Somkiet Buri will be doing extensive renovation work inside the resort, starting 1 June 2015. The resort will be closed for business during this time. They expect to complete this work and reopen in early 2016.
Beautiful garden resort in central location near beach
Somkiet Buri is one of the most attractive resorts within short walking distance of the beach in Ao Nang. Not that you’d notice the proximity to the road, however: all accommodation is ‘lost’ in a gorgeous, green and fragrant tropical garden that makes you feel as though you are miles from anywhere.
Wooden walkways criss-cross the grounds, leading to the comfortably furnished rooms, the pool and the top-class spa. Other guests are rarely spotted, other than at the pretty restaurant, Ruen Pruksa, which also attracts an outside clientele for its excellent seafood and southern Thai cuisine. Service is discreet and efficient.
There are 30 rooms in total, housed in two-storey buildings (ground floor and first floor) in blocks of 4 – 6 rooms. All are air-conditioned with minibar fridge, satellite TV, personal digital safe, telephone and large private balcony with comfortable seating, overlooking the garden. The ensuite bathrooms offer hot and cold water shower and a bathtub.
The rooms are very spacious and decorated in natural hues, with good quality wood and rattan furniture and polished sandstones floors, each with a unique design.
The 19 double rooms are split into two categories: Superior and Poolside. They differ only in location – the 6 Poolside rooms being housed in the building closest to the swimming pool – but otherwise are identical in design and facilities. Both Superior and Poolside rooms come with double (king size) beds only.
The ten Deluxe triple rooms are vast, with one king size double and one large single bed. They also have a separate lounge area, with tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.
In 2010, Somkiet Buri converted the upper level of its spa into a Family room – or rather suite – comprising of two connecting bedrooms, a living room and private garden. This can accommodate up to 6 people, with an extra bed in each room.
Leela Spa, located inside the resort grounds, is one of the best places to sample Thai massage in Ao Nang, as well as a range of other treatments.
At night, the resort is as charming as during the day, the garden lit with strings of lights and the noise of crickets and frogs to send you to sleep. Somkiet Buri is an ideal hideaway for couples, on their honeymoon or otherwise. It has all the right ingredients for a romantic break, while, should you wish to go out, the various pleasures of Ao Nang beach are right on the doorstep.
Last updated: May 20, 2017