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“Mixed feelings....”
Review of The Small, Krabi

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The Small, Krabi
Ranked #26 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
christchurch
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“Mixed feelings....”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Good:
Quiet
Very clean and modern
Staff are very friendly
Free unlimited wifi
Close to ao nang town and long tail boat pier
2 pools, no screaming kids
Good value

Bad:
Beds are incredibly hard
Restaurant is never open

Overall I would recommend but probably would stay elsewhere in the future due to the hard bed!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed at the resort for 3 nights. The resort is conveniently located away from the bustling streets not too noisy, but yet not too far for a walk to the shops and restaurants about 3 – 5 mins walk. Praises had to be given for the hotel staffs - They are always ready to smile and assist you, able to speak reasonably good English as well.

But one issue that caused drop of a star is the shower. They seem to have problem with their water heater. It was running erratic with warm, cold and extremely hot water. Asked for a change of room but ends up with the same problematic water heater plus choke drainage which caused much frustration. Approach the reception and was offered to change back to the original room after they fix the heater. Went back to the original room, but it does not seem heater fixed but it just one more night so we decided to live with it. Also the bedding that this resort have is not so comfy, mattress and bedsheet is lousy.

The resort is indeed “small”, not much facilities, and breakfast served is so so, edible but not fantastic. Other then the little remarks we had, this resort overall is a reasonably clean with nothing much to complain about. Have the necessities and good location, but we will be trying other resort if going back Krabi.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed at the pool accessed room for 3 nights recently. As it was a low peak season, the swimming pool was almost empty everyday. Quite convenient for us to dip into the pool or Jacuzzi whenever we wish to. We only realized that the switch for the Jacuzzi was in our room on our second day. If we were told earlier, it would be better :) We had no issue with the pressure of the water shower, but we found a couple of mozzies in our room each day. The room was neat and clean, but bed was hard. Breakfast was decent but could be better. The hotel is just 5 min walk away from Wang Sai restaurant with a beautiful sea view and ~10-15 min walk to the 'heart' of Ao Nang. Taxi stands are just located outside the hotel and there are convenient shops located 1-2 min from the hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Everywhere
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

It's my second time in Krabi since 2010, and I've always wanted to stay in The Small after the first time, so I decided to book the Pool Access Suite (the images does not justify how beautiful the decor is) .

The staff is really really friendly!! Never fail to flash you a smile every time you walk past the receptionist area, I've traveled all over Thailand, and I've never seen a friendly bunch of receptionist.

Except, well, I took off one star because 1. the water pressure is quite bad.. 2. their bed and pillow is a little hard. :)

Other than that, I had an excellent stay.

p/s: Their masseuse - P.Well ( I hope I spelled her name right, though its pronounced like that) gives the best massage !

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We just came back from Krabi and felt that we liked the Island in that it's not so crowded and there's always a lot of space - seats in restaurants, slots for massage etc. But, our favorite part if the trip has to be The Small Resort. We like that it's not too far away from the beach (a mere 10 minutes walk) and it remains convenient because there are plenty of minimarts and restaurants nearby. The best thing - the pool and jacuzzi is just right at our balcony. Yes. It's just outside so whenever we come back after a sweaty and tiring shopping trip - all we need to do is to change to our swimming costume and take a cool dip in the pool. In fact, even if I don't want to take a dip, I just need to pull the curtains to the side and sit at the small sofa facing the pool. "Basking" in the sun without a lot UV rays hurting my skin. Cool? But, please remember to book the suite with the attached pool. Other guests who wanted to save that S$20 and booked the normal room without these facilities can only stare in awe. Anyways, I would recommend anyone who wants to go Krabi to choose this resort. If you want to save some money, opt out of the breakfast which was not fantastic.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We booked the hotel through internet agent.When we arrived at the hotel they gave us the moon deck room.We were absolutely shocked.It was a studio room ( nicely decorated with bath tub) with the terrace on the the top of the room.From here you could see the sea and the small hill just next to the sea.There is a roof top swimming pool and from our room we could just walk to it.Other rooms on the ground level are great too.These rooms have swimming room right in front of the room.So it was a really amazing experience for us.One of the best hotels we ever stayed. Reception was good too.Always smiling and ready to answer any questions.Location was OK very close too the beach.Overall we liked Krabi and the The Small Krabi Hotel

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

I do understand that the service u get depend on the $$ spent. The small hotel was highly recommended but the stay was really disappointing. Upon arrival, we will greeted by a half made bed with no blanket, tv was spoilt and the water heater not working. No doubt that the staff are all smiley but they appeared slack. Chatting on the phone happily as if no one is at the reception. Even ordering for meals take 20 min, they didn't even bother to inform u that the kitchen is closed and the food will be delivered from another hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: The Small, Krabi
Address: 167 Moo 3 | Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Small, Krabi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Asian Chic Hotel, Located on beach front road, a few steps to Noppharatthara beaches and 300 meters to Ao nang, the small hotel enveloped by the warm atmosphere of its Asian Chic architecture with a smooth blending of rustic simplicity of the furnishings. ... more   less 
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