We arrived 18th March to welcome reception, cool drink and flannel, much appreciated after journey from the airport. True not all the staff speak good english, but there is always someone who can help. We found Amporn the Restaurant Manager to be great, she not only spoke good english but helped give us advice on where to go. There is a market near the boxing stadium on a Wednesday later afternoon/evening which is worth a visit. Ok no bar at the hotel which was disappointing, but you don't have to walk far from the hotel to find a good choice, go either way along the main road, left into the main part of Ao Nang is where you'll find most bars and restaurants and we also thought it was a little cheaper in the main area near the Irish Rover. The food was fantastic at all places, even the pavement stalls, although we thought the Longtail Boat Restaurant overlooking the sea was the best and visited there twice, excellent food, friendly staff and great location. There are about 8 restaurants next to one another overlooking the sea, just walk down one of the alleyways from the main road and you'll walk through each one, known as seafood street, but this was our favourite and they do all sell more than just seafood, although the fish is on display and you can choose what you want to eat.
We hired a longtail boat to ourselvesand did a couple of the islands, cost 1500 baht for 4 hours, went to Poda Island, thought it was overcrowded and full of litter, not impressed, although Railay and PhraNang Beach looked nicer. The Tuks Tuks get you around the resort for 40 bht per person or 20 in the scooter Tuks. it rained heavily most days for an hour late afternoon but the hotel does provide umbrellas in the room - you'll need them, and they'll call a Tuk Tuk for you. Pool area nice and quiet during our stay so no trouble locating beds, just a few noisey chinese in the jacuzzi pool. Breakfast was fine, choice of cereals, fruit, pastries and breads, you cook your own bacon and there is an egg chef. You help yourself to tea/coffee and just muck in basically, obviously some reviewers prefer silver service! we found the staff helpful and obliging all round. Rooms were nice, clean and spacious, with balcony and ours had a sea view which was nice to sit out and see the boats tooing and froing to the islands. Overall a good hotel which made our stay very enjoyable. Last year we stayed near Cape Panwa, Phuket, and actually found Krabi much busier than we had expected, nontheless a most enjoyable holiday but next time would prefer somewhere a little quieter.
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