Rachakiri Resort and Spa - Khanom

We had a seminar held in the Nakorn Sri Thammarat, Southern part of Thailand.

You may either drive straight to the area through the GPS/map or fly to the nearest airport then uses the airport link inter exchange or van service to get to the Resort.

Khanom as you can see is still a natural resort and beach close to the sea, excellent service and spa center.

During our visit it was low season, but there still are visitors from UK and Japan.

Room is somehow old, TV is old, some buttons aren't working properly. The bathroom is quite comfortable though the hot water isn't working. The door lock wasn't working either, but we had a quick fix with the reception, although that took us 3 attempts to summon them to our room. 

The facilities in the hotel such as swimming pool, food and other things makes it not worth sleeping in the room. You're better off spending the day and night outside the room though. 

The foods are great, big prawns, big shrimp, nice salad, nice BBQ. The only downside is that the crabs (my favorite) isn't fresh at all. Seems to have been refrigerated for a few days. Other than that all the foods' great.

Night view is great, the breeze is great, definitely photogenic.

Lastly, the seminar room is a bit too crowded for 120 people, but everything else are good. No complain.

Cost: $200 USD+ per night 

My rating would be:

Service 7/10
The staff greets you almost all the time, friendly, the only problem is that it took multiple attempts to get them to fix my broken door lock.

Room 6/10
Not the best room I've seen. They're old, they're dusty, but the view's great. They have a DVD player but with a broken remote I don't know why they even bother putting it in. The view is a whooping wow though.

Food 9/10
They're great, variety of foods, Thai dishes, Western foods, Chinese sounds or sea foods. Great choice. Seeming like a quiet bar at night, meeting lots of new people.

Facilities 9/10
Great facilities including the natural view. Swimming pool, beach, gym, spa, etc. you won't have to think where to spend your time, they're simply too many things to do.

Overall 6.5/10
I definitely expect better room condition for a room that costs $200 USD per night. The food, the facilities makes up for the flaw, but the location and inconvenience getting here make me think twice of bringing my family.


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