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The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel - Ko Tao - Building
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9.3 Excellent (799 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel is located in Ko Tao, 1.9 km from Mae Haad Pier. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant. Both private and dormitory-style rooms are available, with private or shared bathroom facilities. There is free WiFi. The hostel has a rooftop relaxing area, as well as a common room with a flat-screen TV, books and a computer. There is also a refrigerator for guests to use.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: What an incredible, chill getaway! I 100% recommend. AMENITIES: Facilities were the best of any hostel I've stayed in Asia. The rooms, bathrooms, and common rooms are all modern, cute, super super clean, and eco-friendly. Great high-pressure rain showers. Extra comfortable fluffy white bed. Lots of natural light, big windows, and balconies in the dorm rooms. Breakfast was delicious and extra fresh. LOCATION & ACTIVITIES: Lots of good food, drink, yoga, and diving within 10 min walking distance. While it's a little far from Sairee beach, the hostel offers free truck taxis to and from there, or it's a relatively easy scooter trip. They also offer free transport to a different beach location every day - I went on the Tanote Bay trip and the snorkeling was *incredible* - all for zero baht :). Lobby & patio common space makes it easy to meet other travelers. They hold lots of chill social stuff here, like bbqs and game nights. STAFF: Staff were so friendly and helpful all the time. They really make you feel welcome. Staff member "G" helped resolve an issue with a super rude dorm roommate who was violating policy (having sex in the 4-bed room in front of all of us all night long). The hostel staff really take guest comfort & generally respectful behavior seriously. She made sure I was set up with another room to sleep in while they were resolving the issue and kicking the guest out. While it was an unfortunate sucky situation to happen, the hostel staff handled it so well. A+ problem solving & policy enforcement. I'll definitely be returning to the Dearly Koh Tao hostel soon!
Cons: It would have been nice to have the hostel's beach transportation option earlier in the day. The daily free hostel beach transport was always 1-4/5pm, which is a little late for early risers and often coincided with the afternoon rain.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hostel! Staff was super friendly, beds very comfortable, breakfast was tasty. Everyday they organise some nice activities for the guests. It’s located in the more quiet area of the island in the south. There’s nice restaurant around. And close to the diving schools in Chalok Baan.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay pleasant nice for none partying!
7.1 Good
Pros: Good location. Well maintained hostel.
Cons: No curtains on the beds. No air conditioning in the room during night time so it was very hot and uncomfortable. Limited breakfast. No lockers in the rooms. No pool after 7pm
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was delicious.
Cons: It is difficult to go to other places of the island because is expensive, there must be a transportation of the hostel. I did not like there was only one device access to internet. The staff took my towel in advance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about the dearly. The staff was super friendly and fun. The extra activities (mostly free) were lots of fun and helped us to meet all the people in the hostel. Additionally, they also showed us even more amazing places on Koh Tao. The room was huge, clean, and super comfortable. We ended up booking two extra nights so we could stay even longer at the dearly. So if you want to stay at a relaxed and social place with amazing staff and a super kind manager: stay at the dearly :)
Cons: That we had to leave.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Free shuttle to beaches
Cons: Everything was perfect
7.9 Good
Pros: Stayed in a room with private bathroom. It was spacious, clean and quiet. Location is good: restaurants and beach nearby.
Cons: Breakfast can be improved, and the pool was too dirty. Bed was a little to the hard side.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hostel is really new and modern and definitely feels like flashpacker accomodation. The breakfast was unlimited, but not many vegan options (just toast and fruit). The pool area is lovely. Only a short walk from the beach. Lots of nice restaurants and shops nearby. Also the first hostel we've come across in a long time that does a laundry service, by kilo and not by piece and in-line with outside prices - much appreciated! The low cost shuttles were also very handy.
Cons: It is quite expensive compared to other hostels, but I guess they have to make their money back somehow!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an excellent place to stay in Koh Tao, ticked all the boxes for us (clean, welcoming, quiet). And as an added bonus very helpful staff organises free activities that guests can join and meet fellow travellers. We had a double room on the 4th floor which was very spacious and had a nice view over the jungle - get one of those, if available.
Cons: We liked everything
La Cigale - Ko Tao - Building
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9.2 Excellent (57 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at la Cigale in Koh Tao, you'll be near the beach, just a 3-minute walk from Sairee Beach and a 2-minute drive from Ko Nang Yuan. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is huge and beautiful in the middle of the jungle! What a wonderful and original place. Everything is clean and the decoration so detailed, you should definitely go if you like nature and want to try something original.
Cons: Everything was wonderful, but as you are in the jungle and the kitchen is outside you will find plenty of little bugs and ants in the morning. Everything is cleaned and spottless by the end of the day.
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.
9.2 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
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Andree and his team make you feel at home. He certainly has a family in Myanmar on his team that makes everything easy. A hotel that makes your stay in Koh Tao comfortable. Good value for money. Thanks Andree for solving so efficiently what a misunderstanding was.
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The kindness of the staff
Cons: Nothing
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.
Koh Tao Star Villa - Ko Tao - Building
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9.4 Excellent (29 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: -Beautiful view very nice owners who will do everything to make your stay comfortable Spacious and clean
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.
9.6 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.
The Tarna Align Resort - Ko Tao - Balcony
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8.8 Excellent (488 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable beds, private pools and views verge on top end luxury at a very reasonable price.
Cons: Furnishings perhaps too minimalist - chest of drawers or luggage rack wouldn't go amiss. Restaurant good for breakfast but falls between a number of stools for dinner
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice room, clean and furnished with everything. Awesome breakfast, very professional and available staff.
Cons: Room a little bit smaller than expected
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everyone there was totally kind and generous. They tried to help us all the time!! We got clean and tidy room. we enjoyed every momen
7.9 Good
Pros: The pool access from the room! Amazing
Cons: The hotel design is a little bit old fashioned, the toilet looks bad. The hotel restaurant is not so good. The hotel provides shuttles to the beach , but this service is very limited.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A very nice resort to relax not too far away from the main port, beach, restaurants and facilities are amazing including the pool rooftop bar and even the golf cart shuttle up to your room.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, friendly staff
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel
Cons: No access by walking to the main Street and the beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, great view, very good and nicely
Cons: Need to take shuttle Everytime that want go to city
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The staff is very friendly and helpful, breakfast has a lot of variety, the room was huge and very clean.
