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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I love the place...called "The Place"”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

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.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Private luxury villa, complete with your own sun deck, infinity pool and THAT view, nothing but blues skies, coconut trees and beautiful Sairee beach. Privacy, luxury and tranquility aside it’s really Guy, Bex, Franzi and the rest of the team at The Place that make your stay. It’s the personal touches, thoughtfulness and willingness to make your holiday really special that stands out for me. Guy and Bex have thought of everything, I have honestly never stayed anywhere quite like it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Once you have booked The Place you can happily anticipate your stay there. It's website and reviews are fantastic but the experience itself is even better. At The Place Guy, Bex and Franzi, along with their staff do the very best in all ways for every couple providing a private, personal and unforgettable experience of paradise. Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

First, this review is long overdue! My wife and I traveled to Koh Tao in August, 2013. We selected The Place based on reviews from TripAdvisor but also were very impressed with the prompt responses from Guy via email.

This property was the highlight of our trip throughout Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Guy, Bex, and Franzi have just done an amazing job paying attention to every little detail--they have taken the best elements of a vacation and made it all possible at the Place. From picking us up at the dock to the carved placard with our names on it to the Nespresso machine and the complimentary cell phone with all of their numbers on speed dial--they have though of it all! The rooms are very clean with a large movie selection. There was some food and eggs provided and we enjoyed cooking breakfast and other meals in privacy. The staff don't bother you unless you ask them a question and we really appreciated that. Best of all, when we did ask their advice it was very helpful. A recommendation for dinner at the Gallery was perfect, as was the suggestion to rent a long boat taxi for the day and take it around the island (of course The Place provided us with a mask and snorkel).

Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. I really can't say enough about the villas and especially the staff. Well done all around and we hope to return sometime soon! Thanks guys!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed for five nights after a hectic few days on Koh Samui and loved the solitude, comfort and genuinely fabulous service and surroundings. Guy, Bex and Franzi could not do enough for us, but most of it was already done when we arrived. There was very little / nothing they had not thought of, so the stay was as close to perfect as I can remember anywhere. Thank you again guys, Laurence & Nneka

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed 12 nights at The Place Sairee Hills during January 2014. From the time we arrived at Mae Haad Pier where we were greeted by Guy, Bex Franzi and Mr Bear, we had the most amazing holiday. The villas are beautiful and have everything you need. We loved everything about the villa with its infinity pool and the stunning view. The services provided by The Place were outstanding, they arranged everything for us - speedboat trip around the island with Goodtime adventures, massages at our villa by wonderful masseuses of Spa Aurori, special 40th birthday meal at The Viewpoint, tickets for Muay Thai boxing and snorkelling equipment which is a must do on the beautiful island of Koh Tao with its stunning beaches and crystal clear water. We would like to say a huge thank you to Guy, Bex and all the staff for making our stay a wonderful experience and an extra special message of thanks for Franzi as she is an absolute angel. We would really love to come back one day and highly recommend to anyone visiting Koh Tao.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The Place for 6 nights on our honeymoon in Jan/Feb 2014 and it was every bit amazing as everyone says. The staff were fantastic. Always helpful. Going the extra mile. The villas are set up with everything you could possibly need. Its a decent hike up a hill but that didn't bother us. The view from the villas was worth it. My only tiny criticism is that I found the villas at times a bit dark and could have done with stronger lighting but that is nit picking - it was a superb stay. Take note that breakfast isn't included.

Stayed February 2014, 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
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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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