I have been meaning to write a review about this hotel since staying there a few weeks ago hoping that anybody who reads this will have the sense to stay away from this place.
I am not a negative person and always try to look at the positives in people and locations whilst travelling but I'm finding it very difficult to think of anything positive to say about this place. So I'll get to the point.
When I arrived at the hotel (it's a disgrace it calls itself a hotel) I asked to see the rooms and was shown a room which on the face of it looked ok. I agreed to book the room for myself for two nights and also booked a room for my travelling friend and was told the room would be the same. On my return with our bags I was told that I couldn't have the room I was shown and was given another which the hotel receptionist said the floor "has many colours.....very colourful" it certainly did.....it was also very greasy and dirty.
The running water was rusty and smelt terrible so I always used bottled water to brush my teeth.....I would say the bathroom water was dangerous. The water from the shower was the same and once out of the shower your body would be left with the odour of rusty metal. The shower cap was so clogged with dirt I took it off and showered just using the hose. The staff who work here seriously need a lesson in manners. At night the reception was manned by a couple of guys who couldn't raise a smile and were more concerned with using the computers or gazing into their mobiles and if you asked them a question you felt like you had disturbed them........complete muppets and that's being kind.
The cleaners spend most of the time sat on their backsides talking in the corridors......talking very loudly and often shouting at each other which explains why the rooms aren't correctly cleaned......at one point I wanted to borrow a mop and bucket and clean my rooms floor myself.
Now if you are the sort of person that needs a good nights sleep to get the most out of your travels definitely stay away as the bars downstairs play live music every night to the early hours and once they have stopped other music is played. The music didn't bother me as I thought the bands were great to listen to but what did bother me was at 08.00 I was woken by continuous hammering on the room opposite me! When I investigated the room had builders in as they were doing some work to the room......very very loud work. As you can imagine I was very annoyed as no member of the Notel (I'v made up Notel as this place can't call itself a Hotel) had had the manners or intelligence to let me know that building work was taking place in the room opposite me. Now maybe the owner of this place has read a few reviews on Travel Advisor and is making an effort to invest in the Notel. I hope that also includes new plumbing, new furnishings and above all new polite staff who understand how to work with travellers.......with a smile and honesty. Only one member of staff smiled in my two days here.
To anyone reading this my advice to you is please have the patience to look for a better place to stay, it might feel ideal as its close to the beach but there are plenty of other places in the area and also at a better price.
Happy travels and make the most of the Ao Nang area as it is beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to introduce our brand newly redesigned*** hotel "Baywatch Boutique Hotel Ao Nang" in Krabi, well positioned on the Ao-Nang beach road, in the heart of the Walking Street opposite to the beautiful white sandy famous Ao Nang beach. Ideally suited for couples, family and all other travelers for long and short stay, our well furnished comfortable spacious rooms with balconies offer breathtaking views of the ocean and the cliffs. The only hotel in the walking street allows you to savor your taste buds with a wide selection of Thai, Italian, Mexican and Japanese cuisine, as well as a great night life. ... more less
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