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“The Place is the place to be!”

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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2014

WOW! WOW! WOW! The Place is absolutely AMAZING! The best place we have ever stayed! Guy, Bex, Franzi and all of The Place Team are so lovely, friendly and very helpful! From the moment Bex, Franzi and Mr Bear met us we had such a warm, lovely welcome! The villa is absolute luxury, the infinity pool and view is stunning! Simply paradise! So private and relaxing! They have thought of everything at The Place! The attention to detail is fantastic! We are so impressed! Words cannot describe how fantastic The Place is! For anyone considering booking, book now you will love it, just like we do! We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone at The Place for a fantastic stay! We will look forward to visiting again soon! Lots of love Jo & Heather xxx

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

If you're thinking of staying here...do it!

We've just returned from a 5 night stay at The Place and our only complaint is that we didn't stay for longer! Bex, Franzi and the team were absolutely wonderful hosts; helpful, attentive and full of local knowledge & tips...and always with a big smile on their faces.

As for the villas (we were in no. 1), it's not just that they are spacious, comfortable & completely private, but they have been beautifully put together with every little detail thought about. And outside, the private infinity pool would be impressive enough but throw in the incredible view and gorgeous sunsets and it really is paradise.

Yes, it's a bit of a walk down into Sairee village, but to be honest it just means that you get the best of both worlds; you can enjoy the great restaurants and bars in the village, then retreat to the idyllic peace & quiet of the villa.

A massive thanks to everyone at The Place for such a fantastic stay, I really hope we can return one day...and I'm sure we will!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Ah The Place....What can we say? "Ahhhhh" pretty much sums it up. From the moment we got off the boat at the marina Bex, Franzi and Guy couldn't do enough. They had cold water, our bags in hand, the most efficient taxi dude on the island (one Mr Bear) and all we could do was follow. My partner's only complaint was it should have been a beer instead of a water ;) The team were attentive the entire stay, right to the end, they even bought an eski (coolbox) for us to use when our friends came over to meet us for a day trip out on a tax boat!

Our villa was incredible! We'd just come off a week of luxury in a private beach front villa with friends and family to celebrate our wedding in Koh Samui so this luxurious little beauty wasn't just us being over excited, it was actually stunning. And just what we needed after a week with our troops. Housecleaning doesn't get done unless you request it and the minibar is only restocked upon your request as well giving you complete privacy if that's what you desire.
We had local restaurants deliver to us a few times, there was a little kitchenette for those who want utter seclusion and the minibar was so perfect at really great prices, it made our peaceful breakfasts on the balcony sipping coffee and later watching the sunset from our private pool sipping a delicious prosecco or G&T so easy. Once we'd showered in the beautiful glass roofed, seemingly outdoor rain shower we'd call the Taxi man Mr Bear from the free mobile they gave us and he'd whiz up the hill to get us and we'd head off somewhere for a delicious meal.

For those lazy evenings or an afternoon in to the escape the heat, the air-conditioned villas have a really extensive array of movies, TV shows, documentaries and music which you can watch from your four poster bed as well as beanbags and sun loungers on the decking to veg out on and read a book. It is the perfect place to be if you just want to chill or even if you want a fun filled holiday with somewhere relaxing to retreat to at the end of a packed out day.

Spending our honeymoon there was pure bliss, we actually didn't want to leave. What an amazing job Bex, Guy and Franzi have done along with their team. The Place truly is the place to be in Koh Tao! !00% recommend it to anyone, we'll be back there for sure!

Room Tip: We stayed in villa 4, it was the best!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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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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3  Thank Lisa K
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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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1  Thank Julie699
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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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3  Thank jskendzel
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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: £154 - £180 (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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