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Mayalay Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Ko Ngai
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Used to be a nice resort”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The name resort is not really suitable anymore ..... They do not clean the beach, bungalows are well cleaned but old. Shower is not really warm, not enough sunbeds at the beach but just cheep folding chairs which uncomfortable.

They " repaired" the beach with sandbags which is not a nice vieuw

The breakfast is poor and old fashioned because of the furniture and old fashioned looking tablecloths ..... We deceided to have dinner all nights in other resorts

Beds are hard ..... No animals in the bungalow, good working airconditioning

Room Tip: Take another resort
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob N
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Mayalay is one of the most recommendable resort on Koh Ngai. We loved the style and the beach just in front. The room was clean, the bungalow very cosy and the restaurant good! We spent new years at Mayalay and just loved this place. We would come back anytime.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

I got transferred here since my booked resort had been closed due to a storm. I w the only one here, it was great. The staff, James, Eamon, etc, were awesome. I loved the beach front cottage, was beautiful. A little strange being the solo person here, but was great. Found a a wonderful beach dog who hung around me, he was well trained and I encouraged his hanging around, so not a problem at all. I will definitely return here, glad the other resort turfed me here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane D
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Very expensive restaurant and overpriced rooms, which are not even that nice. I recommend staying in Fantasy resort, which is cheaper, nicer and on the better part of the beach. The island is very nice and in low season you will almost be there alone

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Booked 3 nights satyed 2. Allthough understand its a mid range location i was dissappinted at the standard of cleanliness. The bed was clean but the bathroom poor , evidence of mouse droppings.Bathroom open to air and drainage outlet straight ourside so obvious route in. Difficult to say as staff v friendy & helpful & spa very good. But strange sweet smell in room ? (smelt like mouse and found durther droppings in room)Sadly this was very offputting.Having experienced koh lanta i would not recomnend koh ngai as very touristy & very little to offer in representing real thailand.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laura R
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Kolbotn, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

We went back to mayalay for the 3 time this summer, we were 4 families travelling together and we stayed in 6 sea maya . We was 6 kids from 4-10 , youth 4 17,17,18 and 20 years old . We hade a lovely time , our friend Torn had this dive shop 50 meters away on the beach , Ronin dive , we will recommend that place . The resort opened after renovation on the 1 of july , the restaurant was renovated and also the patio at the villas / rooms we will be back next time we go to Thailand

Room Tip: Sea maya is the best , amazing view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mona larsen n
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

Koh Ngai was now more touristy than we thought and wanted.

Pro: Free wifi (only in the restaurant & lobby area though). Generous upgrade from Sun Maya (cheapest room) to Sea Maya (seaview room). White sand beach in front of the resort.

Con: LEAKS! in the bedroom and bathroom. There were sounds of rats running around the whole night. Poor quality restaurant (except banana fritters, which were available only on the last day we were there). Insufficient supplies for food (no ice cream, no young coconut, etc.)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jarrad C
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Property: Mayalay Beach Resort
Address: Moo 4, Koh Lanta District, Ko Ngai 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trang Province > Ko Ngai
Amenities:
Spa
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Ko Ngai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayalay Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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