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Nirvana Resort Koh Chang
Ranked #30 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Certificate of Excellence
Phuket, Thailand
1 review
“Class A stay!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Koh Chang might still have pirates but they are not here. All good and great fun for us. We tried the Pattaya version and it was ok but the real McCoy is here on wild and wonderful Koh Chang. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Bang Bao is a lovely place, quiet and kind of 'end-of-the-road' (actually the road really ends there): isolated from it lies the Nirvana Resort. I don't know why they call it a Spa since the sauna was being tiled and the only hint at a spa was a girl on the side of the pool offering massage. Allegedly there are 2 pools but the rock pool in the jungle is shaded by trees and left to its own devices, so it was full of leaves and felt abandoned. The 'proper' pool is quite nice and deep, but again very shaded by trees so if you wish to sunbathe you have to keep following the sun.
When we arrived the shower delivered only very tepid water so we complained. The first worker that came said it was OK, so I went straight back and said that was NOT normal. The following day they changed the shower and everything was fine after that. Towels were not provided freely: sometimes we got only the bath towels and no face towels. The bed was not made daily: the top sheet (duvet really) was rearranged but the bottom sheet was not touched. The shower glass partition in the bathroom was streaked (with soap?) when we got there and was still like that the day we left.
For breakfast the restaurant served the best bread I've ever had in a hotel: still warm, crusty and SUPERB. Unfortunately the rest was OK but nothing more than that. You are given set choices and unfortunately the staff don't really know much apart from those. The first day I asked for scrambled eggs and my husband for poached eggs rather than the fixed choices. I was given an omelette with onions and tomatoes and my husband 2 fried eggs. The following day I ordered a rosti (fixed choice) and was given 2 poached eggs on top of a soggy rosti. We never tried the restaurant because the board at the entrance of the restaurant advertising "Chicken Kiev" made us decide to go and eat in Bang Bao.
On the whole the staff are very helpful but it's obvious that most of them haven't been trained properly. We paid 29,000 baht for 5 days B&B which I think is a rip off considered what you can get in Thailand for your money.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Richard R, Owner at Nirvana Resort Koh Chang, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
I have noted all your comments and reported back to my staff to examine and comment back to me in order that we can maintain our usual high standards.We take your comments very seriously
I am happy to say we rarely get negative comments related to our breakfasts. We do not offer a buffet apart from fresh fruit and freshly cooked home made bread as we feel our customers deserve better hence the choice of 15 different breakfast dishes cooked freshly and we apologise for your Rosti and will check that on my next visit in 5 days..
Surprisingly "Chicken Kiev" is still popular if done well regardless of it;s rather unfashionable status , maybe we should change the name?.
Finally for what we offer I believe the price to be very reasonable and competitive particularly for an island in Thailand, Thankyou for your kind cpmments and hope you will give us another try.
All the best
Richard Rhodes
CEO Nirvana resorts
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Kolbotn
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I have been to four different resorts at Koh Chang, and this is the nicest one. You're gonna love the bungalows, the view, the breakfast and the city of Bang Bao. A real good place to relax and get away from it all

Room Tip: Bungalows nerxt to the beach are the nicest one
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Nirvana Resort & Spa is a lovely resort for a honeymoon. We went there in the off season and the resort is beautiful. The entrance of the resort has a calm backwaters on one side and a wild beach on the other. The staff at the resort are helpful but let you have the space that you want. The swimming pool is beautiful and the staff let us swim at anytime of the night - they got a major plus in our books for this. A negative is that it is really far from everything else on the island. But then again, if you are there for a honeymoon and want something out of the usual rush, romantic and adventurous, this place fits the bill. One way to get around it to hire a bike or car from nearby and ride/drive around yourself. We also were not too fond of their much-hyped restaurant. Perhaps it was because this wasn't peak season, but everything was REALLY expensive there and not all that tasty. Since we arrived there late in the evening, we were forced to eat there - but we ensured that we ate outside for the rest of our trip. I recommend a local Thai restaurant! Overall, we LOVED the place and would love to go back there for a romantic getaway (won't recommend it for a family holiday).

Room Tip: All the rooms are really nice.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Richard R, Owner at Nirvana Resort Koh Chang, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Firstly ,a hearty thankyou for your kind review. I have replied to your comments re our restaurant, You are right , we are not up to scratch right now and selection is limited as we are re-vamping everything regarding the dinner menu and bungalow service and operating with a smaller staff set-up due to down season . We shall return with all guns blazing in November. I do hope you enjoyed our included breakfasts however as they are consistent year round. Looking forward to receiving you again sometime .
Richard Rhodes
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Weather could have been better but we can hardly blame that on the resort. Two swimming pools, chalets spaciously laid out from neighbours and polite, no-0intrusive staff. This is a great place to explore from andhandy for Bang Bao Fishing Village

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Geleen
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Because it was low season it was very quiet and the location was perfect. Away from the noice and serenity of the jungle surrounds you. It's the perfect hide away but you can get everywhere on the island if you rent a scooter which we did. It is recommended. The resort offers good service and beautiful views. The only thing that is not recommended is the restaurant. Its menu is very limited and expensive in comparison with the island's other restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Rainy season stays are always a bit of a gamble, but we found an amazing place to recharge the battery. Nirvana is surrounded by quiet, green, and comfort. The restaurant is absolutely stunning, it was lovely to wake to breakfast on the sea every day. The staff are very warm, in particular, "Ning" was incredibly helpful, friendly, and kind.

The nearby fishing village is a great place to shop and lunch at. We took to "Buddha View" restaurant, and recommend it highly.

Nirvana is exactly the type of resort you'd want for a quiet time. We stayed at in #4 Delux Sea View Cottage, and would come back to it again.

Room Tip: #4 Delux Sea View!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nirvana Resort Koh Chang

Property: Nirvana Resort Koh Chang
Address: 12/4 - 5 Moo 1, Bangbao | Koh Chang Tai, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand (Formerly Nirvana Resort & Spa)
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Ko Chang
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Chang
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Nirvana Resort Koh Chang 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nirvana Resort is a special place designed to surpass its name. Made with lovers of natural beauty, comfort and service in mind. Nirvana is the special getaway for anybody who is yearning for peace and tranquility with comfort. Famous for its positioning, Nirvana is the one resort on Koh Chang offering views of both sunrise and sunset. Our stunning rock walk offers breath taking views with total privacy. There's nothing like it. ... more   less 
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