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Villa Kantaraya, stunning private villa, sleeps 6, views out to Koh Samui, roof terrace
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Villa Kantaraya, stunning private villa, sleeps 6, views out to Koh Samui, roof terrace
small Jacuzzi plunge pool with excellent views little private sala slightly separate from the main villa
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28 reviews
Villa Kantaraya, stunning private villa, sleeps 6, views out to Koh Samui, roof terrace
small Jacuzzi plunge pool with excellent views
little private sala slightly separate from the main villa
master bedroom and balcony, has ensuite
living/dining/kitchen area with shower/bathroom just off it. doors on each side for ventilation/view
bedroom 2, leading up from kitchen and out onto roof terrace
3rd bedroom on a mezzanine level above master bedroom, shared bathroom, 2 singles
kitchen with moveable island
cooking area
back view ( the roof has since been renovated with thatch 2017)
older photo of master bedroom without mosquito net, shows bedroom 3 mezzanine level
master bedroom ensuite, has shower and bath (recently converted to all indoors 2017)
older photo of living area, steps up to bedroom 2 now has railings, curtains recently been changed
older photo of living area, cushions have had an upgrade since and curtains changed
bedroom 2 before new curtains and mosquito net
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province

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COBROKER1
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous,Tremendous Private Villa Near Chowluk Bay with Stunning Views of Shark Island and Tanote Bay”
Reviewed 15 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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Stayed at the Kantaraya this past week for 6 days and 5 nights. From the start everything went as planned, as my point of contact, Marek, confirmed my reservation, and met me at the pier upon my arrival, with a moped already rented for me.

Marek was very helpful providing places to go eat, things to do, viewpoints to see, during the day. He even had the maintance person, Ny, who lives behind the Villa, so to the store to get me dinner, since I arrived at almost 10pm.

Ny is on hand if you ever need him for any problems that arise at the Villa.

The Villa is tremendous 3 bedroom property with very open floor plan, and plenty of light. It is very private, and you are seperated by lots of trees from the neighboring big properties.

You can easily fit 7 people in the home. I enjoyed my stay very much.

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Notthing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Thank you very much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit us, the team has changed, Marek and Nyi have moved on but Villa Kantaraya is as great as it ever was.
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mmeave
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful place!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon and had such a great time! The place was amazing, but when we were told we were the last booking for the season it was obvious - beds put up, and a general air of the end of a busy season. But it's no surprise they were busy - the views were beautiful, the housekeeper was so helpful and friendly (he even got our laundry done for us!), and the trip to town was so quick.

Marek met us at the pier and brought us back to the villa so we didn't have to worry about finding our way there. He was extremely helpful when we arrived giving us recommendations of places to eat (Tukta is amazing!), the best places for tours, and even places to find craft beer on the island! And he provided us with a house cell phone to call cabs, set up appointments, or get in touch with him day or night.

The only problem we had was we couldn't get any hot water despite following the instructions left for us. Not so bad considering most days we came back pretty hot and sweaty after being in the sun all day but it's one of those things you don't realize you'll miss until it's gone!

Otherwise we loved how quiet and secluded Villa Kantaraya was, we loved the open floor plan, and the private pool, and we would definitely recommend it to others as a romantic location on an otherwise party and adventure island.

Thanks for making our honeymoon unforgettable!!!

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Liked best: The view and the private pool.
Liked least: no hot water in the shower!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Hi and thank you so much for your review. Its been a tough 2 years but we have now got the villa in perfect order, with a new roof, fresh lick of paint, rooms gleaming, ready to welcome back guests. Our team has changed but are still totally friendly and helpful! Come back and see us one day
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ccc03
london
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love everything about this place”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I stayed over Christmas and New year and had a great time. It was my second time staying at the Villa. I was greeted warmly by both yee and Marak and the help they provided during the stay was appreciated. I like the location, its peaceful but only a short journey of 5 mins to get to the main hubs on Koh Tao. Everything is well maintained and it is a very luxurious place to stay. I will 100% be back in the future.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your review and for coming back to stay at Villa Kantaraya. We are happy that you enjoy it so much and share your experiences so that others might be tempted!
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JoniAines...
Vihti, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awsome place”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Very nice place! but for two ppl its too big :D go with at least 4ppls. Selfphone signal is very bad in there and no wifi atm what was a litle dissapointment. And the road to villa is a bit tricky. Rent a scooter that has dirt tires. and wach out for speed bumps, you will scracth your scooter belly pretty sure. :D Thanks to marek for an good service and helpfull attidute.

- Joni & Nina - Finland

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. It's the first time anyone has said it is too big!! We are sorry you were disappointed about the lack of wifi. It does clearly state that there is none, however, as of recently, we have managed to sort that out and we are now a wifi villa!
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Tuva E
Troms, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Kantaraya”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had a very nice time staying at Villa Kantaraya.The view is amazing! Marek was very helpful with anything we needed, and gave some good advice on where to eat. The beach closest to the villa is so beautiful, and we even saw babysharks snorkelling. It is a bit of a walk to get there, but a little excercise doesnt hurt even if you're on vacation. The only tiny issue is that the villa is a bit far away from restaurants and the city centre, but we didnt rent scooters so I guess if you do that wont be an issue at all. We would definitely stay here again!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Hi and thank you for your review. Please do come back and see us, they've built a brand new road up to the top of our hill so next time you can rent a scooter!
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alexislai
Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great stay in Ko Tao”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Villa located at hill top. Day & night view is superb. Quiet environment, great facility & nice people too.

Quite a distance from Sairee Beach & traveling in and out from villa is very pricy.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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AshleighA...
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Villa”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

If you want to escape for a few days and totally relax then this is the place for you. This Villa is just as amazing in real life as the photos are. We know Koh Tao very well and had not been to this side of the island before and will return for sure. Views from the balcony for a sunset drink are amazing and if you wake early enough to watch the sunrise you can see it from your bed.

You can also sleep and see the stars from the skylight, and I don't know many places in the world where you can do that.

If you want to stay right near bars and nightlife then this probably isn't the place for you. It is a little out of the way and you will need to rent a motorbike or get a taxi there. Well worth it for the relaxation and privacy you will have!

I had the best two nights sleep there in my whole trip.

We found the food at nearby moondance bungalow down the hill some of the best Thai food on the island - along with a stunning swimming spot that you don't have to share with anyone else :)

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