Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

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8

Excellent

9,138 reviews

9,138 reviews

Beach126
Breakfast104
View90

I like it everything is so nice and near airport.

Jarut
- May 15, 2022
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 10 meters to the beach
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Railay Beach

Hot Rock

120 m

minimart

130 m

Shooting Range

300 m

Phra Nang Beach

330 m

Popular landmarks
Phra Nang Cave

690 m

Ao Nang Beach

2.1 km

Noppharathara Beach

3.9 km

Poda Island

4.9 km

Tup Island

6.2 km

Closest landmarks
SOS Railay Clinic

210 m

Railay View Point

530 m

Lagoon

540 m

Phra Nang Nai Cave

560 m

Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai)

630 m

2021

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

145 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81180 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Railay part of Krabi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Poda Island as well as Ao Nang Beach nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

160 meters to Railay Beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Horseback riding
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [indoor]
Swimming pool [outdoor]

Facilities

Airport transfer

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

This property is in high demand!

22 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center15 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport18.6 km

Rooms available at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Luxury Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 93 m²/1001 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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jacuzzi villa
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Cottage
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe with Bathtub
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Private Pool Villa 2-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 180 m²/1938 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 180 m²/1938 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 double beds and 2 single ...
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VILLA Luxury Suite Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Double Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
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VILLA Luxury Suite Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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RAILAY DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Railay Bay Resort & Spa.

What time is check-in and check-out at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1800 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). There's an additional charge of 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

You may choose an outdoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations and flower petals are available upon request.

What is the smoking policy at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is located in Railay, famous for good restaurants such as Raitalay Terrace, Flame Tree and Samonsi Pad Thai By CoCo 2004.

What are popular attractions near Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Guests at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) can easily visit Tham Phra Nang Nai located in the Railay area.

What popular beaches are close to Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Guests at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) can easily visit PhraNang Cave Beach, Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach in the Railay area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is located in the Railay area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Phra Nang Cave, Shooting Range and Railay Rock Climbing Point.

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What people love about Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "I like it everything is so nice and near airport."

    Jarut

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    May 15, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The room is very big and facilities were great."

    Puncharat

    |

    May 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is beach front and easily access to the walking street."

    Puncharat

    |

    May 14, 2022

Overall rating:

8

Excellent
9,138 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.8
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
In general - enjoyed a lot from the 2 nights stay!!!
Evelina from Thailand
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More about Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

More about Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

Enjoy the best of Krabi and nearby adventures with a stay at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). Book a room at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus), just 2.6 km from Ao Nang Beach, and oceanside fun will be an option every day.
At Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus), the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus).
All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the resort. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) including halal options.
A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool.
At Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus), every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the resort's poolside bar. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports and diving. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like canoes. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's shared lounge and TV area.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Krabi! An island is the ultimate getaway, and you can find yourself on one at Poda Island which is just 4.8 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 94% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this resort have scored it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Beach

470 mentions

Swimming Pool

255 mentions

Breakfast

232 mentions

Food & Dining

169 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Clothes dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Railay Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International, Seafood
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
145 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81180
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
    18.6 km
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    59.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • SOS Railay Clinic
    210 m

Shopping

  • Ao Nang Night Market
    4.1 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Railay Beach
  • Phra Nang Cave
    690 m
  • Ao Nang Beach
    2.1 km
  • Noppharathara Beach
    3.9 km
  • Poda Island
    4.9 km
  • Tup Island
    6.2 km
  • Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
    15.9 km
  • Hong Islands
    43.8 km
  • Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
    48.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Railay Beach
  • Hot Rock
    120 m
  • minimart
    130 m
  • SOS Railay Clinic
    210 m
  • Shooting Range
    300 m
  • Phra Nang Beach
    330 m
  • King Climbers
    350 m
  • Tex Rock Climbing
    410 m
  • Fullmoon Tour 2
    480 m
  • Railay Rock Climbing Point
    500 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children 4-11 years old will be charged THB 1,000 per child per night with extra bedding and breakfast provided.
  • Children 4-11 years old must use an extra bed.
  • Children under 4 years old will receive breakfast free of charge.
  • Maximum children allowed per room is 1.
  • Please inform the property regarding number of children and age prior to arrival.
  • The name of the guest on the booking confirmation must be the same as the credit card holder.
    The name on the credit card used at check-in must match the reservation.
    The property will collect new payment if guests do not present their credit card upon check-in.
  • Airport transfer is available at an additional charge. In order to reserve the transfer, please inform the property of your arrival details prior to arrival.
  • The property can only be reached via long tail boat. Taxi boats are available at Ao Nam Mao Pier. Alternatively, guests may also catch a taxi boat from Ao-nang Pier to Railay Beach.
  • The beach available at the property is a public beach and visitor count may increase during public holidays and holiday season.
  • The property is restricted from placing umbrellas and lounge chairs directly on the beach. These facilities may only be used by the property's swimming pool.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:30

