Value Score Poor Value
Good For Couples
Banking on Best Western's reputation
We've stayed at Best Western's hotel in New Zealand before and had decent memories of it. Furthermore they were offering an unbeatable promotion over the Net of 5000 baht for 2 inclusive of transfer, 6 meals, 2 nights' stay and 1.5 days tour. Howzat for value for money? Dinner was delectable but we skipped the 2nd day's breakfast of bread and butter. Lunch was just a prepacked packet of rice with vegetables, meat and pineapple. Cold but fun when eaten at the island beach.
Unique Quality: The Thai's attention to detail showed in how they decorated a simple pot of floating flowers into a beautiful pattern. It truly brightened our day.
On our 3rd day, the shower drip went dry just before I finished soaping. Since we were in a hurry to check out I didn't bother to complain. The counter staff spoke passable English but seem to be unfamiliar with the neighbouring sights. They tried their best to help though.
BAN AO NANG
Nice clean rooms and quiet atmosphere there!
Unique Quality: Pool is open to 21.00 (it sucks ;) , breakfast is buffet and dinner was nice and tasty.
More about Best Western Ban Ao Nang Resort
We have 2 1/2 weeks honeymoon in March and want to stay in Ko Phangan and Ko Tao for a few days each before moving on to the west coast - maybe Krabi/Phi Phi/Lanta/ somewhere else?
Which hotels would you recommend, and which places to stay in the west coast?
try Sawadee.com, plenty of hotels to choose from, I recommend to stay at least 1 night in a Railey Beach resort.
We have stayed in Krabi and Koh Phi Phi, I guess i would recommend Krabi's main resort ' Ao Nang ' We stayed in the Best Western Ban Ao Nang Resort ( approx £30 pn, breakfast included), they have 2 hotels in Ao Nang and the only difference is the other hotel has a Spa/Sauna, but we have stayed in both hotels and they are both great, Very Clean and both have great Swimming Pools.
You can make Ao Nang as a base if you want to go on daily excursions, its in an ideal location. In that area you have lots of small beachy type islands and to get to these you just hire a long Tail boat from in front of the beach, ( There is a kiosk at one ond the beach where you pay, we booked the boats for half days which was enough for us in the sun. I would recommend you go to the 7/11 shop and buy some bread to throw into the sea and lots of beautiful coloured fish will gather around your boat will be equipped with snorkels so you can swim with the fish as they are feeding, You'll have a great time.
For the last 10 years we have used asiarooms.com and never had a problem and they always include breakfast in the price.
I would suggest perhaps railay beach in krabi area, you can also travel south to small quiet islands such as Koh Ngai, Koh Mook, or perhaps somewhere a little busier and larger such as Koh lanta, you could try Phuket, most beach areas busy but some quiet ones or try Khao Lak
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