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Relax Bay Resort

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You book this hotel for location. The bay is beautiful and truly relaxing. Rooms are bare minimum, but if that doesn't bother you then it's a great place. One complaint is that there are not enough beachside lounges for all guests. You have to claim one early. It would be nice if they could provide more lounges.

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After weeks of 'continental' menus on the sand, this place is an oasis for food. True fusion cuisine - duck spring rolls, barracuda ceviche, grilled sea bass with creamed spinach and mash... they have a beef sandwich where the beef is marinated in North African spices and served w crispy potato wedges. They also make proper cocktails. Gin fizz and...

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alainrelax, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello sam. Thanks for the comments. I ll tell my son. He is the chef here. will love to hear it. Put his hart into it. alain

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked 2 bungalows for 6 nights (family with 3 teens). The bamboo bungalows are nicely decorated, have a little terrace with hammock, bamboo chairs and table. Bungalows are well maintained, ac and fan worked well, water pressure sufficient, management has environment protection mindset. Pool especially for little kids perfect, our teens also loved it. Restaurant situated at the beach, Thai...

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alainrelax, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

hello Mo T. Many thanks for your nice review. After two less positive, we can use a shot of moral. alain

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just so everyone reading this is aware, this is my second review of this place. I had Trip Advisor take down my first review, which was far too kind, I will explain myself here. I stayed at this resort for 6 nights, 4 of them with my sister. The resort itself was very nice, however, I do not feel that...

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jardinparadis, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Kasper. Here we go again. My chef asked trip advisor to take away the bad and faulty review. Which they did. I answered you then, and now my staff, yes, indeed, my reception and restaurant girls asked me to answer you again. They missed out the first review and told me you were there again with new comments. Seem...

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The staff were superb. Very friendly and relaxed. We ate from the restaurant every day and every meal was delicious and fairly priced in comparison to what we had experienced in Bangkok and Krabi. The bar was amazing and had the most stunning views of the beach. The massage I had whilst staying here was also the best I've had...

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alainrelax, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Laura. This early in the season, i am really pleased to read your comments and see that our staff is helpful and service minded. The idea that you found our prices fairly prices is music to years as we strive to get the best or the best. Also, my son is the chef here and together we talked endless...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 17 October 2016

might have got food poisoning on this resort. The both of us had to stay an extra day due to sickness. Very quiet, bar closes at 22:30, to get to the main city takes a 45 minute walk through the jungles. snorkeling is only ok. Bungalows are simple but awesome! Try to get one on the beachfront. Staff is really...

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alainrelax, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello ninasusman. Ok, first, thanks for the nice comment. second: Wow, might have got food poisoning.? did you notify the reception.? I am really surprised. I am ex chef, and my son is the head chef in the kitchen. Both we come from the European kitchen culture and i had a big restaurant in Belgium. So, we do really take...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stayed here as a solo female traveller for almost two weeks and felt safe my entire stay. If you're looking for a quiet retreat with family, as a couple or solo traveller, this is an excellent place to stay. The staff is very accommodating and the food in the restaurant is excellent! The dining area is outside right on...

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alainrelax, Owner at Relax Bay Resort, responded to this review

what can I say. :-) :-) thanks. alain

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place. You are right on the beach. The bungalows are pretty nice, the grounds are well maintained and there is a pool. We were there in green season so it was quiet which is a shame because the beach bar would be great when busy. Kids loved it here, especially the swing on the beach. Beach...

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Placed on a private beach with a nice snorkeling reef. A quiet location suitable for families. Many of the helpful staff speaks a quite workable english. Accessed by 20 minutes in longboat from Ton Sai beach, so few nighttime revelers disturb your sleep.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We originaly booked for 5 nights based on the giod reviews but we stayed an extra night in order to enjoy this amazing place. We had a villa with AC (well needed) with sea view. The rooms do need a make over but everything is super clean. The resort itself is surounded by nature and it's absolutely superb. They shoot...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax bay is not your average hotel. If you look for a traditional hotel with AC, concrete walls and all amenities you can find in any deluxe hotel anywhere in the world. Well, we are not the place to be. Our rooms are Huts, spaced between 5 and 10 m from each other and set in a as Jungle-ish possible setting. There is almost no concrete and we constructed our bungalows under the trees. This means they are in the shade. Furthermore the grass-type roofs are overhanging and give protection against the sun and around the bungalows we planted flowers and plants to block out the sun. Shade means coolness but also darkness. Bamboo, a living natural product also soaks up the moisture in the air. We air the rooms, but they always smell a bit Bamboo-ish. They do not smell damp and not well kept, they smell natural.Our roofs are made from grass, so they disintegrate after a time. They are not as waterproof as concrete, or tar roofs. However they are much cooler. and they look much better. Prices on the net should be the same everywhere , but you are best served by making a direct reservation at the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Relax Bay Resort

Address: 111 Moo 2 | AO Phrae Ae - Koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Price Range: £26 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Relax Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Relax Bay Ko Lanta
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
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“Rooms on the hillside are slippery and dangerous to get to. Ask for beach bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles ninasusman, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to snag a seaview bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles 813arlenem, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi but only in the restaurant and by the bar area. Not in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles kathyschwarz, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront VIP is lovely but pretty pricey.”
 of 5 bubbles Shantinyak, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Beach view is nice, but you don't really need one as you be at the beach most of the day.”
 of 5 bubbles danielbX5857QL, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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