Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
What We Love
- The timeless beauty of colonial-style furniture and polished floorboards
- A jam-packed activities roster that includes meditation, yoga and sunset stretches
- Speedboat trips to an unpopulated limestone island with a secret lagoon
What To Know
- The huge lagoon-style pool, said to be Thailand’s largest
- A nine-hole golf course adjoins the property and overlooks the sea; the 18-hole Pakasai Golf Course is 45 minutes away
- The resort plans room refurbishments in late 2014
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 276-room low-rise resort fronts Thailand’s ridiculously picturesque Phang Nga Bay, which is dotted with camera-friendly craggy limestone islands. The sprawling retreat is made up of open-air pavilions with steeply pitched Thai roofs and French colonial interiors with dark wood panels, polished teak and vaulted ceilings. The grounds are thick with towering palm trees, and fragrant frangipani flowers add a tropical vibe.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are all colonial glamour — think polished floorboards, Regency lamps, carved timber beds and upholstered armchairs. The Old World look, executed in neutral tones, exudes a timeless charm. The elegance continues in the bathrooms, where translucent connecting windows help optimize the natural light. All rooms come with private balconies overlooking the ocean, garden or pool.
The lake-size pool (said to be Thailand’s largest) has a swim-up bar. (A semiprivate wing of the hotel also features swim-up rooms.) Ristorante Venezia serves fancy Italian dishes and pizzas cooked in a traditional stone oven, or you can tuck into Thai and Indian fare at White Lotus. For those with a sweet tooth, Café Vienna serves pastries and homemade ice cream. The spa, located in a separate pavilion with a long central pool, offers treatments using L’Occitane products.
In the Area
Don’t skip the speedboat trip to unpopulated Koh Hong; you can kick back on its white sand beach, paddle in the turquoise waters among a stunning array of fish, or kayak around the island to nose into the knee-deep lagoon. The facilities are rudimentary, so bring a picnic. Longtail boats regularly shuttle tourists to the most photogenic islands between Krabi and Phuket. Ao Nang is 20 minutes away and offers shopping, haggling, drinking and dining, or visit nearby Wat Sai Thai, home to a monumental Buddha swathed in golden robes reclining at the base of a limestone cliff.
How to Get There
Very nice hospitality specially mas waragon supervisor. Very warm and helpful and courteous person. Lovely hotel very nice location and very nice JAIN food and service. Worth visiting. Pool was excellenT and is the biggest in Asia. A must visit.
Sofitel Krabi takes family vacations to a magical level of happiness. With its comfortable rooms, cleanliness, the food available at restaurants, facilities, and guest services, the resort is one of the best I have ever stayed in. The culture of service is firmly ingrained in every employee and they are proud to be part of the Sofitel brand. Some special folks that made the experience special were Chef Roland, Bella, Pamela, Sek, Ishdee and many others who contributed. A must stay for family holidays, and beautiful experiences. Thank you Sofitel Krabi!
Sofitel Krabi is a resort of an olden times. The design is more of a colonial time and the complex is sprawling and vast. The lobby is like a massive overhead tent with lazy fans to make the humid air bearable. The waiting staff has remembered by heart what they are supposed to say to visiting guests. They are good in dispensing as-a-matter-of-facts info but if you ask them something totally left field, they would be totally stopped in the track. The Resort professes to have the largest swimming pool in Thailand and it shows. There are daily activities being held such as cooking class, play groups for children, sailing class etc. They are also tennis courts, gym, jacuzzi dotted around the complex. There is an Explorer Bar with cigar club chairs, which is dedicated to Hemingway and his rum and cigar. However, on a Sunday night, it's rather surreal to have two Thai singers singing Irish tunes on top of their lungs with their lilts, and clapped along by festive Irish people. In the afternoon, there is a pianist playing nonstop tunes in the lobby ranging from the Entertainer, Fur Elise, and even to Richard Clayderman - truly something for everyone. There is even a gelato store here (with specials from 4pm to 6pm), Italian restaurant that serves really good pizza, White Lotus Restaurant that actually serves an amazing Thai and Indian food (great environment with very attentive staff), and in the afternoon, the Maya Restaurant on the ground floor also has the best wagyu burger that I have ever tested (medium patty cooked to perfection). With everything they do here, they do them simply and they do them well. WiFi here is surprisingly strong, and being an Accor Gold member, we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a room overlooking the nearby beach and also the swimming pool. It is a tad far from everywhere else but shuttle service is available to take us to Ao Nang Beach for supplies (half an hour away), or that you could always walk to the beach nearby (one minute across the road), and five minutes walk away to local convenience store and local eateries that serve better priced meal. Sofitel exceeds our expectation in many ways. The building itself needs a bit of a spruce up but apart from that, Sofitel Krabi is possesses an old charm that we find endearing. Highly recommended.
Just back from 7 nights stay at this wonderful resort. Staff were fantastic especially Mae in the breakfast restaurant. She was so kind and efficient at her job. Nothing was too much trouble and she made sure I had a newspaper every morning and my favourite table as well. Sofitel - please recognise this lovely young lady for the valuable asset she is to your hotel. Pool was great and it is so large that I was able to swim laps (50 metres). Nightly entertainment in the bar with happy hour from 6 - 8pm. The gym was good with most machines necessary and steam room was also great. Other staff worthy of mention are Paul (Golf Pro), Al (at guest services), Emily (I think) and Steven (Beverage Manager). Shops are walking distance (10 minutes) along beach. Thanks Sofitel for a very enjoyable stay. I will be back.
룸 컨디션만 보면 시설이 오래되서 아쉬운 부분은 있지만,수영장이 모든 것을 커버해주는 곳!!! 식당이든 리셉션이든 항상 친절한 스탭들! 정말 친절합니다! 액티비티도 할 수 있고 아침식사도 정말 기대이상이었습니다 ! 패들보트 타는 법 배웠어요 ㅋㅋㅋ 1시간에 300바트입니다 Sek Aumnart라는 친구가 가르쳐줬어요 :-)
It has really nice pool maintained well. All staff is very nice including reception and reastaurant, especially Sek Aumnart teach me how to enjoy paddleboat in the pool! You can experience a lot of activies in Sofitel with amazingggggg view! Also breakfast was seriously good than i expected.