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La Ville View Guesthouse
Ranked #64 of 73 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Do not book this hotel..overbooking id standard”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We booked this hotel via Booking.com for 3 nights. On arrival we found reception deserted. I shouted up to a staff member who was upstairs cleaning. She shouted "Full Full." I replied we had a booking and produced my confirmation slip.
She came down but spoke little English and immediately went on the phone and said "5 minutes, manager come".
As we waited quite a few people popped in enquiring about availability to be told "no full".
Just then 2 young Canadian girls arrived also with a confirmed booking swiftly followed by a young Eastern European couple, again with a confirmed booking. The receptionist was now starting to laugh which obviously irritated us further. The manager arrived, looked at all 3 confirmation slips and said "wait 5 minutes" before disappearing off on his bike.
By now we lost count of the many travelers looking for accommodation and the island was obviously full.
While all 6 of us waited a couple who were staying there came down to complain that the electricity had gone off and not for the first time.
Just then the manager appeared again on his bike, looked at us from the street then sped away never to return. The receptionist also got on a bike and deserted us too.
During this waiting time I had gone one way while one of the Canadian girls went the other trying to find other accommodation. I also went on wifi to find the only availability was La Ville Guesthouse ironically saying ...last room!!!!
It was obvious we had no chance of finding rooms in Saree Beach and decided all 6 of us would share a taxi and head off back to the pier. It was now dark and we had been in this situation for over
5 hours. Eventually a travel agent charged us 500TB commission but at least found us a 2 bedroom bungalow, though way overpriced, which we shared with the girls.
This was only available for one night only so we decided to bring our plans forward and move on to Koh Phangan the next day.
However we could not reschedule our paid booking with Lomprayah as they were full so we had to book with another boat company. Even more money wasted.
DO NOT USE THIS GUESTHOUSE...it's not the first time they have done this.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

I booked this hotel 2 months before arrival on booking.com. Then I came to the hotel I was said that there is no room for us and all the rooms are full. I was told that there is a high season and if I pay pay 3 times more they can give me a room in another hotel. Also there was another two couples of tourists, peviously booked rooms, those also been rejected. I searched accomodation more than three hours, all hotels around at any prices was full. It was a miracle then I eventually find a bungalow at a remote beach. Never book this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

I ended up spending my first night on koh tao here after wandering around for a half hour or so looking for a room. They initially only had a room with 5 beds and after finding another solo traveller walking around they negotiated to give us the room at a reasonable rate for the night.

Room was clean and comfortable, bathroom was fine as well. Beds are a little stiff but average for Thai guest house standards. Wifi sucked but every bar restaurant has wifi so that's something you can work around.

Overall if you can get a good deal the place is clean and well situated to most dive shops and restaurants- 5 mins to the pier and easy access to water taxis as well- give it a shot- though there are better deals to be found if you do a little leg work.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: La Ville View Guesthouse
Address: 14/12 Moo1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #64 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
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