It was a big hotel and nice decoration, clean, and cozy but I didn’t quite comfortable while I was staying. I didn’t know that anyone who wasn’t a hotel quest can get in, if I know that I will change the hotel. I think it was busy and noisy. Lipe Island is a very beautiful beach and I need somewhere which is calm and peaceful but Ananya doesn’t. It wasn’t the hotel fault though. I stayed in pool access room (512) there was a pool bar right there my room. Mr. Loh, pool bar staff was superb! He was nice and professional. But I had a bad moment in the hotel restaurant, I ordered some food and it took almost 2 hours waiting. For personally, if I travel to Lipe next time, Ananya won’t be my choice.
Nice and recent resort directly on Ko Lipe’s Pattaya beach. It has all you would expect in a 4-star beach resort with a beautiful pool, a spa, many bars and restaurants with entertainment at night. Our pool-access deluxe room was big and extremely clean. Staff were all attentive and polite. We stayed there 4 nights and food was excellent from the morning breakfast buffet to dinner at night right on the beach. We had a very comfortable and relaxing time at this resort and we would have given it a maximum rating of 5 but we deducted a point for the very small swimming area in front of the resort that had so many boats anchored all around that it made swimming impractical and no fun.
No judgement of the accomendation - only of the beach front restaurant. The waitress misunderstood one cheap part of the order (a plate of steamed rice). Instead of just correcting the order and bringing the correct rice I was told I had to pay for it. So I ended up paying for their mistake. Never mind the amount, but it is the principle that is wrong - especially for such a small amount. Sorry to say but I cannot recommend the restaurant. I hope that they someday learn that customer is always right (almost). Besides that the main course was also quite tasteless.
We stayed at Ananya Lipe for 6 days during a visit to Malaysia and Thailand. We got the Tiger Line Ferry from Langkawi. After getting through customs (which can take a while if you come from Malaysia) we were greeted by Ananya’s staff to carry our luggage down the beach to the hotel (thank goodness!!). We were welcomed with drinks and a cold towel. Hotel Room The hotel room was beautiful and spacious. We booked a double with pool view. Extremely clean, modern, lots of storage, very comfy bed and super clean sleek bathroom. Every morning the rooms were cleaned and every evening the housekeepers would fold back your bed and leave you some Thai sweets! Pool Area The pools were lovely. Kept very clean and gave you options for being in the sun and the shade. There’s ample sun loungers, bean bags, chairs and umbrellas. Happy hour is 11-1pm everyday. Breakfast Wow what a choice at breakfast! Every possible choice you can think of. Traditional English, Chinese, Thai choices, plus an egg station. I had an omelet every day and a bowl of fresh fruit. Bar/Evening entertainment The beach bars have happy hours throughout the evening, two cocktails for £5 was my favourite! Beer is very cheap. There are chairs and beanbags on the beach and a fire thrower performing every night. No mosquitos either!! They fog the grounds every Monday. Fitness/Health Wellbeing I had a traditional Thai Massage at the hotel which was amazing. 250 bhat (about £6 for 30 mins or 400 bhat for an hour. Book in advance! Although Anaya doesn’t have a gym, we used the fitness centre at the sister hotel Akira Lipe which is a few hotels down the beach. 2 treadmills, 2 bikes, cross trainer. Weights up to 25kg and a multi purpose weight machine which was good. Restaurant The food is great. We ate here 4 times during our stay. Great choice and I’d highly recommend the Pad Thai! The Seafood BBQ on the beach front was amazing, we had fresh fish, jumbo prawns and crab. Staff The highlight for us was the staff. Everybody from reception to breakfast to evening staff were exceptional. They couldn’t do enough for you. Every single person was friendly, extremely helpful and wanted you to have the best experience at their hotel. You can tell they are very passionate about what they do. We felt so valued as if we were VIP’s! I’d highly recommend this hotel to anybody. It caters for couples, families, groups of friends of any age. The most perfect stay! …
A new resort with great spacious rooms. Staff are not so friendly especially at breakfast & reception. It feels like their job is such a burden. Rooms are only made up around 3-4pm on most days but the house keeping staff are great. Overall, an okay experience, not worth the price paid.