This is the second time that we stayed at Casas del Sol, this time in the Villa of a Million Stars. The quality of the accommodations was as excellent as last year and we only have praise for Natalia, the manager, and her team, who respond quickly and efficiently, to any minor problem or request.
Compared with the Villa of the Green Palms where we stayed last year, the house was bigger, airier, with an even better view and with many more steps to climb! We all got our daily dose of cardiovascular exercise going up and down those cursed steps!
This year there was a serious water shortage in Koh Tao, so showers were brief but still hot and the air conditioning worked perfectly in the sultry heat.
Mr Bao and his team of drivers, Mr Mon and Mr Pon, took care of us when we were too exhausted to make the punishing 30 minute walk up from Sairee. Even though the taxi ride for 4 costs 400 baht, that is better than risking a serious accident on flimsy unreliable motorcycles (for only slightly less money per day).
We are already planning our return to Casas del Sol next year.........
If I had to make some suggestions to Natalia and Cristina to make Casas del Sol even better, it would be the following:
1) in the bigger houses, offering the possiblity of sleeping 6 or 8 people, even at a higher rate would be a distinct advantage.
2) provide the following items in addition to the current equipment: a draining board for drying crockery, an extra dishcloth, a hairdrier.
3)offer a grocery service on arrival for a limited range of preselected basic items for people to get started so they don't have to spend their first day in the local supermarket.
We loved our stay and plan to be back several times again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are four individually designed boutique villas that offer serviced accommodation in an ideal location of Koh Tao that is both central and convenient yet private and tranquil. Each villa features understated luxury with a modern tropical design that offers plenty of relaxation space in which to turn off, tune in and chill out. ... more less