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Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort
Railay Great View Resort

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8.1

Excellent

3,626 reviews

3,626 reviews

View97
Breakfast32
Housekeeping29
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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Railay Beach 1.2 km
Phra Nang Cave 1.3 km
Ao Nang Beach 2.8 km
Noppharathara Beach 4.5 km
Poda Island 5.9 km
Tup Island 7.1 km
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) 14.9 km
Hong Islands 43.8 km
Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) 47.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Skunk Bar 490 m
Krabi Divers 550 m
Gecko Bar 590 m
Tham Phra Nang Nai 650 m
Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai) 660 m
Real Rocks Climbing School & Shop 690 m
Phra Nang Nai Cave 720 m
Fullmoon Tour 2 730 m
King Climbers 860 m
Shooting Range 950 m
2020

Railay Great View Resort

588 Moo 2 Aonang, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81180 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Railay part of Krabi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Ao Nang Beach. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Private beach

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Private beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center15. Km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport17.4 km

Rooms available at Railay Great View Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

Grand Deluxe Cottage with Partial Sea View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Cottage with Partial Sea View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Grand Deluxe Partial Sea View Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Room #26289123
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    Grand Deluxe Cottage
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Deluxe Cottage
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Room #26289124
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      Shared room (Dormitory)
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      • Balcony/terrace
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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      • Shower
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Railay Great View Resort?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1200 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Railay Great View Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Railay Great View Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at Railay Great View Resort?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Railay Great View Resort. Western breakfast is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 318 THB for adults and 175 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

      What are my dining options at Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Western cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

      Can special events be hosted at Railay Great View Resort?

      You may choose an outdoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as private events can be hosted at Railay Great View Resort. Services for in-house catering and in-house planning are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations, food and beverage and flower petals are available upon request.

      What is the smoking policy at Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Railay Great View Resort?

      Restaurants including Diamond Cave Restaurant, Friendship restaurant and Rock Restaurant are popular in Railay Great View Resort’s neighborhood which is known as Railay.

      What are popular attractions near Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort’s location in the Railay neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tham Phra Nang Nai.

      What popular beaches are close to Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort’s Railay neighborhood also includes PhraNang Cave Beach, Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Railay Great View Resort?

      Railay Great View Resort’s nearby natural sights include Phra Nang Cave, Phra Nang Nai Cave and Shooting Range located in the same Railay area.

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      What people love about Railay Great View Resort

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "This place is great if you want to be away from the crowds and party scene, and enjoy wonderful views as well as wild life."

        Conor

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        June 13, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "Had a wonderful stay here after changing from railay garden view."

        WEE

        |

        May 28, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Stunning location on end of the island."

        Ken

        |

        May 23, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 935 Krabi properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.3/10
      Room size
      43 sqm.
      Cheapest price score
      Cleanliness score
      8.6/10
      Better than
      89
      %
      of Krabi properties
      Bigger than
      85
      %
      of Krabi properties
      Better than
      80
      %
      of Krabi properties
      Better than
      79
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      Overall rating:

      8.1

      Excellent
      3,626 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.5
      Facilities
      8.2
      Location
      7.6
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      What travelers say they love:
      This is a popular resort that has sea and mountain views.
      Pisit from Thailand
      Family with older children
      More about Railay Great View Resort

      More about Railay Great View Resort

      Railay Great View Resort

      Get into the excitement of all great offerings in Krabi as well as its surrounding adventures with a stay at Railay Great View Resort. Grab some beach time with a stay at Railay Great View Resort, just 3.2 km from Ao Nang Beach.
      The range of services provided by Railay Great View Resort ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Krabi.
      Parking is available and free, provided by the resort for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
      Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the resort. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms at Railay Great View Resort are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Railay Great View Resort include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and instant coffee in some rooms.
      Railay Great View Resort also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the resort. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Railay Great View Resort is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
      Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's bar.
      Railay Great View Resort lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. The many offerings at Railay Great View Resort ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving.
      In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the resort. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


      Around the property

      Take some time to explore Krabi. Spend a day on an ocean adventure with an easy trip to Poda Island located 5.8 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      Past guests rate facilities here higher than 82% of the city's accommodation.
      This resort's food and dining score higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Swimming Pool

      132 mentions

      Breakfast

      93 mentions

      Beach

      85 mentions

      View

      61 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Arabic
      • Malay
      • Thai

