I never tought I would say this but this place really is a home away from home. The bungalows are set in a very quiet jungle garden about 100 m away from the road. The place has an overall very relaxed atmosphere. John is a great guy and is always there to greet you, be it morning, noon or night. He always finds time for a quick chat and also prepares the best fried eggs in SEA.
The only advice we would have would be to rent a scooter. That way you are not stuck in one place but have the freedom to move around the island at your own pace. We rented a bike beside the nearest petrol station. To get there turn left when you get to the main road and head down for about 20 minutes until you get to the petrol station. There's a guy just beside it who rents bikes for about 200B a day.
I'm pearsonally not a dog lover but his four adorable dogs are just as quirky as he is. He also has two fluffy cats and a family of geckos on each bungalow. All the animals give the place a really homely feel.
We came to Koh Chang to stay for 3-4 nights but spent 10 days in John's Elephant and Castle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a peaceful hillside, in beautiful gardens and backing onto the National Park of Koh Chang, which is virgin jungle. Bungalows have sea views, King size double bed, free Wi Fi, TV, shower/toilet/wet room, large wardrobe, fridge, tea/coffee making facility. 5 bungalows have Air con, 1 is fan only. The bungalows are kept spotlessly clean. Breakfast is available (extra charge). Situated just outside the busy main resort of White Sands & opposite Tesco Lotus which is handy for shopping but we are out of site. By taxi or motorbike we are with minutes of beaches, waterfalls, shops & restaurants. We can arrange other trips for you like elephant trekking, scuba diving, jungle trekking, Thai cookery or boat trips. The vibe on Koh Chang & at Elephant & Castle is one of relaxation. We can give you that as well as the personal touch. ... more less
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