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“perfect get-away from in a heart of the jungle” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
5.0 of 5 stars 258 Reviews
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“perfect get-away from in a heart of the jungle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We stayed in Woodlawn villas during begin of June of 2011. Being a medium price proposition, this accomodation is really great value for money. Young couple - Luke and Michelle, orginally from England, are trying their best to make your stay very comfortable. The rooms are recently renovated, everything looks very new. We stayed in Garden Suite - it’s very spacy, we had a kitchen, bedroom and a living room. They perform clean each day, and changed bed sheets each second day.

The location is very calm and great, in the jungle. In fact, it’s quite far from Sairee, in the Southern part of the island, but in any case while staying on Tao you need bike, if you want to explore the island. We got one, just in front of Woodlawn villas, that’s why there was no any issue to get in the evenings to Sairee or whatever else. As for the beaches, the closest one is Chalok Baan Kao. But, as the majority of the beaches on the island, it was quite rocky, and was not great pleasure trying to swim there. 

But, Luke and Michelle adviced Aow Leuk bay, which was great in fact! It was very deserted (5-15 people during a whole day), and the water was great to dive in.

By the way, Luke and Michelle were very helpful in giving any advice we were in need: the restaurant, the massage salon, or whatever... Thus, next time while visiting Tao we will obviously go to stay with them.

Room Tip: Garden Suite on top of the hills
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WoodlawnVillas, Owner at Woodlawn Villas, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Thank you for the lovely review.

We are so pleased you enjoyed the island and your stay at Woodlawn Villas.

We look forward to your return and seeing you both again soon.

Best wishes,

Luke & Michelle

Woodlawn Villas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

My girlfriend and I have traveled to Koh Tao many times as we love the island and what it has to offer. Each time we stay for about 6 nights and try somewhere new and this time we found Woodlawn Villas. We both think it was the best place we have stayed in to date. We could not fault the Villa at all it had all the mod cons you could need and was very comfortable especially the bed. The location was ideal, just out enough to have peace and quiet but literally only round the corner from the shops, places to eat and the beach. The owners Luke and Michelle gave us their full attention and were on hand anytime we needed them and nothing was too much trouble. They had a wealth of knowledge to share on things to do and places to go, even though we knew the island pretty well they recommended places that a normal holiday maker would never find, absolute gems thank you! We will stay here again next time we go to Koh Tao, after trying lots of different resorts you cannot beat Woodlawn villas for price, comfort and location.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

We had a short stay on koh tao at woodlawn villas and it is most
definitely a place we will come back too. We had quite a busy 2 week
holiday in Thailand visiting a number of the islands in the gulf and
doing the sites in Bangkok. We stayed only 3 nights in a garden villa
and it was fabulous. The villa had everything we needed, it was well
laid out and very clean. The location was brilliant as neither of us
wanted to drive motorbikes and everything was very close by, just
walking distance away. Woodlawn villas is a quiet location so during
the day and at night it is peaceful and you are not aware of other
customers moving around the resort. A massive thanks to the owners and
their staff, as they made sure we had everything we needed and were so
helpful. We highly recommend woodlawn villas if you are going to koh
tao.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

From our first correspondence with Luke and Michelle at Woodlawn by email, we had a feeling everything would work out perfectly, and it did! They really took care into ensuring we had a wonderful stay .

Woodlawn villas was easily one of the highlights of our last visit to Thailand and we can’t fault it in anyway. The service, villas and location are amazing and it really is fantastic value for money. We were collected from the pier by Luke and Michelle and taken to the resort and escorted to our villa. It was just beautiful and had all the mod cons you could need for our week long stay.

As well as a great big bowl of fresh fruit waiting for us on arrival, they also provided tea, coffee and water and the staff that came to clean the villa each day were lovely and left it spotless. Shops, restaurants and the beach are just minutes away. There’s also a choice of 3 different beaches close to the resort all easily accessible on a bike. We traveled with one laptop between us and they had us hooked up to the super-fast WIFI straight away so another big thumbs up for that!

Koh Tao is stunning and if you have not yet been then go - it really is paradise!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

A great place in a very quite setting surround by trees! close to all the things you need and want on a tropical island. Nice owners who make you feel very welcome. Plus comfortable beds. (i have stayed in many places on this island and this is certainly the best!!!)

