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Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort
Ranked #98 of 107 Hotels in Ao Nang
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“It was OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place looked like a castle when we pulled in.. it was massive.
Our room was huge but it was a long walk to get around to our room.
We had the swim up pool area but the water was BROWN and dirty.. gross!
The other pool area looked clear enough but I wasn't risking it.
This place is not truthfully advertised.
The girl at reception was sooooooooo damn slow!
We stayed here 1 night then continued on our way.
After being in Bangkok and Chiang Mai before this, I really hated Ao Nang/Krabi area.
The views of the water are gorgeous and lots of shopping/eateries on the strip but it didn't strike my fancy.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed one night in January and couldn't leave quickly enough the next day. I counted over 40 bites on the left hand side of my body - either bed bugs or fleas and still have the scars 3 weeks later. The place is infested with mosquitoes. Such a shame as the hotel looks spectacular from the outside and the staff working there were really friendly. Very little edible at breakfast to speak of. Very poor management. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We reluctantly stayed here for 5 nights as a last minute resort because The Cliff Ao Nang overbooked themselves and left my family stranded on the day we arrived. There were 5 of us and we stayed in a Deluxe Pool Access Room and a Family Room.

At this hotel, their rooms are big and have the potential of a 4 star hotel, but its finishings and maintenance are that of a 2 star hotel. The mattresses are very hard and they do not provide toothbrushes nor any soap dish. Their rainshower is spoilt and water leaks out of it at strange angles, depriving us of a good proper shower. Balcony chairs were dirty, none of us dared to sit on it, table was dirty too.

The corridors are dark and creepy, looking like something out of a horror film at night. Some areas along the corridor weren't lit and we had to bring a torch out with us if we knew we were coming back at night.

The elevator never works, they tell you its because of power-saving but I've never seen it working whether morning, afternoon or night in my 5 days there. So if you're travelling with the elderly or with heavy luggages, good luck to you.

Pool water is yellow greenish and resembles a swamp. You can actually see the muck floating around in there. The pool area is big, yes. But that doesn't matter when the pool is filthy.

The lobby area where the free public wifi can be accessed is infested with mosquitoes. Although I dutifully sprayed mosquito repellent on myself, the mozzies could still got me on covered areas I neglected to spray, like my stomach area. A quick walk through the lobby without any repellent applied can earn you 5 bites.

Breakfast serves you the bare minimal. The only thing I enjoyed was toasted bread with butter and soya bean milk. Breakfast is up till 10am and most hotels would allow a buffer timing of up till 1030am to finish your meal. But this hotel switches off all lights and fans promptly at 10am, making you feel like you're eating in an unlit dungeon with really bad food.

Some reception staff on duty cannot speak English and it becomes a very painful process to communicate your needs or questions across.

There are also many China tour groups who stay here, possibly because the owner is Chinese. These people from the China tour groups woke us up one morning with their screaming and shouting from the corridor. Another morning one of them kept knocking on our door till we woke up and opened it. Upon realising they probably got the wrong room, the person just walked away without any apology.

After our 3rd night, my mum decided she had enough and wanted to forfeit our remaining 2 nights at Ayodhaya to stay somewhere else. Unfortunately we had to stay put because everywhere else was fully booked in Ao Nang. My mum cried because she felt like this was the most horrible holiday she had.

If it weren't for The Cliff Ao Nang who messed up the booking and payment we made to them 1 month in advance, we wouldn't have been made to go through this painful stay at Ayodhaya.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Photos are outdated and the entire hotel is worn down. Breakfast was completely overpopulated despite the limited choice of food and the really bad quality.
We went directly from breakfast to the pool at 9 AM and it took 10 mins to get 3 pool towels for 4 people. Well the queue for the towels must have been long You'd think..... No! We were the only ones there! The gigantic pool area was like a ghost town - maybe because of the water temperature which was freezing?
One bedroom in our family-suite had a malfunctioning A/C and we didn't have hot water at all. Reception told us it would be fixed when we returned from the beach but it wasn't. Electrician tried to fix the A/C again when we returned after dinner. He failed and we had to insist to be moved to another room as it was getting late and the kids were getting tired and cranky.
The "new" room was in a remote area where the janitor had to turn on power and water before we could enter the room.
Definately the worst hotel experience in a month of traveling in Thailand

