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Bai Lan Bay 140 m
Tree Top Adventure Park Koh Chang 190 m
BB GYM 1.1 km
BB Divers at Lonely Beach 1.52 km
Lonely Beach 1.59 km
Tha Nam Beach 2.05 km
BB Divers at White Sand Beach 2.2 km
The Dive Adventure at White Sand Beach 2.2 km
BB Divers at Bang Bao Bay 2.2 km
Bang Bao Pier And Fishing Village 2.62 km
Nearby landmarks
Lonely Beach 1.59 km
Bang Bao Beach 2.83 km
Kong Koi Beach 3.23 km
Mu Ko Chang National Park View Point 3.48 km
Kai Bae Beach 3.96 km
Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp 7.58 km
Klong Plu Waterfall 8.16 km
Khlong Prao Beach 8.73 km
White Sand Beach 13.96 km
Ban Kwan Chang 14.03 km
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Vanalee Resort

101 Moo 1, Bai Lan Bay, Koh Chang, Thailand, 23170 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Located in heart of Koh Chang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money5.9
Location rating6.1
Nearest airportTrat Airport (TDX) - Thailand
Distance to airport32.5 km

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  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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    Cleanliness
    5.4
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    5.4
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    The soft ivory sands of the private beach make Vanalee Resort a popular choice among vacationers looking for a quiet getaway. The entire compound is secluded in a peaceful environment, ruling out any nightlife or motorized water sports. However, guests can still easily access the remaining perks this tropical island has to offer. There are numerous water sports on offer, island touring, elephant trekking, and the famous nightlife to discover. Offering a range of accommodation, you have the option to choose a style that fits your holiday desire. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, cable TV, an en-suite bathroom, high-speed Internet access, and its own balcony. Guests can take advantage of the fine recreational facilities offered on-site, including a restaurant, bar/pub, bicycle rentals, outdoor pool, sauna, spa, and a tour desk.

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    Cleanliness5.4
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    Location6.1
    Room comfort and quality5.7
    Service5.6
    Value for money5.9
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    1234
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alina from Russia
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 16 nights in December 2016

    Very good for small price”

    I had a bungalow with aircon and hot water, near construction (a little noisy). Also I had a breakfast (was tasty with a lot of fruits). Beach not near - about 5-10 min to walk (one very near in fact, you have the sea view, but you will can't swim - its with a lot of stones).The bungalow was clean, cute and comfortable for me. I think any Thai's houses in this price looks the same. But Vanalee has a beautiful garden and kind stuff. About clean services - Thai stuff don't so this without your request, cause its your house and they respect yours privacy :) So be ready to ask) Aircon (not very good in this resort) for me was not important, I like fan more, cause its better for body in hot days. In territory you can rent a boat and bike. Also you can eat in restaurant with good food and amazing view. I will stay here again)

    Reviewed September 22, 2017
    7.0
    Very good
    Jose from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

    Quiet, clean, away from good beaches”

    Good value for money, quiet nights, private bathroom for cheap

    i got 5 nights with agoda at 8 euros plus commission and stayed for 3 more nights. i really liked the place but it is not for everyone. most people on this part of the island are looking for the backpacking - beach bum - party all night package. if you are one of them, stay at lonely beach. also, bailan beach is just a strip of 20 meters of sand and rocks. but if you don't mind getting every day to lonely beach by day and then returning to quiet bailan at night, this place is a really good choice. you can go to lonely beach for 30b on a taxi; you usually wait for 5-10 minutes for one to show up and the trip takes another 10 minutes. you can rent a scooter and come and go as you please. and you can just walk the road. it takes about 20 minutes, it is steep at times but definitely doable. not recommended at night, though. darkness and drunk drivers make it dangerous. the type c cabins are the cheapest but they are in nice condition, have a fan, a double bed, proper mosquito net and bathroom (no sink). the staff is friendly but unless you speak russian or thai, communication will be very limited. this is important... a lot of the taxi drivers don't know about vanalee resort. tell them to go to gu bay (50 meters away), if they don't know it, try "sea terrace restaurant". otherwise just tell them to take you to the bailan area and walk a very short distance to vanalee. finding it by foot is easy but you might miss it from the taxi.

