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“fantastic resort where the staff is their asset” 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 #2 of 4 Hotels in Sai Thai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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“fantastic resort where the staff is their asset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My family and i (4 adults) spent our 25th wedding anniversary at this resort and it was a dreamland.The rooms were very big and clean.We are vegetarians and we wanted to taste the authentic thai food and i discussed with the kitchen staff by the name of X and she and her cook[very pleasant people who is always smiling] prepared the main dishes like thai satay ,red chicken curry ,grilled items ,all substitueted with tofu and it was superbly delicious.The main reception staff by the name of sampan and sofie were very helpful and made our stay very enjoyble.Breakfast was at the seaside with the lovely sea facing you.Being a vegetarian and a thai food lover we had most of our dinner at the resort as it was difficult to get thai vegetarian food outside.The only set back was the bathroom as water get clogged up.Will surely go back again.thank you krabi tropical staff.

Room Tip: All rooms are facing sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had a lovely time at this hotel and the staff were very friendly with us and our daughter. She loved the pool and the zip wire and the jacuzzi. Had one or two times when the language barrier meant confusion but never enough to spoil the holiday.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

i just back from there .. i leave the hotel about 5.30am in the early morning.. the staff just prepare sandwich , tisu paper, mineral water so i can take away and eat at the airport.. i feel really warm excellent service just like my mother and let me a home feeling there.. Really appreciate what they have done for us..thank so much..

Room Tip: prepare your swimming suite really nice swimming pool..
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is one of the best places we ever stayed. The room was very clean, equipped with modern kitchen, shower and bathtub. There is nice swimming pool and the restaurant on the premises.

The staff was extremely nice and friendly and on many occasions went out of their way to make our stay pleasant and memorable. At the front desk miss Jee always greets you with the smile and kindness. She went out of her way to offer her help to drive us for free in a strong rain back to the Ao Nang beach to pay for our massage service because we forgot to take money with us. The words cannot describe our deepest gratitude to her.
The Ao Nang beach is about 10-15 min from the hotel. There is a free hotel shuttle that goes there twice a day at 1pm and 5pm. But it did not matter to us because we are not passive beach goers. We spent our days taking different tours in the area. The hotel offers free bike and kayak rentals which is a lot of fun to use to explore this area.

The resort's food and the cooking skills of the chef Maya are outstanding. Although the hotel menue offers a lot of great choices my food diet is very strict and limited. All of my foods were cooked off the menue geared towards my own taste and diet. If some food ingridients were not available they were immediately purchased and my meal would be skillfully prepered and timely cooked. Chef Maya as well as other kitchen staff and management deserves our highest gratitude and praise.

Before coming to this resort we only expected to have a simple room and a moderate service. Our expectations were surpassed by a very wide margin. The Krabi Tropical Resort is the Royal retreat for active travelers.
Let the kindness and the smile of the people from this resort last forever. Let the Universe always brings love and piece to them. We bow our heads to you. Ommmm.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We checked in for 3 nights over the low season and so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. It was lovely. We originally booked a street-view room but decided to upgrade to a pool-view room and were not disappointed - the view was very pleasant to say the least.

The balcony was also a nice touch, we could dry our clothes on the drying rack and relax on the chairs provided.

Each room comes with a TV and is equipped with cable access to international channels like BBC, Animal Planet, Discovery, DW and a few local Thai channels.

Room was clean and we appreciated the small extra touches like the patterned floor towels and bed runner.

The best part about the hotel has got to be the pool, it's cleaned every day and the jacuzzi is lovely. The garden is also maintained very well, even though there are insects on the outdoor tables it is definitely due to the force of nature rather than a lack of upkeep.

The pool is right next to the restaurant and breakfast is served made to order every morning from 7am - 11am - one can choose from American / Continental / Local breakfasts and they even do breakfast-to-go if you have an early morning of snorkelling or diving the next day, just let them know the evening before. Breakfast is hearty and served with a platter of fresh fruit at the end.

Everything we ordered to eat was good and fresh. Prices were very reasonable.

Even though the hotel is not in the middle of Ao Nang ( it is located about 5km from there and it is in a location called Ao Nammao. Most drivers know where it is anyway) we didn't mind it as we wanted to be away from the crowd. The hotel overcomes its lack of location by offering 2 free shuttle buses to Ao Nang every day - one at 1pm and another at 5pm. Outside of these times you can hail Tuk tuks that charge a flat rate of 200 bhat each way.

There is a convenience shop directly opposite the hotel where you can buy water / soft drinks and snacks.

If you begin to suffer from cabin fever but don't want to trek all the way to Ao Nang for food, there is a outdoor restaurant near Family mart (4 mins walk down the road from the hotel, out the door to the left of the hotel) that has excellent Thai food starting from 40bhat to 70bhat for each dish. We ordered the pad thai, stir fried morning glory, green curry and tom yum soup and were very very satisfied. A lady further down sells banana pancakes if you still have room for dessert.

We booked a snorkelling trip through the hotel for 1000 bhat each person and were not disappointed.

Staff are always smiling and accommodating. I really can't fault this place, they do try to make your time here as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Highly recommended hotel if you want peace and quiet with great value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Two of us stayed in Krabi Tropical Beach Resort in September 2010. We really enjoyed our week long stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Fresh food, cheap drinks. Quiet location. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Our family of five (2 adults, 3 children) plus my parents stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April 2013. Our family had the ground floor family room with an extra bed. The room was really spacious and very clean. The kitchenette was a little run down but we appreciated the large fridge and didn't use the cooking facilities anyway. My parents were upgraded to a really nice seaview room upstairs. The garden and pool are gorgeous, and there is even a small playground and flying fox for children. We loved sitting outside at the restaurant for our meals, although it pays to ask them to light mosquito coils in the evenings. There is also a small indoor dining room. The food was really good - breakfasts are quite simple, but the lunches and dinners were great with good choices of Thai and Western food. The fruit punches were particularly good and they made beautiful cocktails. They also give you the option of ordering packed breakfasts which works really well if you are taking an early trip. The location is out of the way only if you want to spend a lot of time in Aonang (very touristy) or Krabi Old Town. Perhaps it would have felt isolated had we stayed a lot longer. However it is only 5 minutes walk from a longtail pier where you can book boats to take you to most of the islands. You can also take public buses from outside the hotel to Aonang and Krabi (the Krabi bus goes through Anoang first!). The hotel beach is not a swimming beach,but we spent enough time on beaches with our longtail trips so it wasn't a problem for us. My children loved going down onto the beach and playing on the big tree swing.
The staff were really lovely to us, very helpful and accommodating and made us feel very well cared for.

Room Tip: Family room easily accomodated a family of five.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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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 Business Center with Internet Access 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
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Ranked #2 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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