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“Worst Thai Hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Chaya Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   149 Moo 3 Tambon Ao-nang Muang Krabi, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #64 of 88 Hotels in Ao Nang
Costa Mesa
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“Worst Thai Hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at this wretched place for three days in late March 2013, It sits across the the street from a shallow, cloudy water, beach with garbage on sidewalks for as far as the eye can see. Upon entering our bungalow style room, we immediately discovered that both the hot water and Air conditioner didn't work. A technician quickly turned a bolt or flipped a switch to remedy both issues. I highly suspect this was planned. If we didn't complain they would have relished the savings on their electric and gas bills. I'm serious! Some people, they reckon, are too shy to complain and take action against this kind of abuse. Most Thai hotels offer a complimentary breakfast that is usually varied and delicious. I speak from long (forty plus) years of traveling and living in Thailand. The Chaya's answer to this perk is to deliver, day after day,the abolute minimum of synthetic orange juice, instant coffee, and a couple of fried eggs draped over a piece of cold white toast. Oh, I forgot to mention the pallid, synthetic, mini wienie next to it. This was the SAME for three days in a row. I hate eggs of any kind!! We had to walk a few stalls down the road to find something decent. At least we got o enjoy the mosquitos singing us to sleep. Don't dream of throwing your money away on this dump.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed in the room you can see in the photo.It was spacious enough.
1000 baht in August. I would recommend. We stayed in 600 to 1000 baht hotels in July 2012
it is directly opposite the beach on Nopparot Thara road. Route 4203. If you bring google up to high zoom you will see the hotel marked.
It is not a busy as the Ao Nang township area just to the south on the same route.
Swimming good at high tide There are very good restaurants within walking distance .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

My friends and I just returned from Chaya Resort, Krabi on 16 January 2008. We found the resort over-priced for what it had to offer. There was no swimming pool and restaurant. Breakfast, which was included, was actually toast with eggs and a sausage which was cooked by the hotel staff. There was however, free flow of coffee and tea the whole day.

The room was also very basic. The bathroom had a very bad odour, probably due to the drainage. There was either very hot water or very cold water in the shower, nothing in between. We could not adjust that at all, and the pressure of the water was really bad - very little water. Lots of mosquitoes in the bedroom and bathroom as well.

Location wise was not bad. It was a bit far from the main shops and reataurants of Ao Nang, about 10-15mins by walk and 5mins by car. Beach was a little dirty.

However, we have to applaud the staff. They were very attentive and helpful in giving us directions and assisting us in bookings for recreational activities.

I am sure there are better hotels for the same price in Ao Nang. But for people who dont mind having just the basics, then Chaya Resort would be ideal.

  • Liked — The staff were very attentive.
  • Disliked — the facilities and the room.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 149 Moo 3 Tambon Ao-nang Muang Krabi, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 88 Hotels in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chaya Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 309
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Also Known As:
Chaya Resort Krabi/Ao Nang

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