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Diving
      • Garden
      • Hiking
      • Pool with view
      • Private beach
      • Snorkeling
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      • Water sports (non-motorized)

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Sterilizing equipment
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurant [halal]
      • Restaurants

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Convenience store
      • Daily cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Ironing service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Kids meal
      • Swimming pool [kids]

      Access

      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Safety/security feature
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Shuttle service
      • Transport to airport

      Available in all rooms

      • A/C
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Bathrobes
      • Closet
      • Coffee/tea machine
      • Complimentary coffee (instant)
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Desk
      • Hair dryer
      • Lock box in room
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Refrigerator
      • Seating area
      • Shower
      • Slippers
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Umbrella
      • Wi-Fi
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • American
      • Asian
      • Halal
      • Vegetarian
      • Buffet
      Restaurants on site

      Lae Lay restaurant

      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      588 Moo 2 Aonang, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81180
      Very good
      Location

      7.6

      Airports

      • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
        17.4 km
      • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
        60.7 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • SOS Railay Clinic
        1.0 km

      Shopping

      • Krabi Weekend Night Market
        9.4 km

      Convenience store

      • On-site

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        610 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Railay Beach
        1.2 km
      • Phra Nang Cave
        1.3 km
      • Ao Nang Beach
        2.8 km
      • Noppharathara Beach
        4.5 km
      • Poda Island
        5.9 km
      • Tup Island
        7.1 km
      • Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
        14.9 km
      • Hong Islands
        43.8 km
      • Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
        47.2 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Skunk Bar
        490 m
      • Krabi Divers
        550 m
      • Gecko Bar
        590 m
      • Tham Phra Nang Nai
        650 m
      • Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai)
        660 m
      • Real Rocks Climbing School & Shop
        690 m
      • Phra Nang Nai Cave
        720 m
      • Fullmoon Tour 2
        730 m
      • King Climbers
        860 m
      • Shooting Range
        950 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 3-11 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until17:00
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until11:30
      • Reception open until19:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee1200 THB
      • Distance from city center15. Km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)318 THB
      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 42
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2010
      • Most recent renovation2017

      Reviews of Railay Great View Resort from real guests

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      8.1
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities8.2
      Location7.6
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.4
      High score for Krabi
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      9+ Exceptional (668)
      8-9 Excellent (514)
      7-8 Very Good (474)
      6-7 Good (193)
      <6 Below Expectation (285)
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      Mar - May (491)
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      Dec - Feb (680)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nazmus
      Group
      Grand Deluxe Partial Sea View Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Amazing Experience!!!”

      This was my first ever trip to Krabi and choosing to stay at Railay Great View Resort in Krabi was probably one of the best opportunities. Previously, I visited to Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia back in April, 2019 and Krabi was good enough to have me recall my memories back where Railay Great View Resort played a vital role along with their really helpful and jolly staffs. The rooms were really comfortable, coming with stunning view and ambient interior, one can always be connected to the nature. The amenities that were mentioned were well provided and there was no compromising mentality from the hotel authority. The buffet breakfast was outstanding. There were enough items to match top-notch facility and we loved every bit of it. However, the in house restaurant offers a great number of foods, but the only drawback is their pricing is comparative to the restaurants outside. I would love to visit them again.

      Reviewed September 30, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Daniel from Germany
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2012

      Best Hotel in Railay”

      Bungalows, Pool, Location

      we stayed here for 5 nights in a standard bungalow for about $45/ night. the bungalow was high up on stilts with fan only but very spacious and brand new. we felt like getting a high class bungalow worth much more than what we paid. the balcony was great, lovely ocean views and very cozy chairs!! the bungalow had everything what we needed: safe deposit box, mosquito net, tv, mini fridge, phone etc. the bathroom was amazing, although it had a shower only. the more expensive ones come with bathtubs. we were dropped off at railay west and walked over to railay east (maybe 5-10 min) and from there it was another 10-15 min to the hotel. it was a bit of a sweaty hike with our backpacks in the heat, but we didn't bother. the hotel has everything you can wish for, always considering what we paid ($45)!! a great and refreshing pool, very nice restaurant with awesome food (we had thai food all the time and it was delicious!!), a little gazebo where you can enjoy massage at a very reasonable price. you are surrounded by limestone cliffs and water, very scenic. we actually liked the location very much because it was away from all the hustle and bustle and unpleasant smells. railay has kind of a garbage/ wastewater etc. problem. specially railay east is not very appealing, so beeing away from it all was actually a relief. coming back to the hotel always felt like coming back to a retreat. railay great view is in my opinion the best choice in railay east, west and tonsai except for the rayavadee probably...staff at railay great view were very nice and helpful, especially the guys in the restaurant always made us feel very welcomed. the only downside was the noise from the longtail boats.

