I found this hotel more by chance and only regret that I didn't find it earlier. Lovely setting in a mature and tranquil garden at the end of a quiet road (It's the last one on the left hand side past Aree Tara) in the Nopparat Area .It is walking distance to a number of restaurants, street stalls and both beaches.
The spacious rooms are very well appointed with even a mini kitchenette and have beautiful verandas or balconies all overlooking the pool and garden. No room ever faces the road, like in so many other hotels in the area. Another plus is the small size, with only 21 rooms it has a much more personal feel to it and quite often you even get the pool to yourself (well in low season that is)
Staff are helpful and friendly and still have that smile on their face that seems to have gone missing in a lot of tourist areas these days. Most of the waiting staff have only a limited grasp of the English language but they make more than up for it with their kindness.
Especially Jeab, the Manager is very friendly and very helpful with every request you may have. I loved that she took the time in the morning to greet every guest personally and have a little chat. You certainly can tell that she loves her job.
The only minor downside is that you get some noise during the day from building work going on in the neighborhood where more hotels are build; but that would apply to all hotels in this area.
Which brings me to what some previous reviewers described as slum or shanty town opposite the hotel. This is indeed a neatly fenced off compound that houses construction workers and their families while they work on the new buildings. So by no means a dodgy area.
I certainly can recommend this hotel and would stay again without hesitation.
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- Also Known As:
- Duang Jai Hotel Ao Nang
- Duang Jai Resort Krabi/Ao Nang