Cons: If you don't plan on renting a motorbike (which I think you sould), the "climb" from Sairee beach can be a little though... HOWEVER the hotel provides free shuttles to and from Sairee Beach (4/5 Times a dau)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about the hotel, staff are will to do anything for you, spacious rooms, unbelievable view of the sea. One of the best overall experiences I’ve ever had of a hotel.
Cons: I see a few people complain about the walk from the beach to the hotel but it’s literally a small walk up hill, must be very unfit to complain about the walk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: villas are very tastefully furnished and have lovely veranda area, breakfast is excellent, and staff very attentive, free scuba-diving taster session in hotel pool included in price
Cons: glass door on toilet so no privacy, although I have found this strange set up in other hotels in Thailand, a bit out of town and up a steep hill, not a problem for us but some people would find the climb difficult, hotel does have shuttle bus running up and down into town at certain times
Anankhira Villas - Ko Tao - Building
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8.8 Excellent (149 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Anankhira Villas in Koh Tao, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 7 minutes from Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views
Cons: Road to the upper villas is very steep
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It simple a Koh Tao gem
Cons: A little difficult to reach the upper villas
7.1 Good
Pros: Location just off the north tip of Sairee beach was beautiful and quiet. Private pool is really nice.
Cons: Staff was not very attentive to detail and breakfast was very limited in choice.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Villa and the staff were just amazing! The private pool, lively room, the most comfortable linens, view, breakfast, smiles, location, Kit's helpfullness, all were just perfect.
Cons: We loved everything!
6.3 Good
Cons: Towel replacement and attitude of one singular member of staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was extremely comfortable, the host (Kit) was an absolute delight and the private pool was a dream.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were friendly and the manager spoke excellent English which made communicating easier. Room was clean and tidy. Pool was the highlight - much bigger than we expected. Takeaway menus in the rooms a nice touch too.
Cons: Exactly as we expected so we were happy but is outdoor living, so expect bugs and wildlife and the beautiful views do mean steps.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Anankhira Villas breakfast is lovely. You have a small selection to choose from all comes with choice of tea or coffee and fruit juice. Every morning we were the only two at breakfast plus the furry friends. The location is just picture perfect! the trip was to celebrate my 30th and finding balloons in the villa made it extra special. The location is a little daunting but both me and my partner managed just fine, renting a motorbike from next door we used this to get about the island.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location is great. Having a small pool with a great view is really the best part of this place.
Cons: This is a nice place but is not a luxury property on Ko Tao, despite the luxury price tag. As stated, having a private Pool and a great view is a luxury, but the room was dirty, the place in general is dated. Breakfast was not great.
7.1 Good
Cons: The entrance must be repared
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa - Ko Tao - Building
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8.7 Excellent (890 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, 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: Book it if you can afford it! If you’re looking for a high quality retreat in Koh Tao with some diving, snorkelling and kayaking activities: you won’t find better. - The staff really has your wellbeing in mind: they are nice, helpful and go the extra mile to provide recommendations and arrange a fantastic stay. - The room, the food (of their restaurant the « Terrace »), the activities, the facilities, the view, the calm, the connections to the village, the wifi in every location, the equipments... Everything is top quality. It is worth every penny in my opinion. - I appreciated the shuttles and the amazing breakfast included in the price of the room. But I also loved the fact that I didn’t have to carry a penny or a towel in the resort. From the marina to the pool or the restaurant uphill, just give your room number and enjoy! - Some people complain about the stairs and how far it is from the village but those are things you’ll enjoy: it’s a calm and super safe place due to its location. The stairs go in pair with the outstanding view you get uphill! 4 times a day, you get a free shuttle to go downtown where they have an office that will offer you a cool shelter while you wait to go back up.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was excellent at this resort. Pool, rooms and food. Staff were great and looked after our children very well. Especially Mr Chris and Swey at the Pool.
5.0 Okay
Pros: I didn’t like this place at all!
Cons: The property very far from downtown! The transportation offered by the place is limited in schedule! I would not recommend this place, it is expensive and far from everything! There are better places for better prices!
7.9 Good
Pros: Everything we could expected from a 5 star hotel. In addition the diving center is very professional and enjoyable, if diving is your type.
Cons: A loooooot of stairs, from the reception to the restaurant to the swimming pool to the rooms’ location to the marine club at sea level. No accessibility for handicaps.
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful pavilion room, stunning bay view. Welcoming and incredibly helpful staff, especially Tomas the manger and his French trainee. Always went out of their way to assist and make our stay better. Brekkie always good, pina collada outstanding at the pool. Massage very good. Snorkeling with turtles and sharks just offshore. Just be prepared for the climbing of steps from the shore! And be prepared not to want to leave! :)
Cons: Rainy season!!?? There was no rain!
5.4 Okay
Pros: Great view of the sea Great team in dive club
Cons: Too many stairs ! If you have a back or knee problem you're not going to enjoy - too bad it doesn't say nothing about it on booking. Only 4 times a day shuttle to town - if you want to come and go on your time its 15 usd per direction for a 15 min drive.
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
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.
7.9 Good
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
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view from our room was beautiful and the staff were available to help at anytime.
Cons: There were a lot of steps to get down to our room. If staying here request room number 5 you have to walk alot less. You are very isolated and need to avail of the shuttle bus to get around without paying an arm and a leg. We were planning to hire a moped but the hills were so steep and the roads were in a very bad state that we decided we better not in case of an accident
Koh Tao Cabana Resort - Ko Tao - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (385 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Koh Tao Cabana Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Sairee Beach and 13 minutes by foot from Ko Nang Yuan. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and limited parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I could say a lot of positives - just try it yourself
Cons: The only what should be improved is breakfast, the worst is cofee (IMHO). Fortunetly we survivaled Some of the waitress have isue with understanding english on a basic level ..... as the effect we didn’t get ordered meal once (Guys are ok). You have to chose one of the sets, but if you dislike it you are in trouble.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, very friendly staff, nice beach, tasty dinners, superb spacy villa
Cons: I would suggest more breakfast variations and refill after 10 am
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Koh Tao Cabana probably is one of the fanciest, yet affordable resorts at Sairee Beach. The villa was beautiful, the bed super comfortable and the outdoor bathroom very lovely. Since we had a sea view villa, the view obviously was amazing. The staff clearly takes pride in keeping everything super clean and tidy, and clean it is. This was the 3rd time I stayed here, and I will again for sure.
