Ao Nang was a bit lively & noisy for us in general so the Tipa was a delightfully peaceful & verdant haven. Loved the bungalow - very spacious log cabin with balcony tho would recommend the rooms on stilts,if your budget allows this, which looked gorgeous. Location of bungalows only a problem if you are elderly, disabled or extremely unfit!
Bit of a mixed experience with staff. Firstly, I emailed to request taxi pick up from airport - this did not happen & although it was easy ( & cheaper at 600 baht) to get one directly from airport myself, there was no apology whatsoever when I brought this up later with the receptionist. She did not bat an eyelid in fact! We arrived at 9am & were told we had to wait til 2pm to access the room. I knew this was a possibility when I received my details but thought that maybe they might be more accommodating after a 13 hour flight but obviously not. On another occasion one of the receptionists was rather rude & dismissive when we asked for help contacting a local company regarding a trip when the car didn't show up. Ok, maybe this wasn't a trip through the Tipa but she certainly could have been a bit more pleasant & helpful. On the plus side, the restaurant staff were warm & polite (especially Air) & when we had a problem with the safety deposit box, someone came pretty much straight away to resolve the issue.
Now on to the breakfast. Before the holiday I had read negative reviews regarding this but I was extremely pleasantly surprised. I loved the yogurt, muesli, tasty pastries & delicious omelettes cooked in front of you. Admittedly, if you are a meat eater, the tinned cocktail sausages, greasy bacon & very weird triangles of processed ham kept in boiling water are not appealing but personally I looked forward to breakfast each day & left stuffed after being a bit piggy!
So on the whole, very happy with our Tipa experience!
PS really helpful having a well stocked supermarket just outside the entrance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax amidst the beautiful lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere at Krabi Tipa Resort located just a 5 minute walk from the stunning beachfront. Our location is very convenient with shops, fast food outlets, spas, coffee shops, bars and of course the azure Andaman Sea all on your doorstep!Our elegant Colonial style hotel in Ao Nang has a spacious and breezy and lobby and offers a variety of accommodations from modern rooms to charming bungalows nestled amongst tropical gardens and the forested hillside. Enjoy hours of relaxation at our free-form outdoor pool, dine on delicious local and international cuisine and treat yourself to a soothing massage during your stay.Children will love the play area and pool and we offer babysitting services so parents can enjoy a romantic evening out exploring the local nightlife and restaurants. Our friendly staff are at your service and look forward to meeting you soon! Our resort has a choice of rooms to suit your unique travel style. Authentic and charming Thai bungalows and teak wood houses are spread throughout the spacious gardens offering a natural setting for your stay, a rare find in such a convenient beachfront location. Alternatively our Colonial buildings are home to more contemporary style rooms with plenty of modern touches and some spectacular views. The rustic BUNGALOWS at our Aonang beach resort are full of character and charm and are ideal for guests travelling on a budget. With a total of 32sqm of living space guests can relax on the large shady balcony and take in the views of nature all around or retreat inside to enjoy the cosy ambiance and to browse the international channels on the television. The bathroom has an exotic outdoor feeling with an open roof and refreshing shower. The 37sqm DELUXE ROOMS are newly renovated and tastefully designed with calming contemporary colours and the latest fashion furnishings. These stylish rooms at our Krabi resort hotel are located in small low-rise buildings positioned upon the hillside overlooking the tropical gardens with some enjoying partial sea views. Take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a cup coffee on the balcony, and unwind on the sofa or comfortable bed while watching a movie. Escape to the hilltops and stay in our delightful TEAK BUNGALOW and relaxing stay. The individual bungalows are positioned to offer great views and privacy for guests, tucked away in the rainforest gardens at our Thai hotel Krabi. The 42sqm bungalow has a large breezy balcony and beautifully detailed teak wood interiors featuring a modern bathroom with shower. The GRAND DELUXE is spacious and inviting and the perfect Ao Nang accommodation for a romantic holiday. The furnished balcony reveals lush green views of the resort gardens and the stunning limestone mountains from the upper floors. The 46sqm room has a king-size bed and a large daybed for lounging and added modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a DVD player. The large contemporary bathroom has a rainfall shower and a window overlooking the room. The delightful FAMILY SUITE is located in our Colonial style building close to the forested mountain and is convenient to access the swimming pool and breakfast restaurant. The spacious room at our family hotel has a homely ambiance designed in contemporary style with modern furnishings and includes tea and coffee making facility plus a television and DVD player for entertainment. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and daybed and access to a large balcony with seating to relax and admire the wonderful mountain and tropical garden views. The second bedroom has a queen bed and daybed with plenty of storage space. The Family Suite at our Krabi resort Ao Nang has a good size bathroom with a shower and complimentary toiletries. At Krabi Tipa Resort we want you to get the most from your holiday in Aonang and so we offer a range of facilities and services for you to enjoy. Splash around in our outdoor swimming pool, let your children play in our garden playground while you enjoy a fresh coffee from our café. Pamper yourself with a poolside massage and take time to simply relax in our beautiful and breezy lobby. Our staff are on hand 24 hours a day with a smile to make your stay with us a happy and memorable one! The Sea, the sand and the sun awaits you here! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tipa Hotel Ao Nang
- Tipa Hotel Krabi
- Krabi Tipa Resort Ao Nang