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Railay Princess Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"I was lead to believe that Railay was an island, rather than what it actually is- a peninsula. Perhaps because the beach is only accessible by boat. The other thing that is misleading about Railay is how spread out everything looks on maps. Everything is within walking distance. That being said, Railay Princess is located on the East Beach of the peninsula. We arrived by longtail boat (very easy to catch from helpful English speaking staff from any mainland pier) on the West Beach. Clear signage lead us across the peninsula over a 3 minute walk to the East Beach. Railay Princess is one of the nicest hotels available on the beach. Railay Princess and Railay Bay are jointly owned, so you can enjoy the facilities (like massage) at both hotels. Rayavadee is probably the nicest on the Beach. If you're looking for an extravagant getaway- stay at Rayavadee. If you're looking for a well-priced hotel that will provide a comfortable stay, they stay at Railay Princess or Railay Bay. I was very happy with Railay Princess's facilities, services, and available food. Check in was very easy, but is later than 2 PM. Internet was quite slow and for the most part only accessible in the lobby. Railay Princess has two pools- a beautiful one in their garden in the back, and another atop their restaurant on a balcony facing the beach and beautiful limestone cliffs. The breakfast buffet was huge and diverse with plenty of Western options. I read reviews that the restaurant had terrible food, but I completely disagree. The menu had Thai and Western options and everything was delicious. Restaurant staff in general on the beach is a little inattentive and slow, but this we got used to. Our room was very clean and had everything we needed. Beautiful balcony facing their garden- but leave your balcony door closed! Monkeys WILL come in and raid your minibar. Comfortable bed, nice bathroom, and the television had a great selection of channels."
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8.1

Excellent

3372 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35
Railay Bay Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"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"
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8

Excellent

7801 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 170
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"We chose Sand Sea after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor, and seeing it was one of the cheapest hotels on Railay West. I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel! The location on Railay West is perfect, with beautiful beach out front and an easy walk over to Railay East. The hotel grounds themselves are well-maintained, and the hotel pool is beautiful. We stayed in a deluxe bungalow, and our friend stayed in a superior bungalow. Both rooms were clean, with good AC and comfortable beds. The hotel restaurant was pretty good, serving both international and Thai cuisine. We found the staff to be quite helpful, answering our questions and providing shuttle service over to Railay East on the day we left. Yes, you do have to take a longtail boat and walk through some water with your bag when you arrive and depart - this is true of all the hotels in Railay. One of the beautiful things about Railay is the lack of development and huge commercial pier! We loved Railay and I would absolutely stay here again! "
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7.9

Very good

3237 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 54
Railay Village Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"certainly best hotel in Railay beach, very nice area. we recommend people and our friends to go. very beautiful landscape. just be prepared the beach and hotel are bit remote. if you like to rent a speed boat they will charge you more vs Phi Phi, for instance, You have to bargain hard as they inflate the prices. Be prepared that hotel and whole area has no pier for ferries and is reachable by longtail boat. so you have to get off the ferry and board the longtail boat at say 200 m away from shore. it is OK just be prepared for that. the territory of a hotel is small due to limestone cliffs around but very nice. you don't need to go anywhere, you are in the beauty there. definitely a place to go for seekers of natural beauty. people from Krabi came to our beach every day. that says something. "
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8.2

Excellent

2292 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 83
Railay Great View Resort
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Private beach
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"we stayed here for 5 nights in a standard bungalow for about $45/ night. the bungalow was high up on stilts with fan only but very spacious and brand new. we felt like getting a high class bungalow worth much more than what we paid. the balcony was great, lovely ocean views and very cozy chairs!! the bungalow had everything what we needed: safe deposit box, mosquito net, tv, mini fridge, phone etc. the bathroom was amazing, although it had a shower only. the more expensive ones come with bathtubs. we were dropped off at railay west and walked over to railay east (maybe 5-10 min) and from there it was another 10-15 min to the hotel. it was a bit of a sweaty hike with our backpacks in the heat, but we didn't bother. the hotel has everything you can wish for, always considering what we paid ($45)!! a great and refreshing pool, very nice restaurant with awesome food (we had thai food all the time and it was delicious!!), a little gazebo where you can enjoy massage at a very reasonable price. you are surrounded by limestone cliffs and water, very scenic. we actually liked the location very much because it was away from all the hustle and bustle and unpleasant smells. railay has kind of a garbage/ wastewater etc. problem. specially railay east is not very appealing, so beeing away from it all was actually a relief. coming back to the hotel always felt like coming back to a retreat. railay great view is in my opinion the best choice in railay east, west and tonsai except for the rayavadee probably...staff at railay great view were very nice and helpful, especially the guys in the restaurant always made us feel very welcomed. the only downside was the noise from the longtail boats."
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8.1

