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Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort and Spa
Ranked #31 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Worst place we stayed in Thailand”
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Phu Pha is a strictly average sort of place. It is clean. I can give them that. But after staying at a similarly priced resort in Ao Nang (Phu Phi Maan) the two cannot be compared in quality. The bungalows at Phu Pha have a woodsy feel and that would be okay if the gaps in the windows were not filled by napkins. The place seems a bit run down. The breakfast was okay with inferior service. We could forget all that if the staff was helpful. Even on simple questions, the staff always looked as if it was a problem to answer. No smiles. No appearance of wanting us here. Most of the time we just got a grunt and a point. The other negative is the resort's location. It is far off the main road and since the transportation is highly irregular we found it barely useful having to walk several kilometers or take an overpriced taxi. Choose a different place. You will be glad you did. I highly recommend Phu Phi Mann.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

What a perfect find. Especially if you have never been to Thailand before. Phu Pha Resort is more peaceful and tranquil than you can ever imagine. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The beds are so very comfortable. The bungalows make you feel like you are in ancient Thailand. The gardens and horticulture are gorgeous! We ate at the restaurant one evening and the food was nothing less than fantastic. We stayed on 17 and 18 October which is almost the end of the low season and the staff was so friendly and helpful. If we were not on a schedule of other plans we would have stayed another 2 nights. The bathrooms are not so very private, but still adequate and nice and clean. I enjoyed the shower area very much. We lost the power on our first night during a storm and it was so beautiful to sit on the deck (out of the rain) and just listen and feel the weather. The staff asked us if we wanted a candle but we didn't need it. An hour later the power returned and it only added to a great experience. We took the provided ride to the day trip to Phi Phi Don Island and had the time of our lives as well. Another awesome experience. But bring sunblock and towels, and wear swim suits. It's very much a necessity! The pricing was fantastic as well. Anyone can afford to stay at Phu Phu and it is perfect for families, couples, newlyweds and everyone. You will be very happy that you chose Phu Pha Resort. I will return many times.

Room Tip: I enjoyed the 2nd floor. It's beautiful to look down on the pool and the landscape. If it rains...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

My boyfriend and I booked for one night, and stayed for 3!!
Beautiful, Tranquil, and relaxing.We went in low season and were treated like royalty. Clean rooms, gorgeous pool and stunning surroundings.Authentic wooden bungalows and complete privacy. About 10 minute walk to the party-street and beach, but the walk is spectacular! Perfect if you want to go for dinner or party in the main road, and want to come back to paradise after.
I'm bringing my family here in April!
You wont be disappointed!

Room Tip: walk into town along the beautiful forest road and take the hourly shuttle-bus back to the resort.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

After travelling for 2 months in Europe we wanted to spend a few days recovering before our return to Australia. We chose 6 nights at the Phu Pha Resort after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and are happy to say that we were delighted with our choice. It is a small hotel with its rooms surrounding the lush tropical gardens and swimming pool. Our room was on the 2nd floor, completely crafted in wood with AC, TV and wifi. Big comfortable bed with daily room service. The staff were very friendly with plenty of smiles.
The hotel has a regular tuk tuk ride to and from the main beach area, but we enjoyed the 20 minute walk there. The town centre has its beach, shops as well as restaurants and cafes, and does become quite busy in the evenings.
On our first evening we decided to eat at the hotel and we were in fact the only diners. The food was as good as any other Thai restaurant, the service was with a smile, and we did not have to put up with the music and noise that would have been associated with dining in town..
Every morning we would go for our stroll through the town and return to the hotel just after midday and enjoy the swimming pool all afternoon to ourselves. The surroundings were so pleasant that we decided to dine at the hotel every night, so in all we had a very relaxing time at this hotel and we would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at Phu Pha. The rooms are unusual and you almost feel like your in a tree house they are kept really clean and the whole resort is set in lush grounds. All the rooms are set around the pool with a lovely backdrop of the mountain as you look up from your sunbed.

We loved the location which was a decent 15 minute walk into Ao Nang, the hotel does however offer transport to and from the resort if you prefer. If you do decide to walk and it's dark I would recommend a torch.

We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis which was buffet style self service and was adequate. They do serve lunch and evening meals but we did not try this and there is a bar area next to the pool.

All the staff are helpful and courteous and I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort and Spa
Address: 395 Moo 2 Soi 13, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Ao Nang
#15 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
Price range (per night): RM159 - RM394
Hotel Class:3 star — Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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