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Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway

Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway

The Mercure Hideaway Resort in Bailan, 2km south of Lonely Beach, which, to my mind, tends to fall into the ‘Why stay here when there are better located alternatives?’ classification.  And then I see the room rates and know the answer.  It’s often much cheaper than other resorts of a similar standard.

712 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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Some people are big fans of the Mercure brand and I am sure they won’t be disappointed.   There’s good service and bright, airy rooms. But there is no aspect of this resort that really stands out as being truly 4 star and neither does it have an outstanding location which would thus elevate the resort onto any ‘must stay at’ list.

Superior room at Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway

The interiors of the guest rooms and the standard of the staff as as good as you will find on the island.   The rooms are all about soft furnishings,  light wood and contemporary furniture. Maybe a bit too ‘Ikea’ for some.

The beach looks perfect at high tide, but looks a muddy, stony mess at low tide – as it is artificial.   You won’t be doing much swimming in the sea.   But fortunately the pool is large and the pool deck houses a couple of jacuzzis so you can watch the tide recede whilst relaxing with your loved one.  And there are also the pool access rooms at the rear of the resort which have a nice lap pool.

Outside the resort you will be stuck for things to occupy you or spend money on.   There are a handful of backpacker hut resorts plus a few roadside restaurants but no souvenir shops – other than a couple in the resort itself.   That in itself could be a bonus for anyone wanting to avoid roadsides covered in shops selling souvenir junk.

But if you want a beach you can walk along at low tide. Or want to swim in the sea. Or want to easily be able to get to other beaches for a night out.  Then there are better alternatives.  But they can be nearly 50% more expensive.  

Having said that, it’s a very good choice for a short, peaceful getaway.  And when it’s often possible to grab a room during High Season for under 2,000 Baht/night it’s definitely value for money.  

Pool access rooms at Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway

Superb 😀 - Beautiful hotel with nice location beach front, they have 2 swiming pools, rooms are pefect friendly and helpfull staff, 😞 - Nothing
Koh Chang vacation 😀 - Staff were excellent. 😞 - No laundry services as was under renovation?? Was not advised of this until requested laundry service.
Excellent private pool. Quiet location. Nice beach. 😀 - Stayed 3 nights in the pool villa. Good size private swimming pool with 3 jacuzzi. Pool size jets aproximately 7m x 4m and 1.3m depth. Jacuzzi bathtub Very friendly staff. One of the cookes prepares the best thai food I have tasted in all my yers in Thailand **** Nice clean and peacfull beach. Good value for money. 😞 - All was perfect.
Peace and tranquillity at a budget price. 😀 - First off. Mercurey Koh Chang team. I can't thank you enough. To have stayed with you was the perfect fit for a well and truly overdue holiday break. The ambiance and location of the property offers everything that is needed to revitalise mind, body and soul. Trust me, we will be back soon. Thank you for honouring my booking for such a long time. Can't thank you enough. 😞 - Sorry. Nothing to report.
Very good 😀 - Near to beach 😞 - Small room, and far from main building
Disappointed, never come back. 😀 - Basically their facilities and breakfast. 😞 - The hotel isn't in good condition, a lot of leaves, spider web's, mold.. my bedroom was covered by webs and dust and some furniture was really dirty. I was bit by a spider, and I have a big hematoma on my back.

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