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la Cigale
Ranked #7 of 73 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superduper place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

We had an amazing stay once again!
This time we did stay in the bungalow near the road but very quiet though!

6 days was just to short!
Back again next time for sure!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RoelofStijnman
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2011

We stayed at La Cigale for about 5 days...........the cabanas are absolutely beautiful in a goregous setting...... everything was very clean....beautiful view.....Andre will do anything for you, very nice fellow......only issue we had was the location.....the first day we walked down to the beach and also walked back up.....it takes about 30mins to get from mid beach back up to the cabin.....not a long time.....but......it's crazy hot and it's mostly up hill...it was a killer......saving grace is Andre has a motorbike to rent out for not much money....which is handy for exploring the island anyway........so slight downside for us was not having the beach and town handy right there to us....but it only takes about 7 mins by motorbike....we could hear the bass of the music way up where we were so perhaps we would have disliked being closer to the beach.......to sum it up...beautiful place with nobody around and great if you don't want to be in the middle of the action and you are willing to drive a motorbike :)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stuheath
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2011

Great spot on a hill overlooking sairee beach. We stayed in the villa, which had a separate kitchen and a jungle bathroom - amazing. But it was Andre's service that really stood out. It was summed up when I mentioned the weak internet signal one day when we were on the way to beach. By the time we came back, a couple of guys from the local telecoms company were screwing a mast on the roof. Other nice touches like a mobile phone for your stay (we can recommend the local pizzas...), and booking a restaurant for a celebration dinner sum up how far they go to make sure you have a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chablis, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

This accommodation is like no other! It's got the service of a hotel, the welcome of the friendliest B&B, the location of a jungle hideaway and the views of a postcard.
We spent 5 nights here in January 2011 and really enjoyed the peace of the place. We loved the outdoor bathroom (which is actually covered, but you still feel like you're outside with all the lush vegetation), the comfortable bed and the feeling that we were the only ones around.
Breakfast is not included, but we walked into Sairee Beach (5 mins downhill) every morning to go diving anyway, and you can find food in any of the beachfront eateries.
André, the owner, was so friendly, right from the start and the fresh coconut welcome, he made us feel at home.
The only real downside was the walk back up to the villa in the evening. We chose to spend most of the day out, diving, etc. and then stayed out for dinner before coming back late. It took us about 10-15 mins to walk back up, and even though it was good to have a bit of exercise every day, it was a bit strenuous at times.
All in all, this is a great place if you want to unwind, get back to nature, and enjoy stunning views, up and away from the madding crowd at Sairee Beach.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 days at La Cigale. We think the villa's, the location and the owners were great! The villa had a fantastic natural atmosphere. La Cigale is perfectly located, since you can't hear the noise of the nearby city. The view from the villa is like taken from paradise...
Futhermore, the owners André and Nun were very friendly and helpfull. I was very sick when I arrived (probably ate something wrong) and André and his wife were really worried and brought us to a doctor. Luckily I was better after a day, just enough time to enjoy Kon Tao to the max.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2010

My wife and I stayed at la Cigale's family Villa for two days and we wish we could have stayed longer! We were really impressed with the room(s). The owner Andre and his wife did a great job of mixing the natural suroundings with the buildings. So many good things to say about this place. The design is very nice. Rooms are clean and new. The bathroom is totally cool. It's the closest to showering in a waterfall you can come!

It's a little far from all the action, I would recomend renting a scooter if you can ride one. And if you walk to the beach via the guesthouse across the street make sure to talk to the bird in the cage who can say "hello" in three English accents!

I would highly recomend this place. It's perfect for those who want to get away and chill out. We loved making Pina Coladas and hanging out on the deck. The place is fully stocked with everything you need, fridge, blender etc. Also, Andre provides you with a cell phone if you need anything, he will also order food for you. Just pick from the menu!
One word of caution, the place is a little "rough" which I think gives it charm. But, if you have problems walking, be careful when walking up to your room since the path is made of dirt and the staris are "natural". All in all, the place is a great value for your money, very unique, and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

We stayed at La Cigale in the Family Villa. The villa is brand new & gorgeous with a big bed, deck with a great view and a hammock. The villas are set in a tropical garden with trees & butterflies everywhere.

Andre and Nid are really friendly & helpful, going out of their way to help us out when we had any problems.

The villas are walking distance (about 15 minutes) to Sairee town but far enough away that you can't hear the noise from Sairee. You can walk down to the top of Sairee beach through the grounds of another hotel in about five minutes, and this path also leads to the restaurant at Rim Lae resort, a gorgeous spot for a romantic dinner. If you don't feel like leaving the room you can have dinner delivered to your villa from several of the local restaurants.

Wish we could have stayed longer, we will definitely be back next time we visit Koh Tao.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: la Cigale
Address: 19/11 Mu 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — la Cigale 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome =) la Cigale comprises just four comfortable, cosy cribs on one acre of land cradled among large granite rocks, in a tropical garden with excellent views over nearby Sairee beach. Spacious and down-to-earth, the suites are designed with open lounge areas, natural feature bathrooms and hardwood verandas. Villas are fully furnished including kitchen with dining setting, bedrooms complete with air conditioning, open air en-suite, cable TV/DVD and internet access. Relax in privacy and comfort just 250 metres from Sairee beach. ... more   less 
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