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Aonang Paradise Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   25/18 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 84 Hotels in Ao Nang
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“Enjoying our stay here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We are in the middle of a 10 night stay at the Ao Nang Paradise Resort and we are really enjoying it. I had read other reviews on TA and expected a mosquito ridden, cold water, hard bedded nightmare resort with a pool the size of a bathtub and rude staff - the reality is very different.

We (family with 2 girls aged 7 and 8) are staying in the Family Room. Bedroom containing 2 king sized beds plus living room with 2 couch/beds - huge. The living area has a TV and DVD and the bathroom has hot water and is also bigger than average.

Yes the beds are firm - but most hotels in SE Asia in this class have hard beds, yes the hot water in the bathroom is via an instant heater - but when it is 33 degrees do you need water that is blistering hot; yes the pool area is smallish but this is not the Sheraton with 200 rooms so the size is more than adequate - the view from the pool lounge is spectacular - a stunning limestone cliff and the food and drinks are well priced and the service is friendly.

Location wise - a 10 min stroll downhill will take you to the beach (20 baht per person in a tuk tuk is the alternative), easy walk to restaurants, supermarket outside Vogue resort is well stocked and well priced- nothing is too far away or too hard. Staff at the hotel are helpful and polite but not overly friendly.

This is a chilled, relaxed place to.....chill and relax in Ao Nang

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pimchana K, Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear our valued Guest
Thank you very much for your time to write such a good comment for us. We are so glad to know that you and your family were really enjoying your time with us. Very much appreciate for even mentioning your point about other negative feedback that you found it is very different during your stay. Your review is like an award to me and all our staffs and give such an encouragement to keep up with a good work in all the aspect to make our guests had a lovely time on their holiday.
I do hope to have you and your family as our returned guest in a near future and please let us know before your next visit to allow me to assist you in case of any help that you might need.
Looking forward to welcome you back in our resort.
Best regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We chose this hotel for 3 nights and were pleased with our stay. The weather during our time in Krabi was changeable and having a small pool with a fantastic view and comfortable lounge chairs, along with a reasonably priced bar/restaurant meant we did not feel trapped in our room nor did we waste days when the weather was not good enough to go island hopping or to the beach. Perhaps the only downside was twice during our stay we had to argue with the bar staff about happy hour prices not being honored on our bill despite orders having been placed at the right time - but it was quickly rectified.

The room we had was nicely decorated and had the fridge, A/C and decent free Wifi. The only niggle was a slight sewer odour in the bathroom but we think it was a general plumbing issue. Closing the bathroom door did the trick.

Staff were friendly and efficient. They were very busy during breakfast but turned orders around quickly and always with a smile. Reception staff were also very helpful and polite.

One thing to note: the photos on the website show rooms at the very back of the property and those rooms may have been more expensive or for long stay. We had a room closer to the reception, the outside of which did not look like the photos but inside was better. It was slightly smaller than expected. However, we still got a great deal and we found hanging out by the pool to be the most relaxing part of our holiday and a very good alternative to active days we spent on the boats traveling to other islands.

This area of Ao Nang is in the outskirts, further away from the beach but we had no problems with the short walk and found the restaurants near the hotel to be reasonably priced and good value. You really can find everything you need at your doorstep as soon as you step out of the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pimchana K, Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear valued guest
First of all thank you for your visit to our resort and also your time to post a good review for us. We are happy to know that you were pleased with our hospitality and all the facilities we have in the resort especially finding it very relaxing hanging out our pool bar during your stay.
Do apologize for our staff’s misunderstanding regarding your happy hour bill. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Please let us know and allow me to take the best care of you as our returned guest.
Best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It's hard to find a decent hotel in the Ao Nang beach area, otherwise you'll have to choose a far-from-center hotel or travel up north to luxury hotel in a dead areas.
But there are a few (3)... Ao Nang Paradise Resort & Longstay is one.
we took the best room there - named "MT", which is large, almost detached from others, right on the pool, large private balcony and facing the magnificent lime mountain and swamp.

The area is very quiet and away from the street and 10 min. walk to the beach and noisy area.

The hotel looks great and the stuff is above all expectation! Very nice people that are willing to help all day and night.

The hotel and pool are clean and maintained on daily basis.
breakfast is adequate.
Kettle in the room, large TV screen, a bit hard mattress.

The only bad point is the lack of hot water... Yes - no hot water in the bathroom sink and a fast-warming electric device in the shower, which is not enough. the stuff was willing to replace a room but it seems all rooms are alike in this issue.

Advice for the management: Use a central solar-assisted hot water system (you do have lot of sun) - that will cost you much less the hungry, inefficient heaters in the shower, and connect hot water also for the sink.

