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Krabi La Playa Resort
Ranked #21 of 110 Hotels in Ao Nang
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Good points:
- Location. Ao Nang is the main resort in Krabi, and the main road (facing Ao Nang beach) is where all the shops, restaurants, pharmacies, bars, tour agents, etc. are so you're within easy reach of everything! The hotel itself is just a 2 minute walk from this main road, so you're close enough to everything yet when you're lying by the pool it's incredibly peaceful, you can't hear any noise from the roads etc. All the tours (eg. island hopping trips etc.) leave from really nearby too.
- The pool. From what we saw of other hotels in and around the area, ours was by far the biggest! Cleaned everyday, lovely and refreshing, and a really peaceful area. There's also a pool bar (which was unfortunately being renovated during our stay) which looks like it would be great too!
- The staff. Their English is limited (but they're in Thailand, so why should they have to speak English!) but they're all really friendly and helpful. One waiter made a point of coming over to our table every morning at breakfast and telling us he hoped we enjoyed our breakfast.
- The rooms. Our room was on the second floor, over-looking the pool. The rooms are big, basic but perfectly fine, and clean. One thing I would say is that they aren't cleaned very thoroughly - they come in and change the beds and towels, and clean the bathroom etc. but I'm not convinced the floors are mopped or the surfaces wiped or anything like that. Not that it really matters! Housekeeping staff are all really smiley and polite if you ever walk past them in the corridors etc.
- The hotel seemed to suit everyone...there were groups of friends, couples, families, etc.
- The whole stay was perfectly enjoyable. Check in was easy, we didn't have any problems, nothing was lost or stolen, etc. and the hotel looks pretty much exactly as it does in photos...which is often not the case with hotels!

'Bad' points:
- The breakfast is fairly basic and didn't really change during our two-week stay. There is orange juice, pineapple juice, tea, coffee, milk, water, fresh fruit (usually just watermelon and pineapple), a choice of eggs/omlettes which are cooked in front of you, chicken ham, chicken sausages, soup, either rice or noodles, potatoes, and various little muffins/pastries. There's nothing wrong with it though, as long as you're not expecting a massive 5* hotel style buffet! Alternatively, we noticed that lots of the restaurants offer breakfast too.
- We travelled in low season (May-November) and arrived in the middle of a week of torrential rain. This is obviously not a fault of the hotel's, but something to consider! We asked at reception if there was anything to do, and they basically said no (as all the boat trips etc. can't run in the storms) so we got a bit worried! Fortunately the weather cleared up and for the last ten days of our two week trip we had beautiful weather. Also, the roof on the pool bar had been destroyed in the storms so they were rebuilding it while we were there (it wasn't a disturbance, just a shame to not have use of the bar!)

Tips:
- Don't go all-inclusive! There are heaps and heaps of restaurants along the main road serving absolutely everything (American, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Swedish, seafood, etc.) at varying prices. During low season, lots of the restaurants offer discounts. Almost all of the Italian restaurants do a big bowl of pasta or a 33cm diameter pizza for 140 baht (which is under £3)...lots of other restaurants did half-price cocktails and beers, and took 20% of your food bill, etc. There are also lots of road-side stalls which are super cheap and really nice...one night we had two fresh fruit smoothies, two burgers and four pancakes for about £2.50. Gringo's is a great Mexican place - a really friendly and helpful Australian guy runs the place, their portions are big, and their dacquiris (in over 20 flavours) are amazing!
- I lived in Asia for about 10 years, so I'm really used to bargaining in all the markets and shops...I'm not sure why, but in Krabi the shop owners are completely disinterested. They'll tell you the price of something, and then their final price, before you've even asked...and when you try to bargain they just say no. All the usual tricks (pretending to walk out, saying you've seen it cheaper elsewhere, genuinely going to look for it elsewhere) are a waste of time...we gave up pretty quickly!
- Railay! Railay is another area where there are lots of hotels, but it's only accessible by boat, which is why we opted for a hotel on the mainland. Phra Nang beach and Phra Nang cave are on the 'island', so it features in lots of island hopping tours...we personally wouldn't recommend the 4 island or 5 island tours (especially not in high season as the prices double, and aren't really worth what they cost in low season!) as you stop at Phra Nang beach and Phra Nang cave for about an hour, and the rest of the time you just stop and look at nearby islands which are quite underwhelming apparently! We took a long-tail boat to Railay instead, and paid 200 baht (£4) each for a return ticket...we left in the morning and came back at about 3 in the afternoon...this option is much cheaper, gives you much more freedom since you're not on a tour, and is really simple! The long tail boat men won't leave until they have 8 people in their boats (unless you want to pay the equivalent) so you might have to wait a bit sometimes in low season, but we were lucky and didn't have to. Phra Nang cave has an ancient Buddhist shrine - one of the few left in the world - and Phra Nang beach was our favourite beach of the whole trip. It's absolutely beautiful, and so quiet in low season! So stunning, and so worth a visit!
- We went on a trip to Koh Phi Phi, which was great, but in high season when the price doubles might not quite be worth it...worth pointing out also that Maya Beach (where 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed) is thoroughly underwhelming! The actual beach is tiny, absolutely rammed with people (I can't even begin to imagine what it's like in high season) and it's impossible to take a photo without either people or a speed boat in the background! There are plenty of trips to go on and plenty of things to do in the area, so I wouldn't recommend centering your stay on a trip to Maya Beach! We only stopped there for half an hour on our tour, and that was more than enough!

Feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions about the hotel or the area!

Room Tip: The rooms furthest away from the lobby had the nicest view!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights recently on our trip around Thailand after finding it on Lastminute.com.
We were very very happy with this hotel. The room was excellent with a massive bed, large bathroom and large balcony.
The staff were excellent, the only slight issue was the pool bar man took about 10 minutes to work out our bill for 1 beer and 1 breezer! I wasn't in any rush though so it was more funny than anything!!!!
The highlight of our time in Krabi was a monkey called Lulu which was on the main beach road on both nights, he is gorgeous.

Room Tip: Although we weren't in one, the pool access rooms look very good...
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We had a lovely holiday in a fantastic resort, in a wonderful hotel. It is good value for money, service is fantastic, pools lovely and breakfast was amazing.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

we have just returned from 10 nights in this hotel.we had a pool and jacuzzi access room which was very nice,modern and well kept.we made full use of the pool access it was great.definately recommended.
the hotel was in great location,all shops and restaurants are within easy reach.
unfortunately the breakfast wasnt brilliant but not that bad it should put you off going.
the beach was within easy reach but about 20minute walk and there are no sun loungers on it.
we did the trip to tiger cave temple,and emerald pool and hot springs had brilliant day.we tried to go up the 1200 steps to the temple we only made it to 350 steps the humidity was so high and it was very hard work maybe do some training before hand.ha!
overall we had a great holiday!

Room Tip: they gave us a 5floor deluxe room but we just asked (nicely) when we arrived if we could have a pool...
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed this hotel in June 2012. This is a very nice hotel with peacuful location. It's not too near the beach street, but at the same time the distance to the Ao Nang beach and restaurants over there, is short enough to walk by. There is also a tourist information and supermarket next to the hotel. The hotel staff is very friendly, as Thais usually are, but unfortunately they are poor in English.

Our room was in the 2nd floor. There are pool side rooms in the 1st floor as well. You can get to pool directly from those rooms. However, in my opinion, they are a bit too pricy compared to the added value of direct pool access.

June was not anymore high season, so there weren't many guests in the hotel. Therefore, it was easy to get a sunbed if we were at the pool. Otherwise, the pool area seemed a bit too small for a hotel that sized. Also, during the peak hours, it was sometimes difficult to get a table from the hotel restaurant in the morning. The restaurant offered good food and cocktails. Happy hour at 5 pm - 6pm.

The hotel has also a good, free WiFi service in the poolside area and in the lounge. If your room has a view on the pool area, you're able to use your WiFi device from the balcony.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view on the pool area to access WiFi from your balcony.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Krabi La Playa Resort

Address: 143 Moo 3 Tambol Ao Nang | Amphur Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Ao Nang
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
#16 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range: ₹ 2,932 - ₹ 12,511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Krabi La Playa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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