Sea views too!
Run by the same tie-dyed crew behind nearby Great View, this place may have sold itself short by using the name Railay Garden View when, in fact, many of the bungalows afford sweeping ocean vistas as well.
All of the stilted woven-bamboo bungalows are fan cooled and spread fairly far apart along a hillside filled with flowers and palms. As with the neighbours, expect a fair amount of climbing stairs here.
Simple but well-kept interiors have woven bamboo walls, desks, large safes, comfy beds donning mosquito nets and solid hot-water bathrooms sporting ceramic basin sinks. Do try to score one of the bungalows with the best views.
Prices are a tad higher than we’d expect for stretches of high season, but the room quality is a big step up from Rapala Rockwood, and rates are always within flashpacker spending range, diving below 1,000 baht in low season.
Address: Far northern end of Railay East
T: (088) 765 0484; (085) 888 5143;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º50'42.37" E, 8º0'46.98" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||800 baht||1,450 baht|
|1,100 baht||2,200 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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