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Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
“Holiday in Paradise”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I planned this vacation with my family for awhile. I was reading through the reviews of other guests through TripAdvisor and decided to book with panviman.

I was a bit nervous since the road leading to the hotel was quite far. It was exactly 1 kilometer I was told. But I understood why it was important. The secluded location was great for an old couple like us. I do understand why other people was talking about no bar scenes since Klong prao beach isn't as happening as the white sand beach area.

The food was very good. Breakfast had a lot of variety. We stayed 6 nights and there was something new each day. The seafood BBq was my favorite. The only thing I didn't like was the insect that made a very loud noise at exactly at 5 in the evening until about 8 at night. It was a type of cricket with a very annoying alarm like sound. We had to book the vs pa by panviman for any treatments after 5.

I'd love to take my wife here again soon. Last notes for their friendly and helpful staff. They made us feel very welcome. Ask for lek or ba at the restaurant. They'll take good care of you.

  • Stayed November 2013
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Greetings from The Panviman Resort Koh Chang!

First of all, thank you for your recent review about our resort. I personally would like to thank you on behalf of the management and staff for your support and being our not only guest but a family. We are glad that our property and staff were able to make you completely relax on your holidays.

We were told by the National Park Ranger that the insect is a close cousin of the cricket. After the rainy season into the winter months, they are out looking for their soul mate. It is romantic for them, but very annoying for us I know. They should stop by December (thankfully).

We appreciate your lovely review from your previous stay and we hope that you will have even more memorable experience on your next visit. I wish you safe travels and we all look forward to welcoming back very soon.

Best and Personal Regards,

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

All rooms are large, villa-style accomodations. We stayed in a pool-side access villa and were very pleased. The staff is very accommodating and the restaurant menu has very authentic Thai food on offer (Nam Prik, for example). Check out the Reggae-style pub next door on the beach. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Keep in mind that it is located about 1 Km from the main road, so you should rent a motorbike to get around.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear JeffC,

Thank you for your review about your recent stay at The Panviman Resort, Koh Chang!

First of all, please let me take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with our resort. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your holiday and had a great time with us. We do offer shuttle services to main road more often now so no worries about getting around on your next visit.

Looking forward to your next visit with us.

Best Regards,

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
General Manager
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I spent 9 days at Panviman in October and next to the beautiful hotel and lovely swimming pool + private beach, I want to emphasize the great quality of Thai Food. I must admit I didn't try the Western food because i'm not a big fan of doing so when traveling in Asia. The ginger fish, spicy seafood salad, cashew nut chicken, all of it was great! The room was spacious with lots of teak wood and a four post bed. You will feel at home immediately. I didn't spend a lot of time outside the hotel because honestly if you want to go shopping you wouldn't be doing that on a Thai island anyway so don't expect anything on the main road... The massages were great both inside as well as outside of the hotel.
Getting to the Panviman hotel from Trat aiport you can best arrange at Trat airport upon arrival. The airport is very small so you can't miss the desk. It will cost you 800 Baht for a return ticket including the ferry and it takes 90 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Denooijw,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am certain that the other travelers will benefit from your recommendations from your stay with us. I can proudly say that our Spa and restaurant services is second to none. With the highly trained wellness masseurs and both the spa and restaurant are in the open air ocean view setting adding to a memorable atmosphere.

Please visit us again soon. It would be our pleasure to have you back. Also, if you do have friends or family that are interested in visiting Koh Chang, we would be more than happy to provide them with the best service, guaranteed! Have a Panviman day!

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
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Trat, Thailand
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

I never knew that Koh Chang has a hiden gem called Panviman. From what I gathered, Koh Chang seemed to have a "back packer" reputation. Panviman is a vacationer's paradise.

We arrived by car across a 30 minute ride ferry from Trad. It was about 4 hours from Bangkok. The ride took most of our energy, but ascsoon as we saw our room, we were revived. Nookie and the reception crews were terrific. Our breakfast were amazing with variety of selections and fresh local fruits. Our room was clean, big, and vintage Thai style. The house keeping were adorable and the restaurant service staffs were very eager to please you.

The only negative I saw were that the location of the resort is quite far from the main road. The hotel did offer hourly shuttle service to the main road. Luckily we broght our car so that wasn't much of a problem. The villa was also placed in a natural setting so nature's critters were sometimes roaming in our room. We just laughed it off and figured it was a night safari attraction LOL.

All in all, we loved our stay. The price was very reasonable considering the large space we had. I would come back here again for sure. Thank you for making our vacation very enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2013
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Seanv8154,

Greetings from The Panviman Resort Koh Chang!

First of all, thank you for your recent review about our resort. I personally would like to thank you on behalf of the management (especially Nookie) and staff for your support and being our not only guest but a family. We know how frustrating traveling mishaps can be. We are glad that our property and staff were able to make you completely relax on your holidays.

