- Reviews: 758
Noi's Guesthouse: Apartment in Ao Nang
While the beaches at Raileh are certainly nicer, i prefer to use Ao Nang as a base in this region, simply because there's a better selection of good-value accommodation.
Many of the guesthouses here rent out apartment-style rooms with luxuries such as fridge and TV, and our room at Noi's GH even had a large sea-view terrace. Rates are very negotiable during low season. We paid 300B (7€) per night.
- Reviews: 154
Accomodation in Railay
If you like to stay in a more quiet and a less "touristy" place than Ao Nang, you should seriously consider staying in one of the resorts in Railay. The beach fronted ones along Railey West Beach include Railay Village Resort, Sand Sea Resort, and Railay Bad Resorts. Their rates are about the same as a 3-4 stars hotel in Ao Nang such as Phra Nang Inn.
The incredibly luxurious Rayavadee Premier Resort is located in Railay as well and occupy a very large area in it. The best thing about it is that it occupies a large portion of the back of the stunningly beautiful Phra Nang Beach. But with a rate of about US$600 per night, it is out of the league of most visitors.
The only drawback about staying in Railay is of course that if you need to get things which the resorts' minimarts do not provide, then you will have to take a long tail boat to Ao Nang. And the last long tail boat is at about 6.30pm.
The price below is for a superior or deluxe accomodation (single, twin, or double).
The sunset in Railay is certainly a wonderful sight to see.
- Reviews: 179
blue ba you bungalows: simple and sweet bungalow
the room is very clean and equip with fan and mosquitoes net. this place is suitable for those back packers like me.
hey, has anyone seen my sand paper lamp? i leave it in one of the rooms... gosh...i've forgotten the room number :0(
2 mins walk to the beach rite infront of the bungalow...
- Reviews: 548
Nong Eed: the first 3 nights
When we first arrived in Ao Nang we were armed with the LP and first stop was the Peace Laguna Resort. It just looked so lovely and the setting really is. But the room within our budget (1000Baht) was a big disappointment when we just had a look. Dark, musty and no hot water or airconditioning and certainly no view. So we kept on searching going here and there with our backpacks in the heat. Everywhere the same, for that price we could only get musty fan rooms. I stumbled on the Nong Eed by accident, as I waited for my friends to come back and happened to be waiting in front of it.
The rooms downstairs are sad, but for the same price the ones on the second or third floor are lovely! Clean, cable TV, hot water and air-conditioning. We managed to barter down to 750Baht/night. Actually I slept better here than at the second place we moved to (see above: J-hotel) although the J-hotel was brighter and more modern and friendly. The bed and pillow here at Nong Eed were more to my liking! Also the tacky purple curtains kept out more of the light I think.
- Reviews: 158
Banyan Tree Resort: Comfort on a budget
Banyan Tree Resort is situated on the road that runs along the back of Ton Sai beach. Ton Sai is a quiet cove, and there are numerous cheap bungalow operations. Banyan Tree has some of the nicer bungalows in the area, and is in a nice, peaceful complex. The "resort" is basically a bungalow complex, with a restaurant, reception area and batik school. It has a very laid back feel, and is a fantastic place to chill out. The resort doesn't take bookings, so you're able to stay as long as you like.
The resort has simple bungalows about a hundred metre walk from Ton Sai beach. It is set in nice gardens, and has an outdoor restaurant with fantastic food. Each bungalow has a deck with table and chairs, attached bathroom with western toilet, sink and cold shower. The rooms have lights and fans, but the power is off from 7am to 6pm.
We had three people in a bungalow, which included two beds and a matress on the floor, a wardrobe and dressing table. The room is secure, but it's good to have a moquuito net, as the mozzies get in through the cracks in the walls. This bungalow was 600 Baht per night.
There is a number of bars and restaurants along the road near the complex, and along the beach front are a myriad of choices for food and drinks. There are also a number of places to get Thai and oil massage, or to hire/ buy climbing gear. You can also book tours and hire canoes from places along to beach.
Ton Sai is home to an alternative full moon party, and it's not uncomon for the bars to put on a party. The week we were there, there was a party almost every night. Banyan tree is great as it's close to everything but escapes the noise.
- Reviews: 1280
Grand Tower Hotel: Grand Tower hotel
The Grand Tower Hotel is in the centre of Krabi town. Although most people stay near the beaches, they are easy to get to from town by Songthaew. The hotel has a single room for 120baht(£2). Food is cheap there too and they have a bar. breakfast is included.
- Reviews: 32
Jinda Guesthouse: Just satisfied
I believe this guesthouse is just as good as any other guesthouse you find in Ao Nang Beach. Not much of comments but it's good enough and the guesthouse owner, Wat, is kind you offer you cheap solutions. It costs 700 Baht per night for a double bed, with a/c and hot shower + tv (again haha, was surprised that they have Channel News Asia). Linked to thier Jinda restaurant, you could try some local delights with quite stunning pictures hanging on the wall.
- Reviews: 81
Ya Ya Resort: Last 'inexpensive' Guesthouse at Rai Leh beach
Teakwood style 2-3 storey high Guesthouse with veranda. Very nice atmosphere, although the whole Beach has been spoilt by Bungalows resorts that have been developed into luxurious hotels for group tourists.
