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“Interesting experience, decent if overpriced restaurant”
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Buddha View
Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
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“Interesting experience, decent if overpriced restaurant”
Reviewed 11 April 2011

This Bang Bao hotel is well-appointed, with good beds and elegant facilities. The cocktails are interesting, the food elegant if overpriced. All in all, great value for money if you're looking to relax. The hotel is right down the road from some great dive shops, making it ideal if you want to spend your Ko Chang time underwater.

However, make sure that you want to stay in Bang Bao, because each of the locations on Ko Chang are a bit of their own experience. In particular, Bang Bao is a bit isolated and taxi drivers will charge you more to get there.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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This should be the best stay on Koh Chang..! We stayed here for a week and it felt like we had been there for a month, because we were so relaxed afterwards. During the week we ate at other restaurants on Koh Chang as well, but we preferred Buddha View's restaurant at the end. Unless it's a cosy atmosphere at Buddha View, it's possible to do whatever you like, without bothering other people or other people bothering you. The restaurant is delicious, everyone who works there is extremely friendly and fun, rooms are clean and spacious, what else do you need?
We recommend Buddha View to everyone, you should have been there once (and we are already thinking about when we can go back there again..)!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

The rooms and restaurant are located towards the end of the bang bao pier. It has a cool restaurant looking out to sea with sun lounge style seats and low table/cushions along with standard style seating. The low style seats have holes for your legs to dangle down - sounds random but was fun! The food is very good, staff attentive and charming. We only stayed one night merely because of its location and it was noisy early in the morning. Well worth a visit but not the most comfortable stay we had on the island.

Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2008

The Buddha View is located in Bang Bao fishing village. The atmosphere was so relaxed I could have stayed there forever! Had to settle for six nights though. There are eight rooms in total, four with bathroom and shower. The rooms are basic but very nice - dark with wooden walls and floors, AC and fan. Breakfast is not included.

The restaurant is lovely, soft music, good food and a wonderful sea view.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The only minus was the noise coming from the kitchen in the mornings.

Since there is no beach close by I recommend renting a motorbike to get around. But having stayed at White Sands and Lonely Beach prior to Bang Bao I have to say that that Bang Bao was the better choice!

  • Liked — The atmospere, quiet
  • Disliked — Noisy in the mornings
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buddha View
Address: 28 Moo 1 Bang Bao Pier, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
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Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
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Lovely guesthouse with great in-house restaurant, beautifully set on the pier in the fisherman village of Bang Bao. Magnificent views and a unique atmosphere at an affordable price, luxury for all! ... more   less 
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