Hotel Review: Alisea Boutique Hotel

If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Krabi which is truly boutique and traditionally Thai, look no further than the Alisea Boutique HotelThe Alisea Boutique Hotel has it all: an infinity pool, balcony bathtubs and an amazing private beach. I spent two nights at the Alisea Boutique Hotel, and this is what I thought:

Check-In & My Room at the Alisea

The first thing I noticed when I checked in was that the Alisea has style! Or at the least a style I personally like very much. The check-in area is spacious, with grand columns and lots of natural light. There is even a Koi pond. As I was shown up to my room, some of Alisea's more homely assets were pointed out to me: downstairs is a pool table, on the middle floor is a mini library and every night at 5pm a home cinema is set up for guests to enjoy. A true home away from home. I've stayed in some really fancy hotels around the world, which didn't offer libraries, pool tables and home-cinema. Personally, I feel like these things cost little to the hotel but make a big difference in making you feel comfy. Or me at any rate haha.

Like the rest of the hotel, my room was stylish and had that really homey feel. My bed was gigantic, as was the shower. 

I can't stress how homey the room was, though perhaps it is because this room comes with an upstairs(!) Upstairs there is an extra bed and a balcony. On that balcony is a ginormous bath tub - definitely big enough for two.

Thanks to Aonang Cliff Beach Resort I've recently become addicted to balcony bath tubs - you can watch the sunset from the comfort of your room whilst also relaxing in the water. Talking of relaxing in the water and watching the sunset, the Alisea has an infinity pool. It has excellent views, especially at sunset. It also has really comfy sunbeds and more bean bag chairs around it. Perhaps your biggest problem here will be deciding whether to hang out at the infinity pool, in your bathtub or at the private beach. Of course I recommend trying all three.

Private Beach at the Alisea

I love Ao Nang, but I was a bit disappointed the first time I saw the beaches. These are not the crisp, empty Thai beaches made famous by Alex Garland's "the Beach", and as these were the first Thai beaches I was seeing irl, it was a bit of a let-down. They're by no means bad, but there's too many people for them to be truly relaxing (in my boujie opinion). The Alisea has a solution to this though: they have a private beach! This is located about 15 minutes drive from the hotel, and is beautiful, quiet, empty, the Thai beaches I dreamed of:

The hotel provides a free shuttle to and fro said beach every couple of hours. Once there, there are beach bean bags, hammocks, rope swings, normal swings; everything you need (and then some) to hang out and have an extremely relaxing afternoon. This was actually my favourite beach in Thailand and I spent two perfect afternoons there. And I did end up going to the beach that they used in the film The Beach (and later even visited the beaches that actually inspired the book), but still this one was my favourite lol.

Umberto's & Breakfast at the Hotel

The best Thai street food in Krabi, in my humble white opinion, is a three minute walk from the Alisea Boutique hotel, and I recommend you go there for lunch. But for dinner, I recommend what is quite possibly the best pizza in South East Asia - I say that lightly, having not tried that many pizzas in South East Asia, but having tried enough to know that pizza isn't exactly where SE Asia shines, cuisine wise. Anyway, long story short, Umberto's do the most incredible pizzas, and they are located right there on the ground floor of the Alisia. The pizza was just as good as pizzas I've had in Italy, and when I met the chef, I knew why (he's Italian). I'd even go so far as to say that these pizzas are even better than some of the pizzas I've had in Italy, because in Italy you expect (and receive) amazing pizzas, but in South East Asia, I, a person who had been living in Italy, was desperate for that Italian pizza spark. These pizzas were so good I actually had them two nights running. The Alisea will even bring the pizza up to your room at no extra cost. Breakfast at the Alisea did not disappoint, either. They have a great selection: Thai breakfast, fruits, breads, cereals and even doughnuts. Here's my vlog of my stay at the hotel:

Wrap Up: Alisea Boutique Hotel (Review)

I really LOVED my stay at the Alisea Boutique Hotel, it was everything I could have hoped for and more: the room was perfect, the staff were lovely, the food was delicious. Add the balcony bathtubs, deserted beaches and divine pizza in my room and there's nothing else I can call it except perfect. You must stay here when you visit Krabi. To book your room, head on over to Alisea Boutique's page. And to keep up with my own adventures, be sure to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, love me on Instagram or subscribe to myYouTube channel. For a full tour of our room, check out my old daily vlog, number 24:

Disclaimer: Travelling Weasels were invited as guests of the Alisea Boutique Hotel, however, all opinions are our own, it can be hard to be objective when you get stuff for free, but I'd hate to be recommended something by someone else that they didn't actually like, hence I wouldn't do that to you, because I believe in karma and want to be the change I wish to see in the world. 

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