We stayed at Rayavadee in January with our 2 young children. It was the last hotel on our 5 week trip and our expectations were high. The arrival and the setting is spectacular, the grounds gorgeous and rooms nicely decorated. Overall our stay was lovely and relaxing - Our terrace pavilion was a little tightly spaced especially in the living area for all of us but it was well located in the centre of the resort close to Railay and the main pool.
There were a number of things that the resort got right but also a number of things that were not up to standard.
Overall the food is hit and miss some fantastic but some less than average. My husband and I are foodies and we enjoy and happy to pay for great dining but we didn't feel the pricing matched the quality of the food. $25 for a dry and boring hamburger is not acceptable. The best meal and service we had was at Krua Phranang the Thai restaurant. We ate a Raitalay terrace the most as it was more relaxed with the kids but service was usually slow and inattentive. Breakfast was good overall not a huge selection the bakery items were really good. The coffee was terrible and I feel that with so many European and Australians stays there needs to be improved.
The pool and beach areas are amazing we didn't mind the day trippers (good people watching) and the resort does a great job keeping the wanderers out.
My biggest issue with Rayavadee was the pricing in the resort compared to others we have stayed at and we have travelled a lot. An example of this was with babysitting where they wanted to charge us almost 1000 baht an hour to look after our 2 children (pricing per child) but when I gave feedback to the manager and asked will you be providing us 2 babysitters obviously the answer was no. This is much more that what we even pay at home and was disappointing. With so many families staying there some more children's activities and reasonable babysitting rates should be provided.
Our stay was fantastic and I don't want to seem too negative but at the end of the day this is Thailand and the you can't charge ludicrous amounts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rayavadee's setting on the edge of Krabi's National Marine Park at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula perfectly blends lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea. The resort's award winning architecture and tropical landscapes were inspired by the atmosphere of a southern Thai village. Rayavadee's enchanting two-story pavilions and beachfront villas are spread over 26 acres of coconut groves, their spacious interiors and décor providing unsurpassed comfort for the property's highly discerning guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rayavadee Hotel Railay Beach
- Rayavadee Resort Krabi/Railay Beach, Thailand
- Rayavadee Hotel Krabi
- Rayavadee Krabi