Room Tip: peace, quite and relaxing
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  • Stayed April 2011, 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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snodland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Our villa was brilliant. The bed was super comfortable, the kitchen was fully fitted with everything you might need to whip up a bit of breakfast in the morning, to cooking a full evening meal. In the storeroom we had a perfect size safe, we also had 2 umbrellas & torches for us to see along the path at night if we felt we needed it, but most of the time the moon and the existing lighting did the job. The living space was great, a big sofa for us both to stretch out on when we felt like having a quiet night in watching one of the many movies and series they provided. We used their laundry service, which was really quick and very reasonably priced. We left the laundry in the villa before we popped out and by the time we got back it was clean, ironed and hanging in the wardrobe waiting for us – fantastic service! We loved the laid back feel and stunning beauty of Koh Tao, it was what anyone would imagine a perfect island in Thailand to be. Due to the islands small size, getting around was very easy and where Woodlawn Villas is located in Chalok it made it a breeze getting to all the beaches and amenities. Chalok bay, Freedom beach and Rocky bay were literally just around the corner, about 1 to 2 minutes by motorbike or taxi. As it wasn’t far we often opted to make most of the lovely walk from the villa past all the shops, restaurants, to the beach. The owners Luke and Michelle were so helpful, nothing was too much to ask. They got us sorted with a motorbike and organized our tickets for our return journey back to Samui. This was a lovely place to stay and if you are planning a trip to Koh Tao you would love it. We will for sure be paying another visit. Thank you very much Luke and Michelle, you made our holiday unforgettable and so relaxing.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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snodland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Our villa was brilliant. The bed was super comfortable, the kitchen was fully fitted with everything you might need to whip up a bit of breakfast in the morning, to cooking a full evening meal. In the storeroom we had a perfect size safe, we also had 2 umbrellas & torches for us to see along the path at night if we felt we needed it, but most of the time the moon and the existing lighting did the job. The living space was great, a big sofa for us both to stretch out on when we felt like having a quiet night in watching one of the many movies and series they provided. We used their laundry service, which was really quick and very reasonably priced. We left the laundry in the villa before we popped out and by the time we got back it was clean, ironed and hanging in the wardrobe waiting for us – fantastic service! We loved the laid back feel and stunning beauty of Koh Tao, it was what anyone would imagine a perfect island in Thailand to be. Due to the islands small size, getting around was very easy and where Woodlawn Villas is located in Chalok it made it a breeze getting to all the beaches and amenities. Chalok bay, Freedom beach and Rocky bay were literally just around the corner, about 1 to 2 minutes by motorbike or taxi. As it wasn’t far we often opted to make most of the lovely walk from the villa past all the shops, restaurants, to the beach. The owners Luke and Michelle were so helpful, nothing was too much to ask. They got us sorted with a motorbike and organized our tickets for our return journey back to Samui. This was a lovely place to stay and if you are planning a trip to Koh Tao you would love it. We will for sure be paying another visit. Thank you very much Luke and Michelle, you made our holiday unforgettable and so relaxing.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 11/50 Moo 3, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodlawn Villas is a welcoming family run resort comprising of six beautiful villas, suites and swimming pool set amongst two acres of coconut palms, tropical gardens and manicured lawns. We offer 3 bedroom villas, one bedroom suites and one bedroom villas making us the perfect destination for couples, friends & families visiting Koh Tao island in Thailand. All accommodation includes air conditioned bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, daily housekeeping, separate living room & kitchenette, Flat screen Cable TV, free wifi, drinking water, toiletries & in room tea & coffee facilities, safe box and private balconies overlooking the gardens/swimming pool. We are just a minutes walk to a well stocked supermarket, 2 minutes walk to a variety of restaurants (seafood BBQ, thai food, tapas) dive shops, yoga classes, spas, pharmacies and 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach. For guests convenience we provide a free mobile phone to call for a taxi, motorbike hire, snorkelling trips & order food delivery for in room service. We provide a selection of menus to order from different restaurants, breakfast/lunch/dinner. All guests are provided with a complete information pack upon arrival highlighting the best things to do, where to eat and places to visit whilst on the island. The atmosphere at Woodlawn Villas is friendly, fun and relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you to Koh Tao. ... more   less 

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