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“Wonderful stay and walking distance from pier.”
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Ananda Villa
Ranked #16 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
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Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

During my stay at Ananda I stayed at least one night in the variety of lodging options provided by Ananda Villa--they can accomodate a variety of budgets. Just a ahort walk from the pier when you come off the boat. I would recommend lodging here for its professional and friendly staff, variety of lodging options and liked that it was not around the 'party scene' further up the hill though just a 15-20 min hilly walk to the bars etc. Their restaurant across the way was DELICIOUS!
Drop off Laundry service was also available
And internet was good too.

Option 1-- wooden budget bungalows which are not on the beach but just a short walk and located in the wooded area just beyond the main office. These were rustic but clean-- you need a flashlight if walking back to your place at night because it is not well lit and you might walk up to the wrong bungalow. :)

Option 2-- Balcony rooms which were a treat and easily accomodates 4 depending on bed selection. I liked these best as you are right on the beach and the rooms are well appointed and have AC.

Option 3- budget rooms essentially cement block rooms with a bathroom and shower. These were also on the beach but had no AC and just one fan which moves but is hardly enough to cool the room if there are two people.

The rooms in all styles were clean--harmless but annoying little ants trailed in and out of Option 3- so I put my pack up on the shelf.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

The hotel is in a good location, right on the beach front. Our room was on the 1st floor, was spacious and clean, however we asked to be moved to the room next door as it had a view straight out to the beach. The girl at reception was lovely and was happy to move us. Our stay included breakfast in the little restaurant across the path, was quite basic but nice. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: If you book ask for the end room on the 1st floor, I think it made all the difference.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Nice girl at the reception. Modern Hostel, confortable, clean, near the sea, but not possible to swim because of boats and dirty sea. WIFI, no breakfast, TV,fridge, good air conditioned, in the village of Mae Haad, in front of the best restaurant in the town, and at 3 minutes from the boat quay.
A little expensive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank levret33
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Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

This hotel was horrible and very expensive. The service was bad, the bed felt like a stone and there were a lot of ants. If you get a good deal and pay no more than 400 baht then it would be worthwhile but its dated and they charged too much, maybe because they are so close to pier... approach with caution.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Annerieke
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stayed for 2 days in the bungalow and for 3 in the room
The room and bathroom are very large. Equipped with air conditioning, fridge, TV, kettle with coffee and tea. I then had the good fortune to stay in that is closest to the beach. The convenience of the location is that a few meters away is everything you need, shops, restaurants, bike rental, and when you get off the ferry in a minute's walk you arrived. On the other hand is that you're on the pier and you hear the noise of the ferry from 7 am to 11 pm. To get a clean room you have to leave the key and say it. (Unusual).
The bungalows are more quiet but rather old and poorly furnished. When you get out and disconnect the key, also disconnect the power to the fridge!!!
The room deserves 1 ( or 2) more "star" than the bungalow.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank fast67
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Reviewed 15 July 2012 via mobile

Perfect boutique villa in the heart of Koh Tao.

With the very good Pranee's Kitchen across the road, this is a wonderful partnership.

Huge King sized bed (amazing pillows!), huge balcony (overlooking the sea).

Deserving a 5

Dr Alex

(:

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Alexbdx
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

stayed at ananda for 5 nights.We chose it because of its proximity to our dive school. the cottage we were in was comfortable and clean. The aircon was effective The main building also has rooms which looked nice( higher priced than cottages).The beach is a few meters.The hotel is 5 min walk from the pier. the 7-11 is nearby and taxis are easily available. For food Pranees kitchen just across is a very good option.
One of the "value for money" places to stay in mae haad.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 9/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao Island, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #16 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: £30 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ananda Villa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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