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Review of The Famous House

The Famous House
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The Famous House
Ranked #89 of 135 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

My partner and I stayed at Famous House over the NY period. Booking the room required direct email contact with the guesthouse as it was not linked to online booking sites. However this was not a problem at all as O (the contact person) was extremely helpful, quick to reply and spoke very good English.

We stayed in the red room, which is closest to the road so there was some noise from the passing traffic. Nonetheless the room was very tastefully and practically designed, and well maintained. To name a few things:

- There were enough shelves and places to hang clothes in the room and bathroom
- Ample supply of electric sockets fitted with international plugs
- Room cleaning service is available upon request, which makes it great for slightly longer stays
- The bed was very comfortable

One small tick that we encountered was that the water pressure for the shower was not fantastic. Apart from that the guesthouse is very close to Chalok Baan Kao beach (less than 10 minutes walk), is surrounded by lots of great restaurants, and the courtyard and pool makes a great place to relax in a serene garden surrounding.

Overall the Famous House gives great value for money, friendly and helpful service and a great ambience to end and start the day. We felt very much at home staying here and would definitely come back again!

Room Tip: Red room is closest to the main road
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Chalok Baan where the Famous House is located is a VERY small village. This accommodation, is a converted house, on the main road, so there is constant traffic noise.The rooms are fine, large, clean, and you can have air conditioned if you pay extra. Maybe if you occupy the full house with a group it would seem better, but it just seemed like there was no privacy, renting out the one room. The pool was small, and the house is in a very overgown, shaded area so mosquitoes are a problem. But the worst thing is the 6am rooster wake up call, followed by a dawn chorus. I wouldn't recommend this place unless you plan on being up and out first thing every morning. Not a very relaxing spot for a holiday! There are much better choices in Koh Tao

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We - my two teenage children and I - stayed here for almost three weeks over December and January whilst on a scuba diving holiday at nearby Buddha View Dive Resort. The accommodation was immaculate, cleaned regularly, tidy, snazzy, good decor and for meandering down to dive, an excellent location. The pool is small but wonderful, dragonflies drowy overhead,( its deep with steps down so possible to swim easily), with gorgeous plants, orchids dangling from every wire imaginable, butterflies wandering thru and the most cute cat, as well as a good area outside to share a glass of wine (or in our case a Terrys Chocolate Orange on Xmas Day!!) The only reason it doesnt get a 5 star ticket is the noise...not their fault but its next to the road and with it being Xmas/New Year and opposite the lovely Fishy's restaurant (pros and cons here 'cos that was also handy!) it was a bit noisy late into the night. I was in the Blue room - right next to the road - so it affected me, the other rooms much quieter. The other thing which would make a difference - with me being a Brit and all - is a kettle as there IS a fridge - to make a cuppa first thing. Or anytime!! So generally a beautiful location, friendly folk running it, very kind, always a smile, helpful and very clean. Will find some photos and add them..it was lovely, I would definitely stay here again.....

Room Tip: Blue room next to road = noisier in busy season, off season this wouldn't matter one jot!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Famous House
Address: 18/12, Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #89 of 135 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 3

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