View on Klong Prao beach from the Centara

Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort – Our honest traveller review ๐ŸŒด

The Centara has a fantastic access to the white sand beach of Klong Prao with lovely restaurants nearby. The room and common areas are cosy: definitely one of the best 4* of Koh Chang.

The Beach at Centara Koh Chang

The beach (south part of Klong Prao) is a never-ending stretch of white sand, shadowed by palm trees. You can easily walk in a direction or another to further restaurants and hotels.

Klong Prao beach from the Centara Koh Chang resort

This is a large beach with various hotels and restaurants in the area, so inevitably a bit busy, but overall still one of the hotels with the best beach access in Koh Chang we’ve been to.

Centara’s Swimming-pools

Two swimming pool are available. The swimming pool in the garden is big enough to swim. The swimming pool on the beach is comfortable to watch the sunrise and the moon when the sea is too low because of the low tide.

The swimming pool view at Centara

The Room and bathroom

The room and bathroom are comfortable and convenient. You have everything you need. However, there is no wow effect in the room. They are not beautifully designed, nothing striking. 

Cleanliness

Very clean. 

Breakfast & restaurant

Large choice of Asian and continental breakfast. All fresh and good.

Coffee was bad, like in most hotels in Koh Chang โ˜•

Atmosphere

There is a large garden, the pool areas and beach areas are big. There is a large choice of activities.

The hotel feels friendly and quiet.

Restaurants & shops close by

You find coffee places, cheap and delicious restaurant along the beach as well as along the road. It’s really nice to walk down the beach at low tide in the evening to choose from Lin’s Restaurant, Pilot or Mandalay.

Shops for laundry, snacks and fruits are easily accessible on the main road nearby.

restaurants nearby Centara hotel with fire show

Staff

The staff is friendly and helpful, but not overly friendly.

The plus we really enjoyed

The Centara Koh Chang was one of our favourite hotels. The facilities make up for okay rooms. The long beach, the garden, the big pools, the beach area and the proximity of beach restaurants and shops made it comfortable for our stay.

All in all, we returned a second time to the Centara after a few days in Koh Kut, which is always a good sign.

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