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Monkey Flower Villas
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing pool and views”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were very fortunate to stay at the Monkey Flower Villas, the views were stunning looking down the hillside onto the main beach. We stayed in all three villas and each one had its own great element to it. The upper villa pool was awesome and we had so much space. The Bougainvilla was cosy and secluded still with its own plunge pool and the Lower villa amazingly designed arund the bolders. But the best thing about the whole place was Steve the driver, nothing was too much bother, he has great knowledge of the island and he was always so thoughtful and kind, the kids loved him. Lucy has declared that she is coming back to live with you so watch out! Thank you so much to an absolutely great end to our trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
You guys rock! Thank you for this excellent review, it is particularly good because you had the experience of each of the three villas, and have shared that with the Tripadvisor world... I will show Steve your review in the morning, I am sure he will be very proud... Thank you!!!
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We did not want to leave as the villa was perfect, massive pool with views to die for day and night lying on the floating bed looking out at koh tao
Steve was amazing and got us everything we wanted and drove and collected us anywhere whatever time day or night
the villa had everything and more you could wish for you could even jump off roof into the pool will be planning a return this time we will stay for longer

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Thank you very, very much for the excellent Tripadvisor review! It really gives us all a great deal of pleasure to know that your stay was a wonderful experience for you. We hope that you will be back again soon!
Love, health, & happiness,
Lincoln, Woonsen, Max, Music, Steve, Loy, Mo, and Mom
Monkey Flower Villas
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We were totally blown away by this place, and by the people who make it happen. We stayed in Bougainvillea for the 1st two weeks, which is literally up a mountainside in the jungle. The sounds coming from the trees were mesmerising, included the cutest gecko calls. The villa was spot on in terms of all mod cons most people require (though personally we don't go on holiday to watch TV even though there are huge plasma screens in both bedrooms!). The owner Lincoln; one of the coolest people we've ever met had no problem with us moving the sound system outside by the infinity pool which is lit with colour changing lights in the water, and next to which is a waterfall tumbling down a huge rock into the pool. Swimming at midnight, floating in the water looking up at the stars through the vertiginous palm trees is a memory I won't forget. Because it's his private land which has been beautifully landscaped around massive boulders, palm trees and shrubs we only dream of attempting to grow in the UK (Lincoln - get some up-lights under those trees to complete the wow factor ;)), you feel completely isolated from the world around you. The bed was top quality comfort; deep sleep guaranteed, you've got the choice of air con or conventional fans; and the extras in the bathroom add a special touch of service to this characterful dwelling. You can borrow snorkels and beach towels too, so less to bring with you luggage-wise. We moved on for a few nights to the vast and cavernous lower villa which has been designed without a single straight line to be found, and - like Bougainvillea, has been built around the natural boulders which form part of the interior design too. The walk-in wardrobe is bigger than our own kitchen! You don't get a pool but you do get the views, and Lincoln let us go up to the masterpiece of an upper villa in between bookings to use the music studio and to jump off the roof into the deep infinity pool below, which overlooks the stunning bay of Sairee. Then there is Steve - Lincoln's driver.. this man is worth his weight in gold; a gift to any service related organisation. There is absolutely nothing that this very cool, modest, sweet-natured, hardworking and loyal man will not do for you. His ability to multi-task in looking after the needs of 3 sets of guests staying in the 3 residences simultaneously is truly humbling. He will take you anywhere, get you anything you want, will pick you up or drop you off any time night or day (you get a complimentary pre-paid mobile phone with his number programmed in while you're there), and he is staggeringly intuitive when it comes to understanding the personalities and demands of his guests. He got us spot on! He's also a demon driver of the tank of a jeep he transports you in; in navigating perilously steep roads and tracks around the island. You get noticed in it; it is a sight to behold! Both he and Lincoln are so busy all the time that they will appreciate any feedback on the places you visit around the island, so they can take that into consideration when recommending a particular location to other guests. They may not have visited those places in a while. Koh Tao may be less easy to reach than other islands, but the effort is more than worth it, and if you stay at Monkey Flower, you won't forget it. Thank you Lincoln, your wonderful family, your mum (what a lady!) and especially Steve who is the icing on the cake.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to have you and your husband (Darren) as our very special guests! I wish that we had more time together, and hope that you will be back soon!!!
Love, health, & happiness,
Lincoln & Family
Monkey Flower Villas
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This place is amazing, what a view. Best place to stay on Koh Tao hands down. Stayed at Jamahkiri for 3 nights during this trip but you can't beat the exclusiveness of Monkey Flower Villa... I rented the top apartment with the infnity pool and it was excellent, nice touches include the floating bed, music room (with drums and guitars to play), rooftop jumping into the pool (if your brave enough) and the amazing view straight from the main bedroom. Linc makes this place though, great character and what a cool dude! Amazing villa that speaks for itself. Excellent all round and strongly recommend if you are looking for a bit of exclusivity away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Thank you very, very much for the lovely Tripadvisor review! I especially like that you favorably compare Monkey Flower Villas to another popular resort on Koh Tao ;). We are very proud of our customer service, and it always feel great to be appreciated... Thank you!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Originally I was quite worried about our stay at monkey flower as I thought that the upper villa would be amazing and the Bourgainvillea would be pretty standard in comparison, however this wasn't the case. The Bourgainvillea is a lovely villa and the pictures really don't do it justice. The bedrooms are great, with really comfortable beds, a huge plasma screen tv with satellite television, a dvd player with a draw full of DVDs. The kitchen is very well equipped, with everything you could need bar an oven. The bathroom is big, you're provided with Pantene shampoo and conditioner and dove soap, which I think is a very nice touch (show's that they put a lot of consideration into their guests). The view from the pool is stunning (not as great as the view from the upper villa, but if you wanted to see the sunset you could easily just go and stand outside the upper villa for a little while). The location is amazing, right in the middle of the mountains, and really close to Sairee beach. Probably the best part of our stay though was the fact that we had our own personal driver (Steve). Steve was available to pick us up and take us anywhere anytime of the day/night. He's a very cool, laidback guy and stressed to us that we shouldn't feel guilty about calling him late at night, that that's what he's here for. When we arrived at the villa we were asked if we were hungry and then Steve drove down to Sairee beach and bought us a takeaway. He also took our laundry down for us and picked it up for us when it was done. Great stay, would definitely recommend it!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Thank you for the very positive TripAdvisor review! All of us at Monkey Flower Villas appreciate your taking the time to tell the world about our beautiful little villas resort. I shared your review with your driver, Steve, and he got a big smile. I hope that you will be back again soon!
Love, health, & happiness,
Lincoln & Family
Monkey Flower Villas
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

