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“Just okay - that's it.”
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Krabi Tipa Resort
Ranked #24 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
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Alora, Spain
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“Just okay - that's it.”
Reviewed January 31, 2011

Where to start?

Breakfast - well, you shouldn't get your hopes up, because it's not good - at all. It is still so (in my experience) that breakfast isn't that good in Thailand, regardless of which hotel you might choose to stay at.

Location - couldn't be better. Located in the middle of Ao Nang with the beach, restaurants and shopping.

I would probably go back, but only for an O.K. place to stay for a couple of day. You get what you pay for.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

After 5 days in overcrowded Phuket we went to Krabi Tipa Resort in Ao Nang. We booked a teak house, nice situated in the garden of the hotel. The house was clean and spacious. Unfortunately there were no mosquitoes nets on the windows but there was a net over the bed. Anyway we didnt see many bugs around, I guess the hotel sprays the area. Breakfast was really poor and the fruit choice was very limited. Beach towels cost 20 bat per day.
Overall we liked the place and the room we had and would recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

I was plesantly surprise when I got to Tipa resort. The tree house which was requested, was even more fantastic than i saw in the pictures! The staff were very friendly in handling our check ins and very helpful with our luggage and bags. They even offered unbrellas if we need shade on our ride in a buggy up to our tree house.
The road was really steep but i don't see a problem walking up and down with all the natural surrounding and trees. The tree house experience was really something fresh from the place I come from! It brings me back to those olden times where people live out most in the nature. I even see squirrels scurrying on the trees in front of our tree house! The bed is really comfortable and romantic :) Room service was excellent, it always feel good to come back to this little paradise after a day out.

Excellent service and staff+fabulous accomodation=unforgettable and i will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2010

Stayed there for two weeks in November 2010. This is the eighth year in succession we have holidayed in Ao-Nang. and this was the first time we stayed at the Tipa. We found it faultless. The management and staff were easy to engage with, and went the extra mile to ensure we had a great time.

Before we checked out, I spoke to the manager about booking our holiday there again next year. Sorted - we'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Zurich
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

I stayed at one of the normal bungalows. When I originally booked that bungalow I requested twice (in a written form) a twin bedroom with separated beds. On check-in I again pointed out this request verbally. Then the hassle started. I went to the bungalow with one of the service personnel and immediately noticed they had prepared a double bed for me and my colleague. Again, I asked the lady to change this for us. Four hours later nobody could remember my request and due to shift change we started explaining all over again. Explaining issues to this personnel does seem to be quite difficult as they do have the habit of confirming requests without understanding what they are about.

The following negative points (please find positive points below) are worth mentioning.
- Staff works in a quite chaotic way and doesn't share information amongst each other
- Bungalows are old, dirty and smelly
- Pay attention to what is being promised on the web page regarding the bungalows (most of the equipment is only available for deluxe bungalows!)
- Lots of ants, bed bugs, mosquitoes and lizzards inside the bungalows
- No wifi connection available in the bungalows

My friend and I tried to check out and get our money back for the current day (at 7pm) after he had to go to the doctors due to the bed bug bites he was suffering from. Additionally to the hotel room costs we now hat expenses for the doctor and for medicine and tried to find an agreement with the hotel's management. However, they weren't open for any negotiations at all and kept on trying to book us on to a different bungalow, and later during the negotiations, on to an upgraded room. They didn't understand that we now felt very uncomfortable in the hotel, because from our point of view the bed bugs also seem to spread within the central room where all the matresses, duvets and bed sheets are kept. We just wanted to check out, because our health was suffering in this 4-star hotel. Really nothing comes to my mind where this hotel could've got its four stars from. It's not good value for money at all.

Positive:
- Breakfast is alright, although other 4-star hotels in Thailand offer a broader variety on jam, bread, and so on.
- Staff is friendly, but management not customer focused at all

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

I stayed with a friend in this resort. In our opinion at least the bungalows, are to be fair, not a four star standard. The biggest problems were bed bugs in our rooms. As I never expected these animals in such an expensive location I was really disappointed about the reaction of the staff. In my personal opinion it´s a well known problem in this resort. I asked a doctor about these bites and he told me that are bites from bed bugs and the Tipa Hotel had especially in the past many problems with bugs in the bungalows.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

First of all, I would recommend a hotel around Ao Nang Beach more then one in Krabi Town. The beach is good and the vibe is excellent.
When we arrived in Tipa Resort they told us that the standard rooms were renovated, so we were upgraded to a deluxe room. The room was perfect: very clean, a nice bed, a good hot shower and the resort is just a 5-min walk from the beach. All together I would say that this is an excellent place to stay around Krabi.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Krabi Tipa Resort
Address: 121/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Krabi Tipa Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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