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Ban Sainai Resort

550, Soi Aonang 11/1, Moo 2, Krabi Town 81180 Thailand
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***Note that resort is operated based on dry hotel policy; no pork or alcohol served***

Ban Sainai Resort is named after the ancient local village of Aonang district in Krabi province of Thailand. With the embrace of the Southern Thai cultural philosophy that brings it to life through the contemporary rustic cottage design. Experience & Unwind in this peaceful paradise; you are invited to try all the unique private detached thatched-roof cottages inspired from the Southern style architectural wisdom along with the the friendliest and most helpful team that will remark the stay a once of a lifetime.

**Suitable for peaceful holiday maker and nature lovers**

Ban Sainai Resort is nestled from the crowds with approxmately 1.6 kms away from Aonang beach front. Or 1 km from Aonang downtown. Resort offered daily shuttle service to Aonang beach (run by schedule)

Kindly note that May-October 2024 will be renovation for some cottages (noise will be limited from 09:00 am - 17:00 pm only).

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Kids pool
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Fishing
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

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550, Soi Aonang 11/1, Moo 2, Krabi Town 81180 Thailand
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Ban Sainai Resort
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Shortbreadfan wrote a review 11 Apr
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The most perfect setting. Amazing attention to detail. Staff could not have been more attentive. Superb pool with mountains as backdrop. Rooms on the lake were incredible. Breakfasts very special. Free shuttle to Ao Nang. Could not recommmend more. We didn’t want to leave.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: - a trip to the elephant sanctuary and Railay beach by longboat are must sees!
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Toka778 wrote a review 11 Apr
London, United Kingdom80 contributions75 helpful votes
Ban Sanai is an oasis of calmness and tranquility. We felt totally rested when we were in the grounds. The whole area is a beautiful haven for plants and wildlife and is well maintained. The view from the pool is spectacular and I kept saying how lucky I felt to see it. Absolutely stunning and worth staying there just for that view. I found breakfast slightly underwhelming if you don’t want a cooked breakfast. We hadn’t realised it is a dry hotel, though checking TA once there it is clear that it is. It didn’t bother us too much. The masseuse was amazing and well worth visiting. As for Ao nang, I was not keen. It was quite dirty compared to other places in Thailand that we visited on our trip. The crated rocks on the beach were full of rats that went on to the beach as the sun set. I ended up spending most of my time there in the resort which is like a mini paradise in Ao nang.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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manu_agarwal28 wrote a review 6 Apr
New Delhi, India25 contributions2 helpful votes
Set in a secluded yet very reachable location, this resort is epitome of living with nature. From their rooms, utilities provided, restaurant setting to anything you can imagine has an essence of nature. The small lake within exponentially elevates the experience of staying here. From courteous staff to good food, everything is so well the worth. Given a chance, I would definitely come back and stay here again.
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Dear Khun Manu_agarwal28, Greetings from all of us here at Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you so much for your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed this tropical paradise especially towards the great secluded and reachable location, the great living nature vibes, the small pond in the property, the courteous staff and great food served. We are well delighted to hear that you found everything to be wonderful and can't wait for next chance being at your service again. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday! With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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JasonH1982 wrote a review Mar 2024
Munich, Germany40 contributions14 helpful votes
Well in general it is a very nice resort. - rooms are good - pool is great - people are friendly Overall I would say a great 4* as a great place. So why the deduction? There are some negative points that the hotel can do nothing about, like Moskitos. But a couple of things I find need to be better for the price charged. 1. We are a family of four. We asked for an extra bed which they charged 20€ for per night. Same we paid in the Westin, a 600€ a night hotel. Way to expensive. Did we do it, yes, but it is just too much. 2. We booked a day trip in advance and they forgot about it. Sorted it in the end, but still. 3. I asked for a taxi and they said 700 bath without knowing where to. The she said to the airport (45 min) and I said no, to Krabi (20min). Still 700 bath. I paid 400 bath from the airport and 200 to Krabi. It is just a rip off. We are not talking about a luxury Mercedes you get. 4. There is a massive wirlpool in the room. Doubt that anyone will ever use that one 5. The A/C is switching off when you leave the room. Meaning if you spend all day outside and come home after dinner, it is a sauna in there and it takes easy a couple hours to cool down. Kids where always super sweaty in bed. And yes it is a dry hotel, which made us not eat dinner there. Not about drinking much, but a glass of beer when it is 37 degrees does it for us.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t book any transport with them. They overcharge you
