southwest coast of Thailand on the Andaman Sea. To get there from Ko Tao on the east coast I first took a 5 hour ferry ride to Surat Thani and then a 2 hour mini-van ride across the skinny southern part of the country to reach Krabi Town. I spent the night in Krabi Town and in the morning I took a long tail for 30 minute …
... this wasn't the case. The Thai owner of the adjoining guesthouse came to open up and we explained to him our situation and he kindly rang the company for us and found out that they had had a problem with some customers on a previous pick up and the van was 5 minutes away. We were picked up at 7:15 and headed with 4 other people in the van to the bigger bus to take us to the port. The man drove like a nutter. We were glad when we reached our stop but ...
... soon appeared, trailing the first slightly.
Yet, with a sudden move, one creature bypassed our established arrangement, turning sharply upwards and swimming directly at me. My heart in my throat, I backpedaled instinctively. In that instant, the shark shattered my illusion that, in going on this snorkeling trip, I'd temporarily escaped that central burden, and central delight, of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort Nong Thale
Best holiday ever!!
I went Sept 22nd 2004 had wonderful time. Staff and managment some of the best I've witnessed. Rooms were very spacious with lots of closet space. Sorry about UK report I found complete opposite! I've travelled to many places but not the Uk, Looking forward to seeing their spacious rooms one day!!!
We loved our stay here. The hotel is beautiful, the people are friendly and caring and there is room to move around the resort without being crowded. The pool is beautiful and the beach even better. The tour desk was very helpful booking our outings. Breakfasts were delicious and our one dinner at the hotel was terrific. I recommend this hotel to anyone.
World class resort
Although a bit hard to find, since this part of Thailand is not overly developed and resorts are not well sign posted, this resort exceeds all your expectations. It's positioned in the middle of a mangrove area without making any compromise to it. I can say a lot about the food, the staff, the facilities, but that does not add anything those are all as can be expected perfect. The biggest virtue that Krabi offers is the possibility of a freshly brewed cup of coffee at your room at 06:30 am, stroll through the mangrove using the concrete steps and enjoy the combination of a deserted beach, rocky isles, small barks, shells and sea gipsies. Truely beautifull and unseen anywhere else. Paradise for at least an hour.
I defy anyone who gives this hotel a bad review!! I've just returned from a 7 night stay in this fabulous hotel. The location is excellent, completely unspoilt. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Although I was initially disappointed by the view from the room - trees with no view of the beach, once I read the blurb in the room which explains that the hotel is built to conserve the mangrove, I quickly forgave this. The rooms are plenty big enough and are bright and modern. The only criticism I had of the room was that the mattress was a little on the firm side!
Totally agree with the previous post
The previous poster really hit the nail on the head with their review. Much more laid back than Phuket, we really enjoyed our time there. Great place if you like crabs, we saw about 10 different varieties on the beach and the hotel grounds. Also great for collecting pieces of coral and small shells
Stayed 2 nights at the Sheraton. We really loved the hotel. When traveling in Thailand, hotel quality is so hit-or-miss, and it's nice to stay in a comfortable hotel when so far away from home.
Little bit of heaven (for a few days!)
The rating of this place really depends on what you're looking for.....we stayed here for 5 days rest and relaxation after 3 weeks travelling around Bangkok, Chang Mai and Phuket and couldn't have picked a better spot. Not the place to go if you're after nightlife and it is a good 30mins to Krabi itself, but if you're looking for somewhere to relax this is a great place. Nice pool, beach and room and we found the staff to be very attentive - especially Tipmas in the Martini Bar. Restaurant prices a bit expensive - but there is an excellent local Thai restaurant across the road serving fantastic food for next to nothing. For a few days this was great but for a longer stay I suspect you may get a bit bored as there is not much going on in the immediate vacinity!
Sheraton - Not as good as the usual standards
We always book Sheraton hotels and came to Krabi as there was brand new Sheraton, we were very disappointed, the staff seemed very uninterested, the resort was massive, we would have had to get a cart to take us to the pool, our view from our room was trees, trees and more trees. The room was very clean and tidy and very nice from the inside but was like barracks from the outside.
We had booked for 2 weeks, we stayed one night and moved to a fantastic hotel further along the road. The staff didn't even ask why we were moving. Not good value for money as the rooms were quite expensive.
Stayed with 3 friends in 2 Zen connecting rooms for 5 nights.
Spacious, contemporary design room with comfortable mattress and firm pillow.
Great fun aerobic thai boxing classes.
Lovely baby elephant RARA entertaining the guests daily at 9am.
Excellent food. Reasonable price for 4-5 star hotel.
Perfect pool beach view. Although the pool is too shallow and the water was heated before noon.
Landscaping was so so.
Convenient shuttles to town center and nearby beach.
Cramped and unwelcoming
A very disappointing stay. Rooms were cramped, little storge space. Restaurants on the resort were vastly overpriced and management were unhelpful.