      Reviewed April 18, 2012

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Yuri from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2011

      The best place in Railay”

      New bungalows, very private, quiet, very clean.

      I stayed for 8 nights at the Great View Resort and I am very pleased with it. It is located in a remote part of the peninsula, about 15 minutes hiking from Railay East. The resort provides with a courtesy boat that runs several times a day between the Great View and Railay East. The last boat departs at 21:30 from Railay and they keep their schedule perfectly. If you are too late to catch a boat you will have to hike to the resort and the road is quite wild. Do not try to do it when the tide is high. The hike itself is wonderful but it can be quite a challenge for seniors or small kids. As a tip: do NOT try to walk this path with your luggage. It is doable but it is no fun - wait for the hotel boat or hire one of the boats in Railay East. All bungalows are very clean and are a great deal for the money you pay. They are definitely among the best in Railay. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast is OK but do not expect culinary wonders.

      Reviewed February 19, 2011

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Ben from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      Beautiful, Friendly, Bugsy”

      Beautiful rooms, Best food in the area, Great Pool

      I found the resort to be extremely pretty and the staff very attentive. The food at Great View was he best I had while in Krabi and reasonably priced for a resort. The mini mart and mini bar are well over priced but you can get anything you need in Railay East. The resort is about 15 min walk removed from Railay East and the walk is along a path above the beach, well lit and well paved and very pretty. Railay east is quiet during the day time but has a happening restaurant/bar scene popping ever in the low season. My only complaints about Great View was that to reach my room was a 10-15 min uphill hike with some of the sidewalks so steep that while standing up right you could touch the path in front of you. The rooms though beautiful are no completely sealed and though it didn't bother me personally (it bothered my girlfriend) there were bugs in the room. Some sealing around the doors and rafters would easily solve this problem. again the place is stunning and very nice, just bring bug spray and you're good.

      Reviewed September 05, 2013

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Shan from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in February 2015

      Tranquil and relaxing”

      Location, food, accessibility

      Railay Great View is in a stunning location at the end of Railay East beach, meaning that you don't have the endless stream of tourists traipsing past your hotel like many other resorts do. The food is great and reasonably priced, and the rooms are beautiful and all use natural materials, making them fit into the landscape perfectly. We have now been back to Great View twice and would continue to stay there as it is our favourite place in Krabi. Since our last stay 3 years ago, there is the need for minor maintenance, and we did have a few problems with the staff struggling to speak English. All in all, the best value for money you can find in Krabi!

      Reviewed February 21, 2015

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Ray from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

      Idyllic Thai Bungalows but long walk with luggage”

      Ambience of Island Bungalow, Quiet location.

      Had heard Railay beautiful location and was not disappointed. Railay Great View Resort is in remote area of Railay and quite a walk from the main beach area(about 7-800 metres along well made concrete pathway)which was tiresome on arrival lugging heavy luggage,but once at resort it all becomes worthwhile. The cottage(bungalow) is islandish in style and beautifully fitted out. The glass walled bathroom makes you feel like you are showering outdoors.Even though not air-conditioned the fans are adequate to cool the rooms. The restaurant serves first class fare and prices very reasonable . All staff very friendly except porter who showed the room.Great value for money

      Reviewed August 16, 2012

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Andreas from Germany
      Family with young children
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

      Brilliant bungalows, great pool, nice and quiet”

      Superb pool, quiet place

      It's located at the very end of Railay East Beach (which is not swimmable) and it is a bit of a walk there, but you're rewarded with nice and quite new bungalows (apparently built in 2010/2011) located on a hill away from any kind of bar etc. You will walk at least 10 minutes from the "Last Bar" (literally) on Railay East, however, the resort has a free longtail boat shuttle going back and forth a couple of times per day between Railay East and the Resort. Most if not all bungalows seem to have nice veranda. However don't expect a real sea view, as the view is mostly blocked by trees. We thought this was actually quite okay, because you have some shade during the day and you feel closer to nature. The resort has an infinity pool which is real nice to hang out at during the day. Bungalow 1 is located a bit too closely to the pool. You hear pretty much everything in there and people can look into the bungalow from the pool deck. Railay Great View Resort and Spa is a great place if you just want to relax.

