Location was great. Had a poolside room. Beds were extremely hard but this seems to be true in Thailand hotels. Breakfast does not really suit Western tastes except for omlet bar. Great value for the price. (Paid $75 U.S. per night). Staff helpful in setting up snorkeling trip but monsoon came early this year and so water clarity suffered and we could not really enjoy the beach. Recommend visiting in high season for best experience.
Had a two nights stay here during Krabi's low season. We had the deluxe room and was impressed by the spacious room filled with Thai decorations and scent! The staff or their services was just average.
Dinning and shopping were definitely not the best here at Railay, you will have better luck with Ao Nang.
We stayed at Sand Sea Resort 3 nights. They picked us up from the airport (they were great) but were not much help when we needed transportation to the bus stop. They let us check in early and our room was excellent for the price. There was some wear and tear on the room (handle in the tub was broken and some areas needed to be painted). I would recommend the hotel to anyone who wants a budget hotel in Railay Beach.
Ideally located between east and west sides of the beach. Travellers should take a boat from Ao Nam Mao instead of Ao Nang. The latter is accessible from East Railay where there is a proper pier. If you coming from Ao Nang, you'll have to wade through the sea during afternoon low tide.
We really loved the room with a great view and location. However we were disappointed to find out that this is a Muslim resort, therefor they do not sell any alcohol (and even refused to open a bottle of wine that we brought with us). I checked the website and this was not mentioned. On the website's photos there is a bottle of bubbly in the honeymoon sweet (which we did not receive) and wine glasses on the restaurant photos. We went to celebrate a Birthday for the weekend. The other not so pleasing factor is that the resort is in between Railay beach and the peer and so there is a constant noise of longtail boats passing. Constant! And we were there in the low season so I wonder what it must be like in busy season. We were also not pleased by the restaurant. Basic things like getting orders wrong, and the breakfast included was poor. Other than that the resort is in good shape, beautiful location and as I mentioned the rooms are amazing.
Hotel was pleasant enough, nice little pool, ok breakfast, good size villa, free wifi, good restaurant with the same slightly haphazard service we experienced throughout railay. Room service was very good. Just don't expect a super luxurious place but quality was fair given the price paid. Would go back.
On this particular part of the beach it was the nicest place to stay at, BUT it was a bit difficult to get to as the description for the hotel information isn't very "informing" The hotel is located on Tonsai Beach, (not mentioned, we had to figure it out ourselves) which is the beach over to Railay Beach. Once you get to Tonsai which is a beautiful short tailboat ride from Ao Nang Beach, the hotel is at the top of hill which you have to walk with all your luggage so pack light, but there's no need to leave that area and hang out in the main krabi town, everything you need and more is already there! its a beautiful location once you get there.
This hotel had the lowest listed room rate on expedia, and lowest review scores as well. Yes, there were nicer properties around, and the room rates were double mine too. The front desk staff were friendly enough, the general staff too. My room was normal sized, with a queen bed, a/c, porch, and televsion with 4 stations, 2 were in english. Yes, I did see a lizard in my room. Yes, I have seen many lizards in many different rooms before. pool was clean and cool. Breakfast, included, was good enough to get seconds. Overall I was not disappointed and would go back.
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The Diamond Cave Resort & Spa Hotel boasts a magnificent location on east Railay Bay, Krabi, just minutes from the splendid …More
Although on a peninsula, visitors reach Railay Beach only by boat, 10 minutes from Ao Nang and 30 minutes from Krabi. The West Beach, surrounded by scenic limestone cliffs and tropical jungle, beckons sunbathers with soft sand and spectacular sunsets. The fantastic limestone cliffs challenge rock climbers from around the world, while instructors lead classes for less-experienced climbers.