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Buri Tara Resort
Ranked #51 of 104 Hotels in Ao Nang
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Stinky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Good things:
Big and clean rooms, has lifts, nice pool but small, not much sun gets to the pool. Friendly and helpful front desk. 10 mins walk to all the shops.

Bad things:
Next to a stinky swamp, at the hallway and the pool can smell the toxic especially in the evening really bad.

We even saw staff throwing construction waste off the balcony from the 4th floor into the swamp, more and more garbage and toxic are building up in the swamp I hope the hotel or the city will clean it up

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DivingTropical
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed here in Dec 12 just before the mad rush of Christmas. The room was spacious with his and hers sinks in the bathroom. Room showing its age; fittings not great but adequate. The beds were firm which we liked and it was very pleasant sitting on the balcony. There is a sun deck for sun worshippers. The pool is refreshing after a day of sightseeing but do beware of tourists from China who perhaps because of their culture do not see anything wrong with spitting in the pool. Breakfast was reasonably OK - there is an egg station but they dont make the fried eggs fresh (these are usually prepared earlier and so got a bit cold); so ended up having more omelettes than one cared. The fruit was very good. The room is a little dark and there is no wifi other than at reception. The massage service was very good and priced reasonably. Housekeeping was fine; front desk was a little less professional (they were usually busy chatting or playing their mobile phones) but I suppose to be fair, the hotel wasnt too busy. The restaurant menu prices were too steep considering what you can get literally minutes from the hotel. They really should be more competitive on food pricing. Ao nang is a nice resort - shd try the Chinese seafood restaurant by the sea. Very good fish for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank needy
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The hotel is on a very good location, one minute walking of Ao Nang mainstreet with lots of shops and restaurants. Rooms are nice and staff is very friendly. But ... We had to pay 55 euro for 1 plastic bag of laundry (just some underwear, t-shirts and 2 trousers). Shocking!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Annelize I
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel in good location, staff friendly and breakfast was great too. Only bad thing was wifi is only in recieption and cleaning staff have Walkie talkies that are on full all day, makes the hotel feel like a hospital or prison.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steve1south
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Bangkok, Thailand
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73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Overall this place is decent. Not so much for a romantic getaway or anything but would probably be ideal for a group of friends with low budget. Don't expect to get a good view from the hotel room. The room we stayed in felt a little muggy.. the bathroom was always musty and the shower curtain was moldy then I realized that the ceiling in our room was a bit moldy too! (but this might just be in our room) Their airconditioner was a little loud but other than that, this place is pretty clean and comfy for a cheap stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank moka m
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London
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

I booked this place as I got a good deal for 1 night and from the outside it looked really great. Apparently it is a new hotel too. Having seen the room I was surprised, it looked a bit tired. At least the bed wasn't bad, pretty comfy nice sleep. The view from my room (which was probably because it was cheap - £35) was pretty rubbish. It was the side of next door's hotel and a car park type thing.

Breakfast was not provided for the price, but they did offer it for 700baht, hah, £15 for breakfast? in Thailand? I don't think so

One bad point, wifi was NOT free. You could only get free wifi in the lobby which wasn't even very strong, but if you wanted it in your room you had to pay, which is always a sore point for me.

The staff were nice enough, helpful in calling ahead for another hotel for me.

Like Apasari, hotel was on Moo 3, alongside other "4star" hotels, short and safe walk into town.

Between this and Apasari though, I would take Apasari for the free wifi.

Room Tip: Avoid getting the side of next door's wall and garage
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AdAstra80
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

So this is a nice hotel. It has a few problems which I'll mention, but overall, this is a great place to stay for a relaxing holiday in Krabi in a fantastic location. I hesitate to give it a 4 star as there are things it could do to improve. It certainly has the potential to be.

Location: Fantastic. Right on border between the west side of Ao Nang beach and the east side of Nopparat Thara beach. You have access to a long-tailed boat service to Railay Beach (best beaches in Krabi) minutes from your door at the junction, or if they're not running as frequently as you need, then just another 6 minute walk is a much larger boat pier on Ao Nang beach, giving trips to Ko Phi Phi Don, and more. (recommend you catch/ return from here)

Our arrival was very pleasant. We'd been travelling for 18 hours and arrived early at 10am. They took our stuff, gave us a complimentary drinks and discounted restaurant food (basically the 10% service charge was knocked off) and towels for the pool. Nice start and welcome.

Rooms: Really nice big airy rooms with small but inofffensive balcony.
Bathroom, really big. Bed and bedroom really nicely decorated. A few quibbles though. Old stained sheets (clean, but stained) and a mouldy shower curtain, are unneccesary and easily avoidable. Overall though, the rooms are pleasant and a great place to return after a hot exhausting day, doing nothing on the beach. Mini-bar cheap. 2 free bottles of waters as standard.
Hot water is tepid and changable. Certainly can't run a bath. Not great really for the size of hotel. Also do not hand wash clothes! All my whites came out with terrible orange stains from the water. Had to wait to get back to England to rectify!

Pool: Nice. Not very big, but still decent. Not overly used either, as the sea is minutes away and much warmer!

Breakfast: OK, not great. Cold food better than hot. Fried rice in the morning is not my idea of breakfast but, who am I...
Wifi: Annoyingly expensive. Best to get unlimited access if staying for a week at 500 bahts. This should really be free!

Travel Tours: You can buy your travel tours (Island visits, excursions) from the reception, however they were charging slightly inflated prices. You're better off booking on the main road further east along ao nang beach where you can save quite a few £'s.

Don't get ill, as they have no first aid kit! I cut myself and had to go to a pharmacy to get a simple bandage and antiseptic.

Radios: If you like a lie in, and I mean to sleep past the hour of 7:00am, then good luck, as the staff changing the rooms have their radios (walkie-talkies) set to max/11, and they don't care who hears them. REALLY annoying. We asked for them to turn them down, but no luck. TURN THEM DOWN!

Reception staff were all really nice, courteous and the bell-boys too, really helpful and smiley.

Overall, a pleasant stay. As you can see, I had a few 'issues' but nothing crippling. You can certainly find somewhere for same price, slightly better. However, if they just addressed these issues I would come again without a doubt, and this would be a 4 star review.

Room Tip: If you want to go to Ko Phi Phi for the day, you're up against it as there are only about 2 sche...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FMillward
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Property: Buri Tara Resort
Address: 159/1 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Buri Tara Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buri Tara Resort is conveniently located on the beautiful Ao Nang Beach, just only 150 meters away from Ao Nang centre and the stunning Nopparattara Beach and was in a walking distance from just about everything you needed. All rooms are modern decorated and furnished with full equipped provide a comfortable and luxurious base for you and your family. ... more   less 
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