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Scandinavian Residence
278 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #34 of 91 Ao Nang B&B and Inns
Singapore
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Accomodation was cheap and it was 5-8minutes from the Ao Nang town. We had the basic amenities, and there was no air-conditioning but it was alright for the 3 of us. The owner was really friendly too! Recommended us a cocktail specially made for us. There was a pool table free to use too! Just keep getting bitten by the mosquitoes but nothing we could not handle!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoesHansen, Manager at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Nora
Thank you very much for the nice review of our guest house. Hope to see you again next time.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oudenaarde, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were here in July, not the best season of course. Everything in the room felt very humid, the sheet on the bed felt clammy and a number of them had old stains. Bathroom very outdated. This must have been a place where the hippies used to gather in the 70's. It was nice to have the bar, a place to meet other people but that's the only positive I can think of about this place. Sorry, I can't recommend you the Scandinavian Residence.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoesHansen, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to make this revue !
We are offering swimming pool, bar, restaurant, rooms with pool- and garden view, 100 channel cable TV, FREE high speed Wi-Fi, A/C rooms only , Pool table, fridge in all rooms - at VERY modest prices.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have just spend 4 weeks and it was the 3rd time during the last 4 years. It is a little nice hotel about 2 km from Ao Nang beach but with a bike it is not a problem to get around. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. The ownercouple are very friendly and helpful but the staff only speak thai. The rooms are nice and are cleaned every day and the have nice beds to.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoesHansen, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to make a review of our hotel. Staff and I are very happy that you had a good time here even this year. Most Thai people do not speak English, but we try to always have at least one English speaking person in the reception to answer all your questions, if it's your first time in Ao Nang or if you have any problems of any kind. The receptionist also will help you with all the logistics, helping to get you where you want and taxi, busses, long tail boat trips, local tours, you name it....
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Nakhon Si Thammarat
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

During the last 4 years, our family have stayed several times at this guesthouse. The perfect place for us. Quiet surroundings but still only 2 km's from the Ao Nang beach and all the action.
Easy transportation with the songthaews passing right outside the hotel every five or ten minutes. Very kind and helpful staff will help you with all your needs, whether it's tours, transportation, motorbike rental, whatever. The owners are a Danish or Swedish man and his Thai wife, always available and helpful. During the years we have seen Ao Nang growing, so that you now have very good Thai restaurants, 7/11 and the big local market a few 100 metres away. We really enjoy the tropical garden with its hundreds of orchids and well grown palm trees surrounding the always perfectly clean swimming pool. Rooms are not too big, but a good size for a couple, terrace with a view to the garden and pool. Good breakfast and exellent danish ''smorrebrod''
Only we miss the Thai food on the menu, but on the other hand you can get it from the small cosy Thai restaurants right outside the resort. We will keep coming back....

Room Tip: Rooms on the 1st. floor opening directly to the garden and pool area
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoesHansen, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hans P. - Thank you for the nice words . We will also in the future do all we can to give our guests a pleasant and memorable stay
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Oslo, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Clean rooms, but not vert Nice. The bed was horrible. OK location, but not the best. About 2km from town. Quite place, no noise at night. The staff was friendly, but not so good at speaking english. I would rather stay somewhere else next time in Ao Nang.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoesHansen, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hanna G. Thank you for the review. The mattresses has been changed - I agree, there has been a problem with them in some of the rooms, but it's cleared now.
We always have at least one English speaking person in our reception. Kitchen- and cleaning staff generally do not speak English.
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Vellberg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I spent 2 weeks in the scandinavian residence with my spouse and we liked it a lot.

The ownercouple and the stuff are very friendly and helpful, roomes are clean, spacious and are cleaned every day. In the room there was a wardrobe for all our stuff, a big shelve, tv, a small fridge and a writing desk, which we found very helpful for writing our mails and sorting out the photos on the computer. aircon was working very smoothly, so it didnt disturb us at all. We found the beds very comfortable, no problems at all! when you want to sleep in, breakfast is served all day long.

I particullary liked the little terrasse right in front of the room (which was for our private use only) and the beautiful view over the tropical garden.It always gave me the feeling to be in a little oasis. the clean swimmingpool gave refreshment, when you needed a "cooldown".

The hotel is a bit outside from the ao nang center, that makes it much calmer than in a centresituated place. When you hire a motorscooter, no problem at all. But even without scooter you can stop a bhat-taxi right in front of the hotel, which brings you for 20 bhat (50 Euro-cents) to the beach and ao nang center. but you even could walk down, takes you about 30, 40 minutes. But when you want to go out for a meal, you dont need to go down the whole way, there a lots of restaurants along the street down.The first bit you just walk on the little sidestripe, we never found it difficult to walk there. Then soon you come to the road, which leads you to the beach and the centre, there are pedestrianpavements.

right opposite the hotel is a little supermarket, you can get all the little things you might need.

There are lots of things, you can do in ao nang. I loved the beachscenerie and the many little shops, you can stroll through. The hotel offers the organisation of various excursions. And if you hire a scooter, I would recommend, just ride around to explore the aerea, you`ll find beautiful remote spots.

and a hint for those, who love a glas of whine : try the read housewhine, its delicious.

Room Tip: there are rooms on the groundfloor and rooms on the first floor. groundfloorrooms with private terr...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoes, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Hello Jutta
Thank you very much for taking your time to make a review of our hotel.
We are very happy, that you enjoyed your stay at the Scandinavian Residence and that everything was working out well for you.
As you pointed out amongst other things, the area around the hotel is getting more inhabited, so that we now have a minimart and several authentic Thai restaurants very close, serving good Thai food at very modest prices.
Another positive thing is the Baht busses passing right outside the hotel entrance, taking only 5 minutes to the Ao Nang Beachfront for Baht 20 and to Krabi town for 70 Baht.
Sleeping quality has been improved considerably after we recently changed mattresses in all the rooms.
We all wish you a continued wonderful holiday and hope to seeing you again..You are warm welcome.
Warm regards
Steen
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My friend from Denmark stayed here for a few nights and I visited a few times.
It was a nice place and nice rooms and overall a nice experience for me.

Just until I went to the restaurant with my friend and ordered 2 danish drinks named "snaps"...
Then I got the bill which said 400 THB for 2 drinks!!! What!!??
OK, the drinks vere large, but heck man, this is almost 300% more expensive than I pay for a similar "snaps" in any other Scandinacian restaurant!

When I looked at the bill and told the waitress "WOW, that was bloody expensive!" she just looked at me and laughed like it was funny!

I told my friend: "I will never come back here!"

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SteenBoes, Owner at Scandinavian Residence, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Hi Christian
Thank you for your review, even if you never stayed at our hotel. I suppose that your friend supplied you with the information about the rooms , sleeping quality, and more, things that you yourself could not possibly know about, but I don't know. At least he seemed very happy when staying here.
As you mentioned. A good Danish original snaps measuring 10 cl is not cheap. It's 2,5 x 1 normal shot, and accordingly the price goes up. Don't have to be a nuclear scientist to figure out that.
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Address: 278 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run guesthouse, located in quiet surroundings, 2,3 km. from The Ao Nang Beach. Plenty of Thai restaurants and food stalls in walking distance. In high season songtaews are passing every 5 - 10 minutes right outside the hotel to Krabi Town and the beach. Swimming pool, tropical garden, games room, bar, restaurant. All 11 A/C rooms have separate toilet and shower with hot and cold water, terrace or balcony facing the pool and garden area. Cable TV with 60 international channels, Air condition or fan, single beds or double beds. Free WI-FI.The 3 fan rooms have the same facilities except for the balcony and have limited view. ... more   less 
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