Cons: Not really a downside, but keep in mind that you'll have to walk a little from your villa to the beach and the village centre. Not super far, but a walk nevertheless.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing quirky rooms we stayed in 3 different room while we were in Koh Tao and they were all beautiful!!! Thank you to all the staff who were super helpful x
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Scenery, friendly staff, the waterfall, the AMAZING rooms, the well kept gardens, the hard working nature of the staff, the restaurant location, the way the hotel blends Into the natural environment ...
Cons: These complaints about the breakfast, hot water and the smell - you’re on an island. A Thai island. These things did not matter nor made any difference to the experience that is a paradise island. The food was great, the island is hot all year round so a few moments of cool water is welcomed and the smell is brief!
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Staff
Cons: Location of room, resort facilities, tired rooms
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is comfortable and clen. Staff very nice and supportive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is awesome. About a 5 minute walk from the main Sairee shops/bars, but far enough away that you felt like you were on a quiet beach. The pool is amazing! We stayed in one of the Sara villas and I could not recommend it higher! Absolute luxury. Staff were friendly really friendly and helpful.
Cons: Breakfast is okay. The items on the menu are served pretty plain/bland, but overall not terrible.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Cottage 260 degrees was absolutely fantastic! It was just my husband and I. Huge, 2 bedroom w separate bath/shower. Living room and dinning area w not fully equipped kitchen( no fridge or stowe). Each room have it’s own fridge. The best part is the big outdoor pool and deck w shower and sun beds. Big terrace and the view is to die for! Very quiet and close to the snorkel platform where we did a lot of long swims from. The location us perfect for us, walking distance but not too far. Oh, and the bathroom in the master bedroom is huge!!
Cons: Not enough shade on the terrace.
7.1 Good
Pros: Great location and accommodation full of luxury items
Cons: Employees don’t sound and look they like to help you. Showers on hight of Thai people. So visitors from US or European countries have to Squad or sit on a chair to be able to shower. Everyone above 1.60 has a problem :)
4.2 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: This has been a wonderful property, but unfortunately its trading on past reviews and charging a fortune whilst letting the resort run to ruin. Some staff were lovely, others were down right rude. I’ve never paid so much for so little. Our two bedroom villa had an open air lounge/kitchen area which almost couldn’t ever be used as the mozzies were relentless, in fact the whole resort suffered from this problem. Lawns were un mowed , path’s were broken, electrical were shonky, water features everywhere were not working. One pool was drained and has been for a long time. Reception furniture was unravelling. Decks needed cleaning. Cleaners wanted access every day at about 2.00pm despite us saying we were out all morning and could they do it then. Staff used the two villas beside us to lounge around in for part of the day. Pictures shown on various sites are 10 years or more old and not a good representation of current presentation of the resort. One of our villas, Whitesand was musty, dingy and with white sheets that were closer to grey. In short everything needs an overhaul if they are going to keep charging crazy prices.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My friend and I stayed here and were very impressive by this resort. The beach area was lovely, the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, the cabana was spacious and nicely decorated, and the location was great - just a 5 minute walk along the beach to get to town. The restaurant had good food and a large menu with lots to choose from. The breakfast/buffet was also tasty and convenient. The beach was fairly shallow so not ideal for swimming, but the pool area offered a nice way to cool off. I highly recommend and would definitely stay here again!
Thalassa Hotel - Ko Tao - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (329 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Thalassa Hotel in Koh Tao, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 6 minutes from Shark Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, great stuff,...
7.5 Good
Pros: very quiet and comfy...
Cons: too clean up feel like staying in city..no view of sea..lol..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. I'm planning my next visit
Cons: It was my first time to the island, I had a perfect stay. Thank you
4.6 Okay
Pros: The bed was great They sent a taxi for us from the ferry
Cons: They have problems with smell coming from the hole of the shower . Very stinky smell of rotten egg. They try to fix is but notying helps.. and the hotel was fool booked so we had to say there.. very disappointed The breakfast is very poor. The next door is a noisy club
7.9 Good
Pros: The hotel is next to Sairee Beach and close to entertainment
Cons: The breakfast
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff are welcoming and helpful with fast response to customers needs. Bed is comfortable. Room size in nice .the location is the best it's in the middle of the most living part of the island , you can just watch the street and have so much fun
Cons: The only downside is there is no pool in the hotel and no view overlooking sairee beach. Although the beach is so close about 2 min walk from the hotel
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The beds are, by far, the best thing about this Hotel. Really really comfortable and cozy. The type of comfortable that you eager to return to bed! The rest is great as well: the AC is good, the location is awesome (specially if you're there for the diving), the hotel is clean and quiet. They have, twice a day, a very cheap cab ride to the port and back (really useful). You get a lot of bang for your buck!!!!
Cons: We had no hot water in the shower.... The reception tried to get it fixed by the next day, but it didn't work. So they offered us to switch rooms by the third day.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location right in the heart of Sairee, just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and surrounded by bars and restaurants. Hotel will pick you from the pier for free (but will charge you for the return journey)
Cons: The air conditioning seemed to be centrally controlled. There isn't a lift. Told by staff that breakfast wasn't included when in fact it was, we didn't find that out until the last morning.
7.9 Good
Cons: Cold shower, they charged us with some stuff from the mini bar eventhough we didnt eat it, they didn't have a good system of tracking food and drinks from minibar. Breakfast comes without coffee or any drinks so you have to pay extra.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very helpful and forthcoming at all times. Our check-out time was delayed on our wish and the staff always had good recommendations for us.
