Stayed here for one night only in Jan but wished we could have stayed longer. We were actually booked into a nice hotel nearby and chanced upon relax bay when out exploring our local beach area. We have a friend back in london who had talked about this place and she loved it. So we decided to eat in the restaurant several times before we managed to get a room there to check out the standard etc. Food was good and we tried the buffet night which was really good fun and had lots of variety. We really like the staff here, so friendly compared to another place hotel 'Sri Lanta', an up market place where we stayed later in our trip. The best things about relax are its lovely chilled atmosphere, the various shabby chic lounging areas, with bean bags and draped four poster beds and hammocks where you can look at the stars above a swaying palm tree and a cocktail and also the really friendly bar staff. The setting is beautiful and the management have kept the accommodation rustic and in keeping with the natural surroundings. I had a full body massage too. The only criticisms I have is that the room we had was very dark and if I came back I would be looking for a one with more light and space. we had one with air con and although all the huts look great on the exterior and it was nice and clean inside, I didn't want to spend any time in the room because it was so gloomy and the hammock needed replacing as it had mold stains. The accommodation issue is such a shame as I really like relax bay and definitely want to come back if we can be guaranteed a better room. The other thing to know about is that many of the guests put their towels out early on all the best comfy bean bags and lounging areas and leave them there all day whether they are actually using them or not, making it impossible to get one
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax bay is not your average hotel. If you look for a traditional hotel with AC, concrete walls and all amenities you can find in any deluxe hotel anywhere in the world. Well, we are not the place to be. Our rooms are Huts, spaced between 5 and 10 m from each other and set in a as Jungle-ish possible setting. There is almost no concrete and we constructed our bungalows under the trees. This means they are in the shade. Furthermore the grass-type roofs are overhanging and give protection against the sun and around the bungalows we planted flowers and plants to block out the sun. Shade means coolness but also darkness. Bamboo, a living natural product also soaks up the moisture in the air. We air the rooms, but they always smell a bit Bamboo-ish. They do not smell damp and not well kept, they smell natural.Our roofs are made from grass, so they disintegrate after a time. They are not as waterproof as concrete, or tar roofs. However they are much cooler. and they look much better. Prices on the net should be the same everywhere , but you are best served by making a direct reservation at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relax Bay Hotel Ko Lanta
- Relax Bay Ko Lanta