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“Felt like Home” 5 of 5 stars
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15/4 Moo 2 | Sairee, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Ko Tao
Sydney, Australia
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“Felt like Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Guy & Bex have achieved exactly what they wanted to do with The Place. The 3 nights we had there felt like we were just chilling out at home (a much more luxurious version of home!) rather than staying in someone's hotel. The sunsets from the balcony were amazing, in fact, we ordered takeaway 2 of the 3 nights as we just didn't want to leave! Everything is at your fingertips - the mobile phone was fantastic and made it effortless to organise day trips and transport. When we return to Koh Tao we will definitely be staying at The Place.

  • Stayed February 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The Place was by far the best place we stayed in Thailand - Guy and Bex have created the perfect hideaway. The outlook was breathtaking, and it struck the right balance between feeling completely private & secluded without feeling like we were too far away from the action (the main town is about a 15 minute walk away). We didn't have the best weather but there was still plenty to do in the villa as the hard drive was packed to the brim with movies and TV series and we could still duck out into our private pool for a swim (oh and we ordered pizza in a few times from the menus in the villa, which was delicious!). Guy even downloaded a TV series for us by request! I'm not sure what else to say except that this is a truly wonderful place, and I can't fault a thing.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

the place koh tao delivers all tht it promises and
more. lovely service from guy & bex. unbelievably gorgeous villa & views. throughly deserves all the high praises from other reviewers on trip advisor. only regret that we have is not staying for longer. a must stay place for anyone looking for a bit of relax & leisure on koh tao.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed at The Place for the last 3 days of our Thai trip. Having read all of the reviews on trip advisor my expectations were pretty high, yet The Place exceeded even these.
Guy and Bex have made real their own vision of the perfect holiday hideout. The Place provides down to earth luxury, scenery, privacy, and a personal touch which immediately makes you feel at home. We do hope to return.

Bravo!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Amazing stay, too bad I didn't book earlier and could get only 2 nights. The entire room decor was fabulous, tasteful and not overboard. Loved Bex and Guy's attention to detail- every small thing had been taken care of- including little torches attached to your key ( As the road can be dark at times) Absolute privacy guaranteed. Fantastic collection of movies- carefully assorted by Guy. The restroom decor was fabulous- with so much natural lighting and pebbles and plants. the bed, the sofa, the lounger- everything is awfully comfortable- you'd never want to get out.

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  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at The Place for two nights in January 2012 and can't speak highly enough of this secluded island retreat. If privacy, comfort and style are what you seek then this is the place for you, 5/5!
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  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We have just got back from a 2 week trip to Koh Samui and Koh Tao and stayed at The Place for 6 days during this. It was my fifth visit to Thailand, but first visit to Koh Tao and my boyfriends first visit to Thailand. It is now in my top 5 places to go. My sister had been the year before and recommended The Place to me. Looking back on it we wish we had just stayed at The Place for the whole two weeks. Guy and Bex are fantastic, there is literally nothing they can't organise for you. From booking our boat for us, picking us up with their taxi driver Mr Bear, the welcome pack, the movies, massages, private speed boat trips, diving, I could go on and on. The bungalows are perfect, beautifully done and luxurious, we had one rainy day and it was a pleasure to curl up with some beers and several films! It is unbelieveably quiet and peaceful, relaxing by your own pool, with the best view I have had anywhere I've stayed. I don't know what more we can say, there is nothing negative about The Place or Sairee. Koh Tao was far less hectic (and sleasy...) than other bits of Thailand I have been too, we loved it. Can't believe I haven't been before. Our boat trip from Koh Samui was absolutely fine, and I am not good with boats. I have stayed in 5 star resorts before and did immediately afterwards back in Samui and The Place was better, if there hadn't been people arriving the day we left, we would have asked to stay longer. I have never recommended a place to other people as much as this one. Guy and Bex, don't change a thing, we will definitely be back!

  • 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
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Address: 15/4 Moo 2 | Sairee, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Place consists of nine luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer you total privacy and complete relaxation. The resort nestles charmingly in the hills above Sairee, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, bars, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to savour the tranquillity and refreshing breeze that comes with being in the hills. ... more   less 
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