Cons: The shower was very hard to maintain at a steady temperature and only turned warm after some time (which was mentioned due to the gas heating system though)
Nangyuan Island Dive Resort - Ko Tao - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (101 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nangyuan Island Dive Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Ko Nang Yuan and 12 minutes by foot from Sairee Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything from food to the beach to the awesome service! Definitely going back
Cons: Beat view I've ever seen
7.5 Good
Pros: The location of this place is amazing. To have the island to yourself after 4pm and before 10am was incredible. First on the beach snorkelling was amazing. We had room D12 right on the beach it was the most expensive room but also the best on the island. The Thai food is passable even if it is ridiculously overpriced
Cons: Everything is very overpriced for what it is. The food is ridiculously priced. DO NOT eat western food it's not even passable but the Thai food was ok. It was worth staying one night for the experience but wouldn't need to do it again.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous setting, we were well looked after and the beach hut was stunning. The island does get busy for a few hours during the day but it's really not a problem and was not overcrowded. Once everyone had gone (around 3pm) we had the beach and sea to ourselves - paradise! The viewpoint is beautiful but be careful at the top as it's a bit of a climb onto the rocks and a struggle in flip flops - also wear some bug spray because there are a LOT of mosquito's at the top!The restaurant in the evening is quiet with limited menu available but there was always something we liked and the quality was excellent. We did have some money stolen from our luggage which was stored in reception for a few hours after we checked out - we should have been more careful, but please take care and keep your valuables with you.
Cons: Drinks choice - beer and soft drinks only in the evening (my wife was disappointed!)
7.1 Good
Pros: Warm personal, the most beautiful place I've ever seen, nature is just awesome, beautiful corals and nice snorkeling place
Cons: Food in the Beach bar was expensive and very bad for that price. There was no ventilation in the room toilet, as a result of which there was a terrible smell all the time. No soap on the territory (toilets), only in room. The worst and poorest breakfast in my life.
7.5 Good
Pros: the spot after 6 pm and before 11 am. The beach is almost private and amazing.
Cons: the villas inside are old an a litte bit dirty.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Incredible location. In the morning and evening, it feels like having a private island. Very friendly and competent receptionist, snorkeling gear was cheap. You can have umbrellas and seats for free at the beach. Good breakfast. The two incredibly cute cats :)
Cons: Bungalows had no mosquito protection. Ferry to Koh Tao was very uncomfortable, strongly leaning to the side. Staff tried to use passengers as balancing weights. Breakfast is supposed to go until 10:00, but ten minutes early, the staff already got impatient and urged us to finish within 5 minutes so they could prepare everything for the day tourists arriving at 10. Restaurant highly overpriced (even drinking water), even by island standards.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location, we overnight at the beach villa D15 and it was amazing. One of the best seaside we spot so far. Food is ok considering it’s a remote resort. We spent there 2 nights and we wouldn’t leave.
Cons: Service might be improved. The location has the potential to become a one of a kind resort but the service, at the moment, is too basic considering the rate. Still, the villa was totally fine: clean, beautiful view, a/c. Nothing bad to say.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The stay was wonderful! We were so amazed by this island. We recommend to stay here to everyone who wants to visit Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan. The staff is also wonderful! Sebastian is a great guide and he helped us a lot. Thank you.
Cons: The only thing we didn´t like was the local restaurant. It served very poorly prepared (I think the worst we had in Thailand) and overpriced meals (we had lunch and dinner there). Sadly we had no other choice . It is the only restaurant on the island. But we were nicely surprised by the breakfast next morning - that was very very good.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Visited Koh Nangyuan , A little Paradise on earth The view to the ocean is amazing. Good location
Cons: Staff need to improve ,Old lady at Reception she is rude. Check out too early ! Wi-Fi is not good. a lot of mosquitoes in our room. Overpriced food and drink. Bathroom is not clean.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The island is a paradise, one of the best place in the world to stay. I suggest to stay two nights in order to enjoy and relax yourself in an amazing atmosphere.
Cons: Staff is low level, apart from a French guy working there the Thai people are not efficient and cannot speak English. They should better clean the villas area and offer better services. I personally think there is a huge potential and they could do much better
Sairee Sairee Guesthouse - Ko Tao - Building
10
8.6 Excellent (195 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sairee Sairee Guesthouse in Koh Tao, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 6 minutes from Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant location for low season!!! Right in the middle of lots of bars and restaurants and only a 2 min walk to sairee beach! Comfy size room and bathroom, everything we needed. We even stayed an extra night as the location was perfect for us.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location was good, two minutes from the beach.
Cons: When we arrived there was two members of staff sitting in the empty cafe and three sitting on the stairs.....and nobody at the reception desk. They all looked up and saw us arrive and nobody came over. We stood at the reception desk for a few minutes and nobody came over so I said hello can anybody check us in? One staff member got up off the stairs and came over to desk, stuck his bed behind it and started talking in Thai....then up popped the receptionist who was lying down asleep behind the desk. At approx 3pm in the afternoon????? We then went up the stairs to the room with backpacks on our back and me also carrying a small suitcase and nobody moved to get out of the way. Other than check in and check out we did not have any interaction with the staff during our stay despite walking past them constantly sitting on the stairs on their phones. We stayed for 3 nights and not once when passing the reception desk was there somebody behind it. The cafe wasn't open in the mornings for us to have breakfast before heading out for the day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the food was great in their restaurant...all around great staff
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Property was a great location in the heart of Sairee. Not on the beach but right on the main street so you could walk to the beach and tons of restaurants and dive shops were right there. Very central. The rooms were in the back of the restaurant but not noisy at all. Good aircon, hot shower. Free masks & snorkels to borrow at the front desk.
Cons: Mosquitoes!! There were so many mosquitoes in the room when we came in. We killed 7 in the first 15 minutes. There must be some standing water close by because they were everywhere outside here. Bed needs a mattress topper, it was very hard and you could feel the springs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were clean, the A/C works well and the fan is high powered! The location is also perfect.
Cons: Nothing. This place is awesome.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Location is great, right across the street from 7-eleven and close to a bunch of restaurants - Big rooms - Showers have good water pressure and warm water - Staff is really friendly and helpful - Free of ants and mosquitos and other bugs that tend to roam the island.
Cons: - Nothing it was great.
6.7 Good
Pros: The location was amazing and it was surprisingly not that loud despite being located by the road. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance and the guesthouse actually has a restaurant below it which, although expensive, was quite nice. Good value for money by Koh Tao's standards (but bring your own pillow).
Cons: The staff were not very friendly and anytime we needed something there would be no-one at reception, I do not know if this was bad timing or they genuinely were never really there. The pillows were awful and apart from the nights where I had been drinking I struggled to get any sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are really modern and the staff was very friendly and accommodating! We loved to be directly in the center and still it wasn’t too noisy in our room.
Cons: The restaurant is quite expensive, so we’d have liked a discount for people who lived in the hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice modern and clean the room. Good air-conditioning.
Cons: Curtains were too small and didn’t quite meet at the middle.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice room with AC, TV, safe, little terrace. Located next to the main road on Koh Tao. On the other side of the street you can find a 7/11
Cons: You could hear people/noise in the bathroom, however in the main room it was fine.
Clear View Resort - Ko Tao - Building
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8.5 Excellent (881 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.
7.5 Good
Pros: - Nice room with plenty of space. - It's pretty clean.
Cons: - Attention: 3% more than card transactions, which was not noted on booking.com, for a longer stay, the proportional cost is quite high. - There's some mosquitoes in the premises, morbidity for malaria or denga(I am aware that the hotel service has no influence on this).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was a great location, great pool and right on a private little beach. Rooms were ok. The man that owns the hotel was so lovely and helpful. Helped with our luggage, early check in and taxi for when leaving. He really knew how to look after us. Also with a lovely little handmade necklace he gave myself and my boyfriend as we left with a big smile on his face.
Cons: rooms could be more up to date and better showers. (I couldn’t even write a bad thing) but if there is to be anything I would change it would be that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a beautiful place, hidden away in a small bay with its own beach but then again very close to to the main street. No words or photos can describe the beautiful view over the sea. The sea is perfect for swimming and there is also a refreshing swimming pool overlooking the sea. The room was also fine with all the comforts (comfy bed with fresh sheets, warm water, electricity plugs, good working AC plus an extra fan (good for the mosquitos), fridge, water cooker and even dishes and cutlery to use. My favourite part was the balcony overlooking the beach (I stayed in one of the beachfront houses). The whole resort has a relaxing atmosphere and is kept very clean. For bonus points, one afternoon at sunset the owner even gave everyone watermelon slices, so lovely. All in all, I wish I could've stayed here for ever :D
Cons: I understand that it's necessary to keep everything clean but sometimes I found the staff a bit too eager to clean, for example to clean the room. I would've liked having a sort of 'no disturb' option as now they came to clean as soon as I had left the room (even just for 5 minutes when I went for a swim) and therefore had to wait until they were ready, which took some time. For me, it wasn't necessary to clean the room or even change the sheets that often, but of course this is a personal preference I guess.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful spot on Koh Tao.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Location + size of room + pool
Cons: Only 1 staff help , other don't help at all. Have a cockroach in our room at night. We go out to ask for spray to kill it but staff just said no no don't have. And don't care anything. We don't shower all night coz it is in shower room. Next day ask again to the manage than he said have and bring it to use.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked room design and spacious bathroom. Beautiful open concept terass. Quiet air conditioner. Great breakfast. Coffee was amazing. 5 minutes walking to reach plenty of restaurants and other activities on Sairee beach. Thank you. Will recommend to my friends visiting Koh Tao.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Location, swimmingpool and seaview
Cons: Infested by cockroaches, red ants in bed, insects everywhere, hundreds of musquitos, holes and dirty curtains, no privacy, no decent lock on door, no warm water, water under wooden bathroomfloor, unfriendly staff, dust everywhere, gekko in the room, refusing to check out and refund 7000 bath, much to much money for the rathole
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect sea view, nice and clean Bungalow, beautiful infinity Pool
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view, from my room, the balcony and the pool. Lovely to stay there and watch the sunset. Very peaceful as can only hear the waves. The pool is very nice, and the grounds well maintained. Easy access to the sea, where its great for snorkelling. Need to walk 5 mins if you want a sandy area to sunbathe.
Cons: No one waiting at reception for check in, even though they were expecting us on the last ferry (7:30pm) Had to phone them for them to come and check us in. Other than that, it's a lovely place.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view from the room was amazing!!
In Touch Resort - Ko Tao - Building
12
8.5 Excellent (822 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at In Touch Resort in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: I checked in around 630p yesterday, to be taken to a room that reeked of vomit, so they moved me to another room. Upon arriving at the second room, I found a clear activity spraying odorizer in the room, in hopes to hide smells. Immediately when she stopped spraying, it smelled of intense vomit as well. I finally went and asked for a refund, upon doing that, I was moved to a standard room without the smell of vomit. No apology from staff, barely recognizing that I had concerns. They really tried to pull one over on me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super location, the rooms are so so lovely and it has such a zen vibe and the restaurant is like the best food ever !
Cons: Liked everything
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are spacious and confy. The location is really perfect, at a walking distance for the lively area.
Cons: The shower flow rates was really low
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet location. Staff was helpful. Room we stayed was very spacious and the balcony view leaded to the beach. Along the alleyway which crosses the hotel area there are plenty of other restaurants / bars / and stuff to do within walking distance.
Cons: The only thing I missed was to receive at checkin a bit more information on what the hotel has to offer. I found out pretty later the hotel restaurant had nice beach chairs available for hotel guests.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great chilled restaurant. Lovely big family room, great location on the beach. Crystal clear water. Nice staff who organised a private boat trip for a snorkeling trip. We probably paid too much but happy to support the locals. Good food. Fun swings
Cons: The building site in front of the block of rooms was not mentioned anywhere. A fire warning would have been nice.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location is good, as well as the staff from the restaurant as they were absolutely lovely!!
Cons: We were traveling with two young kids and the place wasn’t too comfortable; steep stone stairs, and balcony unsafe to let them play. Also the space is big, but not really charismatic or a nice atmosphere. Also construction in the front is a bit of a bummer, although no noise pollution.
7.1 Good
Pros: Proximity to beach
Cons: Reception Not available Lot of Time. Orderd Taxi to ferry did Not showed up had to run 1km with Lot of luggage to the Pier at 5.15am. Things Like this should Not happen.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location on the beach
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was ideal for getting around on foot. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable, it’s great value for money and the air con works well. The restaurant is great, right on the beach and the staff are friendly. 100% recommend!
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The resort is located in a nice area near the beach surrounded by restaurants and little shops, we had dinner and breakfast twice at the resort's restaurant and it was very good. The room is very big and nice, the bathroom is also nice although it was a bit dark. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Chaantalay Hotel - Ko Tao - Building
13
8.5 Excellent (504 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Transfers were very reasonable. Everyone did their best to ensure a happy stay.
