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Thip Residence Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sai Thai
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Decided on this hotel after the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Was satisfied with the overall stay at Thip Residence. Provides a great value for money. Paid less than S$30 for a night in the superior room. The room was huge and clean and had a nice private small balcony to enjoy the view of the sea and cliffs. The swimming pool was great and the staff was helpful enough.

The downside was that it was far from town, Ao Nang about 15mins away so there is no shopping anywhere around. But there are many great food stalls nearby. My lunch only costs me about $2. Another thing was that I had requested for a traditional thai massage in the hotel however, the staff informed me that there was no available masseuse around. Lastly, I had no kettle in my superior room so had to go down to the restaurant for hot drinking water. But for $30, I didn't expect much anyways.

Overall, if you are looking for quiet, value for money hotel away from the crowd, this could be it for you.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Nice little hotel away from the main tourist spot. We had connecting deluxe rooms which were kept clean and had good air con, Tv, fridge and tea coffee making facilities. Beds a little hard but ok. Local area had lots of cheap thai food places (very good), a 7-11 and small market stalls. Very close to pier where longtails boats available. Tuk Tuks into town were 50baht per person or the local bus for only 20 baht. Very easy to get around should you need to. Breakfast was good with 5 different options. Only ate in restaurant once and not that impressed when there are so many other good options around. Staff there helped us organise private tours which were reasonably priced and also arranged our transport from Krabi airport and then onto Koh Lanta. Pool and gardens were well maintained and quiet. Would go back again although husband found it a little too quiet, kids and I loved that though!

Room Tip: We had deluxe rooms which were well appointed and good value.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Superma
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

The thip residence is a warm and friendly small hotel with a good swimming pool and gardens . The staff are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Would really recommend this , great for a base to explore and would recommend you hire a moped to get the best from your stay
good breakfast great value its a ten minute drive to aonang to busy areas .if you like it quiet its ideal

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank neilkaren1
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

A very nice super friendly place to chill with a great pool and friendly staff. It is a little out of the way, but if you are after something away from the hussle this is a good place. There are some GREAT local places to eat nearby, that are very well priced (cheap but the best food I have eaten in Thailand... Seriously. GO TO JAPOI, out of thip residence turn right about 500m on right. All menus and signage are in Thai, and the food is epic...! And staff are super happy).

This was a really fun part of our trip with some easy boat rides organised by those at thip.

Enjoi

  • Stayed: April 2012
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2  Thank Logan-hall
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

The Thip résidence hôtel is clean and very quiet. The staff is frendly but don't speak so good english.
The swimming pool is really nice.

The most annoying things is thé location of thé hôtel. It is too far from AoNang and you absolutely need to rent à motorbike (~ 10 minutes to go to AoNang with the motorbike). There is nothing to do around the hotel, no shops, no restaurant...

For this reason I won't concil this Hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Have just spent five nights at the Thip Residence, a complete pleasure and a delightful experience, from arrival to departure.

A warm greeting on arrival, being met at the kerbside was very welcoming indeed and a swift checking in process ensured I was installed in my garden view room on the second floor within a matter of minutes (and surrounded by excellent, much needed, aircon and a ceiling fan). The room was huge, light and airy thanks to full length and almost full width patio windows, and equipped with a decent flyscreen. I have to say that this was the F1 of flyscreens, no mosquito even bothered to try it!

I had the pristine pool to myself all week between 8-9am which was wonderful. The perfume of jasmine at the poolside and the lush greenery in the well maintained garden made it a dream. Ju was out every morning tending and watering the plants, it is a well loved garden, and it shows.

Breakfast was great for setting up the day, with an early start for early birds and a more relaxed end at 10:30 for those who appreciate their lay in (or who've been thrashing the pool!). Everything from a light and fresh continental to a full English was available, and the catering staff were all too willing to ensure guests needs were satisfied.

I had my evening meal at the hotel on three nights, each was fresh, nutritious and wickedly tasty. The menu kindly directs those non-familiar with Thai cuisine to the house specialities with remarks like 'recommended' and 'yummy yummy', so if you're a novice take the hint, and try these. As a lover of Thai food (part of the reason for choosing Thip in the first place) I was always impressed.

I hired a scooter directly from he hotel for a few days, a complete snip at 200 Baht per day with a full tank costing 150 Bhat it was an economical means of getting to (and more particularly, away from) local Ao Nang and Krabi Town. I wouldn't have made some exciting more distant discoveries without the scooter however, and it wasn't difficult to clock up some mileage on the well sealed roads. Thip supply helmets for the safety of guests using scooters. Word of advice: DO put the helmet on your head. I saw a nasty accident which would have been far less nasty if the chap had done this. He probably looked cooler without it beforehand, but won't look cool going home with those lasting momentoes of his visit.

The Ao Nam Mao pier is less than five minutes walk away. From where you can get direct longtails to neighbouring

Yu is a delightful host, her team of accomodating staff deserve special praise for their kindness and attention to guests needs. Big thanks to On for solving my little problems with: the room safe, helping me find the key that switches the language from Thai to English on the PC keyboard (doh) and changing some large notes for me. If every hotel had an On, Trip Advisor would have far fewer negative reports.

If you're looking for a thumping nightlife on the doorstep, forget it, look elsewhere. If you're seeking a calm oasis with Koi in the pond, charming staff, tastebud tantalizing Thai cuisine, clean airy rooms and well appointed en suites...you've found it.

Would I recommend? Wholeheartedly and without reservation, yes.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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4  Thank timpaws
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The Thip Residence is an nice small hotel with a fine garden and pool. It's well affordable and the staff is friendly.
The hotel is located in a small village (notice: it is not located in Krabi Town), from which the boats to Railay Beach depart. It is also quite close to Ao Nang, and Krabi Town can easily be reached by bus (which, however, does not take a direct route) or cab in perhaps 20 to 30 minutes.
The breakfast is nothing special, but okay (set breakfast made for the supposed taste of foreigners). However, the restaurant of the hotel provides good Thai dishes; the Mussaman curry is very recommendable.

One thing, though: we found the title "Boutique Hotel" is hardly appropriate; our room and bathroom were okay, but definitely not stylish (at best they were rather oldstyle; the photos in the internet can be a bit misleading). But then again, this is not really to be expected given the prices of the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Thip Residence Boutique Hotel

Address: 222, 222/1-5 Moo 5 Ao Nam Mao | Saithai, Krabi, Sai Thai, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Sai Thai
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sai Thai
Price Range: C$34 - C$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thip Residence Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thip Residence is a small hotel located opposite to Ao Nammao pier,the departure point by a longtail boat to Railay,the most beautiful beach in Krabi. Aonang beach,the prime tourist center of Krabi is only 5 Kilometers reached by car.We provide 20 rooms in a green and peaceful environment. The highlight of our place is every room with private balcony opening to seaview,mountain,garden or poolview.The salt chlorinated swimming pool among the green garden is always private and fascinated to every guest.The rooms are well equipped with air con.,Hot shower and safe .Free wifi and satellite TV program in English ,German and French are our privilege offer.Our staff and me (Ju) are ready to take care and give you a warm welcome like staying in your second home at Krabi. ... more   less 
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