Excellent

2777 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 54
Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa (SHA Plus+)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Exercise area
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Tours
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Security [24-hour]
"Bhu Nga Thani is located on the east side of Railay, which some will tell you does not have as nice a beach as the west side. This is true, but when we were there (early Oct), we were very happy to be on the east side of Railay, since the west side was so windy and seas so rough. The walk to the west side is also very quick and a very nice beach exists closer to the east side, including a path occupied by monkeys you can hand food to as you walk through. Careful, though, many monkeys might come to you if they see lots of food ... though I never saw any aggressive behavior. 100 yards down from the hotel is a nice little restaurant called the Relax Bar (and other restaurants beyond). You sit on the wooden floor (on pillows) and the family run place serves the best Pad Thai I had in Thailand, along with very tasty papaya salad, mango smoothies, and all other dishes we tried, which were many on our repeated returns. All 5 or 6 tables were always taken and the family even ate lunch on the floor with us, occasionally the small children bringing us dishes (along with mom) and making for a very relaxing atmosphere and aptly named hang out. The hotel itself is very nice. The staff was great, the room was as clean as could be expected in such a wet environment (rainy season too), but I would suggest trying to get a room on the 3rd floor. We had a 1st floor room the first night and then asked to be moved to the 3rd floor the next 2 nights of our stay. The result was a great view of Railay (water, boats, picturesque jagged hills with trees, etc.), and much better internet reception. The breakfast was a fairly standard western style pancakes, eggs, etc. (but still nice), but the room service Thai food was very good and at very good prices. If we ever return to Railay (and we hope to for sure) we will definitely stay at Bhu Nga Thani!"
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8.4

Excellent

1548 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 101
Railay Phutawan Resort
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Swimming pool [indoor]
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Bar
"As Railay is more expensive to live at, I do understand that some people prefer to stay at Ao Nang or Krabi. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend to stay at Railay for a few days. My boyfriend and I went to this Resort at the end of August for two nights (bungalow) and extended our stay to 4 nights, because we absolutely loved it. The Pool and it’s view are so beautiful and I find the location of this resort better than any others resort at Railay (as you can see all of the resorts down at the beaches). It’s surrounded by nature, It’s quiet and you can reach everything by foot. When you walk to the beach you might even meet some monkeys on your way. The Pool and Poolbar-area was open until 10pm, so we enjoyed coming home in the evening having a quip dip and then dinner at the Poolbar, with the most amazing view. The Bungalow was beautiful, we even had a small balkony where we dried our swimwear. The Air con was leaking a tiny bit but that didn’t bother us as it did it’s job properly. The bathroom is not air conditioned by the way, so you have to keep that door shut, as the bathroom is sort of open to the outside the whole time (sounds worse but didn’t bother at all. The ceiling is very high and the roof sits on the walls with a little gap, so the wet air can escape. The resort provided shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in a dispenser in the bathroom. The bed was huge and cozy. We would definitely recommend this resort to people who want to have a relaxed time and wanna go there during low season (because I can’t tell how it’s like there during high season). We spend 1300 Baht per night for the bungalow. We took the longboat from Ao NamMao to Railay East for 100 Baht per Person (every hour at half past). You can walk to the Resort from Railay Pier."
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8.3

Excellent

1333 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 71
Railay Viewpoint Resort
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Luggage storage
  2. Cash withdrawal
  3. Car park [free of charge]
  4. Tours
  5. Wi-Fi in public areas
  6. Smoking area
  7. Daily cleaning
  8. Ticket services
"We can totally recommend the railay viewpoint resort! When we arrived they showed us the room we booked but due to a bad smell, we asked for another room and got a very clean and nice room (same c section for the same price). The standards were very high for this price (10€/night), the only thing you could criticise is that there were some ants in the room, but for us it was not a big deal. We had our own balcony with a great view and our own bathroom. Whenever we wanted our room to be cleaned, we just had to write a note at a list and they cleaned the room very well. The stuff was friendly, they always gave us water and towels etc. when we asked for it. The pool was great and clean. Railay is a beautiful place to stay with an amazing nature, rocks and beaches but also expensive. We payed a lot more for food and water then in bangkok or koh samui. There is also no supermarket (7eleven) only minimarkets. All in all we had a great time at railay viewpoint resort."
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6.5

