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“Fantastic villa on Koh Tao”
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Lipanaa Villa
Ranked #68 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Fantastic villa on Koh Tao”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had a chance to stay at this fantastic place due to a last minute booking falling through with another resort, so they offered us this due to managing it for the owners. Apparently the villa had just been completely renovated and we were the first to experience the new features and space.

First of all it enjoys an excellent located very close to the best restaurants and night life in Sairee Village area and it's just about 2 minutes walk to the nearest shop where you can stock up on cigarettes, drinks and snacks. There is even a laundry place nearby.

The villa itself sits in a beautiful garden with a private pool and stunning outdoor areas to lounge in. We had several romantic dinners under the straw roof of the outdoor hut and under the stars.

We were just a couple, so we made do with the master bedroom which was large and comfortable and opened up to the pool. It had a lovely bathroom with stunning tiles and mosaic and left nothing for want.

In all honesty we did not make use of the kitchen, but if we had stayed longer we might have.

All in all this was just a near perfect stay - the only con - that we could only stay 4 nights.

ps. the management provides daily maid service and come by and check on you from time to time.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2010

We booked this villa for a special occasion for a week stay. We had read the other reviews on here and seen the pictures on the Villa Lipanaa's website. It looked Idillyc and so we deicded to book this over our usual hotel the Seashell.

This was the biggest mistake of our holiday. Firstly, the Villa is well and truly out of the way and we quickly realised that to get to the centre of ko toa, safely and easily we would need to hire a quad or scooter for the duration. It is advertised as being a short walk which I can assure you it isn't.

We were greeted by the cleaner who showed us around the villa. First impressions werent what we had hoped. The Villa was tired and was in need of some TLC as it was very outdated the bathroom especially didnt feel clean.

Fist impressions aside we decided to make the best of our week. Within a few hours of unpacking I heard a noise as if something was running accross the roof. I lookoed up to see and enourmous lizard the size of a small cat!

Over the course of the next day or so this lizard re-appeared, the last time by the side of our bed. At this point we rang the owner who wasnt particularly surprised or helpful. She called the cleaner who promptly turned up armed with some fly spray and a stick! Needless to say he didnt catch it and promised to return in the evening to have another go!

We decided we had seen enough (after a rather large spider appeared in the bathroom). We called the owner to say we werent prepared to stay somewhere which was clearly infested with lizards and spiders. We asked for our money back for the time which we werent going to be spending their (4 of the 6 nights). She declined to offer any refund and didnt want to talk to us any more.

We had to check out and then get our bags (by quad) back to the centre where we found alternative accomodation (back at the seashell) resort for our remaining stay.

DO NOT stay here unless you like being in the middle of no-where and like large unsects the size of small animals. We are still trying to recover our money from the owners who just ignore our communications to them.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sukhumvit
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2009

Just a quick one: This villa was just a perfect choice for us. After having been to fm party on Phangan we wanted to splash out a bit and being 4 boys in need of fun this place was great to stay in. Close to Asia Divers where we did some scuba diving also.

Next time we come down from BKK for a week of diving and fun, this villa will be our choice 4sure.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2009

Once a year I travel to Thailand. Often I stay at Koh Tao to take it easy and relax.
I have found a special villa called Lipanaa, where I can stay with my family all alone. The villa is surrounded at a green garden with a lot of flowers. Inside the house there are 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and a livingroom. In everyroom there is tv and dvd's. From the masterbedroom you walk right out on a wooden terrace with furnitures and a small swimmingpool. Its really good.
If you want to go to the small main streat leading you to the beach, it will take yuo about 5 - 6 minutes walk.
In this area you find shopping, restaurants and massage.
If you walk for 5 minutes more you will be on the best beach at Koh Tao called " Sairee Beach ", white sand, palmtrees and crystal blue water.
I have travelled for many years and I have learned to get fund of villas, whwere you can be yourself as a family.
Lipannaa is really like a hidden gem in Koh Tao.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2009

I have travelled extensively in Thailand and love the islands, especially Koh Phangan, Samui and Koh Tao. I am pretty familiar with what is available and I was very surprised to see that this villa is rated as just number 6 on the lists her on Tripadvisor. This place is a hidden gem and I am almost embarrased to not having paid more than I did for my 4 night stay. Unfortunately someone else had booked the villa or I would certainly have stayed longer (luckily I could move to Anankhira afterwards - which was also great!).

If anyone need any info feel free to contact me and I will be happy to provide you with me experience details.

Cheers Dan

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2009

I have nothing negative to say about Lipanaa. Everything worked perfectly. The location is not a problem at all, there is a bumpy road leading to Sairee - that is true, but walking to Sairee takes only a few minutes. I will definitely stay in Lipanaa again if I return to Ko Tao.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2008

This is a small private villa. We had a great deal of difficulty finding the villa as we thought we were going to a resort, but in fact it is a small house with pool and private garden. The villa itself was lovely and very clean. It is well maintained and furnished. The staff came everyday and cleaned the villa to a very high standard.

the villa itself is a little off the beaten track, up the road opposite the 7 eleven in sairee beach, left at the divers resort place and keep going up a dirt track. We rented quads for the 3 days we were there so that we could get down town and to the beach easily. Without the quads it is quite a long walk in the heat on a dirt track where alot of local people live, not many tourists around the villa.

it was a really enjoyable stay in the middle of a hectic month of travelling around thailand. We were able to order take away to the villa and watch dvds. we really made ourselves at home.

One downside to the villa was that the airconditioning was only on the bedrooms and it was not very efficent,

Overall for the money it was an excellent stay, beautiful villa and i would stay there again if I was in koh Tao.

  • Liked — Own pool, real homely atmosphere
  • Disliked — ocation was very poor
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Lipanaa Villa
Address: No.17 Moo 1 | Sariee Beach, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly renovated and luxuriously refurbished romantic pool villas are nestled in an old coconut plantation in the heart of Sairee Beach on Koh Tao's Northern End. Located just 600 meters from the beach and a few minutes walk from restaurants, night life and markets - the villas offers tropical luxury in a tranquil setting. Set within in landscaped gardens, you can enjoy a private pool and all the amenities of home. Enjoying the villa's private pool and garden guests can view a beautiful sunset with green clad mountains and coconut palms as a backdrop. ... more   less 

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