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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas - Ko Tao - Building
1
9.7 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Place Luxury Boutique Villas in Koh Tao, you'll be a 3-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 8 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay here was incredible. Every possible thing that you could need was covered. The staff were even generous to provide us with eggs and bread for breakfast! We loved our stay here, it was so private but close enough to town that you could go in for lunch or to stroll along the beach. The bikes that were provided were also great and shown that the staff and owners really went the extra mile to make sure they could give you everything. From pick up we were treated like gold. The staff made us feel so special upon our arrival (and departure) that we were sad to leave. Our only regret is not staying longer. We truly loved it here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were perfect from arrival and throughout. They made the stay comfortable, provided some additional breakfast items and top restaurant tips!
Cons: The hike up the hill daily - BUT worth it for the views AND also there are free use bicycles or you can hire scooters.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Place is up on a hill and only about fifteen minutes walk down to the beach road. Of course, there is also a taxi service they recommend that will get you anywhere you need to go on the island for a decent price. I used that to get to dinner and the dive shops I was going diving with. I really appreciated the fact that some of the kitchen items (eggs, bread, etc) were part of the room price. I didn't dive into the minibar to pay for anything except to make some Nespresso for breakfast. They also pick you up and drop you off at the pier which is incredibly helpful.
Cons: My wife wasn't a huge fan of walking to/from the room because the hill leading to The Place is a little steep. Checkout seems to be a little early since it is at 10am.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: High level of privacy, private pool and colorful jungle around. We've got a starting food kit which was enough for two of us to have breakfast for 3 days... So even though the breakfast is not included officially it was in in fact. The panoramic view to the jungle and sea from the hill is also amazing, especially the sunset which is right in front of the pool and the pretty large terrace.
Cons: Not many things to say... probably just the way to the beach goes through typical Thai surroundings which are ok, but not beautiful. Of course, it has no relation to the hotel itself and/or its owners. Besides that everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: amazingly beautiful place with very private patio. The views. The private yoga classes on our deck with wonderful Silvia. The great service by the managers who could always be reached-the mountain bikes, the lovely private pool, the beautiful room and kitchen facilities, the treats waiting for us.....the hikes, the snorkeling....the fun night life on Soiree beach and the return to our beautiful villa on the quiet hill each evening by bike just about everything
Cons: taxis fares were too high for Thailand
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything was amazing whatever you need whatever you hope whatever you imagine it’s there. for short comparison i would say much better than Bali. special the staff they are more than wonderful i would like to say thank you for everything will back sure.
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is like inside paradise
Cons: Nothing only leaving moment
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the privacy of the villas! The private pool and living area are perfect if you just want to spend time with your partner! Perfect for our honeymoon! You are given a mobile phone by the staff and you can contact them whenever you like without having to visit a reception desk! The mobile also helps when you’re out and about on the island to contact taxis, order food etc! They also gave us a little guide to Koh Tao that was ideal for finding our way around the island and they highlighted restaurants and beaches to visit which was an added bonus! You can also order food into the villa if you didn’t want to eat out which was amazing! Just like ordering take out at home! The Place also provide you with a media system where you can watch films - they have hundreds of films saved on it! We watched lots of new movies that have only recently been released at the cinemas! Loved this! You can organise trips or activities through the place, we had a massage in our villa one morning which was lovely! The place organised this all for us! When arriving on the island, the Place will pick you up from the port and drop you back off at the port when leaving for no added cost! A little touch that meant so much when we’d been travelling 2 hours to get to Koh Tao! Lamai was so helpful throughout our experience! Thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If this doesn’t amaze you, perhaps you shouldn’t even visit Koh Tao. I’ve traveled to over 50 countries and The Place is amazing! I don’t even know how one could do any better anywhere else on the island. My wife and I are talking about how we can return and spend a few months there! Highly recommend renting a scooter for your entire stay All said there are steep hills and steep stairs; this not a good place for the old or injured.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect!
Cons: Nothing
The Miracle Koh Tao - Ko Tao - Building
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9.0 Excellent (421 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Miracle Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff, delicious breakfast, central but quiet location. The integrated dive shop is also only recommended. At the end a perfect holiday!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the staff a lot. Will be showing up again in the future for sure. The restaurant have a unique style. It is very much boat focused layout. Its very cool even the menu names are focused around the same. And they had some belguum beers which i lovw too. Location is very good its basically in the center of Koh Tao's main road, with plenty of parking for the rental bike.
Cons: Nothing bad really the island seemed a bit dry, but they told me they havn't really had any rain for 4 months. So that would make sense.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very clean , amazing staff :)
Cons: Small toilet
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed was confi! Breakfast was delicious.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very helpful, one of the women working there helped us planning our trip to Phuket. The rooms are cleaned daily, which was very nice. Also the guesthouse was located close to the main pier, so after taking the ferry to get to the island it will only take a short walk to reach the hostel.
Cons: The only negative thing about the guesthouse was the noise that was coming from the main Street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everybody was amazingly friendly and helpful, the entire experience was built on the warm and loving people who were eager to show you how to enjoy the most from your stay, we regret not staying longer, the dive was fun also as enjoyable, highly recommended
Cons: Would be preferable if toilet and shower was wet and dry separated
6.3 Good
Pros: Very clean
Cons: Small breakfast, location far from the beach, expensive diving options, small bathroom, shower wets all bathroom
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was the best Gueasthouse we stayed on our Trip in the south of Thailand , Breakfast was amazing with fresh proper BREAD and CHEESE. Staff unbelivable friendly and the rooms are spotless clean. We will be back as soon asap . Thanks to the Team .
Cons: That we had only 2 days left. We should stay much longer !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very nice and helpful. Room was sparkly clean and very comfy. No noises from outside.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and took care of everything from scooter rentals, diving and snorkle tours. It was so nice to have our room cleaned daily. Loved the location, not a far walk from anything but far enough away that it was quiet.
Cons: n/a
La Cigale - Ko Tao - Building
3
9.2 Excellent (59 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at la Cigale in Koh Tao, you'll be by the sea, a 1-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 7 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean and well managed. Excellent WiFi and quiet. Andre and Nan and their team makes the stay excellent!
Cons: A lot of mosquitos and you need to take a steep way to the bungalow coming from the beach. It is not at all at the beach but about 500 m hillside. Mosquitos bite you all the way.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The owners and staff were very helpful throughout our stay. The property is situated about 1/4 mile from the beach so a short walk through a jungle path was needed to get there. If you like tropical surroundings, you will enjoy the privacy that La Cigale offers. The villa is maintained to a high standard and offers a secluded stay on Koh Tao.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: This is one the most nature-friendly hotels I've seen. You are living in beautiful tropical forest, but in comfortable clean nice room with sea view. All amenities are clean and perfectly working. Some important touches like mosquito repellents and snorkeling masks and lamzak (so you can go with it to beach and have comfortable sun bathing). Best place for nature lovers
Cons: Well, the property is a bit hard to find - please call the owners so they will meet you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Seclusion, staff, location, wonderful views, nature, amazing bathroom, atmosphere, quietness.
