Klong Prao

Aana Resort and Spa

Aana Resort & Spa, Koh Chang

Aana Resort is located just off Klong Prao beach on the Klong Plu river estuary.  It’s hidden away, out of sight of the main road and with no loud bars, tailor shops, tour agents etc nearby.  

714 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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Whilst the resort itself is very nice, with villas tucked away on a lush hilltop and wooden trails leading through the resort, the one main point to bear in mind is that you can’t walk to the beach if you stay here. Although they do have a beach. but it is located at the mouth of the estuary.

During the day guests can take a free boat service 300 metres to Aana’s private beach at the mouth of the estuary or can paddle themselves  by  canoe.  However, the service doesn’t operate at night.  So you won’t be enjoying even strolls on the sand if you stay here.  It’s  a bit annoying if you aren’t aware of this when you book. 

Delux room at Aana Resort & Spa, Koh Chang

There isn’t any nightlife in the vicinity.  But there are two riverside seafood restaurants, both very good and mainly catering to Thai visitors. Plus a couple of expat owned small restaurants and bars which are good for a beer and inexpensive homemade Thai and western food. 

The main hotel block is located well away from the restaurant so it is a bit of a trek to breakfast but the rooms are all well appointed and the resort also features two pools, a large one by the river in front of the Superior rooms and a smaller hilltop pool.

Between mid 2019 and mid 2020, the riverside restaurant was totally rebuilt and some rooms refurbished.  Hopefully some of the small issues that annoy guests will also be addressed eg poor wifi, lack of training for some staff and basic, minor repairs which need doing.  Doing the basics well would instantly result in better reviews and shouldn’t be hard for a hotel of this standard to get right. 

Aana Resort is cheaper than beachfront hotels on the same standard.  And as a bonus you’ll see our guesthouse directly opposite you when you are having breakfast by the river :-)  High Season room rates from around 2,500 Baht.  During the low season you will often find some excellent bargain deals.

Beachfront at Aana Resort & Spa, Koh Chang

Exceptional 😀 - Very good staff Very good food from the restaurant Very clean 👍 😞 - IMO the curtains are too thin, so they don't prevent the sunlight to come in the room since the early morning 😔 so sleep in the morning or afternoon was little hard
Recover from busy city life in a tropical paradise 😀 - It is very beautiful place. I like the rustic style. We got room on big discount. You can book trips right from the hotel. You can request laundry services as well. You can get taxi for 50 baht and go to nearest town to have lunch or dinner and check unique stores. Hotel restaurant was super nice, delicious dishes. Boat to the beach is fun. 😞 - Pillows were too hard, but personnel gave me a soft one when I requested. There was no silent mode for the AC it is consistently loud even on the low setting.
I stayed for 2 days and everything went really well. The staff really look after their guests. The breakfast is very goo 😀 - It’s really beautiful and peaceful 😞 - /
Good for families and couples, less so for solo travellers 😀 - Good value for money, large rooms, mostly well laid out, good views 😞 - Remote, especially if you’re on your own - you can’t even really get water on site, tho there is a restaurant. Feels eerily deserted at times but also crawling with kids
Superb 😀 - The plunge pool outside the room 😞 - The walking up and down the stairs to get to the room
Spectacular stay! 😀 - The resort is beautiful with the perfect location to enjoy the river and the sea. It's only a few minutes scooter ride to the next beach as well. The resort has a shuttle boat that takes us to the beach, which we think is the perfect place to see sunset. There's also a free mini firefly tour at 7 pm for free of charge. The room was comfortable. I was working from home and it was so lovely with a balcony overseeing beautiful view. If you need to rent a scooter or organise transport/tour there is also a desk for it! 😞 - Nothing!

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