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Railei Beach Club
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Railei Beach Club”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at Railei Beach Club the end of October 2012. Right from the booking through to the end of our 7 nights i found Railei Beach Club to be very professional and helpful. We booked the airport transfer and requested to stop and do some food shopping on the way, both of which i would recommend. It was hassle free to have someone waiting at the airport, grab some beautiful food at the supermarket then go to the beach and have the resort boat waiting for us. One tip, in the supermarket fruit and veg is weighed and priced by people right by where the produce is, not on the way out at the checkout.
We booked our trips (to Phi Phi Island, horse riding, zip lining, dirt bike riding etc) once we arrived at Railei Beach. We used a booking agency in Walking Street, i think it was called One D?, and the ladies there were very helpful and did a few cheaper prices on some activities for us. Also, unfortunately, my daughter and I got food poisoning (I got it twice) and the booking agency gave an immediate refund both times, no pressure to re book.
Anyway back to the Beach Club - the house we were in was one back from the beach and not too far from the office. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful and even though i messed up the safe code and needed someone to come to my room 3 times (gulp) they did not mind at all.
There were canoes available for hire at the Beach Club which i think were comparable (maybe a little cheaper) than other canoe vendors on the beach front. Highly recommended if you want a beautiful peaceful place to stay in the best location on Railei Beach. Take the time to climb over the headland and check the beach out where many of the rock climbers hang out as there are some lovely beach side bars there and great live music at night (you will need a torch and careful feet but it is worth the adventure). I don't actually drink but there are non alcoholic delicious fresh fruit drinks on offer.
There is a bar at the Beach Club which i didn't visit but it was very pleasant when i walked past for an evening beach walk. Also you can hire your own chef for the night if you would like a meal, which would be great if you were in a larger group.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 7 nights at the Railei Beach Club for a portion of our honeymoon and it was amazing. We went during the rainy season (June 2012) and while it rained, it was a welcome break from the heat and allowed us to just lie around and read in a perfect setting. It was practically deserted the whole time we were there. The staff are really friendly, the houses are so unique and wonderful - we will always remember it as one of the best vacations of our lives!

Room Tip: Our house, Baan Ling, didn't have a kitchen. This didn't prove to be a problem for us but if...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, England
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights, and enjoyed every minute of it. It is useful to know things before you get there as it makes things much easier. It is possible to book a transfer which takes away any hassle and be prepared to get your feet wet getting in and out of the long tailed boat. The accommodation is self catering and there aren't many places where you can buy food at the resort so plan you menus before you get there and pop into a local supermarket before you get on the boat. You can eat in the local restaurants but we found them both expensive and the food not very good.
We stayed in one of the few houses with air con but there are large fans in most of the houses which are adequate except in the most extreme heat.
You are very near to the beach, which is lovely but it is best to go there either early morning or late afternoon when the heat is less and the day trippers are fewer in number.
You do need to keep the doors shut when you are away otherwise the monkeys will invade and take anything they fancy. There is a small bar which is open for a few hours early evening, the service is relaxed and laid back and this is the general feeling about the whole place.
As well as enjoying the beach spend some time exploring the tracks which link the different beaches, the scenery is superb. If you do come for a holiday to Railay beach make sure your accommodation is on the West Beach and not the East, there is a world of difference between the two

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great value for accommodation on the beach at Railay. Rooms are rustic but comfortable. No air-con in the room I was staying in but there were fans and it didn't feel uncomfortable at night. If friends are staying at other resorts on Railay e.g. Rayavadee, it's only a few hundred metres down the beach. A large variety of bungalows spread across a couple of acres. Suggest that you let RBC know when you plan to arrive so they can meet you when the long-tail boat arrives on the beach and help you with your bags as there are no paths, just the beach.

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow close to the beach and let them know when you're arriving at Railay so they c...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Wonderful, unique location. Few metres away from the beach (unless you get a beachfront villa which looked amazing), lots of restaurants and bars nearby within walking distance. Traditional styled houses, some with outdoor showers but all with lots of charm, privacy and beauty.

There is a bar on the premises which is quiet laid back and cool but with very small choice. We preferred the bar just next door which also played great music and was right on the beach.

We had monkeys to entertain us and all the obligatory bird calls which was amazing. But even better, there were hardly any bugs or insects other than the odd mosquito.

Make sure you settle the bill the previous day if you were leaving early in the morning as the office is only manned from 8 am onwards.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in Railay Beach Club in the middle of February for 3 nights.
We rented house 14G (first floor) which was for 2 people. The houses are all wooden built, very charming, with all conforts and nice terrace on the garden on one side, and on the mountain on the other side. The houses are located in a beautiful spot of Railay West, on the quite unique calm part of the Western beach (this is the best location of all Railay). The noise of long-tail boats can be bothering, but you will quickly get used to that. The house was very clean and you could feel not like being in an hotel, but hosted by some friends.
The personnel was very helpful and the bar very convenient.

Room Tip: All houses seem very nice, maybe the wifi can work better in houses close to reception.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed four nights here to attend a friend's wedding at the nearby Rayavadee resort. Our chalet was less than one quarter of the price other guests paid at that resort, and the only thing we lacked was airconditioning. Three good fans in the room more than made up for that. Whilst the RBC does not have its own pool, it doesn't need one as the beach is literally at its doorstep. We had one of the chalets about 150m from the beach owned by Fil. He's really thought through how to design his chalet and was a nice guy to talk to. In-room wifi was very handy and the bed was quite comfortable. No in-room cooking facilities, but we had a fridge and sink, and the restaurants down by the beach were reasonable value. Railei is relatively well known nowadays, so is not a peaceful backwater anymore. The longboat drivers like to rev their engines as they leave the peninsula, which can be a bit annoying at night. Only complaint - the cleaners were supposed to change our towels after three nights, but did not do so.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Railei Beach Club
Address: 200 Moo 2, West Railay Beach | Railay Peninsula, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Railay Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Railay Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Railei Beach Club is a community of privately owned homes which may be rented when the owners are not in residence. Each house shares traditional Thai design elements but has its own characteristics. Our homes are completely open to the surrounding natural elements and all rooms have fans. Each house has a kitchen with either a refrigerator or ice-cooler, open deck space, gardens, and beautiful views. There are two rooms available to rent in the Club House area and 21 houses, ranging from one to four bedrooms, sleeping two to eight people. Some houses have private guest wings, without cooking facilities, which are also available to rent. All of the houses have open-air fan rooms, and only 4 properties have air-con in the bedrooms. There is a strict maximum occupancy of eight people per house, and a requested three night minimum stay. During the Peak Season (December and January) we request a 7-night minimum stay. Year round, we enforce a quiet time after 11pm. We ask our guests to respectfully observe this request by no loud music or voices after this time. Please come enjoy, relax and experience the natural beauty and wildlife here at Railei Beach Club. ... more   less 
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Railei Beach Club Hotel Railay Beach
Railei Beach Club Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

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