Siam Huts

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Ko Chang, Thailand

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jmurray83 jmurray83
7 reviews
My shangrila on Lonely Beach! Sep 22, 2009
Siam Hut was my saving grace with their beach front bungalows, equipped with air conditioning, covered indoor bathroom, and hot showers! I consistently received good service from the family that runs the establishment. When I return to Ko Chang I will be sure to include a lengthy stay at Siam Hut again! Also four twenty friendly
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nice review...
Posted on: Sep 22, 2009
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rotorhead85 rotorhea…
87 reviews
Siam Huts Jul 12, 2008
Over the last three years I have spent more time at Siam Huts than I have at home. Ko Chang Island lies off eastern Thailand close to the Cambodian border and like all of Thailand, especially the islands in the south, has developed dramatically during that time. While most of the island's inexpensive bungalows have been demolished to make room for high-dollar resorts and condominiums, Siam Huts had the good sense to renovate yet continue catering to the low-budget traveler. Though prices have continued upward each season, their beach-front bungalows are still a bargain and manage to maintain some of the old-time charm.

Their crude bungalows have all been recently torn down and rebuilt from the frame out with new solid walls, new wiring, and glass windows. Some even have air conditioning now which may be handy after February when heat and humidity begin to soar.

The new bungalows are still basic - very basic. Besides a cold-water bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet, the huts contain an electric fan and a mattress -that's it - not even nails in the wall to hang things. On month-long stays I would gather scraps of wood, twine, and short lengths of bamboo to fabricate small shelves or an ash tray. An empty Singha beer box makes a fine little table. The lack of amenities and furnishings can be frustrating but most time is spent out on the beach.

Siam Huts has an inexpensive restaurant with Thai food. Every evening they put on a barbeque which is very good. With their new small bar and extended chill-out deck Siam Huts has entered the circuit of late-night parties which rotate from one establishment to another each night of the week.

As fast as Thailand is commercializing, it looks like the family owned and operated Siam Huts will thrive with the low budget traveler as that market continues its steady shift toward Cambodia and Vietnam.
Siam Hut sign on the road
New bungalow
New bungalow replacing the old
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