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Plaloma Cliff Resort
Ranked #61 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed at Plaloma for one night before we left Koh Chang. It was definitely not our favourite! We got a room which was quite cheap but the water in the bathroom (shower, lavatory, toilet) was something between yellow and brown and the room looked quite dirty. In addition we found some clothes from a previous guest in the cupboard. We mentioned these things and they sent somebody to look after it – who had no solution for it... As it was late in the evening we didn't want to change the hotel, so we asked if it's possible to change the room – they didn't have one in the same category and gave us a room which was much bigger, nicer and with normal water running for the same price after a while of discussion. The sleep quality was not good because of the loud bars in the street... Our recommendation: Stay elsewhere!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ChMBK
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We walked in to check availability and were shown a nice 2nd flr room by the pool.
We came back the next day and were told that for the price we were told it was only cliff rooms to which
I objected and was guided to a new pool view room on the first floor because "That was the only room left!".
The room looked like it was not occupied for a year, brown water gushed out of the taps, AC hardly worked, smelled like dung and worst of all it was beside a kitchen.
After complaining strongly we were sent to the original room we were shown!

Pros
Pool was decent and they gave fresh towels

Cons
Staff and owner were very rude and everythung seemed like a cash grab. Charging 50 bhat a day for deposit box as no safes were in the room is ridiculous.
Rooms dated, smeeled and water came out brown
Breakfast was awful
Everything was overpriced in fridge and restaurant
Far from beach
Wifi was weak and only available in lobby
Did I mention the staff were very unfriendy especially the owner

Tips
Do not stay here, top resort looked good for same money, Chai Chet Resort is fantastic for a little more money

My wife and I have a new meaning/word for when we have to go to the toilet
"I have to go to th plaloma"

Room Tip: Dont go here
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank swgibson
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I was from 2 to 9 January 2012 at this hotel.
The room was shabby, broken furniture, light bulbs not working, in the bathroom down brown water from taps.
Price like good hotels, quality like gues house.
On the night you could hear music coming from nearby nightclubs.
I do not recommend this hotel
In this beautiful island there are many other hotels much better than this.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank 001_Francesco
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

Booked this hotel/resort through a Thai agency from which we ended up paying well over the odds for.
Stayed for 6 nights here and from the moment we got there we thought it would be terrible. We stayed in the sea-view room with balcony. It was unfortunately raining when we got there and thus made the entire resort look very old and down trodden. Plenty of bugs at night in the room, not a great start. Once we had got used to the bugs and actually most them had gone from after the first night, we had an enjoyable stay here.
It's location was good, just at the top end of the main 'strip' at Had Sai Kao and literally a 10 minute walk to the famous white sand beach.
The resort had its own good sized swimming pool which was great for cooling down and not very busy. The resort has its own beach although it's more of a seafront than beach, a nice view all the same.
Breakfasts were pretty standard buffets but the chef was good fun and almost forced us to eat his omelette's and eggs each morning.
Staff were friendly and couldn't help us enough. They arranged transport for us to the boat after a mix-up with our tour agency.
Quite a few Germans and French speaking people staying here which I think was a good thing, since the owner I believe was Swiss.

Overall, a nice little place and not very far from the beach with nightlife only a 100 yards or so down the street also.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank CrisB8
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

We came to White Sand Beach by car, and drove around looking for a decent place to stay when we decided to stop at this place. The resort looks fairly swish from the street and in the pics you see on the net but, as it turned out, doesn't deliver.

Check-in went OK, we paid B1200 for an aircon room just a short walk up the hill. The rooms are fairly large but damp, smelly and generally unpleasant. Mattress was totally worn out, as well as the rest of the furniture. Towels felt wet, probably because of how damp the room was. Bathroom was in desperate need of a clean-up, and had tiles that went sticky when wet because of all the goo on them. Great view from the balcony overlooking the sea, as many of the resort's buildings are uphill from the beach and main road. Several girlie bars on the opposite side of the road though, so don't expect a quiet evening.

We checked out the first thing next morning and headed a few hundred meters further north to find Cookie Hotel which offered great looking, clean and very comfortable rooms at B400 more.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank KnutH
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Reviewed 16 December 2007

Never have I been more disapointed on arrival at a hotel as I was here. If only I'd read the reviews on this website first.

We paid 2200bht per night for the room, paying 50% up front (11,000bht). The room was awful and reminded me of a very run down English b&b that hadn't been decorated since the 1970's. The furniture was falling apart, the bathroom was horrible and the bed linen disgusting. The owner was not interested in our complaints and seemed more interested in talking loudly to his friends on the phone.

We wrote of the 50% we had paid in advance and went to a hotel a little further South called Remark Village. This was actually cheaper at 2000bht per night and infinitely better. The manager said that she did good business from people who have booked into the Plaloma Cliff and walked out, as they are the next big hotel down the road.

If you want to ruin your holiday to Kho Chang then stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Doug_1970
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Reviewed 7 November 2007

We spent a few nights at Plaloma Cliff Resort in an older fan room for 800baht for 2 including breakfast. For what we paid we thought it was great value as the resort has a good swimming pool and a grassed area overlooking the sea. The room wasn't new but perfectly functional and more mosquito proof than the beachside bungalow we stayed in our first night on Koh Chang.

The breakfast is served to you rather than being a buffet but the servings were adequate and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The negatives were - I wouldn't rave about the restaurant and there's not great service if you want to drink by the pool. The resort also looks a bit tired in places. However it did look as though a restaurant was going to open which overlooks the sea and this would be a pleasant setting as well as being close to the pool to get drinks, food etc.

If you want to be on the beach it's not the best location as you need to walk a few minutes down the road to get to beach access. However for the price we would definitely recommend Plaloma.

Stayed: October 2007
2  Thank Ruby11nz
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Address: 11/2 Moo 4, White Sand Beach, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Chang
Price Range: £24 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaloma Cliff Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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