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“Relaxing stay at Woodlawn Villas”
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Woodlawn Villas
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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18 reviews
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“Relaxing stay at Woodlawn Villas”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

We stayed at Woodlawn Villas for four nights and enjoyed every minute. We were efficiently met by a driver at the pier and were warmly welcomed by Luke and Michelle upon arrival. Luke provided us with detailed info about Koh Tao including some excellent recommendations for restaurants and beaches which we tried out and loved. We could walk everywhere from the villa and felt at home in the bungalow. They provide you with plenty of DVDs, a guide book and a Thai mobile phone which is excellent for ordering taxi's and take aways! The bungalow had a kitchen and included and a nice warm shower. We loved Koh Tao and got to explore most of the west coast which is beautiful. We would definitely recommend staying here when visiting the island.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review.

It was lovely to meet you both and an absolute pleasure to accommodate you during your holiday.

We are glad you found our local knowledge useful and enjoyed our recommendations.

We do hope you visit us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Luke and Michelle make your visit to Woodlawn enjoyable from the moment you step off the ferry onto Koh Tao.

If you are looking for a lazy stay at a romantic beachfront retreat, you should stay somewhere else. However, Woodlawn provides the ideal location from which to explore all that Koh Tao has to offer. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the beach on the South side of the island, but you can almost walk most anywhere on the island given enough effort and time. The accommodations are nice and reasonably priced, but the real differentiator is the customer service you receive from Luke and Michelle while you're guests at their property. Taxi transfers to/from the ferry, a thorough welcome briefing, restaurant recommendations - they provide it all! They even give you a cell phone you can use to call or text them with questions that come up throughout your stay.

Can't wait for the occassion to return to Woodlawn in the future!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your excellent review.

It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to accommodate you at Woodlawn Villas.

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during your holiday and appreciated the services we provide.

We do hope you visit us again in the future.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Moscow
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

I with my wife and 5-year old son stayed at Woodlawn villas in early August. Hosts, Luke and Michelle, is very nice guys. Luke gave us lots of useful tips about Koh Tao, some of which really have been very useful. We lived in Garden suite on the second floor quite big two storey villa whith a beautiful view on coconut grove and rock formations. Inside the house has a spacious fan living room with small kitchen and big fridge, A/C bedroom and large bathroom. All of them extremelly clean. Rooms cleaned every day, and every day staff placed 3 bottles of water in the fridge. Villa is situated in a quiet location just 10 minutes walk from the center of Chalok where lot of shops and food options and 15 minutes from the beach. Next to the villa there is a Aukotan supermarket, small fruit shop and laundry, which is very convenient. Luke gave us very good advice about the greate Tukta thai restaurant which is very close. Unfortunately, Chalok beach was not very suitable for swimming at this time of year, because the morning was low tide and the water shallow was not clear, so we went swimming to the Freedom beach, which is pretty far away, is about 20 minutes walk from Chalok in the heat over the mountain and narrow concrete bridges, but the beach is fantastic, empty and very shady. Also a 20-30 minute walk from the villa to the Hadtien beach (Shark bay), but it is better to go there early morning, as the road goes to the other side of the big hill mostly up. Go back is more easily, even afternoon, because the down the hill. Road to the beach pretty shady and starts right behind the Aukotan store. If you are traveling without children, I would suggest to rent a scooter, and then most destinations on the island will not be a problem, but I would not recommend to go to the northern parts of the island such Ao Luk, Ao Tanote and Mango bays, because the sandy dirty dangerous mountainous road. To visit this places, we took a 4 WD taxi which costs 400 baht and more one way. August was surprisingly dry month on Koh Tao, absolutely no mosquitos. The villa has an excellent location on the hillside, blown by the wind. I slept in the living room without air conditioning with the windows open and did not feel any discomfort. If I guess, Luke and Michelle began construction of a pool, which will be a great addition to the service. Also we seemed a little uncomfortable path directly to the villa, the concrete would have been better. But in any case, I can recommend the Woodlawn villas as a great place to stay on Koh Tao.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your excellent review!

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed you holiday at Woodlawn Villas.

It was so lovely to meet you and thank you very much for the lovely gift you gave us, the russian dolls, they are wonderful!!

We will begin work on the resort pool in 2013 and it will be ready for guests to use from the 1st April 2013 onwards. Fortunately do to its location this will not disturb any guests during their stay.

