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la Cigale
Ranked #4 of 76 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We stayed with originally had planned to stay just 2 nights at la cigale but rearranged our plans so that we had an extra day on Koh Tao and another night at the delightful La cigale villas. As you read in other reviews here, aside from Andre having created a beautiful set of villas in a lovely natural setting, the whole experience from Andre and Nid's warm hospitality and helpfulness, to the proximity being far enough away to buffer the sound and higher density layout of Saree beach accomdation but near enough to
stroll or scooter to the beach in
minutes. That is of course if you
can drag yourself away from the
from the seclusion of the garden
and sea views, whilst you sip on
cold drink laying back in the balcony
villa hammock... For those looking for a great value, romantic, super
relaxed get away or even honeymoon -La cigale is highly
recommendable. I look forward to returning to La cigale on my next stay in Koh Tao, Cheers Andrew & Kate - Melbourne , AUS.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We booked a week at La Cigale, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions we could have made on our trip to Thailand. We stayed in the twin villa, which was spacious, equipped with all the amenities you could want, and had a nice view from up on the hill to the north of Sairee beach. The hill was perfect really, as it afforded a great view and sense of privacy, whilst still being within literally 4 or 5 minutes walk to the water's edge. This villa I would also definitely recommend for nature lovers.

Andre has created an exceptional place at la cigale, and I would definitely recommend the place to anyone looking for a quality private villa in a natural setting, in a great part of Koh Tao (close proximity to sairee, but not right on top of everyone else). Thanks to Andre and Nid... we will certainly stay at la cigale again if we are lucky enough to return to Koh Tao.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

La Cigale is a small boutique resort on the hills of Koh Tao, overlooking the Sari beach. Our plan was to stay for 3 nights, but we felt in love with the place and especially with the owners, Andre and Nid, that we extended our stay for few more days.
Beautiful people in a paradise surrounding, nature pure with the luxury of a star rated Hotel.
We both can only highly recommend this place ;-)

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

We stayed here for 3 days and absolutely loved it. The owner is very friendly and will do anything to make sure you have a pleasant stay. He gave us a mobil so we could call him anytime. Also to order some food from the village, so you can eat at your own wooden terrace in front of the villa. The climb uphill is heavy, especially in the hot weather. But we rented a scooter, also by the owner, for 200 bath a day (+/ 5 euro). It's very close to sairee beach. The villa's are surrounded by green, so all you can hear are the sounds of nature.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2010

These brand new villas are set in beautiful surroundings for travellers who would like to be at one with nature. The open patio and bathroom are unique and very natural surrounded by plants and exotic trees, and the rooms are spacious, clean and overlook the beautiful Sairee Beach below.

The owner and helper live onsite so you have access to room service and any other help and advice you need, as the owner is very friendly and happy to help.

The beach is a five minute downhill walk away and takes you right into the quieter side of Sairee Beach where you can snorkel and there are some great restaurants nearby. It takes about fifteen minutes to get into the main village. The only disadvantage to this is when you are in such humid climates, it takes a lot of work to get back to your villa so I recommend getting a taxi or renting a motorbike up the steep hill on your way home rather than attempting to walk it every time!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 #4 of 76 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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