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45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Ko Tao, Thailand
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Buddha View Dive Resort
Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sudbury, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly check-in was very good with very nice lady from Norway (sorry we forget your name). She was very good at providing us with information and any questions we may have had. Unfortunately the other lady taking our reservation and filling out futher tickets for ferries and taxi was very abrupt, inaccurate with form completion and no eye contact what... More 

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learnt to dive here. All the staff are really friendly and easy to hang out with whether it's while learning to dive or in the bar in the evening. Really chilled out vibe where everyone is just totally in love with diving! Can't recommend enough - so glad I started my diving experiences here. The dives are great and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent five nights at this resort with my buddy, we are both 28. We did the open water diving course and it was an awesome, unforgettable experience. The gear they provide you is great and the instructors are especially helpful. Our instructor was Wayne and he has quite the British humor about him. He knows when to crack a joke... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unless you plan to dive, do not stay in this establishment. The staff are far from welcoming, in fact, patronising. Who would not offer to help two young females carry their heavy belongings up steep stairs!? Nothing about the diving experience was explained or offered to us, the only things explained were restaurant opening times (not appreciated). Other than the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

So expensive for people who arn't diving. If your staying on Ko Tao and not diving then there are so may gorgeous hotels to stay at for the same price and a stark difference, we talking pure luxury for the same price somewhere else, even somewhere cheaper will be better. The beds are very uncomfortable, the sheets were clean but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The positives - The island and the bay are gorgeous Lovely diving instructors and dive trips That's it The negatives - Very rude reception and bar/waiting staff (you feel like a trespasser!) Accommodation is worse than the cheapest hostels iv ever seen. No hot water. Ever. You have to pay for wifi that doesn't work when everywhere else on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful bay. Good food. Nice bar. Ok free room when you get your Open Water Certification. Not worth coming here just to sleep. As nice as the rooms are, it is really noisy pretty much every night because of the bar. Very good team of instructors but the groups are quite big here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The hotel is fantastically located away from the busy main beach of the Island in another bay, right on the a small beach. It is a perfect location and although far away from the main bars and clubs the Buddha bar and bars next door will give you a great place to chill after a days diving. All transfers from... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

DIVING: I made an Open Water Certification in Buddha View which was the only good experience there. My diving instructor was excellent: very friendly, professional and wanting its students to have the best diving experience possible. ACCOMODATION: However I have not experienced in 3 weeks in Thailand such an unfriendly person at the recpetion desk as in Buddha View. The... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I booked my open water diving course in Bangkok and didn't payd that much plus had a free stay because of that but the room was really not that good but what to expect if you get it for free the diving was magical but we had bad luck with the weather and the hotel was at the beach so... More 

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Address: 45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Ko Tao, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Buddha View Dive Hotel Koh Tao

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