      Reviewed July 15, 2012

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Keith from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

      Secluded in crammed Railay”

      Private bungalows, great views.

      this resort is a welcome break from all of the people around railay. i believe the resort was nearly booked but you wouldn't know it due to the bungalows being spread apart nicely. if you can tolerate a 10-20 minute walk to the beaches and other railay resort areas the great view is a fabulous choice. they also deliver prompt, friendly service from the front desk, service staff, and restaraunt...something we didn't find anywhere else on railay. the pool is fantastic where its enjoyable to sit and watch hikers from the other resorts come up and give the "why didn't we stay here" look. the bungalows, while mostly wood, bamboo, and palm were modern, clean and had excellent bathrooms. we stayed at one of the other resorts on the first couple nights then moved to great view...certainly glad we did.

      Reviewed January 18, 2012

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Woon from Singapore
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

      Satisfied stay but not perfect”

      Decor, Facility, View

      I just came home from spending 3 nights at Railay Great View and am overall quite pleased with my choice. Location: Pros - In terms of tranquility and view I think the resort ranks as the best located property in Railay. It sits on a hillside between 2 private coves at the edge of the Railay East and one of the coves offers a nice view of the Railay East bay. Cons - It is quite a walk to the Railay East village which in itself is already a short distance away from the Railay East pier and the other destinations beyond. The path is undulating which adds to the difficulty. There is a free boat from Railay East pier to and from the hotel but it runs rather infrequently and it involves getting one's feet wet. Rooms : Pros - The rooms are well furnished and comfortable with a generous-sized bed and bathroom. I liked the decorative thought that went into the design of each cottage. Resort: Pros - The resort itself is set within much greenery which gives the impression of privacy and seclusion. The pool was clean with jacuzzi nozzles. There were also plenty of comfortable deck chairs if you wish to tan. Cons - Mosquitoes swarm around most of Railay but seem especially bad around the resort. - The resort is also quite hilly - I swear our room is at least 4 stories above the reception area but all these height is covered on foot on steep concrete paths with occasional steps. - Most of the rooms (mine included) have their views blocked by trees and branches. I didn't mind so much that my sea view was blocked beach that meant that the morning sun is less harsh but I thought that the restaurant and pool at least should have a clear view. Other observations: Breakfast is really quite excellent. Generous and varying spread each morning.

      Reviewed August 07, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Shan from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2012

      Lovely rooms, great setting & fabulous restaurant”

      Location is away from the busiest part of Railay East beach, the menu is varied and delicious, and the rooms are lovely

      We originally booked a Standard Cottage, and althought the room was lovely, we suffered without the aircon. We then upgraded to a deluxe cottage and were in heaven! All the rooms look out through the trees onto the water, and are spacious and well-decorated. The pool is great for relaxing, and you can order meals to eat poolside. Railay Great View is the last stop on Railay East beach, so you dont have a million tourists traipsing past your lodge, which is a huge plus! The longtail boats going past are loud, but after 1 day you forget about them entirely. The meals are absolutely delicious and the menu is hugely varied. The resort was also very helpful in arranging transfers and ferry boats for us. All in all, we were very happy at Railay, and it felt like home away from home. Would love to go back! I would recommend staying at least 3 to 4 days so you can unwind here

      Reviewed August 20, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Henriette from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2011

      Beautiful, clean rooms and very efficient staff”

      The views, mini-mart, within easy walking distance of the rest of Railay Beach

      i stayed at railay great view resort with a friend and we had a really great time there. there was only one other family staying there so it was nice and quiet. it is a 15-20 mins walk to the centre of railay- make sure you take a torch with you though at night! i can't complain at all about the hotel- everything was perfect. mini fridge in the room which was stocked with complimentary bottled water, mars and snickers bars (which you had to pay for) tea and coffee and nuts. it is not suitable for people who struggle with walking as it is situated on a hill. also the private beach isn't good for anything except sunbathing but just 20mins walk away are two of the most beautiful beaches i have ever seen.

