When it opened, Remark Cottage was one of the nicest small bungalow resorts on the island. The owners spent a lot of time and effort to create a small ‘designer hut’ resort set amidst beautiful, landscaped tropical gardens.
The actual bungalows were pretty simple, wooden design and fitted out and decorated to a good 2 star standard. The large restaurant is also full of interesting touches, which isn’t surprising given the owner is an architect.
However, over the years the standards haven’t been kept up and the bungalows are beginning to show their age. Be aware of that if you decide to book.
There’s no natural beach here but a small artificial sand beach has been created for people wanting to sunbathe. In the centre of the resort there is also a ‘Spa pool’ which is an alternative to saying it’s a ‘very small pool’.
If you need a hideaway and can avoid the weekends then this is a peaceful place to stay. You’ll also see that the resort can be pretty expensive for what you get and that room rates are higher over the weekend. This is down to it’s popularity with Bangkokians who like to stay here and whom make up the majority of guests.
IamKohChang.com Reader Review
By Dortie, Denmark
This is an old resort. The photos that we saw online were heavily photoshopped and some were old images of the hotel. Despite that, we had an enjoyable stay here with my friends.
Remark Cottage in Koh Chang wasn’t a Hilton type of hotel. But it could promise you an enjoyable, comfortable stay here. It also promised incredible design in their rooms but we didn’t quite see that.
It’s situated about 1km south of White Sand beach which was good as we don't like crowds. Before our arrival, we first communicated with the hotel staff. We sent them a bunch of emails to confirm our booking. They replied promptly and told us on how to get to the resort. We were really looking forward to this trip.
Once we got inside the resort, the reception had a welcoming atmosphere. Free candies. Free bottles of water. They were all cold. But because it was raining at that time, we didn’t need them.
After the check-in, we were escorted to our room by one of their fantastic employees. The resort staff was outstanding throughout our stay here. You could tell that they put their best efforts to make sure that their resort guests would have a great time staying.
We had a fabulous suite. Okay, it wasn’t a suite but it was a bungalow with comfortable beds. In our room, there was no Internet connection. But we didn’t need it. The décor and the size of the house weren’t too impressive. However, I got to say that it had a lovely décor. There were no carpets but the floor was clean.
The room rate didn’t include any coffee or tea machine. But it did include free breakfast. How about free bottled water? No. unfortunately. But they did offer us with refillable bottles and clean drinking water. And the bathroom was clean but a bit too small for us. It looks as if it was designed more for Thai size people than larger Europeans. :-)
The small pool was useful as a place to cool off. But you couldn't swim there. And there isn't a beach at this resort - but we knew that in advance. However, as a base for a short holiday on Koh Chang it was fine. We didn't have any problems getting taxis at night to the other beaches.