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
- 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
Superb resort, wonderful pool and beautiful beach just in front of the hotel.
Delicious restaurants with several dining options, nice bars with live band playing every night.
Very family friendly with Kids Club and babysitters staff on demand to take care of your little ones while you can enjoy a massage at the heavenly spa!
The whole hotel and rooms are beautiful, very well maintained and up to highest standards.
Staff was extremely professional and friendly and offered great options for day trips by boat around Krabi with snorkelling or rock climbing options.
We had an amazing week with our friends and 2 small kids.
Staff hotel is very nice, pool is really big including in kids area and one adult only area if you need a quiet moment.
Kids club is great with indoor and outdoor areas, and offer nice activities like DIY, games, cooking classes, ...
We also could drop the babies with dedicated babysitter, all day to enjoy Islands visit with hotel private boat, or Hotel SPA (L'OCCITANE).
We also could have a night babysitting in our room, to enjoy hotel and outside (Beach) restaurant. Very nice bands playing music all nights.
Rooms are spacious with balconies and hotel can arrange extra kid beds and or baby beds.
I always had a very pleasant stay here at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra on both my business trips and leisure time. Very welcoming staffs start from check in through my check out. Great breakfast. Amazing bars and restaurants here. Many activities to do here as well. Marvelous spa. Most surprise for me is that my colleague got a stomache and there is a nurse at the hotel too. We felt touched and impressed. Forgot to mention the fantastic giant pool. Well, You got it all at the hotel that you don't even have to go outside the area. Everything you need is all here. Thank you Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra. Can not wait for my next visit.
We’ve just spent one week at this hotel with family and friends. This is one of the greatest resort we stayed at: the quality of the food, the kindness of the staff, the fabulous environment, facilities and rooms, the great evening shows, the great flexibility and availability of the kids club and babysitters; everything was top-notch!! A special thank to Mr Vincent, the resort Assistant Manager for all his attention and recommendations during our stay. We will definitely come back to this resort!
We stayed 14 nights at Sofitel Krabi, from January 26 to February 10, 2019. This was the second time we visited the Sofitel Krabi hotel.
The hotel manages to keep a rare atmosphere, both with decor and with staff. The hotel is a real 5 star hotel, for no wish is impossible for the hotel to meet (the people who write that the hotel is a little worn and needs a little paint, need to know that one does not get any hotel stars because of a little paint). Their tours and services are also more expensive than the local offerings, but there is also a big difference in quality!
The area, with the 4 restaurants and the exceptional pool, and the large rooms with perhaps Thailand's best beds, is in itself an attraction.
But perhaps Sofitelś's greatest force is that employees make the hotel their own. The service is in top level and everything is delivered with a smile.
Enough about that, we had (again) the best vacation at Sofitel Krabi. And would like to send a greeting to the amazing Maya restaurant for great food and service. And again, it cost a little bit more, than the local food, but the quality is better.
A greeting to Pim for her sweet gift, a greeting to the entire Maya team for the sweet farewell on our day of departure.
I have a hard time remembering all the names of the beautiful people, but "Bangkok Bob" "hugo the french connetion", "koh Lanta whisper", "The Girl with The beautiful bracelet smile", and The others, who made this a wonderful stay.
And thank you to the captains from the speed boat "thaitanic", fantastic trip we had, and you Pat, you are something special, you are one of a kind!
Would we recommed this hotel? Yes, any time!!
Julie and Niels room 269