Cons: If you don't like insects, or you don't like a slightly steep walk, this property isn't for you. I feel these experiences are pretty much a part of what you're paying for, but know what you're getting into.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was an excellent experience staying in a place so connected to nature. Squirrels running around and birds singing. We had even a big crab visitor one night. I haven't seen such a big one living on the land :) There was a really big spider in the room but staff took care of that situation as soon as we called them. The villa had everything we needed, complimentary minibar was really nice, and the bathroom was amazing, taking a shower under the trees. Location was perfect if you want to stay away from the crowd and still reach everywhere on foot. A few minutes to beach if you follow the shortcut and 15 minutes walk to central places. Andre was a really kind and helpful host. I would stay more if we had the chance.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Professional and passionate staff, amazing bunglow in the jungle with squirrels, birds, lizards and spiders, sea-view from the hill, tranquil beach, very enjoyable after overcoming the fear to some jungle stuff.
Cons: Could take more insect-proof measures and a more convient path to the beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The kindness of the staff
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful apartment, far exceeded our expectations as pictures could not do it justice. Perfect hideaway when the jungle rain poured down for a while, gorgeous view from the terrace to watch it pass.
Cons: Water was a little slow to materialise, perhaps 5 minutes - but bizarrely this was during monsoonal rain! But the rain in the (natural) bathroom made up for it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about la Cigale is wonderful. It was the second time I’ve stayed here and it was just as good the second time round.
Cons: For me it was great. For others, you might want to be aware of two things: 1) It is a short but steep walk back to the villa; and 2) part of the charm of the place is the merger between the outside and inside; however, do expect to find some wildlife in the bathroom from time to time. Not ideal for those who are very nervous of the odd creepy crawly. For everyone else, it’ll be great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Design, location, service. And jungle in-door bathroom )) We love nature, and we were happy to observe big colorfilul gekko's life. Two nice lizards came in our bathroom around noon, giving us a possibility to enjoy observing their life and rainbow skin.
View Point Resort - Ko Tao - Pool
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9.0 Excellent (156 reviews)
The Tarna Align Resort - Ko Tao - Building
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8.9 Excellent (474 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Tarna Align Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be in the mountains, a 2-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 8 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was so amazing. The mattress was so good and I had a deep sleep all night long. One of the best part for staying here is breakfast. They were many kinds of food and drink especially fresh juice that you can choose your own recipe . I and my partner were so happy to stay here and we will come back for sure.
Cons: The staff informed us that they gave us a complimentary by upgrading the room type for us. I was so happy. After the bellboy took us to our room the room type was the same that we booked and the front desk officer said " we were sorry for that There was misunderstanding about upgrade your room. I was a bit upset on that time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great just away from the Main Street but easily walked in 5 minutes or much less on a bike, the room was really well finished and very clean, the staff were brilliant and the bar was perfect for sunset drinks overlooking the sea
Cons: There were no real faults with the property
8.3 Excellent
Pros: View is really nice. The hotel is on top of a hill surrounded by palm trees. Room is comfy and stylish. Breakfast was quite good with a fresh juice and a really nice coffee. There are two pools one of which is for divers. There is a free shuttle option from the pier and also multiple daily shuttles to city and back.
Cons: One night it was raining and window in our room was leaking so we had a puddle of water in our room. My luggage and my belongings became wet. I told stuff about that problem but I am not sure if they fixed it because there was no rain anymore during our stay. Also, hotel entrance becomes very slippery when it is raining so I almost fell twice while trying to get back into hotel in the evening.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hotel. Breakfast was great, bed was really comfortable, pillows very good. Beautiful new resort, the best we’ve stayed in, in Thailand. Lovely clean modern hotel.
Cons: The toilet had glass walls, not private at all! The air con unit blew right into the bed, shame as the beds are so comfortable. But we are coming back to this hotel!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The room was very spacious, Bed was very comfortable
Cons: Pillow a little bit too thick for my tastes
9.3 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in, in Thailand. We stayed in a villa sea view and could not fault it. Spacious, comfortable and the view waking up in the morning was unreal. The hotel is a good 10 minute walk from the main centre, but they provide a free shuttle service throughout the day up and back to the hotel. Also, the hotel is on a hill and it’s steep to get to the rooms. So they have golf buggies which they drive you to your room and back to the lobby all day long for free which was pretty cool.
Cons: I have only one bad thing to say about the service. Myself and my wife booked a half day dive with the hotel for the next day as I’ve read brilliant reviews about the diving instructors that are connected with the hotel and, it’s Koh Tao. You don’t go to Koh Tao without doing some diving. The night before, we went to the main centre, had some dinner and went back to the hotel nice and early as we new we had the dive early the next morning and didn’t want to over do it. We woke up with with fresh heads, had breakfast and went to the reception all excited about the dive. However, when approving the reception staff, it looked to me that he had no clue why I was coming to him. I knew by his face that he forgot to book the dive. He informed me that he was trying to get many instructors the night before but could not get any. I wasn’t convinced about this excuse. But, if this was the case I asked him why didn’t he ring my room as common courtesy or at least leave a letter in our room to inform us that he could not get anyone. At least we could have went back to the main centre to enjoy our time in Koh Tao. This is my only disappointment with the hotel. I did not get to dive in Koh Tao
6.8 Good
Pros: Comfortable bed, big room, nice facilities such as the swimming pools and bar. The driver, breakfast and bar staff were very friendly.
Cons: The receptionists at the front desk were not welcoming at all. It feels like they just want you to come in, pay and leave again, without communicating with the guests or make them feel welcome. We did not ask for anything, just a friendly “good morning” or explanation about the hotel would have been fine for us.. we did tell one of the desk ladies that we found here not so friendly, but they did not care at all. Such a shame, because this hotel is very comfortable!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The upgrade to two rooms with a shared pool was wonderful. The staff always had a smile for us and the diving instructors were fabulous, Natalie taught my teenagers and husband on their PADI course and Ian did a refresher course for me. The free shuttles up and down the hill were wonderful, as I had recently had knee surgery. Breakfast was varied and delicious The rooms were spacious and immaculately clean. We had a wonderful stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location - quiet but close enough to get into Town. Modern and very clean.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything - super clean, lovely staff and very helpful, decor was stunning and the breakfast!! Wish we could have that every morning. The location is a little bit out from Sairee Beach but in saying that it was exactly what we wanted after the buzz of traveling to other islands. The hotel provides a shuttle bus in and out of Sairee and it’s 50baht other times. However, it’s only a 10 minute walk from Sairee Beach. Rooftop bar, diving centre, gorgeous view from rooms, even deluxe rooms. The bathroom has glass doors etc but it didn’t bother us at all. If you want a tranquil and luxurious stay... book here!