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Khun JasonH1982, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to have you with us always and to receive this review of you we felt so delighted and at the same time so sorry to hear such inconveniences that may cause. Thank you for this constructive comment here so we shall be very much careful in delivering the better services. First of all, we are well delighted to hear you enjoyed with the room, the pool, and the people a lot. But we must need to clarify a few things regarding those 5 issues mentioned here. Normally the room type you reserved is for 3 people maximum yet the team had added the extra bed accordingly, and yes this is with surcharge. And for this rate it is indeed parity with other hotels around the area. As for the day trip, the receptionist team had not forgotten this at all. They had called several times to follow up with pick up service of the tour for you. Sorry that they may not keep it clearly described so this may lead the worries. Regarding the transfer service this is indeed operated by the sub contractor of hotel. We selected only licensed one in regards to aim for the best possible safety in terms of driver quality and experiences, the maintenance of car and etc. And this is private transfer, believe it or not, but hotel did not make much profit from this at all. We only have this service for better conveniences to our guests. And yes, our guests do have choices to reserve any other too. We are sorry for this, that the team may not well describe the choices. The aircon condition is well noted. We had a plan in having many of the room types renovated and redesigned this year. We really hope for next year, the satisfaction level of guests could be uplifted too. As for this issue you encountered, we will not neglect the case and will send this information to respective team for further discussion and improvement. For our dry hotel policy, this local area is mostly with Muslim local population therefore many of resorts and hotels around are operated based on this dry hotel policy. Sorry that this may cause some inconveniences to you. However, guests shall always bring in on their own for choices of beverages yet hotel did not make profit out of it, and we have some zoning area for this too. It seems that we had lacked a lot of communication to be better understanding, please accept our sincere apologies. Since hotel had run very high occupancy over years, therefore during this low season that we have a valid plan for renovation, resort will start the training session for our staff team too. We really hope next chance of your return, you will only could feel something had changed in a very positive and brighter direction. As for this chance, thank you so much for being here with us and please accept our sincere apologies. We always felt so grateful and so honored to have you as our valued guests and we really can't wait for next opportunity to being at your service again soon. Until next time we meet again, we wish you a delightful journey always. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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cookieajc wrote a review Mar 2024
Rochester, United Kingdom29 contributions43 helpful votes
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Our 2nd visit within 6 years and what a lovely welcome we received. Staff always smiling, polite, helpful and can't do enough to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Love the shuttle service they provide into the busy town of ao nang, but if you miss that they will ring for a tuk tuk to collect you at only 100 baht. Breakfast is great especially their pancakes. Cannot fault this resort at all.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Khun Cookieajc, Greetings from all of us here at Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared here. It is always enjoyable to read how fantastic the experience in general of our guests had been. Great and excited to read that you had encountered such favorable experiences though this is the second visit of life here. Thank you for coming back! We will definitely share your kind words of appreciation towards our polite, and smiley team to all. And believe this will only bring great joy and smile on our faces! Great to hear as well that after six years you still enjoyed the great breakfast served with savory pancake! We are always so fortunate and so grateful to have you as our valued guests always and for leaving this wonderful feedback; thank you a million! We can't wait for next chance to being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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Andreas H wrote a review Feb 2024
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Stayed here for 3 nights in Feb 2024. Lovely resort and amazing staff. The pool is one of the nicest I have ever seen at a resort. Well kept resort, clean rooms and also very quiet. Breakfast is also not too bad although some other people we met at the resort said that it lacks variety, but we thought it was good quality food. One of the potential drawbacks we thought would be that it is about a mile from Ao Nang beach, but that was no issue. Hotel has hourly shuttle buses going to the beach and reception can also arrange tuk tuks which will show up in 5 minutes. Highly recommend for people to stay there.
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Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear Khun 642andreash, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared. It is such a delightful occasion to hear that you enjoyed the three nights stay this month. Great to hear that you found the pool, the amazing staff team, the well kept and clean resort and room, the peaceful getaway, the good quality breakfast and etc. However, the distance to nearby Aonang beach that is approx. 1.6 kms away or 1 km away from Aonang downtown or 300 meters from the main road may create some inconveniences but because of this, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed with our resort's great privacy and great peace a lot. Therefore, we had provided the complimentary shuttle from day to evening time by schedule. Great to hear that you had found this more convenient. It is always such grateful and honored chance to have you as our valued guests. And we can't wait for next chance to being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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JulieBissett wrote a review Feb 2024
