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“Perfect view and quietness” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliff Cottage
108 Moo 1 | Bang Bao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand   |  
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“Perfect view and quietness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a very quiet place. It's a great place to meet sunrise and sunset. Comfortable rooms with aircon, fridge and hot water. Upstairs cheep bungalow with perfect views, but without water and other facilities )

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed at Cliff Cottages because it was going to make things easier for our dive trips with ScubaDawgs. It has a great location only a 10minute walk to Bang Bao, although the path is a little Thaistyle and a touch muddy in the monsoon. You can't blame Cliff Cottage for any of that.
The concrete bungalows have aircon and a fantastic view of the bay, the more rustic bungalows on the hill, look out to sea.

I spent lots of time in the hammocks in the restaurant, the food and drink keep coming, the Thai staff are great and friendly, Shaun the owner is an awesome character who will do what ever he can to help. We will be back.

For those with soft feet, be careful going for a swim in the ocean, the rocks can be sharp.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We visited Koh Chang to do some diving - once we had arranged the dives with a great local company - ScubaDawgs, we also discovered the Cliff Cottage! - Great place to stay! if you get the dives booked in, the boat boys will pick you up in the morning on one of the companies smaller boats and take you to the dive boat, and bring you back to the cottages after the dives! Once back at the cottages - you get what you pay for! Clean comfortable en-suite rooms with fan and air-con, or basic huts with outside facilities, there is pleanty of Thai-style happening at this resort! Shaun the owner went out of his way to be helpful in various ways, - with local knowledge that he was keen to share. Great open restaurant/bar/chill-out area, with a fantastic atmosphere which provides the perfect opportunity to sit with a cold one, meet new people and watch the world go by! Snorkel gear, scooter hire and canoes are all available for a fee, the neighbouring hotel has a pool which we often nipped down to - no charge! We had a beautiful view of Bang Bao from our room, fresh towels daily - a corner of paradise!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Both the cliff top cottages and the restaurant are situated fantastically. First prize for that.
The food in the restaurant is good, and the village can easily be reached on food in about 10 minutes.
Unfortunately the place was a bit too rambling for me. The wooden deck in the restaurant went up and down when even the dog was passing, this gave me an uncomfortable feeling.
The cottages were really basic. The door could not open without lifting it up a bit, the roof had some holes, as had the mosquito net, and the whole structure was not level. I found it difficult to sleep in such an un-level bed. No lock or towel was provided, anyway the cottage had no bathroom. For the bathroom you had to go down the steps over a partly muddy trail (leaking watertank next to the path) to find 3 toilets and 3 showers designed to be used by everybody (that is all the people in the cottages, all the people in the restaurant and all the staff). Considering all this, 400 bath for the cottage is expensive.
Nevertheless, I can recommend this place for its fantastic location. And who knows, maybe the vibes will be good for you (but they were not for me).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Found this place by chance having returned to Ko Chang for the first time in 15 years. Shaun the owner is a great guy and both him and his staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgable. Rooms were great, I stayed in a basic hut which had amazing views at sunrise and sunset. There are also aircon rooms which are great value for the location compared to other guesthouses in the area.

Bang Bao village is within easy walk to a 7-11, pharmacy and lots of restaurants.

Cliff Cottage also runs 'Scuba Dawgs', a dive school with very friendly and knowledgable local and international diving staff. Great diving and snorkelling packages here with the cheapest prices for open water dive courses on the island. The boat and diving gear are all new and instructors very friendly and knowledgable. As a qualified diver I would highly recommend them to new and experienced divers alike.

A great place will definitely be back and recommend to others!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We originally booked 2 nights in one of the basic huts but on arrival our host (Alex i think was his name?) told us that since they had very few bookings he upgraded us to an air-con room for free with private bath and balcony. Our room faced the village where the sun rose and it was beautiful.Very rustic, away from the village but still close enough to walk to for dinner. Our room was very adequate and comfortable. The a/c was so efficient, we were actually cold one night and had to turn it off. The common area/restaurant was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places we stayed, with views looking out over the ocean. We spend a lot of time playing cards there or relaxing, watching the fishing boats go by. We were told there was good snorkeling but did not participate.

Village of Bang Bao is very peaceful, lots of great places to eat and shop and a very quiet and pleasant beach. Our host offered to drive us to the beach and we opted to walk back even though he said he would come pick us up. There is a great place to eat in the village called Trong Dee Bakery that serves great grilled fish, chicken and som tam. I wouldn't reccoment the food at the cliff cottages, it was ok but a little over priced and the food in the village was much better.

Bring a flashlight or headlamp if you will be in the village and walking back to the hotel after dark. There are almost no lights and you will be walking very dark paths through brush and occasionaly people's yards. There are also a few foot bridges over creeks/ponds.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Turned up, with no reservation, on recommendation of a friend who visited in November 2011.
Picked up from the ferry and dropped off right by the driveway, one of our party was 77 years old. Staff were very polite and could not do enough for us on our 2 night stay, that turned into 3 nights.I stayed on the cliff in one of the huts, my 2 other friends in the deluxe air con rooms. It is one of the most beautiful and outstanding locations I have stayed at, and so relaxing and chilled. The food was very good value, good size portions and the breakfast would keep you going for the rest of the day. Shaun gave us recommendations of other places to eat, for the evening and drove us there and picked us up when finished. The staff took care of our every need and arranged transport for leaving the Island and returning to Pattaya, which was 350 Baht cheaper per person compared with the best deal I could get in Pattaya.Looking forward to returning again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 108 Moo 1 | Bang Bao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The way Thailand used to be. Cliff Cottage is a secluded and picturesque resort. The wooden bar / restaurant is built over the sea in a private cove. There are very few places so picturesque. It's a great place to relax. The bar area and Clifftop Glamping tents offer a great place to relax and watch the sunset. Close to the Bang Bao pier nicely located for those seeking to travel on to the other islands, take boat trips or try snorkeling and diving with our sister company Scubadawgs. ... more   less 
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