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Woodlawn Villas
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2013

We read the reviews on trip adviser and did expect a more friendly treatment at Woodlawn but when our front door would not open when we returned from dinner the Owner Luke was very emotional blaming me "you just arrived and already broke the entrance door" which was not meant in a funny way but came out quite aggressively.
Right next to the house pool construction was under way and nobody had warned us when we booked the place .
Although the house had three bathrooms only one shower at the time would deliver warm water.
We were 7 people staying and were advised Woodlawn could provide a very comfortable extra mattress for person number 7 we found it deflated several times through the night and eventually we looked somewhere else for an additional room. Having experienced Luke's irate behaviour we were not keen to mention the flat mattress.
We loved Ko Tao and will be back but not to Woodlawn villas and Luke.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

A beautiful little hideaway yet not far from everything . Secluded villas with kitchen area and balcony . Everything here is beautifully clean and the grounds really well tended . Luke and his team go out of their way to look after you . I loved it . Chalok bay is a short walk away with some lovely bars and restAurants . Try the tapas restaurant near the kick box gym ...tapas as good as I have ever had and rather large portions . Tukta for cheap amazing Thai food . You can easily stay here and not have a bike if you like walking but a bike for a day or do will get you to those secluded beaches. . Luke keep up the good work you have a gem .

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank brown269
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.

It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We do look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We had an absolutely great stay at a Garden Villa. The owners are lovely and help you at any time. You get a cellphone and many good recommendations for restaurants, snorkle trips and beaches. You also get a flashlight for the nights so cars and bikes can see you when you walk down the mainstreet to the restaurants.
To the closest beach you need about 10 min- and you can get fruits everywhere and you see a monkey.

The rooms are just perfect, very clean. You have everything you need there! A kitchen, bathroom, living room, dvd collection, a balcony where you can have your breakfast. You also get a list of food delivery services.

I would choose at any time again Woodlawn Villas! You just feel welcomed!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review.

It was great to meet you both and we are so pleased you had a lovely time at Woodlawn Villas and enjoyed the facilities and services we provide.

We do look forward to welcoming you to Koh Tao again in the future.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

We had a great stay at Woodlawn Villas, first we stayed in a Garden Villa which was very pleasant. It has everything you need and the extra touches are brilliant (like a mobile phone for you to order in food if you don't feel like going out & a selection of DVDs). Luke and Michelle are so friendly and helpful, when we first got there Luke recommended places to eat & to visit. It is within walking distance of beaches, a big supermarket, restaurants - we walked to Sairee (though only once due to the heat!), but you can hire mopeds from lots of places on Koh Tao or there are taxis so getting around is no problem. We left for a few days to stay in Sairee (closer to our diving course) and headed back to Woodlawn after - we were happy to get back to that side of the island! We stayed in a Garden Suite this time which was lovely, spacious and again had its own kitchen area and balcony. They are also building a swimming pool - we would definitely stay here again if we returned to Koh Tao!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found our recommendations useful.

It was lovely to meet you both and we do look forward to your return in the future.

Not long now and the swimming pool will be ready :-)

Take care and we wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

Woodlawn Villas

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Everything the other reviews says is true :-) The best thing about this place is the owners. Such informative, friendly and nice people who goes out of their way to help you and make your stay as comfortable as possible. On arrival they give you a map and tells you where to find amazing places, and a cellphone with numbers to restaurants who delivers on your door, as well as their own cellphone numbers. The owners (luke and michelle) is always available on the cellphone to help you, and they tell you so also. Clean and spacious villas! When we were supposed to leave the island, we got a problem. Even though we'd checked out, we went to find michelle or luke because we didn't know where else to go for help. Michelle helped us as good as she could, and she referred us to a travel agancy she knew could help us. And so they did, and everything worked out :-)

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we do look forward to accommodating you again in the future.

We wish you all the best.

Warmest Regards,

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Reviewed 14 December 2012

My Partner and I stayed in the the Woodlawn Villas in Early december for 2 nights. We were welcomed at reception by the ultra friendly owner Luke who was informative and friendly. The villas are spacious and clean and well equiped for long or short stays. The location is a five minute walk from a peaceful beach and I would highly reccomend Woodlawn villas to anyone going to Koh Tao. 5 star Bungalow and service.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodlawn Villas and we do look forward to accommodating you again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

We really enjoyed our stay in the Garden Villa at Woodlawn Villas. The bungalow has a small kitchen, a couch, TV with a small library of DVDs, air-condition bedroom and a bathroom (of course) with shower. It`s a bit away from the busy touristic areas, we liked it! We felt welcomed by the owners and would come here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your great review.

We are very happy to hear you had a lovely time at Woodlawn Villas and we look forward to accommodating you both again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: £23 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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