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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hotel Review: Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

The Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has one of southern Thailand’s biggest pools, a great range of excellent dining and a peaceful spa. It’s grand Victorian Thailand style with teak floors, regency lampshades and colonial-style furniture makes it an impressive place for relaxation.

You will find Sofitel a short drive from Ao Nang, amongst the tranquility of the tropical gardens and across the road from the shores of the Andaman Sea.
There are plenty of options to enjoy the excellent cuisines, you have the Italian Ristorante Venezia with an open show kitchen that delivers superb authentic fresh food. Every dish is well prepared and you leave with a hunger for more. Unfortunately the service is not always at its best, not fully attentive staff, but their friendliness and the delicious food make you linger.

White Lotus restaurant gives you a selection of Thai and Indian cuisine, with a longing for the distinguished flavors. The service is excellent and every one of the well-dressed staff is making an effort to make you feel at home. The flavors are distinct and every bite is full of aromas.  

The Hemingway Club Lounge & Library have a range of cigars, delicious cocktails and an entertainment that’s suitable for a jazzy calm evening.
Café Vienna offers you a coffee on the go or a luscious pastry to soothe your sweet tooth.
The pool bar is excellent for a cocktail on the swim, a cool retreat from the gazing sun. It also offers a range of easy comfort food for a light lunch or a snack next to your sun bed.

 The hotel rooms all with balcony or terrace are clean and light. The only negative aspect is that maybe the terrace on the ground floor rooms are a bit small and could need an update. But the rooms are well sized and offers a nice air-conditioned getaway from the hot sun. The possibility to book a room with pool access is excellent and a much appreciated feature. You literally have the pool on your doorstep.

Sofitel Krabi is very family friendly and the pool is very popular amongst all ages. The service of the hotel stretches from the hotel premises to the beach and also services in town. They are happy to try and meet your expectations and requests. 

All in all we can say that Sofitel Krabi Phokeetra Golf and Spa Resort is a must visit when in south Thailand. You won’t get disappointed with neither the food, the service or the closeness to beach and an amazing pool. 

Final Grade: 4 out of 5

Written and reviewd by Sofie Yü

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