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Naraya Riverside Resort
Ranked #31 of 86 Surat Thani B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great rooms, huge comfy bed, great pool and nice looking hotel tucked away from the town.

As others have said, this hotel is very hard to find so make sure you take a little map/directions and Thai (the hotel didn't even have the english name out the front so we didn't even see it when we got there).

Being in the middle of nowhere a restaurant would be a great addition to this hotel but the town/shopping mall was a short tuk-tuk away which reception kindly organised.

We were unfortunate that the pool was out of service the day we arrived but got to use it the 2nd day all to ourselves.

Be careful organising travel from reception we were sold a transfer to Koh Phangan which was supposed to be taxi to pier then boat and take about 3 hours- but in fact it was; Taxi to town, tuk tuk to bus station, bus to pier, then boat to kp which took probably 6 hours.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Cannot praise this hotel enough. From the staff who are incredibly friendly from the moment you walk in until you leave, the immaculate gardens and grounds that the hotel is set in, the well equipped gym, the comfy and accommodating rooms and the stunning pool. This has truely been a brilliant stay I just wish we had been here longer. We now don't want to leave. The rooms are incredibly quiet so you can have a perfect nights sleep. Not far from all areas to access ie airport and train station. Would recommend anyone to stay here!! You will not be disappointed

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed here coming from the islands the night before a flight out of Surat Thani and it was a great choice for a stopover. Quiet and a bit off the beaten track out of the busy town, but close enough if you wanted to via a quick taxi ride. More or less, at the halfway point between DonSak pier and the airport. Bring a printout map or have the address written in Thai so the taxi driver will know where it is....like we said, it's off the beaten track. The hotel has no restaurant so either pick up food before coming or plan on a taxi ride to get a meal. There is a small breakfast available. As for the hotel....the rooms are clean and equipped with the basics and in a pretty location, however the rooms look like they are waiting to be finished...all barren concrete, no colour as yet, etc...rather dark. But the beds were very comfortable, quiet and the A/C and hot water worked perfectly! Great water pressure in the shower. The hallway to the rooms needs more light during the day. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The pool is in need of a cleaning as you couldn't see past the second step due to extremely murky, cloudy water....a mystery of what may lurk beneath. ;) The gym, however, was one of the best equipped and largest hotel gyms we've come across, but the multi-purpose cable station needs some TLC as it doesn't work smoothly. The price is relative to the amenities and quality of the hotel...good value for your money and worth a visit if you've got a need to be in Surat Thani overnight.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This hotel is a little tricky to find, but well worth the hunt.
It's very close to the Central Plaza shopping centre, and near enough to downtown that you can get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time.
The rooms are interestingly basic, with concrete from floor to ceiling...The beds are comfortable, & everything is clean. The swimming pool is very nice and the view of the river and hills are beautiful.
Perfect hotel for the price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

New, quiet environment & well designed. 6 of us really enjoyed our relaxing moment at the pool & jacuzzi. The gym room was very well equipped.The room was nicely decorated & cozy. Anyhow, dinner was a headache for us as there was no in-house restaurant & food stall was not within walking distance. There was no motorbike to be rented. We had to cycle out to buy our dinner. Also, this hotel do not accept card, only cash payment.
Few area to take note of -
1)Please arrange for airport transfer service from Donsak pier as it's really not easy to locate the hotel
2)Hotel should have more variety on breakfast as the nearby food stall was not within walking distance

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2016
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Stayed: January 2016
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 70/148-149 Sriwichai 21, | Makramtia Muang, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Surat Thani
Price Range: $23 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Naraya Riverside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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