Chintakiri Resort
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Chintakiri Resort

19/59-77 Moo 3, Chalok baan kao, Koh Tao 84360 Thailand
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4.5
#3 of 20 resorts in Koh Tao
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Chintakiri Resort their resort of choice when visiting Koh Tao. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to some of Koh Tao's most popular landmarks, such as Sail Rock (Dive Site) (3.0 mi) and Mango Viewpoint (3.0 mi), Chintakiri Resort is a great destination for tourists.

Chintakiri Resort offers guests an array of room amenities including a minibar and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The resort offers a concierge and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Barracuda Restaurant & Bar, Whitening Sairee, and Eagle View, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, Chintakiri Resort makes it easy to experience some great Koh Tao attractions like The Gallery, which is a popular art gallery.

At Chintakiri Resort, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Koh Tao.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Diving
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Ocean View

Location

19/59-77 Moo 3, Chalok baan kao, Koh Tao 84360 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Koh Samui Airport
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Emma wrote a review Mar 2020
York, United Kingdom21 contributions17 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are very little reviews on here for this hotel, but wow it is amazing!!! The staff are so welcoming and helpful.
We arrived really early in the morning but they still made sure our room was ready for when we arrived.
We walked to our bungalow - which really is incredible it has everything you could possibly need.
Our price included breakfast which was lovely and all cooked well.
We booked a snorkelling trip through the hotel which all went smoothly and we also booked our taxi back to the ferry through the hotel which was on time for us to get to the ferry on time.

The only cons about this hotel is it is a little out of the way and it is up a very big hill! But we didn’t mind this it was a good bit of exercise every day! There are several beaches in the area and also the John Swaun viewpoint which is a must!!
The views made the hill so worth it! We also ate at the hotel two nights as we was too tired to go out and the price was so reasonable and the food was very tasty too so if you’re wanting to be out of the way and with nature this place is amazing!

We did walk to sairee beach one night as we wanted to see a fire show.. this was an hours walk but it was lovely. We ended up getting a taxi on the way back though!

Overall I think this hotel really is lovely and the staff will do anything to help you. So thank you again for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sandyanne1970 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 12 fabulous days here with my sister. Yes, it's up a hill and a few steep steps...but hey, it's Koh Tao. Views worth it. It's an small well run place with the most welcoming and friendly ladies working there. It wasn't busy so it felt like our own private pool and the service was always friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andrew D wrote a review Jan 2016
Thalwil, Switzerland18 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Chintakiri for 3 weeks during December and January with our 1-year old daughter. Chintakiri is a relatively small and intimate resort, compared to the major resorts on the island. Given the length of our stay, we had the opportunity to look at some other accommodation on the island. I'd say Chintakiri is about upper mid-range. It's not luxurious, but it's comfortable and the pricing is about right compared to other options.

The staff are super-friendly and helpful. The only issue we had while we were there was that the water pressure in our room dropped for a couple of days. When we mentioned it they fixed it right away.

A lot of reviews mention the steep climb. It is steep but it's very short. To put it into context, each day during our stay we walked up once or twice. I carried our daughter in a child-carrier rucksack with a total weight around 16-18kg. My wife is pregnant and also carried a small rucksack. At a gentle pace I once timed the climb from the main road until the hotel reception to be 4 and a half minutes.

To summarise the plus points:
- Great views from rooms and restaurant/pool area
- Comforable rooms which are cleaned daily and towels changed
- Great staff, very helpful and friendly
- Quiet location, but very close to beach, restaurants and the village
- We often had the pool to ourselves

Negatives:
- The whole resort is on a steep hillside, so it lacks any area for small children to play (obviously not an issue if you're not travelling with kids)
- Though the resort is high quality and clean and well-maintained, some of it is looking a bit shabby due to its age, and could do with a refurbishment.
- The restaurant area lacks a bit of character. Just a bunch of tables and chairs. I felt they could have designed this better, possibly with the option of floor cushions and low tables like many other restaurants on Koh Samui.
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Date of stay: December 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harry wrote a review Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently had a very disappointing experience with the Chintakari resort. I booked and paid for a specific room in advance of my stay, but upon arrival, the hotel informed me that the room was not available. Despite my repeated requests for a refund, the hotel refused to provide one.

I was shocked and frustrated by this experience. As a paying customer, I expected to receive the room that I had booked and paid for, or at the very least, a refund. It is completely unacceptable for a hotel to take someone's money without providing the promised service.

