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“Luxury in an island paradise.”

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V.J. Searenity Koh Chang
Ranked #38 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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“Luxury in an island paradise.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Booked a 4 night long weekend "package" with my partner (ie bus, ferry, hotel) to escape the madness of Pattaya for a few days, and what a contrast! Ideally situated right on the beach is this idyllic place, with every luxury you could want.. but at a price. The rooms were excellent, though in future I'd ask for a room on the left-hand side (even numbered) reason being that the wifi is 50 baht an hour here but you can access the free wifi on this side from the hotel next door. Buffet breakfast (inclusive) was second to none, also afternoon/evening meals available by candle light on the beach, though they are a little bit pricey. Wasn't there long enough to use the in-house laundry service but there's a laundry within walking distance that will wash and press your clothes the same day if you put them in before 11am. Hiring a motorbike is a must for getting around the island, the alternative being the rather expensive taxis. Would definitely return at a later date.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Koh Chang is an expensive place to holiday so, it's hard to find a good property at a reasonable price.

VJ's is overpriced for what it is but, I still enjoyed my time here. The hotel is worn out and dated and the best thing they have going for it is the beautiful beach it's located on.

The worst thing about the hotel was checkout. We needed to leave early to catch the ferry in time to catch our bus/flight. We stood around at reception for 15-20 minutes and there was no one around. We went to the restaurant to get someone...still no one available. We ended up just dropping our key and leaving. Unfortunately, we missed our ferry and were left with no option but to take a death-defying mini-van ride to Bangkok.

The bed was comfortable but the shower didn't work well (next to no hot water). Despite being close to the pool, it was nice and quiet. No WiFi. The included breakfast wasn't great ...bad coffee. The pool was nice and had a nice view of the ocean and beach. We ate dinner there one night...nothing remarkable but the staff were nice and friendly. Plenty of food options along the beach and there is some great Thai food not far as you head to the town of Koh Chang (great little truly Thai food place 500 meters away across from Coco Massage by a Thai guy named Lek. Nothing fancy but cheap and the best around).

I would stay in this area again but I don't think I would stay at VJ's again. For the little extra there are some much nicer places. Or, if you don't mind roughing it a bit, there are cheap huts just up the beach.

For those trying to decide where to stay on Koh Chang... WhiteSand for a busy party area (can't see the beach for the hotels), near Koh Chang for a more Thai experience with nice open beaches, Bang Bao for a quiet getaway (beautiful bay with a fishing village)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I do not know where to start. There are so many things we were not satisfied with, ranging from the shabby rooms with no view of the ocean to the poor service from the personnel. The pool area is a bit old and in need of a makeover. In addition, the area with the murky, smelly river was not very exciting. The beach is fine and the elephant camp is near. But I would strongly advice to choose another hotel when at Koh Chang.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Would have spent all 3 weeks here if I hadn't paid for other locations. Pool overlooks ocean, lovely cocktails and ice cold beer. Can kayak to small islands close by. Elephant treks just down the road. Great breakfast and extremely helpful staff. Ideal for the relaxing holiday. Highly recommend the seaview rooms, well worth the extra money. We can't wait to return. If they read these.....See you again soon!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Not happy jan ! Poor service, not so friendly staff, over priced, food is below standard, and woud'nt go back under any circumstances. V.J lift your game to improve your standards.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Been back a week from koh Chang and was a nice island, be it small as only got one main road around it.

My friend had stayed at the VJ several times and told me all about it but although location was nice it was very overpriced for what you got, wanted 50 pound a night. Look for my other review for my recommendation

  • Stayed November 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Just off the main road large room good storage space room clean and daily cleaned American breakfast included Quiet hotel nice outdoor pool near main road but very quiet
would recommend this place good service and good price small local restaurants nearby cut through temple 20 min walk to beach

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: V.J. Searenity Koh Chang
Address: 34/2/3 Moo 4 | Klongprao Beach, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand (Formerly V.J. Hotel & Health Spa)
Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #38 of 73 Hotels in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — V.J. Searenity Koh Chang 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The holidays will never be more spectacular, with the concept of "Being serene by the Sea". The V.J. Searenity Koh Chang, located right on Klongprao beach, one of the most stunning and convenient locations on Chang Island, offers 50 affordable yet cozy rooms with tropical contemporary design. The facilities inside the resort including Seaside swimming pool and spa, Beachfront restaurant and bar. Our vision is to fulfill your holidays with greatest joy and happiness. ... more   less 
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