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“Prepare to be spoiled rotten!!”
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Koh Tao Star Villa
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Hertfordshire
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“Prepare to be spoiled rotten!!”
Reviewed 5 February 2010

My boyfriend and i had a wonderful 2 nights staying at Star Villas.
We stayed in one of their lovely spacious apartments which had a plasma on the wall, dvd player and surround sound. The apartment was very clean and our bed was turned down at night. We loved the bathroom with the bricked shower and the dressing gowns hanging up on the wall. The fridge was fully stocked with a variety of drinks which were very cheap compared to the usual mini bar prices.
We were thorughly looked after which we was not expecting from staying in an apartment. Heidi and Alan showed us around and took us to a few bars- Lotus and Vibe bar which were on the beach with fairy lights etc!
We are really glad we stayed here, with Heidi and Alans recommendations for places to visit we felt we saw a lot more than what we might of staying somewhere else.
I would recommend Koh Tao Star Villas to everybody from families to single travellers, it finished off our holiday perfectly!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2010

It's hard to add any more superlatives than what has already been written about Koh Tao Star Villa. The apartment was luxurious, spacious, tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and spotlessly clean throughout. Added to that there were lots of welcome extras like towelling dressing gowns, satellite tv and an excellent fully stocked fridge. Owners Alan and Heidi were born to be in the hospitality business, both friendly, helpful to a fault and providing service that was second to none. We only wish we could have stayed longer than the four nights. Recommend it? Oh yes.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Auckland NZ
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

We just debated if this is our favourite accommodation any where and the answer is Yes.

We stayed for 8 nights from 07.01.10 and wish we could have longer. We will back.

The apartments are lovely and stylish with good furniture and fittings and all the mod cons. Great terrace to have a drink in the evening and watch the sun set into the koh tao harbour. Great games room with pool table, and lovely breakfasts available.

Best of all Alan and Heidi are lovely people who will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and happy.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Japan
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

I stayed in the Star Villa for 8 days based on reviews I read here on Trip Advisor and I couldn't have had a better stay. The accommodation was new, spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The view from the balcony of the apartment was stunning. (The apartments are up quite a steep hill but the hosts offer a free taxi service twice daily so that is not a problem and the location means that you are close enough to access the action on Sairee Beach easily but you are in a peaceful haven in the jungle overlooking spectacular views of the sea - beautiful!) The owners of the Star Villa couldn't have been better hosts. They are so friendly and welcoming that it feels like visiting friends. Their knowledge of the island is better than any guidebook. Thanks to their suggestions we discovered beautiful beaches for snorkeling that were off the beaten track, amazing local places to eat and even a quirky bowling alley that has to be seen to be believed! The service was faultless and they offer breakfast options if you are too tired (or lazy!) to make your own in the well-stocked kitchen. They also replenish the fridge with a range of drinks on a daily basis (and these are offered at shop prices - very generous!) One final demonstration of how the lovely hosts at Star Villa seem to go the extra mile - I couldn't find my favorite Thai dessert (Mango and sticky rice if you must know!) at any of the restaurants on the island and Heidi (the owner) actually cooked up some for me and delivered it to my balcony - a lovely surprise! I would definitely recommend a stay here (I would love to go back!).

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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Reviewed 8 January 2010

I can't give this place a perfect score because I have very high expectations - and I think..."so what is perfection?" ...or ....."what is perfect in life?" But I can relate my experience there. I wont tell you about the amazing views, or the excellent service, attention to detail, personal touches, or the way they go the extra mile for the guest (ie: while I was there they took guest from Ireland snorkeling with them to the other side of the island, invited us to dinner, picked us up at 1:30am on New Years Eve, gave me a new USB chord to play rap music in the room, ordered food at unGodly hours...I could go on and on...), but what I will say is that no place can exceed my expectations - you would need 4 women, three bottles of Glenmorangie, and homemade whipped cream for that - but they are great people, the place is beautiful, and we were sad when we left. Not because the vacation was over, but because we were leaving Heidi, Alan, Moe, Bailey, and No.3. We stayed in another place after leaving our new friends and it only made me appreciate Star Villas more. Minus the girls, scotch, fresh fruit and whipped cream, this place is perfect. If I can be of any help you can email me - dwight dot jackson at gmail dot com

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 8 January 2010

My stay at Koh Tao Star Villa was the cherry on top to my trip to Koh Tao. The accommodation and hospitality surpassed my expectations. Alan and Heidi (owners of Koh Tao Star Villa) have a way of making you feel like you have known them for years. Not only did they provide assistance when needed while I was in Koh Tao but even before my travels actually began by promptly responding to emails etc. Koh Tao Star Villa is definitely the place to stay while in Koh Tao.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Pakistan
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

Enter Koh Tao. A day after I arrived, having spent the night in a ridiculously over priced, fairly substandard hotel I was on the lookout for something good, regardless of price.

I was lucky to have made some friends who pointed me towards Koh Tao Star Villas and their fantastic owner/host Alan, after hearing much grumbling over my hotel rooms. Without expecting much, I made the crazy fun bike ride up to the villas (for the faint hearted, the ever helpful Alan will be more than happy to drive you up!)

I was taken aback. The villas were really quite fantastic. Squeaky clean (Alan is obsessive about keeping the place clean!!), airy, GOOD aircon, excellent bathroom, flat screen tv, surround sound, the WORKS! What more could one ask for. That too at a very decent price. The place was absolutely stunning with a great view through to the ocean.

I booked the villas immediately without a second thought and am very glad I did so as the residence was an integral part of this memorable trip. Every evening after diving one would settle down on the lovely terrace with a beer and Alan was always there to give great company and advise for where to eat, what to do etc...

All in all I would HIGHLY recommend anyone visiting the Island to try and book here. The 'apartments' are beautiful and eco friendly. Having stayed in many of the top hotels in the world, I could seriously say that Star Villas is right up there with them in term of quality, service etc.

The beautiful views, great living space and truly fantastic host made my stay perfect, and this particular residence is one of the big reasons pulling me back to Koh Tao.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Koh Tao Star Villa
Address: 11/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Koh Tao Star Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the jungle clad hills above Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Star Villa offers unique accommodation on Koh Tao. spacious, modern, fully furnished apartmens with western standard bathrooms all designed with the ecology of the island in mind. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your terrace and enjoy free use of our games room and BBQ area. And this very peacful setting, is only 3-4 minutes by bike or ATV from the centre of Sairee Beach - truely a great combination. ... more   less 
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