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee1800 THB
  • Distance from city center15 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)400 THB

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 141
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation2006
Property announcements

The property is only accessible via long tail boat. Guests are asked to take taxi to Ao Nam Map Pier or Aonang Beach from Krabi airport. Additional fee for airport transfer will be applied. For further queries, please contact the property directly.

Reviews of Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.8
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.8
Value for money7.7
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10.0
Exceptional
Ammaron from Australia
Group
Luxury Pool Villa
Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

Wonderful hotel with the best beach location!”

great staff, awesome location, beach front suite definately a must!

We stayed at Railay Bay Resort and Spa for my wifes 30th birthday. We absolutely loved it. we read the reviews from earlier posts and didn't know exactly what to expect. Some earlier reviews said the staff were lazy. This was far from our experience. They attended to every matter we had quickly. We were upgraded to a honey moon suite which was located a couple of steps from the pool overlooking the beach and right next to the restaurant! Tip: I think our suite was just right as it wasn't right in front of the pool. That suite seemed to have not enough privacy where out suite was just behind the first couple suites! Our suite had everything we needed. The jacuzzi was great and the out door shower gave a certain touch of Thailand! The breakfast buffet was adequate. Fresh sweet fruit and great omelletes by the chef! The restraunt was a little high for thai prices but still cheap as chips compared to Australian restaurant prices. We fell in love with the view on the beach. Railay is definitely the best place to stay in Krabi! Ao nang beach is not pituresque like railay, and phi phi was nice but a little isolated. I liked being close enough to Ao nang (100 baht) and 10 mins. We were going to stay at the Centura Grand resort just around the corner from railay (boat trip as well) however i'm so glad we stayed at Railay!! Railay has much more to offer. It also has a variety of other resorts and restaurants to pick from. It has bars and a night life to get into with fire shows and muy thai fights to watch. We absolutely loved our stay. If you expect ritz carlton/sofitel/Hilton type resort with no "Thai" appeal and location and sterile location, don't come here. Go to sheraton or sofitel 20 to 30 mins up the road away from everything with a less than pituresque location.

Reviewed July 06, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Craig from Canada
Couple
jacuzzi villa
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Privacy room was awesome. The location is incredible.”

I had read a number of mixed reviews on Railay Bay Resort and Spa. Sure, the resort isn't new so some of the rooms likely have a little wear and tear but we booked a privacy jacuzzi suite and everything in our suite worked perfectly and most importantly, the room felt like an oasis on busy Railay Beach. This beach is busy for a reason. We've traveled quite extensively to a number of beach destinations and this beach took our breath away. By staying at the resort we found that the beach emptied out after around 5 or 6pm leaving only guests staying at this resort and the others along the beach to enjoy the jaw dropping sunsets. The hotel pool is front and centre offering amazing views out to the bay. Our suite featured an outdoor shower and jacuzzi tub, two sun loungers AND an outdoor sitting area, enclosed to the walkway by a set of wooden doors, which gave us the feeling of being in our own little garden oasis. We stayed in the 9000 block which was about a three to four minute walk to the pool and West Railay beach and only about a five minute walk to EAST Railay Bay so actually a very central location. There was also a second pool immediately adjacent to the 9000 block of suites which we didn't end up using but was large, very nice and super quiet the whole time we were there. If you really want to be close to the beach, the blocks of privacy suites range from the 000's closest to the pool / beach up to the 9000's furthest from West Railay Beach. One slight drawback was that the number of pool loungers was limited for the size of the resort (there really isn't any more room to add more anyway) and we found that people would leave their pool towels on the loungers but would not be there for extended periods (so we moved them). The staff was friendly and helpful at the front desk, the breakfast selection was decent, and the bar staff was ok. As a couple, we both agreed that we would return to Railay Bay in a heartbeat and would most likely stay in the pri

Reviewed May 05, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Couple
jacuzzi villa
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Great hotel to enjoy this beautiful location ”

