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“Really deserted place for backpackers, totally overprices food and nothing to do!”

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Chalong Beach Hotel and Spa
Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Rawai
Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

Just arrived on my backpacker trip. The staff was really kind, but their english was really bad which is difficult to understand of a 4 star hotel. I stayed in the dorm room (Nomads Phuket) which is owned by the same and located at the same place. The room was nice and clean, but there where actually no people there. Most guests are families, so as a backpacker you really shouldn't go there. The beach was very deserted and muddy so I couldn't bath. They charged me 294 Bath for a breakfast that they told me was included and used the excuse that they didn't understand my voucher! The restaurant is overprices (300 Bath for two beers), and they charge you a really high service tax. You have no other place to go, because the road is really bad - electricity cables around your head, slum, much traffic - so you can choose to pay expensive taxis trying to rip you off into Patong or Phuket Town, or you can pay a million Bath at their restaurant. I left three days earlier than I'd planned after staying in the dorm four days all alone! Never getting back to Chalong.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This hotel has a very romantic view of the beach from my room and a huge terrace. The room were so comfortable and you have a choice of using the fan or the air-con which i though was a good idea of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet were SO YUMMYYYY !!!! the beach is not so nice to swim but to look at it is beautiful especially on the sunrise at 6am (I had to go on a excursion very early as I woke up I saw this amazing sunrise) The pool is just so big and so warm. the price on the restaurant are correct. The only bad thing that I didn't really like is the shower of the room as it was suppose to have a jet and it didn't work. Also the location is a little far from everything but next to them they have great temple such as The big buddha or Chalong Temple and a very nice beach just 5min away name Naiharn beach.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Smells disgusting, hardest bed in the world, overpriced restaurant, dirty shower, aweful beach, noisy hallways. I slept a total of 4 hours a night if lucky. I have never posted on trip advisor, but felt compelled to. Only upside was it was very close to big buddha and Siam safari which were amazing.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank EliseA73
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

we are a couple with a toddler.

Room: spacious, clean and with a beautiful view of the ocean.

Beach: little, very polluted water, not good for swimming at all.

Pool: big and not crowded but not the clearest. Algae growing around, you can't see the bottom!!

Location: far away from everything except the Pier to take you to other places. you can't walk much around. is located in an area full with locals.

Service is all right. And hotel is ok in general but I expected more from a 4 stars.

Husband was very happy with the views, as he is a photographer but me and baby spent some time locked in our room.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Not a good hotel.

Food is institutional basic - breakfast was stale pastries, a mound of soggy french toast, and stewed coffee. Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful at best, and at worst would lie blatantly. It is a bit remote, and the half-hour walk into the center of Chalong is along a busy main road with no pavements and overhead cables dipping down to head-height in places. Taxis prices are ridiculously high, and unless you want to spend your stay exclusively on their beach and pool, you'll end up spending as much or more on taxis as you do on the hotel. I had no hot water in my room.

To top it all off, they tried to triple-charge me when I left.

Avoid unless desperate.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank weegolo
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

The hotel is in the residential Chalong area, about 25 minutes to Patong Night life. With my friends, we used the hotel shuttle bus in evening to go to Bangla Patong. Only 100 bath per person to be in the entrance of Bangla road, thanks for this useful service.
Clear and modern room with outstanding view on Chalong bay and islands.
We tried too the free kayaking in the bay from the hotel beach : chalong bay is a lake, the kayaking is easy and amazing.
I will go back in this hotel.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms on the 4th floor, the best.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ironbutterfly12
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

If you're looking for an hotel with a just comfortable room to plan your daily trips to visit all what Phuket has to offer, well than you're at the right place. If you are looking for an hotel with night life at your doorstep, this is really not the place to go.

The service wasn't that great. Where was the Thai smile? Most of the staff didn't speak/understand English at all, something you would expect from a 4 star hotel run by Frenchman.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Chalong Beach Hotel and Spa

Address: 80 Moo 5 | Chalong Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Rawai
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Rawai
Price Range: £55 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chalong Beach Hotel and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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