Cons: Pool opening and breakfast should be earlier.
9.2 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
6.7 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel a short walk away from Sairee. Wonderful staff.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room, nice pool and good location. Restaurant was ok.
Cons: Bar and pooltable closed quite early
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hotel was fresh and very clean, room was fantastic with a lovely modern bathroom. Pool was amazing! Really quiet when we went around mid September. There is also a gym which has everything you would want to use. Staff were amazing! They even met us at 5am to transport us back to the pier for our ferry for 100 baht each (they do offer free transfers as specific times during the day) Such a nice hotel, would definitely recommend even with the slight distance.
Cons: Location was quite far away from the beach and lively activities. Slight hill but not a problem unless you're carrying heavy luggage They do offer bike rental service but the bikes they offer were quiet seasoned and had seen better day.
5.0 Okay
Cons: In compare to room description there is no sea view at all
6.3 Good
Pros: The hotel is not too far from sairee beach although it is up on a hill so a hard walk, especially at daytime. The staff was nice and friendly.
Cons: The hotel did not have a do not disturb / make up the room sign. The staff would knock non stop at your door yelling “hello” until you open and tell them to come back later. The hotel is putting too much “threat” signs and fines for basically everything and that didn’t feel good. The reception closes too early.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I honestly cannot fault the hotel and staff! Amazing! Would 100% stay again! Couldn’t believe the age of the hotel considering it’s so clean and well maintained.
Cons: The beds were rock solid is my only downfall on the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was a beautiful hotel set about 15 minute walk from the central area of the island and the beach. Resort was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Fantastic value for money and would not hesitate to return
Cons: The beds were slightly on the hard side
Tanote Villa - Ko Tao - Building
14
8.4 Excellent (931 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Tanote Villa in Koh Tao, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Shark Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary at scheduled times, and a ferry terminal shuttle is also provided at no charge.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly and nice and they were open to help when we had a problem with the room. The room was big and clean. The breakfast was very good. Hotel was close to the beach with great snorkelling.
Cons: It depends of the room that you get. The ground floor room with the courtyard view had a bad bathroom smell, but since it was low season they were very nice and moved us to a pool view room when we complained. Also there was a "fight" over the pancakes at breakfast. Just cook more of them please, they are delicious.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The views of the ocean/ jungle. Pool was great, we got free room upgrade, the staff were fantastic.
Cons: The rain haha
7.1 Good
Pros: Pools!!! Breakfast Way to beach Close to nature Free shuttle Kids play area
Cons: Insects in the room (see pictures) Hotel stuff took care of insects but with loads of poison which made us feel very uncomfortable to stay in the house Houses are very dark inside
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Check in and check out was excellent. Ken the gentleman at the reception was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. Staff in general was friendly and hospitable. Food at their restaurant was excellent. Free shuttle service into town twice a day. Beautiful well maintained pools and views. Tanote Bay is excellent for snorkeling. Would go back again!
Cons: Their shuttle service had no seating inside vehicle.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breaktfast was very good. We felt very comfortable during our stay at this hotel. Actually we planned to stay for 5 days, than we extented and stayed 10 days. The pool and the view are amazing. The food at the restaurant is more expensive than it is in town, but its delicious and the portions are fine. We really enjoyed our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was really friendly. The breakfast has a big offer, they change some meals every day. The beach near the hotel is great. There is a reef with lots of fish. The way to the beach is about 10 minutes so for us it was no problem to walk although it is steep. I would highly recommend this hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is beautiful and close to Tanote bay, the most beautiful beach on the island (my opinion).
Cons: Power goes down twice a day on all the villa. If you don't ask for the room clean up, they don't provide you the free bottles of water included. There is a 3% fee on all credit card payments.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family suite was amazing. The view from the restaurant and pool was fantastic. The resort is close to a small beach wit lovely small restaurants.
Cons: The water in the swimming pools did'nt seem very clean. No water dispenser available, lots of waterbottles used.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing, always ready to help and provide information.
Cons: The hotel is a bit too isolated and far from restaurants or bars
7.9 Good
Pros: Wonderfull view from the restaurant, amazing pool, good food, close to the beautifull tanote beach. If you want to visit the island you need a scooter (no cars available for rent) since taxi's get expensive but there is a 2 daily free shuttle service to the pier.
Cons: The 2nd pool was out of order! We thought it was great but the lowest villa's and the walk to the beach are very steep. We did it daily with a 3 and 4 year-old but the 3-year had to be carried. Just keep that in mind.
Dd Hut Koh Tao - Ko Tao - Building
15
8.4 Excellent (710 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at DD Hut 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. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The pool
Cons: The rooms were dark. Bar was expensive
7.5 Good
Pros: Cute comfortable with great location
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful pool area and view from the room, and very convenient for Sairee and Mae Haad.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast is good with several options
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had the ground apartment in the blue and white beach house - Amazing room with a view to die for. Open the curtains and you overlook the pool and sea....stunning sunsets too. Room was immaculate. Lovely bar area with amazing views over the sea. Would definitely go back.
Cons: Reception seemed bit disorganized when ordering taxi for us back to ferry. They provided a shuttle which was actually a very small car and a person who couldn't drive very well. She actually bumped the car into lamp post on the way to the ferry.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room we stayed in had an amazing view, the pool was lovely and had the best view of the sunset. All the staff were really lovely and helpful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location just off of sairee beach with many restaurants and cafes near by. Delicious food and cocktails (good value during happy hour). Extremely friendly staff. Free shuttle ride to the ferry port was a nice touch.
Cons: Room got very hot and air-con could be improved. The lock on the door was broken, so security wasn’t ideal, although we had no issues.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is very nice and tidy but it is important to say that the hotel staff is amazing, takes care of everything that is needed, just a special quiet and calm hotel
Cons: There was a strong smell in the shower and it was really unpleasant
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Place is amazing
Cons: Theres nothing I didn't like
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, super friendly staff, pool area is a delight
Haadtien Beach Resort - Ko Tao - Building
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8.4 Excellent (512 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Koh Tao (Ao Thian Og), Haadtien Beach Resort is steps from Shark Bay and a 5-minute drive from Sairee Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The beach bar was absolutely fantastic ! and the kitchen of the beach bar too !