      Reviewed June 03, 2011

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Melody from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2011

      Hidden gem...”

      Location, friendly staff, authentic thai accommodation

      This place is fabulous. My second stay on Railay - first at Railay Beach Resort which is lovely, but this place has much more soul and an authentic Thai feel. Its brand new so there is yet to be a pool installed etc. but it really is a gorgeous place. There are steps - yes, and the path to Railay East (which is definitely only 10 mins max) is a bit treacherous in places (i.e. not paved and a little rocky) but this added to our experience. Altho the bungalows are contemporary and luxurious at Railay Grand View, if you are looking for the quintessential hotel-styled stay, head to West Railay resorts, but if you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, quiet and gorgeous getaway, then stay at Railay Grand View. Oh, and the breakfasts are made to order instead of buffet which was brilliant - you can choose as much food as you like!

      Reviewed April 16, 2011

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Miklos from Hungary
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2011

      Great location”

      Quiet atmosphere, away from the crowds

      Clean, spacious, luxury houses in a forest. Despite the name there is not much panorama on the fantastic rocks of Railay, as the trees block the view. However, this is as advantage, as the same trees reduce the ubiquitous noise from the longtail boats arriving to and departing from other resorts. As I was the only guest in the summer low season for most of the time, the attention I got from staff was almost embarrassingly high. The price I paid through I shall stay in Railay Great View Resort during my next visit for sure!

      Reviewed June 24, 2011

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      jackie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in January 2014

      Great views and Fabulous room”

      The views, the room and the gardens

      This hotel offers all you could ask for if you want to get away from the madding crowd - the rooms/cottages are perched on a hillside, all with balconies, giving unrivalled views across the sea and gardens. We only stayed one night but could happily have stayed more. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to make your time with them pleasurable. I had a wonderful massage with Taa, the resident masseur - highly recommended albeit on the expensive side compared to the many massage places in Railay. The downside of the resort though is the noise of the long tails making their sea journeys to and from Krabi around the point - this could be deafening at times and was continual throughout the day and into the night. I was unable to sleep with it as was awake until 11pm with the noise - such a shame. The other thing to mention is this resort is not suitable for anyone who is not fit and capable of steep climbs both to the cottages and the restaurant.

      Reviewed January 15, 2014

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Angel from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

      Perfect for chill beach getaway”

      Stylish modern treehouses with rustic charm, lovely balcony with unobstructed view (foliage and ocean), private yet convenient location

      It was low season and peacefully quiet with only a smattering of guests noticeable throughout the day, at the pool and resort restaurant. Staff is friendly and professional. The resort provides boat shuttles and airport pickups, everything went smoothly. The stylish modern treehouses are impeccably clean with rustic earthy charm, perfect for those seeking budget boutique experiences. It's the last resort on the stretch, situated a bit higher up than most, and comes with a lovely balcony with an unobstructed view, within sight of the ocean past all the foliage. The resort is private yet only a short walking distance to amenities and the attractions of pristine beaches and cliffs and caves. Great food, cocktails and hammocks at Tew Lay, then further to Railay East there's Joy Pizza (addictive thin crust pizza and cheap but good cocktails) and other bars and restaurants. Railay West is nearby, with more touristy shops and beach. Best beach is Phra Nang, a smaller and more secluded spot. All in all, a lovely and romantic getaway spot ideal for those on a budget, seeking a modern, relaxing and fuss-free getaway on paradise beaches.

      Reviewed July 01, 2015

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Christopher from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

      Luxury in the jungle.”

      Location, stunning views, gorgeous room.

      Once we had recovered from getting a longboat to the wrong end of Railay East beach and having to walk for 20 mins with cases in the searing heat, we absolutely loved this place. The resort is a collection of treehouse type bungalows in the jungle with spacious wooden balconies to observe a whole world of wildlife while the sea gently laps below, the longboats chug past in the distance and the amazing limestone cliffs tower over you. Incredible. Easy walk to Railay East beach where there's loads of restaurants and not too much further to Railay West where there’s even more. Prices are very reasonable. We visited the four different beaches in one day and they're all very different. Life around Railay is chilled, happy and stunning. Breakfast was buffet style and good quality although the choice wasn't extensive. Overall, the whole place is incredibly safe, family friendly and feels much more untouched than Phuket or a lot of other Thailand resorts. My daughter is 7 and she rates it her second top resort (after Koh Samui!). Firmly recommend but bring some mozzie spray and coils for the evenings.

