I will do my best to accommodate your needs while staying with us here in Krabi.
We stayed at the apartment for 4 weeks. The place was clean and had all the equipment that you need for having a comfortable stay. The kitchen comes with all the basics that you need for cooking. In short, the apartment was pretty much as described in the ad. Overall the whole apartment complex was really nice and well maintained.
Lana and Olivier were great hosts. They took care of all our needs and made sure that we feel really comfortable. To take an example, when our baby felt sick, Lana and Olivier immediately offered us to take us to a doctor nearby. Also, they took us to a huge supermarket at the beginning of our stay, so that we could go food shopping.
Two beaches are close which, however, are not as picturesque as the ones you might know from pictures and movies. On the plus side, the beaches were not busy at all and one can still hang out there and enjoy the scene.
As the area is very quiet you definitely need a car to go shopping, etc. Taxis to the nearest town Ao Nang are quite expensive (500 Baht).
We can only recommend the apartment we stayed at. It's the right place to escape home and have a peaceful and quiet vacation. Thanks again!
Great stay, great apartment! Great hosts! Thanks Lana and Oliver for making us welcome and being hugely helpful in planning our various trips. Far more than we would have hoped for or expected. I hope all goes well for you and would recommend this apartment to anyone. We are 2 plus baby and found the location perfect. Near beach, near local restaurants and easy access to other islands etc. A friend stayed in another apartment in same block owned by someone else and commented on the high standard of ours in comparison. Everything we needed. Thanks.
We had a great time despite being unable to recommend this place. If your looking for a soulless and over priced accommodation this is the place for you.
The condo we booked was not available and we were "upgraded" to the back of the units. The condo we booked was in front with a view of trees and sea. The condo we were "upgraded" to was on top floor but with a a view pool and condos on both sides. In addition no washer or jacuzzi style tub as promised in original listing. Half way through the week we were offered clean towels but no room cleaning. Electricity, which there charging double the cost to them, was 1500 baht for the week.
The beach across the way is not very nice. We rented a car and got to amazing places which are as close as 5km.
Highlights were the pool and the local festival that we really enjoyed.
We have stayed at 4 airbnb rentals in Thailand and this is the only one we couldn't recommend.
We like the place. View is great, building new, pool nice. Everything incl. WiFi works. Worth the money. Lana and Alex though try to maximize: Additional costs for electricity of 35€ for 2 weeks and offsite security payment left a bitter taste and is probably against airbnb regulations. Other than that - fine.
Lana and Olivier were really good, friendly, and caring hosts who provided us with help and information, when we needed it. Apartment cleaning times were arranged the day after our arrival and everything worked out fine.
Luckily, we didn't get a condo with only one bedroom - we actually got a condo with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the fifth floor! :D This was really great, since we were staying with an 1 y/o infant and had more room than expected. Besides that, everything was very clean, modern and equipped as described. The view towards pool and sea is fantastic!
What is clearly missing in the listing is the extra charge for electricity. It cost us 7 THB per kWh, which is not cheap and can turn out quite costly if you use AC, water heating or the cooktop a lot.
The "washer" turned out to be a laundry service, which will cost you 60 THB (no ironing) or 80 THB (with ironing) per kilogram. You hand your dirty clothes over at the reception and get it back clean the next day.
The At Sea Condo is a clean and safe place where you'll meet Thais only as workforce. Pool and gym are well maintained and there is a Danish couple which runs a small shop, where you can buy drinking water and other things.
Outside the condo, you have quite a choice of small restaurants (we recommend Bai Tong, which is also the nearest) and massage parlors along the main road. There are also two small shops and one fruit shop nearby. The nearest 7/11 is about 700 meters away. The road is heavily frequented by huge trucks which transport something to the ship loading ramp north of Klong Muang, but don't worry, you don't hear them in the apartment.
Klong Muang itself has a nice beach (about 600 meters south of the condo) which is used mostly by resort guests. The next beaches are around Ao Nang, which is about 11 kilometers away. So you need transportation. The taxis in Krabi are very expensive! Some examples (one way): Taxi to Ao Nang costs 400-500 THB. To Krabi Town it's 600-700 THB. Coming from Bangkok where every taxi has a meter and you seldomly reached 200 THB, this was quite shocking for us. To get around cheaper (and since there is no public transportation) you should rent a motorbike or a car. Many attractions include a pick up service - even from Klong Muang, which is apart from nearly all attractions. Krabi Town for example is very nice and not nearly as touristy as Ao Nang, but it's 24 kilometers away...
All in all a comfortable and modern place to stay in a locality which has - besides the beach - nothing more to offer than facilities targeted at wealthy resort guests. But, as I wrote above, there are ways to get to other places and Lana and Olivier are helping you, too.
Спасибо хозяевам за оказанный прием и заботу. Все было на отлично.
Nice welcome, we were kooked up with detailed information to find our way around. They also organised us a motorbike and (highly recomended if you go with family) a Tuk Tuk for rent. So we had an easy start and could enjoy the studio and the complex. The studio was very clean, lot of space and nice balcony. The pool was nice as well, plus good little pool for children.
Around are some restaurants and bars, but you need a ride - there is just not much to do. The nearby beaches are allright, not great but mostly very quiet with really nice sunsets.
Fantastic apartment and very friendly hosts. We hope we can return one day!
Lana and Olivier are fantastic hosts. They were very warm and kind and went above and beyond for us-- even taking us to the grocery store and helping us arrange excursions and taxis. They really cared to ensure that we had a great experience. The condo is wonderful-- very clean and in a lovely complex a stone's throw from several great beaches. A number of great restaurants, etc. in short walking distance, and Ao Nang and Krabi are close enough. Our beaches had all the beauty and none of the crowds. I traveled with 3 friends, and we were very sad to leave. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
This whole place, the apartment as well as the pool area is just BRILLIANT. Lana was very helpfull and kind. The beach at Klong Muang is so beatiful and not spoiled by tourism.. My wife, daughter and I stayed for four nights and wished we could have stayed longer.