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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile


It was a third visit to Koh Kood but first stay at Anayla resort...
First impression, check in was an ok experience, my partner used the communal bathroom on arrival and things kind of started to go down hill from there.. the toilets were very smelly, with toilet paper over flowing in the bin.
On getting to our room we were happy, it seemed like a nice room.. the toilet was a little dingy but it was spacious enough.
On walking around the property, it’s easy to see why people stay here, the scenery is stunning, the location couldn’t be more perfect. Unfortunately, that’s all the good that I have to say about this place...
The whole property needs some real work done to it, path ways are not lit adequately and lights are few and far between, electrical wires also run along the floors exposed. Pathways have pot holes that are easily tripped over.
After an uncomfortable first night, things became more apparent that this resort wasn’t worth its money, or our time of day. The beds are mattresses stowed on top of one another and their condition is a disgrace to say the least. The breakfast was not good at all, with cold rice and cold noodles and eggs that were cooked in bacon fat. We ate here for two mornings and then decided to pay to eat else where.
The staff are unfriendly which makes it even harder to like this place, there’s no desire to make you feel welcome and even one guy that was very patronising.
Do not rent a bike from here, it’s more expensive than other places and they’re bikes are not up to standard. There was a bike with no number plate and one where the indicators didn’t work. The bike that we hired had a tyre that became flat, which to our horror we found out we had to pay for...
The room was only cleaned every two days, after the first clean, we noticed the bins had not been emptied, leaving the place smelling quite badly. On our last day we actually had to ask someone to clean out the room as it hadn’t been done for a few days.
This place may look amazing on the outside, but inside it has some pretty huge problems, we actually tried to move hotels but due to there being no availability anywhere else we were stuck. The restaurant that we were told was open all day was closed for half of the 6 out of 7 days we were there. If we would want to order beers, we had to go to reception to ask and again, felt like we were an inconvenience to staff that didn’t seem to be doing anything. The place had such an off putting vibe that we chose to spend our days elsewhere, which, unless you hire a moped, you’d find quite difficult as it’s a little secluded.
Anayla resort and its staff do not deserve any of the credit to how beautiful this place could be, in my opinion, you’re better off spending a little more money for a better service, it really would pay off. At least then you would sleep better.
It was such a disappointing stay in somewhere so lovely.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank 159kellyg
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We stayed 3 nights and extended another 3 – we hardly left the resort! We first got one of the rooms on the slope and wasn't impressed, luckily the nice manager moved us to a hut just steps away from the beach for the rest of our stay. Koh Kood has beautifully pristine beaches and waters so clear you can see all manner of fish coming right up to you. At A-na-lay, you feel like you're on your own private beach. Our hut was very comfortable, had a charming outdoor bathroom and patio with cool loungey chairs. The included breakfast here is pretty decent; and the best meals are the Thai dishes. I had the best Pad Kee Mao ("drunken" noodles) here! The staff here are warm and friendly, especially the big 'bear' guys who were so attentive to us at mealtimes. We miss them! And the wonderful sunsets, and walks on the rustic boardwalk and pier. Will definitely be back.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The location in a quiet bay with a small wooden jetty is good. The restaurant food is OK but not outstanding, however quite reasonably priced so its fair. That's the good bits over with.
This resort is crying out for someone to take charge and clean the place up, in all aspects. Everything seems to be done 'on the cheap' and this is clearly evident in the accommodation. the air conditioner was so noisy and vibrating that the whole wooden hut was shaking. After reporting it someone came and nudged the outside unit to 're-position' it and pulled the fan cover off, simply throwing it on the floor where it remained for the rest of our stay. No problem really as it was next to a broken plastic chair and a huge pile of construction rubbish which previous workers had seemingly just dumped around the back of the hut. There was construction rubbish everywhere around the hut and no sign of anyone ever going to clean it up.
Now on to the bed. This was probably the worst mattress I have EVER had the (dis)pleasure to lie on. I know it was a spring mattress because I felt every single one of them digging into my body all night - every night. If the floor was bigger I was seriously thinking of sleeping on the floor instead, but wouldn't have helped because of the vibrating air conditioner making the floor shake.
The bathroom was nice with obviously new glass sinks and chrome taps and a hot shower recently fitted. I wish they had put a lower standard sink in there and used the money to buy new mattresses instead. A wooden beach hut doesn't really need shiny glass and chrome in the bathroom. Oh, and the ants. There were ants everywhere. In the bathroom, the bedroom, the floor and we even found them in our luggage when we were on our way home, hours after leaving.
By our 3rd day there - nobody had come (at all) to make up the room or replenish the toiletries, or even sweep the inevitable sand which gets everywhere so we had to ask reception to make sure somebody serviced the room, and were told that the staff were ' busy', that's why it wasn't done, but it did get done eventually on the 3rd day. There was a strange rule that guests had to remove their shoes before entering the open air reception/restaurant area. This isn't usually a problem except that the floor in this area was made of wood. Not smooth and flat planks of wood, safe and nice to walk on - but bits of old wood hammered in with nails and patched up everywhere. There was wood planks and nails protruding everywhere and twice I saw people injure themselves on the wood and nails. Surely it would have been good advice to ask people to keep their footwear ON, not take it off.
I fully understand that this is a beach-type resort on an island and had I paid 25% or even 50% of what I did, I would have expected this standard, but for the price paid, then it was not good value and at that price level they should 'up their game' a little bit more. Having traveled around the island and looked at several other resorts while we were there, we realised that there are much better options for the price we paid and next time will look at an alternative. Fortunately the location in a little bay with good snorkeling helped us forget about the rest (for the most part).

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    • Service
Thank 10thDragon
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I am living in Thailand and looked for a weekend trip to get away from the main tourist spots. Koh Kood was exactly the right place and this resort was absolutely the best for it. It is a bit away from the main resort area with it's own bay with nobody else in it. Nice beach bungalows, very quiet. Good helpful staff and great beach bar and the far end of the beach to just hang around and enjoy a quiet night with some cocktails. In the evening you are quite guaranteed alone on the beach. The entrance looks a bit dirty with a lot of garbage everywhere and the road is a bit broken. But as soon as you reached the beachfront everything is ok. Some things not perfectly maintained, yes, but if you look for a quiet spot to relax I can recommend this place. Spend 2 nights there.

Room tip: Beach bungalows at the end of the resort are the best option I think. Not so luxurious but very quiet and close to the beach.
Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank 74lukasl
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I spent 4 nights in this resort with friends and loved every moment. We get bungalow with AirCon even if we booked one with thw fan. Our bungalow was redecorated - new bed with new matteres, lovely built-in wardrobe and clean bathroom with shower. The room was clean and tidy. Breakfast included was really good - lots of choices from European food to local Thai kitchen. We have been as well ordering food for dinner and supper and all ordered was very tasty. The beach was nice, quiet and clean. In beach bar we could rent kayak, paddling board or snorkeling mask to watch beautiful fish. Staff was helpful and friendly. Never seen anyone doing nothing. We would love to come back to this place at some point.

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
2  Thank Agi O
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