We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 46 Ko Tao hotels

Buddha View Dive Resort

45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Ko Tao, Thailand
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (110)
  • Photos (50)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (16)
  • More
Buddha View Dive Resort
Ranked #25 of 46 hotels in Ko Tao
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Ko Tao
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

110 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    31
    36
    20
    11
    12
See reviews for
5
36
24
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgetown, Malaysia
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Warm welcome, informative about what's around the place! Nicest beach on the island and it's on your door step!! Really nice cafe bar on the sand for breakfast and evening entertainment! Very chilled out, music stops around 12, but the sound of the gentle waves lapping drowns out any music from the bar. As a dive resort looked awesome, nice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Loved it here. Went with friends who did their PADI, was only supposed to go for 3 nights and stayed a week. Prior to going I was petrified of the sea, Buddha View and their brilliant dive team got me leaving the island having completed 4 dives. The bar is super cool, accommodation is a bit grim but i've stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Would thoroughly recommend diving with these guys whether you're taking a course or just fun diving, we did not want to leave! My girlfriend and I took our Rescue Diver course here and had an awesome time! The courses and fun dives were great value for money especially compared to some more well known centres on the island. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I dived here in December and found the Instructors, Course Directors and Divemasters to be brilliant! I didnt stay on the resort itself so can't comment on that part, but the Beach Bar, shop, facilities and location were perfect. Highly recommended and I can't wait to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I'm a young traveller on a budget and after paying 450B each for a "deluxe" double room there I expected at least a clean room everyday - with fresh linen and towels and too not have to pay 100B to use their wifi DAILY and for each person. When I asked for clean towels the receptionist just laughed and said... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

First off, you have to take Buddha View for what it is: a dive center that offers accommodation, not a hotel/guest house that offers diving. I have no complaints as far as accomodation goes. The bathrooms were clean enough, although the water was typical "island quality". The private balcony was nice, and the fan was powerfull and effective. The dives... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Buddha View Dive Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Buddha View Dive Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Buddha View Dive Resort

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

50 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (51)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (21)

Amenities

Restaurant Swimming Pool
Number of rooms
45

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Buddha View Dive Resort to your Saves list