This is a heavily traveled area full of all kinds of travelers from honeymoon, to retired to back packers to day trippers. I think this is the best hotel on railay bay ( except for the 5 star next door - but it's 3 or more times the price) the resort has both east and west beach access. So you can enjoy breakfast on west rally and most importantly dinner at sunset is amazing on west railay beach. Big pool there with a bar and restaurant that serves food at the pool and has seating beach front outside. Food is tasty, both Thai and western food, The beaches get very very crowded so it's nice to sit off the sand and sit at the pool instead. Save your seats before you eat breakfast. Shaded seats are closest to their spa. Leaped spa options down the beach at other resorts. From this west beach you can rent kayaks or paddle boards to go to phranang beach from an independent supplier just down the beach. You can arrange a 4 hour tour of the 4 Koh poda islands. Food stalks are on Koh Poida with limited menue. Once you agree on the long boat price you still have to pay 400 baht per person at the beach. But very pretty ride On the boat and pretty Islands to walk around on. On the same beach You can also find a crazy path with shopping and restaurants. Careful 2 people we met had bad food poising there. One at the pizza joint and one from the gyro. Ice cream was great and Indian restaurant was very very spicy but good, this railay bay beach resort also has a very very quiet second pool inside the resort. Nice view of the huge rocks (not ocean front) and a favorite spot for parents with small children in the am and quiet coupes in the afternoon. No gym. If you walk to east bay out the back of the hotel you will pass a quick market. If you want a specific alcohol I would bring it with you from the airport or elsewhere but beer is priced ok. Keep walking Go right at the bay and walk past the expensive hotel, before you reach the rock climbing area turn right to go to beautiful

Reviewed February 07, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Neisha from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

Paradise”

Location, staff, poolside villa, seafood

Railay Bay Resort & Spa in my opinion is the best hotel at Railay. Although Railay itself is quite difficult to get to. Travelling from Patong we had to take a car to Phuket town, ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi, ferry from Phi Phi to Krabi, longtail from Krabi to Railay which totalled 9 hours of travelling. Also, when getting on and off the longtail you must carry your luggage (unfortunately we had two massive suitcases!) in knee height water onto the longtail. So I would suggest you contact the hotel to arrange a pickup from Krabi so they are able to assist you. On the journey back to Patong we decided to hire longtail from Railay to a nearby jetty and hire a car which took a total of 3 hours. The journey is as exciting but it is alot faster! The hotel itself is located on the right side of Railay West beach with the beach surrounded by gorgeous rock mountains. It truly is a breathtaking site when you arrive. The staff are lovely and quick to assist. Although compared to other resorts on the island (of which there are approximately 4), this hotel is quite expensive. I do recommend the seafood platter which is enough to feed two people. During the day we were able to take day trips to James bond island, maya bay, 'the beach' island, phi phi, cave canoeing and alot of other water activities. There is a lovely walking track that takes you to the East side of Railay where theres another beach, rock climbing and a track to a viewpoint which you have to climb without a harness (worth the trek!) Railay is a perfect place for couples and is a nice change from the craziness of Patong. If you are looking for some quality time with your significant other, this resort is perfect.

Reviewed September 06, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Jamie from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 9 nights in April 2010

lovely location and fantastic hotel”

the hotel is lovely and probably rank 2nd on the island compared to Rayavadee which is £400 a night! Staff are generally friendly especially the staff from Thailand.
Be aware if you are travelling you need to take your luggage on a longtail boat and you may need to wade through the water but usually someone is to hand to help with some of it.

We booked the hotel with Agoda.com - including a free upgrade to a privacy cottage. I wouldnt recommend paying extra for a beach facing villa because you are facing the pool then the beach so you dont get any privacy in your room - privacy cottages are set back a little, we were in room 9004 which was on West Railay as the numbers get higher you are heading to East Railay which isnt as nice. If you read any comments about the staff then i would ignore them - i would say that the island has mixed cultures from the surrounding countries. The thai people are lovely and yes some of the other staff that work their are little abrupt but i would ignore it We got to the hotel via traveling from Krabi airport to ao nang via taxi (500bhart) and then longtail boat to west Railay - be aware of low tide and having to wade out in the sea with bags - it cost 100 bhart each and goes when 8 or more people were ready. Recommend only looking at hotels on West Railay if you want the beautiful scenery - hence why East railay is cheaper and to be honest smells with sewage. The tide goes at lunch leaving a muddy shore behind. I think this part of the island is the trade entrance for the hotels. Boat ride from Railay to Krabi 45mins longtail boat - nothing really worth visiting in the town - would suggest Ao Nang for shopping and if you need western shops this is your place. Hired a longtail boat for half a day 1600 bhart - island hoping around chicken island and Pra Nang Beach worth exploring - Ko Phi Phi is at least 2.30hrs away via longtail boat. Rayavadee Hotel is a must for dinner for at least 1 night - it is one of the top 100 places to stay in the world and whilst it is expensive to sleep their the restaurant is good value - you pay about £30 for wine compared to about £10 back home but to be honest we were sick of Singha beer towards the end of our tip. I would say that the Railay Bay resort which is next door to Rayavadee is the second best hotel on the Island es

