Amphur Muang, Krabi 81000
Location:Klong Muang Beach
|Summary of 7 reviews :||
A designed and luxury built 5 star hotel in Krabi, Sofitel Phokeethara is a perfect destination scenery at Klong Muang Beach in Krabi. The Colonial architecture blends glory western style with a very truly Thai hospitality. Surrounded by a blanket of pristine rainforest and situated only a short distance from Ao Nang, the resort is comprising 276 rooms the majority of which have large balconies overlooking the garden or Andaman Sea providing stunning views of the limestone islands particularly at sunset.
Staff very friendly, and provide us great service. Like the swimmin pool very much. Is it lagest pool in thailand. Our room with sea and pool view. I booked twin bed room. Is it two queen size bed. For who bring kids along. You don even have to spend money on extra bed. Breakfast for kids is foc. With indoor and outdoor playground. Parent can send your child there. Hotel provide service to look after your children. Nothing can complain but only internet service, I biught sim card with mobile data. 350 bath. 7 days unlimited online. With 100 bath talk time.
Wonderful stay at first class hotel.Very happy with all aspects. staff brilliant.
We just stayed 9 nights at the Sofitel and it was a fantastic hotel if you re looking for a relaxing place to unwind and recharge. I have used Trip Advisor for a number of years to research hotels but have never felt compelled to write a review until now. I have summarized our thoughts on a few of the pros and cons of the hotel below. Pros - Staff: Very friendly and willing to go out of their way to make your stay perfect. They make you feel like THE VIP guest the entire time you re at the resort, from the moment you arrive (they give you a cold juice and towel to refresh yourself) to moment you leave (lots of staff line up to wave goodbye) - everyone is exceptionally friendly asking you how your day is going and what you have planned for the rest of the week - I would have thought the manager put them up to this on a daily basis, but the staff were truly genuine - Food: Our room came with a complementary breakfast buffet which was incredible. The fruit juices (pineapple, papaya, orange and watermelon) were freshly squeezed and the food (omelet station, thai pho station, fresh fruit, typical American breakfast (eggs, bacon, etc), french pastries, homemade jams, etc.) was great. The only negative about the breakfast was that the plain brewed coffee wasn t very good like you would expect from a Sofitel (just ask for an espresso - their barista is fine). - Pool: The pool was very large (they said the largest in the south of Thailand) with an excellent pool-side bar and pool-side seating area for lunch. They also have a separate section for children which is nice for them and the rest of the guests too! I m always picky about the loungers at resorts, but these ones were very comfortable and here were tons of them around the pool. If you didn t want to sleep the day away on a lounger, they had hammocks you could use as well. - Location: There are a bunch of small stores right next to the Sofitel (within a 5-10 minute walk) where you can get laundry done cheaply (40 bhat/kg), water, beer, snacks and book tours. There are also a few restaurants where you could have dinner for approximately half of the cost of the hotel if you wanted to be adventurous. The only downside is the resort is on Klong Muang beach (considered to be the area with the more luxurious resorts) which is about a 400 bhat taxi to Ao Nong or 600 bhat taxi to Krabi Town where most of the shopping and nightlife is if that s what you re looking for (just be advised most of the shopping and night life in town is geared towards backpackers). - Beach: Klong Muang beach is situated on a national park and you can see some limestone mountains off in the distance which are beautiful. The next major resort is roughly a mile down the beach so you feel like you have your own private beach and the lounge chairs have memory foam pads on them so they re extremely comfortable. The only negatives about the beach are that you have to cross a small two lane road to get the beach (it wasn t busy at all when we were there) and because the beach is part of a national park, they don t have many beach chairs and they don t serve drinks. If you do want to go swimming here, make sure you bring sandles you can wear in the water - while the beach is extremely sandy, when you head into the water it s quite rocky. Cons - Internet: They don t have free wireless internet in your rooms and it s around Bhat 230/day if you want to use it. Alternatively you can use two computers they have setup in their business center (open 24 hrs day) which are very fast! Sometimes you have to wait a while for the computers to free-up and we were here during off season so I would imagine you would have to wait a long time if you re visiting during high season. - Golf: I didn t come here to golf, but if you re an avid golfer you probably wouldn t want to play the course adjacent to the hotel. It s only 9 holes and it s not in the best shape.
excellent hotel .quality of the rooms and restaurants top notch. very big pool including a seperate pool for the kids. services were best including the pool side service. highly recommend. only problem was the beach is seperated by a road from the hotel, that however will not compromise the stay.
excellent service. booked earlier at sheraton as well and very fast and efficient booking service.
Beautiful resort & spa. The most enjoyable part was the wonderful staff that made our stay so great. Our room was located right next to the pool & we could hear & see the ocean. Beautiful, beautiful place & country.
First the good news. The hotel is really first class and my wife and I really enjoyed the great service and lovely room. I would certainly go back again, BUT one little thing bothered me, and that was a can of Pepsi cost nearly six U.S. Dollars, which to me is out of sight. Why spoil a wonderful 5 star stay by something like this. Recommend the hotel, bring your own soda!!
Service is definitely 5 stars and the resort is very new, very pleasing to the eyes. However, the food there is a bit overpriced. I really don t understand how they can charge 2400++baht for foot massage when you can easily get one for 250baht outside. The beach is really non existing so you will have to take a ferry to one of the nearby islands. This resort is out of the way and it is recommended to rent a scooter to travel around as the taxis are simply not worth the price. Definitely avoid taking the hotel transport as they cost at least twice as much as local taxis.
Very good service.
:: Superior Room ::
:: Luxury Pool & Sea side ::
Room & Bathroom fittings
- Audible smoke alarms
- Dead bolt in rooms
- Sprinkler in room
- 110 / 120 V / AC
- 220 / 240 V / AC
- Air conditioning
- Safe deposit box in room
- Radio in room
- Satellite / cable colour TV.
- High speed transmission line
- Security peephole
- Smoke alarm in room
- Make-up / magnifying mirror
- Telephone in bathroom
RESTAURANT & BAR
Koh Poda Restaurant & Pool bar:
Our swim-up pool bar and restaurant serves refreshing cocktails and light meals during the day and transforms into a lush, tropical seafood barbeque venue in the evening with live music and live performances around the pool.
Type of cuisine : International
Opening hours : 10:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Signature restaurant, serving regional fare. Both conventional and Thai-style seating are available in this elegant Thai masterpiece. New in town is Indian Chef Amar, proudly presenting culinary creations from the length and breadth of India.
Type of cuisine : Regional
Opening hours : 18:00 - 22:30 hrs.
The place for all of your favorite homemade Italian dishes. Complete with an open-plan show kitchen and stone pizza oven with panoramic views of the gardens. Wines from all over the globe can be enjoyed whilst enjoying traditional Italian music.
Type of cuisine : Gourmet
Opening hours : 18:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Located in the Lobby, the Explorer Bar features coffee creations and artistic French pastries during the day and live music, classic drinks and wines from all over the globe in the evening.
Opening hours : 09:00 - 01:00 hrs.
Serving International and Asian Breakfasts.
Type of cuisine : International
Opening hours : 06:30 - 10:30 hrs.
Hot dishes, Cold snacks
Opening hours : Weekday hours : 24 hrs,
Weekend hours : 24 hrs.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
:: Wellbeing & Spa ::
- Fitness center
- Hairdressing salon
:: Meeting and Events ::
:: Wedding ::
*** Shuttle Bus Service Available (Charge) ***