We had spent a night in a jungle in rather basic accommodation so anything close to a normal bed would have been amazing. We were so lucky to have stayed here. The highlight of the place was definitely the boss. He was so welcoming and helpful, and always greeted us and asked us how we were enjoying ourselves and if he could help with anything. I've never experience that kind of welcome and ongoing customer service...its more than a job to him.
The hotel itself was clean and the room was nice. Nothing extraordinary but it had a good air con unit, fridge (complimentary water as per), a TV, and a safety deposit box. Free Wi-Fi (with log on) also included and a pretty good reception. Laundry service is also available, 50 baht per kg. Breakfast was ok, could have been better. I'd advise trying outside the hotel. We didn't have dinner here, but I'm not sure if they did it anyway.
There are lots of tours available through the hotel, some with significant discount. We saved 600 baht on a cooking course (which I would highly recommend, called Smart Cook - they will pick you up and drop you back at the hotel, a 10 minute drive). We also went on the Four Island Day Tour, which was brilliant too. Also nearby, if you're into it, is a shooting range. I'd recommend getting a taxi as the walk is a good 30 minutes. The guy who took us into the range and showed us how to use the guns used to be security for the prince and also entered competitions for shooting.
Location of the hotel was great, right in the heart of Ao Nang in Krabi. As soon as you exit the hotel you're on the street with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. I would highly recommend Echo Bar for cocktails and a strong Wi-Fi signal (also live music at night), a 2 minute walk across the road. The beach is a 5 minute walk and has plenty of sun loungers and space for towels. You'll also find some of the best hand-bag shops here, especially one particular shop with leather bags (at a price of course but beautifully made).
I would highly recommend this hotel. Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and its in a great location. The only thing missing was a swimming pool, but when I think back, I didn't miss it. There is also a look out point on the roof of the hotel with great views.
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