Hi there. So sorry for lack of updates. I promised posts on my wedding and honeymoon after I got back from Krabi but yeah, I couldn't find the time until now. Phewwwww!
Now back to the story.
We spend 6D5N in Krabi. Initially we planned to stay for 4D3N in Ao Nang and 3D2N in Phi Phi Island. But we were too lazy to go to the island (because we like Ao Nang so much!) and we soon realized we're tired of beaches so we forgo the idea and spent the whole 6 days in Krabi alone.
We stayed in 2 different hotels in Krabi, just to get the feeling of staying in a proper hotel and cheap inns. The first hotel was Ao Nang Princeville. We got the offer during MATTA fair in March, priced at RM600 for the whole 4D3N stay in a deluxe room. A total grab because Princeville is a great hotel in its own. There's nothing that I dislike about this hotel. I love everything about them. The breakfast, the staff, the room, the ambience and especially, the location! It is conveniently located in the smack of Ao Nang shopping area, in front of the beach strip and foods are very easy to find. Superb!
During our stay, the weather was perfectly fine. Not too hot and humid nor raining heavily, so it's perfect when you want to walk along the Ao Nang strip until the end or simply lay down on the beach. But only for the first day when we arrived and the last day when we want to go back home, it rained.
After we checked out from Ao Nang Princeville, we went to a cheaper hotel considering our budget for leisure (massage!) and food. It's still within Ao Nang strip and is actually next to our previous hotel so yeah, convenience is within reach. It's La Venice in the Ao Nang Walking Street. We chose different type of room during our 3D2N stay. For the first night, we stayed at their superior room. Priced at RM60 per night, it caters to all your basic needs. At such price, what more could you ask for? The room is spotlessly clean and welcoming. The only downside is the view from the window and their tap water tastes weird too. Haha!
My honest opinion? Most hotels in Krabi are beautiful! Seriously. So choose your accomodation wisely. I strongly suggest hotels within Ao Nang, because of its lively atmosphere and shopping is easy. Haha! We ventured further up to Thup Aek beach and its surrounding areas, and thus the hotels here are amazing, they're quite isolated. If you wanted privacy and prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of Ao Nang, these hotels are right for you. But we don't think we can survive in this area because everything is too far and not within walking distance. You must have a transport to get out from this place. Just my humble opinion.
Well... that's a long visual entry of Krabi hotel review. I hope this can help you in deciding your accomodation in Krabi soon. :)