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“Great hide away, quiet place to relax”

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Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We enjoyed our one week stay at Phi Phi Relax beach resort. Give the affordable price, it delivers on its promises: quiet bungalows, not too crowded beautiful beach, good for snorkling, for fish and crabs, not for coral. The restaurant is ok, not cheap, but not too expensive, lot of choice, and some staff are more friendly than others (trainees more eager?). The bungalow itself was confortable, wifi access (small fee), with basic shower. The big problem, on Phi Phi island is the lack of fresh water. So you take your shower with sea water, with the hotel providing you with additional bottled water for smaller showers and brushing teeth. The trip to the village by long boat is ok, as well as to Phi Phi Lei, but expect this smaller island to be very crowded!!! Enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: some rooms almost on the beach, so no privacy but convenient, some rooms behind, nice view (top view...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed 3 times there and always a great and relaxing moment. If you look for resort style hotel, please don't even consider this one. But if you are looking for a few days in an amazing location to read, enjoy fresh fish and good fruit juice... This is a sure bet.
Price a bit expensive but front beach bungalows definitively make you feel happy and forget all the rest every morning.

I recommend this place and will come back again and again.
Special mention to the waitress for her kindness, smile and proactivity

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Great resort in the middle of nature, beautiful beach and friendly welcoming atmosphere! Snorchling right in front of the resort restaurant, authentic wooden/palmtree bungalows, staff speaks very basic English but didnt have any problems, very helpful. Great food in the restaurant! Saw monkeys there too! Take money with you to the View Point. Probably not for single party travellers. We really liked a lot our four nights there!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Seriously negative reviewers, what is the point in staying in a remote resort when you expect electricity and internet 24/7?? This place is fantastic and the food is gorgeous! Our room was amazing and so so clean with fantastic views, yes the electricity goes off early in the morning meaning the fan goes off and it gets a bit warm but you're in the jungle what else do you want?! I don't understand people who expect modern western amenities in the middle of the Thai jungle? This place is definitely relaxing, far from the touristy centre and the staff are great! Yes as another reviewer mentioned, we had to jump off the boat waist deep but it all added to the experience and everyone on our boat had a laugh about it; sometimes the sea can be rough meaning they can't get right into shore. The bar is brilliant and they don't hold back on the measures, and the food is delicious. Huge portions for a good price. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and wished we had more time at the place. There's some beautiful fish close to shore meaning snorkelling is a lot of fun and you can spot plenty monkeys in the jungle trees! If you're looking for an authentic jungle stay away from the madness of tonsai village, then this is the place for you! Perfect for honeymoons and couples/families wanting to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Habibti25
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were VERY disappointed by the "no services" offered by this hotel:
- Expensive shuttle between the pier of Ko Phi Phi and the resort (300 bath/person for the round trip by long tail boat), same price then from Phuket pier to Ko Phi Phi pier!
- Too expensive for what is offered, really basics installations, all they wanted is your money!
-Check out at 11.00 a.m. otherwise fees (50 % of the room rates if check out at 11.30 and 100 % if check out later)
-Restraurant too expensive and impossible to eat somewhere else.
- Impossible to keep of the food in the bungalow.
- Unpleasant and rude staff at the reception and at the restaurant, no customer care.
- Very uncomfortable bedding, very hard bed and pillows.
- Shower of salt and cold water.
- Astronomical fees for the breaking of equipment of snorkling borrowed.
- No electricity between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m., cut automatically.
- No mosquito nets on windows and enormous holes in the roof, walls and bathroom.
-Path badly lightened between the restaurant and the bungalows, paving stones are badly installed, very dangerous.
- Many sea urchins in the water... DANGEROUS!
-Uncomfortable supplied beach chairs.
-Acces to internet not included (50 bath/ stay), wi-fi only at the reception.
-Paying by credit card extra 3% of your total bill and no withdraw machine at the resort.
-We could ear everything that was going on inside the bungalows around.

Conclusion we don't recommande and won't ever return to this hotel!!!
Everthing was about what you can't do, not very relaxing.
Sleeping on the hardess beds and pillows ever, still not relaxing.
Swimming with sea orchins, again not relaxing.
Staff rude and unpleasant, once more not relaxing.
Too expensive and alot of fees, another time not relaxing.

