Kai Bae

The Chill Koh Chang Resort and Spa

The Chill Koh Chang is one of the resorts to put on your shortlist if you just  want to get away from it all and have a week or two of boutique luxury on the island.

99 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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The smallest room is 50sqm and all are fitted and furnished to a contemporary 5 star standard. White washed walls , white linens, dark woods and colour being provided by the occasional cushion is the order of the day.   The well trained staff and calm, friendly ambiance exude professionalism.

Villas at The Chill, Kai Bae beach, Koh Chang

I know someone who travels the world on business and rates the Sky Room as one of the best and also best value hotel rooms he has stayed in anywhere.  This is 100sqm with living room, bedroom, jacuzzi  and huge balcony with sea views.   Ideal for a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway.

This isn’t really a resort for families though.  It is more geared up to luxury seeking couples who want to spend their days idling by the pool, which stretches the entire length of the resort from reception to the beach.

Two negative aspects are the beach, which is nothing to write home about.  It’s narrow and nowhere near as good as the southern end of Kai Bae.  This issue is also shared by the adjacent Gajapuri Resort and AWA Resort.

The other is the price of food & drinks.  The awesome breakfast buffet is included in the price.  But if you fancy a snack or a drink by the pool, be prepared to pay a hefty premium A small beer or fruit juice costs well over 200 Baht including various taxes.   Ridiculous.  Fortunately, there are plenty of places to eat, drink and buy refills for your minibar on the roadside within two minutes walk.  

Overall, a great place to stay.  But if you’re looking at one of the ground floor pool access rooms, check the reviews as a few people have mentioned in reviews and also in emails to me about problems with dampness.  Probably due to the lack of fresh air circulating and the tropical plants in the landscaped gardens.  The beachfront villas and rooms on higher floors get a sea breeze and so don’t have this issue.

Pool access rooms at The Chill, Kai Bae beach, Koh Chang

One of the best resorts I have ever stayed at 😀 - Everything 😞 - There can be nothing about this property that anyone can complain about unless they are just habitual complainers
Exceptional 😀 - Good location, beautiful pool, friendly and helpful staff. The room was also very spacious and delightful. Would definitely recommend. 😞 - A bit pricey.
Perfect 😀 - Every day at the Chill is a perfect day in paradise! And the staff are Angels. This place is more than a excellent hotel. 😞 - To perfect; we have to come back!
Fabulous in every way. 😀 - What a resort! Absolutely our best hotel on our holiday. The breakfast is available at any time from 7am - 4pm, and made to order. It was exceptional. The restaurant is next to the beach. You can even eat on the beach if you prefer. The rooms were excellent. The pool was large and is an infinity type with seamless views out to sea. There are 2 other pools directly accessible from the ground floor rooms. The loungers were comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for the fabulous staff. We were lucky enough to be there when they did a fabulous 'Valentine's night dinner. 😞 - We basically spent nearly all our time at the hotel, it was so good. If I was being picky the gym was a little small, and could be better equipped.
Exceptional 😀 - Everything was fine. 😞 - Difficult to swim in low tide! Many small rocks and seaweed near the cost.
Modern, stylish hotel in great location 😀 - We loved the Chill Report: the friendly staff, the flexibility to give us an early check-in, the great pool area and beach access, the spacious modern and comfortable room, the fantastic breakfast served at the restaurant, the views from the restaurant, and the central location close to some of the best restaurants in the area. 😞 - There is nothing we think the hotel could really improve on, it was that good!

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