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Susie-Qtraveller
Brisbane, Australia

Pleasantly surprised

Review of Pakasai Resort
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 Jan 2013
I booked Pakasai due to location and price. After visiting Ao Nang the previous year, when looking for a hotel this trip we had a pretty good idea where the property was located. Far enough away from the main strip in Ao Nang that the resort has a very relaxing atmosphere but close enough that it's less than a 5 minute walk away. You also get the benefit of being a 5 minute walk in the other direction from a different beach that is just breathtaking with restaurants etc too.

Yes the property is located on an incline and yes it's a bit of a steep walk to your room but the property is surrounded by rainforest and the majority of rooms are clusters of chalets rather than building blocks so the rooms are very private. We booked a Superior Room but were upgraded to a Deluxe Room which was gorgeous. Large, clean, private.

We had an issue with the safe in the room which would work for half an hour then stop working. The staff were very helpful and were able to get our money out of the safe and advised us to use the lock box provided at Reception. Our DVD player also stopped working (watching a dvd on a rainy day) and staff were quick to replace it.

The pool area was beautiful with drinks and snacks available - though just down the road the street vendors did some yummy pad thai and grilled chicken so we didn't order anything from the bar. We did have breakfast every morning at the hotel restaurant which had a decent range of items available. Nothing flash but good food - eggs cooked to your liking etc.

I would definitely recommend Pakasai to anyone travelling to Thailand.

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Date of stay: December 2012
Room Tip: The Superior Rooms are located in the main reception building - all others are located in Chalets...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights and really have to rate this place with excellent. We have been lucky and got an upgrade when we arrived. The hotel area is very green with a nice setup between pool area and restaurant/bar. Big rooms, bed, bathroom and terrace in very condition so you feel like being at home. Fantastic breakfast with a huge variety and very friendly and efficient staff. It's a bit off the beach area but then again only 10 minutes walking also to all bars and restaurants. The pool area is beautiful, hence also an option to stay here the entire day.

Date of stay: November 2012
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

We stayed for 3 nights with 3 young kids.

Lovely lovely gardens and nice breakfast spread.

It is located just off the main road which is perfect. You are near the shops and beach but yet in a secluded place with all the tranquility you desire during a vacation.

Parking was provided in front of the lobby. We drove from Singapore. The drive was very pleasant and now we can't wait to do the drive from Singapore to Bangkok.

Date of stay: December 2012
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

I liked this "jungle" resort hotel at the western end of Ao Nang for the following reasons :

- Good location, on the quieter (western) side of town
- Very close to lots of restaurants / bars / shops
- Only 5-10 mins walk to the longboat station (for boat trips to the islands)
- Great "jungle" feel to the resort, with loads of trees / shrubs
- Nice rooms / comfortable bed
- Liked the use of beach-mats / beach towels
- Lots of different nationalities (Finnish, German, Australian, Japanese, Malaysian …) which was fun
- Lots of different ages and mix of people (ie. young couples, group of singles, young families, retired folk)

But … these are the things I didn't like :

- Our original room, in the main reception block, was quite dark and the view from the balcony was a large brown rooftop (really horrrid)

- If you were in one of the villas (chalets), at the top, you'd have a steep walk to your room. I spoke to one lady whose family were in a villa right at the very top of the hill and that was a walk of over 150 steps! That is a lot of steps, especially when it is hot (and humid)

- No Wi-Fi in the rooms. You had to walk to the bar area (or an outside area) to access WiFi

- At breakfast a lot of the tables on the wooden decking shook violently every time someone walked nearby!

- Swimming Pool - a nice enough pool, but it is so shallow that you can't actually swim in the first third of the pool and even standing at the "deep" end, you are only up to your chest.
The pool overlooked a rather unattractive electric pylon and wires and the pool parasols were really quite dirty (with mould?)

- The pool attendants were pleasant enough, but seemed to sit around chatting or looking at their mobiles half the time. They should be going round, asking if anyone wanted a drink. And if anyone went to ask them for a menu, they should be more proactive and follow up on this (ie. see if you wanted to order food, rather than wait until you went to ask them). They also hadn't a clue about the ingredients of Cocktails and Mocktails. I wanted to know what a Krabi Sunset consisted of and was told the main menu with ingredients was to be found in the bar downstairs - ahh !!

It was OK for 5 days but I wouldn't want to stay here again.

Date of stay: November 2012
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed at the Pakasai Resort for 4 days 3 nights. It is not far away from the main street that it is convenient for shopping and eating. The services are good and all the staff are polite and helpful. For the bedrooms, it is tidy and clean. I like the bathtub in the balcony that I can enjoy the sunny bath in the afternoon. Moreover, I like the beautiful swimming pool and I also love the buffet breakfast

Date of stay: December 2012
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed at the property for 2 days, had a fantastic experience. Good spread for breakfast. By friendly staff.easy to get details regarding tours and airport transfers. Walkable to the main market place. We would love to stay with them again.

Room tip: We got an upgrade, which was a delight, but otherwise if you are a family, you should pick something downhill or else if you are a couple, uphill rooms would just do fine.
Date of stay: November 2012
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