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The Haad Tien Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19/9 Moo 3 (Shark Bay), Ko Tao 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
4.0 of 5 stars 786 Reviews
Rome, Italy
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Best place I've ever been”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is with no doubt the best place in ko tao; outstanding beach, very cheap amazing food at both bar and restaurant; locally produced fresh coconuts available everyday.
Scuba diving center a little bit overpricey if compared with the ones outside of the resort.
But it's a dream; I'll be back soon if I'll have the chance

Room Tip: Best rooms are the ones a the far west of the resort
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The hotel is located on the beautiful beach, the huts are comfortable and clean, the staff is super nice and the food is the restaurant very good. The SPA is on a very high level. My therapist - Tin was amazing. Highly recommend :-)

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Incredible tuition, fantastic instructors making learning how to dive easy! Open water and advanced within a week, Anne-Marie Martin and Matt McManus were brilliant!! All theory work done in a day, comfortable easy environment in which to learn the basics. Then onto the diving! Many in koa toa get in SSI or the PADI courses near sariee beach. This is a mistake!! Most days only 3 of us were on a boat, compared to the other boats that had up to 40 divers on there!!! Thanks guys, for the tuition and your time well worth the money and experience!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The beach is private and well maintained; there is a bit of coral in the water so be various with children.

The reef dive store is slightly more expensive comparatively, but the smaller groups, brand new gear, and amazing instructors more than makes up for this.

Special note to Matt and Anne-Marie who were the best instructors I've ever been with.

There is a great pool with beach side bar.

A little room for improvement on the food and the music was very repetitive. In all these are easy fixes and I generally prefer to eat out of the resorts anyway.

Thanks for a great experience guys.

Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Haadtien resort has a wonderful location and good facilities but the service is terrible. When we arrived, the staff was arguing and shouting which made us feel very unconfortable. We went to the pool bar than once again the service was messy and we could feel the person who took our oder was not smiling and didn't get on well with her colleagues.

We tried then to book a snorkeling tour but it was difficult to get any help regarding the different possibilities as they mainly promote 1 company without helping you if you want to book with someone else.Same for the restaurant if you want to go out. Not helpful at all. Expensive private transfer and they don't even drive you to the place where you want to go!

There is definitely a management problem in this hotel! The staff doesn't know what he has to do and the managers are very stressful for the staff and the clients. I don't know where it comes from but they should definitely find a solution not to ruin the place which is just fantastic!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place is a little piece of paradise!

We held our wedding there in March for 25 of our family and friends and it couldnt have been any better.
The staff were attentive and smiling and the resort made sure we were all looked after and that the wedding went off perfectly.
The bar staff make some mean cocktails and were pretty good at learning our orders.
The beach is amazing. On our wedding night plankton washed up and the beach glowed blue which is something to seen to be believed.

Perhaps as i've read on here it could be a bit cheaper but once i was there the money seemed like a distant issue because we were so content.

So all in all we would most definitely stay there again and everyone of our guest said the same.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Late April 2014 stayed in beachfront villa, room was nice, had good weather and snorkeled off the beach twice every day. This is what is special about this place. If you aren't into the beachfront location and spending time with the abundant marine life I guess it might not seem as special. I liked the beach bar and its simple menu and happy hour was good value for cocktails. The main restaurant was good but nothing to write home about. The villa itself is spacious,comfortable and clean but a little dark.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Haad Tien Beach Resort

Address: 19/9 Moo 3 (Shark Bay), Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Tao
#3 Family Hotel in Ko Tao
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Haad Tien Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Haad Tien Beach Resort is a boutique destination set in a stunning backdrop of beachfront panoramas, featuring its own 380 metre secluded beach situated at the southern tip of Koh Tao. The property contains 70 private villas thoughtfully spaced amongst over 45 acres of land, which features a stunning natural bay, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. ... more   less 
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