Very good

965 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 30
Diamond Cave Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Cash withdrawal
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"+ The staffs are friendly. + Housekeeping is quick. + Size of the room is okay. + Very clean. + Have swimming pool and it's quite clean. + Located at Railay East that has many convenience stores and restaurants around (somehow Railay West is more happening) + Is very near to Diamond Cave. - No umbrella is provided during rainy days. - Safe box is not provided (but I think you don't really need it though) Keep it up! Will definitely come back next time! "
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6.7

Very good

648 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 36
Sunrise Tropical Resort
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Exercise area
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"We booked a Tropical Villa, which is a stand-alone villa with a king bed and large bathroom. Whilst not the newest, nor fanciest hotel in Railay, it's small-to-medium size means easy access to everything, with short walks between your room and the reception/dining area. Buffet breakfast was OK with freshly cooked eggs to order. It's located on the East (mangrove side) of Railay Beach, but in my opinion, is in the best location as it is half-way between West Railay beach and the Pranang Cave beach (my favourite when there's no crowds). I've stayed at a few places in Railay but now only stay here, as it's the best overall value for money hotel. I don't waste money paying for a ritzy hotel room that I am never in.....especially considering the beauty of Railay Beach."
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8.2

Excellent

2743 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 40
Railay Princess Resort & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Railay,Railay - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"I was lead to believe that Railay was an island, rather than what it actually is- a peninsula. Perhaps because the beach is only accessible by boat. The other thing that is misleading about Railay is how spread out everything looks on maps. Everything is within walking distance. That being said, Railay Princess is located on the East Beach of the peninsula. We arrived by longtail boat (very easy to catch from helpful English speaking staff from any mainland pier) on the West Beach. Clear signage lead us across the peninsula over a 3 minute walk to the East Beach. Railay Princess is one of the nicest hotels available on the beach. Railay Princess and Railay Bay are jointly owned, so you can enjoy the facilities (like massage) at both hotels. Rayavadee is probably the nicest on the Beach. If you're looking for an extravagant getaway- stay at Rayavadee. If you're looking for a well-priced hotel that will provide a comfortable stay, they stay at Railay Princess or Railay Bay. I was very happy with Railay Princess's facilities, services, and available food. Check in was very easy, but is later than 2 PM. Internet was quite slow and for the most part only accessible in the lobby. Railay Princess has two pools- a beautiful one in their garden in the back, and another atop their restaurant on a balcony facing the beach and beautiful limestone cliffs. The breakfast buffet was huge and diverse with plenty of Western options. I read reviews that the restaurant had terrible food, but I completely disagree. The menu had Thai and Western options and everything was delicious. Restaurant staff in general on the beach is a little inattentive and slow, but this we got used to. Our room was very clean and had everything we needed. Beautiful balcony facing their garden- but leave your balcony door closed! Monkeys WILL come in and raid your minibar. Comfortable bed, nice bathroom, and the television had a great selection of channels."
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8.1

Excellent

3372 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35

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Railay Beach isn’t that far south of Krabi’s Ao Nang Beach, but the only way into this beach-fringed headland is by boat. Free of cars, touts and overt commercialism, this is the kind of tranquil paradise escapists dream about. Development is literally right around the corner, but for the time being this is one of Krabi’s favorite unspoiled beaches.

Accommodation in Railay includes a few stunning up-market options, but most of the hotels here cater to backpackers and rock climbers. The latter group comes for the world-class routes that scale Railay’s craggy, limestone cliffs. More than a few climbers insist that Railay offers the best climbing in the world, and it’s hard to disagree for anyone who has enjoyed the view over the Andaman from one of these high-flying cliffs.

Guided climbs are widely available, and they’re intensely popular with seasoned climbers. Dozens of bolted routes are maintained, most of them at least moderately challenging. Beginners can find a few suitable routes and plenty of competent instructors.

There are a few other sites in the area. Phra Nang Cave is on the point of the peninsula. It’s a standard stop on sightseeing cruises from Ao Nang or even Phuket. Phra Nang Beach is next door, and it receives a steady influx of visitors as boats pull in throughout the day.

Small groups trickle in during the day, but it’s never crowded here. Tranquility settles over the beaches in the afternoon and evening, when the only people left are those who’ve booked bungalows or hotels in Railay. Since the nearest town can only be reached by boat, local hotels provide all the facilities, from restaurants and bars to travel services.