I stayed here with my boyfriend last April 2013. It was not a great experience. After staying at a bunch of busy hostels, we decided to follow other people's recommendations and go to a more quiet place - Ao Sane. The bungalows are really far away from all of the major (or more touristy) parts of Phuket (such as Phuket town). The bungalows are literally behind a hotel (you have to walk through an underground parking garage) and down a one way road. You could miss the place all together if you're not paying attention. Just way out of the way for a below-average place.
The bungalows are also not in great shape. Granted we went with the more rustic option (so floor boards as opposed to plastic or linoleum flooring) but really it didn't make much of a difference - we opted for cheaper. No matter which one you went with, it was not clean, full of bugs, and poorly looked after. Minimal sheets, broken mosquito nets, etc. I do a lot of outdoor activities, bugs don't bother me - but for the price we were paying I felt that we were getting ripped off.
Additionally, the staff were not friendly and we constantly felt as if we were intruding. When we asked questions, we often got limited responses/or confusion. For example, we asked to borrow (explicitly borrow not rent) some snorkels and fins. Once we got out into the water my boyfriend realized that both his fins and masks were broken. After heading back in, they told us we needed to pay (the equivalent of 15-20$ CDN) for renting the equipment, even though we inquired whether there was a cost (and told no), used them for about 10min, and it was broken. The only thing I would give this place is that it has a very pretty view and is quiet.
Bottom line, I would not recommend this place. Too far away, for bad service and poor rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Ao Sane Bungalows Phuket/Nai Harn