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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2013

From start to end the staff at The Place Luxury villas made use feel welcomed and nothing was too hard. Franzi and Bexs picked us up at the jetty and showed us around our villa in which they provided us with a welcome basket and mobile phone to use while we were on the island. We stayed in Villa 3 right near reception and the villa was lovely. The photos just do not do the place justice. If you want somewhere to get away and like your privacy then this is the place to go.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We booked an extended weekend at The Place on the back of a flyer from Tripadvisor. The reviews were so good that we wondered if we would be disappointed. Far from it. From the minute we arrived it was clear that we were going to have a special time. We arrived at Koh Tao on the ferry from Koh Samui - a 2 hour journey along calm seas watching the odd fish jump out of the deep blue water. On arriving at Koh Tao we were met at the quay side by Bex all smiles and genuine warmth. The ride to the villas is about 10 minutes. The final couple of hundred meters along a dirt road and up a steep drive that leads up to the reception area. The staff make such an amazing effort to make you feel very special. As we drove in they were lined up to welcome us. We were accompanied up to our villa by Bex and Franzine who seemed intent to ensure that no possible question would go unanswered. We had villa 1 (highly recommended). As we climbed the few steps to the villa we were completely bowled over by the sheer beauty of the view. The villa is built with its back to the hill and facing out across an expanse of Palm trees out to sea. The sky was crystal blue, the sea shimmering in the sun. As we were ushered into the villa I was struck by how well designed and furnished it was. There is a big bed facing the picture window that looks out on the pool and then the sea. In addition there is a cozy seating area for those siestas out of the heat of the sun and finally a fully equipped kitchenette area. Then the bathroom which is on split levels. The shower is in a wet room area designed to feel as if you are out in the jungle. No detail has been missed. Two basins, lots of space and good lighting. Bex and Franzine took their time explaining how everything works stressing at every point that they are a mere SMS or phone call away (a local cell phone is provided) should we need anything. We tested this and were delighted at every juncture. Bex organised a diving trip and one dinner for us. Plus multiple excellent tips for drinking holes, restaurants and spas. Over the three days we were there we hardly saw or heard anyone else. The villa is designed to provide maximum privacy. There were so many things that I loved but none more so than being able to relax (either in the pool or on the sun bed) looking out to sea and hearing nothing but the birds or rustle of the leaves. Bex, Franzine (and latterly Guy) all provided such amazing help all the way back on to the ferry to head home. We are already booked to return early in the new year. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to visit Koh Tao and stay at The Place make sure that you give yourself as many days as possible. This is somewhere that will live with you for a long time.

Room Tip: The Place only has five villas. Although we did not visit the others I have no doubt they are all eq...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Abdul L
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed in four great hotels in three weeks, and this was the jewel in the crown! The villa was sublime, beautiful view, gorgeous bathroom, fabulous plunge pool and pure privacy. From the moment we arrived Guy, Bex and Franzi looked after our every whim. If you want a pure chill then this literally is the place. We will be back

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

What to say that hasn't already been written; so I won't bore you with repetition.

This is a 'black Amex' experience. You feel part of a special club with immediate access to anything and everything on Koh Tao (and even Koh Samui too). Guy, Bex and Franzi are your concierges for the duration of your stay and nothing is too much trouble for them; want to try diving - booked, want a dinner reservation - confirmed with travel also arranged, want reminding where something is - sorted.

You are made to feel as if you are the only people that they are looking after.

It is a tribute to the team that this is the number one Place in Koh Tao. They work seriously hard to maintain their incredibly high standards and to continually look for ways to improve.

If you are considering booking, then do and add at least another night on too as there is seriously only one downside to The Place - you have to leave at some point!

I've marked the restaurant as excellent. Please note, there isn't a restuarant on site but (i) if you stay three nights or more then there is a basic hamper of food for your consumption (ii) there are two rings and a full kitchen to amuse yourselves with if so inclined and lastly (iii) you can always ask the team to arrange for Ed from Barracuda to come and cook for you.

Room Tip: There is no poor Villa; each are individual, private and have great views.
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1  Thank SLLushi
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The vieuw, the service, the villa, everything was great.
Perfect spot for romantic holiday, honeymoon etc. They really respect your privacy and the villa's are very private. Actually the villa is so comfortable that you have to motivate yourself to leave it for diving, diner etc.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sabrina G
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Place is just incredible. I am struggling to write this review really as all I can do is echo what every else has said. When we booked to go to Koh Tao for the 2nd week of our honeymoon, I found The Place on here and couldn't believe anywhere could be this good with zero negative reviews, but it is! We will probably never again stay anywhere with a better combination of fantastic location, amazing view, perfect privacy and quality service.
Bex and Franzi pick you up from and drop you off (free of charge) at the ferry port, they provide you with a phone (!!) pre-loaded with useful numbers, including theirs (with the advice that they are on call 24-7), set up massage beds on the balcony, book any excursions / diversions for you. Amazing. All villas have private pools which really are private! They have an entertainment system too with every film and tv show you can imagine, and your own PC!
If you are lucky enough to be staying for 3 nights or more (we stayed for 6!), you also get a hamper full of goodies.
It is a home from home. It took us all of about 10 minutes to relax into the villa and you could happily never leave your villa, but do! Koh Tao is a beautiful place and the bars, restaurants and shops are only a 10 minute walk away. The walk up to the villa is steep and it was so hot while we were there, but that makes the dip in the pool all the more enjoyable to cool down.
Bex and Guy have a fantastic set up here, they have clearly worked really hard to get to this stage and they deserve every success... they are still working hard! Any request is dealt with within 10 minutes. I also need to mention Franzi, who provides as good a service and Bex and Guy. You can text any of them at any point and they respond within seconds. The best service we've ever had anywhere in the world! We are just trying to work out when we can go back!
Thanks again to all The Place team, especially Guy, Bex and Franzi.

Room Tip: Villa 5 is incredible (the highest one) if you don't mind a few extra steps! Stay as long as pos...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We loved our entire trip to Thailand, starting with Chiang Mai, then to Koh Samui and ending with the Place.

We saved Koh Tao for the end of our trip, thinking it would be our more relaxed, stay in the hotel room part of the trip. Although we spent plenty of time exploring Koh Tao, it was very tough to leave our villa at the Place.

The villa, including the porch and pool was incredibly private. They give you menu's to three restaurants that provide delivery options free of charge. It was tough to beat a bottle of wine from the mini bar, food delivered right to the villa and a million dollar view.

I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a private, relaxing and romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: £146 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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