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Chills Resort
14/12 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #58 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
South Lake Tahoe, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Don't stay there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Robert can careless if you like his place or not.he gets the money up front and no returns. The place is one of the worst on the island..find yourself somewhere else..the pool is a joke. It's dirty. .yes he hangs out and chillis with all his buddy's on the deck. Just what I want on my vacation..no thanks

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My partner booked a 5 night stay in Chills resort for 24th Jan to 29th Jan through WebSawadee. We paid full amount by 10th of January and were promised that after we paid full amount our booking will be confirmed. We booked for a deluxe bungalow that was really upfront d beach as we saw the room was different from other resort that attracts us. However after a long journey from Bangkok that almost took more than 12 hours we reach Chills Resort and was told that they were fully booked. We didn't get it actually because our agent told us that it was a confirmed booking. After a tired journey i actually told my partner just to follow along n moved to Loyfa Natural Resort which Chills resort management actually booked for us. The room was much smaller and of course we were so angry with the agent that we decided to email them. To our suprise Chills Resort actually cater for their relatives and the reason is because their relative didn't want to move out n so we were suppose to put up somewhere. I don't think it's fair for us. They also promise to let us stay in their resort for the last 2 days but they kept silent and didn't bother to let us know of the outcome. So if you guys want to book a room with Chills Resort do call them up personally and asked if their relatives is there cause they cater more for their relatives. I will never recommend this resort to anyone due to their bad service and the way they solve it. However you can check out Loyfa Natural Resort!! They are 100 times better then Chills Resort. I hope the caucasian owner is reading this because he wasn't of any help either!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The leaking pipe under the basin splashed out a lot of water on the legs and feet. Also the toilet tank was constantly noisy with its running water. Even if we told the Dutch owner, he didn´t do anyting about it. Just said "yeah, yeah, I will fix it" And nothing happened. Also the room was very hot so we needed to have the window open during the night. But there was no mosqito net so we got some bites. Finally it´s expensive for what you get on the rest of the island. Even the restaurant is overpriced.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in Chills Resort for the New Year's period for a week.

It is located in Srithanu beach which is about 15 minute taxi ride from Thongsala Pier (cost about 150 baht per person). Had Rin beach is 20 minute taxi ride away and will cost 200-250 baht per person).

It's a very nice chilled out place (as the name indicates) and every room has spectacular views of the sunset over the sea. They serve great food although slightly more expensive than you would find in restaurants nearby.

One thing I didn't like and felt it should have been indicated in their web page was that you have to go down a very steep hill to get to the resort. Often taxis didn't drive down there so we had to walk up the hill to get to the taxi. I am not unfit but climbing up the hill was a bit of a drag on the hot days. I can imagine that it would be a bit of an issue for the elderly or parents with small children.

There were a few power cuts during our stay and a few times we had no water, but hey, it's Thailand, you expect those kind of things.

I wouldn't stay there if you are in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party, because going to and back from Had Rin is time consuming and gets a bit expensive. We did mostly diving so we were fine.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I stayed at Chills for 10 days in October - it's set on a beautiful isolated cove overlooking the sea with wonderful sunset views. The food is top notch and the management very attentive to all needs. It's a relaxed, beautiful place with a homely feel. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Nice resort with small but nice beach, with clear sea water and a rockpool with sea water.
Very friendly staff, with familial atmosphere. To prove how nice they are, they even let us check out at 4pm without any charges!
The manager loves music, they invited us to one of their jam session in a bar in the island, nice songs, nice voices. We had great night.
Rooms & bathroom are nice, clean, and cheap (800b for fan room in low season).
They can book ticket for you, without any commission (as compared to fares in Hat rin)
Only negative point, the restaurant is good, but a bit pricey compared to other restaurant in the area.
Stayed there for 3 days, definitly wanted to stay longer, a Highlight in koh phangan.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at Chills early October 2012. We got picked up from the ferry (no additional charge) by Johnny, who immediately started pointing out local hotspots on the way to the resort. Whether you want to visit a good Thai-/seafood place to eat, rent a motorbike, book a daytrip, hail a cab, go to a party, he's your go-to guy. We rented a 1 room bungalow with adjoining bathroom, which was great, with a really nice ocean (and sunset!) view. Chills resort is a small place right on the beach with a very personal feel to it. The staff makes you feel right at home. And then there's the food. It doesn't really matter what you order (curry, seafood, western food), it all tastes wonderful. The beach in front of the resort is a little rocky, but the rockpool and the reef totally make up for it. If you want sandy beaches, hire a motorbike and head north for a bit. Make sure to visit the jam (at a beach bar closeby) on saturdays for some live music!

I'd recommend this place to anyone who isn't just on Koh Phangan for the full moon party and is looking for a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere - for a very reasonable price!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14/12 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a peaceful bay, with private beach. Only 15 minutes from the main town Thongsala, and a short distance from the village of Sreethanu. All the rooms and bungalows have sea view. ... more   less 
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