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Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Ranked #14 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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“Middle of the road”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Well located in the center of Sairee village, few minute's walk to the beach. Restaurants, shops, 7/11 nearby, make the hotel very convenient for all purposes. The stuff is very helpful and efficient. Good breakfast served on a large terrace facing the main street, the hotel's restaurant serves various dishes for reasonable prices. At the reception you can book for taxi, boat tour, island trips, and massages. Rooms are well maintain and equipped with sat TV & AC. Pool is clean and suitable for nice relaxation after long day at the beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We, two families went there this July. The hotel rooms are spacious including the shower room. We chose this hotel for its great location near the saireer beach but not inside the beach village so it will not be too noisy at night. There is a 7-11 and moto rental at the opposite. Very convenient to play around. 3 minutes walk to the beach. The extra bed is a queen sized bed, a plus to us!
The hotel has its own restaurant and the food is good. The price is reasonable overall.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

After paying for an overpriced jungle lodge at Sensi Paradise on our first night in Koh Tao, we headed to Sairee and booked Simple Life for the next few nights. The rooms were modern, spacious and clean with Thai touches and air conditioning with no bugs- perfect for a city girl like me! We also had a large balcony overlooking the pool. Rates were very reasonable and included breakfast.

The hotel is located on the main road behind Sairee beach in the middle of everything but wasn’t noisy on a night time. My only gripe would be that they didn’t cover up the breakfast buffet and it attracted loads of flies! The guy on reception weren't the friendliest person in the world but would always help us whenever we needed anything.

All in all a great place to stay in Sairee beach and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again. In fact after staying over near Shark Bay for a few nights we went back to Simple Life for our last night on Koh Tao.

Note- we stayed here in April 2010.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

Lovely hotel, great location, within walking distance of beach, restaurants and shops. Room was beautiful and very clean. Pool was nice but small. Breakfast was buffet in restaurant. Restaurant had good variety of food and reasonable prices. Staff were lovely and very helpful. We were picked up from the port and brought to hotel. All round great hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

Really enjoyed our stay here. We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids and the staff did everything they could to keep them entertained. Happy to change our ferry tickets and drop off/pick from pier FOC. Breakfast was good (and included) - usual choice of eggs, bacon, bread, jam, juice, coffee/tea as well as daily change of other hot food both Thai and western. No flies on the food as everything was covered. Ate their in the evening too and it was good and busy. Pool area nice and quiet during the day. Quiet at night and we weren't disturbed by the construction they are doing to extend the resort.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

We booked an open water diving course and 4 nights accommodation with the simple life. Firstly may I say the dive company and the hotel are actually both separate and I would highly recommend doing a PADI course with them. The hotel however was a completely different story!
We were lied to on arrival and told the aircon in our room wasn't working and we were being moved to another hotel. We reluctantly agreed and were very unhappy with the alliterative hotel. When we met up with friends who were also staying at the simple life we discovered that they had also been told the same thing re the aircon but refused to move and were given there rooms. Their rooms were really lovely and we were so disappointed not to be staying where we had booked, especially considering we were diving with them too. When we went to complain and basically beg for our room we were met with contempt and an argument that was basically going round in circles. We were told to come back the next morning and we would get a room. The hassle of this was incredible as we were up early to begin our course the next day and just wanted to get settled! Following this incident the reception staff would barely look at or speak to my friend and I. I found the whole thing very frustrating and completely unprofessional as it was clear that they had overbooked the hotel and were trying to get rid of people. Also the standard rooms are of a completely different standard to the superior and we had a mosquito problem and a gigantic spider problem due to the huge gap under the door!! On the plus side the hotel is very well located, the breakfast is very good and the bar and pool area is lovely! Just don't fall for the lies at reception.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Medway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

Set slightly back from the main road in Sairee beach, Simple life Resort is ideally located without being too affected by the late-night revellers in the bars close by.

We had a (spotlessly clean) superior A/C room and it was enormous. Although massive, storage space was a bit lacking, and the bedside tables (fixed to the walls) were too far away from the bed to be useable. Nice balcony overlooking the pool.

The pool is nice but small and there is no bar service.

The staff were very helpful and friendly when approached, but not in your face.

The breakfast however was pretty grim. There were flies everywhere, on the butter, jam coffee pot. This was a buffet style, fresh eggs made to order as long as you want omelette of fried, but the sausage and bacon looked like it had been there for hours. If you got there early enough it was edible, if not, forget it. There was also a Thai dish on offer, but it looked like yesterday's left-overs.

We ate in the restaurant for lunch/dinner a few times and the food was good quality (apart from the all you can eat pizza buffet - trust me, just don't!, it's all tasteless and topped with minute portions of left-overs).The waiting staff are friendly.

There is a bit of noise from contruction work, but not overly annoying, and the walls are pretty thin so you can hear muffled conversations (and dragging furniture/banging doors) from your neighbours.

I was tempted to give a 3 star review, but the positives outway the minor negatives, and I think that's a little unfair on the staff, who work extremely hard, so it's a 4, and a recommendation from me.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Address: 14/11 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Koh Tao Simple Life Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury resort offering quality air conditioned accommodation on Koh Tao's popular Sairee Beach. Peaceful and private resort, with premier location with everything you need in close walking distance (beach, bars and restaurants, shops, ATMs, etc). ... more   less 
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