Cons: Absolutely nothing. It was heaven! Loved every second of our stay.
Aukotan Place Hotel - Ko Tao - Building
6
8.9 Excellent (391 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aukotan Place Hotel in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include a computer station and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room is big with a refrigerator and cable TV. Bed is confortable. Breakfast is of good quality with variety of food. Waitress refills all the time.
Cons: One bulb was not working in the room and the refrigerator was full of ice inside. Better care from the maid is needed. Our rooms weren't on the quiet side. Sink leaks. Maintenance can be improved
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Free transfer from and to the pier. Helped us with booking the snorkeling tour and easy to rent a scooter. Variety in breakfast. Good value for your money.
Cons: .
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Free breakfast is nice. Rooms big and cosy. Location decent. Comfy beds. Super easy to rent motorbike for a good price. Free pickup to and from pier is great.
Cons: Walls are pretty thin. Breakfast is very simple.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is honestly a hidden gem in Ko Tao, when looking for accommodation we originally looked near Sairee beach as that was the ‘main area’ but the prices were high. We ended up booking this place as we saw they provided some sort of breakfast even if it isn’t advertised when booking and also the price was very good as it included this breakfast. Best decision we made - the breakfast is amazing honestly one of the best we have had in south east Asia! So much choice, cereal, fresh coffee, juices, toast, jam, bananas, so so many cakes, yoghurts and more. I would pay for the breakfast if they charged for it. Also the location was also so nice, even though it’s not on Sairee beach it’s a short walk from shark bay which is a much nicer beach. There are restaurants around but also really easy scooter hire which you can use to get to other beaches (Tanote bay is the best). The staff were so so nice, provided us with beach towels when we asked, room so lovely and clean and huge. Honestly such a lovely surprise when you are not expecting a lot from a place, would come here again 100%. Thank you!
Cons: Nothing at all!!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very good and clean hotel!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great value for money, good location. Room was clean and they picked us up from the harbour for free!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and spacious room. Good free breakfast and perfect location for my dive shop. Cheap motorbike rental also.
Cons: Nothing at all.
7.5 Good
Pros: This is a great home base! Other than the air con, the room was very comfortable. There is a free shuttle that'll take you to and from the pier which was definitely a perk. Also, the street on which the hotel is located has several options for shops and restaurants and it's only about a 10-15 min walk to the nearest beach. Also, very helpful staff.
Cons: The air con was pretty weak in our room. In addition, the building where the rooms are located retains heat and humidity, so spending time in the lounge areas was difficult due to the stifling air. Also, we were told we could pay with a credit card ahead of time, but when we got there, we were informed that the machine wasn't working, so we had to pay in cash. Not a huge deal, but when you're budgeting cash vs card use/trips to the ATM (and the fees associated with it), it's definitely a pain.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Super clean, large and comfortable room, great location away from the super touristy sairee beach, supermarket next door, restaurants nearby, less than 10 minute walk to the Chalok baan kao bay, and good value! I would stay here again.
Cons: The only thing that we did not like was the included breakfast. The breakfast was very limited and not good. However, I would gladly stay in this hotel again given its nice rooms and cheap prices, but I would make plans to grab a quick breakfast nearby, which is easy to do given its great location.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything else was really good. I can't compare it to other places in Koh Tao, but it was easily the nicest place we have stayed in since arriving in Thailand and perfect for a couple.
Cons: The only little thing was that the Internet was very slow - at least in our room.
New Pop Villas, Koh Tao - Ko Tao - Building
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9.1 Excellent (66 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at New POP Villas, Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: I was at POP villas for the last nights of my month long holiday in Thailand and want some luxury to finish my trip. Francis took great care of me! I had a lovely time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts. Beautiful view and comfortable villa with everything you need. Brilliant place for a group of you. You need a moped but if you are ok with that it’s awesome
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: * Big apartment with balcony * Nice decoration * Everything clean and organized * Good equipped kitchen * Big bathroom * Very good service by the staff * Help by renting a motorcycle * Very good tour information > maps!
Cons: * No air conditioning * Fans are noisy at night * Only cold water for the shower
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely amazing! Francis, Sarah and Ling made our stay at Pop villa so comfortable and enjoyable! The first thing they told us was - welcome home :) what an amazing start. The location is better than any other viewpoint on the island, the team is as friendly as it can get. We we're picked up directly from the pier and our comfy room was waiting for us. Close to the city but far enough to have some peace and quiet. I would totally recommend it to anyone visiting amazing koh Tao!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service was so great (!!!) and the sea view is amazing!
Cons: Everything was perfect!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Francis is the perfect host and the studios are very comfortable. There was a very nice view on the balcony. Everything was very clean!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So comfortable- just like being at home. We were meant to stay five days and in the end we stayed 10! Loved this villa and the host was so kind and helpful. Great views and a great place to kickback and relax. So many little details throughout the villa that really show that the host truly wants you to enjoy your time in Ko Tao. Very impressed with these villas. If you're looking for privacy and a breathe of fresh air, book with POP Villas. Make sure to rent a motorbike in order to easily get around the island. The villas are also incredibly beautiful.
7.5 Good
Pros: The host was wonderful :) he upgraded us and was very available and friendly. We felt like we were staying with family. I would recommend this stay to friends as the host was so incredible and friendly.
Cons: We had a mouse eat our granolas and chew into our spices. Though simply a part of island life despite cats on the premises was a bit of an inconvenience. We were told it was geckos but we caught the culprit in action the next evening. Geckos will eat things left out so i don't blame the host! We also had the upstairs pool leak through into our kitchen because of heavy rain.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Francis is really good guy! He help us alway, for example bringing foods for us, recommend the best half day trip to us, drive us to agency and so on. He consider All the things for us! And all the stuff are nice and friendly!
Cons: I’m confused about why the mat is wet on the door of toilet?
Balcony Villa Koh Tao - Ko Tao - Building
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8.9 Excellent (150 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Balcony Villa Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be in the mountains, a 2-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 8 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great! The Villas are amazing, so big and comfy, Wonderful view, nice kitchen, we really loved this place. Staff is really nice too, and you get free taxi to the pier if you book the ferry at reception. It's a ten!
Cons: The shower was a litlle bit clogged!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. It's for someone seeking a transquil and serene stay.
