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“April 2013. The worst holiday ever!”

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Chang Buri Resort and Spa
Ranked #31 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Upgraded to a private villa after being shown a damp-ridden room at the Hillside part of this complex.
Pros: Uninterrupted view of the sea from the pontoon area which has plenty of sun beds. The pool is good too.
Cons: Dirty, sweat stained headboard. Filthy balcony that was covered in rotting leaves and fruit from the trees above. The room was wiped over during our stay but not cleaned with products despite requests. The staff are completely unfriendly other than to Thai people and everyone drags their feet around, looking bored out of their minds or texting. They're just not interested. Some of the staff have digusting fingernails and to be honest this is off putting when having them lean over you to retrieve your plates (when they can be bothered!)
The entire hotel is tired and tatty. For £100 per night this is not acceptable, especially on an island where you would expect the standards to be higher (as they are in Koh Samui). We stayed in Bangkok at the Best Western and the Continenet in Sukhamvit, the latter with a 38th floor roof bar and pool for £25 less per night.
On my last note there was the additional pleasure of local prostitutes roaming the complex completely unchallenged. The security is usually not there but when it is it is pointless.
Please do not go!

Room Tip: A budget room opposite the 711 would be best as these are the newest but they are opposite the noisy...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Booked at this resort for a last minute deal and was reasonably priced for a resort in a good location, we stayed for 4 nights. Pros: Good location, quiet, close to beach, modern bathroom, swimming pool was good with plenty of sunbeds, we were allowed an early check in Cons: Room stunk of smoke no matter how much it sprayed or aired out, resort is geared towards chinese holiday makers, breakfast was average (egg chef was good though), verandah was tiny with mouldy deck chairs and cushions, limited english speaking tv channels, wifi was very slow

Room Tip: If you are a non smoker, be aware that rooms have strong cigarette odour
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Firstly hotel refers to a private beach. Be aware that it is a rocky beach with no direct access to the beautifil white sand beach of Ha Sai Khao. Difficult access to sea down a slope. A very nice swimming pool however.
Stayed in an expensive suite room which looks very nice.. The bathroom had no water in the evening for 3 days so couldn't shower for dinner. I was told the pumps had gone but would be fixed. Bluntly I believe this was a lie! Aircon and internet reception in room was also very poor.
Asked at least twice to see and speak to a manager but was refused. Reception staff just don't care and no apology made on checking out or gesture for lack of facilities in an expensive hotel and room.
There are many hotels at White Sand Beach at all price levels and with good service. I have stayed at many over the years.
Don't stay here. This hotel is very poor for Thailand and needs management put in to up standards.

Room Tip: Don't stay there
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Chang Buri is a nice hotel in White Sands area, the busiest part of the island. If you like to be in a paradise island but you still want to have many options to eat, bars and some shopping then this location is perfect for you.

We stayed in the sea side rooms, the room was ok, not view to the beach but it was nice. Keep in mind that the hotel has to parts: the hill side rooms and the sea front rooms. Since the road is quiet busy in this area, specially at night, I strongly recommend you to get a room in the sea side.

The pool area is just amazing, very nice and quiet, and eventhough you dont have sand in this area you have stairs just close to the beach to get right to the sea and have a nice swim. You have a very nice view of the island from the hotel deck near the pool.

The breakfast was very good and the service in general was fine.

I think Chang Buri is a good option if you dont want to pay a fortune for your stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Chang Buri is a nice hotel in the White Sands area, whilst it is located sea side- there is no beach sand out the front of the resort. You need to walk back towards central White Sands area to locate the sand.

Rooms are well appointed and the daily breakfast was great. Lacking was internet access in the room, we stayed in the hotel wing on the beach side of the road which overlooked the lady bar area (although our room looked outward over the sea). Considering we are in 2012 and the lack of 3G reception on the island Internet access in the room is a must. They do have free wifi in the lobby but it is open air and alot of mosqitoes are there.

Staff were friendly, but the pool area is super nice.

Eating in the restaurant near the pool was great (see photo contribution)

If having a beach is a must- select another hotel, otherwise if you pick this hotel up on a deal it would be worth the money.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

This hotel was a good choice, stayed kasha resort last trip but booked here for Christmas 2012. Great reception upon arrival, drinks, warm welcome with nice intro to hotel and room. Nice lay out and kept very clean. 6am staff are out raking private beach, cleaning pool & water ways. Nice. deluxe Room beach side big, very modern in nice surroundings. Tv,DVD,fridge bath,shower Internet in room!? Maybe. Internet is present but could i connect in room.. No. Read this on few reviews... Reception say "signal room sometime" Shame this would make it perfect. Can get connected in or near reception tho no prob. Breakfast and room service is good. Room had no safe and back door wouldn't lock but this was sorted out in less that 1hr. Fair enough. Enjoying my stay here right now!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

When we first arrived at the hotel, the welcome and drink was impeccable. We where showed the a room on the forth floor, and it was a good equipped Seaside deluxe, NOT sea view, as one might expect. There are trees in front of the balcony prohibiting any view of any sort except trees. The personnel are service minded and the cleaning is acceptable. One MAJOR draw back is the "beer bars" behind the hotel where music is played LOUD into the early morning, and it is of course a sad view on the way home at night!

There is no beach to speak of, the "pier" that belongs to the hotel is the only access to the water, and there is a bar/restaurant there that serve descent food and coctails.

All in all it is a worn down hotel, but still with it's charm. The only reason for not going back is the beer bars in the back, the tree view on th top floor, and no beach. Everything else is prime.

Room Tip: Stay away from 5301 to 5303 if you don't want to watch trees. There might be others, but that is...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chang Buri Resort and Spa

Address: 99/9 Moo 4, White Sand Beach, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand (Formerly Ko Chang Hillside)
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Ko Chang
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Chang
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Chang
Price Range: £30 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chang Buri Resort and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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