500Rai Floating Resort

500Rai Floating Resort

Rạch ch prap̣hā Khao Phang Ban Ta Khun District, Khao Sok National Park 84230 Thailand
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4.0
#4 of 5 cottages in Khao Sok National Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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With the location at the center of Chiew Larn Lake, our guests can appreciate the panoramic view of Karst topography, large clear sky and a different shade of emerald lake from the balcony of every room type. With the perfect combination of Thai hospitality and luxury experience, we combine the best in comfort, elegant design, in the heart of nature Eco-friendly as the heart of our operation.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Sofa bed
Bidet
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Special Price:20% off room rate

Location

Rạch ch prap̣hā Khao Phang Ban Ta Khun District, Khao Sok National Park 84230 Thailand
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Surat Thani Airport
56.1 km
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Ranong Airport
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1 Attraction
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Antonio Araujo wrote a review Mar 2023
Porto, Portugal915 contributions97 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at 500 Rai during our trip to Khao Sok National park and we loved it. The location is incredible and you'll have a perfect view over the lake during sunrise. The moto of the place is disconnect to reconnect and we really felt it.

Lovely place, great staff and by far the best place if you're looking for a unique experience in Khao Sok. They provide free kayaks and you can enjoy swimming in the lake or in their shared pool.

There's plenty of activities you can book and do daily to have a full experience of the place.

Lovely place and we hope to be back soon
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bua Vichaidist, Other at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 28 Jul 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback ". Your kind review really means to us. We are happy to hear any feedback and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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LOUKINA wrote a review Aug 2023
Nicosia, Cyprus68 contributions65 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking forward to staying in this hotel during my trip to Thailand. The view did not disappoint me. The property however did in the sense that this was the most expensive hotel in Kao Sok lake. They describe in the website that it;'s all about "Disconnect to Reconnect" and do not provide free WiFi apart from 2 hours per day. They also do not allow you to bring any sort of food with you. In my opinion both are issues that clearly are designed to make you spend more money at the property as you can buy Wifi and for the food, I get it but my son is Vegan and had a very hard time finding suitable dishes. I also noticed that many clients were bringing their own food anyway. The room was very (very small) had no closet and no Tea/Cod=ffee facilities. So I believe it is overpriced for what it offers. The most serious issue for me however was the activity we bought from the hotel. We chose the River Fall tour and it was designated as an EASY activity. It is NOT. From the very start you need to climb out of the boat onto a slippery ground with rocks. Hiking all the way to the top is very challenging and requires strength and a good physical status. I have been a skier for many years, have strong legs and work out on a weekly basis yet I still fell 2-3 times, hurt my knee and after 2 weeks it is still inflamed. So NOT an Easy activity.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bua Vichaidist, Other at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 21 Sept 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to discuss and check with our team. Please be informed that our resort has been operated by the concept of " Disconnect to Reconnect " since our establishment 10 years ago. We are located in National Park which is remote land and limited the space so many things are different from standard resorts. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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mllm21 wrote a review May 2022
Linz, Austria11 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night from the 12th of May to 13th of May. We booked directly via their homepage. The price was 18.000 BAHT for 2 people including transfer, breakfast and dinner and two tours. Price Performance ratio is questionable. Breakfast and Dinner was pretty bad. The evening wildlife watching tour was very nice, but the one in the morning was just ok, because we were just waiting for people to take there instagram-pictures and didn't really pursue the wildlife watching. Please note, that bathrooms are of course simple at this resort. On the drive back to the shore we stopped at the famous "Hin Sam Glue" which was a very nice surprise. Absolutely worth the stopp. The service at 500 Rai was good. We appreciate the experience, but we would choose another floating resort should we ever come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: the standard rooms are all the same. sleeps 4 people. We stayed in Cabin D6.
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to inform our team. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Christophe B wrote a review Feb 2023
Atlanta, Georgia90 contributions90 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a couple of nights at the 500rai and frankly we will never return. Their website is talking about “a luxurious experience” but we are VERY far from anything luxurious at 500Rai! Our “Deluxe” villa was at a 2 star level at best. Very old furnitures, broken faucet, no hot water, very uncomfortable beds … I’ve chosen this resort as it was one of the few in Khao Sok with AC in the room but our unit was not really working and our room temperature was often higher than outside! Some easy things could also be done to improve the “villa” like a couple of shelves in the bathroom (toilet bags have to be put on the floor with shower water going all around!) or a door knob on the doors going on the lake side (we could have easily broken one finger trying to open that door with no knob or handle from the outside!).
The food is average at best and prices are quite high compare to other lodging in Khao Sok. We travelled across Thailand many times and considering the rate we paid, we are not far from a scam. That said, everyone was very nice and friendly and the view in the lake is truly fantastic.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bua Vichaidist, Other at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 28 Jul 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to discuss and check with our team. Please be informed that our resort has been operated by the concept of " Disconnect to Reconnect ". We are located in National Park so many things are different from standard resorts. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Bulba T wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a chance to stay in “500 rai” for 2 nights. 2 families with kids. Stayed in family suites. It was our 3rd time on a lake.

