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Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   38/4 Baan Klongphrao, Tambol Koh Chang, King-Amphur Koh Chang, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Ko Chang
London, United Kingdom
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“Be careful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

We were booked into the Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort in the Superior seaview room. When we arrived we were shown to our room and were very disappointed. It was tatty and basic for a Superior and considering the price! We then asked to see other rooms.... The secret here is that the resort is actually two parts...An old and decrepid bit at sealevel and the newer more swanky part up on the cliff. It is worth the walk up the steps and YES we did have to pay even more but these rooms were FAB with own pool etc. Total cost was over £100 (>5500Bart) per night!
The staff were polite and helpful but I kept getting the feeling we had paid over the odds.
The Wireless internet is NOT free and very pricey too!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

If you can afford the room with private terrace over looking the ocean - go for it! It's a little bit more expensive but really worth it when you sit a bit high up on the cliff watching the sunset.
Nice staff, good food (though you can find less expensive dito on the beach)
Nice beach with other bars and restaurants, lovely rooms...We've been around Kho changs many beaches and we think this is the best location, so far.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Stayed in cliff view deluxe room, most amazing view of the sea, however the rooms are a bit shabby and dont warrant the high prices.
The breakfast is okay and food in the restaurant good. The beach is rocky and not private.
However the POOL is the most amazing infinity pool ever...it made up for the poor condition of the rooms.
Air Con! In our room they had an in-room air conditioner, which froze over during the night and stopped working...really annoying.
be prepared for some uphill walking too as you have to work to get to the views and not the warmest reception.
All considered it is a great little resort, but the rooms could use some improvement to justify the price.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

Been there with 3 of my friends and had a nice stay in this paradise.The food is fantastic,both thai and international.And the beach,there is nothing to say,one of best i have ever seen.would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

If you were taking a shower and the back drop out of your bathroom window was the rain forest how amazing would this be! Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort was fantastic! We stayed in the Cliffside Superior Villas which were obviously the newer builds of the resort, the ones nearer the beach looked a little bit tired and dilapitated. However I would recommend this resort to anyone. The infinity pool was fabulous and many a photograph was spent here! Beautiful!
The service, bars and restaurant had a 10pm shut down which initially we thought was bad service, however the town was so near with many bars and restaurants that this did not become a problem. The location was ideal and although there was an obvious difference between the type of accomodation here you know that in the end this resort will perfect it. Prices will increase and it will lose its charm. Go here while you get the chance!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

We stayed at Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort in November 2007 after travelling throught Cambodia and Vietnam and staying at some very average hotels. This was an excellent way to end our time in Thailand. The hotel itself is very nice and well maintained and then staff go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable.

The private beach is perfect for relaxing and there were always plenty of chairs available for guests. The water is beautiful for swimming and there are many things to keep you busy if you would like to be a bit more active - boat and kayak rentals, snorkelling gear, etc. As well, the spa overlooking the water is a great way to unwind and enjoy a traditional Thai massage.

The restaurant at the hotel is great for breakfast each morning and also has pretty good food if you stay here to eat for dinner. However, the location of the hotel is perfect, as there are many restaurants, bars and shops within a short walking distance so you can eat somewhere different every night if you wish.

Overall, I would rate the Cliff Beach Resort as a perfect place to stay if you are looking for a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are very clean and fairly modern, with plenty of space. We stayed in the poolside, sea view room and it was great with a huge king size bed.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2007

When you step into the resort, it's like a calm oasis...however when you step out..you can enjoy the conveniences of nearby restaurants, ATMs, shops. It's not as posh as some other resorts, however it's a great location. Overall, I'd highly recommend Ko Chang Cliff Resort due to it's relaxing atmosphere that blends in well with natural surroundings and close proximity to nearby restaurants and shops. Very convenient!

Ko Chang Cliff Resort offers a variety of accomodations to suit different tastes and budgets:

1) Garden View
2) Pool View (new)
3) Cliff View (older, view of ocean)
4) Thai House (new, patio view of ocean)

We arrived in the middle night and stayed at the Cliff View Room. The room was very tired looking, so in the morning -- we switched to a Thai House and stayed there for the rest of our stay. The Thai House is double the price, but ten times better!

We had the opportunity to select which house we wanted to stay in. We ended up in House 813 - a bi-level house with living room, bedroom, and patio with a sweeping view of the sea. Large marble bath with shower, separate tub, with a mini garden that brought in natural light. It was great to relax here everyday and watch the sunset privately after an exhausting & hot day in the sun!

House number 811 is not bad either - however it's smaller w/o living room and you can not see the sea from your bedroom- but offers the best unobstructed private patio view of the ocean.

There is also a parking lot next to the Thai Houses so this makes it very convenient to come and go if you've rented your own 4X4. There is also an infinity pool steps away with a striking view of the sea and has great sunset views. This pool is open to everyone, however few people seemed aware of it. The resort also has another pool that is located in the main area of the resort.

They also offer beachside massage services, snorkel equipment rentals, and private boat rental services to the nearby islands. The two restaurants on site are average. Because you are 5 minutes walking distance away from town, I'd recommend eating at one of the local restaurants.

Stayed November 2006
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Address: 38/4 Baan Klongphrao, Tambol Koh Chang, King-Amphur Koh Chang, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Chang
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cliff face, private beach and tropical greenery surrounds this tranquil and homey 3* resort. There are 2 pools, and the cliff-top infinity pool hosts an amazing sunset view point! Several room types are dotted amongst the trees to suit everyone; from large bungalows on the flat, to a range of private cliff top rooms and villas, perfect for romantic getaway or honeymoon. A glimpse of paradise, this resort is also a home away from home! ... more   less 
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