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“A small piece of paradise”
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View Point Resort
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Kelso, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A small piece of paradise”
Reviewed 27 January 2010

Pleas don't be put off by the negative reviews on here. My husband and I travelled around Thailand last summer. We knew in the middle of our travels was our 2nd wedding Anniversary and wanted to celebrate it somewhere special, I spent weeks trawling the internet looking at every luxury hotel/villa arrangment i could find, I was tempted by some on Koh Samui but in the end View Point won and we booked a 2 night stay in one of the regular rooms and the villa for our anniversary night. I liked the regular rooms and would recommend them, they were pretty reasonable price we thought, you could have found cheaper for sure but at the cost of cleanliness. These rooms were modern and clean and I loved the little balconies they had and the awesome views. I didn't mind the climb up and down each day that some people have complained about on here..it's called excercise people!

Let's come onto the Villa though cause quite honestly that was something else entirely! I only wish we could have have more than one night to enjoy it but that was all our funds would allow, a plunge pool to swim in which you could sit in and watch the ferries sail past in the distant sea was amazing! and the giant jungle shower was pretty snazzy too. The bed was amazing and they had even rolled up the towels on our bed into little elephants! A free fruit bowl was a nice thing to find and free bottled water in our fridge was heaven to me as the Koh Tao heat was a bit too overwhelming for me! We had our own little reception who were only too happy to cater to our every need and the night before they took our order for breakfast and brought it up to us on little trays and we could eat it on our outdoor balcony overlooking the ocean...it was amazing!!

The manager even came in on the morning of our anniversary with his personal laptop to show as an email my Mother in law had sent to the hotel to try and get them to pass on to us which I thought was really sweet of them to do that!

I definitely recommend View Point to all, and forgot to mention our favourite little hangout on Koh Tao was just a stone's throw from View Point too. It was called Babaloo and you could lay in hammocks or on cushions and watch them throw fire and they played some good tunes there too.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

We stayed in Pool Villa 1 and 3 during our stay. The rooms were extremely stylish with huge outdorr bathroom s and DVD lounges. The pool was lovely and with a small hop to the pool villa concierge we could order all food and drinks to the room to eat in the dinig area. The view from the pool and seating area is of the unrestricted ocean and the sunsets are amazing!!!! Defiante recommendation!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 January 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed in a wonderful bungalow (V06) overlooking the Gulf of Thailand- the view is unreal! We had a king bed and a fan (no a/c), big doors that let in a nice breeze, and a mosquito net (but a mosquito got in.) The bathroom looked nice, but there was no hot water, low water pressure, the water had a distinct smell, and lots of mosquitos lived in there. We used bug spray and had no problems and few if any bites. Outside there is a little walkway to a phenomenal view from the cliffs. The food in the restaurant is quite good. And did we mention the view??! The walkways and stairs are quite steep, so visitors with physical problems may want to look elsewhere. It is very minimalist- no frills, but we were very happy.

I did some diving through Buddha View, and I was very pleased. The dives were the best of my life - Gorgeous!

A highlight of our stay in Koh Tao was arranging a spa package with Jamakhiri Resort. A driver picked us up at the 7-11 near Buddha View and drove us to the resort. We enjoyed a Thai massage, a fantastic face mask, an aloe vera wrap, and a hot sauna for 1950 bhat. Decadent.

We highly recommend the island and ViewPoint Resort.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bris
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

Previous review sums our stay up perfectly!
Wish we had of read trip advisor prior to making our booking.
We honeymooned at View Point and were blown away with the well thought out Pool Villa 1. Overall the staff were reasonably helfpul when we were staying in the villa - although it took a ridiculous amount of time for room service.
The very moment we moved from the villa to the 'cottage', we were completely ignored and left with a substandard room. It really was like the 'family' that run the place are just sick of it/tourists and could give a toss really.
The cottage in which we stayed for 4 nights included a dark, dingey bathroom with broken windows and a toilet that leaked onto the shower floor. There was no air-conditioning or other facilities to help stay cool (fridge, etc) and the mosquito net and pedestal fans were next to useless.
The linen was of extremely poor quality (inclusive of holes and stains) and the absolute worst thing of all was that there as no hot water!!!
In all honesty though, a hotel with poor facilities can be overcome by good service and unfortunately View Point failed to offer either of these things.
Have never left a bad review but want to warn other potential honeymooners! Save the effort getting to the islands and stay at Lebua in Bangkok - plush place with impecable service!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brussels
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Reviewed 11 September 2009

We staid 5 days in a normal cottage. It was really lovely. It's great quality for the price. The restaurant is really good and has terrific view. Only downside was that the staff was not really friendly and not helpful enough. It seemed a bit like they got bored of running the place. We moved to the luxury villa with private pool for the last two days. That was just perfect. Suddenly the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We treated ourselves really well (and still quite affordable for a few days).

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2009

Viewpoint
Loved it.
please note this is a review for the villas not the standard huts.

Wasn't sure about the place due to the lack of reviews. so we took a chance.
we stayed 10 night and wished it was longer.
You know how sometimes your impressed with a place when you arrive but after a few days you notice faults with the room? Well, we didnt get that with this place... at all, even after a week we were still loving it.

Ferry ride across from koh samui was rough, was met at the mae head harbour by viewpoint staff. transported on the back of a truck which was a suprise but then you notice that just how it is on the island.
had to walk 10 mins along the beach front to get to the resort because roads were washed away due to the very heavy recent rain. a problem all over the isand, not just here.
If you like peace and quiet youll love it here,
Wildlife, you may wake up thinking you have an intruder but it willonly be a squirrel stealing the fruit from the bowl, ants - there are lots but only in the outside areas , if you drop food then they come in force. but hey, your in the hillside surrounded by greenery so its expected.
we had to Turn pool lights and pump off at night as the pool was right next tothe bedroom.
it is a 5 min walk up steps to get to the villa. Tireing but worth it Very private, once your up there and the view is worth it.
Food
We found the food at the resort the cheap but very tasty. its worth going down to the restaurant for breakfast if you want hot food and coffee, they will bring it to the room but it takes a while for them to get to the villa so the food wasnt hot anymore.
The restaurant it a bit run down but it has character, family run with new born kids being tended to by mum dad and the whole family, staff are freindly but thier English is limited.
would we go back? definatly

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

Most of the other reviews sum this place up well, but I thought I would just add one, as I left View point "resort" after a 3 night stay feeling completely and utterly taken for a ride.

As the other reviews state, you have a 300m trek from the beach along a pier, through another restaurant, along 2 other small beaches and up 70 steps to the 'V Cottages' There is no hot water ,no air con, very little light, not even a chair to sit on and ZERO service!
After 2 nights we had to walk down and request some clean towels and toilet paper. When I enquired about hot water I was dismissed with a snort! We left laundry in and after 3 days it was finally returned to us still not done, with the excuse that there was no electricity!
It was the most frustrating place I have ever stayed, granted the views are amazing and the lay out of the accommodation is nice, but the unbelievably bad service and lack of amenities left me feeling completely ripped off.
Our final night in Koh Tao we stayed down near the pier in a clean air con, hot water bungalow in for a fraction of the price.

Don't waste your energy or time going to this "resort"

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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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 Spa Hotel in Koh Tao
#1 Top resorts 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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