I have to admit that this holiday retreat from work has been a great relaxing journey, I was booked in Carpe Diem Guests House by a friend of friends recommendation for 1 night as it's was getting late and I'm in the middle of the famous "Lonely Beach" was expecting to check out the next day so I paid for my one night stay, but once I walked in to the accommodation area with swimming pool in the middle and the room was newly furnished I was more than satisfied the room has a flat screen TV with satellite box, large double bed, hot water and safety deposit box within your room once you open your door it's just half of a step away from the swimming pool there's a table and chairs in front of every room for you to chill in front of your room so once I really settle in my room I came to chill by the pool and I saw that the gardens is very well look after very tidy very neat so I was curious of the gardener only the owner could have taken care of the garden tbis well, so I was happy of the place the next day I met "Peter" at the check out time, he knocked on the door and asked are you gonna stay another night, I said yes "I would like to extend one more day" in the end I stayed for another 4 nights, I get to have good conversations with Peter he's been looking after merrily nearly everything there a cool guy indeed... if you're in Koh Chang in Lonely Beach looking for accommodation I would definitely recommend this place "Carpe Diem" during this time it's quiet no pumping music from Ting Tong bar and it's close to all the convenience store, bar and restaurant, only a few steps to the beach as well... I myself will be going back there sometime soon.
Well done Peter.
Had a lovely stay. Our room was as advertised. Freshly painted, clean and neat. Comfortable bed and pillows. The room gets cleaned when you ask for it at no extra charge. The pool was clean and well looked after. Premises is clean and neat. Had endless games playing pool and darts. There is a Thai restaurant across the road with great food, we have been to a few around the island but kept on coming back and saying we should have had all our meals right there! Cashew chicken was around 80 baht, Somtum 60 baht. Good value for money. Breakfast can be ordered at Carpe Diem. Breakfast was good. The vibe is friendly and relaxed. We rented scooters from a friend of Peter's wife for 200 baht a day and you get it will a full tank of gas which you fill up before taking it back. The scooters was brought to us. There is a hair salon just up the road. Lonely beach is a 3 minute drive from Carpe Diem. The shops and restaurants in the main road is a 2 minute walk away. We also drove all over exploring beaches and restaurants. The only thing that bothered us was the music at night from neighbouring bars and clubs but this is no secret. I recommend Carpe Diem - good value for money.
This is an honest place near the sea shore and lonely beach. We booked here because of 1.) the pool and 2.) the closeness to lively places my husband likes. And the place delivered the promised properties along with a very good fast WIFI for my Netflix. This is one of the few places where the photos match the reality and the description is honest and accurate. Obviously the owners do not let the place decompose or run down like many other places operate. For a very reasonable price we got one of the 10 quite spacious rooms. Each room as a little space to sit outside nearby the clean and well maintained and sun shaded pool (POOL YES!!!). Things in the room work properly and are not worn out, there are only 3 drawbacks from the average European point of view: no fridge, the bed is unbearably hard and there is no real bed sheet so it is hard to adjust sleeping temperature with the A/C on, something a person like me needs to get any sleep at all. Against the nearby super noisy bars (boom boom all night) you get free earplugs so that you can sleep like a baby. I think this place is very clean, tidy, well maintained and definitely worth the bucks. We wish good luck to the owner couple for the future.
I would recommend staying here, if you don't mind a bit of noise at night. With the fan or aircon on you can't here the noise from the bars behind the accommodation. Peter and his wife go out of there way to help and are extremely friendly. The pool is an added bonus kept really clean. The rooms are large and clean. In a very good spot for everything in lonely beach. I could only find a couple of English channels on the T.V, but then again who goes on holiday to watch it. There is a bar and restaurant and they also do your laundry for 40 baht a kilo.
Lovely resort, spotless clean, great air-con, excellent pool. A little oasis in a lovely part of the island.
The Oz owner Peter and his wife are really lovely people. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they really know how to make you feel very welcome indeed.
This resort is only few minutes walk to the beach and surrounded by great restaurants and relaxing bars. Its really is so cheap for what you get and a lot better than other expensive places nearby!
The great relaxing pool is just what I needed for my early morning and late afternoon swims while my partner enjoyed her freshly prepared cocktail :)
I would 100% book this resort next time im in Koh Chang, there really is nothing better for the money!