    Reviewed March 28, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    HE from China
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2012

    Amazing Restaurant”

    This place has a very delicious food

    If you like peace and quiet then this is a good place to stay.Bungalow in general, and has a very good restaurant names "sea terrance restaurant".You can come here by taxi(the pickup) from the ferry,100B per person.Just tell the driver"Bailan bay and sea terrance restaurant".The boss is very kind of Thai couples and don't know much about English but it's not a problerm.

    Reviewed May 05, 2012
    7.0
    Very good
    Kimberley from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    'Place to rest your head'”

    clean, relaxed service with a smile

    We arrived in Ko Chang quite late not knowing the island. We just wanted some where cheap to sleep for a night so we could explore the area in the morning and decide where would suit us best. This place was great for that. We were greeted with a smile and taken to a cute, clean little bungalow. There are a lot of cheaper and better deals around but if your a nervous traveler such as myself this is a workable option to secure a place for the night.

    Reviewed March 10, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    paul from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

    Beautiful setting, very friendly”

    Stunning setting with pontoon restaurant the most amazing place to see the sunset

    Very friendly and helpful Thai family that oversee the resort. we really enjoyed our stay. It is slightly away from the main shops but the quieter location was perfect for us. Free WiFi worked well.

    Reviewed December 21, 2012
    7.3
    Very good
    Yohann from Switzerland
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2011

    Good Location, Good value ”

    Good service, friendy people

    Vanalee is a good place to stay.The restaurant is good

    Reviewed April 21, 2011
    3.0
    Marloes from Netherlands
    Group
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2012

    Cockroches in our bed and bad service”

    your own bungalow

    When we arrived at the Vanalee Resort at 9 o clock in the evening, the Resort looked liked it was closed. There was nobody at the reception, nobody at the restaurant. Luckily our driver had a phonenumber of a friend from the concierge, after an hour we had a key from a guy who didn't spoke a word English. But: we had a key, that was a relieve. Then we came in the room and lay down in the bed a we feel... a cockroach! We wanted some help to get it away, but nobody was there. We wanted to go to the toilet, but there was no toiletpaper and nobody to ask. It was cold but we couldn't ask somebody for a blanket because... you know: there was nobody there! On the internet site they promise you a private beach, whirl pool, restaurant, reception etc. but we couldn't find anything of it. 2 days after (I think because of our many phonecalls) the restaurant opens. But still hadn't a great feeling about this Resort.

    Reviewed May 08, 2012
    3.3
    Nicolas from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

    terrible, but the only option left”

    location, availabilty

    i was on koh chang over christmas and this "resort" was the only reasonable priced option left the resort seems almost abandoned, when arrived in the evening nobody was at the reception so i had to look for another room for the first night, and in 5 days i saw like 5 other tourist. the people who run the resort are friendly but speak almost no english. the rooms are as basic as it can get, a bed, a roof, a toilet and a cold shower. no sink, no mirror, no cupboard. even for me as a young backpacker it was a bit bad value for money, but i was just glad that i found something in the highest season.

    Reviewed February 01, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    daniel from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

    out the way but really nice value for money ”

    sweet wooden bungalows and great shower

    you need a moped or taxi to get to lonely beach, restaurant is extremely over priced but there is a nice restaurant 100m up the rd. Cabins were the best weve stayed in since weve been away over the last 3 months, attention to detail was brilliant. Staff were friendly

    Reviewed January 27, 2012
    6.0
    Minoru from Japan
    Group
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    Only basic. Need a few major updates.”

    Tranquility, Nature, Foods

    Bungalow with a guesthouse type of room on quite a calm seaside. If you look for only the basics, this can be the place, but I should note a few things. On arriving at night, we found NO sign of the hotel anywhere, so we had to drive further south down the main road, turning back, asking locals the exact location of the hotel before finding it. TV works, but only with noises. Wifi is excellent within the proximity of the restaurant, but the signal is too weak in the room, often disconnected. It's a little bit funny when water runs "sideways" from the shower, instead of the nozzle, which I guess may need some level of maintenance. Breakfast and foods at the restaurant are just nice. Good location for snorkeling/diving tours. I was surprised to hear a strange voice in the middle of the night outside the bungalow, which my friend told me is that of a big gecko called "Tokay" in Thai. Exotic experience to me.

    Reviewed January 12, 2015
    5.7
    jenny from South Africa
    Couple
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

    as expected, but over priced”

    cheap and basic

    cheap and basic. somewhat over priced. there was no room service, did not change sheets or bedding. we stayed for 4 nights.

