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Koh Tao Cabana
Ranked #20 of 157 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Reviewed 17 November 2010

Our family stayed at Koh Tao Cabana for 4 days at the end of October. The staff were wonderful, happy and helpful in all our dealings with them. They went out of their way to help us out on every occasion. Our room (Cabana 2) was lovely with ocean views and fairly kid friendly compared to others we stayed at in Thailand. There's no swimming pool but the beach at the front is so beautiful that it doesn't matter. We had a fantastic stay here and we'll defiantly return when we're next in Koh Tao.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

Koh Tao Cabana was lovely. the food was excellent as were the rooms, views and the service from the staff. We dived at the Coral Grand dive school which was a 5 minute wander along the beach. There is no pool but the sea was accessible and my family including a 9 year old enjoyed playing in the sand, swimming and snorkelling in the sea.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

I went with to Thailand with my mom and therefore could not stay in backpackers type of accommodation as I would if I went alone or with friends. At the same time I did not want to stay in a luxury resort. Koh Tao Cabana was the perfect compromise. It's a heaven on earth. It was beautiful, different then any places I've been to, lovely people and the cottages in the trees were just amazing, I loved the little climb we have to do getting to our cottage. It's worth paying a little more for the beachfront cottage - the view from our beds was just breathtaking - a panoramic view of the ocean. There was nothing better then sitting on our "balcony", sipping on some nice drink and watching the sunset. I also loved that the hotel is at the end of the beach so there is not many people passing by. At the same time it wasn't a long walk along the beach to get to restaurants and shops; especially at night the walk was lovely. It was very tastefully decorated and did I mention the outdoor showers?? That was one of the best things:-)! I can highly recommend Koh Tao Cabana to any type of traveler, both myself and my mom loved it it although we expected and wanted different things - it is luxurious but has an atmosphere of Thailand - definitely not a resort without a character.

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

We stayed 7 nights at Ko Tao Cabana so we can really give a good opinion of the place. Before writing I read again the negative opinions on this place and I have to say that I totally disagree with them!
The place is paradise, as paradise can be on a simple, not too developed island. The resort is located on the last and most beautiful stretch of Sairee beach. Sairee is the hot spot on Ko Tao and is only 5 minutes walk on the beach from the resort. The village is properly a village and not particularly nice: just a few shops, bars and restaurant . Ko Tao Cabana, the fantastic beach and dives really made our stay!

The bungalows are built on the rocks or on the hill side. Maintenance must be a challenge between rain, wind and saltiness but we tough everything was really well kept.

We stayed in the "famous" honeymoon cottage (n.18). We walked around Sairee many times and we can say with absolute certainty that this is the BEST ROOM of the island. It's totally private and has the most fantastic views of Sairee (most of the other resorts are tucked back in the palm trees behind the beach so they don't enjoy views or lots of light). I don't know about the other rooms but none of them seemed to lack privacy. Our hut was magical. The style it's rustic, with a lot of character and local touches. Everything was clean and cleaned daily. The sheets were new and clean (no bugs whatsoever!) and there were plenty of towels. The outside bathroom was lovely: one night it started raining while we were taking a shower, what an experience! We personally never found any insect neither inside nor outside: but it's an outside bathroom of course there may be spiders and other insects in it! The outside patio is spacious, the private swimming pool is well sized and big for two people. We spent most of the days on this private deck jumping in the water and sunbathing on the comfy sun beds. It was heavenly. They have a very good mini bar policy: everything is sold at the same prices as the convenience store, so you can avoid a trip to town and simply enjoy beers and snacks in your room while watching the sunset. Both room service and laundry were very efficient.
They do give you ear plugs for the noise coming from the far away beach bar but we honeslty didin't think we needed them! The noise is not disturbing at all...

The grounds are well kept with a nice garden with sun bed right on the beach. The beach itself is fantastic: long and sandy with crystal clear and super warm water. Yes, with high tide some trash gets swept in but nothing dramatic and you can't really blame the resort for it!