Cons: It is quite remote. You have to walk 15 min from sairee beach.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We had a villa with a sea view. The view was fantastic and the villa was privately positioned so there was no way of anyone looking into our bedroom, this meant we could sleep with the windows open for the view. The villa itself, equipped with a kettle and microwave was very handy to cook our own breakfast. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were very kind. I also see the location as a bonus as it was a little way from Sairee Beach but this meant it was peaceful at night.
Cons: Location - just in terms of distance for travel. As stated above in terms of being out of town I see this as a positive. But for those not willing to walk everyday (its some walk back up the hill). It would almost certainly be wise to hire a scooter!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: View was top class. Very calm surroundings, a little walk (~ 15 mins) to the Sairee beach. Lovely garden, where you can see many kinds of animals (frogs, gekkos, birds). Staff was very friendly and smiled a lot! Good price/quality ratio.
Cons: AC was noisy. There were lots and lots of steps, but if you think that as exercise, it's not a bad thing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is only 3 minutes away from Sairee Beach with a scooter, and the hotel is located in a nice and quiet location with a great view. I especially recommend this hotel if you want to explore the island by scooter as it’s in the middle of Koh Tao. We loved our stay.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The receptionist was very friendly even though he does speak a little both Thai and English but our communication went quit well. The rooms are spacious as well as the pantry room. There are suit for group of friends or family.We ask for more things such as coffee, water bottles and shower gel and they did gave us more than enough.
Cons: The place quit far away from Sairee beach..a bit uphill. The rooms at first are not very clean we found it quit dusty so we ask them to clean it up. We experienced mis communicating with the reception about free taxi service after checkout if we booked snorkeling tour with them but is was fine we just need to pay 300 afterward.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room had an amazing view of the island, including the sea. Bed was extremely comfortable and the staff were always helpful. Great value for money.
Cons: Quite a number of steps up to the room. We knew ahead of time that there would be and it was worth it for the view, but something to consider when booking.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely beds, very clean rooms and bathroom. Spacious and comfortable. Loved the terrace with the sea and jungle view (2bedroom villa).
Cons: Steep climb up steps to rooms. We’re young and fit but for some it may be a challenge. No restaurant, just villas and a reception. You’ll need a bike or taxi rental to go to restaurants/beaches as it’s a bit out of the way.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the location, the views, the staff...just over all an amazing place to stay! The safe ended up crapping out on us, I let the staff know and they were more than willing to help and took the necessary steps to fix the situation.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean, quiet (except for loud nocturnal animals such as bullfrogs and geckos :) :) ) and cozy place just 10min walk from the beach. View from the terrace is just amazing! The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
Savage Hostel Koh Tao - Ko Tao - Building
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8.8 Excellent (935 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Savage Hostel Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 5 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very central location Pretty new hostel Really nice rooftop - great for socialising Amazing breakfast
Cons: Since it is almost two times more expensive than other hostel I would expect to have separate toilets for women and men. Also lockers are really small and kind of faraway from the room. The room and bed are very nice - it is such a shame that toilets and lockers lower the experience.
7.5 Good
Pros: Beds are really comfy and location is amazing! Pool is decent too!
Cons: Staff could’ve been more welcoming and also I don’t understand why the locker room was so dark!! You literally can’t see what you are getting from your bag you need to use a torch! It made the place feel cold - maybe they should invest in some warmer lighting to make it feel more homely!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness was top notch! Street noise didn’t make it to the dorms. Cutest little kitty’s! Nice fenced outdoor area for drying laundry. Rooftop pool!!! Free breakfast! (Choice of 4) Free massive lockers! Quite a large safe with each bed, would say it would easy fit a laptop in with your passport/cards/cash and other valuables Felt super safe and knew all my stuff was too
Cons: ... I mean the pool was having landscaping work done so a tad noisy up there but it is the low season so they’re just making it prettier for summer! Not a minus at all really, especially as you’re 15 steps from the beach! I didn’t mind but I didn’t get new sheets in 5 nights. (Totally normal to me, some may prefer sheets being changed regularly?! You could probably ask them to if needed)
6.8 Good
Pros: The ubication is great
Cons: People party until 12:00 in the hostel, with the music, drinking, singing, vomiting in the toilets....crazy. The luggage nust be in a locker room so it is quite uncorfontable. The swinming pool's hammocs are really uncorfontable so it is always empty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was the most comfortable in any hotels I've visited and the staff were super friendly.
Cons: The room was on the small size and being a hostel some younger guests were a bit too loud but even though the hotel has a no noise policy after 11pm there were still some party goers who were loud when they came back in the wee hours. Would've been nicer if breakfast were allowed before 8am for those who have to leave early to go diving.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was spot on: very clean, perfect breakfast, beautiful dorm with comfortabel beds, good light and temperature and cabins that make you feel like you are on your own when you sleep. Also the staff is very helpfull and friendly.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were nice and cool, private and clean, although they weren’t swept properly daily..amazing location and the pool was a great addition
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It is stylish and cosy, got privacy and is right at the beach!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Probably the nicest hostel I’ve stayed in. Beds are super comfy, showers are great, clean toilets. Staff are fantastic, good food. Really have no bad words to say about the hostel. I even loved it so much I extended my stay with them.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and friendly staff
Cons: Nothing!!
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa - Ko Tao - Building
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8.8 Excellent (883 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jamahkiri Resort & Spa in Koh Tao (Ao Thian Og), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Shark Bay and 5 minutes from Sairee Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing pool and a boat to take you down to the best beach ever only 100 baht
Cons: You have to pay if you loose your room key
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Good food and very friendly staff. Extra comfy bed and excellent location and views!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, excellent views of the ocean, diving and scuba access right at the resort, included breakfast. The couch in the room had a pull out so you can fit more people. There are free transfers to and from the pier at select times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel, very friedly staff and best view out of Deluxe Bungalow I have ever seen.
Cons: Atmosphare of Spa Area can be improved
4.5 Okay
Pros: Great view, pool area and snorkelling.
Cons: Rooms not like website. Extra charges for snorkelling equipment, not very 5*. Bar closes at 9.30.
7.5 Good
Pros: The resort is high up in the hills and has a very impressive view of Thian Og Bay! We could have stayed for weeks just for the view from our bedroom and also the dining room. The staff is very kind and speak many languages. There was a free shuttle to and from the pier a few times a day, a definite plus since it is quite far from the center.
Cons: Although the food was good, the menu was a bit stale and prices were outrageous for food and activities alike. We did a 4 hr snorkelling trip around the island that you can do for half the price (or twice as long) at any reputable dive shop around the island...
