The Cliff Ao Nang Resort

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

85/2 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi, 81000, Thailand

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The Cliff Ao Nang Resort
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 47% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples75
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  • ronnielcm's Profile Photo

    Good Resort


    Was quite impressed while checking in, hotel stuff was nice & with Lemongrass welcome drink & with free internet at the lobby area. We check in one of the semi-D villa with an open One thing need to commend is the room with few flying mosquitos but good thing is the mosquito would bit you......haha. That's why mosquito net is provided in the room.
    Hotel stuff will take our breakfast order & sent to our villa in the morning by requested time. Breakfast was good & serves with big portion.

    Unique Quality: Small pool but with good cliff view.

    Directions: A bit far from Ao Nang beach, roughly walking distance 1km to the beach.

  • anilegna's Profile Photo

    decent hotel at decent price


    ~ nice view of the cliffs that Krabi is so famous for at the pool area
    ~ cute /boutique hotel -- much more character then normal corporate hotels
    ~ good food especially breakfast that they deliver to your room (so that you can sit outside the room to eat)
    ~ while rooms are tightly packed together lots of trees/plants to make the place feel quite pleasant & yet cosy
    ~ outdoor bathroom is different & refreshing
    ~ great service (especially the girls Kay & Mae & Joy working behind the front desk)
    ~ good location, 40 minutes from Krabi airport & 10 minutes walk to Ao Nang Beach (which is 5 minutes long tail boat ride to Railae Beach)

    ~ huge mosquitoes (bring tons of bug spray), a problem when you go to the bathroom (as it is outdoor)
    ~ sat by the pool in the morning (9:30 a.m.) chairs were not set up & when finally set up, was not offered any water
    ~ rooms don't lock properly, ie you could "lock" it but still easily pull the doors open
    ~ curtains don't cover the floor to ceiling glass windows properly ( i.e. you could see through the slits between the curtains what 's happening outside your room & vice versa)
    ~ while I could not hear the traffic from my room, could hear the traffic from both the pool as well as the dining area (which 'd be why you'd bring your ipod to drown out the noise)

    Unique Quality: wonderful staff behind the front desk

    Directions: 40 minutes from Krabi airport, 10 minutes walk to the beach

  • travelagent4thailand's Profile Photo

    KRABI's finer secret


    THE CLIFF is one of the few 'boutique hotels' that boasts serious exclusivity - only 19 specially appointed rooms and one suite in the property.

    I have had the privilege of the 'pre opening' inspection stay and was most welocmed by the infamous owner himself....also one of the top ten photographers in thailand.

    The owner did not play around when he designed the hotel: handbuilt woden chairs and tables and used 100 year old roof shingles that he imported from thousands of miles away...down to the finer details of planting fragrant plants at the entrance.

    The only minor draw back is that the hotel is not on the beach, but is sufficed by the numerous islands that one would go hopping onto - i did! (see 'must see activites page).

    Unique Quality: The fasctinating qualities of THE CLIFF is downright to the specialized services not offered in larger hotels where guests are just a number in the hay stack.

    Upon entrance, the back drop, larger than life size of the AO NANG CLIFFS greet you. Then the stunning organic pool (no chlorine, yet cleanses itself naturally) is unmistakeably a touch of in depth orientation to its guests.

    The hotel does not accept accommodation for guests with children.

    The best thing yet was the eggs benedict breakfast or order anything you wish and the chefs will try to make them for you -- talk about exclusivity!

    SUN FAR TRAVEL manages more than 350+ accommodation properties contracts through out the kingdom.

More about The Cliff Ao Nang Resort

Reliable & safe taxi driver in Krabi

by JBDooks

We spent a few days in Krabi in March 2008 and used the taxi service of "Mr. A" (Mobile No. 085-7913744). We found him to be a very professional, reliable and safe driver. He speaks very decent English too (having worked at a 5-star hotel previously). Would highly recommend him. If you decide to call him, let him know the couple from Singapore who stayed at the Cliff Ao Nang recommended him.

