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Ao Nang Orchid Resort

Rates from THB 1500 (low)/ THB 2450 (high)*

Swimming pool and pool access villas at Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - pool access villa
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - pool access villa interior
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - Grand Superior room
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - Superior and Grand Deluxe
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - bathroom
Ao Nang Orchid Resort, Krabi - entrance lobby
Mid-range, comfortable pool resort near to the beach
Ao Nang Orchid Resort is a good choice for those who want well-appointed rooms and a big swimming pool but don’t expect much else in the way of facilities from their hotel. Set back from the main road, it is less than 100m to the sand of Ao Nang Beach and is one of the best value resorts in this prime central location.

Rooms are divided into two 3 storey hotel blocks, and a handful of (less value for money) “villas” set around the freeform swimming pool, with direct access to the water from the terrace. These small Pool Access Villas are Ao Nang Orchid’s most expensive rooms and, though the in-room amenities are luxurious, the rest of the resort unfortunately does not offer the range or standard of facilities that would justify the 4 star price tag.

The Pool Access Villas are accessed from the back, as the pool access terrace overhangs the water. The interior has teakwood floors and a vaulted ceiling and has been furnished to a very high standard, with quality wood and linens. Tones are muted and the vast bathroom, with Jacuzzi bathtub, is cool and dark. Sliding glass doors open onto the terrace and the steps leading down to the pool.

The rest of the rooms are located in two hotel buildings, one right next to the road. Though identical in terms of amenities, the rooms are divided into four categories based on their location and view. In the main building next to the pool are the road-facing “Superior” rooms and the cliff-and-sea-facing “Grand Deluxe Pool View” rooms. In the new building next to the road are the Grand Superior (lower floors) and Grand Superior Sea View (top floor) rooms, which are brighter and slightly larger than the teak-and-terracotta accommodation in the main building.

As all differences are cosmetic, the superior rooms, being considerably cheaper, offer good value for money unless you are a very light sleeper. Interconnecting rooms are available for large families or groups.

The swimming pool at Ao Nang Orchid is one of Ao Nang’s best. But with villas on two sides, there is not a lot of room left for sun loungers for the guests staying in the hotel rooms. The solution? Build an island in the middle of the pool, with a bridge to get to it. Other features around this area include several water jets (sprayed from the trunks of the elephant statues around the pool), a “waterfall” and a large spillover children’s pool. All in all, there is plenty to keep guests entertained – and cool.

There is little outdoor space in the resort, however, other than around the pool – though there is sufficient foliage to give the place a green feel. The restaurant, where breakfast is taken, offers both outdoor seating and an indoor, air conditioned dining room. As the resort is bang in the middle of the commercial zone, there will be no need to take other meals here, unless you wish to. Ao Nang Orchid also has its own speedboat and tour service for guests. Secure off street car parking is available.

Last updated: May 20, 2017

Hotel Location

Ao Nang Orchid Resort is less than 100m the beachfront, located on the main beach road. Shops, restaurants and bars are right on the doorstep - two convenience stores are located just outside the resort entrance. View Ao Nang Orchid in a larger map.

Hotel Facilities

Hot water shower
Bathrobes & slippers
Cable TV
DVD / CD player
IDD telephone
Personal safe
Umbrella & torch
Daily cleaning
Swimming pool
Children's splash pool
Massage service
Tour booking
Speedboat charter
Ticket agent
Laundry service
Airport transfers
24 hour security
Wi-Fi connection (all areas, free)
Internet terminals in lobby
Food & Drink
Room service
Conference room
Off-street (free)

*Low season runs from May to October inclusive; high season is from November to April inclusive. Mid-December to mid-January, peak season supplements will apply. Guide price is based on the cheapest available room rate and includes all taxes.