Reviewed May 05, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
Jill from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2011

Great location; great rooms; great service”

location, amenities

While in Krabi I stayed at 3 different places (two at Railay and one on Phi Phi). This was by far the best. The Deluxe Cottage was large, spacious - both the room and the bathroom. As other reviewers have mentioned, the resort is large and stretches from Railay West to Railay East. My cottage was closer to the East side, but I had no problem with this. I spent my days on the West side, either on the beach or beside the resort's beachfront pool. It was about a (pleasant) 7 minute walk from one side of the resort to the other. In between there are a few shops, internet access, a minimart, and a smaller, more private swimming pool. During the evenings I'd visit Railay East for dinner and entertainment. My room was secluded and private and I didn't overhear any partying or late-night antics. The breakfast buffet is extensive and delicious. The hot food options vary daily. Overall, I found the restaurant's food to be quite good. I'm sure the spa is fantastic - it looked as if it was. The services at the spa are at least 4 times what you'd pay at other places in Railay. While the ambiance/atmosphere doesn't compare to what you'd get at the resort, if you're simply looking for a massage, you could get 4 for the price of 1 by leaving the resort and visiting the walking street or Railay East. Free DVD rental at front desk is a nice touch, particularly during late afternoon/early evening tropical storms.

Reviewed March 17, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Bhavna from India
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2009

Pleasantly enjoyable experience”

Hotel location, Beaches around the hotel, rooms and general set up of the hotel
The lack of luxury in the room bathroom - but you get used to it evenutally

We stayed at the Railay Bay resort and Spa for our vacation for 4 nights. We booked through the Agoda website, and the main attractions for choosing this place were its location and its beaches. It’s one of the few resorts on the West side of the Railay Bay. It is located on the beach itself. The beach was almost private to the three or four resorts situated around and had two cliffs on either side making it a very picturesque stretch. The hotel was also just a 10 minute walk from PhraNang beach (Some travelers view it as one of the top 10 beaches in Asia. I won’t be in a position to rate the beach – but is definitely very very very pretty. Further, we were lucky to get a free upgrade to one of their privacy cottages as well as the fourth night free, as part of their ongoing off season promotions. We came across very few global hotel chains in the region when planning the holiday. Most hotels here, irrespective of their star rating seem to be local Thai chains. However, we had overall no reason to complain. The hotel has a west to east side orientation i.e. it is accessible from both sides of the Bay. Our room, like I mentioned was the privacy cottage with a small garden/ verandah with private sun deck chairs (which unfortunately we did not use other than for drying clothes) as well as a private Jacuzzi. These cottages are walled from all slides, so there isn’t really a view of the beach. However, like we figured, none of the rooms or privacy cottages had a view of the beach. The property has two swimming pools, with one facing the beach. The other pool was towards the east side amongst the rooms and cottages with no view, and frankly I quite did not understand the reason of people being in that pool. Spending time on the sun deck chairs by the pool facing the beach was the best part of staying at this hotel. The Hotel has one restaurant which is bang on the beach. The restaurant has an open air section, which is the best place to be for breakfast.