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Location
Cons: Everything is overcharged. Even water for brushing teeth is charged for. Staff unfriendly, uninterested. Old and dirty furniture in suites. Forced to check out earlier than guaranteed in booking as they had a new guest arrive. Will not come back.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, staff was very friendly. The hotel is nice and cozy
Cons: Beds were too old, I thing a 5 star hotel should care about details like this
6.8 Good
Pros: Loved the view from my room, uninterrupted view over the sea, gorgeous and the hotel standard was lovely
Cons: The location was quite away from the main road, probably 5-10 mins up a dirt track road, with several parts really could have done with a 4x4 car as the road was dangerous to drive along also the hills to the hotel were exceptionally steep. The amount of steps walking round the hotel was crazy. Think I counted 170 steps to go up from my room to reception, I could not do in one go, had to take several breaks, killed my legs and felt exhausted and sweaty, the time I got to the reception. This made my stay quite miserable, I would never go back for that reason
6.8 Good
Pros: The view is amazing. Swimming pool is nice and the cocktails are good. Rent some snorkeling equipment and saw a giant sea turtle. The place is great for snorkeling. Staff was very nice and helpful. Quite remote, so good if you want to avoid the crowd.
Cons: Too much stairs. No direct access to the beach, even if advertised. Have to take a boat, or walk when the tide allows it, but then beware the broken glasses. Have to pay for the access to the beach. We didn't expect it to be that remote.
7.5 Good
Pros: The view is amazing!!! That is definitely the best part about the hotel. Also you can snorkel directly off the hotel, however there are some rocks that need to be climbed first. The pool is also nice, if you get some sunbeds there (there are not so many)
Cons: There are many stairs, as already mentioned in the most comments. Also the staff mainly seems unmotivated and not really happy. They were not attentitive and we had to stand up to get more coffee at breakfast. All in all: its not what you would expect for the paid money, definitely had better hotels for less money at other places.
Koh Tao Star Villa - Ko Tao - Building
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9.4 Excellent (25 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Koh Tao Star Villa in Koh Tao, you'll be in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Sairee Plaza. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: -Beautiful view very nice owners who will do everything to make your stay comfortable Spacious and clean
8.3 Excellent
Pros: beatiful apartment, fantastic view, kind staff, everything is perfectly organized and clean
Cons: the place is on the hill, not too far from the main town, but cannot be reached by walking: the road is very steep and dark by night. The owner brings you down and up once a day. So to get to the Villa more than once, you can either rent a scooter (you should be able to drive it because the road is not easy) or paying a taxi for 400 baht.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the attention to detail, the customer service and just the good all round vibes. Alan and Heidi do a remarkable job running this property, and as a bonus they also know and run a really good place for breakfast. I was Actually saddened that I had to check out. I will miss the friendly attitude and the villa. I highly recommend that if you are visiting koh tao to seriously consider staying at star villa.
Cons: I have zero complaints.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The apartment was gorgeous, comfortable, and clean, with a beautiful terrace and an ocean view. The hosts were very friendly and met us at the pier; since the property is located a bit out of the way, up a steep hill, they provided a free shuttle down and up again once a day, which was very convenient (we mostly liked the walk, but it was good to have the option!). Great to see recycling being done, and really loved that the hosts filled up three large jugs of filter water in the apartment every day - wonderful for us as we carry refillable bottles everywhere. We absolutely loved our stay there with Alan and Heidi, and would 100% stay there again.
Cons: Breakfast was a bit of a disappointment - at a gorgeous place like this we assumed it would be some sort of home-cooked tray with a nice hot pot of tea/coffee and proper crockery, but instead the breakfast is a take-out delivery from a Greasy Spoon in town, with the accompanying multitude of little plastic bags and plastic containers and coffee cups for every part of the meal. The food itself was fine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was wonderful! The place was very clean, the view was amazing and the fridge was always stocked. Alan and Heidi are very personable and make wonderful hosts. We would definitely stay here again.
Sai Daeng Resort - Ko Tao - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (1,155 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sai Daeng Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be steps from Shark Bay and a 5-minute drive from Sairee Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location and rooms of the resort are very beautiful and perfect for a relaxed holiday! The resort is surrounded by 2 beaches that are ideal for snorkeling. Since the shuttle service was quite limited, I would advice you to rent a scooter to go around the island (300 BTH/day). It's a 15 min drive to the main city of the island. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, they even picked us up at the pier when we arrived with the boat.
Cons: Food and drinks were quite expensive.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Service was excellent. Great view. Very clean everywhere. Free transportations were excellent. Good snorkling possibilities on site. Will come back if ever visiting Koh Tao again.
Cons: Very much stairs, but needed to have the beach and great view from above all. Food was rather expensive in the restaurant.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful villas with fantastic views. The secluded bay on the eastern side of the resort is a great place to go snorkeling.
Cons: The quality of the food in the restaurant could be better.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: There was really good snorkeling around the resort as they had their own two private bays. We also loved that there were free snorkel gear and kayak hire. The view from our room was amazing and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good.
Cons: This would not be a good place to stay for people with mobility issues as there were a lot of steps and hills. The restaurant was also extremely overpriced so we ended up eating at the only other restaurant on the beach. There also was very poor air conditioning in the room and bamboo shutters in the bathroom let in a lot of mosquitoes. The shuttle service into town did not run frequently enough and also only fit 12 people per trip.
7.5 Good
Pros: Its location is great if you want to do snorkelling. Good for relaxing.
Cons: The shuttle to the pier should have more timetables/spaces. For a hotel with so many people , 12 seats is not enough. Besides that, there’s some issues in the wc, one is the smell and the second is the fact that the toilet and shower aren’t separate making everything wet after a bath.
5.8 Okay
Pros: - The hotel is amazing - The infinity pool is breathtaking. (+bar in the pool) - the two beaches are so nice. Best snorkeling spot of the island. - they pick you up at the peer for free (and bring you back) - you can still enjoy the pool after you checked out
Cons: - every rooms that are not « luxury » have an other room above : no isolation -> you hear everything. If you wanna change for an other room, you have to pay for it (expensive). - the staff is really nice and helpful but not professional as you can ask for in a 4* hotel. We stayed 4 nights : First day, they didn’t clean the room at 4pm (we left at 10am). Second day, they forgot to bring towels. We had to call them. Third day, they forgot the vacuum cleaner in the room... - breakfast is just ok - the price is definitely too high compared to the service provided. You can really find
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I loved the location and how quiet it was. The room was very big, with great views and the bed was awesome!
Cons: The breakfast in the restaurant could have been better: it didn't have too much variety, walking on the sand and with stairs was very uncomfortable, and the fans weren't working.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. The views are spectacular. The breakfast was great. But the best were the room because the views are incredible. The value for money is worth it. The staff were attentive and made us feel welcome since the first minute. The beach was clean (they clean everything morning) and they take care of the place a lot. Also, it’s great that you can use the snorkel equipment and the kayaks for free!
Cons: They could offer more options with the shuttle service to the main town.
