Arayaburi Resort Phi Phi3.0 out of 5.0
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This resort and bayview are the same thing and we booked bayview. View from the villa was INCREDIBLE. Unreal way to wake up each morning and worth the money and semi long walk from the town center. It’s about a 15 min walk but it’s along the water and we didn’t complain about it. Villa overall was very nice and had strong AC. Would stay again.
Went for a 2 day quick romantic getaway. The bed was very comfortable and raised which was a bit unique for Thailand. The room was very clean and well kept. There was a large balcony with sitting area overlooking the beach. The resort is at the end of the beach and about a 5 minute walk back into the rest of Phi Phi making it nicely removed. There are a lot of hills and slopes to get up to the rooms. This is what gives you the nice view but can be troublesome if you have been drinking or are mobility impaired.
We had made a reservation in phi phi bay view but they transfered us to arayburi resort. Location was convenient and the room was decent for the low price we paid, they only problem was that towels were really dirty so if you want to stay there bring your own towels. Also the pool wasn't open due to renovations.
Quiet place away from the port area and the nightlife in phi phi. One can take a long tail boat ride from the main pier area or take a 10 minute scenic walk to/from the hotel. We enjoyed the walk since along the way we found restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, convenience stores, massage places, etc. Hotel had a small private beach and great views from the rooms. We really enjoyed the morning breakfast with its many food options and the cooked to order omelet bar. The room service and daily maid service were great as well. Even though there was a bit of walk to and from the rooms thru the hilly hotel grounds, we really enjoyed our stay and would come back!
The plus: clean and confortable bedrooms equipped with both a fan and an air con. Great balcony with a nice view. Functional if quite basic bathroom The cons: a reception and beach area that looks like the battle field of Stalingrad. The noise nuisance caused by the constant traffic of longtail boats that seem to constantly patrol the bay.
The Accomodation was good. The view is spectacular. Probably one of the best resorts in Phi Phi. Since the resort is very big, you need to walk for 10 mins to the reception and the walk is uphill and downhill. You can call for a vehicle which takes 5 to 7 mins for free twice or thrice a day. Good swimming pool and spa facilities. They have a decent restaurant and private beaches with good facilities. The hotel provides a free boat ride to the peer during checkin and checkout which was really really convenient. Phi Phi is the only island in thailand where you find "Lagoonish Blue waters" - You find emerald greenish waters near Koh samui and Koh phangan. But other islands and beaches are just like what you find home. Carlitos is a good place to relax - Has shisha plus fire shows. The best party host is "Slinky Bar" - The only place which hosts free shots for Topless girls and naked boys and it works. The play musical chairs, amazing fire shows and limbo. They serve shisha too and the party goes non stop till 3 am. Please note - No vehicles on this island. The perfect honeymoon destination.
so we arrived by long tail boat onto the beach outside the resort reception, which is also the reception for the bay view resort. check in didn't take long and the porter carried the bags to our lodge for the 5 days we stayed. We were lucky in the fact we stayed in 202, not an amazing view but not bad and close to the reception and breakfast room, the downside is the hotel transport was up and down past the room at all hours of the day and night. the resort is on a hillside and it is steep so not ideal for people with mobility issues or the elderly unless you are quite fit! You also have no choice but to walk along a stretch of beach to be able to pick up the road that goes into tonsai, although not much of a hardship tbh. The location of the hotel was perfect, about a ten minute walk past bars, shops and restaurants takes you into the centre of tonsai. Here you can catch the ferry to other islands. We strolled into town most nights and stopped off at the reggae bar on the way for a drink. The room at the hotel was adequate, bed was comfortable, wardrobe , dressing table, hairdryer etc and blackout curtains and mesh doors for the mosquitos. You do need to keep these closed as you are in the forest you will get bitten so take jungle strength mozzy spray or you'll be eaten alive on your balcony after dark. Bathroom was basic but functional, you cannot put toilet roll down the toilet and have to put it in the waste bin, in order to get hot water for the shower you must have the air conditioning on, but tbh didn't cause us an issue as it was so hot it was on anyway and cold showers were the order of the day. The combination of aircon and fan was perfect. Maid cleaned the room every day and made us some lovely towel sculptures The hotel has a small beach area in front of the reception, get there early to get a lounger or you will be left with one of the many broken ones :( , they need a lot more and they need to be working, the current ones are broken and the ones that aren't are very tatty. The area outside the hotel has a small swimming area that is roped off to stop you going out too far and the long tail and speedboats are up and down into Tonsai harbour all day. the small private beach the hotel boasts has no loungers and the O2 bar is closed down so you cannot get a drink from anywhere here, essential in 37 degrees! They also advertise direct access to long beach - yes they do have this, however it's - up the hill , across the top and down the other side, not really on any kind of path but scrambling over tree roots and literally climbing up and down in some areas , takes about 20 minutes- we got a longtail boat back - much easier! long beach incidentally is well worth visiting for snorkelling and lunch. Breakfast was disappointing, they had the usual cereal, fruit , eggs, eggs and more eggs - no bacon and the tea was so weak it was disgusting tbh. no-one died but there is definitely room for improvement. the breakfast area was in three parts, 1/2 dozen tables on the roof terrace overlooking the bay - they always full, another outdoor area with a few large family tables and then lots of tables in the concrete area under cover, seriously not inspiring, also the toilets in the breakfast room were out of order all the time we were there. The food took a long while to be replaced when it ran out and for the last two mirnings we went into town for a fry up we enjoyed our time here, but it was disaapointing and i wouldnt stay here again, which is a shame as the location is amazing
A good place to relax and enjoy life, it's a late review but the place is really great and the food was good too.staff was very friendly,and accommodating. The island is really stunning I love the sea foods
Wonderful place. Close to Long Beach, trail to view point and a short 15 min walk into town. People complaining about the walk up the "hill" is ridiculous. It's nothing. I stayed in a sea view bungalow close to the far end of the resort and it barely took me 5 mins to walk it. The bungalows are beautiful and clean with nice balcony area to chill. Everyday I came back from beach to find fresh flowers laid out on bed. There is a small private beach. Breakfast was very good. Lots of choices, buffet style. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a nice pool area with bar, but I never used it since Long Beach is so close. Pricey but well worth it.
It's quite a climb, the reviews that say five flights is an undersell. They did carry our bags up the stairs though. Moreso, I'm concerned about the service. It was relatively clean, but the housekeepers left the doors unlocked all day after coming in once, which was problematic. Furthermore, the front desk person, would not stop badgering us about the potential of another friend coming, despite us being within the advertised allowable amount of people. The shower was eh... if the price was lower, we would have expected this, but for the price, we will definitely not be back.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- Airport shuttle (fees apply)
Located within a leisurely stroll of Long Beach, Arayaburi Resort Phi Phi is within a 5-minute drive of Tonsai Pier. This 3-star hotel has 38 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Ko Phi Phi hotel are Ao Ton Sai Beach and Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Kinnaree, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Arayaburi Resort Phi Phi's 38 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.
Guests staying at Arayaburi Resort Phi Phi enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1950 per person one way, as well as a cruise ship terminal shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a computer station, free newspapers, and a garden.
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40% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 205 reviews