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Black Tip Diving & Water Sports IDC Resort

40/5 M.3 | P.O. Box 8, Koh Tao, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand
Black Tip Diving & Water Sports IDC Resort

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Stayed here one night in a double fan room for THB 400 ($13). Considering this is the most basic rooms they had on offer, we were very impressed with the level of comfort having just come from Sairee Beach. The economy bungalow we were in was two joined bungalows with a shared bathroom between the two rooms. The rooms themselves... More 

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South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

After booking for 5 nights we ended up staying for 8 at Black Tip as we really loved our stay. We have 4 children and they were very accommodating about fitting us all into one bungalow and there was plenty of room. As far as the diving goes we were extremely happy. The Dive masters and instructors are so welcoming... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

my son (21 yrs) and i came to Black Tip i n mid July. First impressions . . . . an hilarious and in the end almost non-existent road must be taken to get into Tanote Bay. IF you are freaked out by rough steep dirt-track roads go somewhere else! You are going to a remote bay, where the jungle... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

I was recommend to come to Black Tip by a friend of mine who has been visiting the resort for the last 8 years. I hadn't read any trip adviser reports beforehand or may not have gone. But I'm glad I did! I stayed for about 3 weeks in Tanote bay doing a dive course and some fun dives after... More 

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

My hgusband and I are travelling for 6 months with our 2 young children, we began our trip in June in Thailand. I booked Black Tip as a surprise for my husband and was planning to buy him a dive course for his birthday. I had been in contact with Id from Black Tip for sometime as I wanted to... More 

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Guelph
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

We booked this hotel originally for 4 nights, and ended up one extra night. We completed the PADI open water diver course and received 50% of the room for the entire stay, plus if we ever go back we get a 50% discount on any room there. The resort was clean, beach was great, tons of snorkeling on site, and... More 

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geneva switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

We had booked three nights at the black tip resort and it was terrible. The staff is always in a bad moon, never polite or helpfull. The beach was full of garbage and gazoil . we could not swimm and it was worst everyday. The restaurant staff would never smile or say hi . Well, having travel many times in... More 

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Valkenburg ZH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

We were at the Black tip for 4 nights. The staff is very poor and not friendly at all. Especially the staff of the restaurant. The did'nt smile at all, not even once. Room wasn't cleaned at all in 4 days. However the scenery is great.

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new Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

We loved the beach the snorkelling, then location and the food, we were disappointed in the office staff attitude, we thought after a 16 day stay, they could have smiled at least once, however the cleaners and ground staff were very friendly. Our room was clean and tidy although over priced in our opinion. We were not informed of the... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

So the only reason I went to this resort is because my awesome friend Kunpiya is a dive instructor who taught me how to dive at this resort. You can spend all day snorkeling on the little reef in the bay. We have seen black tip reef shark swim by us.. it was awesome. To get to the hotel, you... More 

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