Transfer to Aonang to Beach Boutique 1200baht. On check in whisked to room and only explained the restaurant hours . We stayed in a Villa with private pool room for 5 nights . Was very much considering checking out the next morning however as the resort lost power 1/2 dozen times during the night and the next day with the longest period being about 2 hours .
Ok I understand power loses in Thailand however resort has no generator so power loss also means no water which in turn means no toilet . The temperature in the room climbed to a stifling 34 deg and you cannot open doors or windows to let in air as you would be attacked by hoards of sand flies and Mosquitos which make a nice home at this resort . But you can' t blame them for not staying on the beach at it is a black sanded garbage dump !
We let that ride and as previously mentioned the resort is very isolated so we decided to book one of the hotel motorbikes to get some access to other areas. However what this hotel is trying to pass off as motorbikes is a joke and did I mention they wanted 300 baht a day ( i have never paid more than 250 baht in Thailand before ) for these death traps on wheels . They were very old , tyres balding and the 2 we were shown had had their fair share of accidents .
The management/owners obviously are more money orientated than customer focused . 2 other examples I see of this is firstly ....who I assume was the manageress who even after 3 days was still asking me if she could help me every time I entered the hotel . I know all us farang look the same but when the hotel has only 6 rooms occupied it is sad she doesn't recognize you.Secondly maintenance of the hotel has been virtually forgotten and things are falling down around you .
Walk left out the front of the hotel . 50 meters on the other side of the road you find a small drink stall ... Lady there will do laundry for 25 baht a kilo .Walk another 500 meters and on the same side of the road as the " resort " and you will find the Mor Anna's restaurant . Not Only is it cheaper it has a much more extensive menu and the big plus .... Near new motorbikes at 250 baht a day . A lady will probably drive you to a well maintained resort 5 minutes inland to pick up the bike but at least then you have options not to be living and eating at a 3 rd class " resort" .
Ok we got a good bike ... Couple of nice seafood restaurants along the beach road past Mor Anna's including Rimlay seafood at the end of beach road . Great food and cheap as !
Ok the good bits ... Dadda in the restaurant who's service was excellent ... The DVD collection BUT really if I wanted to watch DVD's I can do that at home ..... The housekeepers who try really hard ... Room with private pool was great when electricity was working .....
I only give such a bad review because it is true and I would hate any first timers to believe this is indicative of Thailand . This is just a very badly managed hotel with owners only having one interest being themselves and no consideration of the guests who are paying good money to visit the poorest beach in Thailand I have ever visited ... And if you didn't understand earlier it should be illegal to try and hire those death traps they call motor bikes and still expect 300 baht for them !
Never Never again ... This is a " resort " ( I hesitate to call it that if you hadn't noticed ) dying a slow death and deservedly so .... BUT if you are going to ignore my warning ... Take yourself the essentials including lots of mosquito repellant But you will never get rid of that that ONE that you can never find in your room but still manages to keep you awake all night .
Lastly the humour just as a quick note ... Only place in the world I have visited ... 3rd world or otherwise that has no access to Coke or Pepsi ... But don't worry once you get some wheels it is available at any small shop or restaurant close ... Owners / Managers wake up to yourselves as this " resort " could be improved easily with some common sense , decent mamangement and hospitality skills .... Criiiikey at least clean the beach it front of the resort for starters PLEASE !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Boutique Resort is located on beach 30 minutes from Krabi airport. 45 Minutes from Krabi town and 1 hr from Ao Nang. We have complimentary program FREE Tour every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discount 20% for food all meals every day. ... more less
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- The Beach Boutique Hotel Krabi Town