White Sand Beach

Changburi Resort & Spa

Changburi Resort & Spa,White Sand beach, Koh Chang

The first thing to note is that Changburi Resort & Spa is basically two totally different resorts.  Changburi Hillside and Changburi Resort.  In the past they operated under separate names but are now advertised as being the same resort.  Which is odd, as the seafront resort is infinitely nicer than the inland hotel block.

950 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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Down by the beach you have accommodation in luxury villas, some with private plunge pools.  The rooms are spotlessly clean and very stylish. Adjacent to this is a large pool, deck area and at the rear of the property are the hotel rooms. The more basic, less well maintained Hillside block is on the opposite side of the main road.  It’s still clean and has friendly staff but is a bit worn around the edges. 

Poolside Villas at Changburi Resort & Spa

If your priorities lie with firstly getting a very good room and the beach is secondary then the villas are a excellent option.   But you probably won’t be going in the sea very often.   The ‘beach’ at this far southern end of White Sand beach is rocky with very little sand.  You’ll need to walk 5 minutes north to find a nicer stretch of sand

The resort offers comfort and privacy, which is rare on White Sand beach . So if you want to stay in luxury on the busiest beach on Koh Chang but like to be just a few minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle, then this is a good choice.

Also worth noting that there is a small beer bar area – Little Pattaya – very close to the resort.  This can get a bit noisy in High Season, you’ll notice some comments about this in reviews.

Hillside rooms at Changburi Resort

Exceptional 😀 - Good location. Breakfast was good. 2 really good swimming pools 😞 - A lot of mosquitoes in the room on the hill side
Good 😀 - Lovely pool overlooking the beach . Spacious rooms, comfortable bed. For what we paid its good value but from the reviews I read i think my expectations were unrealistic. Bell boy so helpful with cases and morning greetings 😞 - The whole hotel is very tired and in need of a good renovation. A good clean up of the whole area around the pool , front entrance etc Rooms very clean apart from the blinds on the bathroom cover in probably a years worth of dust. Location is on main white sands beach opposite all the girly bars which are very noisy but fortunately we could not hear from our Villa.
Our stay at Chang Buri Resort & Spa 😀 - I loved the room and the pool was fantastic. Overlooking the beach and sunset. The hotel was in a great location too. Very central to shops, bars, restaurants and motorbike hire. 😞 - The only thing I could really fault was the location of the 'room safe'. You had to get on your knees to operate it because it was at floor level in a cupboard.
Over priced 😀 - The infinity pool was nice. The staff was polite. 😞 - The AC turned on and off all the time. The room felt dirty. The breakfast was bad. For the price, we expected better. You cannot go from the hotel directly down to the beach. The wood curtain in the bathroom was so dusty that I could write in the dust with my fringer.
Amazing pool and sea! 😀 - The pool and sea are absolutely stunning. There are beds everywhere and towels. Breakfast was good, enough options for all sorts of diets. Staff is also very lovely. 😞 - Keep in mind that there’s a difference between the hillside rooms and the “normal” ones, you have to walk across the street to go to the sea, pool and breakfast. The beds are very soft, if you’re used to the thai beds, you have to adjust a little😉 The hotel is located in an area where there are many “ladybars” we are two girls so we were fine, but if you’re a man they start talking to you.
Bad 😀 - Black mould growing in the bathroom and clothes bin and around the fridge and under the bed. 😞 - None

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1 Comment

  • We stayed on the beach-side hotel. We stayed for 2 nights before moving to Kacha Hotel up the road. Loved every minute of our stay and wish we hadn’t moved!

    Although you cannot walk straight onto the beach the hotels pool is absilutely beautiful with amazing view, good spot for sunbathing and watching the sun go down. Very clean everywhere, staff are all exceptionally friendly but not pretencious and extremely helpful. The room was really lovely and stylish. Housekeeping did a good job of little finishing touches -much appreciated.

    Overall, very peaceful and classy.

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