We stayed at The Sunflower in a beautiful, clean, and inexpensive bungalow that was only a few minutes walk from a great beach (Lonely Beach, which turned out to be my favorite on Koh Chang). I don't know if it was standard in all of their bungalows or not, but ours also had hot water and air conditioning.
The staff was helpful when we asked questions about things to do, and also were able to make arrangements for a variety of activities including scuba diving and elephant riding. They also have a movie playing every evening in the main area, and they are open to suggestions if you want to ask for something specific.
The location (Lonely Beach) is a little far from the main ferry line--it cost us 200 baht/pax because it was late and the songthaew wasn't full--but this wasn't a problem after we arrived because they rented scooters for a very reasonable price that allowed us to go all over the island as we pleased.
We stayed there in the off-season for tourism, so the atmosphere was very calm and laid back, and the prices were very affordable. There is a 24 hour grocery store (which wasn't actually open 24 hours when we were there) right out the front of The Sunflower, as well as some restaurants that also serve food 24 hours per day.
Overall, it was a very good experience, at a very reasonable price. If I go back to Koh Chang, I would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sunflower is a small family-run backpacker bungalow resort nestled in a coconut orchard. We offer 8 concrete bungalows with fan, western bathroom (hot water), towels and a comfortable king size mattress. Air Conditioning is available at an additional cost. We also offer 10 wooden twin bed bungalows with fan & western bathroom. The Sunflower Restaurant is within the resort area and offers Thai & western food from 7 am to 10 pm as well as free wi-fi internet access. ... more less
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