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Sensi Paradise
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
auckland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Great value and location”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stayed here for 9 days with my wife and 18mth boy. We explored the island and did some diving during our visit.
We thought the location was great- quiet part of the island but a really short walk into Mae Haad village and the restaurants. To me Mae Haad is nicer and less developed the Sai Ree but still a short taxi ride if you want to visit. The beach at this side of the bay is nicer then closer to the pier as well and the hotel does a great job of maintaining it.
The bungalows are lovely and clean and stocked with free water and a reasonably priced mini-bar and serviced daily. Complimentary green tea and cookies are provided every day which I thought was nice touch and the mosquito nets were put down every night. We found the staff lovely and helpful and professional.
The restaurant has a great location overlooking the sea and food was great. The hotel pool is spectacular.
Overall I couldn't find any major faults and am really pleased we stayed here. Thanks Sensi Paradise!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The place is located about 200 meters walking distance from the ferry. There is a nice little beach right in front of the hotel. The pool is very nice and kept clean. The room is decent but not really that special. For the price we would have expected a little more.
The stay was nice for sure, but because of the attitude we where presented by the checkout staff on the last day, we had to take the rating from very good to average. For us the attitude of the staff is such a big item. We went to the front desk to ask for help renting a bike and the statement was that we have to give an external store our passports. We worried about giving out our passports and asked if the hotel could not keep them, but no and with an attitude that only suggested that we where annoying. Giving out your passport is a big thing, and if that is lost I think we all know the hassle you are in.
Checking out we got an extra bill for water. We where told that the large glass bottles in the room was for free, but note to all, only 2 bottles are free a day. It is not the small amount but the fact that they should have told us max. 2 free a day.

Room Tip: Room number 2 and 318 are great.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

This is a lovely eco-friendly, family resort. It has two clean swiming pools with plenty of sun loungers. The hotel itself is built into a hill side with a canopy of trees offering shade for all the bungalows. I stayed in a standard room but it was extremely spacious with a lovely balcony and seating area. Inside I had a double bed with mosquito net, dressing gowns, pool bags and even sun hats. The resort and accomdation would be difficult to find fault with.

The only negative would be KIDS! This resort is full of them, it was almost like being in Spain or Greece at times. This may only be the case in term time but its not ideal for a young couple looking for a relaxing break. Lying by the pool I had balls whizzing past my head and was splashed by children from the pool.

If you've got kids then this resort is spot on. If you haven't then I'd avoid during term time.

Also the staff aren't great. Nowhere near as friendly as other places in Thailand.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

The hotel is placed in Koh Tao in a quiet and beautiful beach, the bungalows are incredibles, and you feel like in the middle of the nature, with palms , birds, all is green.
The bungalows are so beautiful, it seems like if you have your own home in the middle in the isle.
Perfect if you go in couple.
The service is perfect too, they clean everyday, the breakfast so good.
If you can take the private snorkelling day with typical thailand boat, we will really enjoy the beauty of the isle and see wonderfull fishes.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Sensi Paradise is as close as you'll get to a true five star resort in Koh Tao, which is typically known more for its "budget" feel. The setting is absolutely beautiful and they have done an excellent job of giving the resort a very secluded feel in spite of the fact that it is very conveniently located close to all the main attractions of the Mae Haad beach.

Service was outstanding and very attentive throughout our stay and the staff is very friendly. They have a lovely restaurant situated right on the beach and the beach itself has direct access to some excellent snorkeling. They have a wonderful swimming pool (although with ideal conditions all year round you may find yourself glued to the beach all day) and the resort is perfect for families with young children.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

A fantastic place in Koh Tao. We stayed in the bungalows close to the pool area, that was perfect if you have children. A little more expensive but well woth the cost. The food in their restaurant was the best food we've had during our Thailand Trip and the personell was soooo friendly.
Rent a long tail boat for the day and take a trip to Nanyuang and then continue around the island, it was fantastic (and cheap).
We have to go there again some day, the children can't stop talking about it!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed at the Sensi Paradise for 3 nights while in Koh Tao. Our room was a cute bungalow with a rustic feel. It had an outdoor bathroom that was charming at first but quickly became a nuisance! The 1000 army aunts, caterpillars, spiders, leaves everywhere, etc were something to be desired. It included breakfast which was fantastic and the fresh bread was delicious. The pool was gorgeous! It is a close walk to a little town with great restaurants and shops. Sea (waiter at the restaurant) was amazing & helped us arrange a couple of private long boat tours. We even went snorkling with sharks! Koh Tao has some of the best snorkling I've ever seen & I've been some great places! Ben (Brittish guy) at the front desk was very helpful & recommended a great place for yoga (Shabhala Yoga). All in all a great island & must see when you are in Thailand!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sensi Paradise
Address: 27 Moo 2 | Mae Haad, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Koh Tao
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sensi Paradise 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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