Railay Phutawan Resort
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So finally back in Thailand! And our first stop is probably our most anticipated - Railay beach. Everyone we've met travelling as talked this place up so we're very ready to go see for ourselves.
After passing through Phuket and Phi Phi in 24 hours we arrived in Railay. Quick note about Phi Phi, you could tell it was once beautiful but …
Here are the steps we took to get to Railay from Koh Phagnan:
6:00 am- Taxi from our resort to the pier
7:00 am- small ferry from Koh Phagnan to Surithanni
10:00 am- Bus from Surrithanni to Krabi
12:30 pm- mini bus from Krabi bus terminal to the pier
1:00 pm- long tail to Railay!!
This might sound a bit …
We woke up in our mock mental institute, packed up and went for a quick brekki in the hostel before our bus to Krabi and boat to Railay. No phyco death driver this time but he did bloody cram people in lol. It took about 4 hours to get to Krabi one stop on the way for some food. It was pretty strait forward from there we booked a longtail boat for …
We got up fairly early and took a long tail boat to railay beach which was a 45 minute journey away. As soon as we came into the bay it was stunning, cliffs and beaches. There were lots of things to do we started by climbing up to the viewpoint, climbing was the correct word as it was little more than a rock face with ropes attached to pull yourself up. It was also very muddy but ...
We arrived to Railay after a 1.5 hour boat ride from Ao Nang. The first thing we did was find accommodations for the night. We found a very cute bungalow in the middle if the jungle, surrounded by mango and banana trees. It was a good price but it was not the nicest or most comfortable place we've stayed in. It was cute but the windows had no shutters or screens. We had geckos running across ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRailay Phutawan Resort Railay Beach
This hotel should be ashamed. We stayed in their 500 baht bungalow and what an awful time we had. Basically ruined our time here.
We paid upfront for 3 nights (big mistake) and each night was worse than the next. The bungalow was falling apart literally. Several big holes in the floor, feels like you're going to fall through completely at any moment. The ceiling bows and each wall is covered in damp and it's so musty. The shower was completely hopeless, spraying pathetically ice cold water in all directions. Huge cockroaches coming up the sink drain and running around as you try to brush your teeth. Just horrific! Even with a mosquito net (although badly damaged - we tried to cover the holes with tape) we were bitten to death! And had small bugs running across us. The 2nd night there was what sounded like a rat running around the room, i was terrified. The next day I asked the receptionist I wanted to move - or at least have the holes covered up and got nothing but grief saying I could "leave if I wanted" ...great service. She called her boss and fobbed me off to him on the phone, who also refused to help in anyway or offer any discount for our last night repeating saying "talk to my staff" and hanging up the phone. We'd already paid and had no time to move as we had a tour to go to that day, so our hands were tied.
We saw in the 2000 baht air con suite, which to be fair looks really nice if you're willing to pay so much.
Shame we had to live in absolute squalor down the path. This whole experience was very distressing. Please do't do it to yourselves and avoid at all costs!
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