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Montalay Beach Resort
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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“Good for a night or two”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Only stayed 2 nights, but that was enough.
The hotel is nice but very secluded. Apart from the beach there isn't much else about! There's one very small shop that sells water but that's about it. I'd recommend buying a few bits from a shop at the Koh Tao port before arriving, especially as the restaurant here doesn't have much choice and is expensive!
The rooms are very big and clean, though when we arrived there was a strong sewer smell coming from the bathroom.
If you decide to stay here definitely get the air con room as the fan doesn't help cool you down at all.

The beach at the front of the hotel is really nice, quite private with only a few other people there at any time. The hotel offers a good price for diving and snorkelling gear!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We arrived to a lovely setting but were greeted by staff who wanted to fast track us to our room instead of telling us the essentials I.e. Wi-fi password, breakfast times and checkout times etc. The room was nice to start with and we left our bags and stuff in there and headed to the beach.

On returning to the room we found there was a fairly strong smell of drains. Being fairly practical minded we thought it may be that one of the drain traps had dried out so we put some water down each drain in a bid to stop the smell. After doing this we went out for tea leaving the balcony doors slightly open to let the smell out, hoping to return to a smell free room. We returned two hours later at 21.45 to find the smell was even worse. So much so that we could taste it! I went down to tell reception in the hope they'd sort it or at least move us to another room but reception was closed. The only personnel left was a bar man at the beach bar who couldn't help and wouldn't give any contact details for the hotel manager/caretaker as they'd be in bed. He told me we would just have to cope with it until reception opened in the morning. Would never stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

This is a dream come true, what a paradise, the bay is surrounded by the rain forest and the coral cove is perfect for snorking right off the beach amazing fish and corals...Stunning beauty both above and below the sea..

The hotel is perfect and so is the food and service, one of the prettiest places I have ever been; quiet and peacefull....

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Montalay Beach Resort
Address: 53 Moo 3, Tanote Bay, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Montalay Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Montalay Beach Resort is a small to medium size hotel, locate in the eastern part of Koh Tao (Turtle Island) called "Ao Tanote". It is a beautiful secluded bay and is a great place for snorkeling and diving. Ideal for families with children or couples to chill and relax. All rooms, cottages and suites are close to the beach and nestled amongst the trees. ... more   less 
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