There are two Best Western Resorts in Ao Nang, this one and the Best Western Ao Nang Bay.Neither of them are particularly great, nor offer good value for money. Our advice is to go stay somewhere else.
The Best Western Ban Ao Nang is conveniently situated near the beach and amenities. While the pool is sizeable, so is the number of rooms in the resort, so guests must arise early in high season to be sure of a pool lounger.
The decor of this uninspiring resort won't wow anybody, and it is overdue for a major renovation.
The smiley staff work hard, valiantly trying to keep the rooms looking and smelling good, but can do nothing about the state of the air-cons, many of which are old and noisy.
The grounds are well kept and leafy. As this is an older resort, the vegetation has had time to mature. This looks nice when walking around the resort, but means that the lower floor rooms are gloomy.
These very basic rooms are overpriced and likely to disappoint. They have miniscule balconies barely large enough to contain the 2 virtually kindergarten-sized chairs on them, so making the balconies effectively useless. The lower floor rooms are gloomy.
These rooms are innocuously decorated and furnished. While they won't wow anybody, there's nothing particularly wrong with them either, unless you get one with a clanky air-con. There are better alternatives than this room type available in Ao Nang in this price band, but if these better alternatives are all full, most people will find one of these rooms acceptable, provided we can get hold of one of the ones without a noisy aircon and in one of the better locations.
Many of these rooms are overshadowed by foliage and so gloomy, so one of the upper floor rooms are recommended (there are 3 floors, and no lifts). The best rooms of this type are the ones that directly overlook the pool - not the ones with the miniscule pool-view in the adjoining building, but the ones right in front of the pool.
These are light and airy inside and a good choice, provide you don't mind a bit of noise from the children in the pool. If you don't fancy being woken up every morning by children playing, choose a high-floor room in the most distant building from the pool.
These units consist of 2 rooms, so parents can close their bedroom door for night-time privacy.
There is only one bathroom. Better value family accommodation is available at the Timber House Resort.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge and breakfast for 2 people.
Compulsory gala dinner :
Compulsory gala dinner on 24 Dec 09 is Baht 2,500 per adult and Baht 1,250 per child
Compulsory gala dinner on 31 Dec 09 is Baht 2,500 per adult and Baht 1,250 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.