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Chalisa Villas
Ranked #6 of 79 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Perfect Villa,

Spent a week in total over Songkran. On arrival we were picked up from the pier, everything arranged for us. Belynda is fantastic, took very good care off us. The location is great, villa has everything you need and cleaned every day, easy place to rent motorcycle nearby. Was a perfect stay. Swimming pool was great fun to have and we made a BBQ one night. Bedrooms are really nice, was worth the money and would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed for a week and couldn't have asked for more. The villa was perfect - a short walk from all the action, spacious, spotless, a shop for essentials within a stone's throw and a great laundry place just down the road. Belynda and her staff went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, and it was fantastic to have a local phone for booking taxis / boat trips etc. Highly recommended, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Koh Tao and really enjoyed the Villa. Belynda was a great host and provided us with a phone so we could reach her at any time. We were 4 adult staying in the villa and there was plenty of space for all of us. The villa has two air con bedrooms and a large common area with Tv + kitchen area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We were 3 adults staying at Chalisa Villas and the accomodation was excellent. The location was 8 minutes walk from the town, but I would recommend taking a torch for night time. Everything you needed was supplied including a mobile phone should you need to contact Belynda or her agent for help. Whilst we were there we rented a motor bike and were advised of a local reputable company, even snorkelling equipment was provided, nothing was too much trouble. Our transfers to and from the ferry were arranged for us and also our onward tickets to Koh Samui. If we returned to Koh Tao we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank John L
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

A home away from home with impeccable and caring service. A short stroll from the riff raff and noise that allows you to unwind at the end of the day or after an evening in town. Relax with nibbles by the pool, with views of the surrounding hills in a quiet location with a real village feel.

Restaurants 5-10 minute walk or stay and order in breakfast/lunch/dinner from a number of fantastic local food delivery options. Fast, cheap and delicious!

The local mobile phone provided with credit immediately allowed us to ease our way into island life.

Open plan villa, large comfortable lounge, kitchen has cooking facilities with condiments also supplied.

Bedrooms good sized with hanging space for clothes in both.

Four sets of snorkelling gear supplied.

After observing other initial accommodation options while on Koh Tao, we are so grateful we found Chalisa Villas.

Thank you Belynda for your attentiveness and support that is so rare to find.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We were specifically looking for a quiet accommodation option when researching Koh Tao knowing that Koh Tao often attracts the back packer crowd and the younger diving types.

We started researching a year prior to our trip and Belynda was very accommodating and readily answered our questions not only about her accommodations but the island itself.

The villas are located about a 5 min walk from the main Sairee Beach nightlife. We found this ideal as we were close to all the action when we wanted to be yet far enough away that nights were exceptionally quiet.

The villas were as depicted on her website. The beds were extremely comfortable. The private cooling off pool was definitely a perk. The villas were equipped with two outdoor patio areas and 4 loungers. Ideal for two couples or a small family. The villa is equipped with the kitchen basics. We found the TV satellite options satisfactory. If you are watching too much TV you are not relaxing enough on you vacation. Wifi can be a little patchy at times but that an be attributed to bring higher up the hill.

A mini mart is literally around the corner from the villas for any last minute items. They also do laundry.

If you are not afraid to rent a scooter, this would be ideal as cheaper groceries can be found closer to Mae Haad. We opted to not rent a scooter although Belynda can provide you with recommendations on reliable businesses. We walked every day we were there. It will take approximately 30-35min to Mae Haad and about an hour to Chalok Bay. Traffic can be a little crazy so just be careful.

We cannot speak more highly of Belynda. She was always available to answer our questions. She provides a cellphone to use at no charge. For convenience there are numbers/menus for take out as well as the number for Mr Bear, her contact taxi driver. Belynda will help you make arrangements necessary to make your stay enjoyable. She not only helped us with a ferry booking and transport back to the pier but she also surprised me with a little birthday treat that was left in our fridge! She also introduced us to a couple restaurants we would never have gone to otherwise by taking us there. The types of restaurants that only locals would go to. Our favourite was First Somtum located in Mae Haad.

We would not hesitate to book this place again should we return to Koh Tao!! Although next time we would try and lure another couple to go with us so they could enjoy the beautiful surroundings of KohTao and all that Chalisa Villas have to offer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank tribsp
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

After viewing the comments on trip advisor we were not disappointed. From the pick up at the pier to the use of a mobile over the stay, the service was great. The villa itself was really tastefully decorated and spacious. The inclusion of the fruit hamper was also a really nice touch. There had been some confusion when booking as I had thought we were getting breakfast included, but this would be only minor fault. My partner and I really enjoyed having the stocked kitchen, and on a number of occasions bought back street food to eat in the lovely outdoor area. The highlight for me was the gorgeous plunge pool and sun loungers on which I wiled away many hours reading and relaxing. We also really appreciated the visit from the owner Belynda who was incredibly charming (as well as Winne who was really helpful). It's that level of personal touch that makes the difference between a good place and a great place.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chalisa Villas

Address: Sairee Village, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range: £55 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalisa Villas are a family-run establishment, hidden in an old coconut plantation amongst other homes and privately owned villas. We are a perfect retreat for couples, families or friends wanting to enjoy the tranquility of island life combined with spacious living at a reasonable price. Our resort consists of two holiday villas. Each villa has two bedrooms, kitchen, own private pool and out door patio providing a balance of comfort, luxury and style. ... more   less 

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