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Railay Viewpoint Resort

If everywhere else is full

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What we say: 2.5 stars

Railay East has four bland but large midrange resorts: Anyavee, Diamond Cave, Diamond Private, and Viewpoint. We opted to list the latter because it struck us as the lesser of four evils, but it’s really a tossup. The only reason we’re including any of them is that, if everywhere else is full, you’ll probably find a vacancy here. When we inquired about a room, the young receptionist looked at us like she was a random person on the street who didn’t feel like giving a lost traveller directions. One of her coworkers came to the rescue and, while not exactly friendly, was quick to show us a couple of rooms. Standard air-con digs are in ageing concrete two-floor stacks that just keep on going into oblivion up a hill. The first room we saw was dark but otherwise liveable, with blue-tile floors, TV, mini-fridge and basic wet bathroom with hot water. Closer to reception, superior rooms are larger and set in ugly buildings with oversized cement “logs” for railings. When we asked about the fan rooms that we weren’t told about but noticed on our own, the guy said that we couldn’t see them because they were being cleaned. There is a small swimming pool and the barbecue buffet dinners are great. The Thai manager has an eccentric (some would say rude) personality, and his orange-clad staff really just goes through the motions. If you end up settling on Viewpoint, pay no attention to the rack rates on the resort’s website and either walk in or book through Agoda.

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Railay East.  T: (075) 819 428, (089) 871 3372 F: (075) 819 429  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 650 baht 650 baht
Dbl air-con private b'room 1,400 baht 1,400 baht
Superior - Double 2,000 baht 2,000 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 20th June, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 23rd April, 2015

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.

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Railay Viewpoint Resort
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T: (075) 819 428, (089) 871 3372 F: (075) 819 429

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