The Dewa, Klong Prao beach
The Dewa is definitely the most interestingly designed of Koh Chang’s luxury resorts. It’s bare concrete and funky, sparkling tiling fall into the ‘love it or hate it category’. Fortunately, most guests seem to love it.
This isn’t really a family resort. It’s more suited to couples and the decor isn’t soft and fluffy. The interiors of the room are bare concrete with Thai silk and natural wood finishes and decor. Plus artwork that doesn’t fall into the usual ‘scenic sunset’ or ‘beach vista’ category. It’s more abstract and eclectic. You’ll love the bathrooms and sliding glass wall which allows you to climb into the bath from the bedroom, should you wish.
The resort is only 100 metres from the Emerald Cove and both receive similarly very positive reviews and ratings from guests. Nothing much between them in terms of location or service. But in terms of having personality The Dewa wins easily.
Possible downsides are that the rooms is that most don’t have a sea view, as the resort is on a relatively narrow strip if land, only guests staying in the super luxury beachfront villas get uninterrupted sea views. Likewise the pool is hidden from the beach, so no views whilst you are lounging poolside – but the pool is 700sqm and so is rarely crowded. The narrow beachfront area can become a penguin colony in High Season, as it also caters to guests staying at the resort’s sister hotel, Ramayana, which doesn’t have it’s own beach.
Want luxury & service? Want a resort with character? Bored of generic mock ‘Thai temple style’ resorts and want something unique? Book The Dewa.
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IamKohChang.com Reader Review
By Linda, Berne
The Dewa Klong is a beautiful hotel with an edgy look and an impressive architecture. The use of bare concrete and wood adds to the style of the place and since there are not many fancy resorts on Koh Chang, the Dewa Klong is unique and is the main reason why I chose this place on my visit to Koh Chang.
I travelled to Koh Chang alone in January 2015 and stayed at Dewa Klong for four days since I just wanted to relax and spend my vacation days in a quiet serene area.
I had a wonderful stay at this hotel. From the moment I entered the place to check-in until the very last day, I was treated exceptionally well by the staff. They were very friendly and helpful and always had a smile on their faces. When I first came to the place, they welcomed me with a refreshing drink and the bellhop accompanied me to my room. I stayed in the Deluxe double which was beautiful.
The room had a number of facilities and they were very clean and well maintained. The bed was in the center of the room and is perhaps one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. There was a satellite TV in the room so there was a range of options to choose from if you wanted to watch something. They also provided a large DVD collection that you can from the coffee shop near the reception. The air conditioning in the room was good and the electronic safe ensured that I could keep all my valuables safely. The bed sheets and towels were replaced every day and the management was very efficient as far as cleanliness was concerned which is remarkable.
Wi-Fi facility was available and it made my vacation even better. The connection was blazing fast and I could video-chat with my family and friends without any hassle. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained with a walk in shower and a step up bath which are just what you need after a long day in the Sun.
The only problem was the water supply. In my four-day stay it was not good enough on the first two days, however, the management did take this into notice and apologized for the inconvenience this caused. Apart from that, the rooms were quiet big and have a number of brilliant facilities.
Perhaps one of the best parts of the rooms is the balcony. The stunning pool view from these balconies will make you want to spend most of your time there, to relax on the comfortable furniture provided by the hotel.
The resort has a central location with three other resorts nearby and there is also the beach. For me, the beach was not impressive but the services near it were very good. I would definitely recommend the Thai massage on the beach if you come here! In addition, the drinks and food at the hotel during the day are a bit expensive; they were for me at least, so you should try the beach restaurants nearby for nice, cheaper alternatives.
The main road is also very close to the hotel and has a number of reasonably priced shops where you can go and get all the things you need. You can also go to Kai Bae village center which is a 15-minute walk away from the hotel to get a range of reasonably priced eating and drinking options.
The resort offers a number of facilities including the pool with a Jacuzzi and a pool bar. There is also a library, a coffee shop and a restaurant so one can spend their time in a number of ways at this hotel. The pool is huge and clean and the sun beds near it are very comfortable.
If you are looking for luxury hotel on Koh Chang then Dewa Kong is the perfect option for you. Its design, the services the place has to offer, and the management will make sure that you have a wonderful experience and it will definitely make you want to come back.