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Frankfurt
Reviewed 25 June 2010

We staid at the Racha for seven nights for a pure break to relax, which is why we chose the hotel. Being on an island all by itself, 40min ride away from noisy Phucket by speedboat, you will find peace and quiet there. Guests are mainly couples without children and a few honeymooners. The villas are nice with the modern...

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Dear "Liketotravel64": Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We wish to clarify that all our villas are fitted with complimentary internet, LCD/Plasma TVs, Bose iPod Sound-docks and Apple iPods with a selection of over 1,500 songs. Additionally, all our Pool Villas are equipped with the latest Jura Espresso coffee machines and all our Grand Pool...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 June 2010

We started our honeymoon at the Racha and stayed for 4 nights and already cannot wait to go back! The beach is the white sand and clear blue water and absolutely gorgeous. Because it was low season, there were probably only 15-20 other guests at the resort so we had the infinity pool to ourselves most of the time and...

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Sydney
Reviewed 19 June 2010

Excellent Hotel for the best honeymoon ever. Tip to all honeymooners: try to get villa 102. Best spot in the whole complex. Most private villa with best views overlooking the beach and bay. Romantic sunset and stargazing straight from the private little pool. An unforgettable experience. Try to go when there is buffet on the beach. Outdoor catering par excellence.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 17 June 2010

Stunning. The Racha has it all. A superb beach with soft white sand. Clear aquamarine water, good snorkelling along the sides of the bay - trigger fish, puffer fish. Beautifully designed swimming pools with shallow areas for toddlers. Underwater music. Beautifully appointed rooms, and our favourite - the outdoor showers. iPods in Bose docking stations with brilliant music. Food was...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 17 June 2010

Right off the bat I'll let you know that because I traveled with my family I didn't see a single bill but I know that this place wasn't cheap to stay in. That aside, if you can afford it it's very worth it. I went to The Racha with all my family on my moms side and it was a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2010

Like TandTSwitzerland I can only agree that the Racha is not a Small Luxury Hotel. My comments below indicate my reasons but of the 3 Hotels we stayed at in Thailand this was by some way the worst, hence my rating. We had arranged to be collected by the hotel. Like Lyss_licious we had arranged for the hotel to meet...

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KL
Reviewed 3 June 2010

Our flight from Malaysia was 1/2 hour delayed and we were supposed to take the 11.30am boat to The Racha. We were worried that we might missed it when we landed 1/2 hr late at the Phuket airport. Luckily the immigration process was quite fast and our bags were already on the belt when we passed the immigration. But to...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 May 2010

I chose this hotel because it is member of the "Small Luxury Hotels", and on top of that it has many good reviews here on Tripadvisor. However I must say I was really disappointed. Positive: - The rooms are large, modern and nicely decorated, have good lighting, a large bathroom with 2 showers (1 inside, 1 outside). The view from...

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Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2010

We stayed at the Grand Deluxe Villa for 2 nights in May 2010 with our toddler and another couple. Overall we were satisfied with The Racha, although some small aspects did let us down. However, I must say we would definitely come back, and we sure hope that by the time we do, The Racha would have improved on these...

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Bangkok
Reviewed 10 May 2010

Was just there this past weekend. The service was good, no doubt about that. The staff are friendly (except for that one at the service desk personal not being very knowledgeable). We were going to go else where when we initially book this resort due to the reservation personal at the hotel is not giving us the right information, and...

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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
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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 

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Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Ko Racha Yai
Price Range: $324 - $999 (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
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