Booked number 1 hostel via the internet and advised arrival will be around 6pm, on arrival we checked in, took copies of our passports, paid a deposit etc etc to then be escorted a couple of minute walk to a neighbouring b/b called sb mansion, we was left there with the owner????. Confusion hit and I asked her why we was here and she said we had been booked in here, getting my confirmation out I showed her we had not... Any went to look at the room her and I was definitely not paying 1900 thb per night to stay there, asking her how much the room was she said 1200 thb per night... So basically I'd just been ripped off... I walked back up to number 1 and asked the lady what was happening, she spoke very little English (which is probably why nothing was explained) and just asked me to wait for the owner whilst she called him... 20 min later he arrived... Basically they had over booked and booked us out.. Fine this happens, I work in hotels but the rules are you should book out to accommodation that is off similar standard and sell at the price they sell at.. Not make 700thb profit, the owner is actually a really nice guy and said if we could stay 1 night at sb mansion he could get us in at number 1 for thee following 2 night, and thank god he did as we both came down with the dreaded typical thai sickness an glad we wasn't spending a day in bed in sb mansion..
Number 1 rooms are very spacious and very clean, we had a room on the 4th floor on the front with a balcony, they have tv but it didn't work properly - signal was awful, fridge with water in, dressing table but no hanging space or wardrobe,, full bathroom with bath... Yippee but soon realised that the shower trickled out so you was best having a bath... Free wifi which was good.. The room was very clean, however I did have an allergic reaction to their washing products, so be careful if you have sensitive skin... Mines not sensitive but every time I lay down on the bed or used a towel it aggravated a horrific rash I'd occurred....
I wasn't sure if they did breakfast, there were some lockers in the hallway and tea/coffee but I wasn't sure if that was for our usage - none of this was explained at check in..
The staff were lovely and I do recommend the hotel, however I wouldn't stay there,again due to my allergic reaction to the bedding..I would also suggest the owner be present when booking guests out due to his English being a lot more better and able to explain what's happening, unfortunately we did see a couple the next day having the same problem and being sent down to sb mansion...
The hotel is located 5min walk from the centre and beaches of ao nang, great location and just far enough out you can get some sleep,at night
The owner gave us a lift to krabi airport for 500bht which is cheaper that a taxi
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