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OrangeElephant

Lovely staff, attentive and respectful

Review of Rayavadee
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2024via mobile
About an hour transfer from Krabi airport by 40 mins minibus and 20 mins boat, and because the tide was out, by tractor and trailer up the beach!

Rooms were spacious two story suites, we didn’t have a pool, but some do. Fully air conditioned and a welcome break from the heat and humidity. So you are effectively in your own part of the ground making it very quiet and peaceful.

Pool area was clean and spacious with a nice area overlooking the beach. Loungers, towels, cold water and ice lollies were provided.

All the restaurants on site were really good offering a nice variety of food. The Grotto definitely one for a special night out, get there before sunset for some stunning photos. We had the seafood platter to share which was delicious.

The Krua Phranang is more Thai specialised and was probably the best food we had.

What makes the place special are the staff. So polite, helpful and welcoming. Our room was spotless and there was a turndown service each evening. Towels etc were replaced as often as needed.

In the restaurants and bars they quickly got to know you and where you like to seat and what to drink. All helps you feel special.

The beaches are shallow, sandy and safe (no patrols) with canoeing and boarding if desired.
Sunset on Railay beach is beautiful and you can also take boats out to see the islands.

There is some great wildlife. 3 different troups of monkeys (some cuter than others!) some pretty impressive lizards, massive snails, even a tortoise!
Date of stay: May 2024
Room Tip: We did have tropical storms so listen to the locals
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this review
Responded 23 May 2024
Dear OrangeElephant69,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay at Rayavadee.

We are grateful for your kind compliments on our food, accommodation and other facilities. Glad you liked the grounds and all the wildlife that inhabit this area and the breathtaking beaches. You had an amazing time.

We hope you get the chance to visit us again in the near future!

Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
Assistant Tonhong Manager

Rayavadee, Krabi

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Reviewed 11 May 2024

We stayed in the hotel 5 days , we have the feeling that we were in paradise. We never forget this amazing resort . The landscape and architecture create the feeling that we are in the place that we dreamed to find.
The staff was so friendly and the service in all departments was more than perfect.

Date of stay: May 2024
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2024

Dear 851antoniap,

Thank you for choosing Rayavadee, for your holiday. We are exceptionally thankful for your great review and taking the time to share your feedback.

We are delighted that you had a memorable stay, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.


Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
Assistant Tonhong Manager

Rayavadee, Krabi

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Reviewed 10 May 2024

Environment is great. Staffs are kind. View is perfect. I had a very nice proposal ceremony here. Thanks the activities plan adviser Pinanong. The check in and check out process is good, you need not to think just fellow the arrangements. The resort had thinking everything for you.

Room tip: The activities are expensive
Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank Yang S
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2024

Dear yangs467,

Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us on Tripadvisor.

Your comments are really appreciated, especially your compliments on our staff, in particular Khun Pin-Anong.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the resort and that we could be a part of making your special proposal ceremony a memorable one.

It was our pleasure to welcome you, and we look forward to creating more memorable experiences for you in the future.

Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
Assistant Tonhong Manager

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Reviewed 1 May 2024 via mobile

Without a doubt the most incredible resort I’ve ever stayed in. The location was second to none, with a variety of beaches with plenty of areas for lounging and cocktails. The grounds are very well maintained, with a more wild aesthetic that suits the location perfectly. It was fun to see the cute dusky leaf monkeys and their babies swinging in the trees in the evenings around our pavilion and alongside the pool.

Our pavilion was lovely. The furnishings and attention to detail really makes you feel like you’re somewhere special.

No review of Rayavadee can be complete without mentioning the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Everyone has a greeting and a warm smile - from the restaurant staff to the activity coordinators to the groundkeepers.

Rayavadee is a special place that I hope to return to again some day.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Heidi S
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear Heidi S,

Warm greetings from Rayavadee! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review on Trip Advisor and for sharing your experience with us.

Thank you for your kind compliments on our staff, I will share them with the team. I am very glad to know you appreciated the resort surroundings and the flora and fauna which make our natural setting so unique. Glad you got to see some of the cheeky monkeys that also share the beautiful grounds with us.

