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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Perfect place, people and holiday”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

wish we could of stayed longer the villa was first class and the staff couldn't do anymore for you peaceful and romantic can't wait to come back
you can go out of stay in your villa at night as town centre is in walking distances or you can have anything delivered right to your door

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

The people who run this hotel make it wonderful - Bex, Franzi & Guy. Nothing is too much trouble & I loved the daily text messages to check everything was OK. Being honest, this is not the Four Seasons but then it's a fraction of the price. You get one of five villas with plunge pool, great sea view (set back on mountainside), good decor & in-villa facilities (inc amazing TV entertainment choices & kitchenette). They like to leave you alone so you do need to ask for daily sheet changing & room service (not a problem but do ask). The island itself is quite back-packy & grungy & the locals are building too much & littering too much. But the hotel is an oasis, & the snorkelling is wonderful (take hotel's recommendation of speed boat & guide). Food is delivered from local restaurants - I wanted (& found) more proper Thai food than was provided but I think they're going to catch up on this. Lot of noise (& poo) from giant geckos (but they're sweet) & cicadas & other wildlife - you get used to it & grow to love it (not the gecko poo). Getting to the island is a nightmare - we went via Chumphon because of good connections with Bangkok but it was still one hour small plane, one hour taxi & almost two hours sicky ferry (go to top level inside V VIP section). I'm being a bit 'warts n all' so you don't get surprises....but overall it's still a great destination in my view because of the splendid people, the utterly relaxing villa, and the sea-life.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We stayed at The Place in the last week of January. The staff were amazing, very friendly and extremely helpful from when we arrived to when we unexpectedly had to leave. My partner contracted Dengue Fever while we were on Koh Tao (not from The Place, we previously stayed in another part of the Island). While we were at the place, we didn’t get bitten, insect coils were provided and we think the area was fumigated so we felt a lot happier here compared to other accommodation that we used.

Bex was very helpful, recommending a good Doctor, collecting supplies from the village for us and assisting in our transfer to the hospital in Koh Samui, even finding available accommodation close to the hospital for me. We were unhappy to be leaving The Place early. The view from the terrace including pool was great, particularly nice for a drink at sunset. The villa was well designed with everything you could need.

The villa was set up in the hills about 10-15mins walk from the main part of town, although there are closer small convenience stores selling basics. We would recommend The Place to friends, the staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful including Mr Bear taxi’s service which offers good rates.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roxby Downs, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed 9 nights in March 2013 and in our opinion it wasn't enough! Can not possibly speak highly enough of this place. Guy, Bex and Franzi are the nicest people you could meet and will go above and beyond to help you out with whatever you want. The villas are beautiful, is no nice to have a private little plunge pool and the view is sensational! We had the seafood platter on our balcony and it was unbelievable. They really have thought of everything here and we walked away thinking we would not change a thing. We cannot wait to come back, it honestly was the highlight of our trip to Thailand! Thank you so much Guy, Bex and Franzi, we'll see you again soon!
Nick & Lucy

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

My fiancee and I stayed here in January 2013. We were met at the pier by the owners Guy & Bex, who are really friendly and welcoming. We were amazed by our Villa, which had a breathtaking view. The idea of The Place is privacy - which we loved - room service only comes every 3-4 days, but help is only a phone call away if anything is needed. The Place itself does not have a restaurant, nor is breakfast included, but the villas have a self-contained kitchen, and a complimentary hamper, filled with ingredients to make a few meals. If you don't feel like going out or cooking, several places deliver food right to your door. You are actually given a mobile phone by the owners, to call taxis from, order food, book tours, etc. These local calls / messages were free of charge. Within the room itself, there was a media box, filled with TV shows, documentaries, movies etc. We also loved the bathroom for its great use of natural features and natrual light. Out on the deck, the pool area is incredible - amazing views, perfect temperature and very clean (with a good filtration system). For the time of year we stayed, we found it too hot to walk into town. We always used The Place's taxi driver, Mr Bear, who was very reasonably priced. Overall, we absolutely loved our stay and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

There are so many fantastic things to say about this resort. Rooms were wonderful. The bed was the most comfortable that we had during our stay in Thailand. Service was fantastic. The privacy and seclusion is what sets this resort apart from the rest. The convenience of the cell phone they provided was very nice. The welcome basket that they gave us was very useful. This resort is a little expensive for Thailand standards, but you absolutely get what you pay for! My only minor complaint is that the resorts a little way from town and I feel like the fare you pay Mr Bear is a little high for the distance you are going. However, All the other taxi drivers we got prices from were either the same or higher , so that might be the normal for the island. It was not bad walking to town, but because of the incline back to the resort, the taxi would be the reasonable option for most people.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

The Place offers what I consider to be a perfect vacation. The villas themselves are perfect; clean, well designed with well thought out amenities. Also, the idea is that this is your place for a week so there are no interruptions from cleaning staff and turn down services, you are on your own. There are staff members around however so you can request new towels, sheets, etc. They even supply a mobile phone with staff members mobiles pre-programmed in case you need something. The people who work there have been on Koh Tao for a long time so they are a very good source of information for recommendations for snorkeling, dive operators and restaurants.

This is a perfect location for people looking for a quiet week in a tropical paradise.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Address: 15/4 Moo 2 | Sairee, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Place Luxury Boutique Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Place consists of nine luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer you total privacy and complete relaxation. The resort nestles charmingly in the hills above Sairee, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, bars, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to savour the tranquillity and refreshing breeze that comes with being in the hills. ... more   less 
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