We appreciate your lovely review from your previous stay and we hope that you will have even more memorable experience on your next visit. I wish you safe travels and we all look forward to welcoming back very soon.

Best and Personal Regards,

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were a bit concerned on the bus shuttle in as we turned off the main road down a dark access road for about 10 minutes. You are isolated from much of the action of Klong Prao town site. It is a 1 km walk to the main road or you can take a shuttle ever couple of hours from the hotel. The breakfast is first rate, The meals are very good but a bit pricey as is the spa. 1500b for 2 for 2.5 hrs. We walked both sides of Klong Prao beach from the resort and this section of the beach is the best. Fine white sand and shallow out for at least the first 50 meters. Very few rocks etc. The resort itself is first rate, Bungalows are arranged in sets of 3 with some having their own exclusive pool access. There were lots of palapas and they were up on a raised landscaped section a meter or so above the beach. Nice sized pool with a small waterfall.
We like the isolation and quiet nature of the resort but it is better suited for mature couples and families.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear Saskatoon,

Thank you for your review about your recent stay at The Panviman Resort, Koh Chang!

We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your holiday and had a great time with us. We now have great promotions for our guests to enjoy our restaurant and spa services. With our grand opening of V-Spa on the main road, we have quality day spa service starting at just 300 baht per hour.

We thank you for your positive feedback. Our goal is to always exceed our guests’ expectations and we value your comment, we will do more than our best to maintain and keep improving all parts of our services.

Have a safe traveling and we look forward to welcoming you back soon again.

Best Regards,

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
General Manager
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

A good choice to have selected Panviman for a stay. All the hotel staff is helpful and they always show their smiles to the guests. The hotel is conveniently located right in front of the beach and the environment of the hotel is quite relaxing. I tried massage many times in different places but never found anyone better than Moo. The price was twice higher but the quality was 100 times better. Our beach was the cleanest and not as crowded as white sand beach. The location is far away from the main road, while it has provided a peaceful surrounding (we sighted the lizard monitor), it has certainly not provided ease of transport. My tips to you is rent a motorbike. It is fun and the best way to get around the island.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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GM Paul K, General Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Tamir N,

Thank you for your recent review at the Panviman Koh Chang!

I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation here at our resort. I hope you liked riding the motorbike by yourself around the island. Please extend my regards to your lovely mother. You both were a pleasure to have as guests. We would love for you guys to visit us again soon!

Wishing a safe trip back and look forward to your next visit.

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Great little bungalows, and a fantastic bathroom. The bath is very big and light and when your bath is too hot you can put on your own waterfall. Amazing. Very nice restaurant, great view and good beach. There are nice waves in the sea although the staff gets very worried when you swim, there have been some accidents. It is quite far to the action on the main road so you need your own transport if you want to do more than eat, lay in the bath and lay on the beach. The road to the main road is very muddy and has deep holes, when it rains this is dangerous. Still a great place, and a complete relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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GM Paul K, Manager at Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Nicolas T,

Thank you for your review about your recent stay at The Panviman Resort, Koh Chang!

First of all, please let me take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with our resort. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your holiday and had a great time with us.

We do offer shuttle services to main road more often now so no worries about getting around on your next visit. The staff also give their regards to you and your husband. You both were a pleasure to have as guests.

Looking forward to your next visit with us.

Best Regards,

Paul Porada Srisuwanporn
Panviman Koh Chang
General Manager
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Property: Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Address: 8 /15 Moo 4 | Khlong Prao Beach, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand (Formerly Panviman Koh Chang Resort)
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Chang
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Chang
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Chang
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SANTHIYA TREE KOH CHANG RESORT (Formerly Panviman Koh Chang Resort) We are in the process of rebranding Panviman Koh Chang Resort, which will be called SANTHIYA TREE KOH CHANG RESORT effective immediately. We look forward to welcoming you to our new Santhiya destination soon! Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort is located at Koh Chang, the second largest island in Thailand, only about 300 km east of Bangkok. Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort is a traditional Thai retreat majestically set on the stretching fine sandy beach at Klong Prao. Klong Prao beach is not only tranquil but also idyllic for swimming. Not to mention it is one of the most spectacular spot to enjoy the view of sunset. Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort nestled at Klong Prao beach, a tranquil part of the island and idyllic for swimming, offering a unique blend of serenity and relaxation within a traditional Thai architectural setting. Great value for money and a unique experience of traditional Thai hospitality. All of the resort’s 50 deluxe rooms are majestically set in a tropical lush garden; it reflects the mood of pure comfort. All rooms feature private spacious terraces, and beautiful back-to-nature style bathrooms. ... more   less 
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