I don't know where other people have been that they would consider this resort as anything less than 5 Stars - no, it is not formal, but it's on the beach and formality is not what makes a good resort. A great resort and hotel is about comfort and amenities, and this place has that in spades.
The foremost amenity is the almost surreal beauty of the grounds; the tropical lushness combined with animal life - frogs, birds, monkey, fish - that is right on your doorstep is fabulous beyond compare.
The style and design of the pool, walkways, rooms and bungalows took my breath away every time I saw it. There is nothing not to love here, in fact I stayed 9 days instead of the 2 I had planned, and splurged out.
I am not some neophyte who's never been out of the house - I have lived and traveled all over the world, especially in SE Asia where there are some amazing resorts, and also equally amazing places for only a few bucks a night.
I felt this place was a real value for the money, and yes the location is superb. I thought the food at the restaurant was also quite good, some of it deliciously fabulous and not terribly overpriced given that it's a resort restaurant. As a professional chef, caterer and restauranteur, I was especially impressed by the professionalism of the restaurant staff - the alacrity in which they performed their duties, the speed in which they did them, the care and attention I received. Only one time was an order slow in all the 9 days that I ate there - and I never ate anywhere else. Thought breakfast was well served too, lots of good stuff.
The other thing I like about this place (I'm still here, actually!) is that it is very kid friendly and there are lots of families with young kids (and oldsters like me, 49 and up). Personally, I like the vibe that kids give a place, some may not like it.
Highly recommend this place and would come back in a flash.
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- Also Known As:
- Railay Village Hotel Railay Beach
- Railay Village Krabi
- Railay Village Resort Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand