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The Small Krabi

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I recently spent three nights at The Small, Krabi. I stayed in a swimout room. As I arrived at 4pm, the front desk staff was warm and inviting, my room was ready, and the young gentleman that showed me to the room, was very professional. The bed was firm, but comfortable. The breakfast, which I had included, had a mixed variety, eggs and omelettes made to order, salad and some Thai dishes. The location of the hotel was perfect for my stay, walking distance to Ao Nang to catch a long tail boat to Railay, as well, the different restaurants in the area. The hotel provided me with comfort, a great location and a welcoming staff. I would stay here again.

Thought it was a bit expensive for what it was. Wi Fi was fast but cut out frequently. Had a Mini Suite pool access. Big room, great airconditioner, pool was refreshing. not warm though. Staff were loveley, Had a problem with room key and in room safe all was fixed promptly. Breakfast was average but had a resonable variety of food. Get bug spray for room. Generaly quiet hotel at night. Ate lunch at the restaurant. what we had was very nice.

We initially booked to stay for three nights but I was compelled to extend our stay by an extra four nights after the first night! This small boutique hotel of 38 rooms is located within a short three minute stroll to the vibrant Ao Nang beach strip and the more sedate Noppharatthara beach. We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. We booked the room with pool access, which also boasts a private jacuzzi. We were spoilt with two pools - the one on the roof top delivered the most beautiful panoramic view. Our stay included free breakfast everyday. The food selection was ample and our chefs prepared eggs of any style on order! Our room was spacious for two and toilet amenities were stocked up daily. We even made friends with our neighbouring room whilst hanging out on our private deck outside our room. The beauty with staying in a small boutique hotel was that the staff knows you by name - much better than the anonymity with larger hotel chains. There was also a small tour desk by the hotel entrance (wo-)manned by the fabulous and ever-smiling Toyyibah. She helped us book a private long tail boat to tour the unbelievably beautiful nearby islands for a great deal. This is a must stay for anyone visiting Ao Nang.

We stayed in a very nice pool room while staying here which was excellent. The bed is very big with plenty of room around it and an en-suite bathroom with a fantastic walk in shower. Its very quiet which makes for a perfect nights sleep. The breakfast was fine with lots of breads, an egg station, unlimited coffee/tea and buffet style Thai breakfast food.As well as the pool outside our room there is a one of the roof which is an infinity style pool with superb views. However the pool contains a chemical that dries your mouth while swimming so take some water with you. There is only a limited amount of beds to choose from and the space is small but we had no problems when we used the pool. The staff are all fantastic from the cleaners to the reception and deserve lots of praise for going that extra mile for the customers. This is a really nice place in a perfect position and a perfect choice for a well earned holiday in Krabi. Highly recommended. Oh and much praise for little Toi who booked us a wonderful boat trip and every day had a lovely smile waiting for us while she worked on the tour counter.

Staying here for 5 nights in a Studio room. The room is big, clean and modern, the ensuite bathroom is equally big, with large spacious three headed shower. Love it. The hotel boasts two swimming pools. One very long L shaped pool on the ground floor, with the ground floor room's balconies leading directly out into the pool. The second pool is on the third floor roof, offering a stunning view over the tree covered rock outcrops around Ao Nang and a glimpse of the Andaman Sea, with its 'James Bond' style islands jutting out of the sea. Wonderful. All in all, a very nice modern but not too small Small Hotel.

I very nice and cozy hotel. Nice staff and good location; not too far from Ao Nang beach. Also had good spa. I liked that the hotel had 2 pools for sunbathing. Small hotel guests are also allowed to go to the la playa hotel, which pool area was very good!

Almost everything is GOOD about The Small Krabi - from the staff, the property and its location. Excellent service from all levels of the hotel staff - helpful, friendly and accommodating. A word of thanks to the Manager for up grating one of our rooms to the pool access room which was magnificent! The hotel, although looks small but the rooms are spacious, clean, nice bathroom with good amenities, well thought décor, clean, spacious balcony and comfortable bed. And, the one thing that I liked most was the lovely beach basket complete with a set of a beach towel and a mat for every room, which was well-thought of! The swimming pools on the ground floor and rooftop are beautiful and clean. Even the other areas of the hotel were well kept and clean. The location of the hotel is excellent - a mere walking distance to Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beaches. Convenience stores, pharmacies, massage parlours, bars, restaurants, shops, food stalls, etc. are all nearby and within walking distance. You won't be bored and lack of food to eat from day time to night time if one stays here! I will definitely return to The Small Hotel if I were to come back to Krabi again. Highly recommended folks!

This hotel is close to the main road, located at a more quiet place in Ao Nang, walking distance from the more crowded part of Ao Nang. It is very close to the motobike stores which sells cheap and good food. Both 7-eleven and Family Mart to nearby. The room is big enough, bed is hard enough. The water in the pool next to my room is always cold. Wifi is weak. As the hotel is close to beach and a lot of travelers go for Island tour, i will advise if the hotel can install one washing pool outside the main door to wash our slippers. This will make our room cleaner.

We stayed here from 13.02.2017 to 16.02.2017. Excellent property close to Nopparat thara beach and a 5- 10 minutes walk to Aonang beach road. You will get everything in a walk able distance ( 7-11 , ATM , Medicine Shop etc). Pros : Big and Clean rooms, Amazing Staff , Nice swimming pool , Tour service Cons: Breakfast Menu is almost same everyday. This hotel is very good for family as well as solo travellers. If you want a peaceful night away from the hustle bustle of Main Ao nang Beach Road this property is ideal for you.

We really enjoyed our stay at The Small Resort in Ao Nang. The staff were amazing and went above and beyond. They would be the reason we would love to return! Location was also extremely convenient - just outside the busy part of Ao Nang but close enough to walk down to either Ao Nang or Nopparat Thara beaches, as well as easy access to a number of restaurants, bars, and convenience stores. The room was comfortable - standard bed, great bathroom with a shower and tub, spacious balcony. Breakfast was wonderful and well worth the cost. Great rooftop pool. Wifi was pretty weak in the rooms, but manageable. Would definitely return!

167 Moo.3 Tambon Ao Nang, Muang Krabi Krabi

The Small Krabi places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Nopparat Thara Beach and Ao Nang Beach. This 38-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Krabi hotel are West Railay Beach and Ao Phai Plong.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All 38 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 26-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

The Small Krabi features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for THB 600 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Pool Access Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Mini Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Moon Deck Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 436 reviews