Sunrise Tropical Resort
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Our trip to Railay Beach was a memorable one. After dropping our bags off in daily storage at the hotel when we checked out, we left to go visit some of the markets in the area. Our first stop was the markets around the Grand Palace where I was trying (ultimately in vain) to find someone to sell us a small piece of Durian fruit. For those of you …
Although both Al and Keith agreed that they had arranged for a four hour trip, there was confusion as to what time we were supposed to be starting the trip. Both agreed on a 1pm finish, Al thought 9am start (that would make sense) but Keith was convinced it was an 8 start (mmm... surely that would be five hours?).
So, going with the 8am …
Jacqs and I did absolutely nothing today except lay by the pool and read. Nothing. It was perfect. Al doesn't do 'sit around and do nothing' for very long so he wandered in the other direction along Railay East and took photos.
Eventually Keith came around to tell us that Paul had been stuck on the loo since early morning. He was blaming …
Apart from a creaky aircon unit (that I fixed by switching off the 'swing') we all had a great night’s sleep. Comfy bed, great pillows, peace and quiet. Heaven.
Breakfast is included in our rate (of course) so headed down to the restaurant to see what was on offer. The restaurant looks out across Railay East and tide was on its way …
Sad to be leaving Chiang Mai. We will definitely come back but make sure we choose a time when it will be less smoky – late in the year might be our best bet.
The same young guy who picked us up at the station took us out to the airport. The staff at Raming are exceptional.
Our flights to Krabi are separate bookings but we' …
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The staff was helpful and accommodating. They were able to answer most of our questions about the island with good information. The rooms were very nice and comfortable as well.
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Despite what many people say there's nothing wrong with Railay East. When the tides out at Railay West it ain't pretty either.
When the tide is in Railay East is beautiful with the longtails all lined along the sea wall.
We stayed in a stand alone Tropical Plus bungalow Room (2008) and it was huge, kept spotlessly clean, had efficient (quiet) aircon and had plenty of room for the three of us.
The staff mightn't have the best English but why should they, we're in Thailand. I don't expect hotel workers in Australia to have great Thai, or German or Dutch or especially French.
They are friendly and always have a smile. Breakfast was great as were the other meals we ate at the restaurant.
When we come back to Railay we will be staying at the Sunrise Tropical Resort. Too bad we have to go home
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We stayed at the Sunrise Tropical for 3 nights in July 2006. A few comments:
The sunrise resort was great overall with only a few things that could make it better--being located on west railay which is much more scenic, having a nicer pool, and a better breakfast. Other than that it was great, especially for the price. It is situated nicely between what goes on on the west side and what goes on further down the east side. I would highly recommend climbing while there. We went with cliffsman and had a blast and it was very reasonable priced. Also, the hike up to the lagoon is pretty cool as is phra nang beach.
Loved this place. I knew it was supposed to be nice, but when we got in the cabin, i was just amazed at the little touches. wood paneling, skylight, huge windows, super-powerful/configurable AC, basin-oversink in bathroom, deck chairs in front of unit, very comfy beds, even a Pillowtalk style master control by the bed (very funny).
we stayed two nights in a villa, the villas itself was very nice with an excellent ac unit, stunning bathroom and a great patio area. we had i good walk around all the beaches,\ phra nang is simply un-believeable, the views, caves, rocks the water did not want to leave. ate on railey west first night and thought the service was terrible which was only to be repeated at lunch the next day. i thought that east beach was better for food and drink, it was a lot more relaxed, we were actually refused entry into a couple of places and west beach. i was glad to find who cheap the bars and restaurant where, the expected to pay more than on ao nang but found this not the case
We have just returned from a fabuous holiday which started in Bangkok then went on to Australia before returning to Thailand. By the time we arrived in Krabi all I wanted to do was relax and sit in the sun, and the Sunrise Beach Resort was perfect.
Loved Sunrise Tropical
We stayed here for 4 nights in early January + absolutely loved the place. We booked a superior room with outside shower + I nearly cried when I saw how beautiful the room was (we usually stay in places half this price - even so it was value for money). I loved eating looking out to sea (service could be erratic, but hey! you're in Thailand!)Each bungalow is fairly private + the window seats in the room are fab.The air con was efficient + quiet + the room stayed quite cool even if you were out all day with the air con off. I loved how green the place was + it made you feel close to nature loads of butterflies + there was a bird building a nest in the little tree at our front door. i hope I haven't hyped it up too much - even so i don't think you'll be disappointed.
Best place to stay in railey
Great resort. stunning rooms. very peaceful and great value. although you are on the east side beach (which is not really a beach at all) it is only a 5 min walk to the other 2 lovely beaches. would love to stay here again
Spent only 3 days in this small resort, only 8 private villas in the middle of the jungle, 600 meters from the famous Ao Nang beach, and came back home extremely relaxed & delighted. Perfect attention from all the staff, including the Spa therapists, and ready to assist and give a wonderful flavor to your holiday. Only one negative note, the food, anyway you do have many restaurants on Ao Nang beach, you do not need to stay in the resort all the time. Spa treatment is not expensive and the therapists are very professional. In the middle of the Jungle, you really relax and enjoy the beauty of Krabi from your room or terrace....
After a mad few days in Bangkok we arrived here at this small but perfect resort. Its only a small place but the executive villa was something else. we had the whole place to ourselves because most folk are backpacking and tend to stay in the cheaper places nearby. We stayed for six nights then extended it for another two before returning to bangkok. The staff were superb. The food was great and all in all we couldnt fault it!! there is an internet cafe next to the restaurant where you will find the most helpful tour rep whom people all visit because he is so helpful! Just a stroll from one of the most amazing beaches in the world phra nang but if thats not good enough then try the sunset on east railley and get yourselves a few cocktails at bo bo's bar....you may also want to try his squid tempura....incredible. the resort has a good pool with jaquzzi area and child pool. The rooms are to die for and immaculate with the bathrooms having an outdoor shower, should be a five star but it doesnt have a golf course and only one restaurant, but how many do you need the menu is huge and if you want to play golf in Thailand then you must be mad...go to another country!!!
We stayed here for 7 nights in a Tropical Villa Plus room - huge room, beautifully decorated - very high standard for three star hotel. Lovely bathroom with outdoor shower (only issue I had with bathroom was finding a big fat cockroach in the bath several mornings in a row and on one famous occasion on the toilet just as I was about to sit down....! But since hotel is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation I'm surprsed we didn't get accosted by more creepy crawlies than we actually did) Hotel is right on East Railay beach which is not a swimming beach more a mangrove swamp but none the less naturally beautiful for that HOWEVER East Railay beach is where huge generators are situated and they make a LOT of noise - constantly. It's also the main pick up/drop off point for long tail boats to Krabi town and long tail boats are incredibly noisy (P.S according to whether the tide is in or out you will get your feet wet wading through the water to or from the boat - no roads here - you get here by boat). East and West Railay resorts rubbish gets taken away by boat to Krabi town from East Railay beach as well so if don't like to be confronted with the realities of day to day life you may be in for an uncomfortable time. The hotel's restaurant is facing right onto the 'beach' and at high tide the water laps at the steps. 5-10 minute walk takes you to two stunning beaches - Phra Nang (where the Rayavadee 5+ star hotel is) and West Railay - you can't get better beaches than this - you will be amazed at the scenery. Use lots of mosquito repellent - mangrove swamps are very unforgiving especially if you wade through the water at hgh tide at night..!