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“Little too far from the sairee beach, spacy and clean rooms”

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Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed 29 January 2012

10 minutes walking distance from the beach, highest floor in mountain view was exellent choice course the bar and road was bit noisy. Good budget hotel, ants in the room. Including buffet breakfast. Still bit too expensive. Pool was good plus.

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

The room was really dusty, the toilet seat was loose so you had to balance on it, the bathroom smelled really bad all the rime, the shower looked dirty, the bathroom was right in front of where the staff worked "backstage" so you could hear them chat with eachother when you tried to mind your own business (even when you went in the middle of the night you could hear them wall to wall), the bar played really loud music so it was hard to sleep, the breakfast was tasteless (the sausages were cold in the middle, the guy that made the eggs in front of you didn't even know how to do it, you only have white bread to chose), the bedsheets had stains on, one of our towels got really dirty so we put it on the floor so they would give us a new one after cleaning our room and when we got back they had just hung it on a hanger...

Room Tip: Do not book the rooms that start with S. We had S7 and it was terrible. The rooms on the other side...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Really nice hotel. 2minutes walking from the beach, just far enought not to hear people partying on the beach. Nice swimming pool, clean, beautiful garden with lots of flowers. 2 clean towels each, so one for the pool and one for the shower.
Nice buffet for breakfast included, with western cuisine, you can even ask for the kind of eggs you want... Laundry on request, transferts from the pier... A diving center is linked to it, so you have a discount If you want to go diving (fun dives or open water, advence...)it has everything a high-standard place is supposed too!

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

This was my favourite hotel I stayed in in Thailand. Stayed here in January 2012 and booked online. We decided to pay the extra money for a superior room as we read that you need to keep away from rooms near the bar as it plays loud music at night and we hoped if we paid more we wouldn't be near the bar and we were right. Our room was huge and luxurious, with a big comfy bed and a huge bathroom with a urinal to my fiance's delight. We had a big balcony and were right beside the pool, which was never loud or too busy and we always got a sun lounger in the sun, even if we went out late in the morning. It was very clean and cleaned and sheets changed etc every day. The breakfast was a buffet that was really good and the food in the resaurant was good too. Great location, really central to the night life/restaurants etc. and a few minutes walk to lovely Sairee Beach. Nothing bad to say.

Room Tip: Keep away from the bar. Choose a Deluxe room , pay the extra, the rooms are gorgeous.
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1  Thank Chefrud
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights with my boyfriend and we wished we stayed longer! The rooms are amazing, very big, bed is huge with flower petals and towels made in a Swan shape (cheesy but nice touch), the balcony was big aswell as the shower and bathroom. Mini bar, TV with DVD player you can hire DVD's from reception if you wish (we didn’t). The breakfast was good for Thailand, it was help yourself to as much as you like, the waitress actually said we should take more but we had loads. They have juices, tea, coffee, a man is waiting there to cook your egg to your liking when you want, they have waffles, curry (if your into that), the only thing is the sausages are small frankfurters (normal for Thailand). But all in all was good value. The restaurant was nice, they give you a discount for it when you check in, they also give you discount massage but beware the Thai massage is very rough and you might want to get the oil massage if you want to relax. The location was great only a short walk to the beach which is full of great restaurants and bars. You should go to Choppers down the street (aussie bar) the food is great and they have a pub crawl which I highly recommend that takes you to a pool party and a cabaret show with lady boys dressed as Beyonce and Christina etc, very funny. Beware of the bikes going around. Also book the full day tour in the reception of the hotel for snorkelling it was the best experience we had in Thailand.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Stayed at the Simple Life Resort here for 3 nights in Jan 2012 and was generally pretty impressed. Huge rooms, very clean, well stocked minibar and great location. We booked late (couple of days before by telephone) but check in was nice and smooth, and easy enough transfer from the pier. The restaurant/ bar was great too with a very friendly welcome (although some things a little pricey like the full breakfast –we never made it down in time for the free breakfast that was included!). We were also offered discounts on massages and got a free welcome drink etc. Only couple of gripes is that the toiletries weren’t replaced (soap, shower gel etc), one of the towels had a huge hole in it, and the door was a bit of a pain to lock. Plus we had to ask for our room to be cleaned on a couple of occasions, but it was always done. The pool area was nice and quiet (guess everyone was on dive trips or visiting other parts of the island during the day). It seemed expensive compared to some of the other places we’d stayed in Thailand, but having not looked around at other places on Koh Tao, maybe we paid for location. I loved Koh Tao and can’t wait to go back. Would certainly consider Simple Life again if I was planning on intending being there for just a few days, but if any longer, think I might try and find somewhere a little less expensive.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 3rd floor right at the back which was very quiet. Can imagine the ones near th...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

Stayed here in December 2009 whilst travelling South East Asia for couple of months. Koh Tao was my favourite place I stayed and a lot of that was probably down to staying at Simple Life.

Fantastic service from start to end. Great room. Spectacular bathroom. Superb location to nearby restaurants and beach.

Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: First floor room was nice.
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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 Family Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range: £33 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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