We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Value is good but not a 4 Star”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Aonang Orchid Resort
Ranked #58 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Value is good but not a 4 Star”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently stayed at the Aonang Orchid Resort and were fortunate to have a villa room facing the pool. The room was quiet and the bed was comfortable, but the room and facilities are quite dated and in need of refurbishment. Krabi has become a very busy place with alot of tourists from all over the world walking up and down the streets so make sure you get a room that is not facing the streets as you'll be up with the noise level all night. The restaurant food was good quality but you'll find alot of choices just outside the resort and will not be stuck there to eat each day. There are also alot of places to shop and the hotel is very close to the beach. Staff are friendly and accommodating but their English is very limited. The hotel is listed as 4 star but that is most likely due to the amenities offered (i.e. pool, restaurant). It is a 3 star at best.

Room Tip: Villas are best and include a rain shower. Make sure you're off the main street.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ElizabethKualaLumpur
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

509 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    117
    215
    99
    41
    37
See reviews for
106
185
35
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (104)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Kulim, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviewed February 27, 2013

love the scenary with cool weather. the bed was comfortable and food was fine.the pool area was also good and and well maintaned. for more relaxing, can just check in the rooms facing to the pool. can just enter the room once you've finished with the pool activity.easy to shop as it is in the centre of the shopping area where you can shop until midnight.near to the beach which is 10 minutes walk from the hotel.can rent a boat and go for island hopping.also near to the local hawker's stall and exclusive restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jamilahmn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We came to Ao Nang from Koh Lanta, having scouted a few hotels the nite before, among these Aonang Orchid Resort. So we went there and found that all double rooms (3500 thb) were booked that nite but there were Villas with pool access available for 6000 thb.
Having a budget of 4500 per room/nite we went to the next door hotel and found that they were fully booked as well.
Then we came up with the brilliant idea that we could rent the Villa for the first nite and then move to the cheaper double room the next couple of days, as they were available then.
Said and done we got the villa and were totally blown away. High standard, nice Villa with spa bath and a very nice shower. The balcony with direct access to the nice pool and pool area sealed the deal. We went to the reception and booked 5 nites right away in the Villa, even though it was over budget.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jona T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Ao Nang Orchid resort has some great value. It is very close to the beach, the swimming pool is picture perfect. But the rooms are old, the standard is below what you may think from the pictures on the web. For the price it is 'ok' but do not expect too much. Water was running over the entire floor in the bathroom, towels were changed only on request and the warm water may take 5 minutes to come to the shower - if ever... The breakfast is decent with good variety

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DivingSEA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Being a Muslim run hotel, there is no beer on the premise and the staff won't listen to women; my wife requested a few extra towels for our room on the third day ( they don't replenish ) and she was sneered at by the male concierge. Shortly after checking out, we asked to be let back in to the room to retrieve an IPhone only to have it to missing curtesy of the hotel cleaners.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jetsetter1967
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Ao Nang hotels

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Almost all recent reviewers seem to have it right. Ao Nang Orchid is a let down and not worthy of its 4 star TA rating. It is poor value for money compared with other places on offer in Ao Nang. Beware booking thru Agoda/Expedia et al on a 'Special'.You balcony will be facing a rendered brick wall or aging asbestos roof - absolutely awful. I just paid them to move us for the next 5 nights. The breakfast/cafe has a romantic view over the adjacent car park where you can study the motor cycles parked there. I am giving it 2 stars so TA can bring its ratings down. Absolutely not worth 4 stars, more likely a 2.5.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank bedlam4552
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We booked this hotel for our stay at Aonang during our honeymoon for 5 nights having high expectations having seen the pictures and read the reviews. But we were a bit disappointed as it did not live up to our expectations. The check in itself was disappointing. The staff at the reception had some confusion regarding our booking and made us wait for a good half hr jus to get back and realise that the mistake was at their end. She was rude did not even bother to apologise. We were finally taken in our room on the second floor, it had a strange mould smell. We asked for a change but were told that the resort is full which we were pretty sure wasnt the case. After i insisted we get a change, we were finally given a new room right next door to the earlier one.
This was the last leg of our Thailand trip and we had stayed in other similiar priced hotels all over but this one left a very bad taste. They treated their guests as thiefs. As soon as you check in they make you check everything in the room down to the towels and ash trays making you sign a sheet saying you will be responsible for any missing item. It was a cultural shock but i guess they had some bad experience. They claim to be a 4 star hotel but dint stand up to one. I asked for a clothes iron from housekeeping but they refused sayin if i want my clothes ironed i should give it to he laundary room. Very unlike other hotels

The good points
The pool is superb and to die for. Very nice
The location is good but well there are many many other hotels in the same area
Hotel is fully wi-fi including rooms
The travel agency at the entrace of the hotel offered us the best deals in town

The negative
Overpriced for the services were not up to the mark
The rooms need big time renovation and upgradation
Very dark and dingy feel in the corridoors
Their dining staff was nice but thats it. the other staff was rude and did not care
Average Breakfast. The same dishes every single day
No gym no fitness centre
No place to sit in the lobby. Had several books but not one in english. All second hand german or swedish

All in all since Aonang is such a great place. We used to be out the whole day and came back only to sleep and use the pool for late evening swim.

Room Tip: If you can afford then go for the pool villas
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Nisha I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ao Nang hotels
0.1 mi away
Aonang Princeville Resort
Aonang Princeville Resort
#38 of 108 in Ao Nang
629 reviews
0.1 mi away
Golden Beach Resort
Golden Beach Resort
#37 of 108 in Ao Nang
878 reviews
0.0 mi away
Krabi Heritage Hotel
Krabi Heritage Hotel
#40 of 108 in Ao Nang
392 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Krabi Tipa Resort
Krabi Tipa Resort
#22 of 108 in Ao Nang
618 reviews
0.1 mi away
Phra Nang Inn
Phra Nang Inn
#28 of 108 in Ao Nang
821 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Verandah
The Verandah
#21 of 108 in Ao Nang
300 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aonang Orchid Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aonang Orchid Resort

Property: Aonang Orchid Resort
Address: 141 Moo.2, Ao Nang beach | Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
Phone Number:
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aonang Orchid Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aonang Orchid Resort, which in located on the centre of beautiful Aonang beach, It's a modern resort setting, Luxurious room only a few to the beach. Aonang Orchid Resort is equipped facilities ensure that every guests will have everything they need for the most enjoyable and confortable stay. All rooms are surrounded by pool view and cliff limestone or city view of Aonang area, ensuring total privacy for each occupant ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Ctrip TA, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire and HotelQuickly so you can book your Aonang Orchid Resort 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.
Also Known As:
Aonang Orchid Hotel Ao Nang
Ao Nang Orchid Hotel
Aonang Orchid Resort Krabi/Ao Nang

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing