We stayed at The Rocks for two nights at the beginning of March and loved it. It's a very private, boutique at the top of a very steep hill. I know a lot of other reviews mention the hill, and I will too, it IS steep! With that said, my partner and I managed it fine during the day but opted for a taxi home in the evening.
Chloe was an absolute delight to deal with from the moment we arrived - able to help with hints and tips as well as advise of good eats and beaches to visit.
The accommodation was nice, but our air con seemed to struggle with the heat at times and didn't always do the best job at cooling our entire villa.
The pool was a bit smaller than we imagined, but The Rocks is small as well so it wasn't a problem. We rarely had to share the pool with other guests.
Besides breakfast or a pre-arranged BBQ there are no facilities to eat onsite at The Rocks. We hadnt read about that in other reviews, but weren't bothered by it, as you get to enjoy more of what the town has to offer than stayed holed up at your accommodation.
A huge plus is the guest mobile phone provided with a bunch of handy numbers saved in it. Such a small detail that we have never had elsewhere, but a really nice touch. Made it super easy for arranging taxi's, hiring scooters, calling Chloe for assistance etc.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Rocks and both said we would have liked to stay longer than two nights. It's boutique and small, so don't expect the luxuries that you might get at a five star resort - instead expect friendly, personal touches that you wouldn't find at a huge resort. We would definitely stay again, and would certainly recommend it without hesitation to anyone we knew visiting Koh Tao.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rocks are boutique residences in southern Thailand offering both privacy and personal service. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle and stunning sea views, our four boutique villas and infinity-edge pool combine a feeling of tranquility and relaxation. Under Swiss and British management the Rocks are proud to be the original boutique villas on Koh Tao. Secluded, but still less than 10 minutes walk from the beach, they are the perfect holiday location for romantic couples, families or groups of friends. The Rocks is also a great location for your honeymoon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Rocks Luxury Villas Hotel Koh Tao