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, we absolutely loved the beach, pool and room. Also the breakfast was good. Great service to the pier/ sairee beach every night.
Cons: When we checked out, we left our bags at the reception and went for breakfast. They assumed we were going to the pier , so they decided to already send our luggage up there without asking us. However, we weren't going to the pier.. So after breakfast we found out our luggage was gone. They said they would send our luggage to the location we were going to ourselves, but when we got there only 1 bag arrived. We had to get to the pier ourselves to get our second bag, which just stood there without anyone watching it. No service for a 4 star hotel. Prices are high compared to the rest of the island (European standards).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The resort was absolutely stunning. Beautiful pool and beach, and outstanding accommodation. Each room was its own bungalow which was cleaned by the staff every day. The staff were very kind and helpful.
Cons: It was slightly overpriced. Compared to the prices you get outside the resort, it was very expensive. We ended up having dinner at a restaurant in town that was half of the price of the resort restaurant. Also, when renting water sports equipment, they charged for life jackets which isn’t right. People should be encouraged to take life jackets to ensure their safety and not worry about a price.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast, wonderfull view and beach, friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Some sunbeds are damaged, less sunchaires at beach.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The beach was nice and you could see some coral and fish. Nice place for snorkeling and swimming. Good they have a waiting room near the pier where you can wait while they pick you up and where you can leave your luggage while waiting. Most of the staff that needed to approach us were nice but the staff that didn't (such as cleaning and grounds staff) wouldn't even crack a smile. Not much else stood out as positive.
Cons: The location is really remote from the rest of the town so the logistics were difficult. They do have a shuttle but it only picks up from the town 3 times a day and drops off there twice. It would be ok if I wasn't interested in exploring the rest of Koh Tao but I was. Mosquito mitigation was basically nil. You have a net for your bed but they didn't provide any form of repellent leaving you to fend for yourself. Anytime you're outside the net, you will be bit. Can't even go to the toilet without getting bit multiple times..... To add insult to injury, when I called to ask about them providing some mosquito repellent, they put me on hold then hung up on me. Didn't get around to trying the restaurant there as they gouge you since you're far away from most restaurants. It would take 30-40 minutes to walk to town up and down steep hills. Staff was also unsympathetic towards late check-out requests. Staff also didn't greet you when walking by like they do at other Thai hotels. Overall I got the feeling the place wasn't well managed. Rooms themselves didn't look very nice (we stayed in the villas which was basically a small hut). Shower had a light that was out which wasn't fixed. Power would go out to the whole resort everyday at 1158pm for a couple of minutes although I'm not sure if that applies to the rest of the island as well. They nickel and dime you for everything...want to get dropped off at sairee beach instead of the pier? That's an extra 50 baht. Want to take a kayak out for a spin? That's another 250. These things were free at other hotels we stayed at.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property, well kept, nice rooms. The beach is beautiful and the food is amazing!! Great Thai food and western food. Super nice staff, always smiling. Very nice pool, not a lot of lounges but you can claim your spot early in the morning.
Cons: A bit messy and confused staff at check out. Free shuttle to Sairee but only 3 times a day. Taxi to sure expensive (not hotel fault) . They could do a better job cleaning the rooms. Water pressure not great in the shower. But overall very good
6.5 Good
Pros: Great locations although beware of that dodgy road on Scooters...
Cons: Having checked all reviews I was looking to stay at the beach resort NOT the club. My receipts and conformations stated beach resort and I was told on arrival I actually booked resort. Staff were most unsympathetic and I was offered a bottle of wine and a letter to sign to confirm that I would not complain on reviews...clearly I declined a crappy bottle of chardonnay as a 'compromise agreement' and instead wrote this. Please check you know what you're getting. The management blamed their agents but that is not the customers problem, they need to better manage through brand. Poor show. FYI, nothing wrong with beach club, it just wasn't what I thought I bought and had reviewed. If this happened in any other business you'd get a refund / transfer.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location on the beach with a really nice pool too. Staff are friendly and keen to ensure you have a good holiday. Breakfast is good and very worthwhile, a large choice. Rooms are comfortable and large enough. We did an island tour seeing the best bays and snorkelling at them all. There are many group tours that do this but we got a fishtail boat taxi off the hotel beach for our family and did it privately. That worked really well and wasn’t expensive bur gave us total flexibility, so I would highly recommend that.
Cons: The sea is very shallow and rocky until you go out a very long distance. We all ended up with multiple coral cuts, minor but irritating. The staff in reception were not as helpful and primarily trying to get more money out of you. The shuttle into town is useful but timings are not very good so we ended up with an arrangement with a local taxi driver to ferry us around as needed, for a reasonable rate. I would recommend that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice view from accomodation, clean private beach, you can dive with turtles.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful, confortable , great staff , restaurants
Cons: Not enough pool / sea chairs for all , basic snorkelling equipments not free
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location (best on the island in our opinion), beautiful spot within walking distance to Chulok, comfortable and very accommodating.
Cons: The breakfast was slightly disappointing but this is really minor compared to how beautiful the place is.
7.0 Good
Pros: Excellent location - best beach on the island. The staff were very good and attentive. The In Sea restaurant had rather limited menu but food was consistent and decent. We had the Castaway rooms which were very comfortable and charming. The spa was very basic but Thai massages were excellent.
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Sensi Paradise Beach Resort - Ko Tao - Bedroom
1
8.9 Excellent (621 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: This place is heaven, friendliest staff i have ever met, with a focus on the simpler things, aswell as the fancy stuff, turn down service, tea and cake daily etc. Beautifully kept natural property, with all sorts of wildlife that doesn't end up in your villa. A stunning double level pool built around natural boulders, and some of the tastiest finger lickn food on the island. Very clean & located in a peaceful area, though just a short walk from the village & all it has to offer. 10/10..
Cons: There is nothing to not like about this beautiful place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved this hotel. Beautiful place, the bungalows are very cosy, the staff is great! Very kind, helpul, delicated and also quite professional. The restaurant’s view is amazing. Good breakfast with european options. We highly recommend it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is absolutely fantastic. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave the service, staff, food and accommodation is wonderful. Would recommend to anyone and will 100% be coming back!
