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View Point Resort
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

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.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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bolton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed in Sairee so the free pick up and return to our accommodation was a bonus. We had been told at our resort the previous chef had left that had gained so much positive feedback, however we decided to give it whirl regardless. It did not disappoint although are most expensive meal at 2600 thai baht this was 3 courses, glasses of wine and cocktails a beautiful view and cool location. The menu is fusion and each course was beautifully presented and well balanced with flavours. We would recommend this restaurant as treat whilst on the island.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

View Point Resort is a really nice place. The bungalows are quite comfortable, we had everything we needed and the views are amazing. Staff were friendly, too, food was delicious and the cold shower didn't bother us. Unfortunately, Chalok Baan Kao and the whole island bay were full of hordes of French proles so next time when we will go to Ko Tao we will try to avoid French vacation periods.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

This hotel is amazing. If you're looking for an authentic island experience and like well-appointed private rooms and living areas, this is the spot. I stayed in Pool Villa 1. The property has 6 or 7 villas that are unique and appropriately separated for max privacy. The resort is perched on a bluff directly above the water. Villa 1 is situated in a central position within the resort.

The villa was very well-appointed with premium wood and stone throughout. These villas are designed for an outdoor, open, airy experience. You can close the bedroom(s) off and use the A/C but impeding that view in any way is a crime. Living area is open-air only, mosquito punk incense is provided. You will need bug repellent! (They supply a can or two). Bathroom is open air. New toilets/fixtures. For some reason, they didn't provide more than 2 towels. Its a pool villa so more towels are in order. Privacy isn't an issue.

Living/sitting areas are clean, airy, thoughtfully furnished. They even had some small board games by the minibar. TV with cable channels, (even HBO), DVD player (movies at front desk), Bed was really comfortable with bug net. Minibar has a nice selection. You have to order ice from room service though. Room service selection is nice, varied w western food available. Food was good quality, delivered fresh and nicely presented. No 24-hr room service.

Since this place is up on a hill, you have to get anything you might need from a 7-11 down the hill. Bars/stores/vendors are not far away at all but you have to deal with the climb up the stairs to the villa area. The beach below the resort isn't very big as far as sandy area. They're building something at the road entrance to the hotel (maybe a new reception area?). Noise was not an issue for us at all. Not even from our neighbors whom we didn't hear either. All staff encountered were very helpful, pleasant, nice. All don't speak English but there's always someone on staff who does.

This is one of the pricier options in a place where there are so many other much cheaper options. You get more than what you pay for here and for the pool villas price, the value was great. Every place in your room from your private infinity pool to living to bedroom area, has unimpeded ocean views that go far as you can see. The pictures can't capture the place at all, you have to see it. Its amazing!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for three days. The management wasn't as good at english as you could expect them
to be, and the place needed a swimmingpool, as the beach had so many big rocks that it was diffucult to go into the water. Bungalows were nice and the restaurant and bar too

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Absolutely Amazing! Hotel on the quiet side of the Island we stayed in a Sea View Villa for approx £25 a night. Only downside was the cold shower but that was perfect at the end of a hot day. View from the balcony was amazing (see pic). Room was great, had everything we needed. Service was excellent, after a little confusion upon arrival. Food in the restaurant was out of this world (also expensive), probably some of the best we had in Thailand. Relaxing, peaceful and views of the bay were lovely, it's on the quiet side of the island. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

First, I think the absolutely gorgeous setting must be remarked upon. Their name speaks volumes as the resort is situated on a rugged point of one of the islands southern bays. From the villas or directly from the restaurant the view is consumed with lush green of the island or dazzling blue of the sea. You can literally dine on the beach but with all the elegance of a gourmet restaurant. The quality of the food, not to mention the artsy presentation of all dishes served is a real treat for the senses. If you are truly interested in Thai fusion cooking then View Point Resort is a must try for you. The head chef blends traditional Thai spices and ingredients with some more western styles of cooking or ingredients. For instance the Green Curry Duck and the Sugar Crusted Roast Pork is scrumptious! They have developed some signature cocktails like the Chalok Bay Breeze and my personal favorite dessert the Tonka Bean Crème Brule with Durian Shortbread....not sure what some of those foods are, just try it, I assure you will not be disappointed. The uber friendly staff & management will give their all to make all elements of your stay more than comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: View Point Resort
Address: Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#1 Spa Hotel in Koh Tao
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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