As previous contributors have noted the first thing to say about the Andamania is its location: this is undoubtedly the nicest beach around Khao Lak with plenty of sand, a bit of surf and relatively low density. It is a couple of hundred metres up the beach to the Marriott and the same again to the excellent restaurants Blue Moon and The Andaman (in fact we gather a lot of the Marriott guests preferred the food there).
There are a nice array of good sized beach chairs and plenty of natural cover on the beachfront and the competition for “that just right position” is pretty low key compared to other places we have stayed.
The hotel itself is very comfortable with generous (approx 50 m2 to 60m2) rooms, air con, big bath and shower, and the housekeeping is excellent - right down to flowers on the bed and little statues made from face washers :).
Its probably worth getting the buffet breakfast included in your package: it’s good but not great – staff are very friendly but need to be a bit better organised and the offering quite adequate.
The hotel bar and restaurant are right on the beach and again the offering is good but not great:- but still good value compared to Australian prices. At 99 baht (A$3) for a margarita or a martini, at sunset, on the beach, you can’t really go too far wrong. Seafood offering was really fresh and recommended.
The hotel is about right for the price point in such a good area: it’s clearly ageing and management need to invest more money if they want to stay competitive. As referred to previously the ever gregarious Mr Ting is working very diligently to get the place more customer focused and if you want to be in a good room and a great location, this place hits the mark and represents good value for your money.
Will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Andamania Khaolak, an elegant boutique beach resort by the Andaman Sea. Just one hour from Phuket International Airport, 51 guest residences nestle cozily under the canopy of coconut groves, surrounded by rich tropical rain forest and magnificent mountain landscape. Private access leads directly to an expensive sandy beach and the crystal clear waters of the serene Khuk Khak Bay, providing year-round exciting recreations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Andamania Beach Hotel Khao Lak