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Country Side Resort

Ton Sai Beach Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000 Thailand
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Country Side Resort is a boutique resort of private and spacious tree-top bungalows. A choice of fan (2 people) or air conditioned room (3 people) is available with king size or twin beds. Each room has private ensuite shower room, and large private balcony which seamlessly forms part of your bungalow due to the 3 large opening bedroom doors. Air conditioned room also features a hot shower.Our newly opened "Mountain View" rooms with either twin beds or king size suite with hot shower, offer the highest level of comfort with superior panoramic views of the surrounding karsts. No other room on Ton Sai can match this!The expertly maintained gardens allow you to unwind in a true tropical haven.From 2009 Country Side Resort has become an eco-resort and has committed itself to reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. We have invested in solar power and use other innovative power strategies to help combat carbon emissions. From 2010 we aim to run the entire resort from solar power alone. Our aim is to be a leader on Ton Sai in this field and help other resorts see the benefit of switching to renewable sources.We now offer in-room WiFi Internet, completely free to all guests.
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Carina R wrote a review Apr 2018
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I talked to the owner feeling really bad about seeing a money pacing and clearly stressed in a leash of few meters. THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY DO NOT SUPPORT IT by staying in this place! I tried to convince the owner it is better for his business as well to release the monkey as most educated western people do not like seeing animals captive like this and the monkey is clearly mentally stressed in his prison! Please do not support this kind of business and if you walk pass this place and see the monkey still captive pls talk to owner and let him know this is not acceptable!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Vele86 wrote a review Dec 2017
Split, Croatia35 contributions8 helpful votes
Bungalows not so bad when you compare quality with other low budget resorts. Staff is a big problem!! They have a monkey on rope probably captured in the jungle, he didn't bit us like read in some other reviews, he is a very cute animal which wants to play and probably is affraid of people because as seen reort owner hits him oftenly. Owner is completely crazy and attacked us with a machette or an axe when we were leaving the property because we asked for money back due to leaving a night before we planned. He agreed a day before that he'll give us money back and when we asked for it checking out he took it and started running towards us!! Don't stay there!!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jonathan M wrote a review Apr 2017
Sydney, Australia9 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in the cheaper bungalows at the back of the resort and they were amongst the dirtiest of bungalows that we've stayed in, and we've stayed in many. It didn't look like it had been cleaned prior, and the mosquito net had a slimy yellow goo on it and was full of holes. The bed was uncomfortable there was wooden planks stinking into our backs. There was never a friendly welcome and the male staff was extremely rude, gave us a bad first impression of ton sai. On the plus side it was in a private location up the hill and felt more secure than some of the other places we spotted. It's opposite the mama chicken restaurant with a much friendlier family offering great food so that made up for the bad service at the country side resort.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Sarah M wrote a review Apr 2017
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I stayed at this place without looking at the reviews. My friend and I were switching our things from one bungalow to another. Within seconds of arriving the owner's monkey lunged at me from where it was leashed to a tree, bit my leg and then propelled up to bite my hand. The owner tried to just put aloe on my bites and told me I didn't need to get shots because the monkey had bitten him and his son before. Immediately went to a clinic and was advised to get the (expensive) course of rabies vaccinations anyway. Later I heard from other people in town that the monkey had bit many other guests. Nonetheless the owner still keeps it in an area where it has full access to guests and where we needed to walk by to get to our room! The monkey was born in the wild and then abandoned by it's mother. It has not successfully been able to return to life with the other macaques. But this is an unacceptable situation if it is repeatedly biting guests. After I had been bit the owner moved it to a different spot where it couldn't access us. Clearly the owner felt sorry for what happened but it was too little to late. The room itself was filthy. The bathroom had clearly not been cleaned after the previous guests. There were dead bugs and rat droppings on the ground. The sheets looked like they hadn't been cleaned. There was only one small blanket and one pillow with a pillowcase out of the three beds in the room. Additionally the rooms were very expensive in comparison to what else you can find on Ton Sai. Horrible horrible experience.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Meghan H wrote a review Jun 2016
