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Photo of Railay Cabana, Inland from Railay East just past Phra Nang Nai Cave. , Railay Beach

Do not stay at Railay Cabana
I liked the quiet and rustic feel but that's about it. The first room i stayed in had a rat so i mov...

By 30yroldrunaway

What we say: 3.5 stars

Located just past Phutawan Resort where the trail to Tonsai begins, Railay Cabana is the antithesis of the upscale resorts found at Railay West. No more than a dozen simple but spacious cold water bungalows are nestled on a hill with a limestone cliff rising up behind. Both the smaller old bungalows and newer editions were fully booked when we arrived, but we were told they all have either one double or two twin beds with fans, wood floors and mosquito nets. The big porches sure look inviting. This is a family-run spot with chickens clucking about beneath the mango and banana trees. There's no WiFi, little English is spoken and the young lady who wandered over to the reception desk a good 10 minutes after we arrived couldn't even provide a business card. The atmosphere lends a sense of being miles from the nearest civilisation, but all of the beaches, including Tonsai, are no more than a 20 minute walk away. Railay Cabana is an especially good choice for long-term budget stays somewhere other than Tonsai.

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Inland from Railay East just past Phra Nang Nai Cave.  T: (075) 621 733, (084) 534 1928 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room 300 baht 500 baht
Deluxe bungalow 500 baht 1,000 baht Newer hut, with fan only

Added to Travelfish on: 20th June, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 15th September, 2013

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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 Cabana
Inland from Railay East just past Phra Nang Nai Cave. 
T: (075) 621 733, (084) 534 1928 

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Do not stay at Railay Cabana
By 30yroldrunaway, 02 July 2014
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