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Ban Sainai Resort
Ranked #1 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
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“Good good good”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

1st good thing was the location
Very near to main road but not noisy n peaceful, yet mountain view
Second good was privacy, unlike normal hotels, comfortable villa
3rd good was staff. Helpful friendly cheerful

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Resort Cliff view, only 25 minute Walk / 15 minute jog down the road to the beach, Free shuttle every hour to and from the beach.

Arrived early with wonderful service, checked-in at 11 am with two hour wait for room, but they held our bags for us while we change in the exotic toilets set near reception (and one at the pool) enjoyed the pool with drinks and relaxed under the sun. With beach balls and towels ready for us all.

They took our bags to our room for us with the keys already setting the air-con in motion. They led us into a BIG room (bungalow, we only paid less than a hundred dollars a night) next to the pool. BIG bathroom, BIG balcony, bigger than any rooms 3 - 5 star hotels I have ever visited.

Indulge the view you get, ours was by the pool, looking out to the far mountain view, it was still magical to be staring at.

Decorated wonderfully and always clean every-time we got back from our day. Shower was magnificent, and planet friendly.

Free water and tea, everyday (unlike other hotels that charge you an arm and a leg for anything you consume from within the room), no extra charge for those after we left.

Breakfast has great variety mix of asian, health, and western style. Great view at the restaurant out to the pond.

Resort is intimate, helpful with car rentals, trips and tours recommendation, even when all our tours were booked ourselves and not through the resort management, they called to check when the tours were late for us.

Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap refills, were enough to shower four times a day, and they refill them every day for us.

Close to MANY restaurant if you are willing to stroll out.

Saturday and Sunday nights are a dream to check out the street night market right in the Alley where the resort is.



I am impressed with the service, cleanliness and the room.


I would recommend that anyone visiting Thailand, not treat any staff as servants, as they will be of much more help and happier to serve you and make your stay even more wonderful, if you speak to all of them as equal human beings (I saw too many ungrateful guests treating them like dung, it is quite sad to see at a holiday/vacation destination)


I guarantee you will enjoy your stay the most. It's quite leafy :D


P.S. please don't mind the mess in the photos, we took them the day we were leaving, :'(

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at ban sainai for 5 days from.7 Jan.
Great individual cottages set around a lovely pool area.
Great staff who spoke good English.
(as my Thai is limited to a handfull of words)..Dom who works in the pool sala and the guy who drives the shuttle bus were very friendly.


The only bad thing I could say is that the restaurant food wasn't the greatest. Also they don't serve alcohol in the resort but it is ok to bring your own to enjoy by the pool.

Free shuttle bus into ao nang was good also. Walking it to about 15 mins.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Lovely resort with breathtaking view far enough away from ao nang but close enough if you want hussle and bussle. Really friendly staff and pool man Don is half English and can advise you on so much thank you Don got charger in lotus!!
Breakfast is good sometimes a tad cold but they will warm up anything for you.
Lovely big room we had jacuzzi bath which was huge and very indulgent.
Overall really loved ban sainai and would return if we ever go back that way - thank you all staff

  • Stayed January 2014
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seoul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Newly opening hotel. Nice swimming pool under the spectacular limestone cliff. Friendly staff with wide and clean rooms. Restaurent is on the construction but bet it would be great. Of course i will be back if i visit Krabi. Happy new year Um.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank SeoulSunshine
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Everything about this hotel was just great. The bungalows are spacious and clean and far enough a part that you really feel like you have your own private garden. The pool is absolutely gorgeous, the food is delicious and the service was top-notch! The receptionist was incredibly friendly and helpful. She helped find me a place to do yoga on Sunday morning and arranged a driver and everything. I could barely tear myself away from this place! It's pricey, but well worth it!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Liz S
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful gem of a hotel. The views all around the resort are spectacular from lakes to huge impressive cliffs. The swimming pool is brilliant.

Beautiful well kept grounds and immaculate rooms.

We had a cottage with jacuzzi bath - just lovely for relaxing looking out the window over the lake. The bed was so comfy i had trouble extracting myself in the morning.

The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We travelled with 2 children (6 & 4yrs) who were also made very welcome.

Please note that this is a dry resort and so if you want an alcoholic drink you would need to bring some with you.

Restaurant is now open all the time. The food is great. Breakfast is outstanding with the usual buffet options or a made to order cooked breakfast such as pancakes, rotis and omlettes.

So glad we found this place. nice treat before we head back to Bangkok.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Ban Sainai Resort
Address: 550 Soi Aonang 11/1, Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ban Sainai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BAN SAINAI RESORT is located among tranquil tropical greeneries with its unique setting on a small hill, surrounded by coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. The resort simply presents a lifestyle of the locals, with a lush environment and breathtaking nature-made beauty. Staying with us, you will enjoy your holiday with our saltwater system swimming pool overlooking limestone cliffs as a magnificent backdrop. Plus the comfort of the private deluxe cottages that makes your holiday even more peaceful & memorable. The resort style is not only inspired and designed for those stylish needs but also for restful holiday seekers. Ban Sainai Resort offers 40 simple yet comfortable deluxe cottages, is with unique Southern Thai style with a private balcony and a seating area. Each spacious cottage equipped finely with an Air-Condition, Flat TV & Satellite, Safety Deposit Box and An En Suite Bathroom. The resort features an outdoor pool running by saltwater system which is gentle to your skin. Refreshing soft drinks, freshly brewed coffee or choices or mocktails are ready to be served for you at the Pool Sala. At Ban Sainai Resort, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the area. ... more   less 
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