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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province

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Mark P
United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice but not perfect.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The location and cleanliness are the two primary reasons we feel we can recommend this property. Unfortunately we did have a hickup and that takes one star away.

We rented this home for two reasons, we didn't want to be in the middle of party town, it fits that block perfectly. The location is just far away from Sairee Beach town to make it easily walkable. We never once used a taxi, nor did we rent a moped. But we are big time hikers, so that may not work for others.

The second reason was because we desired a quiet place to work from, online. Sadly we can only take working vacations, so full internet is absolutely a must. This property's internet was non existent for us, and we discovered based on previous texts, from the cell phone provided to us from Nikki, others too. Had we known that when we arrived, we would have immediately purchased internet access from the provider on the island, that has very good wifi coverage on the island. We ended up having to go into one of the towns many restaurants to work, which took additional time away from our trekking.

They provided us a clean, as in cleaned everyday, home. The size was perfect and the bed is comfortable. It's a great quiet location. They provided us transportation to and from the ferry. This is a good touch, because taxis were in short supply during ferry departure times, we saw a lot of folks walking that couldn't get a taxi.

This property could easily accommodate two couples, at a reasonable price.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tom T
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We stayed December 26th 2013-January 4th 2014. If we come to Koh Tao again this is our first option.

Yes it's true what they say; the view is amazing. You have Koh Nang Yuan right in front of you, a picture often seen on photographs advertising Koh Tao.

We were 8 people and the villa was just perfect for us. Enough space and good beds to sleep in.

We did not want a hotel since we wanted to cook ourselves. Mostly we did just that but you could also order home delivery or eat out of course. Many good restaurants and are just minutes away with the motorcycle. A motorcycle is handy here, you can rent one at the bottom of the hill. The hill is very steep, I walked down and up again just for the exercise.

As I said, the villa is just minutes away from the huzzle and buzzle but up there you could not hear a thing even at new year's eve, so quiet.

Everything went well during the vacation, we were taken great care of daily by Nan (the maid, very nice lady) and the Pontus (the owner) also called to ask if everything is well. Practical arrangements before the trip also went well.

All and all a very good arrangement for a crowd like ours and cheaper than a hotel.

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SandraBA2...
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
“Beautiful view, swimming pool and very nice villa to stay with or without children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in January 2013

We spent a wonderful Christmas at Yoyo villa. We were three families with young children. We loved it and we are going to rent again the villa this next Christmas. The children too had a wonderful time and still talk about yoyo villa. The owners even organized the villa to be best suited for young children (for eg. by putting barriers for children). You need a transport for the beach and restaurants, but it's very easy to organize and the villa is so quite with such a beautiful view, that's we also enjoyed spending some time there by the beautiful pool. Excellent vacations and a very good and helpful service when we were there.

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Liked best: the view, swimming pool and quietness
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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JJSloc
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We spent 8 days at 'yo yo' house.....absolutely fantastic. Well designed house, great pool and deck. The view is really something special....amazing sunsets, wide open view of the ocean, and a a great look at nearby Koh Nang Yuan. Honestly, you could stay at the house all day and be content. The property manager, Nan, was great, offering help for tours, moped rentals, etc. Local cellphones provided during our stay were also quite nice. Should be noted that the house was on top of a very steep hill...less than 10 minutes to Sairee Beach on foot, but a concentrated effort back up. With taxis or moped, no problem. Along with the amazing view, the elevation provided relief from heat and bugs. Cool breezes on top, and no need for mosquito nets. Overall, truly a special place, highly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Satisfied”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Stayed at Best View with my family in September 2012. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. I've contacted the hosts, An and Pontus, by e-mail and they have been very helpful and prompt in our communications. Once we've arrived at Koh Tao, we were provided with cellphones and contacted the hosts again. We were guided through the process diligently by a representative and the hosts answered all the questions we had through phone to our definitive satisfaction. The payment process was worry-free and we were then checked into the beautiful property and started enjoying our stay in Koh Tao.

The villa is on a hill and does not fall short to its name: it definitely provides the best view among all the villas in Koh Tao. It has a tasteful view of the sea, nearby Koh Nangyuan island and further away, the coast of Thailand which shines at night. One thing to note is that some parts of the road on the hill is very steep, be careful when riding a moped.

A few notes: the villa is spacious, comfortable and clean. The furniture and accessories are complete. The area is quietly surrounded by vegetation and some beautiful birds, it will guarantee a good rest after a busy day/night of diving/partying. To get food you can order from a menu provided or get it yourself by going to the restaurants district. The most convenient way of getting around the island is by moped, once you have one you can go anywhere and don't need to rely on car rides. There is a good rental place just down the hill, on the way to the villa.

The checkout was quick and friendly, we were already missing the villa and Koh Tao when we boarded the truck for our drop off to the port. For many members of my family this villa has defined their experience in Koh Tao and their love for Koh Tao. When asked about their stay, the villa is actually the first thing that will come to their mind because of the such comfortable and enjoyable stay they had there.

This is definitely the villa I will choose to stay in when I come again to Koh Tao, it has met and surpassed our family's expectations in every aspect. This property deserves nothing lower than Perfect for all of its ratings from me.

reviewed and rated with love,
Edward

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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NYC
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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person found this review helpful
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Travelling group: Friends
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Bec G
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“Excellent!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I stayed at the Best View Villa for 6 nights after a week in Koh Samui. There were 7 people in the group in total and the house was definitely big enough to have your own space without feeling like you were living over the top of each other! We all had out own beautiful bedrooms with balcony access!

Where the house was situated was just amazing, beautiful views and far enough away to have your own piece and quiet! We used the same taxi driver each trip with the use of the phones supplied by the renters. Having the phone was a great help as it would have been very expensive to use our own phones on international roaming. If the phones weren't supplied I think it would've been harder to get around (bike hire would definitely be a good idea in that case), so the phones were very handy. When the phone ran out it was topped up promptly. We also had an issue with the hot water running out, which was fixed straight away, so the service and ability to look after us was outstanding!

2 of the group hired a scooter through advice from Nan and Mr. dam, they were well looked after by the bike hire place and thoroughly enjoyed their own independence!

I would definitely go back there and stay again! I have told so many people about how happy we all were and hope they get to experience what my friends and I did!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: How spacious the house was for 7 people and the overall cleanliness.
Liked least: Couldn't say.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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