As for the restaurant. The dine out scene in Ko Tao is not exciting we have to admit. This means that most of the restaurant are simple places right on the beach where you can eat local food and lots of freshly grilled fish. We tried several and we though that the resort restaurant (Rim Lae) was actually the best! Location is fantastic, the only "romantic hot spot" we could find and the food was excellent from the fish to the local dishes we never had any issue and we ended up eating there most of the times!
While we were there in August they were building a big brand new Spa which should be ready in October, I'm sure it will be great.

What could be improved?
- beach towels are quite worn out, definitely need new ones!
- breakfast is plentiful but nothing so special: you can choose from the menu pancakes, full American breakfast, fresh fruit and plenty of other options but it's nothing to die for. I agree: the juices table with all the ants is quite a turn off. We actually told them and hope it will be removed!
- service at Rim Lae is unbelievably slow even though they are super kind. Fortunately we were on holiday so no rush but the first day we almost freaked out!


For scuba diving we went to the closer diving center which is at Grand Coral Resort: the service was good, unbelievably cheap and all of the dives where fantastic, so much fun.

Ko Tao Cabana is not cheap for the average island prices but we honestly though it was worth it we almost cried when we had to leave. . .:we are already thinking of going back!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

I spent 3 nights in this lovely place with my boyfriend. Everything is very nice but we were eaten alive by the mosquitos. Every day we would ask the friendly staff to spray our room because it was unberable.
At night, we would put the A/C at full blast to keep them away, we bought mosquito coils in the supermarket and put a lot of mosquito repellant with no suceess.
On the third night we woke up at 3 am when we realized that the mosquitos were biting us under our pijamas in the wrist line...and this is when we realized that it was not actually mosquitos but bed bugs!!!
We spent our third night sleeping on the floor. When we check out the following morning the staff was very friendly but totally unhelpful. They refuse to give us any refund, even though the 3 nights we spent there were like a nightmare.
We stayed in Cabanna number 13 (now this number sounds like a joke to our bad luck).

Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

We stayed at a beachfront villa and had the time of our lives. The villa was very clean, beautiful and big. The shower in the backyard was like a natural rain dropping on our heads, the hammock on the front porch offered an amazing sight of sairee beach. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was delicious, as well as the dinners we enjoyed there. You can lay at the hotel's beach which is very quiet and beautiful, after swimming in the ocean you can use a shower at the beach. Also island and boat trips or the transfer to the port is very easy to organize because of the great service and very very nice people who work there. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

My partner and I have been to Koh Tao twice and both times stayed at Cabana.
Koh tao cabana is located by the end of the beach. nice, clean, lovely view, perfect for couples.

We stayed in the bungalows hanging over the cliffs with the view over the beach and sea. Think they are called"Cottage Beachfront", Highly recommend nr 14, 15 or 16. All have really nice view over the bay with wooden flooring, AC, roof fan, outdoor shower, nice bed, balcony.

Bars and restaurants on the beach is within a walking distance. Close but not too close.

Staff and breakfast is also a delight. Only downside is if you are a light sleeper, the music from the bars at the beach sometimes bounce back into the cottage. Nothing that bothered us but could be a downside if you have trouble with your sleep.

If you never been to Koh tao but thinking about it - GO! you want regret it! one of the few really nice islands in thailand! Fab athmostphere, good food and drinks, lovely people, water and good prices.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 16 Moo 1, Baan Haad Sai Ree, Koh Tao 48360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 157 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: £88 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koh Tao Cabana 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koh Tao Cabana is an intimate resort located on Thailand's most secluded island, It offer a brand new alternative for adventurous travelers seeking unprecedented comfort with traditional Thai charm and hospitality. Indulge your senses in one of the most exclusive locations on Sai Ree Beach, You can get back to nature in the peace and serenity of your own private villa, set amid beautifully tropical gardens where you'll feel like your second home! Life takes on a slower pace here with the promise of an untold adventure. ... more   less 
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