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“Convenient hotel, very friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Krabi Tropical Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   194/13 Moo 5, Fossil Shell Road, Ao Namao Beach, Sai Thai, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sai Thai
Aachen, Germany
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“Convenient hotel, very friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed in Krabi Tropical Beach Resort for four nights in January 2012 in a double room, that was situated directly near to the pool. The room was clean, more than large enough for two, had a safe for valuables and a functioning air condition. The staff was perfectly friendly and tried to help us with all our requests immediately. The breakfast was fine for us if we didn't wait until the last minute before the end of breakfast time. The beach of the hotel is not suitable for swimming but it takes only a five minutes boat ride (~3 US$) to Railey beach where you have very nice beaches. From the city centre in Ao-Nang it takes a ten minute ride with a tuk-tuk to reach the hotel. Alltogether, we would definitely stay there again as the hotel had a very good cost/performance ratio.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Good hotel for privacy and quiet. Beautiful view from the central terrace where we lounged and took our breakfast. Room and food was decent. Pool was attractive. But what soured things for us is that they managed to "loose" the last day of our reservation and we had to move to another place which was not nearly as nice. The beach is not swimmable.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful hotel great staff, had a great time and would recommend this hotel if u want privacy,,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and booked and prepaid for the stay on Expedia. We had stayed there before, about 3 years ago, and stayed there off and on over the course of several weeks, so we were repeat customers. However, when we were checking in, they demanded an additional 30% deposit from us, for mini bar and other possible expenses, even though we had prepaid the entire stay. We have been traveling in Thailand for 1 month, not to mention many travels all over the world, and we have never been asked for such a deposit! Especially since our entire stay had been prepaid. But they insisted, and told us that the card would not be charged, they just need to swipe the card. Even though we were really offended, we complied, just to stop the argument. The day before we checked out, I looked at our online banking, and saw that the charge did go thru, so when were were checking out, we demanded a refund. They refused to give us a refund, claiming that they did not put the charge thru. I went online to our bank account, and showed them the amount that showed up as a debit on my computer, they could see that it was clearly a charge from that hotel on the check in date. Still, they argued with us and refused to grant a refund. We wasted an hour over this, and finally, I just made a call to our bank, and the bank removed the charge as a fraudulent charge. As a result of this experience, we will NEVER return there again. We are appalled at the shabby treatment that we got from them, especially since we were repeat customers. There are so many hotel options, we would definitely go elsewhere in the future. Also, you should be aware that the beach is really disgusting -- the tide goes out and it is all rocks and mud. Also, the hotel is very far from anything -- it is located by itself in the middle of nowhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in december. The name of place is misleading as not a beach resort as can't use beach and accommodation is like a normal hotel block rather than traditional Thai villas/houses. Room basic but clean but overlooked road so worth booking sea view room. Thai food Was excellent- some of best we had.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is a small family run hotel and is lovely. The staff are very welcoming and helpful and will sort out trips and transfers for you. The rooms are large and lovely and MOST have wifi. I say this because we booked specifically to use the wifi connection as I needed to take a skype call for business purposes. The connection in our room was not good enough but the staff did find me an office I could take the call in. The wifi in the public areas is fine. The swimming pool is lovely and the food is tasty and cheap. The beach is very nice, although as said in other reviews, you can not swim in the sea. Also, you are about 4km outside Ao nang town so a little isolated but the hotel runs two free buses a day and will take you in anytime other than this that you wish, for a reasonable fee. There are also longtail boats just down the beach to take you to Ao Nang or Railay. Overall, I would recommend this hotel, we really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011 via mobile

Staff helpful, location awful, room run down and not what I'd booked. Also lots of bugs.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Krabi Tropical Beach Resort

Address: 194/13 Moo 5, Fossil Shell Road, Ao Namao Beach, Sai Thai, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Sai Thai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sai Thai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Krabi Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Quiet and secluded -for those who like to stay away from the hustle and bustle , Krabi Tropical Beach Resort offers the perfect time for relaxation. "Opened in 2006 , Krabi Tropical Beach Resort is one of the few resorts with direct BEACH ACCESS and Sea View in the area around Ao Nang and Ao Namao. It offers the perfect location to relax and to spend a memorable time in Krabi. Our resort is located in a private and quiet surrounding, sharing this beach with just a handful of small resort. We only offer fifteen rooms, ensuring privacy for those who like it quiet and far away from the hustle and bustle of Ao Nang. Hence our small resort suits young families as well as couples and friends of nature. Entertainment and shopping are available at the touristy Ao Nang Beach (4 km by shuttle bus or taxi). Ao Namao Beach is just at our doorstep, providing a breathtaking view over the surrounding islands and famous rock formations.CHICKEN ISLAND, PODA, the SANDBANKS and RAILAY are reachable within minutes by boats. As this is NOT A TYPICAL SWIMMING BEACH, you can relax in our swimming pool and beach front Jacuzzi during low tide and watch your children play in the playground, kids pool or at the beach. Furthermore, enjoy our FREE of CHARGE facilities and services, such as kayaks, mountain bikes, Wifi access and shuttle service to Ao Nang. Local busses depart every fifteen minutes. Easily book tours and trips at reasonable rate at our tour desk. There is a lot to do here, from horseback and elephant riding, rock climbing, island hopping, diving, adventurous ATV rides and rafting to pampering massages and cooking courses. ... more   less 
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