Ao Nang is surprisingly expensive when it comes to accommodation. I chose Phranang Place because it came recommended as a "value" option on a Krabi information website.
As mentioned in the previous post, the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the beach, but on a positive note, one of THE BEST family Thai restaurants is located right across the road from this hotel. Great food - I ate there just about every night.
I chose a Mountain View room. The room itself was "quaintly" furnished, with some pretty tired-looking furniture and worn carpet. And the cleanliness of the room was a bit below the standards I had enjoyed elsewhere in Thailand. To get to my room I had to walk up 2-3 flights of steep, external (outside) stairs - which got quite slippery in the rain. The view is non-existent - just the side of the mountain about 10 metres away. The breakfast was very basic, but that didn't bother me. In summary, this hotel is simply somewhere to leave your bags, have a shower, and sleep at night. Luxury rating = 1 out of 10.
The staff here were friendly and competent, and spoke English to an okay standard. Reception seemed to close pretty early at night - around 7pm. After that, there is a night-time guard. If you're travelling alone, the hotel is "guest friendly" if that is your thing.
Not sure I would stay here again. Would probably want somewhere closer to the beach, and for this price (~1400B/night) I am used to better than this in Thailand. But as I said, Ao Nang isn't cheap. But it is a wonderful relaxing place to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Mini Hotel in Aonang! Situated on the main road of Ao Phranang ( Ao Nang ) , the Phranang Place is an ideal base for visitors who wish to relax and enjoy their holidays in quiet surroundings but within walking distance to the beach and the shopping and entertainment offered at Ao Phranang ( Ao Nang ) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phranang Place Krabi/Ao Nang