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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Villa Paradise!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

When on our honeymoon last month we stayed at 3 different resorts and villas. However, when we are asked ‘how was honeymoon’ the only place my husband and I did not stop raving about was The Place!
There is not much that can be said about these sensational paradise villas that hasn’t been said in previous reviews but I will try my best to list all the wonderful things about it –
* Privacy – We were not interested in the party scene of Thailand but still have easy access to the shops and restaurants. The Place is a 10minute stroll down hill into town and a quick 200bhat taxi ride back (We tried walking up the hill once, that was enough!).
There are only 5 villas – a max of 10 people staying at any time! We barely saw two guests and that was fine by us!
* Private infinity pool – absolutely sensational! It is not just the size of a bathtub; it has a great depth, width and length.
Guy, Bex and Franzi respect that you might just want to be on your own so they give you a mobile to contact them whenever you need questions answered or your villa to be made up. The pool has a self cleaning system so no one needs to come in and disturb you.
* Scenery – The Place is situated at the top of a hill which is a struggle to walk but as soon as you enter your villa it makes it all worth while. The ocean views, abundance of coconut trees and dense greenery is just breathtaking. We rarely left our villa and just looked out to the view!
* Dining – during our stay there was no in house dining BUT there were menus from restaurants in town that free delivered. Bex and Franzi gave their recommendations and all the food we ordered was delicious. We simply used our resort mobile to order. If you want to cook yourself the villas have a kitchenette with all the cooking utensils you need – just go shopping at the 4P supermarket in town!
* Drinking water – my husband loved this! The kitchen has a standard tap but also a filtered drinking tap. This was very refreshing after constantly having to buy bottled water.
* In house entertainment – There is a flat screen in the room but it has no television channels so we were oblivious to world news for 5 days – wonderful! If you do want to catch up on current affairs you can always use the free wifi on your phone which was a good speed. Guy’s pride and joy is the media hard drive he compiled that contains over 1500 movies and television shows from Eddie Murphy’s Delirious to Cinema Paradiso.
All in all we felt the place was just perfect and we still talk about it every day!
If you’re jealous reading this, don’t waste any time and book with The Place now! We cannot wait to go back again!

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

I won't repeat what everyone else has said apart from to say I agree that the attention to detail, customer service, views etc are second to none. I also agree with the review below andt this is probably the best place I have ever stayed too.

I will mention the couple of small things which, whilst they did not detract from the overall experience, are the only tiny criticisms I have. Firstly the air con is not one of the latest models. It got cool enough to sleep in there but not ice cold as we experienced elsewhere in Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Also the door was a pain to lock. Took several minutes until you got to grips with it!

So was I close to knocking off a star? No! I would have given 6 stars if I could!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Stayed at The Place for our honeymoon for 6 nights in April. The villa was perfect and the staff and service were amazing and friendly. The views from the infinity pool were stunning. Would stay here again!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

The Place was amazing! My fiance and I came to The Place with high expectations and they exceeded them! Bex, Guy and Franzi are so welcoming and accommodating. RIght from when we stepped off the boat, they were there waiting to welcome us. The whole staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is fantastic. You can tell that they all genuinely care about their guests and want to make sure that you have the best stay possible. They are also very helpful with any questions about the Island or activities to plan. They helped plan our scuba diving, boat trips, and even gave us free snorkelling equipment to borrow. When you arrive they give you a cell phone to use which was super helpful.

The actually villas are just beautiful and super clean! Our villa was so private, it was absolutely perfect. The private pool was one of my favourite parts, and was a great way to escape the heat in the morning, afternoon, evening, whenever! The space was perfect and it was so nice to have our own kitchen to enjoy meals, snacks and fresh fruit.