Cons: Everything was great, nothing negative to say
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: When we got to the pier turned right and it was only a short walk to the property. Staff were so friendly and helpful, they even up graded us for our honeymoon which was so kind. The bungalow was awesome with a big deck, and outdoor bed. The property has 2 big pools and its own beach and restaurants. Only a couple of minutes walk to food, massage and shops. Hired a scooter down the road to go exploring and snorkeling. Their own private beach we found was great for snorkeling also. Breakfast was awesome with plenty of vegetarian options. Will 100% be back.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: - nice pools which were completely empty due to time of year. Staff were still attentive despite just us being there - nice log style cabins built into the forest - taxi shuttle to the pier
Cons: - we actually loved this and it isn’t a negative but there is lots of wildlife and you have to walk up some steepish steps to get to the cabins. We saw geckos, lizards, cats, dogs, squirrels and even a tree snake near our cabin
7.9 Good
Pros: The room was very confortable with a nice atmosphere and a lot of extra things to use if neeeded.
Cons: The noise of the animals and the position near the road with no phone on the room to call in casw the reception which was 3minutes walking from the room. Unfortunately no tv also.
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was super nice, greeting you with a smile and willing to help you. The breakfast was delicious, the room was big and the location perfect. I especially enjoyed the cappuccino :). The resort offers tours, which we unfortunately couldn't enjoy because of the weather but we hired a motorbike at the resort and had a wonderful time exploring the island and snorkeling.
Cons: Our bathroom and sink got blocked and it would take an hour for the water to go through. However, we mentioned this at the reception and they fixed it. Thank you!
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!
Ananda Villa - Ko Tao - Building
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8.9 Excellent (456 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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful spacious room overlooking a stunning stretch of the beach. Balcony and room itself were spotless and well maintained. Super friendly staff. Our room surprised us with a great view of the beach.
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
7.5 Good
Pros: The hotel is easily reachable from the pier by feet. The structure has a cozy continental style architecture. Rooms are very big and clean, as well as the bathroom. The mattress is kingsize and hard, and I liked it very much. They provide towels for the bathroom and even towels for the beach.
Cons: The structure is not new, and services such as a/c and bathroom are quite outdated, but still fuctional.
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!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Booked this room last minute, stayed for one night. The hotel provides the basics and covered our needs. Really cheap and great value for money. Fine restaurant next door, and the location is great if you have to catch the ferry next morning.
Cons: Gets a little noisy in the evening from the restaurants nearby.
9.6 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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect. Close to the pier for the boat. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Right next door to the dive centre.
Koh Tao Bamboo Huts - Ko Tao - Building
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8.1 Excellent (91 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Koh Tao Bamboo Huts in Koh Tao, you'll be on the beach, a 4-minute drive from Sairee Beach and 6 minutes from Shark Bay. Free self parking is available onsite.
Koh Tao Montra Resort - Ko Tao - Bedroom
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7.8 Good (1,230 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The rooms, the hotel and facilities were amazing. Amazing pool and outdoor restaurant. Breakfast was really good and had multiple choices.
Cons: Too bad the massage was closed when we wanted to book one
6.7 Good
Pros: The location is good, just few minutes walking both to ferry and Sairee Beach. The pool was great and rooms are very spacious. The bed was gigantic!
Cons: The standard rooms had no windows. That should be put in the description! Luckily after pointing it out, we were moved to a room facing the pool. The mold smell in the room however was really disturbing. The stuff was really unfriendly. We are happy we stayed only 1 night.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We had a great experience here at the Montra Hotel. Staff was pleasant, helpful, and the room was cleaned in a timely manner. Bed was massive! Two queens pushed together. Pool is great and big enough to swim some laps.
Cons: Water pressure in the shower was a bit weak and took a while for the hot water to come on a few times, but no big fuss.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort with great staff and good location.
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.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location was great (not even a 5 minute walk from the pier) and the staff was really friendly. The breakfast buffet was good, a lot of options and they made you omletts/fried or scrambled eggs. Huge pool area with pool bar.
Cons: The hotel is quite rundown, the pool area would be really nice if they would tend to it a little bit more. The wifi wasn‘t working at all in the room, only at the restaurant and reception. Also the beach isn‘t really good for swimming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect
Cons: N/A
5.1 Okay
Cons: Needs upkeep. It was run down
6.0 Good
Pros: The room was very big and the bed was comfortable. It was very nice to have drinking water supplied every day. We made use of the safe which was good to have in our room. I liked that the towels were re used and not washed every day because it is more eco friendly and sustainable. We booked a snorkel trip through the hotel which they very kindly arranged for us and we enjoyed it.
Cons: We needed to use the safe in our room- the book in room with all the information in it said that there was a notice in the cupboard with instructions on how to use the safe- there were no instructions, we had to go downstairs to request someone to open it. In the same book it said that there would be laundry bags and slips in the cupboard but there were not, we also had to get these from reception. The safe were ok but not very friendly all the time. On booking.com it advised us that we could get lunch for THB400 and dinner for THB600, but this information was incorrect because we enquired about it at the hotel restaurant. They have an a la carte menu,
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location, pool, :D
Cons: Bed was little firm
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: This hotel is nothing like the pictures. It was smelly and there was a cat in the kitchen. The pool bar was shut and the facilities were atrocious. The staff some were nice and most were unaccomodating. We were originally put in rubbish rooms at back of hotel. We had been travelling for 3 weeks and this was our resort treat at the end and we were so unhappy. There were glade air fresheners in the vents in my room to mask the smell of sewage. We were asked to give our slips for deposit return the night before we left and then asked to return it ten minutes later. It was all over the place. The place is not fit for purpose and reception isn't even manned at night so anyone from the street can walk right into the hotel and walk around. We felt very unsafe. My electricity key card was cellotaped to the wall and kept falling out. We would like a refund as it actually ruined the end of our trip. See photos attached.
Cons: Everything
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Stayed for 4 nights. Very close to the pier. Nice and big pool. Quiet. Bed was really comfortable. Big room and shower. Gym was small, but ok for a quick workout.
Cons: The a/c smelled a bit, which wasn’t nice. So i just didn’t use it. Hotel a bit far from the bars and Clubs in case you want to party. Like 15 minutes walking distance