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Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

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Panoramic views of the Andaman Sea

Experience colonial elegance, limestone cliffs, LOccitane spa treatments and beachside golf at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf Resort and Spa. The resort combines western luxury with a traditional Thai ambience, nestled between Klong Muang Beach and the pristine tropical rainforests of Naga Mountain, this is an idylic spot the to unwind and melt into the pace of tropical life in Krabi.

The free-form swimming pool meanders parallel to the shoreline dotted with shady sala pavilions and natural alcoves, all nestled among tropical flora. This is the masterpiece of the resort and a perfect place to relax and soak up the holiday sun. There is a challenging beachfront  9 hole golf course at the resort for those looking for something a little more active.

The luxurious rooms are light and airy with polished teak flooring and colonial furnishings, all have a large private balcony and offer views of the ocean, swimming pool or tropical gardens.

  • All inclusive Available
  • Large free form swimming pool
  • 9 Hole golf course
  • Large private balconies

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

  • Beach
  • 40 minutes from Krabi airport
2714 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1595
  • Very Good 717
  • Average 266
  • Poor 75
  • Terrible 61

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 15, 2018

Lovely hotel and staff but food a bit pricey.

Hove, United Kingdom

This was our second visit to Krabi (we stayed at the Dusit Thani last year) and the Sofitel definitely has its plus and minus sides compared to the Dusit. The staff are very friendly and attentive and I can’t fault their professionalism. The presentation of the hotel is lovely, with a huge regal lobby, lovely gardens and lovely, good sized rooms with comfy beds, pillows and great air-con with free bottled drinking water topped up twice everyday! The pool is huge and great to swim lengths in. Also, there’s a great adults only area by the pool which is away from the madness of the kid’s activities, which sounded like fun if you’re into that sort of thing! Good service of food and drinks around the pool too. They provide free drinking water from dispensers around the pool which is a very nice touch and there is no shortage of sun beds. The hotel provide free towels. The food is a bit expensive for lunch at the poolside bar where the choice of Thai food is surprisingly limited, but fresh and good quality. The Indian/Thai restaurant has amazing Indian dishes; the chef’s special Lamb Rogan Josh being one of the best curries I’ve ever had! But this was a bit over priced: 2 x mains, 1 x shared naan bread, 1 x shared rice and 2 large beers costing about 1900 baht (£40) by the time the service charge and tax are added onto the bill. All food in the hotel has a 10% service charge and 7% tax added to the bill, which I found a bit of a piss take considering the food is already over-priced and the hotel has a bit of a monopoly over the guests due to its fairly remote location. The poolside bar/restaurant must be making an absolute fortune at lunch time. There are a few little independent Thai restaurants open for lunch just next to the hotel and The Royal Clay Oven, which is a 5 minute taxi ride away serves the same excellent quality Indian food and drinks for dinner, but at half the price of the hotel, so you can venture out and get more for your money. Get a Tuk tuk there for 100 baht! There are a row of about 15 lovely independent Thai restaurants/bars with fairy lights etc right on the beach about a 10 minute walk away (turn left when you come out of the hotel) which are definitely worth visiting. Then about 10 more lovely Thai and Indian restaurants further along near the Dusit Thani about 5 minutes by taxi. Get a taxi/ tuk tuk on the road out the front of the hotel as it will be much cheaper than ordering one to the hotel. A few good, well priced independent massage places are just a minute’s walk outside the hotel as you turn left and more about another 5 minutes walk further up the road. The mediocre hotel beach is across a small road, but the hotel have employed a lollipop crossing man who stops the traffic on a zebra crossing to allow guests to cross safely, but the road isn’t over busy. Some reviewers on here call it a motorway, but it’s nowhere near as busy as that and is safe to walk down to get to the little town about 10 minutes walk away, which has small supermarkets, bars, massage places and more restaurants as well as a clinic and tour shops. The beach gets better the further you walk towards the Dusit Thani. The hotel’s free shuttle to Ao Nang is a lovely touch (the Dusit Thani charge 350 baht per head for their shuttle!) and worth a visit, but make sure you book 24hrs in advance to guarantee a seat. The hotel gym is ok: lots of cardio machines and adequate weight machines. Breakfast was great (bigger and better than the Dusit Thani) with plenty of seats with loads to choose from and nice food. Overall, this isn’t quite a top-end, 5 star hotel in all aspects, but is very close and you do get what you pay for in terms of accommodation and decor. As a couple, we found it tranquil and relaxing, with plenty of activities to get involved in for adults and kids if you want them. It’s a shame that it’s so obvious that the hotel is trying to rinse the guests for extras at the restaurants etc as these should really be subsidised by the hotel. You do have the choice to eat and drink elsewhere if you want to venture 5 to 10 minutes away though. I’d definitely come back here!
Apr 13, 2018

