If Ko Si Chang gave an award for the most spankin' clean guesthouse, Charlie's would win, no contest. The 14 bungalows are pristine and airy, with sunlight streaming through the windows and tasteful maritime-theme decor. The beds are large (some say hard), the LCD TVs are small, and the furnishings are kept to a minimum. Each air-con bungalow is equipped with a coffee- and tea-maker, as well as a... Read our full review of Charlie's Bungalows.
Built in 2012, Adrian View Resort is a little known bargain. With only seven bungalows that surround a flower garden, the resort has a warm and cosy vibe. The brightly painted bungalows are easy to find, rivalling only Charlie's Bungalows in cleanliness. The resort's sign is in Thai, though the owner speaks English well. Bedrooms are artfully appointed with playful bedspreads, art painted on the... Read our full review of Adrian View Resort.
Malee Blue is the closest thing Ko Si Chang has to a boutique hotel. The Moroccan-style castle's interior was designed by a well-known Thai art director, with art accents hailing from India. The unlikely structure comes as a pleasant surprise to the landscape; an ideal choice for artsy folks or those looking for something different than your standard bed-and-bathroom guesthouse. The owners... Read our full review of Malee Blue.
Tampang Beach Resort is one of three guesthouses on the west side of the island, and the only one on Tham Phang beach. While higher-priced Sripitsanu Bungalows and Paree Huts are secluded, Tampang Beach Resort touches shoulders with the beach restaurants. Don't expect to have quiet nights gazing out at the sea, as Tampang is made for young and loud groups who want beachside access on the cheap,... Read our full review of Tampang Beach Resort.
Tiew Pai is dirt cheap, which might explain its shabby appearance; a mishmash of bungalows and rows of rooms, right near the pier. At 200 baht for a bed, it offers probably the island's lowest price, unless you're willing to go to an off-the-map home-turned-guesthouse. Tiew Pai is geared towards backpackers, claiming the title of the only international hostel in town. Depending on what you're... Read our full review of Tiew Pai Park Resort.
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... Read our full review of Sichang Palace.
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