Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Hadley from Singapore
Tuk-tuk journey back in timePosted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: The peace and the journey. Apart from the tuk-tuks and motorbikes, it appears little has changed on this island in a hundred years.
Cons: Food is too expensive
Location: See above
You take a long boat (five minutes) and tuk-tuk (25 minutes) to get there, and the journey through Muslim villages is part of the fun. Don't expect a white beach and prisitine waters (at low tide, it is mud) - but the pool is glorious, as are the sunsets. The Thai food is expensive and we were eating out most of the time at a tiny fraction of the price. This is the place to go if you don't want water sports or Buffalo Soldier playing on the beach and want to make a start on that book. If you do want the boats, islands and bars, it's doable. Just add half an hour to your journey each way.
for Couplesby Daniel from Mexico
DisappointedPosted Jan 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
We were very disappointed with management. We asked hotel to provide us transportation. The ride from airport is $600 baht per person. This is double than if you do it by your own. From the airport take a cab to Tara pier ($300-400 baht PER RIDE), then cross the river by long tail boat ($20 baht per person) and then take a tuk tuk ($200 baht PER RIDE; fits up to four people). Also make sure you book your room with breakfast in advance. There are really no other options and paying a la carte would be much more expensive. Everything is a rip-off, transportation, tours, bikes ($3 per hour? other hotels give them for free or at most $1.5dlls per day!). One thing that attracted me to the hotel was that after traveling for a month, I could chill and watch TV at night. The remote didn't work, I called front desk and the chef answered the phone; annoyed at my calling, he commented that there are no management or engineers at night and he is the only one in charge for the hotel. How is that for an overpriced hotel? Let me say that the property is nice and very quiet. It is a good place to spend time at but for us it was not enjoyable. In our three week trip, we stayed at hotels that averaged $50 per night and were the same or even better than this one. I also want to mention that getting to and from the hotel is a hustle, you might as well stay in phi phi or Krabi to save time, money and the transport issue. Staff is really friendly. This is the best asset they have.
by A verified traveler
Very bad facilitiesPosted Jan 10, 2014
First the resort on the sea and it doesn't have a beach. Two you have to pay 200 THB from the pier to the resort and resort to pier and then pay 20 THB from the Tahra Pier to cross the Krabi river. So you need to budget the same in your cost. There is nothing to do in the island in which this resort is situated. Not too many food options in the restaurant though the bar is good. You are much better off staying in Ao Nang beach in Krabi.
Recommendedby Tolu from San Francisco
Beautiful Property, Worth the trek to get therePosted Dec 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Wow. What a place! It's a hidden gem of epic proportions. I highly recommend this place if you want to support eco tourism. The bungalows are massive and the indoor/outdoor living space is perfect. I love outdoor showers and this place has them. The best part of all is the Olympic sized pool. It's gorgeous! It's far and you have to take three modes of transportation (taxi from airport or pier, 3 minute long boat ride and then a 20 min tuk tuk ride), but it's an oasis that is well worth the journey. I highly recommend it. The staff is kind and generous too!
Recommendedby K barnett from Billings, MT
Friendly, beautiful, remotePosted Dec 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
We loved, but we arrived late and had to take a taxi, boat and tuk tuk to get there. We were only staying one night, so although it was extremely beautiful, peaceful and the service outstanding, it is a long trek back to town. Has a cool natural vibe, outdoor shower, etc. we called ahead and they had dinner ready for us. The food and drinks were delicious. Great beach to walk.
for Couplesby shelley from London
PEACEFUL RETREAT IN LOVELY SETTINGPosted Nov 14, 2013
Pros: the setting and the staff.
Cons: They cannot improve it, but while it has a lovely swimming pool there is no beach, as it's too shallow to swim in.
It takes a taxi, then a boat, then a tuk tuk to get to this beautiful retreat. The lodges are very nice and the food is excellent in the hotel. The staff are very friendly too. A great place to relax, but if you want to dash off to different places you will be disappointed, as it is remote. However you can explore the island on bicycles and see the local fisherman and islanders going about their every day lives.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Quiet cottage getawayPosted Oct 30, 2012
Pros: Peaceful, friendly staff, convenient to Singapore
Cons: Breakfast was not the best. Lunch and dinner are good. Thai food is good.
Location: 20 minutes from Krabi airport, then 5 minute boat ride to island and 20 minute tuk tuk ride. Scenery great so good trip.
This was our second time staying at the resort. It is a perfect getaway for rest and relaxation. The resort is small and very peaceful. It reminds us of cottage life in North America. Lots of time to read, swim, go for a bike ride on the island (no cars), long walks on the beach or kayak. We did venture out the first trip on the Long Boats to snorkel and visit other islands and sandy beaches. A good day trip. However, if you want night life and sandy beaches then go to another island. We went with friends the first visit and enjoyed having company. We also liked being alone the second time. Rooms are clean and staff very friendly.
for Everyoneby Ashwin from Pune, Maharashtra, India
Place to be yourselfPosted May 20, 2012
Pros: The sea view pool .
Cons: Saw a green snake around
Location: Located in a remote village right place for a single or with family
The hotel is beautifully done and peaceful . Paid minor attention while building up this place. Clean and neat . It's little far from the krabi town. But the hotel has an arrangement done for Tuk Tuk which is free of cost if u r following the schedule.food is good too.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dubai, UAE
A great resort in a remote locationPosted Feb 1, 2011
A stay at this resorted is highly recommended for those looking for some rest and relaxation. The location is quite remote and getting there can be difficult. Be sure to arrange transportation to the resort before hand. The resort is beautiful and gives a very traditional Thai village feel. Staff are friendly and helpful. Bikes can be rented free of charge for a cruise around the village. The resort and surrounding area is not for the insectaphobe, as their are quite a lot of insects in and around the resort due to the geography no doubt. The surrounding area is farmland. It's isolated - so this is the place to be for rest and relaxation, not for those looking for a populated area with much to do. The closest real city/town is Krabi Town, which would take at least 45 mins to get to.