We spent one fantastic week at the DEWA around New Year December 2013-Jan 2014! We were six adults (parents, siblings and grandparents) and five children from age 3 and up, so we came with different preferences and we are quite exigent in terms of expectations - we all ended up extremely happy with our stay! Rooms, beach, meals and services –everything was a delight!
The resort is tasteful and stylish in its decoration with mainly natural materials, which makes it very relaxing. It is directly on the beach and it is a part of the beach which is calm and beautiful and definitely the best stretch on this beach (we were so happy we actually did try any other beaches). The pool is also very nice! We walked around and looked at the other hotels on the beach and no one is nearly as nice as the Dewa.
On the beach the resort’s massage services and food and drinks are available. One treat with this hotel is that massages and treatments as well as mini-bar services actually don’t cost what they usually do at hotels, but for example a massage is what other massages on the beach would cost. We usually don’t use the hotel’s minibar or massage-services as prices tend to stagger but at Dewa we did – a lot! This all made our stay at the Dewa feel like a treat (instead of when you come to a hotel that is nice but somehow you feel ripped-off by everything being so expensive there).
The breakfast buffet is excellent as is the restaurant with good both Thai and European dishes. We ended up having all our meals at the hotel with very nice evenings on the beach! During lunch rush hour services were sometimes slow but when we did not all order at the same time the plates came quicker.
While the hotel doesn’t cater specifically to children with specific activities or services, we felt very welcome coming as a family with small children. When we were there lots of children were there (apparently more than ever before) but all were playing in a way that I don’t’ think was disturbing to guests without children. While resorts with waterslides and playrooms can be handy for families, to play in the sand, in the pool or just playing cards is probably the best vacation a family can have. Extra beds and high chairs are provided, connecting rooms and even a children’s pool are available, and staff and management attitude welcomes children, so even though the hotel does not market itself as a family hotel I would highly recommend it to families!
We occupied one deluxe room on the third floor, two connecting rooms on the second floor and the upper floor of one villa. All rooms were very nice, but we all agreed that the connecting rooms on the second floor were probably nicest with the best balconies and as they were the rooms that felt the most spacious.
To get to Dewa was also very easy with some of us coming in our own car and some through the hotel transport. We found it very convenient to not have to make sure we were at the ferry at a specific time as it leaves every 30 minutes, and also to have all luggage door-to-door. Those who took the Dewa van said that the van used on the return, while in good condition, must have had a problem that made them truly lift from their seats, which hopefully the hotel can fix.
We live in Bangkok and have been around to many places here. We really loved the Dewa and we will certainly come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinctively different and absolute unique is how we describe The DEWA Koh Chang. With its famous fusion architecture The DEWA blends in rustic, tropical and modern contemporary elements and celebrates in perfection the harmony with its surrounding of the beautiful Klong Prao Beach. You will enjoy the powdery beach where you can stroll along with spectacular sunsets, impressive views on the mountainous rain forest and the Gulf of Siam. Splash in the black shiny 700 sq.m. Pool, and enjoy excellent Thai and European cuisines and last but not least our spacious and totally designed Deluxe rooms, Villas and Grand Villas. We aim to contribute to your happiness, well knowing that this is more over a lifetime task. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dewa Koh Chang Hotel Koh Chang
- Dewa Koh Chang
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