amazing views & great hosts!

We stayed here a few years ago with a group of 6 and Monkey Flower was definitely a highlight of our trip! It's high up in the mountains and you have to take some crazy roads to get there but that is part of its charm. My friend borrowed the owners bike to get down to the main strip but I wouldn't recommend it unless you are an experienced rider. It doesn't take long for a driver to get up there and pick you up.

They arranged for us to go on a private diving trip with Vimon and we had such a great time. Even went to Tu's rasta bar with him after to have a few drinks and hang out.

Love it! Can't wait to go back :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to write a very nice Tripadvisor review of your stay at Monkey Flower Villas! It was great to have you as our very special guests, for the second time! I hope that we can do it again soon!!!
Love, health, & happiness,
Lincoln & Family
Monkey Flower Villas
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

As every year, we came about ten days in this paradise, I do not know how, but it 's even better. prompt and intelligent attention of Lincoln and Voonseng makes sure everything is perfect and unforgettable. for those seeking the very top of Thailand this' is the right address. the villa for its incredible views, its many services, and the island for diving, snorkeling and beautiful views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Gianni & Ann, Thank you for the lovely Tripadvisor review! You know we love to have you back to Monkey Flower Villas every year, you guys are tops!!! Thank you for sharing your experiences at Monkey Flower Villas with the whole world! We all hope to see you on Koh Tao again as soon as possible!
Love, health, & happiness,
Lincoln, Woonsen, Max, Music, Steve, & Nana
Monkey Flower Villas
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Property: Monkey Flower Villas
Address: 19/6 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monkey Flower Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monkey Flower Villas feature extraordinary architecture and amenities. Built into the natural beauty and granite boulders of the hillside overlooking Sairee beach, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, Monkey Flower Villas is only a few minutes walk to the sand, yet very private, and secure. Every villa has stunning sea and beach views. The "Upper" villa has a very large private infinity edge swimming pool and spa (take the bridge to the roof and jump into the pool, if you like!). The master bedrooms are huge, very romantic, safe, and comfortable, Most of the rooms boast 50" flat screen HDTVs with premium Western programing, air-con, free Wi-Fi internet access. The "Upper" villa features the "flying" bed, hardwood floors, and a huge sliding glass window overlooking the swimming pool and the bay below. There are several sound systems, and musical instruments available to use. All guests enjoy 24 hour a day courtesy car and driver service to anywhere they want to go on Koh Tao*. Each villa is provided with a local mobile phone for easy access to all important numbers. Monkey Flower Villas has been recognized as providing an excellent customer experience and service. *As our guest, you will enjoy our famous 24 hour a day complimentary car and driver service, for pick-up and drop-off to anywhere you want to go on Koh Tao, during your entire stay! Many people do not realize that normal taxi service on Koh Tao is very expensive compared to other parts of Thailand, with a simple ride from town to town often costing 500. Thai Baht or more one way, and TWICE that amount late at night. If you were considering renting motorbikes, our driver service can also save you from possible extortion by unscrupulous renters, who prey on tourists, and the risks of riding a motorcycle on an island with many dirt roads and difficult riding conditions. For these reasons, our car and driver service is not only convenient, but also an incredible value! When you check in, you will be given a local Thai mobile phone, with important numbers and credit already installed. When you need to be dropped off or picked up, simply speed dial your driver, who will be there in a few short minutes. No other accommodation on Koh Tao offers this kind of complete transportation solution. ... more   less 
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