Located between Ao Nang and the rapidly developing stretch of Nopparat Thara beach, Buri Tara is a nice enough resort, ticking all the boxes now demanded by new Ao Nang hotels: impressive high-ceilinged lobby, contemporary Thai-style furnishings, lots of wood and natural materials, and pool access rooms. The hotel is in immaculate condition.
Although a relatively high building - rooms are arranged over five floors, accessible by stairs and lift - the exterior manages to be inoffensive and is actually quite pretty when lit at night. The pool is large, with a small children's area and the restaurant is located next to this, rather than near the reception, which makes it feel more private.
So it's all very tasteful. Yet, other than in the airy lobby, what Buri Tara suffers most from is a lack of space. The designers have valiantly tried to cram as much as possible into a limited area. But this means green spaces are limited and although the pool is large, there is almost no seating around it - on one side the available space is so narrow, the sun loungers are arranged head to tail. The tall accommodation blocks and the high wall shielding the area from the road only add to this sense of confinement. Elsewhere, the restaurant and the rooms themselves are rather low-ceilinged, though the bathrooms are nice and spacious (see more details below).
The resort's location, just outside the bright lights of Ao Nang, but within walking distance (500m), means it would make a good and quiet base for a holiday. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your hotel, however, it may be wiser to look for somewhere with more public space and facilities.
This serves an adequate breakfast, except that the quality of the bread may disappoint some Westerners. If you book with us, we’ll deliver a freshly-baked loaf to you on arrival. The restaurant is adequate for lunch, but guests are recommended to eat out at one of the many fine restaurants nearby – see map.
Deluxe rooms are on the ground floor with pool access, or top floor with sea view, and superior rooms are everything else in between. Other than the view or pool access, deluxe and superior rooms are identical in size and furnishings. Each has a private balcony and is very tastefully decorated in contemporary Thai style, with dark wood, cream walls and the de rigueur Thai silk cushions. The bathrooms are very elegant, and generously sized, with twin sinks and mirrors, bathtub with shower, as well as a separate shower area. In room, you will find a TV with satellite channels, fridge with mini-bar, personal safe, telephone, hairdryer, and hot water kettle (tea and coffee provided). Rooms are accessed via 2 lifts, or stairs, then long corridors. Finishings in general are tasteful, although the quality of the paintwork in places shows there was a rush to open the hotel.
Compulsory gala dinner for Chirstmas's Eve on 24 Dec'09 :
Adult is 2,200 Baht / Children is 1,100 baht.
Compulsory gala dinner for New Year's Eve on 31 Dec'09 :
Adult is 2,700 Baht / Children is 1,350 Baht
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.