Saturday, 21 August 2010

Reviews of Chaloklum Bay Resort

A couple of bad reviews here are mixed in with generally positive reviews for Chaloklum Bay Resort. There is no doubt that it is in a beautiful, quiet location. The bungalows are not 5 star but neither are the prices, which are between 1,800 and 2,600 Thai baht for a beach front villa, standard room.

The point about no car rental and worn motorbike tires is worth noting. Always check the wheels and brakes on any bike you rent on Koh Phangan. They are often not in good condition. You can tighten up the brakes cables easily but worn tires need changing. For just short trips older bikes are fine but if you attempt some of the more challenging roads in Koh Phangan you might damage yourself and the bike. Since the rental company have your passport they can charge what they like for the repairs and you have little choice but to pay. 

Another point - check before you check in about room cleaning and towels provided. Normally these things are standard, but you never know in Thailand sometimes.

Reviews of Chaloklum Bay Resort, Chaloklum Bay, Koh Phangan

Gilad Shtinberger

We were very disappointed from the place, the room that we had was with very small, hot water was only for one shower in a day, after that there was no hot water during the whole day, the pool is nice and the beach is quite, the restaurant was nice, not more than that. They don’t have a car rent, only bike rent with overused tires (very very dangerous for driving) the only good thing beside the pool and the quite beach was amazing masseur that works there. Try to avoided unless you’re looking for a good massage.

Kirill Pavlenko

I don t recommend this hotel. The service is awful, bungalow interior is poor. They clean our room only when I asked to do it. They took 4 towels, but brought only 3, one of which was with a big hole and so on. The manager said: we have many guests now (!). The restaurant is so so, the food is very salt and there are no any fresh fish or seafood (despite its location on a beach). We stayed here in family bungalow only 3 days, then moved to Ko Samui.

Phillip Harrison
2008-06-30 until 2008-07-02

Lovely hotel, rooms are fantastic, very friendly staff and even though I only stayed one night and didn t know anybody at the resort they welcomed me with open arms and kept the bar/ restaurant open until late.

Steven Harrison
2008-06-26 until 2008-07-03
This was a very peaceful resort and village. There is little tourist influence and the village is a lovely fishing port with few tourist shops. There are some very good restaurants but remember your torch for this resort. The garden view bungalows are very well decorated and comfortable and the newest. The pool is lovely and the new terrace they were building will be great (due to be finished by end of July as at present it is a bit noisy with construction work).

James Brennan
2007-12-22 until 2007-12-27

This resort is very nicely situated on the North coast of Pahngan island. It is a little far from Tongsala and Haad Rin if you wish to visit these regularly, but is nicely tucked away in a quite part of the island. The rooms were quite expensive imo for the size and content of them, however we booked in the knowledge it was quite an expensive resort as we wanted somewhere nice to stay for Christmas. Friendly staff, rooms were nice, right close to the beach, and the resort has a lovely beach front swimming pool. about 1km to nearest 7-11 about 20 minute on motorbike to Tongsala and about 45 minutes taxi/motorbike to Haad rin. overall 8/10 for this resort, and i ve stayed in quite an array in this part of the world.

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