AKiwiandACanuck, New Zealand (reviewed on Tripadvisor.com 30.03.2012) A great find. We were looking for an island spot, off the beaten track, but close to BKK. Found this little gem on TripAdvisor and thought "Why not".
Booking was made via internet, first nights payment via Paypal. We bused down from BKK, 2 hours, straight onto a ferry, 160BHT, and a short walk later we were there. We were met by Wasana, the owner, who was very helpfull during our stay. I had booked two bungalows, three (2 single beds) and four (double bed), for 2 adults and 2 kids. Each was very clean and simple. Great bathrooms, soaps, shampoos and fresh clean towels. Two bottles of drinking water along with tea and coffee making facilities.
The tourist spots are each at oppersite ends of the island, but walkable one way and a tuktuk back. The beach is very popular with the Thai people. Has a small strip of places to eat and drink under a forrest of umbrellas. Safe for the kids to swim too. Don't be put off by the large number of ships off the coast.
The garden area of Charlies has two little huts in which to use the free wifi whilst having a cold beer from the shop next door.
A nice way to say goodbye to Thailand after nearly 3 weeks.
Kristina, Klaipeda(reviewed on Tripadvisor.com 30.03.2012) Probably the best accommodation on Koh Sichang. We stayed 3 times at this lovely place and everytime we come it's only getting better! I've never seen such cleanliness in any bungalow in Thailand.Sleep quality is very good despite a not very soft bed. Room is provided with everything you need and even more, like a kettle, tea and coffee.Free wifi available only outside the bungalow, but it was not a problem. Staff is great, never stop smiling. Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
Jeroen S. Netherlands 22.03.2012 Nice clean bungalows. Good location Very clean spacious bungalows with aircon and seperate bathroom with hot water . Tv with satellite and for 100 you can rent a DVD player with 3 movies . Very friendly ladies who take care for checking in and cleaning . We where a little early but no problems . New motorbikes for rent . Location is on the main road close to the boat and a few restaurants . Will stay there again when on the island .Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Go have a look at the Chinese tempel with the Buddha footprint . Long climb up but beautiful viewing point .
Voranuch T, Thailand 16.03.2012 Very friendly at the Charlie's Bungalows. Very clean and easy reach to many places by foot. It was nice place to stay I am going back again in april 2012
Catalin P, Romania 15.02.2012 Great value for money. Clean bungalows, friendly staff, can rent motorbike. Good location in the heart of the village, local shop across the street and many local eating places close by. Bungalows are clean and with good noise separation from the outside. air conditioning works well. it's not luxurious but it's great value for money. Hotel Feature Tip: Make sure you rent a motorbike and travel around the island. James N Bangkok (reviewed on Tripadvisor.com) Charlie's Bungalows are about a dozen newly built bungalows not far from Ko Sichang marina. The staff were welcoming from the begining and really they couldn't have done more to accommodate the mrs, myself and our three kids. We had two bungalows next to each other. The wall-mounted LCD televsions and free wi-fi made sure we could keep in touch with the world. Charlie's doesn't have a restaurant, but the islands best place to eat is just across the road.
Ko Sichang (not to be confused with the much larger Ko Chang)is outside the main tourist hot spots so she has kept her charm. I would guess that there are under 1,000 inhabitants on the island who mainly work in fishing and shipping. This is what makes Ko Sichang so awesome. She's a working island and the people haven't been hardened by, nor do they rely heavily on the tourist industry. This is not a place like Samui, Phuket, or the dreaded Pattaya. The topography on the island is mountains, with a small beach with crystal clear waters. Snorkling gear can be rented on the beach. Charlies Bungalow is not on the beach, but by far the best way to see the island is to hire a scooter, or perhaps hire a tuk-tuk driver for the day. There are some fantastic viewpoints on this island. A fantastic chinese temple sits up in the mountains.
Great island, great bungalows. We will be back next year.
J. Coughlin, United Kingdom Pleasant stay. Clean room. Very friendly and helpful lady. Very clean modern basic room with tv. Will definitely stay again if we come to Sichang
Kay, Malaysia - 23 Dec 2011 It was a very relaxing stay at this hotel. The room is clean and new. It is most suitable for couple to have a memorable holiday. There is no reception at this hotel, but the staff are nice and helpful.
