Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Checking in was tiresome, cumbersome and unhelpful. No flexibility when we wanted to organise payment in response to a room change request. Sundowner drink availability - there was one less drink available each night because the "Drinks were in a cupboard and they had lost the key to the cupboard". Somewhat pythonesque. Expensive. Best part was the guy helping us park.
Beautiful hotel with a beautiful shaded beach and the best views of Hong islands right from the beach. The sea recedes during low tide and is wonderful walking on the sea bed searching out sea life with my two year old. The hotel has nice well appointed rooms with an interesting twist to each of them. The pool is decent and the restaurants too. There are not too many options for food near the hotel but we had a car. The service was Thai hospitality at its best. We found a crib waiting for us in our room and everyone was doing something or the other for our little one. All the staff were warm and attentive. I have been going to phuket for years and have stayed at a range of hotels there but this trip to krabi was one of our most memorable. I wouldn't say krabi because we hardly explored and didn't find too much of merit. This hotel was the whole experience.
The hotel is amazingly nice with very affordable rates staffs are awesome and helpful the front office assisted us with the excursions and ferry bookings with trusted agencies and the rates were less or same as if you booked directly The ferry was the same rates but they included free transfers from hotel to port and from phuket port to novotel kamala. We went to Phuket and decided to go back as krabi is way calmer and has better views We canceled our booking in novotel kamala Phuket and going back to Tup Kaek krabi.
we had our honeymoon in tup kaek spa and resort and i have to stay that it is indeed one isolated, beautiful place to stay, the people in general (restaurant/bar/room service/reception) well, everywhere they are very welcoming. sometimes the english is not that great, but they make that extra effort to do whatever is asked to do in healthy ways of course. I have nothing but good memories with my wife in this place, the sunset.....oh....the sunset.. hopefully it comes a baby already ! VISIT THIS PLACE for at least 2 nights ! thank you TEAM SUNSET TUP KAEK ! KING REGARDS
From Krabi Airport the transfer will take you approx. 45 minutes to this hotel. There're three different room options: Beach villa, garden villa and building rooms. The garden villas don't make any sense, there behind the beach villas blocking the view, no real garden just a path. The building rooms are brand new (2017), you can choose between upstairs and downstairs against an upcharge. Downstairs will grant you immediate acces to the pool, straigh off your terrace, which is fantastic, like having you own private pool! Another benefit is that downstair rooms come with two sunbeds on the terrace, while upstairs doesn't even have a decent outside sitting facility, which can be annoying during rain. All building rooms are brand new, with a good bed, AC, shower and bath, minibar, safe all as to be expected. Breakfast has sufficient choice but (very) poor coffee. Lunch and diner are oké but pricy. Next to the hotel there's a seafood restaurant, diner on the beach and a price level almost the same as the hotel itself. Reason for this is the remoteness of the hotel, within walking distance there's nothing! No restaurant, ATM, mini market......nothing! Thank god for scooter rental! For 350 Bat a day you can rent a scooter and after a 10 min drive you're in the nearest small town, which has everything: Beach bars/-restaurants, massages, mini markets etc. Buy 4 cans of beer/soda and a bottle of water at the 7/11 supermarket and against the minibar prices the scooter rental is earned. Have lunch/diner at the beach (plenty to choose from), same....you'll get the picture. WiFi is throughout the complex, even on the beach and the best we ever had! Both pool and beach offer free sunbeds, at the beach there's natural shade by the overhanging trees. The beach is cleaned daily and there's a big difference in tides, meaning that a sea swim in the afternoon (low tide) means a walk towards the water first. All and all a great hotel! With a remoteness that can be easily overcome by scooter rental.