1) Hurt my leg, got huge hematomas on my thigh. The floating platforms on the balconies tend to submerge. At the same time they are super slippery, because of greens on it. Be super careful when you step on it, it’ll submerge and then you may slip and hurt your legs. If you do so, don’t expect a compensation from hotel. Also, please pay attention at kayaks: 2 out of 4 of our kayaks had water inside which results in very risky submerging after you get in.

2) Don’t expect any good service in this place. Unfriendly stuff, weak English, no room cleaning.

3) Prepare to eat pretty simple thai food. They have breakfast, dinner and launch included: few simple dishes. Food level is lower than in any simple restaurant ashore. Coffee machine on the breakfast serves only instant coffee. Fruits choice was no more than 2 types of fruits at a time.

4) Lake is a good place to stay away from the Internet and relax. However, if you need to be online, get ready to pay 1500 baht per day for the wifi.

Comparing to the other lake hotels where we stayed before (they cost ~2 times less) the food, service, activities here are worse. Things which were better in “500 rai”: the view, good A/C in the rooms.

All-in-all the high price-tag doesn’t mean a nice experience, probably because there are not many hotels on the lake, so they can charge whatever they want.
I’d not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to discuss and check with our team. Please be informed that our resort has been operated by the concept of " Disconnect to Reconnect " and Charming of Thai ( locals ). We are located in National Park so many things are different from standard resorts. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Helen B wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a fabulous day out from Khao Lak to the Khao Sok National Park and Lake. Included a transfer from our hotel to the Park, a long tail boat trip across the lake to 500Rai, taking in the stunning scenery. At 500Rai we had use of the facilities (floating swimming pool and kayaks etc) and a fabulous buffet lunch.