The most delicious tom-yum soup ever!

by TripAdvisor Member tam_tammy

My husband and I stayed in Rayavadee for 3 days then to extend our stay we wetn to the Cliff Ao Nang and stayed for another 3 days. To be honest, when we arrived I was a little disappointed with the room, but I think that was because we stayed in a Jacuzzi Villa in Rayavadee krabi before! The room in the Cliff Ao Nang was quite small compared to normal hotels rooms in Thailand, but the staff were just typicla Thai--ever so helpful and friendly!
We got complimentary drinks one afternoon. And the tom-yum soup was the best ever! Breakfast was great too. Normally when we stayed in hotels in Thailand we either had buffet breakfast or 'a-la-carte' breakfast, but here they served breakfast outside your room. My husband really enjoyed his breakfast!

Are we talking about the same place??

by A TripAdvisor Member

How did this place get up there among Rayavadee, Phi Phi Island Village and Pimalai?? This is by no means a five or even four star resort. I love small boutique resorts and would pay a high rate for a great hidden small hotel, but really, this is not in that category.

The room was very very small, minimally decorated even for a rustic tropical style place. Worst of all the bathroom is outdoor, which is a nice idea, but when it's separated from your next-door neighbor's outdoor bathroom only by a flimsy little partition, you get to hear EVERYTHING they are doing. Let's just say there's no guessing what number anyone is doing here!

This could be forgiven if the place is in a beautiful setting, and the pictures from the website and brochure suggest so. However, apart from the view of the big cliff behind the resort, it is not in a good location, even for Ao Nang. I know Ao Nang is not like Phi Phi where you are surrounded by beautiful water and beaches. In fact, Ao Nang is only good for getting on boats so I was not expecting Cliff Ao Nang to be right on the beach or anything. But this place is REALLY far from the main strip where you would have to go to get on the boat. Cliff Ao Nang is in fact right at the edge of Ao Nang so it is not even walkable to the bay, the shops, or the good restarants in the area. There are lots of small street vendors right outside the place though if that is what you like.

Overall, for the same price I think you can get much nicer rooms in much better locations in Ao Nang. This is not so different from the small bungalows that you get everywhere on Railay beach that go for about 1/5 of the price.

Rustic bungalows in a great location

by TripAdvisor Member lancashire uk

If you are looking for fairly inexpensive accommodation with a fabulous location and great staff, The Cliff Ao Nang is for you.

We were not really sure what to expect as we had found and made the booking on line. We had also just spent a week in a 5 star luxury hotel in Thailand's deep south.

When we arrived at The Cliff, we were greeted with the warmest of welcome by the staff and offered cold drinks and towels.

The rooms are small semi-detached bungalows with open air bathrooms. The rooms are tiny with limited storage space, but they are rustic, comfortable and very charming. They have great air conditioning and were adequate for our needs. The open air bathroom was great. Taking a shower with the local ghekos is something I never thought I would do or woukd like, but it really was fun. There is a power socket, so you can use hairdryers etc. A word of warning is that the bathrooms are 'linked' as the bungalows are semi-detached. This could present 'privacy issues', but we never actually experienced any problems.

There are quite a lot of bungalows on this small site, but the place was never crowded, as most people tended to use it more as a base.

The hotel has a small pool with a handful of sunbeds. The pool area never got busy as most people, including ourselves, tended to go to nearby beaches or hired long-tail boats to go to the islands.

Breakfast was served on a little decked area outside your bungalow, at a time of your choice. The breakfast was excellent with a surprisingly wide choice of food. There is a restaurant, but we never actually ate there. The hotel is in a fabulous location with bars, shops and restaurants on your doorstep. You are really spoilt for choice. There are no loud bars close to the hotel, so the hotel maintains a lovely peaceful atmosphere.

The staff were great and nothing was too much trouble. They were really helpful and friendly. There is a security guard on duty at night (although I'm sure we were safe enough) and he would stop a tuk tuk for us if we didn't want to walk or were going to a restaurant a bit further out.

The hotel has one special 'villa room' which we stayed in for 2 nights. It was more expensive than the bungalows, but it was lovely to stay in for our last two nights. It is really spacious with a big indoor bathroom. It also has a little pond all the way round it which is filled with Koy Karp. It was lovely.

This hotel has a great location, in what is a reasonably busy resort. You have the choice of beaches, bars and restaurants within walking distance or you can take a tuk tuk to some of the less crowded beaches and fabulous 'local' thai seafood restaurants.

