Ao Nang was a bit lively & noisy for us in general so the Tipa was a delightfully peaceful & verdant haven. Loved the bungalow - very spacious log cabin with balcony tho would recommend the rooms on stilts,if your budget allows this, which looked gorgeous. Location of bungalows only a problem if you are elderly, disabled or extremely unfit!
Bit of a mixed experience with staff. Firstly, I emailed to request taxi pick up from airport - this did not happen & although it was easy ( & cheaper at 600 baht) to get one directly from airport myself, there was no apology whatsoever when I brought this up later with the receptionist. She did not bat an eyelid in fact! We arrived at 9am & were told we had to wait til 2pm to access the room. I knew this was a possibility when I received my details but thought that maybe they might be more accommodating after a 13 hour flight but obviously not. On another occasion one of the receptionists was rather rude & dismissive when we asked for help contacting a local company regarding a trip when the car didn't show up. Ok, maybe this wasn't a trip through the Tipa but she certainly could have been a bit more pleasant & helpful. On the plus side, the restaurant staff were warm & polite (especially Air) & when we had a problem with the safety deposit box, someone came pretty much straight away to resolve the issue.
Now on to the breakfast. Before the holiday I had read negative reviews regarding this but I was extremely pleasantly surprised. I loved the yogurt, muesli, tasty pastries & delicious omelettes cooked in front of you. Admittedly, if you are a meat eater, the tinned cocktail sausages, greasy bacon & very weird triangles of processed ham kept in boiling water are not appealing but personally I looked forward to breakfast each day & left stuffed after being a bit piggy!
So on the whole, very happy with our Tipa experience!
PS really helpful having a well stocked supermarket just outside the entrance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Krabi Tipa concept inspired by Colonial Thai Style building and the landscape special set for you to experience with the real nature relaxing holiday The location at the heart of Ao Nang beach area,whereas your stay with us will be so peaceful.Our choices of room from Bungalow to the Suite can accommodate to any type of the guests especially the handicapped guests as we have the room with wheel chair accessible rather than that we also provide the spa,restaurant,tour information and transfer from our smiley staffs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tipa Hotel Ao Nang
- Tipa Hotel Krabi
- Tipa Resort Krabi/Ao Nang