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Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Had six beautiful nights feeling like the rich and famous at villa of the rising sun. So much room tastefully decorated and spectacular views! Nat was so helpful and gave us lots of tips on the local area. THANKYOU for a little slice of heaven!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for your review. :-)
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Villa of the Rising Sun - even better that you felt like the rich and famous while staying there. :-)
We look forward to welcome you back.
Best wishes.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed in Villa of the Rising Sun and it was even more breathtaking than the photos! More space than we knew what to do with. The drive up to the villa is even impressive, through palm tree plantations and to the top of a hill. Natalia was fantastic and gave us really great recommendations from where to rent scooters to the best bars and restaurants in town. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are very happy to know that we exceeded your expectations. :-)
We hope to see you back here in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at house of the rising sun and had the best relaxing days ever! I highly recommend Casas del Sol, but tell only your best friends... Thank you Natalia for a great stay we will be back!
Jesper and Lina

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for your review. :-)
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Villa of the Rising Sun. We look forward to welcome you back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

You will not be disappointed if you book Casas Del Sol. The view and villa are amazing we stayed in the Villa of the Rising Sun and it was spectacular! Both Natalie and Christina were wonderful. On Christina's advice we hired a motorbike from town for 150 baht per day and had no problems. We also ate at the fizz bar in Sairee on her recommendation and it was delicious. Surprisingly Koh Tao had the most wonderful food we have eaten in Thailand. I would also recommend Taranto pizzeria and Zanzi bar (which is one of the companies that deliver to the villas). The view from our villa was incredible, a photo cannot do it justice. When we explored the island by bike we didn't come across a hotel that was maintained as well as Cas Del Sol and if we return to Koh Tao I wouldn't think of staying any where else.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for your review.
We love to know that you think that our villas are the best place to stay on Koh Tao! :-)
We look forward to welcome you back in the future!
Best wishes,
Christina & Natalia :-)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Perched near the top of a hill overlooking the main beach on Ko Tao, the Villa of a Million Stars lived up to its billing from the first moment to the last. Turning off the main road connecting all the settlements along the western side of the island, your breath is taken away by the steep incline of the lane leading to the villas. Expertly negotiated by our friendly driver, one is overwhelmed by the vegetation and the sense of being immersed by nature. It's colours, sounds, smells envelope you and in an instance you leave behind all the baggage of your daily lives.
The driver drops you at the stairs that lead to the villas where you are meet by the staff....who guide you to the villa. The stairs from the drop off point to the villa are not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort. Once the door to the villa is opened you enter an extremely well appointed living area that leads on to a kitchen and dining area. Ones first impression is a sense of space and coolness and an interior that reflects the obvious pleasure that the person who designed it derived from creating such a sanctuary.
The helpful staff showed us around the villa. Off the main living area via a flight of broad stone stairs are two bedrooms with on suite bathrooms. The stairs separating the bedrooms afford you the right amount of privacy and space. The beds were firm, pillows plentiful and the bedding clean and crisp.
As with all bathrooms on Islands in developing nations, leeway must be afforded when it comes water pressure. Having said that bathrooms are more than adequate again with the same attention to detail that is seen throughout the villa.
While the villa is wonderfully appointed and luxurious in its finish. The vista from the terrace is simply superb. Waking up each morning to be meet by a stunning view of the beach, the rest of the visible island and Ko Phangan to the south. The ocean and the mainland to west is truly breathtaking and will stay long in the memory.
As with most things in this life, views of this stunning nature, require a bit of sacrifice and effort when it comes to accessing them. But the effort is reward tenfold both during the day and at night.
During our stay, the Property Manager Natalia was very ill and bedridden, yet she still managed to see to all of our needs through her staff. We were never left wanting for anything.
As you can tell, we LOVED the place. We were comparing diaries before we had even left about when we would be able to come back and stay again. True story.

Thanks Natalia for everything, we hope to meet you properly when next we stay. Angel + Derek.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience at Casas del Sol.
Yes, we also believe that the experience of staying at our villas on Koh Tao is a sensory experience; the comfort of the villa, the space, the surrounding island nature, the views and the peace.
We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time at the villa and on Koh Tao and we look forward to welcome you back in the future.
Best wishes!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I had just got back from 4 day 3 night trip in the Villa of the full moon, yesterday. We have been travelling a lot last year...We went to almost every Island in Thailand and only stayed at 4 ½ - 5 star hotels...Ko Tao didn't impress us much but Casa Del Sol..definitely. Even though, it claimed itself as self-catered villa, Natalia had done things beyond our expectations and we cannot thanks her enough for her generosity and service.

The view from Villa of the full moon is the highlight of our trip. The Villa is almost a perfect 10 to us. I don’t know about the other villas but the Villa of the full moon is a state of art in my opinion. The only down fall for the villa is the road. It is quite small, steep and far from restaurant and beaches, you need to rent a bike or quad for travelling. It would be a lot better if it can offer a shuttle bus since the taxi in Ko Tao is extremely expensive. However, it is still considered not as steep as other part of Ko Tao. The villa itself I would give a 5-star without hesitation.

We had a bike accident during our trip but not from the way to and from the villa. We have to stay in the room almost all day on the last day but it didn’t bother us at all! We love love love Casa del sol. The villa looks much better than photos on the website. (There is a lot of Island hotel in Thailand where the photo is overstated) Ko Tao didn’t attract us enough to go back but we definitely will next year just to stay at the Villa again. It is that good! Don’t hesitate to book!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Thank you for your review. :-)
I'm happy that Casas del Sol impressed you! Although it is a shame that you didn't enjoy Koh Tao as much - it is a very unique and charming island that might not be for everyone, which is why we always encourage guests to research as much as possible to ensure that Koh Tao is an ideal destination for them. However I understand that sometimes we need to experience the place to fully appreciate it and see if it is for us or not.
Yes, we are self-catered villas, however we do like to add some additional services to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.
We do ensure in the introductory email before guests book with us and on our website that we highly recommend that guests rent a bike or quad-bike when staying with us for ease of access to our villas and to explore the island. This is one of the reasons why we call ourselves self-catered villas as we do not offer shuttle services around the island. Our villas are designed for independent guests who wish to enjoy luxury home comforts and privacy.
We are happy to know that you would love to come back to stay with us and we look forward to welcome you! :-)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Had an amazing stay at the Villa of a Million Stars with my husband in March. We stayed for 5 nights and felt at home straight away and really sad to leave. If the villa was available we would have stayed a few more nights. The villa looks exactly like it does on the website, with a stunning view and gorgeous interior design. We'll definitely stay again.

There was only one small area for improvement that we could think of (but nothing serious!). Some black-out blinds in the bedrooms (or even just dark coloured blinds instead of pale) would be helpful - after rolling into bed at 2am after drinks in Sairee it was a shock to wake up each morning with the sunrise streaming into the room at 6am (we're not morning people...).

See you in 2015 Natalia!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Thank you for your review.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed the villa so much that you would have liked to extend your stay with us!
The bamboo blinds block out light adequately in the bedrooms, however although blackout blinds is a feature that might be common in Europe it is never seen throughout tropical Thailand. Of course this all comes down to personal preference. :-)
Best wishes and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Property: Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas
Address: PO Box 70, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand (Formerly Casas del Sol)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are five individually designed boutique villas that offer self-catered 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 

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