The people who run this hotel make it wonderful - Bex, Franzi & Guy. Nothing is too much trouble & I loved the daily text messages to check everything was OK. Being honest, this is not the Four Seasons but then it's a fraction of the price. You get one of five villas with plunge pool, great sea view (set back on mountainside), good decor & in-villa facilities (inc amazing TV entertainment choices & kitchenette). They like to leave you alone so you do need to ask for daily sheet changing & room service (not a problem but do ask). The island itself is quite back-packy & grungy & the locals are building too much & littering too much. But the hotel is an oasis, & the snorkelling is wonderful (take hotel's recommendation of speed boat & guide). Food is delivered from local restaurants - I wanted (& found) more proper Thai food than was provided but I think they're going to catch up on this. Lot of noise (& poo) from giant geckos (but they're sweet) & cicadas & other wildlife - you get used to it & grow to love it (not the gecko poo). Getting to the island is a nightmare - we went via Chumphon because of good connections with Bangkok but it was still one hour small plane, one hour taxi & almost two hours sicky ferry (go to top level inside V VIP section). I'm being a bit 'warts n all' so you don't get surprises....but overall it's still a great destination in my view because of the splendid people, the utterly relaxing villa, and the sea-life.
- Also Known As:
- The Place Luxury Boutique Villas Hotel
- The Place Luxury Boutique Villas Hotel Koh Tao
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Place consists of five luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer you total privacy and complete relaxation. ... more less