I've been battling myself on what rating to give this property. The following are the reasons why it ended up with an AVERAGE. Why we booked it: 1. Price: about 4000 Baht for the Deluxe Pool Access with Breakfast. One of the most reasonable priced hotels on the Tubkaek Beach. The hotel adjacent to it was twice the price. 2. Deluxe Pool Building was built fairly recently (2015 I think). Means new facilities and more modern amenities. We chose the deluxe pool building because we knew we were coming in monsoon season, and just in case the weather was bad and the sea was not friendly, we can still enjoy the pool. This was a great idea. Why we're happy and not so happy: 1. Service was great. I think we were treated well by the staff. Front of house staff were always nice and pleasant and ready to help. Communication was good with the front of house as well. Housekeeping was great at their job, we really appreciated the daily cleaning (as hotels in the city don't do the daily housekeeping anymore). The only downside of the service was the restaurant staff. They didn't seem happy (not that they have to smile all the time). But, we were able to compare them with other staff of adjacent hotel restaurants. 2. The room was great. They gave us the room that we requested for with the extra towels and pillows. I didn't expect it but I was pleasantly surprised. If we could stay in our room for a month we would. Bathroom is perfect. 3. We liked the breakfast as there was a decent spread there. Made to order eggs, juices, and coffee. The downside of the breakfast was the repetition. We noticed for the warm food, about 80% was pork and we felt bad for our fellow guests who are muslims. 4. We got to go to Hong Islands which was arranged by the hotel. The Hong island was really nice. Beach and water was fine and something that I am more used to.Downside, boat was late (defeats the purpose of "beating the crowds"), the long tail boat had engine issues. At one point we were wondering if we'd be able to go home. The packed lunch was not that good. 5. We got to hang out on the beach beds and have a peaceful afternoon. Downside is the Red Leaf Restaurant by the beach was not really operational (i think due to low season). It would have been perfect if we could have drinks by the beach beds easily. Instead, one of us has to run up to the restaurant upstairs to request for a coconut or a beer. 6. We already know food was going to be a concern as we've seen reviews about the restaurant but it turned out okay for us. We had dinner in the Hotel restaurant once and was pleasantly surprised. Mains are about 300-500 Baht. But note that there are other restaurants from adjacent hotels on the beach that welcome non-hotel guests but they can be expensive at about 500-700 Baht for the mains. 7. Peaceful. This is a place you go to relax, read a book by the beach, have a quiet dinner. There will be evenings that it's gotten a tad too quiet and we have not seen a guest or staff at all that it creeped us out. It was the low season after all. We were saying that it might look better and more lively during the peak season. Why we're disappointed: The beach. We were told Tubkaek Beach has the nicest beach in Krabi. I don't know if I just have high standards for beaches but I couldn't stand to swim in Tubkaek Beach. For me, the water was dirty and murky. In all my travels, this is the only beach in front of my hotel that I didn't swim in. Low tide is at noon to evening which was the peak of everyone being outside. (Note: This is a public beach. And not a responsibility of the hotel. This is the same beach and water as the adjacent luxury hotels. Nonetheless, for their guests, I would have appreciated more effort on all the hotels' part to cleanup.) All in all here are my recommendations if you decide to stay here: 1. Only rooms to book is either the beachfront villa or the deluxe pool access. Request for ones the nearest to the restaurants or beach access. 2. Hong Island trip. The earlier the better. If 6am is the earliest trip you can get, take it. 3. Explore restaurants from other adjacent hotels. Amongst all the restaurants in Tubkaek Beach, the best we've tried was Bellini's but pricy. Tupkaek Seafood has cheap but greasy food; nonetheless they have the best mango smoothie in our whole stay in Krabi. 4. Always check weather in Krabi to arrange for activities. The good thing about this place, it doesn't rain all day. All in all it could have been a great holiday. We went in here expecting rain and we got that. Our hotel room was perfect but the biggest downside was the beach. I guess I expected too much from Krabi. (You've gotten to the end of my review.I'd appreciate it if you could give it a thumbsup if it has helped you towards making a decision on whether to book this hotel or not.)
We stumbled upon this beach and resort towards the end of our holiday. Its isolation was perfect as we had had enough of town and busy resorts. The beachfront villa we stayed in had a perfect view of the beach. I could have easily stayed a week. We stayed 3 nights. We didn't realise that Hong Islands was in the neighbourhood. We had decided to skip Hong Islands as it was 4-hours both ways from Ao Nang, where we had just come from. Then we found out it was 15 mins from Tup Kaek beach. So we arranged to leave early in the morning and arrived before the speedboats and their hordes of tourists arrived on Hong Islands. Good plan and highly recommend it. Some reviewers flag the isolation of the resort as an issue, and if you a) don't have a car b) can't drive a scooter, and c) haven't had enough of town, then this place may get a tad frustrating. There are very few restaurants near you—the Italian next door is excellent but pricey. The only Thai seafood restaurant is mediocre and expensive. Also they use msg in their food, so if you have food sensitivities ask them to hold it. It is a beautiful beach. And the resort is well-designed, comfortable and clean. One of our favourite spots.
Wonderfull hotel in a wonderfull place with amazing beach in front of the best island of Andaman Sea. The staff is absolutly friendly. It has several swiming pools and private beach in one of the best areas of Krabi
The hotel is very nice, right at the beach and has beautiful pools. Some rooms have direct pool access from the room, which is pretty cool. Rooms were very nice and modern, but some toiletries come at an additional charge that would be free in most hotels. Main downside is that it is really far away from everything, there is one other restaurant nearby and no shops. You can rent a scooter to get around, but it is far to town. Consider renting a car at the airport to save transfer cost and have transportation when there. The guests were mostly asian from the region.
This is the Fifth time we have visited Tub Kaek. It is a very quiet beach resort north of Krabi. This time we went with friends and stayed at Tub Kaek Sunset Beach Resort (3 rd time for us). We had four beachfront bungalows. They were wonderful. The view is spectacular, looking over the beach and into the distance to the islands dotted over the bay. Rooms were clean, fresh and just what is needed for a relaxing long weekend. We all loved the outside shower, so refreshing and a real treat. The resort has undergone some renovation lately with big improvements to the restaurant and the addition of new rooms and an enormous pool. Fantastic for a swim when the beach is rough. Overall a great stay with good facilities and friendly staff. We even meet the owner and congratulated him on his latest investment in the upgrade.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 385 reviews