Please consider this review, we stayed there for 3 nights. We are back packers that have travel alot!!

Room Tip: We add a bungalow on very right of the beach (#26). ALL the employees were showering, laughing, talk...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LaSauterelle
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I think you get the picture from the other reviewers, if you want electricity 24*7, hot and cold running water, TVs in your room, etc. then this isn't going to be the place for you. If on the other hand you are looking for tropical island living, with the jungle stretching up over you and the beach and sea on the other side, then this is paradise. It is pretty isolated and you have to get a long tailed boat, which takes about 25 minutes, to get there with your bags.Then there is the fun part of wading the last few feet through the sea, Robinson Crusoe style, to the beach. If you want, you can walk to Tonsai in just under an hour in daylight, worth it, as the views from the view point at the top of the island are spectacular. I wouldn't recommend trying to walk back in the dark as it is very much a jungle path down to Relax, and there certainly are no street lights.

It is very much a 'chill out' sort of place, the restaurant takes its last orders at 9:00 in the evening, though the bar is open late. You aren't going to get the wild night life of the town here. What you can do though is get up early and watch the incredible sunrise over the mainland to the east and just chill out in a hammock on the beach till breakfast.

The beach and the snorkeling off the beach is very good. If you have never dived before, you can even try a short sample scuba dive from the beach at high tide.

We found the staff there very friendly and helpful. It is a little on the pricey side for Thailand but this perhaps is justified by the fact that absolutely everything has to be shipped in by boat.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank fabindia
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Please read our review, as we are very honest people and are in the hotel industry ourselves, therefore we know how things work.. This was a disgrace of a resort, worst place we have ever stayed in our life!




Apon arrival, you're made to jump in to the sea to get to the resort.. Was nearly sick from the 40minute boat ride to the middle of no where! Not very nice in the rain. Once we arrived, there were so many hidden extras. Check out at 11am and you were any later than 11, they charged 50% of room rate or after 11.30, they charged 100% of room rate.. Made you pay 50/100 baht a day to use wifi and could only use it around the reception area.. 
No atmosphere, no customer care, just rude rude people!
We decided to take a walk in to the town, which was 1hr30 hike up and down the mountains, as they wouldn't take us in on the shuttle boat.
If you are staying in a resort that is no where near any shops or any life, then they should offer shuttles free of charge at certain times of the day.. They charged us 300 baht every time we wanted to get to the pier.
No shuttle boat from the pier would take us back to the resort, because it was that far away, therefore phoned the resort at 6 to see if they could pick us up.
They said no and said the last boat was at 5pm.. Did not say anywhere that the last boat was 5pm!!
They refused to pick us up and told us to stay elsewhere or on the beach as they were not picking us up.
We ended up having to pay 1,200 baht to get back to the resort. Absolute rip off!!
We then wanted to take a nice shower.. No fresh water!! Only sea water.. The sea was cleaner than the bungalows and would have preferred to wash in the sea than their cold sea water shower. No electric from 6am till 6pm.. Therefore you wake up sticky as all the fans get switched off and no charge on mobile phones.
The worst part for us, was we wanted to dine in the restaurant and we said we didn't have cash, only card.. The lady at the front desk of the restaurant SNATCHED my husbands wallet from his hand and started looking for money..
I've never ever been treated so bad, who do they think they are snatching wallets from people's hands..
We were fooled from the pictures, looks like a lovely green resort.. No grass in sight, no lights to walk up to the bungalow with steps that aren't even placed correctly, meaning you fall over in the dark!
Walls weren't even painted, still had plaster board and smudged mosquito blood.
If we had paid 20€ a night, then maybe I would have let this go.. But we paid 45€ which was a complete rip off when there are no facilities!!
I honestly can't believe how bad this place was, we stayed only one night and checked out early and went back to Phuket.
Very disappointed as the whole experience gave us a negative vibe about phi phi..
Please pay attention to this post and take my advice!

Stayed: March 2014
6  Thank Sarah P
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Address: Phak Nam Bay, Moo 8, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phi Phi Don
Price Range: $49 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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