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“Perfect place to relax...” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coral View Resort Thailand
Ranked #47 of 135 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place to relax...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Good thing --> the free wifi of the reception reached our room. Fridge in the room, wich is nice to keep your beverage cold ;-).
Very nice small bay, and quite. Kayaks for rent and nice trip to the shark Island.
Friendly owners (english speaking).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I do think people need to adjust their expectations according to where they are. An isolated guest house on an island in Thailand is bound to have some limitations. Coral View Resort is no exception. First of all, it would probably serve them better not to call themselves a resort, as "resort" creates expectations that this place cannot satisfy. It is way off the beaten path, at the end of a crazy super steep little road that many taxis in the area won't even attempt. So once you are there you if you want to leave you are dependent on their own taxi service (100 baht in each direction per person), walking (which is fine as long as you are healthy and fit to get up that hill), or renting a motorbike (which is cheap and easy in the nearby town). Leaving the property will start to seem pretty appealing as the food there is not very good and like all of the island restaurants quite pricey compared to food in the rest of Thailand. Everything on the island has to be imported so that means higher prices for just about everything. The rooms were adequate for anyone not expecting luxury. The great part of Coral View is the quiet private bay for snorkeling (though snorkel rentals were cheaper at the guest house right next door- seems kind of dumb for them to make theirs more expensive). We saw lots of black tipped reef sharks. The fish population was wonderful though the coral was mostly dead. (much better coral/underwater topography at Aow Leuk). We thought that if the owner was clever they could really make Coral View fabulous. But they need to apply some creative thinking to it.

Room Tip: The beachfront rooms are worth it. The others are perched up on a steep hillside.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The two ladies at the restaurant charged us 3000 bat without showing us a bill. After we actually realised it was too much and we went back to complain they showed us a bill of 1200 bat saying that we never paid 3000!!!!! Check always ur bill because they can be very tricky with tourists not familiar with the local currency.
The place is a nice spot if u want to relax away from the village but at the same time is not a really convenient location. The road to get there is a bit of a hell. And apart the issue with the bill the staff is a bit rude.

Stayed April 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

We booked this place for two nights as they had great reviews online. We were ci side ring diving but wanted accommodation first.
When we arrived nobody helped with our bags despite seeing out struggle, nobody even directed us to reception. We ask a lady who wasworking in the dive shop and she just rudely pointed. When we got to reception they made us wait while they finished eating in the back and we're not happy or helpful despite our best efforts to be polite and friendly. They guided us to our room without thought to help with our bags, they could see my girlfriend was struggling so I had to help her. The room was alright nothing special, nice view tho. The toilet looked like a prison and stunk. The food was okay. Overall overpriced.

Now credit where credit is due, despite the appaulling service, the surroundings are very pretty but that's the only real positive to this place.

I cannot recommend this place to anyone, there are better cheaper places to dive with a lot better service. We decided to go to another company to do diving.

Avoid :(

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JimmyDan
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed for three nights and I had an amazing experience Scuba diving, I came to koh tao because I just had to dive here, so the first thing I did as soon as I arrived at the hotel was to ask about diving, the owner of the diving shop, very helpful, approached me and not like most of the places in thailand were they are only interested for the money, here I get to choose my dive sites and the time I want to go diving and I even got to do a night dive (Highly recommended) and all for very good prices ( 6 dives for 5,000 baht around $170 US). The Diving Staff were very helpful, but the hotel staff not so much. after 9.30 pm there is nowhere to get something to eat so be prepared. the beach is beautiful but full of rocks, so NO nice walk on the beach. but for snorkeling, dont even bother to find a tour, you got everything you need as soon as you jump in. the bungalows are clean and reasonable prices.

Room Tip: choose the hill bungalows, 20 meters away from the beach. spacious with big and private bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MR_Romano
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Situated on a most beautiful bay Haad Sai, at Koh Tao, this hotel I found quite overpriced for what we got, although we probably paid for the view. The room was basic and I had a foam mattress which I do not like because they sweat in hot weather. There was no air-con for the price, we had one double bed and one single in the same room with a very basic bathroom. However there was magical snorkelling and it was very quiet for a restful weekend. A nearby hotel provided beautiful meals on the balcony overlooking the bay. There were two of us, both women travelling together.

Room Tip: Better rooms if you are a couple I think, solo no unless you have money to splurge.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

This place came recommended by friends, and to be honest we do not understand why? We expected a beach front room as described on the website. The room faced a courtyard, not the sea. Our bathroom ceiling leaked water! They explained it is when the room above takes a shower..to their credit: they moved us the same night to a room at the top..further away from the sea. In that room the basin trap leaked and the shower head had a crack spraying water all over the bathroom. we didn't bother to complain again. At the bar one evening the bar lady brought us two cocktails: we thought what a nice gesture to only later find out they charged us for the drinks we didn't order! The place is remote in the sense that theres a 4x4 grade downhill to the resort. We had to rent a soecial motorbike to be able to navigate it. The beach is not great either. Lots of choral and rock. Otherwise its fine. Decent enough restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Coral View Resort Thailand
Address: Haad Sai Daeng, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #47 of 135 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Coral View Resort Thailand 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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