7.5 Good
Pros: They paid us back two nights !!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: How friendly, welcoming and polite staff were made the stay extra special as they were always making sure things were alright, they couldn’t do enough for you! Along with this the beaches and views around the resort were stunning nothing like I have seen before.
Cons: N/A
White Jail at Koh Tao Hostel - Ko Tao - Building
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8.7 Excellent (436 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at White Jail at Koh Tao Hostel in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff where so welcoming, helpful and friendly. The facilities were great, the free coffee made every day start well!! The Rasta bar next door offered such a great hangout area, it’s close to the pier so not far at all to walk with your luggage! It is however quite far from the main part of the island but easy to walk/moped to and fro!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and big bunk bed!!
Cons: No
9.3 Excellent
Pros: I've lived in Koh Tao for 7 months but only spent my last night here. It exceeded my expectations by a mile. The check in service was easy, the staff were so polite and one of the ladies even brought my backpack up to the room with a big smile on her face. She didn't have to do that, but she did! I had a private room and it was perfect and just what I needed, with practically an outside shower too, it was luxury, modern, boutique all in one. I loved that there were nicely designed commune sections where people could sit and socialise (or work in my case), it's all decorated and designed so lovely, it really felt like home. I wish I had stayed sooner as I would have really enjoyed my time there. When I return to Koh Tao I will 100% stay at White Jail and also recommend to friends too! Thank you so much for your warm welcome, I had a really pleasant experience.
Cons: The only thing was the bed was a little hard. But honestly, it wouldn't stop me from staying their again. I could totally get used to it! Everything else completely makes up for it.
6.8 Good
Pros: Good location to reach everything
Cons: Very loud noises from the bar next to the hostel No party hostel but also not a hostel to get good sleep No curtains and it's very bright in the dorms
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s right next to harbor, beds are comfortable, good aircon . The breakfast is very good :)
Cons: Towels , shampoo and conditioner could be provided to make a better stay :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice hostel, great service, clean and very comfy and cozy! Great staff, smiling and able to help out if needed. The müsli bowl with fruit and yogurt is amazing and cheap, definitely tried it out if staying!
Cons: Nothing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Best service we've had in Thailand
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We weren't expecting breakfast but we got it! The open air shower was sooo pleasant. Reception was very sweet, warm and welcoming. If we had more time on the island, we would have definitely stayed longer.
Cons: Nothing at all!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I want to give special thanks to the receptionist Ornnarin (nickname Air) because she was extremely kind, helpful and answering all the questions we had about restaurants, what to do, where to rent bikes, etc. She even helped us to get the best durian. Always with a smile and happy to see us. We stayed for 5 nights, 11 people in total in 4 different rooms for ourselves. Great location, if you travel with a group of people this is the place to be in the island!
Clear View Resort - Ko Tao - Building
14
8.6 Excellent (894 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Clear View Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Nice beach. You can watch the beautiful sunset from your balcony. Nice staff. Free water and soft drinks during our stay. Comfortable bed. A short walk to Sairee beach. Restaurants, mini mart, dive shops very close by.
Cons: They are fully booked when we wanted to extend our stay.
4.3 Okay
Pros: Pool and location
Cons: Condition of bungalow and cleaning was horrendous
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bungalow were great, pool was great, location was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The beach front bungalow have a very nice location, small beach access. The swimming pool was clean and very beautiful overview of the sea. We enjoyed the global atmosphere of that place very very much. The owner was very nice too, and it was good too rent the motorbike with him as well (no risk to be cheated).
Cons: To be noted that this beach is not convenient for swimming (shallow water end of june), and just so so for snorkeling (dead corals, but still nice fishes for newbies as us)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice view from the terrace overlooking the sea.
Cons: Little smaller room than we had before but also a bit more expensive as it has a better sea view.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Loved our stay here. The views and at pool area were amazing. Our room was really comfortable and very spacious. Great big shower. Great location a short walk to main strip of restaurants but away from the noise. I would 100% stay here again. Friendly staff
Cons: It was a bit of a tough trek from the port with our luggage but we got a taxi back to the port in the morning for very cheap
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great Location - 800 m from the pier and a view meters from Sairee Beach, maybe the best beach with lots of restaurants and bars and a relaxing atmosfere (we went in low season). I saw lots of bungalows in the cliffs of Koh Tao, but most of them were very isolated from possible anemnities. Nice pool and very well kept surroundings, lots of places to relax, nice terraces, private small beach, familiar atmosfere. Staff - Very nice manager, that gave us atention and suggestions (we booked at the hotel a snorkelling tour (850 baht/person) around the island that was one of the highlights of the trip).
Cons: Bungalows - the decoration and interior is simple (Triple bungalow beach front and triple bungalow with sea view), it is not luxurious, like the exterior. Breakfast - served in a restaurant next door, chosen from a menu. It was ok, but not exceptional.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The pool was so refreshing and the view from our room was beautiful!
Cons: The rooms could do with some updating but for the price we were very happy
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner is very kind and helpfull. We stayed only one night and had to go with the nightferry the day we checked out. We could leave our stuff at the resort and also take a shower before we had to go in the boat. That was very nice. The owner also rents motorbikes and snorkeling equipment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our last stop in Thailand, and was the perfect place to finish our holiday. The location of the resort was nice and quite while still close to all the action. The owner of the resort was amazing and will help you with anything.
Chaantalay Hotel - Ko Tao - Building
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8.6 Excellent (470 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Chaantalay Hotel in Koh Tao, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Mae Haad Bay. Featured amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk and coffee/tea in a common area. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic facilities , pictures don’t do it justice ! Very clean and new !
Cons: It’s a bit of a walk to the beach but you can rent bikes everywhere and it’ll take 2 minutes
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were really friendly. We hired a bike from the hotel for a day and they were really nice. Cared more about our safety then making money.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, spacious room. Nice pool area.
