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“Very out of the way place - certainly NOT in Ao Nang!”

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Andamanee Boutique Resort
Ranked #62 of 111 Hotels in Ao Nang
Reviewed 2 April 2011

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The first thing to note is that this hotel is not in Ao Nang but in a small village 10-15 minutes drive out of town. It is very difficult to find, down a series of narrow lanes off the main road. Make sure you have the phone number for your cab driver to call for directions. Once there make sure you carry the hotel's card when out so your driver will find the way back. 

Stayed for one night at the start of the low season and was clearly the only guest staying. The receptionist was welcoming and helpful. 

The room was rustic but comfortable. Unfortunately there was a problem with the water heater in the hotel so only cold showers were available. The weather was cold so that wasn't great!

There really is nothing within walking distance of the hotel and with no other guests staying I didn't fancy eating in the hotel. A shuttle service is laid on a few times a day to get into Ao Nang which was also driven by the receptionist who seemed to do everything. The last shuttle is at 6pm so you have to catch a tuk tuk back after dinner which costs TB 100 (make sure you have the hotel's card for directions as it's very dark on the way back). 

Skipped breakfast the next day but the hotel dropped me back in town to continue my travels. 

The Amandanee is fine if you are looking for a very quiet place, away from all life or if you have your own transport. Otherwise you would be better staying somewhere more central with amenities and beaches to walk to. 

  • Stayed: April 2011
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1  Thank JJimBean
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

We (fam. of 4) were met by very friendly and English-speaking manager Sue. The rooms we got was spacious, clean and had great bathrooms. Since we arrived late, we did not discover our very nice verandas until the next morning - overlooking a beautiful pool and garden area. Since the hotel is located a short distance outside AoNang center, its beautiful and quiet - perfect to come "home" to - after a busy day/night spent out. Sue, her sisters and staff helped us with everything! And always seemed to be happy :-) We stayed 2 weeks - and had a wonderful time at Andamanee B Resort! We recommend to rent bikes (at the hotel) and take a morning-trip to town, or just a morning swim at the first beach (just 3-4. min. bike-ride away) The hotel also provide some free rides to AoNang during the day. To get back - is no problem to get a tuk-tuk taxi from town (to low cost) Great hotel - friendly and helpful staff - nice town, unforgettable long-tail-boat-rides to the wonderful small islands, diving and snorkeling, and hot-spring in the jungle - made our stay perfect!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank erling100
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

This hotel is run by a lovely family. It was very relaxing Nothing was to much trouble if you asked sue for infomation she would go out of her way to help you. It was very clean and tidy hotel with extremly nice rooms the pool was a pure pleasure. they run a curtesy bus to town and from town. Its a quiet location it was perfect for us not to far from town you can get a tu tu for next to nothing. they have scooters for hire at the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank lincoBucks
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

Like all places there are good and bad points.
Good: pool, shower, tidy grounds

Bad: location- very far from all things, breakfast was limited in selection and quality, most of all the owners were unprofessional and rude- not the experience that we had throughout the rest of Thailand.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank canadaandbeyond
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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 22 November 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009
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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 7 July 2009

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed 16 February 2008

The Andamanee Boutique Resort is fine if all you want is to look at the room, and have showers. However if you actually want to sleep on the beds or stay at the hotel, the experience falls far short of what you might expect for the price.

Our party, a group of 6 (two couples, two singles) stayed from Feb 08 to Feb 10. We booked through an agent in Patong at very short notice and this was the only hotel available. We also requested an extra bed in one of the rooms, and this was granted at 750 baht per night. When we got there, we found that instead of bringing up an extra bed or mattress, they put sheets and a pillow on a pre-existing couch that was in EVERY room. As we were there two nights, this amounts to a $50AUD charge for sheets and a pillow. We argued about this later but the manager's mantra about anything money related is: "You didn't ask, so we didn't tell you."

This came into play on the first night when we went into town using the hotel van. We asked the driver repeatedly about the price but his command of English was not good and we could not get an answer. We asked when we returned to the hotel and the manager informed us that it was 200 baht per room. So, 600 baht in total. We were surprised as it had cost us 200 baht in total for motorbike tuk-tuk. We argued, and the reply was, "You didn't ask, so we didn't tell you.". Except we did ask the driver, who couldn't tell us. When we argued some more, she replied, "You came back on a motorbike. You went there in a VAN. Airconditioned. It's luxury."

Luxury is obviously the keyword for Andamanee, but it makes a promise they are not able to fulfil in any way. The rooms looked luxurious, with the beds mounted on top of a boat. However, on our first night we discovered that sleeping on a hard mattress lain on top of a wooden plank is as comfortable as you would think it is. Not very. Some of us prefer a harder mattress, but this went beyond hard. Also, the bed creaked every time a movement was made. Sleep was not restful at all.

The problems continued into the next day. The buffet-style breakfast was poorly stocked to the point there was a desperate rush for omelettes whenever they appeared.

After breakfast, we asked about some shoes that had gone missing the previous day when bags were taken up to a room. The manager had said she would ask her staff about it. She now told us that no one had seen the shoes, and they had probably been left in our taxi. We argued about it for a few minutes, until one of the hotel staff overheard and volunteered that they HAD brought the shoes up, and put them in a different room. So the shoes were found, but the manager had obviously not asked any of her staff about it.

Finally, the pool was poorly maintained, with algae growth, murky water and poor service. The first day, we asked for juice and it took almost half an hour for it to arrive.

Overall, the experience left us feeling ripped off and angry. When we checked out, the manager told us, "This is the way we do things in Thailand". She is wrong about that. The Andamanee is NOT how I will be doing my next trip in Thailand, nor anyone else if I can help it.

We distrusted the management at Andamanee so much that when we checked out, instead of leaving our luggage at the hotel, we paid our driver to come from Patong to drive our luggage around all day. This was the only money I consider well-spent at this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with friends
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6  Thank rkalic
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Additional Information about Andamanee Boutique Resort

Address: 175 Nopparat Thara Soi 10, Moo 5, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range: $53 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Andamanee Boutique Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private, serene and unique resort closed to Nopparat Thara Beach surrounding with incredible natural beauty and environments of Nopparat Thara natural park. 50 rooms are building with all comfortable facilities such as an open air spa area, a gorgeous swimming pool with Jacuzzi, pool bar, an outstanding two stories lobby combined with a spacious living area, souvenir shop, library, internet area and an open air restaurant with a distinctive overlooking swimming pool view. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Andamanee Boutique Resort And Spa Krabi Hotel Ao Nang
Andamanee Boutique Resort Krabi/Ao Nang, Thailand
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