The resort ’s attractively-decorated and spotlessly clean lobby sets a good first impression, which is subsequently reinforced by the rest of this hotel.
The rooms’ décor is not the most inspiring most visitors will have ever seen, but is innocuous.
The hotel is well-situated close to Ao Nang’s many amenities and is only 200 metres from the beach. Click here for a map.
The restaurant serves a decent breakfast, and is adequate for a lazy pool-side lunch, but not very inspiring for dinner, plus offers poor value for money. A better idea is to eat out, click here for the restaurant/nightlife/amenities map.
As with all hotels, the view from some of the rooms is better than that from others. Fortunately our office is only 300 metres away.
If you contact us, one of us will pop over and check out exactly which rooms are available for your chosen dates, then pick the one that best suits your stated requirements.There is no lift in this resort.
Grand Deluxe Pool View Rooms
Some of the ‘Grand Deluxe’ rooms have just pool views, but others have a view of the pool and also a view of the fabulous limestone karsts that separate Ao Nang from the Railay peninsula. The higher up the room is in the building, of course, the better the view (and the longer the hike up to the room - there is no lift). Some of the karst views are obscured by trees. The rooms on the upper floors have postage stamp-sized sea-views, which aren’t worth bothering with - it's the stupendous karst views that are the magnificent things about the best of these rooms.
These are exactly the same as the Grand Deluxe Pool View rooms, but have no views. There has recently been a lot of building activity on the town side of the building in which the Superior rooms are located, which has completely blocked the views. For most people, a Deluxe room at the Haleeva is a better choice - the Haleeva Deluxe is about the same price as the Orchid Superior, but the Haleeva Deluxe offers magnificent mountain views, a jacuzzi & 2 loungers on the terrace, and much more space. The Orchid is much nearer than the beach than the Haleeva (which is 900 metres away) but most people feel that the extra walk (or tuk tuk ride) is worth it for the extra benefits the Haleeva Deluxe offers, when compared to the Orchid Superior.
Grand Superior Rooms
These are only a few months old as at February 2011, so are in immaculate condition. The decor is a bit better than the other rooms in the resort, but is not worth paying extra for, as these rooms offer no views at all. They are more expensive than the Superior because of the decor, but the decor in the Superior rooms is perfectly fine, so don't bother with a Grand Superior room.
Grand Pool Villa Rooms
The Grand Pool Villa rooms are on the ground floor, and you have own entrance direct to the beautiful and unique swimming pool. These are really charming and well-appointed rooms and are highly recommended, except for those who regard a private balcony as a priority. These 13 bungalows, which have jacuzzis and individual access to the enormous pool, are a good choice for families, and pretty much everybody else too. They are well appointed with a quality TV and DVD player. Parents can watch their children frolic in the pool without leaving their own terrace, then jump in and out for dips on whims. These bungalows are a very relaxing place to form the base for your stay in Ao Nang, and are recommended. It is best to request one of the units furthest from reception, as they have the most private terraces.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge and the breakfast 2 people.
Compulsory gala dinner :
Compulsory gala dinner on 31 Dec 09 is Baht 3,000 per adult and Baht 1,500 per child
In addition, on this site we offer the following free benefits:
Airport transfers at only THB 500 for a taxi or THB 1,000 for a minivan.
If you book your transfer to the airport with us, we will take you to the Tiger Cave Temple, for free, en route. If adults want to climb to the top and need child-minding help while they do so, contact us.
We’ll personally inspect the available rooms at the resort for the dates you require, then report back to you with details of the available rooms that best meet your requirements.
We’ll give you a free quality bakery loaf of bread on arrival.
You will be able to take advantage of unlimited travel advice before arrival – we know southern Thailand intimately and so can organize all your accommodation, travel, sports and activities. This personalized and customized service comes at no extra cost to you – we get our commissions from hotels and activity/transport providers, not from you.