We choose to visit this hotel after doing all my research and even under weighing the negative review as some i felt were biased!! Mainly i wanted a nice sea view from my room and so chose a Villa which costed me 160$/night. I personally felt i could have spent that money elsewhere and been lot more happier.
About the rooms :-
Villa with sea view - It was booked direct from the Hotel website and didn't face any problems in booking. Reached hotel at around 8-9pm in evening and was warmly greeted by a relatively young kid, who spoke sort of decent English. Then later he called his Boss and we were shown our room. As it was quite late we didn't find time to check out the room, but 1st impression of rooms presentation was good. We saw the hotel restaurant and didn't feel very tempting to eat there, so we just checked out a restaurant across the street which played live music and was seemingly nice. Just tried some local food and beer, overall were satisfied. Next day morning we got to explore the room, the room has a sliding Full size window for a full panoramic view of the sea. The sea being almost 600-700 mtrs far, wasn't really awesome or tempting. Also right outside the window is trench type depression with lots of useless trees, shrubs and some waste too. It Just turned me off and was very upset with my decision to choose this hotel, also the sea which is visible from room is unusable as it doesn't have a beach. also when i decided to settle by bill by paying in dollars, i was given a very bad exchange rate... as if it was a 5star and were very unfriendly.
Just to sum it up, i wouldn't recommend this hotel again. there are plenty of other hotels in white sand beach area for a commercial tourist feel or the north side which is more of a hippie culture hub.
have fun guys...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orchid Resort is located on the most quiet place in Koh Chang in a beautiful tropical garden with many different kinds of orchids and other plants, which invites you to relax in the tranquil atmosphere. Our excellent restaurant will spoil you from breakfast to late-night dinner with delicious prepared Thai and International Cuisine. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orchid Resort Bailan Hotel Koh Chang
- Orchid Hotel Koh Chang
- Orchid Hotel Bailan