The bed may as well as been a bunch of rocks and we had to get a number of blankets to cover the mattress to make it bearable. The sink in the bathroom leaked and gave the room a musty smell.Everyday for our 7 nights we had to chase up towels , water or something. Staff were always apologetic but it was simply not up to standard
Breakfast was great in a great location.
Stayed here for 3 weeks in March 2014 and already planning to go back for Christmas. This is a small resort located a short distance from the beach, only a 5 minute stroll away. There are 20 bungalows within a very pleasant tropical garden, with a nice pool. The restaurant was very good for breakfast/lunch/dinner and very reasonable. The resort is run and managed by Muslims so no alcohol etc, staff are very pleasant and attentive. We had the superior bungalow which was quite comfortable with aircon, fridge, tv and much better than the standard room. Our room was cleaned every day, clean towels and bedding. The reception staff will arrange trips with pick up at the resort at very reasonable prices. Noppharat beach has enough restaurants all serving excellent food, especially sea food. Ao Nang is only 4 minutes away and free transfer there every hour. Ao Nang is busier with a lot more restaurants,shops etc. We had a great holiday and I can't wait to go back again.
This is a decent enough hotel. The problem for me was the amount of noise.
On the third night, a bus load of tourists we're checking into the hotel at 3:30am and showed absolutely no respect for other guests trying to sleep. The amount of noise was just awful, with people screaming and shouting and running up and down the corridors, slamming doors, shouting etc. I asked the guests politely to be quiet but to no avail.
When I complained to the reception desk, there was nobody there empowered to do anything, and so I had to call back several times to get hold of the manager. I eventually came down stairs to speak with the manager on the phone. Sadly, the rest of the staff thought it was funny that I was complaining and apparently could not understand what the problem was. This wasn't the only occasion when noise was a problem. There were frequently screaming children outside my door around 6am, as well as noisy guests slamming doors.
Aside from noise, I have no other complains and everything else was good. If you're here to party or don't mind noise, then this hotel might be a good choice for you.
Another thing you need to be careful about is mixing this hotel up with Aonang Villa Resort (this one is Viva). I was actually trying to book Aonang Villa Resort when I clicked through to Expedia from Trip Advisor to make the booking. However, instead of seeing information for Aonang Villa, Expedia showed me the details for Aonang Viva. Next time I'll be more careful.
Had an awesome stay here in June.. extremely co-operating staff although communicating is a challenge as they are thai but still that communication is an experience you get. just drop your bags & enjoy the place !!!