Rachavadee is a long way south of the railway road in Ban Krut and while the beachfront is extremely manicured, the rooms here are rundown and in need of refurbishment.
The stretch of beach is lovely and they’ve landscaped it to the extent of scattering boulders around, which lends a decidedly Flintstonian vibe. They could have eased up on the "private area" signs, as the beach is actually public land. Rooms look good at a glance but on closer inspection are getting long in the tooth -- the room they showed us actually had a broken light-fitting dangling from the ceiling! There’s enough space, but really this just wasn’t anywhere near as good as we expected. The pool is a fair size but ordinary and the restaurant area is vast and airy, which is handy as the WiFi only works here. On the upside, we found both the staff we dealt with to be very friendly and helpful, with good English -- at least they have that sorted out -- and the beach is pleasant too. Shop online for a discounted rate.
Address: 98/1 Moo 7, Ban Krut
T: (032) 510 081; F: (032) 510 081
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º33'22.92" E, 11º19'32.93" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room|
|1,600 baht||1,800 baht|
|Deluxe double room|
|1,800 baht||2,000 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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