Great hotel

Great hotel which is also well maintained. Food was good but not quite 5 star level on buffet & alacarte restaurants. Pool area is huge and service works well there. Special mention to hotel staff which is just great !! Beach which next to hotel is not good and I cannot recomended it. I have read here that hotel is cleaning the beach area but that is not the case. Everyday we found pieces of glass etc... I hope hotel will correct this soon... Other thing which we didn't like was that there wasnt dresscode for alacarte restaurants. Beach clothes, in my opinioin are not clothes for 5star alacarte restaurants. But overall, we hae great time at the Hotel.
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Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Splash, float or lap the day away in Thailands largest swimming pool, at 7000 sqm. This free form swimming pool meanders parallel to the shoreline dotted with shady sala pavilions and natural alcoves, all nestled among lush flora

Golf Course

Phokeethra Golf Krabi is an International quality course with 9 holes, challenging fairways and diverse terrain, each hole offering fabulous sea and mountain views.

So SPA

So SPA ushers you into the private sanctuary to begin your personal spa journey where everything has been conceived to soothe and harmonise your senses to deep feeling of well-being. With a range of treatments available using L'Occitane blends to enhance the treatments.

Fitness Centre

Fully equipped gym.

Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Room Types

Superior Room

Unwind in the light and airy luxury rooms, with polished teak floors, colonial-style wood furnishings, indulgent marble bathtubs and large private balconies overlooking the ocean pool and garden.

The 45-sq.m. classically styled Superior rooms feature a king-size bed, including our signature MyBed by Sofitel, a bathroom with walk-in shower, bathtub, branded toiletries, a desk, high-speed internet, and a private balcony.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Luxury Room

Unwind in the light and airy luxury rooms, with polished teak floors, colonial-style wood furnishings, indulgent marble bathtubs and large private balconies overlooking the ocean pool and garden.

The 54-sq.m. Luxury rooms feature a king bed and a private balcony with partial views of the pool and sea. Decorated in a classical style, rooms include our signature MyBed by Sofitel, a large bathroom with shower and bathtub, and thoughtful extras.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Food & Drink

Explorer Bar

Elegant piano bar serving aperitifs, tapas and after dinner cocktails.

Cafe Vienna

Stylish café offering a wide selection of coffee and tea, sandwiches and pastries straight from the bakery, and fresh homemade ice cream.

Maya Restaurant

This family-friendly restaurant with soothing ocean and garden views is open for all-day dining, serving a wide variety of contemporary and international cuisine.

Ristorante Venezia

Serving Gourmet Italian cuisine featuring traditional recipes, pizzas straight from the stone show oven and a large selection of wines.

White Lotus

Elegantly designed, the hotels chic signature restaurant offers both conventional and Thai style seating, serving exquisite creations from culinary hotspots of India and Thailand.

Koh Poda

Swim-up pool bar serving light lunches, a variety of cocktails, juices and refreshments. Hosting barbeques, traditional markets and other exclusive nights.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All inclusive consists of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and all beverages including local alcoholic drinks.

Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Club

Children can be entertained for hours whilst the parents relax by the pool.

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