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45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Ko Tao, Thailand
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Buddha View Dive Resort
Ranked #27 of 46 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed at Buddha View for 3 nights so our son could do some diving. We had an economy room as part of the package so we expected it to be very simple which it was. Did not expect to pay extra for blanket/sheet and towels though. The restaurant and cafe serve very good food and service excellent. The real... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have only good things to say about the reception staff, friendly and warm. Restaurant good too. But that's it...the rest was a poor experience for me. The place is noisy, the rooms are run down, the instructor made inappropriate jokes and took my diving mood away, and for what I paid ("luxury room"?) there's a douzen other cheaper places... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My brother and I spent a few days diving with Buddha View. We only had 3 weeks in SE Asia in total and are so happy we spent the longest time there! My brother did his OW and was the only one in the course; I did my Advanced and LOVED it! Our instructors were great fun and still professional.... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Did my Open Water and Advanced course here (with a small Fullmoon delay of 1 day). Pablo as instructor was great, he is spanish, experienced and very calm. James and Costa where great with all the extra information and help. Had the free room during the course. Basic but okay. In other hotels you pay 500 for same quality. Thanks... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

On arriving into Ko Tao, my friend and I loved the look of the sea, the roads and when we arrived, the Buddha View. The induction/welcome to the resort and world of diving was great, very clear (it's run by English/Aussie folk so we had a refreshing break from language barriers) - the room seemed ok, too. But...the bathroom was... More

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

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