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Reviewed 16 December 2010

It was our first time staying at THE RACHA. We have tried many high end resorts in Phuket and I would dare to say that The Racha is the most magnificent till date. Service was impeccable and the rooms were simply marvelous. I was especially impressed with the check in as most of the ones i encountered in Thailand were...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 13 December 2010

This was our third visit to the racha. We love this place for the hotel architecture with the nice villas, the gorgeous beaches with snorkeling and fishes and the tranquil setting on this remote island. When arriving with boat in the bay, it is just magical. The place has the wow factor. BUT: the hotel lives from the wow factor...

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear "Membertrip": We are sincerely sorry and apologize for not having met your expectations during your recent return stay with us. Such lapses in service standards are not acceptable to us. We have taken note of all the points you mentioned and have taken steps to address these with the respective department heads concerned. Thank you for your valued feedback....

Wales
Reviewed 25 November 2010

Complete waste of money. The boat ride can make anyone sick. Thorough waste of a holiday. Horrible staff, they are polite, but dumb and useless. Pool was dirty too. On email, they promise you something, when you reach there you realise how stupid the place is. We finally shifted to another resort after spending 1200 US Dollars on ONE NIGHT!

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TheRacha, General Manager at The Racha, responded to this review

Dear NKM11: We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing stay with us in July of this year and sincerely apologize for not having met your expectations. Training of our staff is a top priority for us and we will ensure our staff strive to do their best in always serving our valued guests with the Gold Service Standards...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 November 2010

It's so lovely to get out of Patong's busy life to go to this relaxing and beautiful island. It has everything! Snorkeling, diving, great food, great cocktails, great service! It is so attentive to details, like how would you like your pillow to be and they have 5 options of pillows that you can chose from to have a good...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 12 November 2010

The Racha was an exceptional hotel/resort. I always do a lot of research before choosing and decided to come here over all other hotels in phuket (OK I did stay at one other on the phuket island). the service was great - not intrusive but aklways friendly. things I loved - the design, the service (always friendly, never intrusive/hovering), the...

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Reviewed 7 October 2010

We just got back from an amazing honeymoon here, we spent four days at the Racha after a week in Phuket, and we only wish we had stayed at the Racha longer. The 35 minute speedboat to the island 'almost' put me off initially, but it was smooth sailing all the way, and the checkin was all done at the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 October 2010

We have been to The Racha a few times. Similar to most couples in previous reviews, we enjoyed the picture perfect surroundings of the resort, the comfort of the large rooms, the outdoor shower, the plasma/LCD TV, the Bose systems, the ipod music, the aromatic scents in the room, and of course, the 3 swimming pools with piped in underwater...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 21 September 2010

My now husband and I stayed over at the wonderful Racha hotel in February 2010. We had the best time! Everything about our stay and the entire trip over was perfect. The check-in in the little Phuket harbour, the boat trip over, and the stay itself were nothing short of amazing. We stayed in a lovely room with views of...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 September 2010

Absolutely great place in all aspects, there is nothing else to say - well done Racha and thanks for 5 beautiful days on your little island!! Prior to getting there we were a little concerned about the ongoing construction work, but you hardly notice it and it didn't cause us any inconvenience whatsoever. Contrary to what we were expecting there...

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Sydney
Reviewed 2 September 2010

We attended our friends' wedding on this island and absolutely loved it. Beautiful location, lovely staff and amazing private villas. It was a great wedding and we will always remember the spirit lanterns floating away that night. Pros - location, villas, lovely beach, staff Cons - not for those who want to travel around, shop or get into the nightlife

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 12 miles south of Phuket on Racha Yai island, The Racha is Thailand's premier deluxe island hideaway. Set on a pristine white-powdery beach and surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, this five star resort features 70 stylish villas offering the ultimate in luxurious comfort, from private pool villas with underwater music, to a very unique 5-storey Lighthouse Pool Villa with an observation deck offering panoramic views around the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Racha

Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Ko Racha Yai
Price Range: $306 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Racha 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
The Racha Hotel Ko Racha Yai
Racha Hotel Yai Island
Racha Yai Island
Racha Phuket
The Racha Ko Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand
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