Cons: Breakfast included in room price was poor. Not worth paying.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly staff! Allowed us to check in early which was really appreciated as we had been travelling for 12 hours overnight. Room was lovely with great air-con and TV with lots of English channels. Bed was hard but this is standard in Thailand, but sheets and pillow were soft and silky! Amazing pool with cool sparkly lights at night time. Good service and allowed us to book transfer to Koh Phangan with transfer for no extra cost. Also hired motorbike from the hotel for 200 baht! I will return to this hotel if I ever come back to Koh Tao. Thanks for the great stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, clean, close to all the best restaurants and tourists attractions and the staff are phenomenal.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel with lovely staff and nice pool. Very clean. Highly recommend. Walking distance from shops, diving etc
Cons: Breakfast not available as offered online but needs to be booked from the menu
8.8 Excellent
Pros: second time staying here, staff are lovely and accomodate for any request. Pool is nice and clean, gym has been added since last stayed but it's not the best
Cons: no balcony
6.8 Good
Pros: The rooms were clean and the location was good, the pool was nice too
Cons: Found the staff quite rude, too busy on facetime at the main desk to deal with their customers standing right in front of them, miscommunication between staff resulted in me being told I wasn't telling the truth regarding the quote one staff member gave me for renting a scooter from them as the other staff member wanted to charge me more, they wanted 100 EURO deposit for renting the scooter despite the fact they had copies of our passports and had all of our bank details as we were staying with them for 3 nights, there was a sign saying free taxi to the pier but when you try to book your place they tell you its actually 100 baht per person? It came across that they were just constantly trying to squeeze money out of people. There were signs everywhere you look telling you how much you would be fined if you put a foot wrong which made the place tense. The attitude of the staff (aside from the cleaning staff who appeared very friendly) seriously annoyed me from check in to check out, unfortunately, and most definitely would not return here based on that. Such a shame.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool was great rooms was exceptionally clean
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and nice rooms! Pool was big and wifi was amazing! Breakfast was good and was priced well
Cons: A little bit of a walk to the Main Street- 15/20 mins
Mar24 Koh Tao Hotel - Ko Tao - Building
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8.6 Excellent (410 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at MAR24 Koh Tao Hotel in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good staff and great rooms. Recommended!
7.5 Good
Pros: It was clean, in a convenient location. No breakfast, but complimentary snacks in a room. Nice pool and a really helpful staff.
Cons: Paying for ac a lot of money, even though it was in a room and we just needed remote controller. So price is not that good comparing to other places and without ac hard to stand the heat.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: This hotel went out of their way to make our time special. The staff are so friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to help you. Biscuits in the room which gets topped up each day and a lovely touch of our own bags of watermelon when we left.
Cons: We chose a room with a fan which was a mistake as it was just way too hot at night but otherwise perfect.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Stayed here for 11 days. Really friendly and helpful staff at the front desk, nice having daily cleaning and free tea coffee biscuits and water. AC very good.
Cons: TV stations didn't always work but not that big of a deal!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good value for money, great hospitality, close to Freedom beach and restaurants
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly, even gifted us some delicious homemade brownies on our first night there! The room was modern and clean with powerful air con, perfect to cool down. Everyday we were given more tea and coffee supplies for the kettle in our room. We didn’t use the pool as we spent most days at the beach but it was nice to have the option!
Cons: Nothing!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were really friendly especially the guy at the front desk (sorry to not catch a name). The room was always clean and the location was really nice, near beaches and restaurants and only a short scooter ride away from the main town. One of the best places I have stayed in Thailand and well worth paying the extra for the aircon room. Absolutely loved Koh Tao and would recommend anyone visiting to stay here!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location Swimming-pool Staff
Cons: Little noise outside at the morning
9.3 Excellent
Pros: New hotel. Very clean and comfortable. Pool is clean and the kids loved it.
Cons: We rented a fan room and it was quite hot at night. Located just on the edge of the village

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Dpm Diving Hostel & Bar Koh Tao - Ko Tao
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9.4 Excellent (799 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dpm Diving Hostel & Bar Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and the best service! Everyone was really nice and the vibe was great. You could chill there the entire time at their lounge. They even host amazing all you can eat events which are followed with really nice partys! For sure a recommendation!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pretty amazing, lovely stuff, nice BBQ( also vegetarien) nights.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice lively atmosphere. We had a private room which was comfortable and nicely decorated. Really good location. Free water refills!!!
Cons: The breakfast has no options for vegans (apart from some fruit). WiFi a bit patchy but seems to be an issue everywhere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best hostel and bbq in ko tao
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast buffet
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It‘s in a really cool area when you walk around up there a little bit. The beach there is just a 5min walk away and cool bars are there too!
Cons: The bathrooms were not so nice. They were clean but they definitely need some improvement. Our room was full with ants, it was so bad that they ate my earplugs and were in my towel!
7.5 Good
Pros: Great place to meet people (Spanish speakers mostly) and have options of parties and other social activities; the curtains in the room are a plus, good breakfast included a nice common area. It’s a real hostel
Cons: I loved my stay, probably just the lack of hot water in the room I stayed (maybe in others there is)
9.3 Excellent
Pros: very friendly and helpful staff, free tea/coffee/water and breakfast, towels, barbecue evenings, it's possible to do diving courses there cause the hostel is also a diving school (amazing experience - thanks a lot to my instructors Nicole, Edu and Matu!), good atmosphere the whole day long at the hostel and on the diving boat, my stay there was simply wonderful!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff Location Good vibes
Cons: The aircon wasn't enough for the whole room The 10 bedroom is too dark
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great staff!! friendly and helpful. In general there is a very nice, friendly and social environment. It is like a little family. If you are looking for place with music and energy the whole day, this is the place to be!
Cons: Sometimes there is too much music (specially if you need to go to sleep early to dive the next day).
Ananda Villa - Ko Tao - Building
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9.0 Excellent (455 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ananda Villa in Koh Tao, you'll be by the sea, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff, great location, spacious room. Laundry service, everything was great!
Cons: Perfect!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and good location in mae haad near pier. Ofc if wanna go sairee havta walk a bit or take motorbike
Cons: Shower was only negative thing, very weak shower
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location near piers Watch sunset from beach 10metres away from villa every night. Great restaurants around villa. Huge rooms and very clean. Big bed. Fan and very powerful air con! Staff so so friendly and kind. Washing service was great too.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great sea view from the room
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was sparkling clean, conveniently located in Mae Haad, and has great beachfront view/ access. Super close to Sairee too, as well as plenty of scooter rental businesses, restaurants and convenience stores. We only stayed two nights here but absolutely loved it. The restaurant downstairs is also great! We had breakfast there on both days and were happy with our choices. Staff is friendly and welcoming. We highly recommend staying here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant location. Clean tidy apartment right on the beach
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: The property was in a great location, right next to the port, lots of activities nearby on the island, bars and restaurants all walking distance. The restaurant below the hotel ‘Breeze’ was superb, delicious food and amazing welcoming staff. Basic room but ok for money. The sea view was the best part.
Cons: The facilities were average, no safety deposit box so don’t bring anything expensive. No pool but they have cornered part of the sea off for the customers, no good if you don’t like the sea. The room was clean but had a strange smell.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Location is excellent!
Cons: No acoustic isolation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, the staff is really friendly, the rooms are very big and clean (also nice hot water to shower) & there’s a very nice restaurant with lot’s of choice next to the hotel!
4.3 Okay
Pros: Bathroom was dirty, towels had bleach on them, no hand soap, air con didn’t work properly and made a pipe drip everywhere and there was a gecko in my room.
