Overall the hotel is very nice. The room I stayed in was spacious and had a great view of the limestone cliffs. My only disappointment was the cleanliness. There was a line of something that had dropped from the balcony to the bathroom. A quick mopping would have cleaned this up which led me to question what I couldn't see! The beds were comfortable and had small stains on the bedding.
Hotel was pleasant enough, nice little pool, ok breakfast, good size villa, free wifi, good restaurant with the same slightly haphazard service we experienced throughout railay. Room service was very good. Just don't expect a super luxurious place but quality was fair given the price paid. Would go back.
Amazing stay. Loved it here. Brand new and clean (apart from the little ants but that's simple - don't leave food open in your room just keep everything in the fridge its not a problem - its the same everywhere. Be really careful if walking around anywhere when its wet if you're wearing thongs or rubber soles as the new walkways are like ice skating if you're not careful. You learn to shuffle your feet - and I'm generally a fast walker - it can be that slippery. Also the new paths in some areas are uneven - with plants growing in-between at a lower level - its not the most practical pathway.
Lovely resort, right next to the pier 5 minutes from the beach. resort is lovely 2 pools and a really nice spa we had massages treatments we're very nice overlooking the lake. rooms are nice and spacious.
On this particular part of the beach it was the nicest place to stay at, BUT it was a bit difficult to get to as the description for the hotel information isn't very "informing" The hotel is located on Tonsai Beach, (not mentioned, we had to figure it out ourselves) which is the beach over to Railay Beach. Once you get to Tonsai which is a beautiful short tailboat ride from Ao Nang Beach, the hotel is at the top of hill which you have to walk with all your luggage so pack light, but there's no need to leave that area and hang out in the main krabi town, everything you need and more is already there! its a beautiful location once you get there.
I feel like it is probably the best place to stay on Railay unless you have big bucks to spend at Rayavadee (fancy hotel on peninsula). The pools were very nice. Cute little spa. Our original room had plumbing and safe issues. They tried many times to fix this and ended up upgrading us since they couldn't in a timely manner. That was a huge plus for us. Would've been disappointed if we wouldn't have moved rooms, as having a reliable toilet is important. This made our stay much better. They have tons of tours you can book though the hotel, which I highly recommend as was much better priced than outside the hotel. The rooms were clean (both we stayed in). Easy access to both sides of the island. And the service from the airport to the hotel was perfect. On time. Reliable. Worth it as it takes a van, golf cart and a boat to get to our hotel!. Also really close to the "walking street". Which was nice and convenient.. Not like anything is far in Railay, though!
Overall this is a great place to stay if you are a climber as it is close to a lot of the great climbing. It might not be the best for non-climber families (Railay West seemed to have more of a family vacation vibe). Breakfast is included in the room rate and is quite good. Of the Tonsai Bay resorts, this one is closest to the beach. The bungalows are cute and nice and come with mosquito nets over the beds. They give you new towels everyday, so after the 1st day, you'll have extras to use at the beach. (They will take the used towels each day too, but seemed to be ok with us keeping some). The staff is very nice and accommodating, though their english isn't the best. Still, we could usually communicate well enough. The restaurant is pretty good and the prices are cheaper than the restaurants on Railay Beach. We found it safest to drink only bottled water. We tried filtering the tap water with a camping water purifier, but got sick on the 2nd night, switched to the bottled water and stayed healthy the rest of the trip. We also tried buying the big re-fillable jugs of water that are supposed to be filled with water filtered through a big fancy purifier, but unfortunately it had green floaty things in it and seemed less clean than the water we filtered ourselves. Sad. We wanted to avoid buying bottled water to reduce plastic waste, etc, but we also wanted to enjoy our trip and not be sick the whole time.
Although on a peninsula, visitors reach Railay Beach only by boat, 10 minutes from Ao Nang and 30 minutes from Krabi. The West Beach, surrounded by scenic limestone cliffs and tropical jungle, beckons sunbathers with soft sand and spectacular sunsets. The fantastic limestone cliffs challenge rock climbers from around the world, while instructors lead classes for less-experienced climbers.
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