First of all we have to mention,that if you are looking for a typical tourist place with a lot of night life and entertainment,you are definitely wrong here. For us it was the first time to Thailand,after being fed up with all the regular European tourist traps,and it was therefore not what we have had in mind when booking this hotel.
The huge beach is shared with only two other hotels, but still every hotel has its own section and privacy. (Having visited other beaches and islands during our stay here we can only tell you:it is a dream come true having a beach to almost yourself and a vast space at the beach to use)!!
Hotel: modern 5-story main building with each room facing the pool and beach as the hotel is built into a mountain (not to find in every hotel). Besides the main building you will find a small bungalow village (some close to the beach,others a very short walking distance from beach). Every bungalow is built to ensure the visitor's privacy!!! some of them have an own patio, other balconies (with or without roof). At the furthest distance from main building (we are still speaking here of a 3 minutes walk tops here), there is the cottage village with the "cheapest" rooms available for the small budget.But even here the guest's privacy is ensured in every cottage. If you are too lazy to walk the few meers you can call the hotel shuttle to pick you up (for free) within the hotel area.
Beach and Pool area: The pool is just georgeous,same as beach. both are reachable either through main building or a small path throigh the bungalow village. Instead as mentioned in other reviews before: there are toilets not only at the main building next to the restaurant but also on the other side of the pool. The staff is walking around the pool area to see if all guests are satisfied or need drinks or towels!
For all reviewers before that have complained of the lack of beach towel service before: If you haven't noticed it yet:there are two different colors of towels hanging in each room..the orange ones are for pool/beach use...there is no rocket-science behind it!
Rooms: we have initially booked a cottage, but upon arrival we wanted to upgrade ourselves to a villa. What a nice surprise we have had to find that the hotel has upgraded us without extra charge automatically.
The villa we stayed in was very clean,room service cleaned every day and provided new towels without asking daily! On our first night we were surprised with a welcome fruit basket for free (it is a given that this is not provided daily as a regular service). The only down side is the little smell coming from the bathroom sink,but given the climate this is rather something that comes after the rain and can be tolerated.
Service and staff: Staff was very nice and friendly,always on the lookout to make the stay for the guests as comfortable as possible. As mentioned before: you can even have a free ride to your room within the hotel area! We have never experienced that the staff intendedly left used dishes at the tables! All trainees are under the close guard of senior staff to ensure a smooth run.
Food: Breakfast (included): very vast arrangement of dishes and fruits,even with staff to cook your morning eggs the way you love them. We have not once experienced an unclean environment at the breakfast buffet! Please do count in that you are in a tropical area here,so that flies appear where food is served..but unlike other reviews: all dishes were covered for protection of the little beasts at all times! Maybe one improvement measure to think of for future: more coffee makers to please more guests at once and avoid waiting lines in front of coffee machines. Other food and drinks outside breakfast: great variety of different dishes and drinks for everyone (vegetarian or not!) And to be clear here: yes,hotel prices are always higher than outside ones..but this is something every traveller should have already known upfront!
All in one: we would recmend this beutiful and peaceful hotel to everyone and would not even think twice to chose another hotel in this area!!
- Also Known As:
- Beyond Resort Krabi Thailand
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stands directly on the scenic Klong Muang Beach. Combining the modern comforts and tranquility of Krabi, the resort offers nature inspired setting together with warm Thai Hospitality. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Travelocity, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Expedia, Tingo, getaroom.com, HotelTravel.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Beyond Resort Krabi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.