We normally lurk on this website and scour through many of the reviews and pictures that the community has to offer but our recent experience at The Place warranted some words and our first post! We're a couple of "DINK's" and travel 3-4 times a year. We've stayed at some amazing places but I must say that the experience we had here likely topped most of our other fav spots. We were greeted by a couple of lovely ladies (Franzi and Bex) and from that moment in at the pier made us feel like we were royalty and were the only ones staying at The Place. They are committed to your privacy and are there for you in a drop of a text (from a cell phone they provide). The view was amazing from our room and we had complete privacy.
Pros: awesome view, close to town (more below), private, snacks and a toaster in the room, provided cell phone, beautiful room
Cons: only con we could come up with was the A/C in the room was ok if you were directly in front of it, but quite warm in the bathroom. It made it a little hard to get ready comfortably. But that is only nit-picking. A/C is right above the bed is sleeping was fine.
The hotel seems like a trek from Sairee at first, but once you walk it, it is really only 10 min. There is some steep steps right at the resort, and someone not mobile would have to cab it. It's really not that hard of a climb and we treated it like our only exercise all day, so no biggy. But you always have the phone and option to call the cab.
We only stayed 2 nights here and they made us feel so welcome. A truly wonderful place, we would highly recommend.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Place Luxury Boutique Villas Hotel Koh Tao