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“Great place to chill-out”
Review of The Hilltop

The Hilltop
Ranked #42 of 279 Restaurants in Ao Nang
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Great place to chill-out”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We learned of the place through a random brochure that we saw in the hostel. The actual place did not disappoint. What makes it convenient is the free shuttle service within Aonang (you can easily request for your hostel manager to call up) and to specify a time or reservation. The view is beautiful and one should try to make it there by 4-5pm as the sun sets quite quickly.

Food-wise, the menu offers standard Thai fare and local favourites that are worth a try. There are a few less spicy options as well, but by and large, it is a local menu and quite good. The range of drinks are also fairly good, which slightly higher prices than some other bars but only marginally and worth the extra for the ambiance.

Details wise, the music is live at points and soothing enough. What sets this place apart is the location and the laid-back vibe that tourists can indulge in when they turn up, without worries as to getting there and back to their hotels/hostels.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank flyuan
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“Amazing sunset view”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Even though when we arrived they had only booked a table for 2 instead of 6 this was quickly resolved. Food excellent, views stunning. They also had a live band which were very good and the level of noise was comfortable so that you could still speak to your fellow guests.

Visited January 2013
Thank Jackie B
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“great views”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

the setting is terrific , the foodgood and wonderful music--american. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Visited January 2013
Thank cathy N
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Cape Town
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“A Must”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I may be wrong, but while we were in Thailand, it seemed to me like it was impossible to get anything remotely resembling a poor meal. Almost every meal we had, whether it be from a dodgy looking small sidewalk restaurant in Bangkok or a fancy resort restaurant in Koh Pi Pi, was better and more extraordinary than the one before it. But even amongst such competition, the Hilltop restaurant, in terms of food, venue and service stood out from the crowd. The setting is superb: A primarily outdoor restaurant, nestled against a very steep hill in Ao Nang, Krabi, with breathtaking views of Ao Nang Bay (it is also a prime spot from where to enjoy the sunset).
The menu caters to a wide variety of tastes, including most traditional Thai dishes, seafood and some Western specialty dishes. We enjoyed our meal so much on our first visit to the restaurant, that even though our time in Ao Nang was limited, we opted to return to the restaurant the following day again. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, while the staff members are very friendly and very helpful. The service was excellent (not only at the restaurant itself, but also beforehand, when the manager arranged for the restaurant’s driver to collect us from our hotel).
The restaurant is a must stop for any one that finds themselves in the area.

Visited November 2012
Thank Conrad H
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“Worst meal in Thailand in six months.”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The title says it all really. The location is good, but all of the meat we were given (chicken, pork, duck, squid) was bland and dry. Curries and sauces were so far from the right flavourings it is ridiculous. I would be embarrassed to serve food like that, and you are expected to pay for it? The service was so poor that the waitress apologized to us. Go for a drink at sunset, but go anywhere else for food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank restlessaussie
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