We have noted your comments in regards to the path leading up to the Garden Suites and you will pleased to know that we are in the process of concreting that path.

We had already done so for the Garden Villas and the Twilight Villa.

We do hope you visit us again in the future, we wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We had 4 lovely nights in this quiet resort, total relaxation! Upon arrival at Koh Tao harbour we were promptly greeted by a driver who efficiently got us away from the crowds to the quieter south of the islands in a transfer that takes no more than 10 minutes.

We were met by Luke who showed us the villa and gave us a huge amount of information about the location. Both Luke and Michelle answered our every need and suggested some cracking local restaurants!

The Villa itself was spotlessly clean, traditional in appearance and well appointed. We particularly liked the dvd collection and guest mobile phone. (very useful for ordering in fantastic cheap breakfasts)

We were using Koh Tao as a complete chill out before the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and returning to the UK. Woodlawn villa's was perfect for this. Excellent Beaches within a 10 minute stroll - We liked Freedom Beach and Chalok. We also took up the option to go snorkelling with Roeland. Highly recommended experience, especially if you can split the cost of the boat with other groups/coupes!

Restaurants much like several areas in Asia did stop serving food around 8.30pm so you do need to be heading out before then. We enjoyed the Pizza/Fish Restaurant (on Stilts) at far right end of Chalok Beach, We also had a superb Thai Meal, extremely good value just 5 minutes walk (right) from Woodlawn villas.

We would definitely recommend Woodlawn Villas and wouldn't think twice about going back should we return to Koh Tao. Thank you to Luke and Michelle for all your helpful advice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your excellent review.

It was lovely to meet you both and an absolute pleasure to accommodate you during your holiday before heading back to the UK.

We are happy to hear that you found our local knowledge useful and the mobile phone too :-)

We are so pleased you found your stay with us relaxing and enjoyed the snorkelling trip with Roland.

The pictures you have posted are great, Chalok Bay and Freedom Beach are absolutely gorgeous!

We look forward to accommodating you both again in the future and wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

If you're looking for a quiet spot which is close enough to the action but not too close, this is the place to be.

I stayed for 7 nights in August 2012. I needed to decompress and this was the place to do it.

  • Stayed August 2012
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your lovely review.

It was a pleasure to accommodate you during your holiday and we are so happy that you found it a relaxing stay.

We do hope you will visit us again.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Woodlawn especially thanks to Luke who was extremely helpful in organizing our trip around the island. We liked our suite a lot and felt like all the added value of staying there made it really worth it,

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your excellent review.

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday at Woodlawn Villas and the snorkelling trip with Roland.

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to accommodating you again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

as a young (ish) couple travelling thailand we have spent a fair amount of time in the hussell and bussell of the towns so we wanted somewhere we could escape all that and have a touch of home to rest and relax. Woodlawns villas was just perfect. clean, tidy, peaceful and the staff and owners were outstanding. they were always on hand to assist us, providing us with local information and even a cell phone with local numbers. If you want to go and explore i wouls suggest getting a bike but you are in walking distance to the beach and the supermarket. I would 100% stay there again. thank you so much for a restful stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thank you for your excellent review.

It was lovely to meet you both and accommodate you during your holiday.

We are so pleased to hear you found your stay so peaceful and relaxing.

It is our pleasure to share our local knowledge with guests so they get the most out of their time on the island.

We would love to see you both here again in the future.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas
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Property: Woodlawn Villas
Address: 11/50 Moo 3, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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 #11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woodlawn Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodlawn Villas resort is located in Chalok Baan Khao. Guests can choose from a 240m2 Family Villa with Pool View, two 70m2 Garden Suites, three 36m2 Garden Villas and twelve new 30m2 Superior Double Rooms with Balcony. All accommodation has access to the resort swimming pool, set within two acres of coconut palms, tropical gardens and manicured lawns. Our location is just a minutes walk to the local supermarket, 2 minutes walk to restaurants/cafes, dive shops, yoga, massage, pharmacy and 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach. Each room includes a complete information pack highlighting activities, restaurants and places to visit whilst on the island. The atmosphere at Woodlawn Villas is friendly, fun and relaxing. We look forward to accommodating you on Koh Tao. ... more   less 
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