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Dawn of Happiness

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place looks like an abandoned summercamp, and the staff are like the teenage counselors who just want to hang out, smoke weed, and ignore their charges. Theres no real beach to speak of as tide goes out every morning and comes back late in the evening. The property is made up of a bunch of broken down plastic furniture...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most unwelcoming and frankly depressing places I've ever had the displeasure of staying. Thinking of staying here? Then prepare to be treated more like a nuisance than a paying guest. Firstly the 'resort ' does not have a bar or restaurant like advertised, they will offer to make you a buffet meal for 5usd per person. Dont...

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Kas, Turkey
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is my second trip here and last year I gave Dawn of Happiness a good review. This time I stayed longer and have more to add. The cozy, friendly and intimate nature has not changed; this is still a gem of a place. My main point now is that it's an excellent artists' / writers' retreat. If you're looking...

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Right of the water with hammocks. Bungalows are simple but nice. Bar guy organised an awesome boat tour of the islands for around 800 bhat each which was much cheaper. Dinner was expensive though and breakfast is just eggs and toast. Would stay again though

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are hoping to get away from the throngs of tourists, block-style resorts and party scene that is often found on Thai beaches, this is definitely the place for you. It was for me. Dawn of Happiness is quiet, peaceful, serene and absolutely lovely. It has a relaxed atmosphere, yet is very warm and welcoming. For three days, I...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I arrived there on mid may and I liked the place so much when that I extended my staying for one week more. I found quietness and feel more in contact with the natural environment than anywhere else in Thailand (and I've been pretty much everywhere). I specially remeber having a coffee in the morning just 20 steps far from...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

From first day we were enchanted and finally have fallen in love with this magic place.. Dawn of Happiness is a beautiful chilled location with friendly people, amazing little paradise on earth. Perfect for open-minded people those looking for a quiet natural stay to forget the worries of everyday life who want to experience something different. Do not come looking...

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The place was absolutely awesome for chilling. We had hut 6 which is right on the beach basic but amazing . You don't really see much of the Swedish lady that runs this place with her boyfriend aipong who is very nice .on the day we were leaving the lady was sitting on the beach, we just wanted to ask...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The location is beautiful and having a secluded, scenic, clean beach right outside of your door is amazing. Saying the amenities are rustic is an understatement though. There are holes in the walls and the rooms are not cleaned thoroughly- cobwebs cover the bathroom. Getting simple requests filled, like a new lightbulb or getting a blanket, was often an impossibility...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Dawn of Happiness is not for the traveler who needs a lot of attention by staff or property mangers. The location is set along the beach where you can walk for miles without seeing anyone else. They have hammocks, that do need to be replaced, but still do there job. Your room will not be luxury but it's nestled by...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fan Room : 500,- Baht/night (May to September) 800,-Baht/night (October to April) Air con Room : 800,- Baht /night (May to September) 1000,- Baht/night (October-November/February-April) 1200,-/night (December-January) A place to rest, not touristy, as you would imagine to be a peaceful holiday on a private beach. There are only a few places in Thailand like this. Highly recommended, for people who want to enjoy the tranquility. The bungalows are simple but cozy. They are directly on the beach ( Ao Nam Mao beach). In your room you will find : A real bed, a fan, a table and a chair to write a postcard, a wardrobe, a toilet with warm water and a small terrace where you can hang your hammock and enjoy the sea breeze. There is a restaurant, beach terrace and a community pavilion. We have own WIFI and it is very good signal. Ao Nam Mao is a quiet area of Krabi with many attractions. In the neighborhood are a shell cemetery (known as a fossil beach) or a traditional fishing village "Ban Lampoo" where you get to know the lifestyle of locals. A riding with trained horses is our neighbor. You can ride along the beach or go swimming with the horses. For children is also something there .. A "fun park" (Adventure Park) where the kids or even adults climb into the trees or behave a time like Tarzan. From us you can walk to Ao Nammao where they can go by boat to Railey beach or Tonsai beach. The public bus from Krabi town or from Ao Nang beach stop directly in front of the resort. From the airport you can get a taxi to join us, just tell them "Dawn of Happiness" Resort, Ao Nam Mao beach (close to Fossil beach) and the taxi will bring you here (about 600 bht). We offer a pick up service as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dawn of Happiness

Address: 23 Moo 5, Ao Nam Mao Beach | 81000 Krabi (Close to Fossil Beach), Sai Thai, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Sai Thai
Price Range: $14 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Dawn of Happiness 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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