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“Picturesque!!! But be prepared for the hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chintakiri Resort

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Chintakiri Resort
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Picturesque!!! But be prepared for the hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

I'll start off by saying i thought the hotel was really good, the room was a decent size, plenty of hot water, and clean. The A/C could have been a bit more powerful but you cant have everything. The staff were very attentive and although not the best english speakers we were able to communicate with them.

The hotel is up a very steep hill and i think you should keep this in mind when booking. In my opinion i think the hill and its steepness is quickly forgotten about when you see the views from the hotel. Me and my girlfriend also rented a quad bike from the hotel to help get up and down the hill, and around the island.

I'd fully recommend this hotel i really enjoyed my stay here, and my stay on Koh Toa, a veru beautiful island.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Treviso, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

The hotel is really nice with a wonderful view point. Large,quiet and tidy rooms, all with great view on the bay. Nice and very helpful staff. Internet free. The food is good, better than in other restaurant.They book for you boat tours and ferry at the same price as other tourit agencies. It is not cheap: we paid € 85 /night at end of july.
It seems all good but.....
the day after I booked and paid last june (on their website but you book through ROOMSELLER.COM) I had to change the day of arriving (1 day later).Roomseller costumer service wrote me that they would have given me back the amount less 15%...4 months have passedi, I wrote many times also to the hotel but and I'm still waiting for my €70!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

The hotel is located in the south of the island, up hill. Quite difficult to access it, it is better to rent a motorbike. The view point is astonishing from the bedrooms and the swimming pool. The staff is very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

Arrival:
We were met from our boat by the hotel taxi which was great, the staff were very welcoming.

Location:
The location is beautiful and very handy to get around the island, it's very close to beaches and very close to Shark Bay for snorkelling. However there is a very steep hill up to the hotel which is very difficult to assend, even for a fit person. Many taxis refuse to drive up the hill, they often say that they cannot turn around to get back down, however this is not true so you should reassure them that they can turn at the top of the hill as this sometimes changes their mind.

Room:
The room was large and very nice, the view from our balcony was beautiful.

Pool:
The pool was lovely and the view from it is stunning, however it is very small.

Food:
We ate in the hotel on our first night as we were tired after the trip and also dreaded the walk down and back up the hill, we were very pleasantly surprised by the food at the hotel. We also ate lunch on our last day which again was very nice. The breakfast had a good variety of choices and was very tasty.

Service: The hotel service was great, very helpful and friendly. They arranged a long tail boat hire for a day which took us around the island and was great value at 2400 bht for 4 people. They also arranged our ferry and taxis for us. There is free internet in the hotel which is also very good, if you don't have your own computer there is one in reception for your use.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

the resort is on a bit of a hike, but that height makes the views from the pool an amazing sight! the staff are very warm, and the food is very good. try the smoothies! they also rent out bikes, but the place down the hill also rents out motorbikes for about 50 baht less. they book out so make reservations early! the one issue was that we had requested two double beds, but since we had booked the room with a third party, they had not forwarded our request to the resort and we had to pay extra for the bed.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

Coming with our reservation confirmation, Ms.Kan, the receptionist, informed us that the hotel was fully booked. It happens in the industry quite often but at least the hotel staff is trying its best to find an available room very close from the hotel.
In the Chintakiri resort, no help has been provided, staff was laughing and obviously did not care. We lost 1/2 day trying to find a solution, and so we did not enjoy Koh Tao as much as we should have.

That is a SHAME, I do not recommend this property. They have just wasted one day of our holidays...

Come back maybe when the 3 staff mentionned before would not be there anymore!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

Not the cheapest hotel in comparison to other Thailand hotels so you can get better value for money elsewhere. However the room was worth it as we only stayed a couple of nights. The walk up to the hotel is steep but only a few mins to walk up and well worth it for the spectacular view.

The room was very clean, comfortable and stylish with a lovely terrace, ideal for watching the sunset over the sea with a cold beer! The only thing that let it down was the restaurant - the food was disappointing compared the amazing Thai food we had got used to. The resort was pretty quiet, so a short stay was long enough.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chintakiri Resort
Address: 19/59-77 Moo 3, Chalok baan kao, Koh Tao, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chintakiri Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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