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Sofia Garden Resort
Ranked #44 of 106 Ko Chang B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed here 4 nights booked on agoda.
Its a nice looking resort with a nice pool and plenty of tropical trees/ plants.
The room's are a bit small with a kingsize bed ,which is two single's put together. Had a problem with my original room which was on the ground floor. It smelt damp and was humid,there was aircon but even that did'nt make a real difference.So I changed room's ,now i'm on top with a small balcony...fine but then the sink was blocked,water comming up then the shower leaver would'nt work.So I saw the manageress,a very nice compotant woman both problems fixed in the morning. So why do I say resort to caution....it's the water supply,it's a sort of mild redy brown. This was the water for the shower ,the loo,the sink. I was told it was fine BUT if your a male and shave this could get you an infection ( possibly ). It's not the resorts problem as a thai woman I know near the temple told me her water can sometimes be the same. If your a family and you stay here,stay as far away from the pool as you can as it attracts people at night for a drink.The second night I stayed here,a party went on past 3 a,m.
The manageress said she was not told.

Room Tip: Have a top room ,if your a family with kidds ,take a room away from the pool area. It look's ni...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nice hotel in Khlong Prao, good location, close to a beach but not the best one. Actually a bit too far from the clubs and cool bars. Very clean but basic rooms and no breakfast included.

To sum up, it s a nice calm and clean hotel for the price paid.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed here around Christmas and it was such a terrible, terrible experience. First, the website and photos are terribly misleading. It is nowhere near the beach, in fact it was a 20 minute (not 10) walk down a dirty back alley and through some disgusting dirt tracks filled with garbage and animal feces. The beach is a public one. Once you reach it, that is fine. But any time you want to get back to your room, it is a 20 minute walk through the blazing sun. Our first night was horrible with a million mozzies and the hardest bed in the universe (even by Asian standards). We demanded to be moved, which they did reluctantly. We also got 4 blankets and put them under the sheets to soften the rock hard surface. Breakfast was greasy, often cold, and served by surly staff. We were given instructions on how to get back to Bangkok and assured that it would take about 3 hours - it took us 7 following the owner's instructions.

Bottom line - avoid this place. We booked and paid in advance. What a mistake. For the price, we expected more and had we known what it was really like (if the website had not lied) we never would have booked here. The owners should be ashamed at the level of misrepresentation.

Room Tip: Avoid this "resort" all together - the way to get a good room is to book somewhere else!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We expected more after we had seen the reviews here. Room was ok, crowd wasn´t .. and on the last evening we had a bad experience with a girl at the reception, she accused us of having had an accident with the motorbike we rented - not true at all...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank 979Ralf
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We felt in this hotel like at home. Room is very nice and clean, aircon. Service cleaning room everyday. Very nice staff, nice pool, free computer place with internet, private safe, good food. To far away from beach! On the next side of street is shop and small restaurant where is brilliant food, very cheap! You can rent a bike in reception for good price-you need bike in this hotel-it is far away(maybe about 2km) from bigger town, bakery, pharmacy etc. Very, very nice hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank pikim t
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We only spent 3 nights here, its a bit far out from white sands but we hired bikes, the resort is basic but the rooms where fine for the price, the food was great so much so i had moo Ka pow for breakfast every morning.The Staff where very friendly.
If i ever have the chance to return i would stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank charlojet
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed for one night which was enough this time. The staff was helpful, location is good and you can change money there. Pool looked nice. I did have bit bad luck with my room due it had small bugs all over the bed and it smelled damp and mould. I ended up sleeping in my friends double bed that night, even his room was next door, he did not have any of my room's issues. I said about this to staff but they ignored the whole thing. Other thing which bothered little was wasted, loud customers with their thai girlfriends but this you cannot blame the hotel itself. I heard they have own partner scuba diving school which is nice.

Room Tip: Check and smell the room carefully before.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 31/28 Moo, 4 | Klong Phrao Beach, Ko Chang, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #44 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Chang
Price Range: $17 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sofia Garden Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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