Reviewed October 12, 2009

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9.0
Exceptional
Lindsay from United States
Group
Private Pool Villa 2-Bedroom
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

Beautiful beach, amazing adventures”

Clean, good service, great location

We were 3 adults staying in a pool villa. It was clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and promptly addressed any needs (particularly the Thai comedian who you first meet getting off the boat with your luggage, he was hilarious). Decent buffet breakfast included which offered international selections. Travel office on site (although we ended up booking with another travel office) was convenient and offered anything and everything to do in Krabi. The resort is only accessible by boat, but don't be discouraged as you arrive (the side of the beach you arrive on isn't very nice and the trash barge is docked there). Once you go through the resort to the reception area, you see the much, much nicer beach on the other side. There are kayaks available and plenty of long boats to take you around (I recommend a night in Ao Nang for dinner and drinks). In the small area around Railay Bay Resort there are other resorts and a small walking village with other travel offices, restaurants, bars, and shopping. It was a great 5 day trip and we didn't get to do all of the day trips we wanted to, so we will surely be back to stay at this resort again. Only complaint is that the beds were very firm and became somewhat uncomfortable after a few nights, but for all of the other amazing aspects of this resort and it's location, I can deal with a hard bed.

Reviewed March 01, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Katherine from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2011

Lovely rooms in paradise location!”

Beautiful rooms, excellent beach-front location on West Railay

My stay at Railay Bay Resort & Spa was wonderful. The rooms and hotel ammenities are beautiful, and I was staying even in one of the most basic rooms. Some of the hotel services were expensive (restaurant and laundry in particular) but they could be used sparingly and even avoided by the frugal traveler, as just a short walk away is cheaper food and laundry options. The pool at the resort was amazing - from it you could look out to the sea. The beach itself is also beautiful, and there were plenty of activities available, from kayaking to snorkeling to visiting nearby islands and beaches. Other than being a bit pricey (but worth it if you can afford it) I would definitely recommend Railay Bay Resort & Spa.

Reviewed April 21, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Sheldon from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

Superb location, very relaxing resort”

Beach front location, beach location, good pools, good staff service, privacy

Located in prime position on Railay West Beach, Railay Bay Resort & Spa is a great place to stay for a few nights of splurge. Railay has stunning surrounding scenery of limestone cliffs and sandy beaach alcoves, it's an environmental conservation success (at least it is by the deplorable Thai standards). So once all the day trippers have disappeared back to Ao Nang, Phuket or Phi Phi, you've got these coastal paradise to yourself. Thankfully the resort is quite large, meaning that very few "tin hut" booths and shops have sprung up to stain this area's natural beauty. The resort is clean and relaxing. The rooms are large and modern, with outdoor jacuzzis, and soem with private gardens etc. The only negative I had for the rooms was that the internet was slow and often went down. The resort has 2 good sized swimming pools and an on site shop. The beachfront restaurant is large and the breakfast spread is pretty good - you can also order extra cooked meals if ur vegetarian. The only issue I had with the resort was getting and from it. You need to get a boat to get to Railay from Ao Nang. There are lots of boats on the beach but it is a real hassle if you have a lot of luggage. I needed to get to the airport afterwards; the resort offers transport but it is totally overpriced. They have enough guests staying to be able to provide cheaper and regular transport shuttles to the airport, instead of insisting each guest books a minibus / taxi privately with them. If they pooled guest groups for transport they could provide an efficient, affordable and improved service to guests. It would also help conserve fuel and pollution in the area.

Reviewed March 29, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Samantha from United States
Couple
Deluxe with Bathtub
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Unique experience”

My husband and I stayed in a Railay Deluxe room, with bathtub. Pros- The room was very spacious and in a nice location with a pretty view of the gardens. The staff picked us up on the beach with a cart for our luggage. Great free breakfast buffet that had good Western and Asian options. Great proximity to the beach. 2 nice pools, one overlooking the beach. They give you a beach bag, beach mat, towels, and umbrella to borrow. Location- Railay Bay Resort and Spa is on "Railay West," which is way nicer than Railay East. It is the side with the pretty beach that you can lay on and enjoy. (Railay East has more lower cost restaurants, resorts, etc. but is not as pretty of a beach and one that you cant swim in.) But you can walk to the other side in about 5 minutes- If you don't want to pay for the higher resort restaurant prices, walk to Railay East or a street a few feet down from the resort with some other options. Railay Bay in itself is such a neat, warm-feeling place! The only con was the cleanliness- It was not the cleanest room, with some stains on the headboard and couch.

Reviewed December 07, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Troy from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in May 2009

Railay Bay Resort - fantastic”

Very friendly staff, right on the beach, access to both West & East Railay, wonderful rooms, great value (in the low season)
The western food wasn't all that great (steak, no bacon for breakfast), but hey, where in Thailand is it, and it's not the reason why you go there!

