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“Beautiful boutique hotel overlooking all of Koh Tao”
5 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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San Francisco, California
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“Beautiful boutique hotel overlooking all of Koh Tao”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay here for 3 nights in July and wish it could have been longer. It is an absolutely beautiful boutique hotel situated up high on a hill with stunning views. Our room was a little bungalow with great views and a big balcony that we enjoyed relaxing on at the end of the day. It is a very steep hill to walk up and while you can get a scooter, ours didn't have quite enough power to make it so I would just recommend parking your scooter at the bottom and making the hike up. I loved the location in Chalok Baan as the beach there is stunning and not as crowded as Sairee Beach and there are some great restaurants and coffee shops just at the bottom of the road. The breakfast was really the only downfall for us. While it was included in the price is just was not that great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

When you're a fit person, visit this resort! It's located on a hill, and that's why all the little houses have a fantastic view over the bay. Paradise! The restaurant can be a little quiet, but the food is okay and the staff is friendly. The beach near the resort was lovely when we went there (in july): not a lot of people and warm, undeep water. But if you like things to be even more quiet, just walk around the corner to Freedom Beach. Oh, and before I forget: the bed of this resort was great!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Lucky to have recently tayed here for 3 nights. Fantastic hotel and my favourite out of the 5 i stayed at in thailand! Great service, cant fault it and nothing was a problem for the staff. Drop them an email before you arrive and they will have you picked up from the harbour, we stupidly paid for a taxi. Food is excellent at hotel and very well priced! about £10-£15 for 2 people having starter, mains and a 2-3 drinks each. You can get a bit cheaper obviousloy but it is just very convenient and we tried breakfast, lunch and evening meal here and all to a very high standard.

Only negative is the hill to the hotel is VERY steep, even our moped (hired for £4 a day from hotel) couldnt get to the top!! But it is worth it when you get there (about 70 yards up). View from the pool is amazing, all rooms are individual bungalows with fantastic sea views. Cant fault breakfast and dining area as it over looks a stunning bay! The view is actually onn loads of postcards around koh tao it was that good!! Breakfast is a menu rather than a buffet which was ideal. We used to order a few few things from the menu and it was never a problem. Late check out ....not a problem. Place is run very well and they will go out of the way to help you. Even when by the pool if you got up to order a drink the staff would come over take your order and they would bring it over to you.

Will definately be coming back!

Room Tip: Email hotel before and they will pick you up from harbour for free! Hire a moped from hotel...£4 a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for four nights. The views from the room and pool are stunning, as mentioned by many reviewers. Yes, the two-part slope is indeed steep, so do rent a bike or you might be too lazy to venture out again once you return. The resort is still fairly accessible, with convenience stores etc along the road below. The tom yum soup and green curry at the restaurant were nice, but you might want to give the sweet and sour fish a miss.
In all, a lovely place for couples.

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a little away from the busy side of Koh Tao, but with hired motorbikes, it doesn't matter. Staff were so friendly. Worth trying to barter the room down - or use agoda (was cheaper than what they quoted). I highly recommend this place. You'll also get fit walking up the hill ;-).

  • Stayed June 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Four wheel drive low range was the standard response when we got into a taxi to go to Chintakiri Resort and for good reason too. The resort is perched on a steep hill but the view was magnificent.

Check in was a breeze and bags were carried to our room. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with some friends, which had ocean views from the balcony and master bedroom.
The rooms were spacious and each had an ensuite and cable tv.

The restaurant was well priced and the food was fresh and delicious. The waitresses were delightful and attentive.

We found the resort very relaxing and suitable for couples. Taxis were expensive, charging 400THB to go a few kms, which was comparable to Melbourne prices without the comfort. There are, however scooter rental places nearby. A good tip is to rent something decent that is at least 125cc or you'll have trouble getting up the hill to the resort or tackling the many hills around the island. I had a 125cc Honda Click and had no issues (2 persons and a box of beer).

Overall I highly recommend the hotel for couples wanting to unwind but if you want to stay close to the action this property might be a little far away.

Thanks Chintakiri for a fabulous stay.

Room Tip: Room 105 was great for two couples. Ask for a deal.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights at the start of may 2013 at short notice and was very happy with the resort. The rooms were stunning and my balcony overlooked the gorgeous bay leading into the Gulf of Thailand. The view from my bed was breathtaking! The food was exceptional with very large portions at a good price although the cocktails were a little small. The service was impeccable. The only drawback was not being able to use the swimming pool after 7pm but this seemed to be the norm everywhere (in order for cleaning to take place). I met some great people here... Overall, a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chintakiri Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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