Ko Si Chang's only real hotel
Sichang Palace is the only real hotel on the island, which makes it worth including, but the palace feels like a ghost of its former self.
Despite the fancy website and exterior, the hallways and rooms are dark and reek of mildew. So why is it still brimming over with guests? It's hard to tell, but it might be the shabby pool (under renovation during the time of this posting), or the availability of rooms for large groups – 56 in all, breakfast included. The air-con rooms feel out of another era, with a bed bedecked in ruffles, but the floors are still swept and the towels clean, despite the anachronistic style. Sichang Palace has the only real air-con restaurant in town, which serves Chinese, Thai and Western food, as well as a coffee shop, ice cream machine, and massage rooms. The Chinese and Thai food is rumoured to be tasty, but avoid the Western food. The hotel also has the only air-con ferry to the island, and free transport from the pier.
Last updated on 6th November, 2012.