Your wonderful comments are truly appreciated, and all of us look forward to welcoming your back again on your next visit at Rayavadee.

Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
Assistant Tonhong Manager

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Reviewed 1 May 2024

Fantastic in all respects. Staff were amazing. Landscaping top notch.

Only suggestion is that a resort of this size needs 2-3 swimming pools. Make one for families and the others adults only.

We did notice septic tank smells outside our room.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear 172murrayj,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay at Rayavadee.

We truly appreciate all of your kind compliments about our staff and the resort's beautiful natural setting.

Once again, thank you very much for having chosen to stay at our Resort, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the future.

Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
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Reviewed 28 April 2024

The fact that this was our twelfth visit is probably a clue to how we feel about this beautiful beach resort. The resort is sounded by three beaches and has amazing views of the ocean and the cliffs. The boat transfers provide an exciting start / finish to your stays at this wonderful resort.

We have stayed in pool pavilions for the most part and enjoy the additional privacy that goes with these villas. I read a review that pointed out the pools can be cold. We'd agree with that, though some of the villas do catch enough sunlight to warm up the pools, so I guess it can be a case of luck. That said, every pavilion is within a short walk of the ocean and the resort's main pool is great - surrounded by absolutely beautiful scenery.

We always enjoy the resort's restaurants. Railtalay Terrace (a mix of Asian flavours) and Krua Phranang (Thai) never disappoint. Raya Dining has recently re-opened and provides a nice alternative to Asian food should you want. The Grotto has a great setting, is always packed though the need to pre-order your food at the time of booking isn't ideal. That said, the food in all the locations is very good and you'll have amazing sunset views at the Grotto, Krua Phranang and Raitalay Terrace. So don't despair if you cannot get a reservation at the Grotto. All restaurants have access to the resorts fairly extensive wine list. It's easy to forget that you are in Thailand and not at the George V. The Thai wines are worth a try.

The spa is excellent and I absolutely recommend the massages and facials. The staff are highly experienced, friendly and intuitive. The Hot Stone, Signature and Detoxifying massages are my personal favourites.

We highly recommend hiring one of the boats and taking excursions to the nearby islands. The boats take groups that you can join but they can also be booked for private tours. The boat teams are great and quick to anticipate one's needs, be it a cold drink, a towel or lunch on the beach. Otherwise, chilling but the resort's pool is another way to enjoy this paradise.

We do love the breakfast experience. There's a vast selection to choose from and several items rotate every few days, so there will always be something new on offer. There's a choice of western, Asian and Thai options. So whether you like congee, dim sum, Pad Thai or Rayavadee's awesome pancakes (you should order a minimum of two as they're small!), you will not go hungry. And the breakfast team are just so lovely. Their smiles and attentive service provide the perfect start to the day.

The pavilions are lovely and comfortable. The bathrooms have luscious amenities that you will want to take home (and thankfully you can buy more in the gift shop).

If you are expecting a Mandarin Oriental experience with everything being perfect and state of the art, then this is not the place for you. This is however, an amazing resort that is eco friendly, surrounded by lush vegetation, imposing and colourful cliffs, warm seas and cheeky little monkeys that will appear when you least expect. The resort sits in harmony with nature and provides an eco-luxury experience. Not perfect but certainly not far off it.

The staff here are amazing and without a doubt the key reason for our numerous visits. They are friendly and take a genuine interest in ensuring that guests have the best possible time. Visit number 13 is inevitable 😜

Date of stay: March 2024
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Songpop Songboon, Guest Services / Front Office at Rayavadee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear Brotia-WC2,

Greetings from the Land of the Princess!

We truly appreciate you taking the time to share this thoughtful review regarding you recent visit and it was a great pleasure hosting you and welcoming you back at our resort. We are delight to read that you had a memorable experience with us and how much you enjoyed the setting, the facilities and of course our staff that we were able to surpass your expectations.

We can't wait to have the pleasure of welcoming you back and providing you with another exceptional stay.

Kind Regards,

Songpop Songboon
Assistant Tonhong Manager

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