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Ko Tao Resort - Paradise Zone
Ranked #35 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed 7 March 2012

With all the negative views I was about to cancel my stay, but decided to go ahead with it. I am glad I did as it was amazing the view was amazing to wake up to every morning while having breakfast. They transported you to the bottom of the hill every half hour, but when we showed up they took us down, no trouble! The staff were good, the food was good. Me and my partner found that this was the best part of our trip in Thailand! We went diving with the beach zone (bottom of this hill) and it was amazing, the dives, our guided and the boat crew! Wish I could be there right now!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We didn’t know to much about Tao but we wanted to find out for ourselves what all the fuss was about as this little island was talked up by so many people.
After searching various hotels on various web sites we came across the Koh Tao Resort Paradise Zone which seems to suit our needs for our 3 day stay on Koh Tao.

The property had all the major facilities that you would expect from a 4 star hotel from restaurant (only open for breakfast), bar and pool. You also had access to the Beach zone which was just down the bottom of the hill, the beach zone had a larger restaurant which was open all day.

With the hotel being perched on top of one of Tao’s many hills the view from the pool area were amazing, so it’s worth proper up a seat at sunset.

Overall a very good stay for our first time in Tao.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MarcHanlon
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Wasnt overly impressed with this hotel at any point during our stay.Rooms were average.Pool was ok but lack of space around it.All of our group were ill at one time or another...whether it was the food in the hotel i dont know....so after an average week here any enjoyment was completely spoilt by reception staff who pretended they hadnt received payment from one of us and when we tried to explain they had already paid suddenly lost the ability to speak english and refused to let us speak to any form of management.we believe the staff member in question probably pocketed the money for herself or the whole hotel is just out to con people for everything they can get-it was ridiculously overpriced compared to prices we paid in other thai hotels.DONT STAY HERE if you value your money and dont want to be ripped off by the corrupt staff.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

My wife, our little boy and our friend stayed at Paradise Zone resort in July, after coming from Phangan. Due to little baby we chose Chalook Kao Bay instead Mae Haad Beach. The resort is really a bit pricey and remote but the views help you to compromise. We only had breakfast at the resort (great by the way) and for dinner we went either do Chalook or Mae Had/Sairee. The transport was always on available and easily arranged. The drive to the bottom of the hill aka beach was free of charge. The beach itself was really muddy and unswimmable so thankfully we discovered a nice quiet beach (Freedom beach) in a 10 minutes walking distance (even less in you catch the tide and walk at the edge of the bay). This one was great and secluded with the shade for little one. All in all we had fun in Koh Tao.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank dam123
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Great place to stay, amazing views from the infinity pool. There is another infinity pool next to the beach which is just for guests. Restaurant served great food. Good value for money. I have never felt so pampered in my life, and was a very peaceful place to stay.
We went as a group of girls, and found out when we got there that 3 people can sleep in a room, so if you're looking to save money know you can enjoy this paradise at a cheap price. I felt like we were on a honeymoon. Would DEFINITELY recommend!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

Do not stay here. The rooms that were way overpriced coupled with the expensive taxis from the hotel to the centre of the island made our stay unnecessarily expensive. The send off that the unhelpful staff gave me added another unnecessary cost; when i went to book my ferry ticket through the hotel, the receptionist said that they would have my ticket and receipt ready for me when i left the next day. Despite having multiple witnesses, the receptionist working the following day claimed that I had not paid for my ticket. I asked to speak to the manager but they simply laughed and said no. They refused to give me my ticket and threatened to call the police. A local informed us that the hotel is actually run by the mafia. Not surprisingly they have no contact information on their website and don't faciliate feedback.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Charlamane
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We decided to come back to Paradise zone as 3 years ago we had an enjoyable holiday there, in a brand new hotel, with wonderful staff, and excellent food and service.
Well, the hotel is now totally different…
The rooms were badly kept with damaged furniture and aged bathrooms.
The bed sheets had been washed but were full of spots and holes everywhere…quite disgusting.
The baby cot (see pictures) seemed to be 30 years old, full of rust everywhere … very dangerous.
No maintenance was done on the hotel’s structure which looked aged, as if the hotel was already 20 years old.
In the morning we were woke up by security staff’s lowed discussions on their walkie-talkies out of our door, very very noisy.
At night the staff were spending their evening with their relatives in the reception area, eating there with their kids, sat on the sidewall , smoking there and leaving their cigarettes into the decorative rocks that should be there for an esthetic purpose, not as ashtrays. (see picture).
Moreover some of the staff used to sleep during the day on the bar’s armchairs and sofas (see picture) or on the long chairs of the terrace, even chatting together sitting on the sofa of the reception….
Food at the restaurant was not tasty anymore, Europeanized Thai food. Asked for a curry panang, it was just chicken with no curry at all, we tried to explain how it should be, they took our plates back in the kitchen and came back with exactly same food the dish. No way to communicate in English.
That’s our last time in this hotel, as probably in the future it will get even worst if management does not take any action to improve the hotel’s service and cleaning.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank amy_travel_judge
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Address: 19/1 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #35 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: £36 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ko Tao Resort - Paradise Zone 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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