Railay Bay Resort is the best resort to stay whilst in Railay. Due to that, it can also be the most expensive, however we found a good deal in the low season. The pool at the front overlooks Railay West, with its pristine white sand & beautiful blue water. The rear pool is more secluded & peaceful. We stayed in a "Privacy Suite" which was wonderful - your own courtyard, outside spa & shower, as well as a large room, king size bed & ensuite. The entrance is a small walkway over a coy pond. The resort is ideally located, with access to both Railay West & East & is only a short walk from Phra Nang Cave beach. The local dishes at the restaurant are wonderful, however a decent wine will set you back (quite normal in most of Thailand). We enjoyed our visit so much that we have arranged for our wedding to be held there & arranged by the very friendly & helpful staff.

Reviewed June 04, 2009

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9.0
Exceptional
Natalie from Australia
Family with young children
Luxury Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

Great location - great price”

Close to Beach

We stayed 3 nights at Railay Bay resort and Spa in a Railay Suite Cottage. These have a lounge/daybed that easily converts into a bed for a child and plenty of room for a baby cot. We had 2 adults and 2 children fit with no problem. We weren't charged for teh baby cot and bedding was provided for free for the daybed. We were of the impression that these cottages had 2 rooms which is not correct. It is just one large space set out into a bed then a seating area. We booked the pickup through the hotel and had a hassle free trip from the airport. A mini van picked us up and drove us to beach where they helped us put bags and children in a boat. We did had to go into water ankle deep to get on boat so I would recommend shorts and easily removable shoes. At the other end we arrived at West Railay (the mangrove side) and a tractor with a trailer drove out to the boat to collect us so we didn't have to get wet at all. We were then driven on a gold cart to reception and take to our rooms. Toiletries and towels are provided alond with a grass mat you can use on the beach. We loved the cottage which is surrounded by greenery and very close to the beach/pool. Our trip was at the end of the "green season" wet season so price was very attractive also. Our only negative comment is the beer was not very cold but you can easily walk up the beach to "walking street' for a much colder beverage :o).

Reviewed October 30, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Andree from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

The Best Hotel in Railay !!”

The double side entrances, the views, the atmosphere, the gardens, the pool, the pool bar, the room, the breakfast, the price

we really enjoy our stay at the railay bay. we were on our honeymoon, and we mention that in our special request, and the hotel staff accommodate that with a special arrangement in the room. it was our first time in railay so we were not that familiar with the area, but once we got there, we really glad that we chose railay bay. it is not the most luxurious in railay, but with the price and quality, it sure beats the other hotels there. it has dual entrance, by the west and the east beaches so its easy for comfort tour around the bay. it has a tropical resort feel, with beautiful gardens here and there, nice pool, pool bar, and open air restaurant, with cottages and duplexes so you feel like staying in the tropics and not inside a hotel building with elevators. the pool is great, and the restaurant offers variety of good food for breakfast with a killer view. the rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are spacious, the balconies/terraces are spacious too. would definitely stay there on our next trip to railay bay.

Reviewed March 12, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Redwan from Bangladesh
Couple
jacuzzi villa
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Exceptional”

It was my honeymoon trip and I booked the Jacuzzi Villa which was one of the privacy villas closer to the west side of the Railay beach. The swimming pool and the west beach was 1 min walk from our villa. The views from the pool and the restaurant next to it was breathtaking. The villa was very well furnished. Bathroom and the open air jacuzzi requires slight renovation. But the way the villas have been designed with utilities in mind it deserves appreciation. The staffs were very helpful and friendly. I informed the Resort that it was my honeymoon so they prepared the room with special flowers and they even went the extra mile to serve a Choco fudge cake at our villa with candles :) ! Loved their hospitality. The poolside bar and restaurant renovations just finished when we checked it and it has given the Resort a contemporary touch. Can't write enough about my experience. Railay beach is a must visit in Krabi and Railay Bay Resort should be the first choice if it's within ones budget

Reviewed November 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Lillian from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in July 2009

Lovely”

scenery
no local life.

