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Koh Tao Tropicana Resort
Ranked #32 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed February 18, 2010

We had a fantastic 5 nights in Tropicana, totally recommend it to anybody looking for accommodation from 400 to 1200 Thb a night. We stayed in the 400 Thb room which was great, very close to the beach, cafe's and restaurants. Perfect!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

Stayed there for one night, the room was spacious and OK clean. The room stank like sewage almost impossible to stay in the room! The location was great however.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2009

Beautiful little resort in a great location right by the beach. There are several bars just a short walk away and if you want to go clubbing, thats jsst a short ride in a taxi.

The rooms are comfortable and excellent value for money. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. The restaurant is good but the resort also owns the 'Tropicana Cafe' which is just a short walk away, the menu is the same but the quality of the food is slightly better.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled solo
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Thank toreyes
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

I was travelling in Thailand with a friend for a couple of weeks. Since we were diving at Buddha View Diving, we had (free) accommodation with them. However, when we were shown the free accommodation, we dropped our bag, went for dinner and came to the conclusion that we didn't want to stay there.
We walked around a bit in Chalok looking for accommodation and ended up at Tropicana. We asked to see the room before taking it. Room looked nice - a double and single bed, fan, tv (only dvd, but free dvd's), nice balcony and bathroom with flusing toilet. We paid 800baht per night and did not have to pay anything in advance. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

True they provide you with one towel each and will only change towels and sheets every 4 nights, but we didn't think this was problem. Toiletpaper is not provided, but 7/11 is at a minute walk where you can just buy the toiletpaper. We even had a fridge in the room, which was perfect for keeping our drinks. We did not like Tropicana restaurant, but the're plenty of nice places to eat - bbq at Buddha view, JP's, Ricky's. Just ask around a bit at Buddha.

We left Ko Tao for Samui, didn't like that and came back to Tao - and Tropicana! Staff recognised us and was very friendly again. Would not recommend to take the A/C, that'll cost you about half extra and the fan is fine. We were in the new building, which was very nice. They were still building a bit, but we had no noise problems.

Definately recommending this!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Jobackpack
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

We spent nearly a week in one of Tropicana's concrete bungalows paying eight pound a night. We moved here after spending one night at the South end of the beach which was messy and impossibly dark at night. Tropicana's rooms are big and well kitted out, with nice balconies and big sturdy wooden chairs to read in. The gardens are kept immaculately clean and the staff normally smiley and helpful. The bathroom was a bit smelly though and the staff were reluctant to clean our room outside of the alloted four day schedule. Food in this part of the island is generally abissmal but cafe Tropicana was OK.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

We knew Tropicana resort from different stays beginning in 1998 and frequently going on to this time where we stay again now.

We are sure not to visit this resort again if the situation as "Mighty_Perkster" told would have been true because we like some comfort and minimum standards as well in the rooms as also in the restaurant and in the area around.

This time we have got a room for my wife and me and another one for a friend travelling with us. Both rooms have been cleaned correct at our arrival and also the bathroom or the sheets on the bed are without any chance of reclamation. Anything works and a lamp has got out of order during our stay has been changed immediately.

The staff is going to realize every wish as you might have and which is makeable, but of course, this depends to sympathy and respect to each other.

Tropicana resort has a beautiful garden and a friendly and engaged staff and we cannot tell anything bad against this.

Maybe "Mighty_Perkster" has not well known the thai rules about easy going and making problems gone in a polite way. I for myself have never had problems like this and i cannot imagine that the described situation really has been real and happened... - it sounds more like a revenge for not getting something which has been in the mind of MP - who knews...

My wife, i for myself and our friend will choose this resort every time again; we are sure. At last the cost-performance ratio is good and even better if you knew the owner Wan or you come frequently... ...and friendly...

Try it... and enjoy...

Andi, Petra and Nenoy

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank baunldain
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

I stayed here for 2 weeks of my 2 month stay on koh tao. I found Tropicana after looking around a few different resorts around chalok ban koh, it wa pretty much too the same standard of most the places I'd looked at tho slightly cheeper (500 bht a night for a double rather than 600/800). I was travelling alone but was told i would have to pay for a double room as thats all they had, which i guess was fair enough. I was given a bungalow right at the edge of the resort practically on the beach which had amazing views so was happy to pay the extra. The lady checking me in was a bit miserable, as i found to be the case with most the staff, but was helpfull enough and let me see the room befor paying. The room was spacious and reasonablly clean, probably slightly cleaner than a few other places i'd seen but pretty much what i expected for the price, i'm quite fussy about having somewhere clean to sleep and was comfortable enough here. The bed was a bit firm but comfortable enough, and the fan wasn't great but i was there durning monsoon season and so some nights were cool anyway and having the window open seemed to help. The bathroom was also spacious enough, the showers were cold but thats what i'd expected as there's not much hot water anywhere on the island, the toilet didnt flush but i found this the case almost everywhere and instead a water gun and bucket are provided. The gardens of the resort are quite pretty, and i'm not sure who said the beach was mad of sandbags but this wasn't the case, the sand bags were there to stop the water rising too high at high tide and where only at the entrance to the resort, the beach its self was nice and quiet most the time. There's not tv in the rooms but this wasn't a problem for me as there is a restaurant next door which screens 3 films a night, and also a few bars just a few minutes walk away. This end of Koh Tao is a lot quieter than Siree or Mah Hadd but was a bit nicer and still has enough to keep you entertained (I stayed here for 2 months without diving and never got bored) and as the islands small its easy enough to get to the busier parts either by taxi or hiring a scooter.The restaurant was ok (some dishes made very well otheres just standard) but there were pleanty of much better options around. Budda View which is just a 2 minutes walk from here had an excellent bbq everynight and the bar here has a great, friendly attmosphere, theres also eazy bar just a couple of minutes futher. In easy walking distance (5 mins away at the most) are the 7/11, a couple of other small shops selling the basics as well as clothes and food, 3/4 internet cafes (most resorts also have their own), a number of decent restaurants, moped hire, and shark bay is a half hour walk or 10 minutes bt scooter.

The staff did seem a bit grumpy at times without any apparent reason but they where helpful enough, and when i wanted my sheets changing i just asked and it usually got done that day. On check in i said i didnt know how long i'd be there and so paid for a couple of nights in advance, after that they just let me keep the room as long as i wanted and i just paid every few days and (not always in advance as most resorts deman you do, which was helpful as i lost my bank card so had to wait for money from home before i could pay anyway)


Overall i'd say its pretty much what you'd expect at 500 bht a night, i only wanted a place to sleep and wash in reasonable comfort and it did the job, i was also pleased that there wern't to many bugs and insects getting in. Couldnt have asked for a better location really and i didnt notice much of a problem with noice either caused by the fan or the bar just opposite my bungalow, or any funny smells.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled solo
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Address: 22/9 Moo 3, Chalok Bankao Beach, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #32 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: $26 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Koh Tao Tropicana Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koh Tao Tropicana Resort is located on the south part of the island at Chalok Bann Kao Bay with private and peaceful atmosphere. We offer a friendly service and reasonable price of accommodations both air-conditioned and fan rooms with private bathroom and balcony near by the beach and at our lovely and quiet garden. A very relax beach front Restaurant offer reasonable prices for all dishes with cushion and table area. Free Wi-Fi access in restaurant and at the garden. Front desk staffs can assist you all tickets to travel around Thailand. Let make a lovely stay at Tropicana Resort. ... more   less 
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