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Koh Tao Tropicana Resort
Ranked #31 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Imst, Austria
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“Cheap place directly at the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed at the tropicana resort, because the bungalows from the diving school (alvaro diving) were full. We got the second closest bungalow to the beach front, which was really nice. You only have 20m distance to the sea…its amazing. the toilet was so so (the water from the shower was smelly) but the room it self was okay.
We didn't have any insects or reptiles in our room! (but we did in other hotel/guesthouses). The breakfast was really nice, i enjoyed sitting in front of the beach, looking at the see.

the staff was helpful and you could book the ferry etc there.

It was convenient to have a 7/11 around the corner, and there were a lot of shops, bars and restaurant very close - you get everything you need.

I liked the "town" itself pretty much, you get everything but it is not so busy, for some places you only can walk on the beach to get there. it has a relaxed / hippie atmosphere, but maybe its not for everyone. if you expect an ordinary beach holiday then you should better stay in sairee…but here its a perfect mixture of being away from the crowds, but having everything you need (even a french bakery and a hair dresser)

Room Tip: The bungalows close to the beach are great!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The location close to the water at a beautiful bay is great. We loved the menu too. The rooms are good value for money. Large and quite clean. People are helpful. Downside: the rooms close to the road can be very noisy. Take a room further from the road.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

KT Tropicana is still good value, as you don't find a lot of places on Koh Tao that are on the beach and start at THB400 and this was our 3rd time staying here. The grounds are still kept in immaculate condition and the rooms are clean, each with a veranda looking out onto the gardens and beach. Unfortunately, there seemed to have been a problem with the water supply to the bathroom - toilet, sink and shower was brown and putrid. I trust it was a temporary issue, however, if you plan on checking it out, I would recommend opening up a tap or flushing the toilet before booking the place for a long stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed here for around a week in December. Had a basic Fan room, no hot water, but in Thailand, that's not really an issue!

Lovely location, right on the beach, the bungelows are set in lovely grounds, right on the beach and near to all local amenities. I was diving wity Budda View Dive school (next door) and for me this was a perfect location. The restaurant served lovely food at a decent price, and the friendly service and happy staff was always nice to see. Manager "Oi" was very nice and offered good advice in organising my Lomprayah sea cat trip onwards to Ko Samui.

I'll be back on Ko Tao soon to live but would most certainly stay here again.

Thanks for the lovely stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had a horrible stay here. We booked for 2 days because we wanted to get some rest normally we book for one and if its good than we book some more. Rooms were not that clean specially the shower/toilet. The second night We moved to another room near the road still noisy but cleaner.
The problems started on check out the first day we rented two bikes the next morning one had a flat tire. The manager demanded that we pay for it she wanted 600 bath just for that. She claimed that it was not fixable. I told here that it was to much just for that and that it was easy to fix. At that moment the girl from the reception joined the discussion and started to yell at me and my wife. I stayed calm but she continued. This was new for me such rude mentality is not what i expect from any hotel staff. I complained about it to the manager who was next to me she did not do anything about it, payed the fine and left.
We left that evening for Koh phi phi the next day my wife found out that she forgot her watch, We let a Thai from our new hotel call to the resort, after a discussion over more than 5 minutes the said not to have found anything.
This was the wurst stay in Thailand for us, however generally we had only good experiences with the hotel staff during our stay, only not this one.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Comfortable accommodation located next to the Chalok Bay beach and near several dive centres. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers a good range of traditional Thai food at a reasonable price, however, some of the serving staff have limited English. Free wifi is available and can be reached in the rooms. I stayed for a week and had a very relaxing time and would go back again.

Room Tip: I opted for the superior suite with air conditioning.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a good experience at this hotel and found the beach huts were good value for money. The location of this hotel is perfect if you want to get away from the main Sairee beach, but still had decent bars and restaurants. Perfect place to stay and complete a PADI course.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Koh Tao Tropicana Resort
Address: 22/9 Moo 3, Chalok Bankao Beach | Suratthani, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #31 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Koh Tao Tropicana Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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