Last affordable Guesthouse at Rai Leh Beach with some backpacker atmosphere left..but one day also this place will be gone..
- Reviews: 150
Central Resort Krabi: Not an easy place to get to!
A word of warning to anybody contemplating staying at this hotel – access to it is not easy! The main way in is via a boat, which we did not like as you can only get in and when the boat is available you could have to wait over an hour each way! The situation is made worse by the fact that they do not have a fixed jetty, instead you have to walk along a floating jetty on which there are no hand rails and of course it moves with each wave. At night the jetty is not even lit! When in Thailand or anywhere for that matter we like to go to the local restaurants, food stalls and bars eating as little as possible in the hotel. Due to the restrictions imposed by the boat only access and the fear of navigating the floating walkway after a few drinks in the dark (and possibly during thunder showers) we were faced with the option of staying the hotel all the time or checking out early to find alternative accommodation – we opted for the latter after one night. Other reasons for checking out included the fact that service in the Thai was painfully slow, when the food did come it was the wrong dish and then they got the bill wrong! We also paid the option for Club access for an extra 1500 THB per night but we were not impressed with the Club Lounge. Also the restaurant options did not impress – especially when compared to all the choice available in Ao Nang. The swimming pool looked nice but not that big for the size of hotel. The one redeeming feature was the quality of the Spa room which was about the best hotel room we have stayed in, the Jacuzzi and sun loungers on the balcony being a very nice touch. At the end of the day, if you want to stay in a luxury prison then this is the place for you. There is a walkway to Ao Nang, but it is a steep and narrow path and not an easy option.
The boat only access and floating jetty.
- Reviews: 64
Apasari Krabi Hotel: Ao Nang's best hotel
Apasari Krabi Hotel is a 4 star hotel towards the end of Ao Nang. The peak season is from Nov till Apr so the price of the hotel is slightly expensive compare to the off season. The room is clean and spacious, the check in/out is fast and the staffs are very friendly and willing to help in anyway they can. You have to pay for wifi in the room but you can get it free in the lobby area. You can have motorbike/bicycle rental just next door. The hotel buffet breadfast is beside the pool side and it has the usual American type breadfast which consist of ham, egg, sausages, bread, cereal, fruits and some asian delights like fried rice and noodles. It is about 15 minutes walking distant to eating places, shopping area and bars. You can always get the tut tut (tricycle taxi) for 20baht ($0.70) 1 way but it is very safe to walk back to the hotel at night
The swimming pool is just average and if you can get a room access to the pool, that would be cool!
- Reviews: 357
Railay Cabana: Cheapest accomodation on Railay!
Railay Cabana is not your typical beach resort. It is located away from the beach on a piece of green lush land. The hut costs TB200 oer night. It is basic but comes with attached bathroom, mosquitoe net (very essential), and a fan. Very secuded location.
Lush greeneries environment
- Reviews: 32
Ya Ya Bungalow (Rai Ley East Beach): Not for the faint hearted?
Haha. Scared you didn't I? Looks slightly rundown , probably because it was made of wood and the steps were quite steep, so you gotta watch out if you carry a heavy backpack.
My friend and I booked the room from the airport, so it was kind of a disappointment even though it was only 500 Baht per night. There was a mini balcony but it sure looks like anyone could climb in - so safety was our issue. The double bed sure looks and feels kind of sandy... And there are no hot showers no cupboards to hang your wet clothes - so unless you don't have a choice, this is your last resort. The owners were nice and understanding but somehow we still didn't like the accomodation and packed up and left for another more conducive place. They have quite nice breakfast though.
Perhaps I should have stayed for the night to see how good the room had performed but my friend and I could take it no more, after all we are on a vacation. heh.... Otherwise, it's really ok to stay there.
They do have air-conditioned rooms but were fully taken.
Moral of the story - see first before you decide to make payment - otherwise money is forfeited and your penalty is greater.
- Reviews: 10
Budget Hotel: View Point resort at Railay
Personally my stay in view point resort is not as pleasant. We had a standard room with air-conditioning at the lower floors. There wasnt much room left so we were located at a dark corner. So it felt alittle scary. The rooms wasnt clear up when we were told to check in at 2 pm, the next day the room wasnt clear up too.. so there wasnt any fresh towers for us. So it was disappoiinting.
The location of the viewpoint is rather inaccessible. The walk from west raliey was rather long, compared to neighbouring resorts like yaya and diamond resort.
We paid fot 1500bht per night. Thus given the bugdet you dont get much of a nice view, at east raliay.
- Reviews: 48
Southland House: Comfortable guest-house
We walked in to this Chinese-owned resort with an owner who can speak Mandarin, so that was pretty convenient. We had a room with three beds, aircon, tv (with only two channels but better than nothing), hot water, and the room was pretty big and clean, for like 500 baht (low season)
Location's great, right in the middle of the main road of Ao-Nang Beach.
- Reviews: 77
Diamond Resort: good place to sleep
Diamond resort is located at East Railey . It provide wide range of rooms to suit your budget and needs. It has swimming pool and a restaurant serving good food. For non-air-cond double room, it cost around USD 10
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