Friendly Hotel, Krabi

A budget hotel with a swimming pool and a walk away from Ao Nam Mao Beach in Krabi.

I chose this hotel just for the night, so there wasn’t much thought that went into choosing it, but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The hotel is brand new and the rooms are sufficient for a good beach holiday. The staff don’t speak much English, but they are always happy to help.

The Standard Double Room I stayed in was clean and had a good shower, as well basic cleaning amenities (shampoo and shower gel). There’s a spacious balcony with a table and two chairs overlooking the large swimming pool. The bed was comfortable and had a TV mounted to the ceiling which made the place seem even bigger. There was plenty of cupboard space, a mini bar fridge with sodas and water, as well as coffee & tea making facilities.

I didn’t choose breakfast, but the seating area for dining was in the lobby and seemed well organised. There’s also on sight parking available for guests.

I think the highlight of this hotel was definitely the big and deep swimming pool. It was situated in a beautiful garden with some colored lights adding to the atmosphere at night. However, there was no baby pool. So this might be something to consider

I had a look at some of the other rooms and family rooms which seem like the perfect option for those traveling as groups or big families. If you’re looking for a more quieter option compared to Ao Nang Beach, then Friendly Hotel, Krabi is a good choice for location. It has the rural feel to it and far fewer tourists than the other popular beaches in Krabi.

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