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Rimlay Villas
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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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4 reviews
“Wish we lived here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rimlay Villlas was exactly what we needed after being on the road; island hopping and feeling a little strained from budget backpacking. For a great price, everything you need is provided in a friendly, clean, relaxed environment and the beachfront location couldn’t be better. The rooms are incredibly well kept, super clean and all amenities are provided including beach / bath / hand towels, toiletries etc. A small fridge is stocked with drinks in case you are too lazy or it’s too late at night to wander to the restaurant area. Beds and linen are so comfortable you’ll feel like you’ve ended up in a high-end resort and with great WIFI, flat-screen TV with cable (though not an abundant amount of channels) and super cool air conditioning it’s easy to just laze about inside the room all morning. The staff are all very friendly, full of smiles and with the owners ‘Mamma Nui’ and Bruce and their daughter on site most of the time, the atmosphere created is that of a warm, family holiday home. Mamma Nui truly goes out of her way to help out with pick-ups, sourcing motorbikes, organizing day tours of the islands and providing any info you need. If you are looking for 24-hour action in the middle of a busy tourist strip, then you may prefer finding accommodation in the main town of Krabi or Ao Nang as this is a very quiet and peaceful spot to relax in. Rimlay villas do provide two free shuttle services into Ao Nang each day though and it is easy enough to ride a bike into town. We had a great night out last night in Ao Nang and it was only a seven-minute bike ride back to our room. We were only booked for two nights here and have just extended our stay so we can enjoy the pool and peaceful surrounds a little longer. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: There are two rows of rooms, so ask for a room closest to the beach for the best view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Rimlay Villas. We are glad you appreciated our hospitality and hope to see you again
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife, Daughter and I stayed at Rimlay Villas on 28 & 29 March 2013, we did not want to leave. Mamma Nui makes you feel at home the moment you meet her. The staff are hard working and dedicated to make your staff memorable. If you are looking for a place to come unwind and let the stress of daily life melt away, then Rimlay Villas are for you. Located close to Krabi, Phi Phi Island, Chicken Island and Ao Nang, Rimlay Villas make an ideal base. The hire of a Long Tail boat is affordable for a truely memorable experience. The trip to the markets with Mama Nui is something to experience and take up the invitation for the staff to BBQ the produce you buy at the markets that evening, it is really worthwhile. The Owner and staff at these Villas are hardworking and honest people who provide a customer service that others promise but do not deliver. I personally do not write reviews and this is a first for me. I could go on and on and on. Don't take my word, the only way you will experience what I am writing about is to go and experience it yourself. We will be back as soon as we can.
Thank you Mamma Nui and your wonderful staff. We love Rimlay Villas. Danny, Jenine and Shania.

Room Tip: Ao Nang - approx 5 minutes away, Krabi approx 20 minutes. Do yourself a favour and book a day trip o...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel B
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear, Danny, Jenine and Shania
Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
We are so grateful to hear from you.
Im glad that you like the local market tour and feel as its something to experience.
It was a pleasure to have you as guest.
Hope to see you again soon.

Mama Nui :)
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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

the perfect place to stay - whether you are family or just couples. Located in a remote area - but still only 10 minutes fra Ao nang. Very friendly and nice staff. We almost felt like home. The location - the food - the hospitality - the rooms -the view - everything was just perfect. Very recomendable for anyone who want's to feel a little bit of paradise.

Room Tip: all rooms have sea-and pool view - so it makes no different which bungalow you stay in. all the pho...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
It was a pleasure to have you as guest.
Hope to see you again soon.

Nui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Amazing views and friendly wonderful hosts. Away from the hustle and frat parties of Ao Nang..a peaceful place to get away from it all. Reasonably priced and an excellent value, we have already told our travelling compatriots the love we discovered for this neat place. Planning to go back already.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
We appreciated it a lots and hope to see you again soon

Nui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

I have been there for the second time already and i dont think that it was my last visit. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the vacation. The busy cities ao nang and krabi are about 5min and 30min away and easy to reach. The owner of the place is very friendly and helpful. She took us several time to local markets and dropped us off at interesting places! The second time it already felt like coming home..
I can recomend this place for everyone who is looking for sth beautiful a little outside of the busy cities

  • Stayed March 2013
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
Im glad that you like the local market tour and feel like our resort is your home.
It was a pleasure to have you as guest.
Hope to see you again soon.

