Sand and Sea is no Taj. But it is more than reasonable. The rooms are clean and spacious with the things you'll need, without being luxurious. It has the TV, a/c, nice bed, safe, the usual things. The shower was a disappointment, poor fittings and drainage.
That said, the rest of the hotel is better. It's perfectly placed with a lovely view of the main beach drag and all the action in the water. From the beachside restaurant you can watch the longtail boats pickup and deliver tourists or watch the sun go down: not all the way, because it sets behind an island dead ahead. However, you can walk around to another beach, past the performing macaques (monkeys), and find a picture perfect sunset: beautiful Railay!
Breakfast is very good, but I found lunch and dinner service not up to scratch, certainly not a patch on the food, service and friendliness of other beach restaurants a few metres away. Sand and Sea doesn't serve alcohol, which did not influence my views. We were there in May 2011.More
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