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Duang Jai Resort
Ranked #50 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Versailles, France
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I really like this hotel. It's situated on the quiet street and surrounded by the forest but at the same time it's not far away from the main street. It takes just a few minutes to get there. It's very quiet and lovely. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The hotel doesn't have many rooms so you really get personal service while staying. The rooms are very clean and spacious with the little back yard if you sstay on the first floor. The pool is very nice. The hotel has a little garden that's very well maintained. The price is very good compare to the other hotels. During my stay in aonang I changed 3 hotels. In this one I spent 17 nights. I really recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Love this hotel,

After searching many different options I found this hotel by luck.
It's a great place to stay.
The hotel is so beautiful and clean.
Staff is great and professional.
The Manager is always available for every request and the owner is on site most of the days.
Rooms are lovely with a tropical feel.
Breakfast is good.
Pool is so nice and clean and is filled with clean sea water!!!
Hotel is Set in a beautiful tropical garden.
The Whole staff will go above and beyond to meet every of your requests.
Great Value. Do not think twice before booking here. This hotel is a true GEM!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Laurent S
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

-Small and cozy hotel. You get to know the friendly personnel and the other guests.

-Good breakfast.

-Clean hotel with nice rooms.

-Location: a few hundred meters from the beach but no traffic sound.

-We can most certainly recommend this hotel to other travelers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Anton E
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Chanced upon the Duang Jai Resort after trying quite a few other places along the Nopparat Thara beach (didn't know Ao Nang existed at this point and once we did, we avoided it).
Everything was way over our budget, but we felt that we could stretch it a bit as Duang Jai looked lovely and was at the quiet end of a street, with parking, which we needed as we were driving.
Jeab, the manager, was efficient, friendly and genuine - a real find these days - and the staff were all very well trained and helpful.
Lovely rooms, with all you could want for a quiet and relaxing stay, great saltwater pool surrounded by greenery and birds (and few people as the resort is very small).
Breakfast fine and pretty standard for this kind of resort - not 5 star, but then much easier than trying to find a decent breakfast out of the complex. Again, staff always willing and able to chat, offer other options etc.

Room Tip: All rooms seem pretty much equal size and specification.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Duangjairesort2013, Owner at Duang Jai Resort, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for your review and pleased to welcome you again soonest.Don't miss to notice us you are the repeat guest for the next visit Duangjai Resort,your second home !
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

I went to Ao Nang for 3 nights with my husband, parents and brother. I booked this hotel as I thought it would be nice and peaceful as it is a little way from the main strip of restaurants. It was lovely and quiet, but still only took 5 minutes to walk down and get some food in the evening. The rooms were big, comfortable and clean. The garden and pool are really pretty. The breakfast had good variety and was of good quality. We booked a package and got airport transfers, a boat trip and a dinner thrown in. The boat trip was pretty good and the dinner was lovely and extremely huge. When you go into the hotel in the evenings you wouldn't even know that they do food, but it was really good. Without the boat trip and the dinner, I think the rooms would have been over-priced, but I guess it is high season so...
If there is any negative about this hotel, it is that the reception staff don't really seem to know what's going on. Maybe they're nervous speaking English, I don't know but they seemed fairly clueless. Luckily we didn't have any real issues for them to solve. I would definitely recommend this place to friends who want somewhere quiet to stay.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are much more private. The ones on the ground floor are really quite exposed to ever...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2012

I liked the location of this resort - about 10 minutes walk from Either Ao Nang or Nopparat Thara Beach. There are several restaurants and stores right nearby. The pool area is nice, mostly unoccupied and surrounded by plants. The breakfast consisted of bread, eggs, bacon that was never cooked enough, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and a couple other items. It got old after 7 days but was good enough.

I shopped around and feel this is a good value hotel in the area. Still, for Thailand the price is quite high. I guess that is the cost of being in a touristy area.

I booked a ground floor room because it was slightly cheaper and had the exact same floor plan as the top floor. This was a mistake - the footsteps of the people above you resonate loudly such that we were listening to booming footstomps from 5pm to 11pm. It was almost laughable listening to the NONSTOP foot sounds. I think the design of the building allows sound to carry through the cement such that you can hear footstomps from several rooms away, because there is no way that 1 or 2 people could have made all that noise. Also, the whole front of the room is windows facing the pool, which is nice to look out but terrible for privacy. Because of the windows we had to shut all the curtains all the time, making the room feel dark and cave-like.

This is the last resort on the street and is in a quiet area. Of course it is no longer quiet if you happen to get noisy neighbors in the next room, which we did. The rooms have a small sitting area outside in the front, which is nice to relax but again not so great when your noisy neighbors are out on their sitting area drinking.

The hotel staff did not speak much English. This was fine with me with the small exception that the server at the egg station never understood how I wanted my eggs cooked.

Overall, I was happy with this resort and would have been much happier with a second floor room. Even though the resort was not full, we were not offered a top level room like other reviewers were.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Finally booked myself a trip to Krabi, spent a few days there just soaking up the sun and enjoying the beaches. Checked into Duang Jai Resort together with 3 of my mates in Oct 2011. First impression is quite positive. The room is spacious, with a resort-feel to it, the decor seems new, with a decent pool as well. Location wise not the most ideal place, although is about a 15 min to the beach, it is a much longer stroll if you wish to get to the Walking Street, where most of the pubs/restaurants/massage parlours are.

Room prices include breakfast, which is nothing to boast about. Just your simple eggs/toast/ham/sausage combo together with a cup of coffee, though I must add that the coffee is pretty good.

Service at the resort is quite disappointing, room service ends at 5pm, resulting in buying food from nearby hotels, which is quite funny to me. Also, during our last night stay, the power went out at the resort. But seems like the hotel staff were all soundly asleep, as there is no one at the reception desk!

In summary, Duang Jai Resort seems like a pretty decent place, which boast nice decor at affordable prices and a quiet location for you to wind down after a day of water sports/beach activities. However the distance from the Walking Street and the lack of service at the resort are the down points.

Room Tip: Not sure about connecting rooms, but they do have rooms with connecting balcony area.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank chye82
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Property: Duang Jai Resort
Address: 152 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
#11 Family Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Duang Jai Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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