Chose this hotel solely from the TA rating.
Standing outside the hotel, it sure looks a lot better than many other places in Koh Chang. Its big and situated right on the beach. Had a Deluxe room on 3rd floor, the wing overlooking the pool area.
The Room Is big, plenty of space. Bed was on the hard side but sleep was fine. Bathroom with nicely sized shower cabin and with a ledge so you can even sit down and have a shower. I havent seen that before.
Balcony had 2 sunloungers and a big jacuzzi tub (usual kind that doesnt produce much excitement).
The hotel exterior, the walls all over, on all floors, are covered in lizard xxxx all over, lots of insects too so remains, blood and what not. Disgusting to say the least. A scrubdown and possibly paint is seriously needed cause it looks much less than inviting.
The pool area with its 2 pools, one for kids, is open and spacy. Jump over a ledge and you are on the wide beach. Water is full of debree from trees so beware of the occassional log that might hit you. Beach is otherwise very nice.
Big breakfast buffet, lots to choose from and it was pretty good. Breakfast was the only food we ate. Actually didnt spend any money there. Come dinnertime there are much more enticing places and a strowl along the beach leaves many options. Same goes for having drinks/cocktails and it is pretty relaxing, sitting right on the beach 15 feet from the ocean, in a beanbag.
Overall this stay was again one that is forgotten after I leave. Not good, not bad but nothing really to remember...except for all the xxxx on the white walls! Definitely a hotel for families with children, they will love it. For a couples place, I would pick another place since there is about zero intimacy in the KC.
Koh Chang, the island itself, is absolutely gorgeous with waterfall, lush tropic vegetation and green all over, even wild monkeys. Unfortunately it is littered everywhere !! Garbage thrown everywhere, half finished or abandoned buildings all over, areas with shops and housing are dirty, filth again thrown everywhere, green areas used as dumps and I even saw an elderly thai man walk out of his house, go 10 meters and just throw all his garbage in a plasticbag in open nature. We went to see the waterfall and all the way up there, litter all over, plastic from water bottles, film roll bottles. trash. No reason to respect this unique nature, follow the signs and hold on to your garbage for a 200 meter walk when you can just throw it somewhere. Koh Chang is a sad example and you can forget the picture you have in the back of your mind about a clean Thailand - its quite the contrary and the thais themselves are frontrunners in many cases. They sure dont hold back when it comes to polluting their own beautiful country. Disgusting !
One good memory and that was the extremely tasty good food at a restaurant right on the main road. When you come from KC direction, drive on main road, you PASS the small road up to the waterfall, and just 100-150 meters ahead, the LAST restaurant before you cross the river, its a big restaurant and seating for lots of people - Some of the very best green and red curry's and tom yam goong I have had in all of Thailand !! Order crab and you get more than you can eat. I can highly recommend this place, food is awesome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine Lush Mountain greenery, a clear blue sky, a refreshing cool sea breeze, sparking turquoise ocean and fine, white sandy beaches. It's paradise on the beautiful island of Koh Chang, just 330 km from Bangkok. It's paradise on the beautiful island of Koh Chang, just 330 km from Bangkok. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kc Grande Hotel Koh Chang
- Kc Grande Resort And Spa
- Kc Grande Koh Chang