Room Tip: Rooms are spacious but outdated and worn down.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

This hotel was a disaster. Staff were complacent, the breakfast was incredibly poor and there were no saving graces. Most importantly, my i-phone was stolen from a small and discreet pocket in a case. We went away to the rainforest for a few days and told the hotel so they didn't think there was a problem. We had a lot of luggage - 2 weeks packing for a family of 4 and two children's Christmas presents. On our return our room had obviously been searched and the i-phone taken. Despite urgent and firm requests to speak to the manager, the receptionist was as good as useless, completely comprehending our point but insisting he was unavailable. We tried tracking the phone but it was switched off. The police had no interest. On our return it was switched back on and tracked to Krabi. Avoid at all costs.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

We are horribly displeased with this 4.5 star hotel (Aonang Ayodhaya Resort, Krabi). Our main complaints are:

1. This hotel is far below the 4.5 star rating it advertises through your website (it is more like a Chinese-run motel collecting profit but not investing any more money into its business..
2. Hotel advertised as beachfront but a room was allotted to us by a side facing some boundary wall (dinghy looking area). We rejected and were given another room; slightly better but far below a 4.5 star standard.
3. Room is old, rundown and badly stained furniture.
4. No free WIFI at room as advertised. In fact there is no wifi in the room at all.
5. Room has no slippers, tissue paper and low quality toiletries. This is the first hotel that did not have a safe in the room.
6. We had to wait for more than an hour for the sole reception staff (who was rude) to locate our booking.
7. TERRIBLE Breakfast (no variety and no quality) is not in line with a 4.5 star hotel. No butter; jam is nothing but coloured sugar-gel; cold food displayed for hours with FLIES everywhere; messy and oily/dirty floor. This is in line with nil star hotel quality.
8. Room & lobby area infested with mosquitos. When asked to spray the spray lobby area this morning, the receptionist said that they do not do this for lobby!! This is where the eifi is and where guests have to sit for wifi.
9. Room advertised as 'with safe' in room but safe was not there (removed). Complained but manager could not be bothered.
10. This hotel is not professionally managed. The staff are ill-trained.

Room Tip: Don't ever stay here!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

I chose this hotel as it had decent reviews on Tripadvisor at the time of booking. What a mistake!! I had booked the standard room only to be told on arrival that I was in the "building next door". The building next door is in fact the hotel next door which was rated 2 1/2 star which was simply awfule. We were advised however that we were still able to use the hotels "4 1/2 star" faciilties. Who would want to though? The facilities in the 4 1/2 star side were a disgrace. The hotel is extemely run down. No staff to be see anywhere around the pool. The resort is in need desperate need of a huge refurb. As a travel agent I would never, ever sell this property to clients. It would be an embarassment.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort
Address: 112/2 Moo 3 | Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand (Formerly Ayodhaya Suites Resort & Spa)
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#27 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 228
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Aonang Ayodhaya 5 Stars Luxurious accommodation that blends Thai legendary hospitality with the old era of Siam tradition, Aonang Ayodhaya consists of 2 wings separately. Main wing " Ayodhaya suite wing " offer suite room type while "Success Wing" offers superior room,superior family room, deluxe room room, deluxe family type. Our Success wing is 3 floors high, there is no elevator in Success wing. We only have elevator for Ayodhaya suite wing. All the rooms provide true international features and services with a fascinating historical setting to ensure all guests a stay in absolute comfort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ayodhaya Hotel Ao Nang
Ayodhaya Suites Resort And Spa
Ayodhaya Hotel Krabi
Ayodhaya Resort Krabi
Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort Krabi/Ao Nang

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