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“Cheap, easy and friendly!” 3 of 5 stars
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Ruan Mai Naiyang Beach
90/24 Saku, Nai Yang, Phuket 83110, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 Nai Yang B&B and Inns
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Cheap, easy and friendly!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

We were staying in Ruan Mai overnight before an early flight the next morning and for this purpose we were satisfied. It is very close and cheap to get to the airport.

The accommodation was clean and very basic, and appropriate for one or two nights, but not many more. We stayed in a bamboo bungalow and it was sufficient; not much hot water and not much room for storage, you wouldn't be able to unpack!

It is a stones throw from the beach and there is a row of bars and shops to keep you entertained, and the locals are all very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Next to the beach has a friendly staff.
Hotel is 5 minutes from Phuket airport perfect for two/three nights after arrival.
Calm beach far away from the crowded other beaches.
Easyly comunicated with mainland to perfom daily trip to Pang Gna or Khao lak

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

.....but after that, it would probably get a little cramped and annoying. We stayed in the bamboo huts and actually found them to be sweet and novel. However, there was literally no storage space whatsoever - not even a few basic shelves in the bathroom, so after a while, the novelty would have worn away. The wobbly, uncemented breeze blocks which you had to step on the enter the hut (and also step on to go down into your bathroom) were unsafe and a bit nervewrecking to use! The staff were lovely however, and we used to place for one night to crash on the beach for the day before flying out of Phuket airport the next day. Great beach too!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at 2am after travelling from the UK, so we just wanted somewhere to stay for the night. It costs 400 baht for a taxi from the airport and takes about 5 mins. It is close to the airport and would be ok if location was the only thing you were interested in. After seemingly waking up the owner who greeted us in her pyjamas we were given a key and directed down a little drive way towards where our room was. We dragged our suitcases and found the room before entering a slightly damp and smelly atmosphere. We also met the friendly gecko's we would be spending the night with. In the defence of the hotel it is a cheap(ish) one, and we got the impression it had been raining all day but you expect a certain standard of cleanliness. Shower was basic but did the job. We got out of there the next morning sharpish and made our way back to airport to get our next flight to Samui!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Open your mind and you won't be disappointed.

It's small quaint but cosy and not that bad for the price (less than £20).

We stayed in a Bamboo Cottage and its a small bamboo room with a mosquito netting, mattress on the floor and a door down to your own toilet. There is also a fan.

I personally found it difficult to sleep as I'm 6ft plus and the normal double size I need to hang my feet over the edge which I couldn't do because of the netting.

I did appreciate that it was cheap, clean and cheerful and that the cottages were extremely well built.

I would probably not return again but I certainly would not warn people away.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Quinn's review tempted me to go for one of the bamboo huts. They are very basic - but that was to be expected. To be so close to the beach has something special. And the Ruan Mai certainly makes you pay for this privilege.

They claimed to have WiFi everywhere - even when I specifically asked at the reception upon arrival. But when I unpacked my ultrabook there was absolutely none - nowhere. After I complained the lady told me that her husband would look into this in the evening after he returned. And he did. He got a router from somewhere and stuck it on a long bamboo pole. So, the internet got started. It did not work constantly but at least from time to time.

What surprised me a little was that at that price no one came to clean my hut or change towels. I was ready to stay there for a week but after two nights decided to move on.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Crete, Greece
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed one night in a beach hut, and felt super happy. The huts are marvels of bamboo craftsmanship, and the landscaping is neat and luscious. The huts are at the far end of the beach, away from tourists and near the national park. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 90/24 Saku, Nai Yang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Nai Yang
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Nai Yang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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