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The Rocks Villas
15/48 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
Bath, UK
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We stayed at The Rocks Villas for 4 days in December 2011 (2 adults and 3 teenagers) and absolutely LOVED it! It's a great spot, about 5-10 minutes walk from the beach, but with fantastic views and a really serene atmosphere. The owners, Janine and Reuben, could not have been more helpful, they are so friendly and quite rightly proud of what they've created. Providing a mobile phone with pre-programmed numbers made everything easy (I have to admit we cheated and got taxis up to the Villa after dark - lazy - but the taxi guy always arrived within a couple of minutes of us calling him so it was too easy really!). Breakfast was lovely, personally delivered to the Villa by Janine. The pool was lovely too... We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if we go back to Koh Tao, and would recommend this place in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Hi J,

Thank you so much for this great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us here, and hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Please extend our best wishes to the family, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Warm regards,
Janine & Reuben
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Stayed at The Rocks Villas in October 2011. It was perfect! Even though there are only 3 villas on this beautiful property perched up above Siaree Beach, we were so lucky to have the place to ourselves. The couples villa was clean and comfortable and the view looking down to the infinity pool (a swim after the steep walk up the driveway...it only takes 5 minutes!...was bliss). We received a very warm welcome from Janine and nothing was too much trouble to ask her about while we were there. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Koh Tao and we'd come back tomorrow!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Dear B & J,

Thank you so much for this great review, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at The Rocks. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I wish you all the best for the future :) and maybe see you again sometime!

Warm regards,
Janine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The Rocks is one of the best villas my husband and I have stayed in. Originally booked to stay in the couples villa, we were upgaded to a 2 bed villa upon arrival. We booked The Rocks as it had such a high rating on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed, it thoroughly deserves it's high rating. We stayed in the top villa and the view over the bay and hills was beautiful, the balcony provided a large table and comfy hammock where one could relax with ease. I cannot emphasize the beauty of the location, there was always a flurry of beautiful butterflies in the surrounding gardens. The villa was cleaned on a daily basis and was always spotlessly cleaned by a very friendly cleaner who ensured that you call him from the mobile phone (provided with each villa) if you needed anything extra. Provided were bathroom towels, pool towels and bathrobes and slippers. The king size bed was extremely comfortable with fresh linen. Our bedroom overlooked the garden with butterflies which was lovely to wake up to each morning. The villa was very private and peaceful. One aspect which we enjoyed was that a selection of breakfast could be ordered each morning between 8.30 and 11.00, including an english breakfast, I had a scandinavian breakfast one morning which included smoked salmon and breakfast always included a selection of breads and fresh juice. We had a fresh cocunut most mornings. Breakfast always arrived within half and hour and was bought up by the friendly and helpful Janine or Reuben. Both gave advice on the island and we even rented a jeep from a friend of Janine's which proved essential as my husband had lots of diving equipment which needed to be transported daily to the dive centre. We were made to feel very welcome at the villa and nothing was too much trouble for Janine. We had an italian meal delivered to our villa on one evening, again this was delivered within half an hour, delicious with a beautiful sunset view. The pool was very quiet and peaceful and was rarely used by other visitors at the same time. It is chest deep at one end and tummy deep at the other and proved very refreshing after a days diving on this beautiful island. Again, butterflies galore and I found myself just gazing at their beauty whilst floating in the pool. We booked a long boat through the taxi guy from the list of contacts on our mobile phone and spent a day exploring the island. We spent ten nights at the villa and could have stayed all year. I would not hesitate to recommend The Rocks to my friends or my family. Thank you to Janaine and Reuben for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Hi you two!

Thanks a million for this amazing and elaborate review! And also for the great photos! It was so lovely to meet you both, I hope you had good travels home and are enjoying the snow in England.. Bit of a contrast I bet ;)

We wish you all the best for the future and hope to see you again sometime.

Warm regards,
J & R
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My parents, partner and I stayed in the family villa at The Rocks for 5 nights in mid-December. We had a great stay. Janine was fantastic in her communication with us, advice on activities while we were there and at organizing things like taxis and meals (breakfast was delicious). The location is very private, with no noise and only a short walk down to Sairee beach. At the beach there are a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops which makes it a good place to spend a few hours during the day. The walk, though short, is fairly steep as Janine clearly explains before booking. Taxis are easily available to drive you back up at the end of the day should you desire. Our only disappointment was the snorkelling which had poor visibility at the time we were there. This did no reflect on our enjoyment of Koh Tao and The Rocks at all since it was still very relaxing and there was still enough other activities to do.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for your great review! I hope you settled in well in Canada and that you, Jen, Brian and Daryl are all very well. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I hope to see you here in Koh Tao again some day.

Best wishes,
J & R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the rocks for our 4 nights of honeymoon on Ko Tao in December. I selected the rocks after reading the great reviews on trip advisor. All I can say that it was all 100% accurate, even better than we could have ever imagined!! The accommodation was secluded and very tastefully done. Stunning views over the Bay. Great service and best of all Janine and Reuben were so friendly and helpful with everything! We would highly recommend to anyone wanting a piece of luxury and certainly return in the near future!!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Hi you two,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are very happy you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us, and of course are very much looking forward to seeing you on your next visit :)

Best wishes,
J & R
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Had a great time at rocks which was very private but not too far away from sairee and craziness so is possible to walk back to after a night out. The couple who run this ideal getaway where on call if needed with the mobile phone that was supplied, and where very gracious host. breakfast is brought to the villa with a smile and a choice of menus also available. Beautiful view from the hammock on the balcony and from infinity pool. Big love to the host's janine & rueben.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, January 9, 2012
Hi R,

Thank you very much for your great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time at The Rocks and would love to welcome you again sometime.

All the best,
J & R
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed for 6 nights in November 2011, and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer.
The villa was amazing, super clean and has everything you need.
We mostly enjoyed the deliveries available to the villa and as it was low season we spent most of our evenings in our balcony or in the infinity pool (which was of course amazing and was practically for our exclusive use 24/7) ordering delicious food from the local restaurants.
Janine and Reuben made us feel very welcome and gave advice and recommendations on everything on the Island. They were more than helpful and we owe them a huge thanks!!!
The road to the villa which is pretty steep was quite bad after the November rains but we were told that a road should be paved soon so it should solve this one problem.
We would recommend the Rocks to anyone, and especially couples who are looking for a quite and romantic place to stay - it can't get any better than this!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JanineTheRocks, Owner at The Rocks Villas, responded to this review, January 9, 2012
Hi J & M,

Thank you very much for your great review, we are very happy you enjoyed your time at The Rocks!

We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! Hope to see you on your next visit to Thailand.

Best wishes,
J & R
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Address: 15/48 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rocks are boutique residences in southern Thailand offering both privacy and personal service. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle and stunning sea views, our four boutique villas and infinity-edge pool combine a feeling of tranquility and relaxation. Under Swiss and British management the Rocks are proud to be the original boutique villas on Koh Tao. Secluded, but still less than 10 minutes walk from the beach, they are the perfect holiday location for romantic couples, families or groups of friends. The Rocks is also a great location for your honeymoon. ... more   less 
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