Z Ebert, Norway - January 2012 A friendly spot on a tiny island. Charlie's Bungalows gives you real value for your money. The bungalows are in the middle of the town, so eating out or buying anything is literally only a few steps away. At the same time, the place has a really relaxing, rural atmosphere: in the tree behind the parcel there´s a white squirrel living, and one can here a cock crow somtimes. The rooms are quite new, they smell cleanliness and freshness. The staff very friendly and helpsome, and they are really good in finding creative ways to bend towels - I can´t decide if I loved the crab or the elephant version best :-) At the same place you can also rent small motorbikes too - which makes it really easy to get around on the island (not everyone enjoys walking miles in 30 C ;-)
Paul M, Switzerland - Dec 2011 Good choice. sehr schönes,kleines Bungalow-Resort mitten im verschlafenen Ko Sichang, sehr sauber, hübscher Innenhof. Modern möbiliert, sehr gutes Bett. Etwas wenig Abstellflächen. Sie können nichts besseres zum Uebernachten finden. Mieten sie ein Mofa für 300 B/24h zum Erkunden der Insel und essen sie in Pan & David (exzellentes Thai-food einige Minuten zum gehen)
Philip Roeland - 1st Jan 2012(reviewed on Tripadvisor.com) Charlie’s Bungalows provides spotless new bungalows for a reasonable price in a green, leafy and peaceful environment (900 baht on weekdays, 1000 baht on weekends, and 1100 baht on public holidays).
The bungalows are new, spacious and very well built with quality materials. They come with a fridge, small LCD TV (I guess 20 inches or so), hot shower, free wi-fi, kettle and complimentary coffee and tea sachets. Free copied island maps are available as well. The only thing I thought was missing were some chairs on the balcony.
The bungalows are not far from the boat landing (some 500 metres) and within walking distance unless you are physically challenged or want to save the 50 baht tuk-tuk fare.
New automatic motorbikes (Honda Click and Yamaha Fino) are for rent at 300 baht per day. Very useful for a tour around this hilly island.
The island doesn’t have a lot of restaurants, but there are a few within walking distance of Charlie’s, namely Pan & David’s and some unnamed other places.
Their website is very informative and well worth a look before planning a visit (www.kohsichang.net).
Room Tip: Rooms at the back are located a bit higher and very quiet. Bungalows 7 and 8 are ideal. For a floor plan, visit their website at www.kohsichang.net
Kevin Woodland Park USA It was clean and convenient, centrally located and the grounds were nicely kept with beautiful plants.
Young Thai CoupleThe room is new and clean. Staffs are very nice.
Jolka, Bremen Germany (reviewed on Tripadvisor.com) Wir wohnten im Oktober 2011 zu 5. (20, 22, 23, 26 und 40 Jahre) in der Anlage in zwei Bungalows und waren sehr zufrieden. Die Bungalows waren zwar spärlich, aber ausreichend und schön eingerichtet (alles weiße Möbel) und alles war sehr sauber. Die Besitzerin war außerdem sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Anlage hat einen Palmengarten, auf den man von jedem Bungalow aus guckt, in welchem sich 2 überdachte Sitzgelegenheiten und eine unüberdachten befinden. Zum Haupt-Strand sind es ungefähr 30 Minuten zu Fuß bzw. 10 Minuten mit einem Tuk-Tuk. Es bietet sich allerdings an einen Roller zu mieten, da man so unabhängiger ist, auch das ist in der Anlage möglich, wahlweise an etlichen anderen Orten.
Grenchen, Germany(reviewed on Tripadvisor.com) ..dieses kleine Bungalow- Resort. Sehr sauber, neu, Einrichtung hübsch, gute Qualität, spärliche Ablagen für ihre persönliche Dinge. Sehr gutes Bett. Innenhof hübsch mit Essmöglichkeit im Freien. Sehr gute Betreuung durch die nette, gut informierte Besitzerin. Nächst ist Pan & David ein excellentes Restaurant zum Essen (Pan ist Thai, gute Köchin,sauberes Restaurant,nette Bedienung). Mieten Sie für 300 B /Tag ein Motorbike. Die Strassen sind sehr gut, sichere Insel und nette Bewohner und Sie sind frei in ihren Bewegungen und sind in 10 minuten am kleinen beach.