The Chongfah management team have got it right - from the time we arrived in a rather weary state after a long journey from the UK to our departure, all the staff here were really friendly and helpful. We're not usually hotel lovers but this one is outstanding! It's small and personal and wonderfully comfortable. We stayed in 2 rooms over 9 nights, one was a ground floor one which is the cheapest style but very nice, a good size, well equipped and comfy and then moved to a sea view bungalow which was gorgeous. The beds are firm but not rock hard and the pillows wonderfully soft and there are lots of lovely touches like the electric mosquito holders inside the rooms, ceramic mosquito holders for the external sitting area - they even provide fresh coils each day, plentiful supplies of towels for beach and bathroom but with an eye on the environment so guests are encouraged to use towels for more than one day and as much waste as possible is recycled, daily supplies of drinking water and in the bungalow a rather good coffee machine and personal sun beds just outside your room. Every evening staff come round to check that have all the supplies you need in your room and to leave a couple of sweets (cookies etc) and good night wishes.
The breakfast is excellent with a wide range of food including European and Asian, lovely fresh fruit, a choice of teas and coffees and eggs and pancakes/waffles freshly cooked to order.
The beach is just steps away from the hotel though the Tsunami precautions mean that there's a high wall between beach and hotel but unless it's high tide it's easy to walk down to the beach and it's a great one. The hotel also has a fabulous infinity pool - warm and hardly chlorinated so it's a wonderful place to cool off and spend time looking over the sea.
The only small criticism we'd have is the food in the restaurant - we ate one evening meal and one lunch and both were relatively expensive and poor quality compared to the food on offer just a short walk away. To be honest this didn't matter as we'd prefer to eat and out and it's easy to do so with a good range of restaurants within walking distance.
We were wonderfully relaxed at the end of our stay and hope to return soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chongfah Resort is boutique beachfront hotel located on beautiful Bang Niang Beach in Khao Lak. A haven of peace and tranquility, this charming Khao Lak resort is surrounded by nature and features a total of only 30 deluxe rooms and quaint bungalows, including beachfront bungalows just a few steps from the enticing crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chongfah Beach Hotel Khao Lak