After spending some days exploring Bangkok, it was time to head to the beach! One of my favorite travel destinations in Thailand is Krabi, which is located in the south of Thailand near Phuket. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort in Ao Nang, Krabi and couldn’t wish for a better place to finally relax after some busy days. Here is the complete review of my stay at the Holiday Inn Resort!
The Holiday Inn Resort is situated in Ao Nang, which is the ideal location for beach lovers in Krabi. It takes about one hour from the airport to the hotel. You can take a bus that will drop you off near the Holiday Inn or a taxi that you can easily book at the airport.
Right across the street of the resort you will find a beautiful beach. The main street of Ao Nang is just a 10-15 minute walk away. Next to the hotel are several shops and restaurants located.
A Quick Overview
The Holiday Inn Resort in Krabi is set in the midst of a lush tropical garden. The idyllic scenery of the resort will make you feel immediately relaxed. Throughout the property you will find tranquil places like a comfy sitting area or a reading corner in the lobby. This family friendly hotel has a modern look with an industrial touch and some pops of vibrant colors. All guest can enjoy free wifi access throughout the resort.
The Check in
Upon arrival I was immediately welcomed by a member of the staff who took care of my luggage while I headed to the reception. The reception is located in an open air building, so that you can enjoy a nice breeze from the beach across the street. I also liked the big comfy swing made out of wood in the lobby. The check in was smooth and I was offered a juice and a beautiful flower bracelet while my paperwork was organized. Nice touch! After I got some great recommendations of Krabi, it was time to check out my room.
I stayed in the spacious superior room on the third floor. The room is colored in pastel tones and accompanied by wooden furnishing. It offers complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar with refreshments, a TV and a private balcony with lounge chairs. I loved the balcony that overlooked the beautiful scenery of the resort.
The bath room had a modern look and was spacious as well. The hotel provides all necessary toiletries to make your stay as comfortable as possible. My favorite feature of the bath room was definitely the luxurious walk-in rain shower that I enjoyed each day.
If you have the chance, book a room with direct entrance to the pool. I mean, who wouldn’t want to step outside the room to directly jump in the pool, right? It doesn’t get much better than that.
Breakfast is being served in the Inn Asia Restaurant above the lobby. On one side you have a beautiful view over the resort and on the other side you can enjoy a view of the beach across the street.
The breakfast will have you spoilt for choices! There is a wide selection of delicious Asian and Western dishes. Chefs will prepare eggs and Asian noodle specialities according to your preferences. I couldn’t get enough of all the fresh fruit that the buffet had to offer!
Facilities and Services
If you are not the beach kind of type, than the resort offers you three pools including several jacuzzis. One of the pools is intended for kids with four slides. I was a little jealous so that I had to sneak in a little slide down myself. In addition, there is also a playground, a trampoline and a kids and teens club for the little guests to have fun at.
One of the highlights of the pool area is the Island Bar that is located inside of the pool. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while cooling down inside the water. If you feel like treating yourself, then you can book a massage at the Salila Spa. The Holiday Inn Resort also offers it’s guests a fully equipped gym that is free of charge.
The Holiday Inn Resort in Krabi is the perfect accommodation for couples and families who want to have a relaxing vacation in an idyllic surrounding. The tranquil tropical scenery makes it difficult to actually step out of this place. The helpful staff will always have a smile on their face and will make sure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest. I felt very welcomed throughout my stay and had a chance to completely relax and unwind. Pure bliss!
Thank you to the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach for hosting me! The opinions expressed on this blog are always my own.