My BFF and I stayed at the hotel during Xmas holidays of 2013. Unlike the guests at the year of 2012, we were not in the position to decline for the New Year Gala dinner, as this was compulsory at the time of booking.
We really enjoyed staying at this hotel, since the rooms (Deluxe hillside) were lovely and very spacious, although the bathrooms (especially the shower area) could benefit from renovation.
We found the staff friendly and helpfull and although they don't seem to be highly qualified, their service surely was good enough.
However, as we had expected, the New Year Gala dinner was a total bust, apart from the traditional Thai shows.
First of all, we didn't appreciate at all that the members of the live band from Bangkok hadn't been given a dress code or didn't live up to it. Although the musicians were really good, their casual (denimlike) outfits most certainly put us off and furthermore the singers really could use some English lessons!
Secondly, the hosts of the shows were presenting the gala in a hysterical way. Although there was plenty of laughing and joking between them, but in fact they weren't funny at all nor classy for the occassion.
Finally, the buffet food was very disappointing and due to a chaotic forming of queues the standing in line for it was horrible.
All and all, this gala dinner most certainly wasn't value for the money (i.e. about 80 euros pro person).
Still, given the occassion, we would revisit this hotel on a another trip to Koh Chang and recommend it to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 Star Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa, sits on the glistening white sands of Klongprao Beach. Watch the dazzling sunsets sink into the Gulf of Thailand. Located on fabulous Klongprao Beach on Koh Chang's west coast. Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa is simply a paradise on earth. With a prime stretch of 260 metre long beachfront, delicate white sand, azure water, spectacular sunsets, and superb panorama of unspoiled natural scenery. Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa is a romantic, peaceful sanctuary, ideal for a memorable vacation experience and wedding or honeymoon with its vast and private pristine golden sand beach. ... more less
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