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Koh Chang Resortel
Ranked #88 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Ko Chang
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
1 review
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“great place for the right people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Complaints about no access to beach.. yes two miles each way is the best beaches on the island... hail a shared ride for one dollar.. one way is the town of white sand beach , and the other way is a quiet beach..David is the owner and builder of this wonderful hotel.. not a all inclusive resort.. it has a few flaws, but what a well build hotel with character.maybe a few things should be updated..maybe not.
quiet.. big room... nice tile throughout... rent moped, and live at a great hideaway for a great price, and enjoy the island .. don't stay in your resort.. that is not seeing a country... safe .. wonderful island .. venture out... I think the name must be misleading.. this is a hotel .. not a resort... and if you have the honor of spending some time with David and his wife .. what beautiful people.. David is to old , and too successful to put up with rude guest..who don't get it or appreciate the incredible piece of property with great water and mountain views at such a bargain rate...

Room Tip: check your room ... if not to your liking. ask david to change it...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergen
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Thank you for a lovely stay, David.

We loved Koh Chang Island and we really enjoyed staying at your hotel. You are a friendly, helpful and a genuine person, and we felt both welcomed and appreciated as guests. You gave us the best of advises and you fixed everything for us. As some might say, your hotel might be remotely located, but everything worth see and visit is only a 5 minute taxi away. If you want to live in the most crowded areas, with pubs and late night disco and music this is not the hotel for you. This is the more deserted and peaceful place for you to relax and get to meet up with similar people. If you have any complaints the hotel manager will fix everything for you.

You will meet a friendly staff, a genuine manager and a non-crowded hotel. Also worth mentioning; probably the best local Thai restaurant at the island is located just outside, by the main road and they do have a 50 meter pool which is used as training facilities for international teams.

Unfortunately, far too many people are concerned about the facilities at the hotel and will require a bar and restaurant on site. The manager is doing his best and will accommodate all your need and all venues are available by a 50 bath taxi trip.

Let’s face it, the competition at Ko Chang is tough, and it is not easy to be located in between the most popular areas.

Room Tip: All rooms have pool view
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ko Chang, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

After seeing the reviews here i must say many of then are wrong. This place was fantastic in many ways, biggest pool in koh chang, big and comfy rooms with ac and refrigerator. The personel is very helpful, got us a motorbike which you want to have on koh chang. The breakfast was good aswell, the bad thing is that there isnt much people here and its not close to bars etc

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

if i were you, dont ever waste your money with this classic hotel. too far from the beaches, all they have are just a huge dirty swimming pool, the room was old and bad smell because i guess of too old and badly damaged. the foods are terrible and very poor service. please try some other hotel, this hotel is not recommendable at all aspects.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

First thing first. The photos you will see online of this place are most likely from 4+ years ago when it was in it's prime. I was quite excited to get a good deal for my weeks long stay in Koh Chang. The photos and descriptions really made me feel excited. When I arrived I was a little thrown back. The main "lobby" house as it would be was locked up primarily used for storage. Upon walking down the driveway I encountered the HUGE pool and saw a nice woman there to greet me. The hotel grounds themselves are ok and the buildings could use some touch ups and repairs. Both pools were relaxing and nice, being surrounded by trees I was not thrown back by some leaves or fruit flies in the pool. FYI there is no real beach here. This hotel has a fantastic view for sunsets with a little tree swing and sitting area, but the beach is all Rock! I do suggest carefully walking out to the medium size rock and sit-down for a cool photo opp at sunset. Breakfast is included, but I suggest to just skip it and ride your motorbike down to White Sand beach and grab something at Monkey Bar. If your looking for coffee go to any Marion Coffee on the island. Great cappuccinos here!
Ok now the ROOM. The room is minimal, the bare necessities for anyone traveling. My buddy and I had a room near the big pool with twin beds. The bed was comfortable enough, but I have been living in China for 3 years so most beds are better than what I have had. After the first shower and night sleep I was content and understanding at the situation. The bathroom had a few ants on the counter, most likely due to the fact that no one had stayed in the room in a while, The cleaning people probably realized this and after the second day there were no more ants. The shower was what gave me minor frustration. Made for someone 5 feet tall, but it does have a handle shower head... Regardless, once I reset the hot water machine on the wall all was good.
Overall I would stay here again. Its low key, quite, and the family who runs the place is great and friendly. Besides, when in Koh Chang you only use your hotel to sleep, shower, and maybe catch a late night swim. If you are looking for luxury, on site dinning, and overly friendly service...well this may not be the place for you. I'd look into the Kacha Hotel, but I heard plenty of complaints about that place as well. For Koh Chang info you can check out my blog at http://andylinglingchi.blogspot.com/

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed at the Resortel for two nights because we saw the big pool and I thought that i could swim there. We were welcomed warmly and the people who are driving the Resortel were very kind and tried to make our stay as comfortable as possible. But it was obvious that they were not able to maintain such a big pool. The room was very clean, nice and we had airconditioning and a fridge. Unfortunately was the restaurant only open for breakfast and there were many damages at the buildings and at the equipment. The Resotel is 100 Baht taxi drive away from Whitesandbeach and it has a nice view on the ocean with an access to go swimming but their is no real sand beach.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Maybe this was a nice place 5 years ago, but now they have actually given up. Everything is in a state of free fall downhill.
The breakfast is bad and possible a health hazard. The bar and restaurant has closed down, it is not possible to order anything. You can buy drinks from street vendors up on the main road, not in the hotel. The pools are not clean, and the pool area is not attractive, only a few worn sun chairs. Rooms are worn, but actually decently clean.
Location is really bad. There are no restaurants, shopping or other service nearby, you have to go by taxi for everything.
There real problem is the location. In such a bad location it will never be possible to attract customers. And they know it. The staff and manager is friendly and they do their best. I feel a little sorry for them.
Also read "berryberm"s review, he/she is completely right.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Koh Chang Resortel
Address: 13/9 Moo 4 Whitesand-Chai Chet Street, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #88 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Koh Chang Resortel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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