We review the best executive club lounges at hotels and the airport in Krabi, Thailand. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Krabi.
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I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Krabi. I list the lounges that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail so that you know what you’ll get if you book a room with club lounge access, or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
If you fly out of Krabi Airport (KBV) on Bangkok Airways in Business Class, you will get access to the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge at the airport for complimentary food and drink and a space to relax. Thai Airways also offers a Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge at the airport. The lounge is pleasant with limited snacks like muffins but there are no bathroom facilities in this lounge, so expect to use the rather horrendous communal toilets in the main terminal building.
1. Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Ritz Carlton hotels almost always offer the best club lounge in a city or a resort, usually with at least 5 food offerings a day and the food is GREAT! None of your snacks and continental breakfast. Ritz Carlton breakfast, lunch and dinner are the real deal and are of excellent quality. The volume is enough to fill you up too.
Sadly, although Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is undoubtedly the best luxury hotel on Krabi, it is one of the few Ritz-Carlton hotels that does not have a club lounge. That said, if you are a luxury traveller, this is the hotel to pick, regardless of its lack of executive club lounge, hence the inclusion in our listing.
Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is conveniently located 35 minutes from Krabi International Airport and one hour by speed boat transfer or two hours by car from Phuket International Airport, so you can combine one of the best hotel club lounges in Phuket with a stay at one of the best hotels in Krabi.
From your first glance, Phulay Bay elicits a sense of jaw-dropping awe and blissful joy. Designed for the discerning traveler, this exquisite eco-resort’s 54 villas meld seamlessly into their stunning environs while providing incredible indulgences.
You’ll find spacious verandas with inviting lounges, indoor/outdoor baths, rainforest showers and 24-hour attention to your every whim. Explore the enchanting wonders that surround you, including the maze-like grounds. Take a class in Thai cooking or batik painting. And ask your personal butler to arrange a picnic on a nearby island.
As the world’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Phulay Bay embodies the attributes, philosophy and unique style and design of the Reserve brand extension. It has been designed for those who seek to escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves into a completely bespoke and personally-tailored-to-suit vacation experience.
Set on the shores of the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay is a striking 54-villa and pavilion boutique hotel offering unspoilt views of the naturally rugged shoreline and dramatic limestone karsts which make up this beautiful part of southern Thailand.
No two of the resort’s 16 signature Reserve Villas are the same; all slightly different in physical design and styling, guests can opt for a villa with lap pool and lawn area for sun worshipping, a private rooftop for alfresco dining and sunset viewing, or a completely secluded pool bathing area for total privacy.
Across all villas, luxury prevails with oversized 3metre by 2metre beds, deep sunken baths, walk-in closets, expansive decked gardens and vast ‘keyhole’ doorways that create a sense of magic setting the guest at ease and welcoming them to luxury. Just take a look at the shot from one of these villas above and you will see what I mean.
With an emphasis on personalised, bespoke experiences, guests can ‘design’ or tailor-make their visit to perfectly suit their needs and desires. Their very own villa butler, can organise a light BBQ lunch at a favourite beach spot; a meditation class with local monks; elephant trekking to a remote picnic spot; a sea plane tour of region’s dramatic scenery; an in-villa personal yoga session; a boat journey to surrounding islands – the possibilities are endless.
The infinity pool bar with soft loungers and silk pillows offers the best place to relax during the day, with lighter more relaxed culinary offerings than the main restaurants. The resort’s sunset lounge is your evening venue with day beds, oversized pillows, chill-out lounge bar music and candle lanterns for a truly intimate and relaxing feel. This is the perfect place for a glass of champagne or a stylish martini as the sun sets over the seemingly endless horizon.
Blending the soothing rhythms of the Andaman Sea with extraordinary spa treatments, The Spa leaves you in a blissful state of relaxation. Spa vitality pool Wellness studio Spacious relaxation areas Eleven treatment rooms designed for both couples and individuals.
Get the following benefits* at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Buffet breakfast, for up to two guests per bedroom
$100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit or Spa credit per room to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, non-transferable)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
2. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort relaunched its executive Club Millesime, lounge at the end of 2016. The new Club Millesime is a stylish yet informal Executive Lounge where you feel at ease; a place where they can relax and socialize.
Inspired by Sofitel’s brand essence, French art de vivre, Club Millesime delivers a seamless luxury experience from check-in to check-out. It offers an exclusive environment, a variety of personalized services, free food and drink, including alcohol, and special privileges throughout the guest stay.
Club Millesime access is inclusive with accommodation for guests staying in a Club room, suite, or for those who have purchased access as an upgrade experience after reservation. Lounge access is free for Platinum Le Club members who are part of the Le Club Accor loyalty program.
Every morning members are treated to a lavish breakfast with the choice of dining at the Club Lounge or the Maya Restaurant, available till 10:30 a.m. throughout the week. In the afternoon The Club Lounge offers an unrivalled afternoon tea selection, followed by the choice of wine tasting. Those more inclined for the Apero-Chic can enjoy a complimentary evening of cocktails and canapés. The Club lounge in Krabi also offers refreshments throughout the day to ensure comfort and ease.
Club Millesime privileges include:
Personalized express check-in and check-out at the Club Millsime lounge.
Le Gouter (afternoon tea) from 3 – 5 pm.
Evening wine tasting and Apero chic canapes and cocktails from 5.30 – 7.30 pm.
Refreshment and snacks throughout the day.
15% discount for So Spa with L’Occitane, hotel activities and the boutique shop.
The Club Lounge in Krabi also features complimentary high-speed internet, meeting facilities and unlimited local phone calls. In order to further guarantee members are treated to nothing but the best, a Sofitel Club butler is on hand to organize the ultimate rejuvenating bath treatment to unwind after a long day. The other Club Millésime benefits are access to exclusive discounts for a range of products and experiences, including treatments at So SPA with L’Occitane, Sofitel Krabi’s award winning spa.
3. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Book a Club Deluxe room at Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort and you get access to the exclusive Dusit Club featuring upgraded amenities and complimentary refreshments. Rooms are generous in size at 42 sq. m, with beautiful garden views. The club rooms are available in king or two-bed configurations.
Club benefits include:
Private check-in and check-out: In room / Club Lounge.
Exclusive breakfast from 08:00 – 10:30.
All-day refreshment serve at the Dusit Club Lounge from 11:00 – 22:00.
Evening hors d’oeuvres from 17:30 to 19:30.
Luxury high thread count linens and branded amenities.
Daily in-room fresh fruit.
Complimentary laundry and pressing of up to three pieces per stay.
Selection of daily international, local newspapers and magazines.
Computer stations with broadband internet.
Our favourite room at this hotel is the Club Suite with private plunge pool. These suites have a separate living area and a bathroom with an oversized bathtub, separate shower and upgraded amenities. Guests in this room are also entitled to the full range of Dusit Club Lounge privileges.
4. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Centara Grand Beach Resort offers an excellent club lounge. Book a Centara Club level room and you’ll be taken care of, with a private check-in, complimentary wireless internet access, and access to the exclusive Club Lounge, both a relaxing venue and a full-service workstation. There often is a Business Centre on hand and the rooms are a better Club category of accommodation with upgraded amenities.
Food available for free in the club lounge includes: Continental breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, evening cocktails with canapés and hors d’oeuvres, post dinner service and tea and coffee served all day. As a club level guest you will also benefit from complimentary internet access throughout the hotel, daily turndown service, complimentary daily newspapers, 10% discount on selected treatments at SPA Cenvaree and preferred reservation service at the hotels´ dining venues and designated facilities, in addition to the club lounge.
*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
Disclosure: Most reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.