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Phu Petra Resort, Ao Nang
Located off the beaten tourist track, approximately ten minutes drive from Ao Nang's commercial center, Ao Nang Phu Petra abuts the spectacular limestone cliffs for which the region is famous.
The service levels are high, even for us less-than-impressively dressed travelers. We were offered sweet Thai tea and cold towels as we lounged poolside, awaiting a tour of the facilities. The architecture is a contemporary fusion of Thai and Mediterranean styles, where natural materials are predominant. The lobby is spacious, with tall ceilings, traditional decor and local handicrafts.
The outdoor dining terrace is an especially pleasant spot, and as informed by Trip Advisor, the food is reasonable both in quality and price. Should one get tired of the hotel menu, a quick walk across the road offers the visitor another dining experience, a lovely restaurant run by a German native and his Thai wife. The fare includes delicious, affordable breakfasts, Thai food and traditional German foods like wiener schnitzel and spaetzle.
As of November 12, 2012, some minor maintenance issues appeared to need some attention, but only the most pampered of princesses would complain. Though not immaculate and, for example, in need of rust removal from the walls surrounding the pool, the ultimate result is very pleasing. In addition, the lush green grounds are nicely manicured, very well-kept, and even host a shaded playground with slides, see saws and other play equipment for the youngest visitors.
The hotel offers four types of rooms. All rooms have private balconies, LCD TVs, air-conditioning, satellite TV channels, free wifi and the usual mini bars, safety deposit boxes, complimentary coffee, tea and water.
These offer guests the least expensive choices, most of which offer excellent views of the cliffs. The rooms are large with lovely wooden floors, comfortable furniture and king sized beds. All rooms can accommodate extra beds should the need arise. The bathrooms in the hillside villas are somewhat special as well.
There is, however, a marked difference in quality of views from unit to unit, the best of which offer a grandstand view of the limestone cliffs that separate Ao Nang from the Railay peninsula, so when booking through us, allow us to help request the best views these rooms have to offer.
These offer honeymooners and other guests a spacious bedroom as well as a good-sized sitting room with an additional flat screen TV. Be advised that the sofa, whilst comfortable enough to sit on to watch television, isn't quite big enough for extracurricular honeymoon activities!
Finally, comfy, private terraces just out the front door offer a great place to relax, and some are located as to allow guests with kids to keep one eye on them in the pool while the other eye enjoys one's favorite book. Again, these villas vary in their view quality, and again, we are happy to help you by requesting the suites with the best views.
These offer families 2 bedrooms (one with a king sized, the other with two large twins), 2 baths, a living room and a dining nook, which, with four chairs, may be more useful for a rousing family card game than for a family sit down, take away dinner.
Andaman Sky, Co., Ltd, 23/8 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Thailand.