Koh Chang Resort
Koh Chang Resort is a resort that has seen far better days, the early 1990s for example, when most of it was built. When people tell me they are staying there, my only question is “Why?” as the bottom line is that there really is no excuse to stay here, other than it is relatively cheap, when there are plenty of better options on the island.
The bungalows have vines and tall plants growing over them as if to hide their appearance and the beach side pool is the same size as a large jacuzzi bath. Although there is a larger one inland It’s as though the resort was frozen in time for a decade and no maintenance or upkeep has been done so far this century.
One major redeeming feature though is the beach which is great, but other than that , unless you see a special super cheap deal on the rooms then look elsewhere as paying over 4,000 baht for a rickety old beachfront bungalow in High Season is definitely not a wise choice.
The staff try their best but there’s no hiding from the fact that this is one of the worst reviewed resorts on the island. However, some people do actually enjoy its rustic simplicity.
IamKohChang.com Reader Review
By Megan, Ottowa
Yeah, so I quite like Koh Chang Resort. Weird huh?
It was close to Christmas 2014 and time for a winter break. My husband and I opted to stay at Koh Chang Resort for the third time. The first tiem was around 5 years ago, the seconf two years ago.
When you research online for a nice resort in Koh Chang, this one might not come up at the first search result. Well, it wasn’t as cozy as other resorts in Koh Chang but if you’re short on budget, just like us, then this could be a great option.
The resort’s location is perfectly located, at least for us. It has an amazing beach with clear water. It’s a tranquil, million dollar view every morning.
OK. That’s the good points out of the way. Yep, can’t fault the location of the resort. As far as other aspects go . . .
Their restaurant is quite big and serves great food. However, the options are quite overpriced. This is one of the reasons we don’t eat here for lunch and dinner. Instead, we go out and eat in the restaurants in the plazas about 10 minutes walk away.
If you’re addicted to Facebook or online chat, this ins;t the resort for you. There is wi-fi in the lobby but that’s all. And even then the signal is poor.
The beachfront rooms are a tad dowdy. They may have looked like the photos on the booking sites a few years ago, but not nowadays.
Room service is always great though. The staff are very patient but they helped us out with a few small requests and on the whole seemed to be enjoying their job.
One thing I noticed though is that their rooms are getting more expensive compared to the last two years that we stayed here. You could, however, obtain huge discounts when you book online. I don’t know why the prices have risen as absolutely nothing has changed there over the years. It’s still fairly cheap. But if it wasn’t for the beach, the resort would be deserted.
Their beach is conducive for pure relaxation. Unfortunately, their beach chairs fill up quickly in the morning. You need to be there very early in the morning and don’t walk away if you still intend to go back as others will surely occupy your seat.
In terms of overall service, I will give it 4 stars. Thailand is known for its hospitality and Koh Chang Resort won’t fail you in this department. Each person that works here offers fine service of hospitality.
But for the rest of it, it’s kinda like Koh Chang’s own Fawlty Towers.