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This is by far the worst guesthouse experience I've had after a month of moving around Thailand. Ton Sai is known to be grimy, and I am no stranger to living in a jungle, but I was not prepared for this. As it was low season, we were told we could have a bungalow at 300 baht/night for 2 weeks, but the price would go up if we left early. We were told to pay for the 2 weeks up front. While unloading our bags in the bungalow, we met the owner's free roaming pet macaque, which immediately shrieked threats and started to run at me for some rambutans from a bag on my pack...more to come about this monkey. The owner swatted it away with a broom to let us settle in unmolested. You must bring towels and toilet paper as none of this is provided. Electricity is off throughout the day, although other guesthouses in Ton Sai have started advertising 24 hour electricity (including the one across the street). Low season means more rain, and the bungalow stayed damp (you can't run a fan to circulate air). The dampness meant that mosquitoes were always swarming us inside and outside, but the mosquito net was torn in many places and so we had to knot and tape it. The jungle view is nice, but you pay the price in blood if you leave the net ;) By the second morning, I had been bitten all over an arm and both hands by bed bugs. Took me awhile to realize what the weird bites were, as I had never experienced bed bugs. I would have asked for a room change but, shortly after realizing this, I woke up on the first sunny morning since we arrived and went out on the porch to find the pet macaque munching on a piece of trash we'd left out (our mistake, so this was fair game). I didn't acknowledge him, but then he grabbed our package of mosquito coils off the table about 6 ft away, ripped it apart and started eating the coils - when I gasped and said "oh no!", he ran over to me and grabbed onto my leg and started biting. I yell and swing a towel to get him off. Eventually the owner arrives again with her broom and only then does he finally leave the porch. I went to a clinic by the beach and had the punctures cleaned; I was informed I needed rabies vaccines immediately. The owner charged us the higher price for a shorter stay, despite our very early departure (and my costly vaccine schedule) being her fault. Let me be clear that I'm not angry about a macaque being territorial and claiming what it wants aggressively - it's a monkey performing usual monkey behavior. This animal has no place in a guesthouse where strangers are coming and going all the time. Furthermore, other Thai locals at the nearby bars and restaurants told me he has bitten *multiple people* (seemingly mostly young women like me) since she started raising him over a year ago. For all the reasons above, I suggest you take your money elsewhere. Ton Sai does not offer much bungalow variety, and mosquitoes will surely be part of your adventure there, but you will likely want to forgo bed bugs, an aggressive pet monkey, and owners who seem to only care about your money!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ManifestMonkey wrote a review Apr 2016
Derbyshire, United Kingdom54 contributions23 helpful votes
400 baht for a large double bungalow. No towels, hot water, toilet paper or cleaning of the room. Its fine because unless you haven't done your research you don't expect luxury in Ton Sai, but it would have been nice to at least have your rubbish bins emptied or bed made. Spent 8 days here and by the end our bungalow was filthy, and so were we, couldn't get clean in such a dirty place.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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yem27 wrote a review Nov 2014
Perth, Australia65 contributions33 helpful votes
For tonsai. This place is really good. Pro: in the woods. Lots space. Friendly people. Tonsai isn't for luxury goers. Remember the style of the toilet. Room is basic like rest of the beach. Cold water shower is good enough. Nice double bed with room and mattress for extra. Space outside room for yoga and chill. Bugs and birds everywhere Con: could do with a regular clean. Remember is tonsai so no electricity during the day. Cold water shower. No tv which is great. There are bugs birds lizards and mozzi everywhere. If it's not ur style. Stay away. The owner of the place was clearing trees when I was there. Not very happy about that. It's terrible to cut down the forest around it. Overall it's one of the nice one today in tonsai.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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NOMADasaurus wrote a review Feb 2014
Sydney, Australia143 contributions83 helpful votes
We were there for 7 nights in the Bamboo Bungalows and had a great time. The lady we dealt with was so lovely and very friendly. The room was basic (double bed with mosquito net, fan and a private bathroom). You are a little walk away from the beach but it was nice being up in the forest watching the monkeys jumping from tree to tree in the mornings. The mosquito's are a bad at night so make sure you have some repellent and tuck that net in correctly. We would definitely recommend this place. If you want everything to be super duper clean and the most amazing bed you have every slept in then maybe go to Railay Beach and stay at a fancy resort from $100US.
