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“Amazing holidays at La Cigale Koh Tao” 5 of 5 stars
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La Cigale
19/11 Mu 1 | Sairee Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 54 Ko Tao B&B and Inns
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“Amazing holidays at La Cigale Koh Tao”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had a wonderful holidays at La Cigale. We stayed for 5 nights at the family villa. We were warmly welcomed with fresh coconuts and tropical fruits :)

The villa was very comfortable with an amazing design and beautiful view. Rooms were large enough and very cozy. Funiture was in very-very good condition, large TV with many channels, air condition, free wi-fi, aipod station.

Great locaion - 5 minutes walk to the Sairee beach and 7-10 - to main walking streets with restaurants, bars, massage salons and other intertainment stuff.

We would recommend to stay at La Cigale.

Room Tip: We recommend the Family villa.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We loved our stay in La Cigale, the room was gorgeous with a great view and veranda with a hammock, and the outside bathroom felt like you were showering in a waterfall (however this includes the creepy crawlies!). The owner Andre was more than helpful for anything we needed. The only downside to staying here is that it's a short walk through the jungle to the beach and you can't use any of the sun lounges as they belong to other hotels and although we were told they will let you use them if you are buying beverages, in fact no one would let us do this. If you are happy laying on the sand then fine but perhaps if the hotel invested in some sun lounge space on the beach this would make it even better. However, I would still recommend staying here if that doesn't bother you.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here during mid September,2012 for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Cigale was not our primary option for accommodation, however it clearly exceeded our expectations.
The villas have been so well designed that it blends seamlessly with the hilly landscape, bringing one very close to nature.

We would really like to thank Andre for his lovely hospitality and helpful suggestions towards making the most of our stay in Koh Tao. We would strongly recommend La Cigale to the ones who like to take the road less travelled and experience something amazing.

Suresh & Varsha

  • Stayed September 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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Haifa, Israel
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Andre, the host, is extremely nice and welcomed us with cold coconut juice upon our arrival at noon to hot Koh Tao. He gave us a cellphone to contact whoever we needed in the island (taxi, massage service, restaurants, etc...) which is really convenient.

The first night we stayed at the family villa, and in the remaining days we stayed at the family bungalow. Both rooms are amazing and the previous reviews are correct that the pictures do not make justice to this place and it's far more amazing in reality.

The hotel team, including the taxi driver, were very kind and anxious to help.

The location of la cigal is a 5-10 minutes walking distance to the beach. However, the road that leads to la cigal is completely dark at some parts (you must use a flashlight) which is a little creepy at night (not a problem if you have a motorbike).

Hopefully will be back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at La cigale August 2012 after stayed Koh Samui and Koh Pangan. This property is totally different!! Not waterfront but is locating up hill and have fantastic view!!
The host is really a nice, working hard and easy going guy.
10 to 15 minutes powercuts is the only thinkable problem. I highly recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Genuinely opened mouthed with amazement at the quality of our room, own hammock, sound system to plug the iPod into and TV. Beautiful view and one of the best designed rooms I have ever seen! The host was faultless, extremely helpful and we couldn't have asked for more. Could not recommend highly enough! Only possible downside is a 10/15 minute walk to the beach but we felt the room was well worth the short walk!

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Four of us stayed at La Cigale in February 2011 and couldn't have been happier. Andre is a fabulous host and made us feel right at home. The grounds were incredible - exotic plants, hundreds of butterflies, a few of the sea - everything was perfect. My favorite moments were swinging in the hammock listening to the cicadas while sipping on a glass of wine.

Two of us stayed in the bungalow nearest Andre's house and as soon as we opened the door I knew it was special. I can still remember the intoxicating lemongrass scent of the room. All the details were taken care of. The outdoor bathroom was special and charming. Took a minute to get used to but after a while you get used to the lizards and critters keeping you company.

The other two stayed in the larger middle unit and we used the living space there as a common area for the four of us. We really did have everything we needed for a perfect stay on Koh Tao. We borrowed the scooters which were a little scary but fun, and Andre has a friend who drives a taxi and is always available to come pick you up. The beach was only a short distance away, as were several cute beach-front bars.

I would absolutely come back to stay at La Cigale, and hope you will all experience the relaxation we did. Took home some terrific memories. Thank you Andre!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 19/11 Mu 1 | Sairee Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly opened in 2010 La Cigale sports just four cool cribs, cradled amongst large granite rocks in a tropical acreage with excellent views over nearby Sairee beach. Spacious and down-to-earth, the suites are designed with open lounge areas, natural feature bathrooms and hardwood verandas. Villas are fully furnished including kitchen with dining setting, bedrooms complete with air conditioning, open air en-suite, cable TV/DVD and internet access. Relax in privacy and comfort just 250 metres from Sairee beach. ... more   less 
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