    Reviewed January 23, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    glenn from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

    small quiet bungalows away from hustle and bustle”

    quiet, plenty of outdoor space,great for families and quiet times,tv air con

    this was a great stopover point away from the hustle and bustle of some of the beach spots...great if you have a group of people all wanting their own space and gathering together when the times right..Cheap rate through agaoda. Russian owner with thai and cambodian workers very relaxed.Restaurant looked great food but bit pricey for us ..your choice. free coffee and tea and no worries sitting out on the ocean deck with free wifi. no pressure very happy to have booked this place.

    Reviewed February 06, 2012
    3.3
    Meelis from Estonia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

    Do not stay at this hotel ”

    Relatively quiet as this part of Ko Chang is quite quiet in comparison with other areas

    This is a owned resort which was not accomodating. Even the latter seems overpriced because hotel does not have real beach (it is next to sea but it is rocky) and the management was extremely inflexible. In Ko Chang it is possible to get rooms right on sandy beach for 600 baht (at least we were able to do so in the beginning of January). Every small decision by the hotel staff had to be confirmed with owners and if they were not able to reach the owners, then they postponed the decision-making. The hotel restaurant is also overpriced in comparison with other restaurants in the same village and in Ko Chang in general. This was also sigalled by the fact that it was empty during the two days when we stayed there.

    Reviewed February 01, 2012
    7.7
    Very good
    Paula from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

    very quiet 20minute walk to lonly beach”

    clean, quiet, comfortable

    A lovely quiet hotel, 20min walk to lonly beach on unlight main road over hills. No beach at hotel one 5 min walk

    Reviewed May 29, 2013
    6.7
    Good
    Kaitlin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    nice bungalow just outside town, quiet ”

    quiet bungalow, friendly staff and free coffee!

    We had a nice stay but were disappointed to find that we were a 10 minute walk on the main road from lonely beach (advertised as on lonely beach) other than that we had a great stay in clean rooms and lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed April 29, 2013
    3.3
    Daniel from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

    Beautiful place but Awful Resort!”

    The only pro is the natural beauty of the island the resort is appalling!

    to summarise the pictures shown on the advert are not a true reflection of what you get,the rooms are tiny! They were filthy and extremely over priced for what else is on offer on the island as we decided to spend 2 of our 4 nights at another resort. On checking out my passport was held ransom for false accusations that we were too heavy and damaged the moped we hired from them (I weight 75kg and my GF 52kg so it was BS and just a con to get extra money. None of our problems were resolved and we used a torch in the bathroom for light. We are not demanding people but this place really didn't deliver even the basics. Awful Awful Awful!

    Reviewed January 05, 2013
    3.7
    MIKAEL from Germany
    Couple
    Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

    Vanalee Resort”

    Self service, you need to clean your own roon and cook your own breakfast.

    We arrived with a printed copy of the booking and in poor English they told us to leave we have no booking. When we wouldn't leave they gave us a room, the staff of two that one was sick in our 4 day stay only complained about their boss that hardly pays them and wouldn't do anything., the second day we wanted our room cleaned so they gave us a broom and tod us they have no staff, breakfast we had to cook ourselves, 4 days no change of towels because no one to pick up the laundry, we had to buy towels...

    Reviewed January 07, 2014
    3.0
    Ekaterina from Russia
    Couple
    Stayed 11 nights in February 2013

    peace and quiet”

    restorant, view, quiet

    First I was frustrated - no useful bay, no shops and markets, only several restorants. Stuff can not speak english and fix problems, but was very friendly. You must be buddist for comfortable stay here

    Reviewed March 14, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    Alycia from United States
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

    Hidden location but you get what you pay for”

    Nice staff and beautiful courtyard

    The staff doesn't speak English. The female owner speaks a few words here and there. They are very nice though. The bungalows are super basic with an outdoor bathroom and mosquito netting over the bed. Overall it's a pretty nice, basic cabin for a few nights.

    Reviewed March 15, 2012
    4.3
    SHIGERU from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2011

    Not bad”

    Very calm staying.

    I stayed for 5 nights. But there were no guests except me. So I had a completed free time. It was not so good not changing towels every day.

    Reviewed August 13, 2011
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