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    Koh Chang Villa/Resort Advice

    planning on spending some time on koh chang in april. stayed at a couple of places in previous years...cliff beach resort (which seems to have doubled their prices and attract tons of russians now) and then some other place...i forget the name.

    looking for:
    • off-the beaten-path;
    • great sea view;
    • non-corporate feel (so no chains, etc.);
    • dont wanna spend more than 3500/night;
    anyone with recent experience? i last went in '08 so im sure things have changed a good bit, new places, etc.

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    Always liked Lonely Beach way.
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    3500 a night? WTF?

    Off the beaten path. Theres a great place south of Bang Bao, right on a nice beach. Isolated and definitely off the beaten path. I forget the name but you can find it on Ian's web page which I don't have with me either. Look up the big Koh Chang page and you can find it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    Theres a great place south of Bang Bao, right on a nice beach. Isolated and definitely off the beaten path. I forget the name
    Klong Kloi, I think. There are three places on it. Two are bunglaow type places - probably below 1000 baht per night. The other is a bit fancier, though I can't see it being over 3500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    3500 a night? WTF?
    that's a LOT of money for a room in Thailand. if i spend that much on a place to crash i'd be sulking over how much prawns and beer the difference in price between that and a normal room or cabin would buy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusbheld View Post
    that's a LOT of money for a room in Thailand
    As if he intends really spending that. ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow View Post
    Always liked Lonely Beach way
    Yeah, That has always been my favourite as well. Haven't been there for 4 years now though. Maybe next year.

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    I don't wanna brag, but I spent 14,500 for one night at V Villas in Hua Hin.

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    look at iamkohchang.com.

    it's an exceptional website offering both advice & info on KC accom.
    and an insightful chronicle of the impact of development on the island from a human
    perspective. really great all around.

    who'd have thought the original founder of ajarn would have something
    even better on the internets?


    original founder...that's redundant isn't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddahas View Post
    I don't wanna brag, but I spent 14,500 for one night at V Villas in Hua Hin.
    Ive spent 3400 a night on several occasions in Samet in the higher end rooms at Tub tim beach. Sometimes its nice to stay in better accomodation for a few nights rather than always slumming it.

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    some places im debating. its so hard to find good pics for some places. anyone have experience with any of these?

    Siam Beach Resort Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    - location is good. easy access to everything. offers a decent view, not pricey. but you dont really get a good feel for the place.

    Koh Chang Grand Lagoona Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    - remember driving by this place while it was being built in '05. its way down there but looks interesting for the price.

    Tropical Beach Resort Koh Chang Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    - saw this place while it was being built in '05 and surprised how they chose to develop considering the beach access they have. off the beaten path and more less centrally located but not much on offer for amenities.

    Chang Cliff Resort Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    - best views but the location might be a bit too busy, being on white sand beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    3500 a night? WTF?

    Off the beaten path. Theres a great place south of Bang Bao, right on a nice beach. Isolated and definitely off the beaten path. I forget the name but you can find it on Ian's web page which I don't have with me either. Look up the big Koh Chang page and you can find it there.
    one of these?

    Nirvana Resort Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    Resolution Resort Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

    Cliff Cottage Koh Chang (Trad) Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

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    iamkohchang.com - good information about Koh Chang
    ikohchang.com - easy to see hotels on Koh Chang
    kohchanganimalproject.org - helping animals on Koh Chang

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    These advices are quite good. I am planning on a trip too

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