We really enjoyed our stay at The Cliff and would definately consider staying there again.

Superb Boutique Experience

by TripAdvisor Member hi50phd

In brief: Beautiful facilities, great rooms and gardens. Wonderful, caring, "make-it-happen" office staff. Superb food prepared by a Michelin-grade Chef and crew. Minute attention to detail in the interest of guest comfort and quality of stay.

Enjoyed a wonderful New Year's supper there: a huge platter of excellent crab, mussels, shrimp, bass.

Had a special dish prepared on 24-hours notice: steamed abalone in a delicate, enhancing sauce.

Not enough superlatives to describe our experience.

so pretty

by A TripAdvisor Member

we stayed here for 7 days and it was lovely. Beautiful setting , fantastic staff and lovely food.
Breakfast outside your room is great , lovely to fall out of bed to a great breakfast. the walk down to the beach is not a problem , lets you see the shops and enjoy some nice restaurants and bars on the way.Only one little complaint - the rooms are very small which is fine if you are only there for a couple of days but felt very cramped for a week. However would definitely recommend the cliff

Service was enough to go back

by A TripAdvisor Member

My stay at the Cliff was absolutely fantastic. The staff were the friendliest Thai people we had met over the two weeks we were in Thailand. Their attention to detail were unbeatable and they seemed to want to help you in any way possible. When leaving for a day trip, they will offer you picnic rugs, towels, water bottles and whatever else you need. We spend New Year's Eve there and their special dinner was absolutely delicious. We ordered the seafood basket which was loaded with crab, fish, prawns, etc. and cost only a fraction of what we would pay in Australia. The bathroom in the room is outside which might surprise a few people but it is actually very refreshing and invigorating. We loved it. Breakfast is served outside your room and is delivered at whatever time you specify. I would definitely return to the Cliff and would recommend it to any couple. Note that the rooms will only accommodate two people.

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Krabi in September and hotel help!

by gabbyc

hi we are traveling to krabi - Ao Nang in Septmeber this year.
Can anyone tell me about the weather i read its rainy season does this mean it will rain all day?
also we are thinking of booking the followings hotels
Ao Nang villa and also The Cliff Ao Nang Resort - has anyone satyed there or know of them?

if any one can help me that would be great!


Re: Krabi in September and hotel help!

by TwistedV4mp

We stayed at Cliff Aonang resort on November 2005. Great service, room is very small though. We had a double room with the outdoor shower, very exotic, just not enough room for our bags and luggage. The staff is very helpful, pleasant and wonderful. is 10-15 minutes walk to the beach.

When we were there in November, the weather wasn't too bad,we had few rains during the day but clear up pretty quick. It's still hot and humid. I think the moonson season start from October -April so you might miss the heavy rainy day.

There's a great Thai restaurant on the main Ao-nang road from Cliff Aonang resort on the left side with a sampan outside the restaurant, great pad thai and beef ball soup, do check it out.

Re: Krabi in September and hotel help!

by TheIsland

Hi, Krabi is nice to visit. But it's low season for there at the moment. in cluding september too. And no, it's not gonna rain all day like that. just some of the time. someday might not rain. someday can be every heavey one for short time or many time a day. But at Krabi have so many nice beach and you can also by a trip to see around on the island small island too. I did it before last year. very nice even in July.


Re: Krabi in September and hotel help!

by gabbyc

thanx a lot for the replies very helpful.


Re: Krabi in September and hotel help!

by panina_manina

I would consider staying on Railay Beach instead of Ao Nang. West Railay is the nicer beach, Eastern side is all mangroves. Railay is very small so wherever you decide to stay will only be a short walk to wherever you want to go. We recently stayed at the Railay Bay Beach Resort which had an unbelievable pool right on the western beach under the cliffs. If you end up going, on the Eastern side is an awesome bar/restaurant, right down the very very end called The Last Bar - can totally recommend it for dinners as well as the cobra, muay thai boxing show as well.

Re: Krabi in September and hotel help!

by davesinson

hi gabbyc, we will be there sept too, its this sunday for 3 days, actually. if you also be there this week. who knows we may run into each other hahaha...

we will be putting up at nakamanda resort, klong maung.


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 The Cliff Ao Nang Resort

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Address: 85/2 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi, 81000, Thailand