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Daniel C

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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2024via mobile
A unique chance to live in the rainforest, the room was large, shower / bathroom was massive.

Nice views, staff were friendly, rooms are traditional Thai / rustic

Good value for money. Breakfast was sufficient.

Short walk to the town centre.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The location was brilliant and very conveniently located. The beach was close by and there were direct seas views. The room was really comfortable with a private terrace. The swimming pool was perfect - especially in the evenings.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2024 via mobile

You will arrive by long tail boat on the pier of the hotel or on one of the 2 beaches where you will be immediately met by hotel staff to help you with your luggage.
The moment you set foot here, you will understand that you've made the right choice as long as you want the following.
- An original stay in a jungle hut (with AC ofcourse)
- A tucked away spot of Railay
- Amazing food!
- A chilled overall vibe
- Easy going monkeys and squirels
- Lush jungle environment
You will have made the wrong choice if you want luxury, clubbing, staying right on Railay West Beach or partying etc.
The rooms are lovely and feel like a jungle nest with large bathrooms and great views of the trees and flora.
At breakfast time, you will see the fauna with some friendly monkeys and very large squirls visiting for a banana or two.
The food here is outstanding and surely the best we found on Railay in the 4 days we stayed here.
The pool is large and breezy, providing ample shade from the tree canopy. Enjoy it with a cold fresh coconut.
The only negative is the hike to your room and the noise from the hundreds of passing long tail boats. At times it became particularly noisy.
The property is built on a hill, and as such, getting to your room may require a short hike.
Railay beach is about a 15 minute walk.
Overall, I recommend this place and would visit again.

Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Where do i start. First i received no communication from the resort about how to get there. The Ferry dropped us off at Railay beach and i presumed we could get a tuk tuk from the road. Spoiler alert, they aren’t roads, they’re walking tracks. Yay a 2km walk with my suitcase on a beach side walking track. I get to my room (which is pretty, but old) and yay, mosquitoes all through the room because the sliding glass doors don’t seal properly. Thankfully there is a mosquito net over the bed, unfortunately it’s full of holes.

The steps to the room was steep and i fell down then within 2 minutes of being there. Thankfully every step on the way down and the concrete broke my fall. My body was in so much pain.

The ear plugs they supply you don’t drown out the noise of the constant long tail boats every day and night. The curtains do not block out light so be prepared to wake up with the sun. The blind in my bathroom was broken and falling off the bracket, multiple light switches didn’t work and neither did the exhaust fan in the bathroom.

My friend found leeches in his room and then woke up to find some animal had somehow got in and shredded all his toilet paper.

The pool is lovely and the view is pretty. But you’re surrounded by trees so the view is obscured and you won’t want to swim in the beach with the sewage and water pipes running from the resort to the beach.

To top it all off i was charged double what my best friend was and the hotel didn’t care at all.
Thankfully, as we left on their ferry to the Ao Nammo pier i thought “the ordeal is over” but no, hello water intake on the boat. We’re spared the Krabi edition of Titanic and get to the pier to discover they drop you off at some random side pier away from the main pier and the taxi services.

If you really want to go to Railay Beach stay at any of the other resorts there and not this awful place.

Had i not been charged more per night than all the 5 stars hotels i stayed in on a trip through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand i may have given this hotel 3 stars. But everything added up to an avoid.

Most of the staff were lovely and the food was nice, but the food was nice everywhere in railay

Room tip: Book anywhere else in Railay
Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Brendan A
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Rude staff, rude management, zero compassion or empathy. I injured myself on day 2 so asked to check out early to stay somewhere more central and they refused saying it was non refundable and they had already charged my card which they never told me they were going to do. I gave my card details as security thinking I would pay here but apparently that's not the case and they don't tell you that. The rooms are dated, the doors don't even lock properly. Bugs get into your rooms through gaps in the doors. It's so far from anything - don't think you can just pop to a shop or a restaurant or into town as it's a long walk. They charge extortionate amounts for food, massages and laundry here so you would want to go into town for these things but it's a mission. Honestly it's not worth it at all. The Aircon is rubbish, it's so noisy due to the long tail board passing and doors / windows that don't isolate the sound in the slightest. It's not peaceful here despite being surrounded by nature which is the only good part but the rest of it means it's just not worth it at sll. So do yourself a favour - take a look at all the bad reviews on all the websites and you'll see I'm not alone in thinking this. Stay closer to town or stay in a better quality place elsewhere if you're not fussed about being close to railay town and beach. I have travelled extensively and I work in the hotel industry so I am talking from a lot of experience here. Don't make the mistake of staying here, save yourself the stress from this horrible place!

Room tip: Just don't book it! Stay somewhere else!
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Jordan W
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

According to Google the Railay Great View is a 3 star Hotel which means it should offer a broad range of amenities and the service & design are of good quality. In this regard the hotel by exceeded my expectations hense the 5 star review.

Knowing Railay is famous for its bars & parties I wanted somewhere far enough from the action to be sheltered from it and near enough for my 21 year old to get there at night himself. Also on the wish list was a pool, some character, Wi-Fi and ideally a nice veranda, again I came up trumps with the Railay Great view.

Accessible from Railay West pier by traditional long tail boat or a 15 minute walk on a paved trail (just about manageable with a stroller).

The resort is located on a steep rocky incline which means it’s definitely unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues or high blood pressure…that said once the effort is made to climb to your room through the jungle foliage the reward is worth it with stunning chalets, decorated in a traditional red woods style but complete with room service, stocked minibars (no alcohol), boiling hot rainwater showers, air con, tea & coffee making and generous verandas. The trees are filled with monkeys and the grounds full of lizards and orchids.

There are two small private beaches at the resort but both could do with some TLC from the litter fairies and perhaps a deck chair or two, but the pool is spotless with picturesque views of West Railay beach through the trees.

There were no other children at the resort & no bar (the restaurant served alcohol but closed at 9pm) so expect a quiet but idyllic atmosphere. We paid just under €60 per room per night including breakfast so great value too.

In conclusion while my feelings on the Railay area are mixed I would return in a heartbeat if only to stay at this resort again.

#Tip: if booking request room 1, 2, 3 or 4, these are in the best location and are being renovated at the moment so are likely to have the wow factor when finished, failing this challet 32 & 33 are accessible without climbing steps.

Room tip: #Tip: if booking request room 1, 2, 3 or 4, these are in the best location and are being renovated at the moment so are likely to have the w
Date of stay: April 2023
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