I strongly advise against booking with Chintakari resort. Their practices are unethical, and I would hate to see other travelers fall victim to their dishonesty. It's important to support businesses that treat their customers with respect and integrity, and unfortunately, Chintakari resort does not meet that standard.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Harry wrote a review Mar 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely terrible service!!! Rude dismissive lazy staff who just want to milk you for money. The room we booked wasn’t available and they didn’t refund us even after telling us they would. Don’t stay here. Give your money to someone nicer.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Absolutely terrible!!!
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ptasia wrote a review Jun 2011
Mazury, Poland40 contributions82 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, I would like to stress that I found the hotel quite pleasant, at least for three days out of four: the rooms are spacious and clean; ours had a beautiful view out on Chalong Bay (which is better viewed from a distance, as a lot of boats anchor there and the water is dirty). The staircase inside the room, shown on some users' pics, is an interesting feature, but I think a handrail should be added for safety's sake - I always descended it very slowly, especially at night. The staff, on the whole (apart from one incident, see below) were helpful and pleasant, although a bit detached/distanced. Yes, the climb to the resort is steep, but many places on Koh Tao are located in such a way (eg. Dusit resort). For any decent snorkelling/swimming or even a nice beach you do need to get away from Chalong though.
Why the negative marks? One day before leaving Chintakiri we witnessed a very unpleasant scene, which spoilt the rest of our stay on Koh Tao. It is worth noting that although I care for animal welfare and am a pet owner, I do not consider myself an anorak of any kind and am not a person to make a scene, unless severely provoked or disturbed. What happened was this: while we were eating breakfast in the open-air restaurant, with several other guests present, one of the hotel employees (responsible eg. for picking up guests at the pier) mistreated a dog (which was hardly more than a puppy) in the attempt to shoo it away, ie. he threw it off the landing, at least a few metres down. Upon hearing the dog whimpering loudly, I got up and asked two other employees if the animal was ok, to which they replied in the affirmative. This was not the case, as we found out in the afternoon, when we found the dog limping near our room, its leg broken or badly sprained. We asked the receptionist to arrange for it being taken to the island vet service (a charity organisation); apparently it was already closed and the same man who had earlier hurt the dog came to collect it. When I asked him why he did it, he said that his boss "didn't like dogs" and promised to take the dog to the vet the next day. Throughout the night we heard disturbing loud whimpering and whining in the vicinity, which did not improve sleep quality. The next morning the receptionist assured me the dog had been taken to the vet, but seemed to find my inquiry amusing, which upset me further. I realise this may be an issue of a culture clash, however, I do not believe that animal abuse of any kind should be tolerated, and given that it was administered by a hotel employee and on hotel premises, it has led to my low overall rating of the resort.
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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naconunu wrote a review Nov 2011
Beijing, China5 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 10 days here with my boyfriend as I saw TripAdvisor gives good reviews of this hotel, but I was really disappointed and regretted of spending such price for this level of service. I have been Koh Tao for many times and stayed in many different levels of hotels. I feel Chintakiri is worst value of money.

The room is clean but full of ants on the bed which is very annoying when you woke up and found ants eating your hair. Once we came back and found there are hundreds ant army were eating a new towel… The upstairs bathroom is inconvenient for stay long term.

Especially the management is very Thai style, the restaurant is very slow even there is no other customers. And they kick you out at 10am at check out day. In the end, the free water in room magically became non-free, as they told you there are 2 types of water bottle they put in your room and of cause you picked up wrong bottle which is non-free! But these 2 bottles are looked similar in blue and nobody inform us about this since beginning… the money is small case but I don’t like their attitude.

Koh Tao is an amazing place which you will enjoy even got bad luck with hotel. I think that is why lots new arrivals gave good reviews as its difficult for not being enjoy in this island! But I was here for many times, and stayed in top price hotel and cheap one also, I feel this hotel is worst value of money.
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Date of stay: July 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elie F wrote a review Aug 2011
Paris1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Coming with our reservation confirmation, Ms.Kan, the receptionist, informed us that the hotel was fully booked. It happens in the industry quite often but at least the hotel staff is trying its best to find an available room very close from the hotel.
In the Chintakiri resort, no help has been provided, staff was laughing and obviously did not care. We lost 1/2 day trying to find a solution, and so we did not enjoy Koh Tao as much as we should have.

That is a SHAME, I do not recommend this property. They have just wasted one day of our holidays...