Cons: As above
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort - Ko Tao - Building
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8.9 Excellent (667 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sensi Paradise Beach Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Management were very generous to upgrade us to a room with a view on arrival. The bungalos are spacious and clean. Super comfortable beds. Good food, friendly staff. Loved the fact it was next to the beach and also had 2 beautiful pools. Just a short walk to shops and boat terminal. Would definately stay again.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and helpful staff! I liked the location and atmosphere. They even have cappuccino for breakfast and I loved it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff the most friendliest people always smiling and any issues that arises they sorted it out so quickly. Amazing place Amazing Staff.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is very well done. Will absolutely be back!
Cons: Shower was just cement looked like they didn’t finish construction. A more luxurious bathroom would have fitted with the rest of the feel of the resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very easy transfer from ferry. Great location
Cons: Some steep steps on walkways around resort
9.3 Excellent
Pros: All was perfect
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay! Reasonably priced food and places to eat around! Great for an escape if that is what you are looking for!
Cons: Nothing
5.8 Okay
Pros: - They upgraded to a better room due to my birthday and let us check out at 10 instead 12 - decent enough food and nice pool to cool of although not very clean - snorkeling near by
Cons: Our poor experience is definitely due to the staff, who aren’t warm, personable or curious about you. I think the place is so big, that there aren’t really anyone that has taken ownership over it and has a genuine desire to make your stay here feel special. The resort is overflowing with staff. Still, they get your orders wrong, forget to wrap your leftovers in to take back to your room even though you’ve kindly asked three times, doesn’t clean the pool regularly. I arrived on my birthday, which my boyfriend had made them aware of several days before. They were kind enough to upgrade us, but apart from that we did not get the feeling that we were here to celebrate a special occasion, even though my boyfriend tried his best. Not once did they wish me a happy birthday, it wasn’t even possible to order a small birthday cake for the breakfast table. On the day of our arrival we saw some charming bungalows by the ocean that were vacant. We asked if we perhaps could switch rooms to one of them, they were only 500 baht extra per night than the one we were upgraded to, which we of course were willing to pay. But the receptionist told us that if we wanted one of those room we would have to pay the difference between those and the room we’d originally booked instead of the room they’d upgraded us to, meaning 1.500 baht per night, which just baffled us. They are professional enough to not let your critic go unheard, so when my boyfriend complained about a terrible massage he had had, they scratched it. Still this couldn’t make up for the fact the place lacks of ambiance and warmth. They weren’t even curious to know if we’d enjoyed our stay and had had a good birthday, when we checked out. We’ve had much better treatment at places half the price with facilities the same as here if not better. Frankly, we’re sad that we spent all this money on a place that frustrated us almost from the beginning until the end. For the price you pay you would expect more than the bare minimum.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The eggs were fluffy. No mosquitos in the room, yay!!! Pretty beach, great location for relaxation but very close to port, stores, massage, and restaurants!
Cons: The ac was weak but did work. The bed was firm, could have been softer. The beach was nice but the water was dangerous and I cut up my feet in the surf.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A great place to stay at koh tao. The breakfast was amazing, the room very comfortable and clean and the surrounding area was very pleasant. I definitely recommend this place.
Cons: We absolutely loved everything about this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were like tree houses - our was overlooking the sea. It was beautiful. Having had an awful experience at another hotel locally which we left we chanced upon this hotel, it was perfect. The food was fantastic, the location great. Our holiday was saved from disaster.
Cons: nothing
4.8 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: I often don’t write reviews, but this place really deserves one. My experience at this place was terrible, so terrible that I decided to just check out early and go to a different place. The first cabin I was assigned to had a terrible smell of sewers. After complaining I got moved to a bigger cabin only to find out that the air condition wasn’t working at all. Once again I make my way to the reception. They tell me the technician will come and fix. I go for a walk when I’m back they say they will “upgrade” me to deluxe cabin, meaning... same as cabin #1 with a slight view of the ocean. I spent the night here and the bed is as hard as sleeping on the floor (beds in cabin #1 and #2 were fine) After talking to the receptionist for the 3rd time now they say they will solve it. Solution: put 2 comforters in the bed. At this point I packed my bags and left. Location is great but not worth the hassle. Stay away!
Koh Tao Montra Resort - Ko Tao - Bedroom
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7.8 Good (1,247 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Koh Tao Montra Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel and great swimming pool. You can directly go to the beach from the hotel and in less than 5 minutes you are at the pier and in the city with some restaurants, bars, shops,... We had a great stay!
Cons: Breakfast could be better, if you go early like between 7.30 and 8.30 it's fine, but afterworths there is not so much choice anymore.
7.5 Good
Cons: The room wasn’t as nice as the outside part of the hotel with the pool (that part was incredible)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort with great staff and good location.
7.5 Good
Pros: The swimming pool and location were great. The room was huge and nice.
Cons: The breakfast was awful. Very low quality food. Also, the butter for toast is left open in a bowl of water which seems very unhygenic and there were ants in some of the forks to get the food. Moreover, the snorkelling tour that they offer you when you check in it's more expensive than all the others that are offered throughoit the island (it's exactly the same one). The staff seemed at breakfast seemd a bit rude and lazy. They didn't seem to care when we mentioned about the ants in cutlery which happened every day of our stay.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The Staff is very welcome ; The room is big
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Although it is one of the more expensive hotels on the island, it is still very affordable and the accomodations are excellent.
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: The staff was very unfriendly and generally there was staff everywhere, but nobody worked. The rooms and the Hotel area are very outdated and do not correspond to a 4 star hotel. Does not correspond to the pictures! The pool was always dirty. We had cockroches in our room. The Air Condition was veey loud. Altogether we were very dissatisfied.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The swimming pool, the room, the giant bed. The hotel is located in front of the beach and the sunsets are just amazing. We also had a very pleasant surprise when we discover the room set up the day of my wife birthday
Cons: The wifi
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff and rooms were excellent, nice pool area and beach access. We were weary after reading some of the other reviews but we had a lovely stay. Shower and ac worked perfectly! Did not have food at the hotel so we cannot comment.
Cons: Accommodation was reasonably priced and we feel we got what we paid for. Rooms were clean, pool area was ok.
6.8 Good
Pros: It was a big room. And the boy who was in the swimming pool bar was very proactive, attentive and nice to everyone there.
Cons: When we entered into the room smelled moldy. We told the staff if we could swap but...on the new one was the same. I think is because of the AC. Everything was kind of old there. Swimming pool was dirty, they gave me an old, off-color and leaky towel. Not worth it. Bad value for money.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was good for getting round the island Shuttle to help with luggage to and from pier and to sister hotel further down the island. Restaurant food was good. Spacious room. Staff were helpful Massive comfy bed and nice balcony.
Cons: A bit dated, tired looking furniture. Not much atmosphere- but it was low season. Breakfast buffet food not great quality and cold even early on.