Nui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We lucked into this small resort after driving through a very frantic Ao Nang beach front area looking for accommodation. Rimlay Villas is located between Ao Nang and Krabi town on a quiet beach on the road heading east out of Ao Nang. There are 14 rooms situated in 7 separate buildings all facing the water. The resort is very new and the units are very well equipped with quiet and effective A/C, satellite TV, mini-fridge and safe. The bed was comfortable and the bath had a hot and powerful shower. The room was not huge but was attractive, extremely clean and the maid service was regular and obviously effective. Each room also has a small verandah that was great for relaxing with a drink and watching the longtails in the bay. There is a very nice salt water pool overlooking the ocean and thick pool towels are supplied as are an adequate number of loungers. The grounds are attractive and well kept. There is an open air restaurant that serves an excellent breakfast that was included in the very reasonable price (with rare free refills on the coffee). The service was friendly and efficient. The location of this peaceful little gem is perfect as it is far enough from the frenzy of Ao Nang but still only about 10 minutes drive from the action. Highly recommended. (GPS Co-ordinates: N 08.02902 E 098.86750)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
It was a pleasure to have you as guest and glad that you like our resort and services.
we hope you come back some day.

Nui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Before I begin my review can I please stress that "Rimlay villas" is NOT in KRABI TOWN ... As the search on here suggests... This beautiful OASIS is approximately 10k from Krabi town & it's actually right on the beach... It is "NEW" as it only opened in December 2012 and is actually in Ao Nam Mao Bay ... When we arrived at Krabi bus station, the Taxi driver had to phone Rimlay Villas to ask where it actually was as it's such a hidden little GEM ...The beautiful owner "Nui" ( her nickname by the way) which means "little" as when you meet her you will understand why as she's a lovely petite Thai lady, who speaks very good English and is supported by some wonderful staff, who make you feel like you have known them forever... The accommodation is modern, very clean & bright, lovely crisp, clean, white cotton bedding & the pool is excellent .. The bungalows are divided into two semi-detached units with a screen between the unit balconies & seating area for a little extra privacy ... My Partner & I are are a middle aged British couple. We have been travelling for 4 months to a few different countries & we felt at Rimlay that we had saved the best till last, as all we wanted to do for the last leg of our epic journey was sleep, swim, eat & chill ... Which is exactly what Rimlay Villas is all about. We've met some lovely people here on our 10 night stay from all over the globe. Nui & her lovely staff have taken us to local markets on the weekend to buy wonderful fresh fish for BBQ evenings, which we thought was great as we didn't have transport to take ourselves. Nui or a member of her staff will take you into Ao Nang ( which we stayed at for one night but didn't like how busy it was, but plenty of bars, restaurants for a day or night out) twice a day 10/11am & 5pm free of charge or you can get the local bus (Song-Tao) which has Ao nang, Krabi etc written on the side of the vehicle & you just flag it down for 20 BHT p.p. each way... The menu at Rimlay is only small but that's not a problem as if there is something that you want & if it's not on the menu then they will try & get it for you ..Breakfast which is included has quite a choice .. Muesli, pancakes, toast & jam eggs, omlettes even Thai .... Whilst we were there Nui had just introduced meat pies ... We prefered Thai food & the salads but whatever we ate was very tasty & well presented & inexpensive..WARNING the beach is quite tidal & has many rocks so it is really only wise to swim at high tide, which I did at low tide it can go out as far as 500 metres. There are Mangroves so beyond the sand there is mud ... I had rock shoes with me which was great for rockpooling & finding lot's of sea life .. On one occassion I found a giant clam. We went for long beach walks & the beauty of this place is it's undiscovered...It was great to watch local fishermen going out in their boats & also wading out to sea with hand nets ... Another advantage for us was that the rooms have flat screen TV's with news channels & a great movie channel called HBO so most evenings we would go to bed at 10pm & watch a movie, which we loved ... If it's night life & parties you're looking for then this isn't the place to be. However if you want to organise your own entertainment like we did with other guests when we all bought fish, prawns, squid etc.& the staff set up a BBQ for us & allowed us to cook our own food along with lovely salads & jacket potatoes then this is the place. We enjoyed a couple of fun evenings like this ... We got up late & slept so good, listening to the waves lapping ... Idyllic! What a lovely way to end our travels soaking up the sun & recharging our batteries.. We would definately return here in the future.

Room Tip: All the bungalows are split into two units with seating on a covered balcony & they all have sea...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alisa C, Manager at Rimlay Villas, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Jules

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review of Rimlay Villas.
Your remarks regarding our location are much appreciated as the Tripadvisor catagory of
"Krabi town does not match our actual location.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon

Nui
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Property: Rimlay Villas
Address: 325 Moo 5, Susanhoy Rd. | Ao Nammao Beach, Saithai, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 295 Specialty Lodging in Krabi Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rimlay Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small group of modern well appointed beach front bungalows, each bungalow has a sea view and includes air conditioning,hot water, mini bar,free WiFi, LED tv, and in room safe. The restaurant and bar overlook the swimming pool and the beach which is perfect for leisurely walks. ... more   less 
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