Krabi Town Hotels are comfortable rather than luxurious but they are also very well-priced – there are some great budget and mid-priced Krabi Town guesthouse and hotel options
Krabi Town Hotels – Mid-Price
This neat small and well designed hotel is very centrally located, built around a swimming pool down a leafy lane. The rooms are simple, immaculate and well designed with all mod cons.
We found the staff to be unusually surly however, but we might have caught them on an off day at the height of hot season. Another very major drawback is that they don’t offer free wifi. They charge 60 baht an hour for that or 200 baht a day.
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Krabi City Seaview
The Krabi Sea View Hotel has one great advantage over all others, that being its view of the Krabi River especially from the upper floors. In rainy season one can sit and watch the majestic sweep of the storm clouds spitting lightening as they roll up the river. Although the rooms are perfectly adequate, large and nicely furnished, other parts of the hotel have a distinctly run down feel, although there are some pleasant wooden viewing platforms at the front. Another problem is that the staff are not particularly friendly and there is no wifi. If you can put up with those drawbacks and simply want to hang out by the river and enjoy the fantastic views it’s a perfectly ok option.
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This hotel perfectly pulls off the trick of understated good taste. Even though it is brand new, it has an old world colonial feel mixed with the northern Lanna style of dark wood and large airy spaces. The rooms are large and bright with four poster beds that could almost be described as art deco.
Nowhere in Krabi Town could exactly be described as busy, but the Dee Andaman adds to its charm by dint of its location, which although central is down a leafy lane on a hill and is very peaceful indeed. It is a little far from the centre though so you will need transport or a fondness for hiking in order to get about.
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The Bann Andaman is the sister hotel to the Dee Andaman and shares its stylish grace except that everything seems to be on a slightly smaller scale including the room tariffs. As with the Dee Andaman, the furniture and furnishings are in the Lanna style and brought down from Chiang Mai. The sofas in the reception area are decorated with beautiful traditional northern style paintings. Unfortunately they are too heavy to steal, so you will have to be content to take a photo and use it for your computer desktop wallpaper.
The disadvantage of this place, as with the Dee Andaman is that you pay for the leafy location in shoe leather since it’s a fair old hike to the centre of town. Nor does it have its own pool but you can use the one at the Dee Andaman just up the road.
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Before the boutique revolution of the 1990s, many more hotels in Thailand used to be like this. Curiously functional with a pink nylon and formica themed d?cor, the Grand Tower is a welcome blast from the past. They do attempt a few boutiquey ploys by chucking a couple of small flowers on the beds and folding the towels in a funny way… But it doesn’t really work due to it being visually drowned out by the almost luminous green floor tiling. The luridly endearing functionality of the Grand Tower Hotel is complemented by its location, being about as central as it is possible for a hotel to be. The free wifi is also quick in a very contemporary way.
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Krabi Town might only just qualify as a ‘city’ at a stretch, but the City Hotel is right in the centre of town near the night market, bars, restaurants and the river front. It is clean. It is efficient. It is convenient. It has an old wing and a new wing. In the new wing the rooms are larger.
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Krabi Town Hotels – Budget Price
A neat, cute place where lots of things are painted red, the BanTo Guest House is very central and very good value. The rooms are small and the feel of the place is both quirky and leafy. The owners are very friendly. The little restaurant out front does good international and Thai food. As budget hotels go the BanTo is really quite stylish.
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This rambling warren of corridors and rooms encompasses the very, very cheap to the mid range. Much of it has recently been refurbished and it has a popular roof top bar. The staff are very casual and friendly and the owner is a big dog lover, so if you too are canine inclined this place could be your cup of tea. Being at the end of Chao Fah Road, it is a ten minute walk to the restaurant area, but they hire out motorbikes. Be aware that if you take a room on the upper floors you will need to be in good shape since getting all the way up there is a work out in itself.
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The Bann Kyo Thong is very pink indeed from the outside and has fabulous views from the roof. It has the feeling of a modern but modest apartment block and is very near the centre of town. They have a very efficient travel agents on the ground floor and all in all, although Ban Kyo Thong may spare you the frills it doesn’t skimp on breezy and clean functionality.
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