Railay beach is stunningly beautiful and accessible only by longboat (about 30 min-lovely ride) from points in Krabi. You'll need to wade thru the water to get to the beach/hotel itself but the longboat man will probably help you with your luggage. The hotel sits on the west beach with its open air restaurant facing the water. There are string of resorts on the beach and also on the east beach (5 min walk). The west beach is much nicer in terms of view, the east side has all the bars and restaurants and is less of a beach and more mangroves. The best beach is a short walk from the east side called Hat Phra Nang. White sand, warm clear water, looming cliffs. AMAZING! You can arrange for rock climbing lessons, scuba, and snorkling. Snorkling from the beach is not bad. The hotel is lovely. I was in a private bungalow with its own outdoor jacuzzi and private courtyard. Spotless and elegantly decorated, though it looks like they just finished construction, as the cement walls of the bathroom still had pencil markings on it. Full breakfast is included - and there are zillions of choices that will satisfy any palate. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They have 2 pools and a spa (much cheaper to go the the east side where there are a few massage places) and an internet/computer room(also cheaper to go to the east side) I was there is low season (July). Railay is really only a tourist area. There is nothing but hotels and restaurants. You can see the local workers commuting in by longboat. There were plenty of tourists there when I was there and I hate to think what it would be like in high season. To see anything other than a fancy hotel or a beach/spa you need to take the longboat back to Krabi and check out the town. The longboats charge 100baht/person if there are 10 people. If not, you can pay 1000 baht or wait. And they WILL wait. This is a really beautiful spot, but beware that you will not be seeing anything of real Thai life.

Reviewed August 10, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Glenda from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

LOVED Railay Bay Resort”

We were a bit concerned after reading some of the negative reviews, so perhaps it lowered our expectations, but when we arrived, we absolutely LOVED Railay Bay Resort. The staff were wonderful, the scenery is even more amazing than seeing the pictures on the internet and we really wished we had booked more than 3 nights here. There is so much to rave about-- the beach, the buffet breakfast on the beach (WOW), the boat rides, and all the wonderful memories we have make us want to go back again! We really appreciated the little Quik Mart where we were able to get Singha beer and munchies at a reasonable price for our room-- sweet! BTW-- EAST beach is lovely in its own way and we were glad to be at a resort where we had access to both sides. TIP: We arrived at the resort without the hotel transport and we left WITH the hotel transport-- YES, IT IS WORTH THE MONEY!!

Reviewed April 01, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Steven from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

The Garden of Eden with a Beach”

The staff were absolutely fantastic,they were there to help out with everything.The Beach view rooms were really worth the extra money.

Railay Bay Resort & Spa is the most Beautiful place we have ever stayed,the staff were just excellent,they were there to help with everything.The food was absolutely amazing in the best setting you could ever imagine right on the beach.The prices for food & alcohol were very cheap & while there are many other places you could go to eat,we found the resorts food & service the best by far.Take a waterproof camera & hire a sea kayak & snorkelling gear & paddle around the coast line to view the amazing scenery.We were very sad to leave this amazing place & the one thing we realized is it is hard to compare any other place or resort to this one,once you have stayed here its pretty hard to beat.Stay in the off season June/July & the prices are very reasonable & the weather is still great.

Reviewed October 20, 2010

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8.4
Excellent
Michael from United States
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

Perfect location, satisfactory facilities”

The resort is in the perfect location, split equally between Railay E and Railay W beaches. The breakfast was extensive and very good, including the amazing views from the restaurant. The pools are well maintained, though we spent our time on the beaches. There were several local stores nearby with reasonably priced (for Railay) necessities. The resort welcomed us with fresh fruit, the room had a tote and bamboo beach blanket to take with you, and the pools rented towels for beach use. The 1500 Baht airport transfer from Krabi was expensive and necessary given our 7:00 PM arrival. Plan around this if you can. There were a few disappointments with the room. The door wouldn't fully close and mosquitos were constantly in the room. We frequently closed the curtains in the door to minimize the issue, but it never solved the problem. Second, our king size bed was two twins pushed together with separate bedding for each twin bed. The gap between the beds was noticeable and uncomfortable. Overall, I'd recommend Railay Bay Resort and Spa given Railay's one-of-a-kind experience, but it's pricier than other beaches nearby.

Reviewed February 29, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2011

Beautiful location and great rates”

Great rooms & multiple pools

the railay bay resort & spa is set on the most stunning beach in krabi. the accommodation rates are great value for money as the rooms are generous in size, clean and full of all the mod cons. in general the staff where very pleasant and helpful. the restaurant covers all cuisines however, i highly recommend the green thai curry, magarita pizza and pad tai...delicious! as the restaurant looks over the beautiful beach we found ourselves enjoying a few cocktails after dinner just to enjoy the view. would definitely stay there again!

Reviewed November 26, 2011

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