Glasgow, Scotland42 contributions12 helpful votes
This is an excellent resort and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. We stayed in a pond view cottage and it was perfect in every way. Super clean, modern and comfortable. The grounds are beautifully maintained & quiet. The pool is amazing, probably the best pool I’ve ever been in to be honest. The staff in the resort are all friendly and helpful & the food is good. My only minor complaint is the sun loungers are a little uncomfortable to spend a few hours in. Adjustable ones would be better to allow fully sitting up and lying down but as I say it’s a minor complaint & still enjoyed relaxing at the pool.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
Dear Khun JulieBrooks, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed this tropical paradise and our resort in general. Thank you for this wonderful feedback and stay. It is so delightful to hear that you would like to return. Wonderful to hear that you found the grand pond view cottage to be perfect in way of its to be super clean, modern, and comfortable. As well as the beautifully maintained grounds with quiet ambiance, the good food with great people, and etc. For your comment regarding the adjustable sun lounger, thank you so much we will pass on your kind suggestion to respective team for further improvement plan. It had always been a great pleasure and honored to have all of you here. We can't wait for next chance to being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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Steve B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Had the best experience at this idyllic place of calm amongst the chaos of Ao Nang . The staff went above and beyond. Loved everything about this hotel. Truly a special place . Great comfortable bungalows with everything you would need. Eg. Beach bag, sarong, sandals, slippers etc. Fabulous breakfast.
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Responded 18 Feb 2024
Dear Khun StevebG5850AW, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you fo your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed this tropical paradise especially towards the idyllic place of calm environment in Aonang area, the staff team that went above and beyond, the truly special place to unwind, the great comfortable cottages with all amenities you may need, as well as the fabulous breakfast and etc. We are always so grateful and honored to have oyu and we can't wait for next chance being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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Ilies C wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great experience, beautiful place! Highly recommand this resort! We stayed for 5 nights and everything was perfect, the staff is very nice and the breakfast was very good. The view it's stunning and the pool was nice positioned. You will defenetly like it.
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Responded 9 Feb 2024
Dear Khun Iliesc2024, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed this tropical getaways amidst the nature. Great to hear that you had enjoyed this great experiences especially for finding the resort to be beautiful, the staff team to be very nice and the breakfast to be very good too. Great to hear that you also enjoyed the stunning view, the nice positioned pool and etc. We are always so grateful and so honored to have you with us. And we can't wait for next chance being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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Dora G wrote a review Feb 2024
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The room is very spacious and carefully decorated, it has a big comfortable bed, we slept very well. We really appreciated the details and the fact that they are environmentally friendly. Loved the pool and the view from the pool. Also the staff is very nice and welcoming, always ready to help.
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Responded 9 Feb 2024
Dear Khun DoragC789SW, Greetings from Ban Sainai Resort Aonang, and thank you for your kind stay and review shared. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed this tropical getaways amidst the nature. Great to hear that you had enjoyed the very spacious and carefully decorated cottage, with a big comfortable bed that provided you great sleep. Thank you for enjoying our attentiveness to details, with our environmentally friendly green concept, with our lovely pool and lovely view from the pool. And most importantly with our welcoming and very nice staff team who help creating such wonderful stay experiences. We are always so grateful and so honored to have you with us. And we can't wait for next chance being at your service again soon. Experience & Unwind; Enjoy Your Peaceful Holiday. With warm regards, Ms. Hathaitat Siltrakul & Ban Sainai Team
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$125 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ban Sainai Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ban Sainai Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ao Nang Mosque (0.4 km), La Belle (0.4 km), and Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ban Sainai Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Ban Sainai Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ban Sainai Resort?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Ban Sainai Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ban Sainai Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include KAZE' Japanese Restaurant, 11/1 Thaifood & Cocktail, and Curry Palace Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ban Sainai Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ban Sainai Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Ban Sainai Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ban Sainai Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ban Sainai Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Ban Sainai Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Mung Muang (10.3 km).