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Trudy L wrote a review Dec 2013
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
You get what you pay for. Was 300 baht for a double room with a fan. Bathroom was non existent, as it was outside in a concrete "pit". There was a non flush toilet, no bum gun, no toilet paper, no sheets on the bed (besides a paper thin gross one on the mattress--I'll get to that later), and was cramped. We were unfortunately placed by the restaurant, which was close the the Viking Bar, that was very loud throughout the entire night. We got ZERO sleep. As soon as we saw the room, we were glad we only booked for one night. The mattress had a gross thin sheet on it, which you could see that it hadn't been clean for several months. There were dead flies all over the sheet and they didn't even give us a sheet to cover ourselves. We had to put our own pillow cases on the pillows and slept on top of our own towels. It was hot and humid in the room. The mosquito net was old and probably unnecessary, as there were holes all over it. I even took extra precaution and put a long sleeve and long pants on as to make sure none of my skin touched the bed. We traveled with 4 other friends and they also had a terrible experience. One bungalow got slightly electrocuted when plugging in their phone charger, the other bungalow had a bed that was half wet, and massive cockroaches. The six of us quickly agreed that we were all willing to spend more money in order to get out of this place. Worst place, ever. Restaurant was OK.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Laurence E wrote a review Oct 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom27 contributions39 helpful votes
As we stayed for 3 and a half weeks at countryside we got a good chance to really get a feel for the place, the good and the bad. And we stayed for a long time so there was nothing terrible. It is a very good place considering location and prices but I'm not saying it doesn't have its problems. There were 3 of us for most of the time we were there so they gave us a good deal on their best room, which did not need mosquito nets as it was quite well sealed off (air con in room but this was not working so we had a fan instead), 105 is a great room. When Ross left the weather was a lot of showers and many people left the area so we asked to pay a night by night rate just for a few nights in the same room which they EVENTUALLY agreed to (the man did not seem too happy about it at all but the nice woman did accept), which after giving them a large chunk of our money on day one for 21 nights, you really would just expect this small favour no question! In the end we stayed for an extra two nights and one night afterwards at Paasook Resort as the other people we were going to catch a boat with at 5pm decided to stay so we were stranded and Passook is a lot closer to the boats. When we first arrived the 3 bed room was taken just for that night and our friend was not with us by that point so we arranged to stay in another bungalow, number 202. As it was only one night I didn't mind too much but the mosquito nets really need replacing in that one, the amount of climbing finger tape customers had put on themselves in the past was a joke and just made the owners look a little cheap and lazy. The bathrooms are a good size too and the design of the bungalows has been well planned out - they are elevated off the ground to help with bug control and the balcony area is very nice with great views. However some of them really need some maintenance, wooden step number 4 was worth avoiding if you didn't want a trip to a hospital and one guy we spoke to staying there said he'd set up his own hammock (which the bungalows are supposed to be equipped for) but before getting in he then saw the condition of the wood and took it down immediately. It's hard to complain about these things while you're there as they demand the money up front on arrival. They will only clean your room while you stay there (every 4 days) if you are there in high season (Dec - Feb) and paying more, had to ask on 2 or 3 occasions for a broom to sweep the sand out myself which ok, you're paying a lot less but this isn't really too much to expect once in a while. We got laundry done while we were there and they did do a good job of that getting it dry quickly in between the rain at the time. They don't turn on the wifi, from what I gathered they either used to, or only put it on in high season, again a little cheap and lazy considering a lot of the time most of the bungalows were full with customers, at the very least take down the stand that says wifi is included for crying out loud! By far my biggest issue with this place is the male half of the man and woman couple that run the place. The woman is quite lovely and I recommend speaking to her when she is alone whenever you can. That bloke is difficult at best and most of the time looked down right angry, he could really learn to give a bit of service with a smile, the only time I really felt comfortable walking past him at reception was when he was relaxing in the evening after a smoke. The electricity generator is turned on around 6pm - 6am for fan and charging batteries over night which seems to be the norm and we didn't have water once or twice but you can just brush your teeth with your drinking water so it's no big deal and never lasted long enough to bother us. The place is a good little walk up the hill past the climbing company Basecamp Tonsai, and obviously prices get cheaper the further away from the beach you get so that's all fair enough. In future I would probably leave my bags at Basecamp Tonsai and check out other accommodation like Jungle Hut and others in that area before heading straight back here, but that isn't to say I wouldn't stay here again, there's probably issues with every place in Tonsai if you don't want to pay top dollar. Overall I would recommend, it is definitely better than the other places further up the hill away from the beach but it's not for the faint hearted, just be sure to check out a few places on arrival!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Nearby attractions include Bamboo Bar (0.7 km), Railay Beach (0.5 km), and Monkey Trail (1.2 km).
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Conveniently located restaurants include Bang Bang Bar, Coffee Club Krabi-Klongmuang Beach, and Kohinoor Indian Restaurant & Pizza.
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