First time I ever used tripadvisor and therefore read all the many reviews on Rayaburi BEACH club (not the hotel). The reviews nearly put me off from booking, but I had such a great deal from a bookings website. It gave me WiFi, and breakfast option and was on the beach. (you could throw your tennis ball into the water :-) So it met my criteria. Yes, the young ladies working at reception do not understand english well, but understood that and worked with it. We ended up writing what we wanted as they read very well. WiFi was excellent and fast enough. Try to get the rooms on 3rd floor upwards. Very few rooms. VERY HUGE ROOMS. Porcelian tiles. Did I mention HUGE Rooms. We had the 2nd floor (1st floor actually) room which we used to cool down, relax and sleep peacefully. Being on quiter end of Patong Beach, we could sleep in peace. We got our clothes done at the next door tours counter. Breakfast was simple but filling, my first experience of an American Breakfast.. Juice is sweet so add more water to dilute. They give extra towels if needed. IT IS NOT YOUR COMMON HOTEL. I tell my friends its like a lovely apartment block with a reception desk. It may be a slightly longer walking distance from Bangla Road and some bigger restaurants. but I enjoyed the walking. Best to walk along the beach promonade and not along the shops, to avoid being pestered by shop owners and vendors doing their job. Tuk Tuk's are handy but pricy at B200 per trip minimum and thats everywhere. Ask for TEE who works with his dad in the taxi's across from Rayaburi. He's a well spoken local guy who may be able to help your have a better tour. Make sure to do a speedboat trip to the islands and enjoy the snorkeling. Its a rough trip but well worth it. Enjoy Bangla Rd nightlife and have an open mind. You can see and move on and leave with experiences. My first trip was amazing. But back to the hotel. Rayaburi BEACH Club is a worthwhile option and I would consider it again for my next trip. Be careful when booking on latestays.com as they advertised a room which was not available. But I knew that as i phoned Rayaburi reservations. Luckily the next option was great. There are only 2 types of rooms, all face the beach and are huge. i am glad I did not book at a resort as Patong and Phuket has so much to offer without having to be in a resort. Hope you enjoyed this review. its my first so not well structured. I guess younger couples or friends will enjoy this place easily. A no frills less thrills hotel
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