This was then followed by a trip to the coral cave.
We got extremely lucky to be allocated our local tour guide "Ice Cream". She was such a lovely girl, extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and really made the trip something special, really would recommend putting in a request for her to be your guide.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to inform our team. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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TravelingMN001 wrote a review Mar 2023
Hopkins, Minnesota102 contributions33 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely resort and service! We stayed two nights and loved the experience. The tours took us to the most beautiful places. Food and drinks were higher priced (but still less than Thai food in the USA), but they had a great selection. Plus they had electricity 24 hours a day and air conditioning from noon to 6 am — a true luxury on a very remote lake. Getting there takes 1.5 hour boat ride. I suggest booking directly with the resort to get the best deal and coordinate transportation.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book directly with the hotel to get the best deal, select meal plan and coordinate transportation...
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Response from Bua Vichaidist, Other at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 28 Jul 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback ". Your kind review really means to us. We are happy to hear any feedback and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Pasi K wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took by internet a 2hrs boat trip to Cheow Lan lake. Everything went perfectly, we even had a private trip because we were only customers on the trip. Beautiful place, absolutely worth seeing !
Thank you
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to inform our team. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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RSTMN wrote a review Dec 2022
Minnesota113 contributions81 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for 3 nights. The location and rate view are good, The cabin is realy basic and poor maintenance. No coffee machine, refrigerator or even hand soap. Rarely hot water in the shower even after multiple requests. They pride only one hour Wi-Fi, the cost of additional time is really expensive. Food is way below average and rate service is hampered by poor English of the staff. The provide service only every other day.
For sure floating but not a reaper. RSTMN 5/10
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Date of stay: December 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to discuss and check with our team. Please be informed that our resort has been operated by the concept of " Disconnect to Reconnect " and Charming of Thai ( locals ). We are located in National Park so many things are different from standard resorts. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Lashika B wrote a review Oct 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka368 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is so so beautiful and made it so worth the effort made to get to this place. The water, the surrounding and the nature so close was a beautiful experience. The hotel however could have done slightly better for the premium charged. Upon our arrival from the boat, we were not even offered a glass of water despite it being quite a tiresome trip to get there. They straight away insisted we have lunch at the restaurant and went on to discuss the lunch menu prices. The food however were in large portions and tasted great.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Suphakorn Vichaidist, Owner at 500Rai Floating Resort
Responded 1 Jan 2023
On behalf of 500Rai team, I would like to say " Thank you so much for your feedback " and sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay. I will take all your comments to inform our team. We are happy to hear any feedback from everyone and always find the best way to improve our service. If you have more suggestions or any questions, please let us know via email reservations@500rai.com Best Regards, 500Rai Team
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Answer from airiko
Bangkok, Thailand85 contributions38 helpful votes
Hi, There are several packages for you to choose, 1 day trip, 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights. Check the information at the website "500rai" They offer special promotion at some period of the year.
Answer from Anitsirc17
Marbella, Spain22 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi. Yes, that is correct. I understand you but don't worry as they were reliable. It was my Thai friends who drove and to be honest I have no idea to get there and even us got lost. My advice is either ask your hotel to help you plan your route of you are driving or simply ask 500 rai to pick you up from the airport or pier and they will take you to their office and they have a van to bring you to the dam. There is no reception at the hotel but they're completely organized once you get there. You'll have lunch first and then you can check in and relax.
Answer from llto
Taipei, Taiwan31 contributions20 helpful votes
Hi, I did try hard as you do by several phone calls and emails. I'm willing to provide the only effective mail which the reservation was successfully made. (Sorry that the system said I cannot text with links, so please inbox me if you have the request) Wish you have the best vacation there!
Answer from Nattakorn H
Tromso, Norway47 contributions30 helpful votes
There is no mosquitoes and no mosquito net, don’t worry about malaria. Air condition operation only 18:00-07:00
Doz J wrote a tip 2 May
Malmesbury, United Kingdom86 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan your excursions before getting there"
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Sakshi A wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 30 mins wifi for some room types. Provision of electricity is also on a timely basis. Apart from this, the experience is just wonderful"
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Holly G wrote a tip Mar 2024
Orlando, Florida20 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s comfortable and airconditioned yet you are in the middle of air conditioning. Incredible staff, clean and spectacular views."
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Christopher J wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t want to take all of your luggage you can leave it in the port lock up and take a small bag to the resort"
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Sami M wrote a tip Feb 2024
Holon, Israel7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come with minimal luggage, no need more then 2-4 sherts and swimmingsute"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$2,586 - HK$3,781 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
500 Rai Floating Raft House
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKhao Sok National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about 500Rai Floating Resort
What are some of the property amenities at 500Rai Floating Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at 500Rai Floating Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at 500Rai Floating Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at 500Rai Floating Resort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 500Rai Floating Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 500Rai Floating Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, 500Rai Floating Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 500Rai Floating Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does 500Rai Floating Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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