The sun, the sand and the sea! Ahh what a wonderful way to start our vacation! I couldn’t possibly ask for a better way to relax and unwind until we decided to check in at the Alisea Boutique Hotel. Alisea is a relatively new Thai urban resort situated near the Aonang Beach and just a mere 20-minute drive away from the Krabi Airport.
Our hotel is strategically located between two fantastic beaches – Aonang and Nopparat Thara. Coincidentally, the place itself is a few minutes away from the city. This means, you get to have the best of both worlds: wonderful beaches and a bustling city life! The location is just one of the many desirable things about this resort. Near it are tons of restaurants that will cater to the demands of different palates. Also a stone’s throw away is a market and a convenience store where you can get supplies or just poke around to see the daily lives of the locals.
More than this, the Alisea provides a complimentary shuttle to the Andaman Beach Club, a must visit place in the area. With ten minutes travel time, you will be treated to a peaceful and naturally beautiful environment, a great place to stay undisturbed and bask in the glorious view it has to offer.
When we checked in at room number. This made me so excited as I realized that we are staying on the same floor where their breath-taking pool is located! A small word of warning though, there are no elevators in the hotel, so we took the stairs on our way up. No complaints there though, it means I get to burn a few calories even on vacation! The staffs were extremely helpful as they carried our luggage up to our rooms.
I was extremely pleased when we got in our air-conditioned room. We have this huge bed that can fit 3 people comfortably. Unlike most hotels, our chamber is spacious and roomy. It even has a mini receiving area, new LED TVs with international channels and a mini bar. The best part of our area is the balcony to enjoy the view, chill out and take wonderful beach photos from.
To cater to the many clienteles of the hotel, Alisea serves a Eurasian breakfast buffet and a Thai afternoon tea, which comprises of local sweets and snacks such as khanom lookchun candy balls, salapao buns and khanom tum cakes. For those who love Asian food, there is a very affordable Asian tapas bar that will cater to your appetite for that day. Finally, they have Umberto’s Italian Cuisine that was created by Aonang’s celebrated Italian chef. You can finally enjoy famous Italian cuisines and wines while savoring the al fresco atmosphere.
Why stay there:
Aside from their private beach Andaman, there are a lot of perks in staying at Alisea.
First, they have this magnificent infinity pool. Swimming through the warm waters while enjoying an excellent view is enough of a reason for you to choose this hotel. Aside from that, the view becomes more stunning, especially at sunset. If you are not into swimming, you can just lounge around the area. The vicinity of the pool is well supplied with extremely comfortable sun beds and bean bag chairs where you can spend a quiet afternoon reading books or listening to relaxing music.
Second, if infinity pool is not your thing, then you might love the hotel’s outdoor tub. They have a wooden tub located in some of the room’s balcony where you can just sit and soak in the warm waters and wonderful view. These tubs are big enough and they can accommodate two persons at once. This gives you the perfect view with the perfect person. What more could you ask for?
Third, if all the day’s walking and swimming tires you, fear not! Alisea has an onsite spa – the Dahla Spa where you can have a soothing massage rendered by local Thais who are learned in the art of traditional Thai massage. The spa has wooden floors, indoor plants, cute shutters and just generally homey assets and fixtures that will make you forget your weary muscles. So, indulge and treat yourself to this wonderful experience! Making the service even better, guests who check out early are allowed to leave their bags with them and when they return from the usual frolicking, they can shower in the spa with no additional charge! Great service!
Fourth, if you are not satisfied with the new LED TVs installed in your rooms, you can go straight to their home cinema which was set up specially for the guests to enjoy. Just ask the staff of their available movies at hand and let them set up the film you want to watch. If asked nicely, you can also have food delivered from one of their restaurants to the cinema lounge so you get to watch a movie while munching on wonderful treats! Win-win situation!
Fifth, for the competitive couples and generally everybody, you can kill your time away from the waters by playing a game or two of billiards. The hotel has a pool table for the guests to use. So while resting your sun burnt skin, stay cool indoors, play pool!
Who is it for:
I’ll go straight to the point; everyone! Alisea Boutique Hotel caters to every body from families, couples, big groups, small circle of friends and even solo travellers! Tourists and visitors from all walks of life can enjoy this place without breaking the bank. In fact, staying there is made affordable since they offer packages and promos that are both reasonable and attractive.
They also offer a lot of activities to make your stay memorable. You can take up several available perks and classes they offer such as the Art of Thai cooking, real ATV rides, white water rafting, zip line adventures, lake tours, Four Islands tour, jungle safari and many more!