We stayed at the Leelawadee from the 4th to the 11th of March. I would agree with the previous review that the review by Abergvie seems as though it was written by someone who stayed somewhere else or is trying to bad mouth the resort and harm its reputation. Tripadvisor- can this person prove they stayed there? I usually would not mention this however it is so inaccurate and reads as though they have never spent 4 minutes here never mind 4 days.
We had an amazing time here. The villas are clean and spacious and the entire resort it very well maintained. The pool is clean and offers great views. The villa has everything you might expect including decent wifi and a mini bar without the usual minibar prices.
The resort is remote from the main hub of Aonang- we only seen this as a benefit as Aonang is busy and noisy and we were after a more peaceful escape. If you want to see much of what the region of Krabi has to offer you will either need to book tours or hire some form of transport. We hired 2 scooters (around £40 each for 1week) and used these to go everywhere even at night. The roads are very good you just need to be sensible. Taxis are also an inexpensive option.
The resort is owned by Paul and run by his daughter Caroline. We have never had such attentive helpful service whilst on holiday. We were collected from the airport by Paul (there is a charge for this) taken to the resort then after we settled in to our Villa we were taken for a short tour of Aonang on our way to collect our scooters.
Caroline and Paul offer a great insite into this beautiful region and gave great advice on what to do, where to go and where to eat ( I would recommend the mango tree near the roundabout for good cheap Thai food). Caroline can book tours and arrange taxis and boat hire. We went kayaking which was beautiful if a a little energetic.
I guess this resort would not be perfect for everyone- don't stay here if all you want to do is lay on a beach and get drunk ( why come all the way to this beautiful place to do that anyway). But if you are after a quiet away from it all holiday in a small intimate resort run by lovely people who really care that you have a good holiday then book the Leelawadee.
For the best prices I would recommend booking direct with the resort but be mindful that they do no accept credit cards as they are too small to qualify for one.
I would like to thank Paul (and is partner Bo) and Caroline for helping us have one of the best holidays ever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our luxury villas have stunning views of mountains and limestone karsts. Surrounded by tailored gardens and trees it is a truly beautiful retreat. Our 100 SQM infinity pool features a large sun deck and a waterfall. Each villa consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and walk-in wardrobe. The living room doors open onto a veranda with built-in seating ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leelawadee Garden Resort Krabi/Ao Nang