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Captain Nemo Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 77 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Excellent quiet and friend hosts”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and wanted to stay more but unfortunately they were fully booked.

From the first email communication captain nemos were so friendly and informative. They met us at the pier with a smile and greeted us at the hostel with cold water.

Their recommendations for food erc were spot on.

The fact that they give you a wet bag and a beach towel to use whilst staying there shows how thoughtful the owners are.

We would definitely go back here again and our only advise is to book early and enough days to avoid disappointment of not being able to stay longer.

Thank you captain nemos for a great stay

Stayed March 2014
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for staying with us and to take the time to do this review. We are very proud to have been a part of your good souvenir of Koh tao. We really hope to see you again for new beautifull days on our small paradise
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

I stayed for three nights at Captain Nemo Guesthouse. Due to another cancelation i was able to book the room a few days in advanced via e-mail. After this fast and very helpfull contact i arrived in Koh Tao by ferry.

From the pier it is only a few meters to walk the hill up to the guesthouse. I was welcomed by Som and Ploy who showed me my room and gave me some advises about the island and restaurants nearby. My room was spacious, clean and equipped with a fridge, a/c and a deposit box.

Since Som is operating her own travel agency, she is your first contact for tours as well. I have booked a snorkeling trip around Koh Tao. She gave me another beach towel and a dry bag for my personal belongings. I was very keen about this, since other guesthouses will only forbid you to take their towels to the beach, without offering a solution for that.

To sum it up: This was one of the best stays on my trip to Thailand and this would be my recommendation for anybody who is looking for an affordable stay on Koh Tao.

All my best to Philippe, Som and Ploy!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Michael,

Thank you very much for this review about your stay with us. It's so easy to make people happy with just small things. Som and Ploy are always surprised to read how our guests enjoyed our small guesthouse, we actually just take care our guests the best as we can, it should be like this eveywhere. Fortunately Tripadvisor ïs a good way to "clean" the industry. Thank you again for staying with us and share your experience.
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Konstanz
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Me and my brother had a wonderful time in this guesthouse. The room where very clean and pretty nice (we had one with a window) and airconditioned :) I never saw one insect in the room which is very important for me. Philippe and his wife Som where so helpful when we needed advices what to do on the island and whot we shouldn't do. If I knew it I wouldn't have booked my trip back to Bangkok in advance but would have booked it with Som, because she also has a travel agency. Next time I will be smarter.
I defenately will come back next year and I am looking forward to it.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us this month.
Som and Ploy really appreciated you have made good comments about service and Cleaning.
We are waiting forward for welcoming you next year
Thank you also for being number 214 rating us "Excellent"
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome at Captain Nemos! Right from the moment we arrived we were greeted with extremely welcome cold towels and memories of our pretty "exciting" boat crossing were soon far behind. You get beach towels and a dry bag, Som sorted out our boat trip back to the mainland (getting us a refund on the old tickets to boot!!) when we found out the boat we'd booked on wasn't running, they sorted tickets for us, taxis and gave some excellent recommendations on where to eat.
As a couple that loves to do things independently we would normally explore for ourselves but Phillipe & Som gave us perfect recommendations and made the whole stay so easy and relaxed.

We were there for Xmas and couldn't have been made to feel more at home. Great place to stay on Koh Tao! Thanks so much you guys!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you for your review and we are really pleased that the both of you enjoyed your holidays with us for Chrismas. Having now owned the guesthouse for almost nine years it is so rewarding to have such nice feed back from our guests regarding their stay. All the best for this new year.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Overall Captain Nemo was just fantastic, the place was safe, uber clean, quiet (considering it was over New Year's), and very comfortable (slept just great). Before we arrived in Koh Tao, Phillip was very communicative about our reservation, and even before we booked, he always very prompt in his email correspondence.

Moreover, Phillip and Som were (are) two of the most honest and hospitable people on the whole island. They took their time to understand what we were hoping to do while on Koa Tao, and gave tips about where to go and where not to go. Our trip was very different than most people visiting Koa Tao, we were not looking to dive, we just wanted to explore the island, eat good food, and enjoy the warm sunshine. Since Captain Nemo is not on the beach and when Som heard we just wanted to hangout on a beach, she gave us recommendations (and directions) first thing. She made no qualms about the hotel's location, instead she provided immediate how-to.

As our stay wrapped at Captain Nemo wrapped up, my friend and I were looking to stay closer to the beach, and without asking any questions at all, both, Phillip and Som, helped us settle our next lodging and the necessary transportation. On top to of that, when Phillip found out we would be traveling through Bangkok he wrote us a lengthy email with many helpful tips and suggestions for navigating the city's various districts.

This kind of care and attention was totally unexpected and very much appreciated.
-Heidi

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear Heidi,
It’s a pleasure to read that you have had a wonderful holiday experience and that you were happy with the quality of facilities and services of Captain Nemo compared to other places. We hope to welcoming you back for a longer holiday break at our beautifull small island. Many thanks indeed for your positive feedback.
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The couple who own this hotel could not have been friendlier, they sorted train tickets back to Bangkok for us, along with sorting out 3 day-trips and a birthday dinner up in the mountains in a one of a kind restaurant we would never have known about if it wasn't for Som. The rooms are good value for money, fridge, safe, AIR CON (which if you're travelling is a luxury you would die for!) and great location. It's right next to the beach but if you carry on down to the left of the beach you find a secluded beach that is for a 5* hotel (they never check if you are residents and hand out free water!). I had my birthday on Koh Tao and Som bought flowers for me which is extremely hard to do on a little island. I can't wait to come back and visit her and her dog 'yoda'!

Highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
It’s a pleasure to read that you have had a wonderful holiday experience and that you were overwhelmed with the quality of facilities and services from Som. She was really happy to find theses flowers for your birthday and to book this romantic restaurant as well. We hope to welcoming you back for a longer holiday break at our beautifull small island. Many thanks indeed for your positive feedback.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

I cannot stress how much of a brilliant experience we had staying with Phillip and Som - the most honest and helpful people we met whilst away.
We made the terrible mistake of not booking accommodation prior to our stay in Koh Tao. When we approaches captain nemos, although Som did not have any rooms available, she recognised our distress at not being able to find a place to stay and helped us to arrange alternative accommodation. When a room became available at captain nemos, she notified us and we stayed for one night at their guesthouse. I have no negative comments about the room whatsoever, clean bright room, comfortable beds, nice bathroom and clean fresh towels.
Phillip and Som aim to please and we could not have made a better choice than to stay with them during out last night in Koh Tao, not only do they care about our experience in their accommodation, they care about our stay in general - constantly giving us tips and advice and booking our journey home with them.
Thank you Phillip and Som for your kindness, we hope to stay with you again.
Ella and Oliver

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philippe N, Owner at Captain Nemo Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear Ella and Oliver, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay here at Captain Nemo guesthouse and for your kind comments, We do care the same way everyone stays with us, whatever it's for a short or long time. Wereally pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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Property: Captain Nemo Guesthouse
Address: 9/37.38.39, Soi Post Office Mae Haad | Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5

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