We knew going in that this resort was less expensive than some of the others mainly because it was run by conservative owners and staff and didn't offer alcohol on premises. We didn't know that the staff were only moderately friendly and that the tub and shower were a joke. The location of the resort, and the room itself are all that matters here. Again, don't go to this resort and expect much in the way of a bathing experience or warmth from much of the main staff. Having said that, we would absolutely return to this resort. The price is reasonable and the location is out of this world. Well within walking distance of great food on Walking St and gorgeous beaches and scenery that needs to be seen to be believed.
We stayed here early May. A fabulous time as it was just starting their quiet period. We had the place practically to ourselves. Weather was perfect.
We could not fault the resort, an only a short distance along the beaches other interesting bars and nightlife .
My only complaint would be other guests. The kind that likes to complain for a living .. There was one couple in particular and for the life of me I couldn't understand their train of thought. If you see a bad review look past it... Try this resort you won't be sorry
Rayavadee is located on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park with towering limestone cliffs and islands dramatically …More
We stayed for 4 nights with our family of 5 in 2 connecting rooms. We arranged an airport transfer with the hotel from Krabi airport and it was very worth the 1500 baht. We were greeted immediately at the airport and the driver loaded all of our bags into a very comfortable and well air conditioned van. He then transferred us and our stuff onto a private long tail boat that took us to The Railay East beach where we were greeted by hotel staff who took our bags and led us to the hotel. We were then given fresh juice of some sort and a cold towel to freshen up while the check in was going on. We were also given a coupon for Expedia VIP members for 2 free drinks of your choosing per room.
The rooms were large and clean. There was a large bathtub with separate showers and the king bed was GIANT! We were very pleased with the size and comfort of the rooms. The pool isn't huge, but neither is the whole place...we never felt cramped. The whole place was on the top end of the 4*-type places. The breakfast buffet was nice with good made-to-order omelet and coffee bars.
We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
We were looking for a 3-day beach break and this was perfect. West Railay Beach is the most beautiful beach we have seen, and this hotel at the far end of East Railay provided the relaxing and quiet base for our stay. The hotel staff were extremely helpful, the food excellent, but if steep hills are not your thing do ask for a cottage close to the hotel reception.
The hotel is beautiful, clean and practically new.
The room I was in was very big, very comfortable.
The only thing I didn't like was that there was no lamp on the ceiling so in the evening was a bit too dark to read comfortably and I had to bring the two small table lamps to the side table in order to read.
Other than that, the place is lovely and wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quite and relaxing vacation.
This hotel was "OK". The staff made it a more enjoyable experience, but I would have rather paid the same or a little more for a better place to stay. Last minute booking and all that was left (speaks for itself). Had change rooms twice because the door did not lock, when I settled in it was very comfortable. The pool isn't nice at all, be careful for the monkey's by the bungalows as they like to go through your things. Breakfast was very simple (4 main dishes to choose from), so I'd skip that option and go out to eat for less and better.
Hope this helps! Beautiful Island that I will return to, just not the hotel.
This hotel is in a fabulous location on Railay Beach, just steps away from the dock and on the beach. The hotel grounds are rather impressive, and the rooms are large, spacious and very clean. I would suggest spending the extra money to get a pool access room, which includes a large outdoor lounging space. Very private and romantic. The view from the pool area is breathtaking and at night the pool lights up in a magical way. The hotel breakfast, which is included in the price of the room, is good and changes every day.
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.