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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We recently stayed at the Place for four nights. All previous expectations from the previous ratings were at least met, rather exceeded! The villas (in our case Villa 5) offer spectacular views over the ocean with comfortable sunbeds on the terrace. Everything about the stay is well considered. You are given a mobile phone on arrival that you can use to contact the team or to call their taxi driver, who is always friendly and extremely reliable.
Most of the facts have previously been written on the other reviews so there is not much to add.

I would just recommend you book right now and check it out yourself.. ;-))

Room Tip: Well, we did not see other rooms, but Villa 5 was perfect for us and seemed to be the most secluded...
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

What a truly wonderful experience. Our stay at The Place villa 2 was the highlight of our month. The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

The villa was beautiful, with wonderful panoramic views to the sea and as it was west facing the sunsets were spectacular, especially when watched from the privacy of our own infinity pool. The villa afforded total privacy and was very peaceful so we could completely relax.

The furnishings and decor were perfect for the settings. Floor to ceiling glass doors allowed us to wake up and lie and watch the ocean from our bed. We especially loved the outdoor style bathroom!

What struck us most was how every detail had been thought through and every amenity provided for, from a personal villa phone to a fully equipped kitchen. A directory was also provided with all the information on island activities, dining and entertainment. The choice of TV and movies was great!

A massive thank you to all the staff at The Place for making sure we had a truly unforgettable stay. We will be back!

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1  Thank UkTravelBunny
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This must be the best place to stay on Koh Tao! The wonderful view, beautiful villa and surroundings and amazing staff make this one of the best places we ever stayed. The dinner options the suggested restaurants can bring up to the villa for you are great, but you should really let mister Bear take you down the hill and try The Gallery, which had some of the best chicken cashew we ever had for a good price (ask the staff to make a reservation for you, it's popular!). And you should also try Baracuda (same here with the reservation). If we even go back to Koh Tao, we will visit The Place again, for sure :-)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cynthia1980
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Up in the mountain the villas are secluded and offer unexpected privacy.

The owners pay lots of attention to detail, i.e. providing a flash light, a complementary mobile phone with Thai SIM card, first aid kit aso. aso. Even if you might encounter little noise due to construction work around they immediately text you apologizing for the "inconvenience".

If you do not require room service no one will disturb you and you can enjoy incredible silence.
The villa provides everything you need to relax and cook whenever and whatever you want. Ice cubes in the frozer are ready to chill your drinks.
By scooter it takes 1 minute to get down to the center and get local and/or international ingredients.
By walk around 10-12 minutes.

Nevertheless: the pool on the terace, just gorgeous!

Our genuine compliments to the owners and your staff: living in Asia for many years we exactly know how hard it is to be successfull here. You made it!

If we have to mention sth. we disliked:

Nespresso capsule machine does not fit at all in an eco-friendly concept.

K&M

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank madmadz_sh
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Absolutely amazing, my girlfriend and I stayed there for 6 days over Easter and we had an absolutely wonderful time. Franzi, Guy and Bex are great and will go out of their way to help you any way they can. They give you a mobile phone when you rock up with their numbers and the number of "Mr Bear" their taxi drive and you can message then or call at any time. They will organize anything you want and suggest all the best bits of the island. Want a head chef from one of the restaurants to come and cook for you ? they will organised it. Massage on the deck of your private villa ? when is the best time for you. The personal touch is amazing, pick up from the dock and walked to your villa explaining all you need, the personal messages during the day on your phone seeing how things are going. Everything makes this the best place i have ever stayed.
Stay here, you will no regret it.

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1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

'The Place' is a beautiful boutique resort where you are treated as though you are the only ones there. Franzi, Guy and Bex are lovely and will go out of their way to help you out.

The attention to detail is phenomenal! The villas each have universal sockets throughout with more than you could use. They also have a media box with heaps of movies, a computer, free wifi, a welcome hamper, sound system, a nespresso machine and even a name on your door which you can take home with you!

The villas themselves are beautiful and have been really well thought out. The bathroom is like a greenhouse and has an Eco feel to it. The pool is absolutely divine and is wonderful to come back to at the end of a night!

'The Place' is a bit out of the way but the stunning views more than make up for it! You can walk into the main town but it's quite a steep return, especially in the heat. Fortunately, 'The Place' hooks you up with an affordable and friendly taxi driver and a mobile phone to call Mr Bear from all over the island.

'The Place' is an exceptional place to stay! I would love to go back again! Thank you so much Franzi, Guy and Bex for taking such good care of us!

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1  Thank Samwllee
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in April 2014 for 4 nights during Thai New Year.

The place is in a magical location in the hills overlooking the town of Sairee. The staff and service is excellent, nothing was too much trouble!

Receiving a phone on arrival helped us greatly. We could easily call "Mr Bear" for a taxi to take us anywhere we wanted, normally though it was just a taxi to take us back to the place after some dinner and drinks!

I highly recommend the place to anyone travelling to Koh Tao!

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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
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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