The Small Krabi
What We Love
- A lovely bijou hotel in Ao Nang, with breakfast and plenty of perks for longer staysThe kooky exterior of the colourful hotel
- Crossing the street and getting a taste of all the Thai street food and exploring the small stores
- The night-time breeze and view of the sea from the rooftop pool
Ao Nang’s just the place for a sunny, fun-filled holiday. The beach-side town has a perpetual air of summer festivity, a laid-back atmosphere and is the gateway to some of the world’s best beaches.
The perfect place to enjoy it all: The Small. The kooky exterior of the hotel stands out from the rest of the dusty street – a cheery oasis of modern sensibilities with a sparkling rooftop pool that has the view of the nearby sea, and cool, comfortable rooms to shade your sun-soaked skin. After a long day of massages, water sports, snorkelling and eating, it is just the place to come back and rejuvenate.
Situated right at the edge of a popular resort, you’ll find that it is immensely easy to travel from the hotel’s central location.
How to Get There
We had originally booked to stay in the La Playa resort and after a long flight we were very disappointed to be made to wait for three hours to be given a room.
We were offered a room at the Small hotel due to overbooking at the La Playa.
This was one of the best things that could have happened.
The room was big and luxurious and the hotel is (we are packing at this moment) much quieter than the La Playa.
Lovely room, direct access to the pool with a small decked area leading to a private jacuzzi.
Lovely restaurant with delicious food always with music on that gives a special atmosphere while having a drink or a meal.
Lovely roof pool with amazing views with bar service.
The STAFF are the most special thing about this place.
They go the extra mile to help you and please you. Always with a big smile and they look happy and relaxed working here and not miserable like some other places.
Being an hotel manager in UK I know how important is to have wonderful staff and how positive is to provide a great customer service
A very big THANK YOU to all of you guys, we will definitely come back.
Celso & Simon
Great location between two beaches. excellent and friendly, helpful staff, walking distance to everywhere. The room was very comfortable, clean and good wifi. Nice restaurants at nearby. Good breakfast. Close to the beach.
I stayed in The Small last year during my birthday trip and they upgraded our room. Just amazing. The room is clean and big enough that we can access to the roof top and chill there. There's a small balcony too. Although we have to walk a little bit far from hotel to the main street but the distance is still ok. Transportation/island hopping counter is just in front of the hotel. Not far from convenience store. Street food just across the road in the evening. Will go back again!
The Small is a good hotel in a great location, in between Noptharat Beach and . Reception is friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of Moon rooms--with rooftop access for 5 days. Lovely room, big comfy bed and bathroom was large with good shower. When we entered the room, the a/c was off and it was 34 degrees inside! Please note that the a/c works with the room key, so if you want to return to a cooler room, ensure that you have 2 room keys--one to enter and one to keep in the hydro/a/c slot. The room unfortunately smelled a bit musty at times. There are both ground level and rooftop pools, small but refreshing after a long, hot day. We had purchased the breakfasts, which was a big mistake. The breakfasts were terrible--food quality and selection was poor and never improved. If staying here, I would strongly recommend finding breakfast elsewhere, lots of choices in the immediate area. For the cost of the stay, we expected better.
We stayed at The Small for 8 nights in early February in a pool access room. Room was ok, with good air conditioning with everything you need in a hotel room and the location was great.
However, there were a few issues with our stay that were dissapointing. Although there is access to the pool there is limited space for you to sit and unlike other pool access rooms we have stayed at in the past there are no sunbeds or even chairs on the small patio. There is virtually no hot water which is no real problem (but we like a hot shower). Breakfast was horrible the first couple of days but when the young supervisor was at breakfast the final few days the service and quality of the food improved.
Overall it was an OK stay but will be looking for other opinions next time we are in Ao Nang.