At the beginning it was ok until we had a motorbike accident. We had rented a motorbike at the Magic Garden and had a small accident. So we called them when we had that little accident on the road. The guy came, picked up the bike and told us that he will give us a reparation receipt afterwards.
The fee for the fixing was 10,700 bats which was quiet a lot for that little thing. We decided to take photos of all the broken motorbikes parts (mainly plastics) and went to another motorbike shop, far from lonely beach. This motorbike shop studied carefully all the pictures and even showed as the same model of motorbike, which he also had over there, to be sure of all the problems with it.
After that he made a bill of 3,650 bats for the reparation. So the difference between the fee of the Magic Garden and the fee of an independent place was of 7,000 bats!!! At Magic Garen they were obviously trying to rip us off.
We came back to the resort, showed the new bill with the guy, compare both bills and he got quiet angry and upset. He told us to call police and we told him to go ahead (he never did it because he was just a cheater).
It was Sunday and we had to leave the next day on the morning so we had no time to get to the official Honda Shop and get the reparation fee from there. Finally after discussing a lot with that guy (from Magic Garden) and some others working at the motorbike shop where he brought us to repair the bike, we could get a discount of 2500 bats, so we finally paid 8,500 bats even knowing that he was still cheating us. We had no option because he had our passport and we could not spend longer there.
Next morning we left the island as planned but before we went to the Official Honda motorbike shop and they told us that the reparation would have been around 6.000 bats with new and official pieces.
So MAGIC GARDEN RIPPED US OFF some thousands of bats.
- Also Known As:
- Magic Garden Hotel Koh Chang