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Vienna
Reviewed 22 January 2011

3 years ago we where looking for the perfect spot to get married... And as we are very picky it took us ages to find some spots that might work for our needs. It should be peaceful, romantic, intimate but also stylish and modern, perfect in service, etc... After around 100 mails we had chosen The Racha and travelled there...

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Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2011

Half an hour south from Phuket by speedboat is Racha Yai island, home to The Racha, a complex of gleaming white modernist villas on a hillside above a soft White sandy beach. The interiors are as urbane as any city hotel, polished white surfaces positively sparkling, with crisp contemporary furnishings and dark wood accents. Each comes with a private terrace...

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Dublin, California
Reviewed 20 January 2011

I agree with most people that this hotel is a paradise. Great service, beautiful beach, fantastic villa / room, and one of the best spa we have ever been. In Phuket, we have problem finding out how to get to the island with cheaper local ferries, so we ended up with the hotel speedboat. Some complains that it is too...

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Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2011

A strictly stunning experience, nothing short of perfection. I am so thrilled to have decided on The Racha for our honeymoon destination, I was so worried about making the right choice - and this trip could not have worked out better. I had stayed at the Racha some years ago and the memories of the perfect beaches and luxury were...

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misano adriatico RN
Reviewed 18 January 2011

we were there for a second time, excellent staying both times, real design place, with a beautiful sea . the service is unforgettable, all the people there are nice , smiling and ready to make you happy; the General Manager, a very nice person, has done a very good job to give excellent service to the customers at any time....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2010

My wife and I booked 3 nights @ the racha for our wedding anniversary. This resort tucked away from the hustle and bustle of patong was an ideal place for romance. It was clean, beautiful and tranquil. The transfer from the airport to the island was hassle free and to our surprise, we were greeted with a warm welcome by...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 18 December 2010

I spent 8 nights in this hotel with my partner. All in all, I think it's a great place worth coming back, even though there are some things that could be improved. First, the positives: the secluded location is a real slice of paradise, surrounded by a lush rain forest and a clear sea. The property is integrated in the...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear FLAvour: Thank you very much for your kind words about The Racha and we are glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us. On the "negatives" you mentioned, we wish to clarify that there is no charge for the use of the Movie Library. This has been specially set up with a selection of over 120 on-demand movies for...

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Reviewed 17 December 2010

It was our first time staying at THE RACHA. We have tried many high end resorts in Phuket and I would dare to say that The Racha is the most magnificent till date. Service was impeccable and the rooms were simply marvelous. I was especially impressed with the check in as most of the ones i encountered in Thailand were...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2010

This was our third visit to the racha. We love this place for the hotel architecture with the nice villas, the gorgeous beaches with snorkeling and fishes and the tranquil setting on this remote island. When arriving with boat in the bay, it is just magical. The place has the wow factor. BUT: the hotel lives from the wow factor...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear "Membertrip": We are sincerely sorry and apologize for not having met your expectations during your recent return stay with us. Such lapses in service standards are not acceptable to us. We have taken note of all the points you mentioned and have taken steps to address these with the respective department heads concerned. Thank you for your valued feedback....

Wales
Reviewed 26 November 2010

Complete waste of money. The boat ride can make anyone sick. Thorough waste of a holiday. Horrible staff, they are polite, but dumb and useless. Pool was dirty too. On email, they promise you something, when you reach there you realise how stupid the place is. We finally shifted to another resort after spending 1200 US Dollars on ONE NIGHT!

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear NKM11: We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing stay with us in July of this year and sincerely apologize for not having met your expectations. Training of our staff is a top priority for us and we will ensure our staff strive to do their best in always serving our valued guests with the Gold Service Standards...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 12 miles south of Phuket on Racha Yai island, The Racha is Thailand's premier deluxe island hideaway. Set on a pristine white-powdery beach and surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, this five star resort features 70 stylish villas offering the ultimate in luxurious comfort, from private pool villas with underwater music, to a very unique 5-storey Lighthouse Pool Villa with an observation deck offering panoramic views around the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Racha

Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Ko Racha Yai
Price Range: $301 - $748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Racha 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
The Racha Hotel Ko Racha Yai
Racha Hotel Yai Island
Racha Yai Island
Racha Phuket
The Racha Ko Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand
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“I'd recommend getting a room as close as possible to the central area (pool, restaurants, spa, and beach)”
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“Junior Pool Suite”
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