This hotel is recommended as for location, quietness, great service and price, despite the above issue!

Room Tip: Room "MT" is the best, though it's a the farest from the street, down the slope and ne...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pimchana K, Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear our valued Guest
First of all thank you for your kind comment during your last visit . We are so delight as you mentioned that we are one of few good hotels in Aonang area. And also very appreciated your good feedback with our grand deluxe poolside room that you stay in, our quiet atmosphere, and also our breakfast as well as the staffs hospitalities. Your recommendation with the hot water system has been passed on to our management which we think it is one of a good idea for our near future service.
Thank you again for choosing us for your stay and hope to have a chance to welcome you soon in the near future

Best regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Our son introduced us to ao nang paradise, and I must say I was sceptical, but on our arrival, the staff were very efficient and lovey, the rooms were not large but very comfortable (A2)u had everything u needed, the bed firm but ok ( slept on worse). Ao nang paradise is not in the hub of things, but there are bars around you, so it is quiet ( just what we like) , but yet only a 10 min walk to the beach and all the main night life area. Value for money.. I would have no hesitation staying at ao nang paradise when I return....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Pimchana K, Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Ms. SusanGail63
Thank you for our last stay with us and also appreciated your time to post a good review for us. We are very delight to know that your stay was enjoyable and impress with our service. As you mentioned that we feel very comfortable in our room with all the facilities . We are located in a good location of the main road but very peaceful atmosphere one you step inside the resort. . I was actually not there at your last visit as I am a new manager here but would love to have a chance to meet & welcome you for your return. Please contact me directly through our resort email address for that occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I booked on last minute, absolutelly no suprise everything as per Tripadvisor comments, value for money in central location,with good service etc.. I would give excellent rating to this resort , but there was one negative particularly as we were there in rainy season.
This resort is not handicapped , elderly and strolers friendly , long walk , various levels and steps , ramps no handrails and change of surfaces which tend to be slipery , but if you are young no worries , it looks very trendy. .
If you want really enjoy this resort go after rooms in new addition with prefix H.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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aonangparadise, Front Office Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Lub,
Many thanks for your review of our resort. We are so very happy your stay was a pleasant and enjoyable one, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your comments have been passed on to our head office. We very much look forward to welcoming you again for your next visit.
Best regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a good hotel in a convenient location. Best features include helpful staff who provide good advice about tours, services and attractions. We had a spacious and clean room (we stayed in h3). Breakfast is included and is sufficient. On the negative side our room did not have screens so mosquitos were a problem and unfortunately we had a noisy and particularly smelly air conditioner. Overall this is a good hotel in this price range. Ao nang is fun place to spend a couple of nights. Don't miss a speed boat trip to phi phi island and a visit to Railway beach.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aonangparadise, Front Office Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Okmsjo,
Thank you very much for choosing Aonang Paradise Resort and your review on tripadvisor.We appreciate to hear that you had a good experience during your stay with us.
We are sorry about mosquitoes as the resort situated in the tropical area.
We are looking forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to our place again.
Best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Before we came to this resort there was an article in the paper about a young couple getting “machete raped” just down the road. I don’t know what “machete raped” is but it sounds horrific.

Thankfully, on arrival, Ao nang couldn’t seem like any more of a tourist friendly destination and Aonang paradise resort feels like one of the safest hotels available with security guards at the main entrance and a large and bright 24 hour reception. The rooms are very cute, tastefully decorated with an ample sized bathroom. The only negative is that the bed, whilst huge, is like sleeping on a slab of brick. Even when I’d had a few drinks in the evening I was tossing and turning trying to find some sort of comfort!

There is a small and stylish pool area which has a fantastic view over mangroves and limestone cliffs. A really good photo opp! There is a small bar and restaurant which I had lunch in one day and a few drinks over my stay. Noone else seems to use the restaurant so the atmos is stale.

Regardless of the slightly weak atmosphere– just outside your hotel there is a bustling town full of restaurants, bars and clubs, and there is plenty of opportunity for snorkling, diving and kayaking day trips. So you can go and find your own fun!! Just don’t let those machete rapists get you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aonangparadise, Front Office Manager at Aonang Paradise Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear our valued guest,
Firstly we would like to say thank you for your staying with us and thank you very much for your kindness to review us on TripAdvisor and that would be appreciated to hear that you satisfy with our resort and services.We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our place in the near future.
Best regards,
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Address: 25/18 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aonang Paradise Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ao Nang Paradise Resort proudly presents a perfect heaven for getaways; tranquility amidst lush tropical vegetation. Combining simplicity and friendly staff in an ambiance of solitude, luxury and peace where the outside world is almost forgotten. An unrivaled paradise awaits for you. ... more   less 
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