We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a trip touring Thailand. The resort was ideally located for us; out of the village centre but only a 10 minute walk to its shops and restaurants. We stayed in a Sea View Cottage, paying £27 per night room only for a couple. The room was an average size and comprised of a large comfortable bed, mosquito net and 2 fans. Other that that, it is fairly basic with raised areas off the floor where you can put your belongings. To be clear, this is all that the room comprises of; there is no safety deposit box, telephone, TV etc. You receive 1 complimentary bottle of water per day per person which is good but having no fridge means it can't be chilled.
The shower room is a wet room set up and is complete with complimentary toiletries. However, ours was a little on the small side so after showering almost the entire floor and the WC itself was soaking wet. Externally, we had a large covered veranda area with a table, floor cushions, chair, a towel rack and a beautiful view across the bay. The large doors leading from the room to the veranda only have thin cream curtains over them so we needed our eyemasks. However, we would have needed them anyway as none of the windows have curtains over them, including those in the shower room. People walking past could only see our heads but we found this a little unnerving when showering. We slept with the windows and doors open and the fans running to keep the room as cool as possible during the night. Because of the fans, we wore earplugs but if we hadn't we don't think we would have had any noise issues whatsoever.
There was no Wi-Fi in the room but there was Wi-Fi in reception and at the seafront bar and restaurant. It was slow but functional. On the 2 occasions we ate at the resort restaurant, the food was good and reasonably priced for the quality (higher end than the average Thai restaurant). However, on both occasions it took over 30 minutes from ordering to serving even though we were the only people in the restaurant. All the staff we encountered were friendly and eager to help.
From the reception to the restaurant there are over 80 steps which was manageable for us but could be a hindrance for people with restricted mobility.
Overall, we feel that the resort is charging the right amount for the room – any more though and it would be overpriced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- View Point Resort believes that absolute privacy creates the perfect setting for a peaceful and restful environment from which our guests will benefit. View Point Resort is located at the pinnacle of Chalok Baan Kao, cut off from the towns & other resorts, but nonetheless at a pleasant walking distance to all amenities. Here you will find a spiritual kind of quiet. Join us in paying homage to Buddha Rock, who watches over our resort, blesses our days & offers us protection and comfort. This is a place to relax, unwind, contemplate, & re-connect with nature. Sometimes life requires you to break away from routine. View Point Resort is your shelter from the storm of everyday life. This is the place to celebrate what is truly important in life - Serenity and Joy. We believe that all of this makes us the most uniquely situated resort on Koh Tao. We hope that you can take pleasure in our efforts, but moreover that you can also share and embrace our concept. Relax, enjoy, & take pleasure in what has been meticulously crafted for your profound satisfaction and pure delight. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- View Point Hotel Koh Tao