Come back maybe when the 3 staff mentionned before would not be there anymore!!!
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rainforestnut wrote a review Mar 2017
Bodrum City, Türkiye15 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was not clean. There were stains in the bed-sheets and hair on the toilet. The sink had traces showing that it was not cleaned properly for a long time. There is a CRT TV in the room which is not acceptable for a hotel at this price range. It would even be better if they didn't have a TV at all rather than that. The hot water was not working. When we asked them to fix it they ignored us and told us just to turn on the air conditioner since wierdly they use the same compressor. There is no phone in the room to call reception thus, It took them 4 calls with my mobile phone to send some people to fix it but nothing got fixed. When we asked why they did not offer another room, they said that all rooms had the same issue. After 2 days of cold shower, when I discussed the issue with the front desk staff, they just laughed and started chating with each other.
It is quiet unfortunate that they run this place like this. Since wtih a good management, this would be a wonderful hotel with this view. The breakfast was bland. This is a terrible hotel for the money. For a lesser price, you can stay at a much better hotel in Koh Tao. Avoid this place at all costs.
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Date of stay: February 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah-Ryan1 wrote a review Mar 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada157 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were originally trying to find a mid-range priced hotel on Sairee Beach. Turned out, most of the options were booked...so we were just trying to find something decent.

Chintakiri ends up being about $105 dollars a night (similar to a boring Holiday Inn in the US), so this is a bit more expensive than some options. Seems that you can pay any range of prices on Ko Tao, depending on what you are looking for...just don't wait until the last minute to book!

Chintakiri is on Chalok Beach, which is a quieter beach. You can reasonably walk to Mae Hat (busier area/where you arrive at the pier). We had grandiose ideas about exploring the island and rock climbing, etc. but in the end, the weather was too hot and we spent most of the days around the Chalok Beach area. And it was wonderful. Luckily the hotel does free pick-up and drop-off from the pier.

Side note: Taxi prices on Ko Tao are ridiculous (flat prices). About 300 baht to Mae Hat and 500 baht to Sairee beach. So if you really care about staying on a particular beach, you should try and stay in that area. Renting motorbikes is cheap, but incredibly dangerous (do NOT do it if it is your first time). And please, don't be a jerk about it. We had numerous crazy-driving white people trying to kill us on their motorbikes.

Back to the hotel: The hotel has a small, clean pool overlooking the beach and bay. There are beach chairs with large umbrellas. You can easily walk to Chalok Beach, which was not very busy. The beach/ocean is clean here, but the water is slightly murky so this isn't a good place to snorkel.

This area has plenty to explore. If you are worried about amenities, don't worry. 7-11 and other local shops are within walking distance, as are two clinics, a pharmacy, souvenir shops, and many Thai massage shops.

Chintakiri also set us up with a snorkel day trip for about 850 baht (standard fare). Spent the whole day on a boat, and the last stop was for 2 hours on Ko Nanyguan (nearby island). Amazing trip, although I highly suggest anti-nausea medication if you have any doubts! I never get seasick, but I felt pretty awful after the rough waters around Shark Bay.

The staff at Chintakiri is extremely helpful. Most of the women and men working there are from Malaysia and Burma. So, this isn't the right place to practice your Thai (as I learned after several blank stares).

Breakfast is included, and you can order anything on the breakfast menu (not just the continental breakfast option). Service is reasonably quick.

Lunch and dinner options are more expensive than most. We opted to dine at several other restaurants in the Chalok area (including New Heaven Restaurant) to the left and up a hill from Chintakiri.

Okay. And about the hill. Yes. Chintakiri has a big hill that you have to climb up. If you are physically disabled or have issues with angina, this hill may be impossible for you. If you are reasonably able-bodied, GET OVER IT and climb up. Also makes for GORGEOUS views of Chalok Bay.

All in all, excellent hotel and excellent area on Ko Tao.
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Date of stay: March 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from jeanpaulfart
5 contributions2 helpful votes
It's just a couple of minutes down the street. Going up back to the hotel is not far but can be a bit hard because the street is very steep.
Answer from zora T
Toulouse, France228 contributions148 helpful votes
they are a plenty of restaurants every where at 5mn walk
Harry wrote a tip Mar 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Absolutely terrible!!!"
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TonyJohnT wrote a tip Mar 2017
Wirral, United Kingdom184 contributions174 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We paid extra for a family room with 2 bedrooms and 2 shower/toilet and it was worth it."
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taistelukala wrote a tip Jan 2017
Helsinki, Finland25 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All houses are towards south. The higher you have your house, the longer sunshine you get."
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Persis L wrote a tip Oct 2016
Toronto, Canada24 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms seem to have views to the bay, visitors may want rooms closer to the main hotel building for less of a walk"
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albbri wrote a tip Mar 2016
Austria79 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms away from the reception tend to be more quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
£39 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chintakiri hotel koh tao, chintakiri hotel surat thani, chintakiri resort surat thani
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKoh Tao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chintakiri Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Chintakiri Resort?
Nearby attractions include Chalok Baan Kao Beach (0.2 miles), Chill Beach Bar (0.2 miles), and Koh Tao Beach Volleyball (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chintakiri Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Chintakiri Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chintakiri Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chintakiri Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yin Yang Restaurant, Big Bite Burger & Bar, and Koppee Espresso Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chintakiri Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chintakiri Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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