      Reviewed April 19, 2014

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      8.3
      Excellent
      David from United States
      Group
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

      A perfect balance!”

      Views, views, views...Spectacular pool...Location...and it's affordable!

      I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the Railay Great View Resort and Spa. As my headline states, it is a great balance in terms of location and amenities. Located at the northern tip of Railay East (more mangroves than beach on the east side), it offers peace and serenity, a spectacular view, and access to restaurants and bars -- as close as a 10 minute walk or as far as a 25 minute walk. The famous beaches, located on the west side of Railay -- ranged from 20-25 minutes by foot. Liking both the sea and pool, I spent time at both...The resort has a beautiful pool, with both exposed and shaded parts and seating on two levels, which was perfect if a nap, reading a book, etc. were on your vacation to-do list. The breakfast is good and has many options...and while I ate most other meals away from the resort, I did have one lunch at the resort and it was a very tasty Thai specialty. The cabins are all built upon a hillside, and all offer views (hence the name of the resort). Mine was at the very top (#41) and the climb was steep. If this seems to be a drawback, I imagine the resort could attempt to place you in a lower cabin. I will be booking again, for sure! I LOVED IT!

      Reviewed February 15, 2013

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Thais from Brazil
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

      Railay Great View Resort and Spa”

      Friendly staff, privacy

      Charming cottages with a rustic vibe on the quieter side of Railay. Exactly what we were looking for after a week in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. There was still a little bit of construction in the pool area (pool is almost finished) and restaurant (we had to eat breakfast in the lobby, but not a big deal) but we heard no construction noise from our room during our 2-night stay. Breakfast was simple, but made with care and served with a genuine smile. If you're out of shape, ask for a room close to the lobby, or you'll be doing a LOT of climbing up and down very steep steps. Also, due to its location, the hotel is not wheelchair friendly. The hotel is not accessible by car, so the only way in/out of the resort is either by a free scheduled long tail boat shuttle service to Railay East/Ao Nang Pier or a 10-minute walk through a somewhat well lit trail along the beach. We did get lost one night on our first try and ended up having to walk back to the pier to catch the last boat ride back to the hotel... It felt like a little jungle adventure! So my suggestion is, if you decide to explore the trail, do it during the day and leaving from the hotel to Railay East, not the other way around. Overall, we had an amazing stay at Railay Great View Resort and Spa and the attentive staff made us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this hotel for those who don't mind being a little far from the center and enjoy feeling connected to the hotel's natural surroundings : )

      Reviewed September 26, 2011

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      mattika from Thailand
      Couple
      Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

      Nice,quiet,beautiful view,clean room”

      Best view,nice pool,good service

      The room is really nice. Enjoy sunrise on our patio but can hear long tails boat early morning and keep going all day. Staff are friendly specially( Rak )from the hotel restaurant and also the manager kept checking on us if we wanted anything good services. They are offer free shuttle boat to Nam Moa,East Railay beach but you can walk about15- 20 mins.swimming pool is nice the hotel quiet and not many people like front beach hotel.We will be back next time Railay Great View Resort.

      Reviewed December 04, 2015

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Andrew from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

      Funky and fantastic!”

      Huge very comfortable room and bathroom and balcony. Good privacy

      The resort is located away from the East beach at Railay ... it is a good walk but the path is concrete and very good. The resort also run longtail services is you cannot manage the 10 to 15 minute walk. The resort is set amongst plenty trees on a hill... it makes for plenty of uphill walking depending on where your room is but means that the rooms which all have balconies have plenty of privacy. I loved the room, the huge bed, the teak floorboards and the massive bathroom. The breakfast is buffet and very good. The staff are very friendly and the service level is excellent as is the swimming pool. The restuarant is average for eating later in the day - do yourself a favour and find the local Thai restuarant on the path to the West Beach near Utopia. It is amongst the best and cheapest Thai food I found on my whole trip and is certainly the best in Railay. I loved staying at this hotel and would highly recommend it - I would stay here again and might do if I make it to Railay again which I loved.

      Reviewed May 09, 2012

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