The week we stayed here, we actually got married and it was just perfect. The Place offers many services that fit perfectly into our wedding day. For instance they offer private massages and personal chef that comes and cooks a meal right in the villa. We took advantage and had private massages on the balcony the morning of our ceremony, which was just awesome. For the actually ceremony we left and took a taxi to another private beach but to end off the night we had the private dinner on our balcony overlooking the sunset and we couldn't have pictured a better way to end our special day! The meal was absolutely delicious. When we returned from our ceremony, the staff had left flowers and a note on the counter saying that they wanted to help us celebrate and that there was a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge for us. It was so thoughtful.

Whether you are looking to elope or just want to escape and have a relaxing vacation, The Place is worth every penny and we are just hoping that we will have a chance to come back sometime in the future!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Place after reading through the reviews and I can gladly say it did not disappoint! They have thought of everything which meant you end up with the best experience possible. Everyone was super lovely and no request (not that you have to make any as they truly have thought of everything) is to big.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We stayed here as a couple at the end of March 2013 and it was as all the reviews say completely stunning and sheer luxury. We were met at the pier by a smiling bex and franzi which was so nice as when ur travelling thailand its always a bit hectic finding somewhere to stay etc and instead of touts trying to take u places to see our names was a welcome relief. The legend that is Mr Bear the taxi driver who gives discounted rates took us up to the place and our bags were carried to our Villa, We met Guy who was a great chap and showed us around the Villa with Franzi. We were so tired from travelling that i could of fainted with happiness when we saw the view and the whole Villa, Immediately felt at home and relaxed. We were given the mobile which has programmed numbers in it and it was so nice to know that if we needed anything we just had to ask. As if the villa wasn't stunning enough Guy, Bex and Franzi actually made the stay for us as they were so helpful and welcoming. We were worried that as we booked our stay in the middle of our 3 week trip the rest of the holiday would of been a let down but after 10 days travelling around it was great to charge the batteries and relax which spurred us on for the rest of our trip. We booked the experience of having a chef from local sea food restaurant cook for us on my birthday and it was quite simply the nicest 3 course meal of my life. The TV was great with thousands of films and music vids loaded onto it. What was the icing on the cake is when we checked out Bex and Franzi booked our ferry for us carried our bags onto the ferry and handed us our passes. It's these touches that make this place the best we have ever stayed and are ever likely to stay (until we come back) . With hotels the service starts at the door, with "the place" it starts when u arrive at the island. Worth every penny and wish Guy , Bex and Frazi all the luck for the future and we hope to see them again soon. Olly and Lydia

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

We finished off our holiday with 4 nights at The Place in April and we weren't disappointed.

We had been staying at another hotel and upon checking out were met by The Place owners Guy and Bex. From the moment they arrived to pick us up we were made to feel like proper VIPs. They took all our bags, gave us fresh bottles of cold water and led us to a luxury taxi ready to whisk us off!

Upon arrival at The Place we were shown to our villa and I don't think we've said wow so many times in the space of 5 mins before. They really have thought of everything. From the luxury bathroom, infinity pool, hard drive full of movies to a local mobile phone which allows you to have complete undisturbed privacy throughout your stay but allows you to have direct contact with them should you need anything at all.

The whole ethos at the Place (as you will read from many of the other reviews) is that they won't disturb you unless you want to be disturbed, and for us, this was exactly what we wanted. For the 4 days we were there it felt like it was just us and the sunset, no one else.

Just a note about the sunsets.......they are incredible and have to be seen to be believed.

During our stay nothing was too much trouble and it was this attention to detail that really sets The Place apart. Guy, Bex and Franzi could not have been more helpful and friendly, booking restaurants for us to giving recommendations of things to do around the island. They really do go the extra mile with everything.
We had left a camera charger at our last accommodation. We told them and the next day the charger was brought to us. This just sums up The Place, nothing is too much trouble.

If you, like us, are reading all the reviews on trip advisor and thinking "oh this place sounds too good to be true".....our advice would be to book and see for yourselves. It really is paradise and totally exceeds all expectations. It's just a shame we couldn't stay longer.

Thank you Guy, Bex and Franzi for making our first trip to Thailand and Koh Tao so memorable.


Ollie and Rebecca
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  • Stayed April 2013
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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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