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Koh Tao Star Villa
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed in Alan and Heidi's beautiful penthouse on our first trip to koh Tao and every trip after will be spent here. Unfortunately we only stayed for 3 nights and this was nowhere near long enough. If your thinking about staying here than look no further because you shall not find anywhere that comes close to the service you will receive here. As you have probably read in other reviews Alan and Heidi are lovely and offer a great service along with beautiful apartments and amazing view! We have recommended to friends and hopefully will be returning in the near future

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have just left Koh Tao, satisfied that we did indeed find the best accommodation on the island! Heidi and Alan have created something so lovely, stylish and comfortable and nothing is too much trouble for them. If anyone has any doubts about the location, forget them! You will not have a more unique place to stay with views that are breathtaking! And Alan and Heidi provide transfers up and down the hill (and taxis are available) Everything they recommended to us proved just right, from the days we spent at Tanote Bay, snorkelling and relaxing, to the dive outfit, Roctopus, to the brilliant restaurant hints... our 5 days were perfect!! Thank you both. We hope that we can return in the not-so-distant future! Steve and I still haven't got over the pastry with candle for Steve's birthday, and our delicious cake for our anniversary... SO kind!!! You made these celebrations so much more special.
By the way, have a look at the website, it is informative and honest...and it was lovely to turn up and find everything looked exactly like the pics there! Rarely have i enjoyed spending time in our accommodation, rather than it just being a place to lay our heads.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Koh Tao star villa has an amazing view over the sea at sunset. The rooms are very clean, with nice design and lots of amenities (i.e. tv and films from all over the world). The hotel is situated on top of a hill so the beach is not immediately accessible, however Alan and Heidi generously provide 2 taxis a day to the beach. We had a really great stay and felt very welcome by Alan and Heidi who really go out of their way to make their guests feel at home.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody, and if we're lucky enough to return to koh Tao we will stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Sarita87
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I just spent a few nights with Alan and Heidi (March 2013) and can't wait for the next time I have a chance to do so again. The villa is immaculately kept, spacious, and with all the amenities you need. With the stunning view of the ocean overlooking Sairee beach, I had a hard time motivating myself to get off the porch and down to the beach, it would have been easy to just enjoy the view and quiet villa setting my entire time on the island. But what I appreciated most was Alan and Heidi's welcoming spirit and feeling like they were genuinely happy to have me as their guest. Riding around in the back of the truck pretending to be a local expat, talking about life on the island, and meeting some of their friends over a dinner out in the town really rounded out what will be an unforgettable experience. Thanks again Alan and Heidi. I hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank PatrickGault
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed at the Star Villa for 6 nights in Feb 2013. We were very happy with our choice and enjoyed a great level of service from Alan and Heidi, the British expats who own and run the villa. We decided not to stay near the busy seafront on Tao in order to get away from it all, but were also keen to be close enough to Sairee village in order to undertake our open water diving course during our stay. The Star Villa offers the best of both worlds - it's less than a 5 min drive from the centre of the village, yet is up in the hills in the very centre of Tao, surrounded by jungle on all sides. The view from our balcony was fantastic, with a panorama all the way down to the sea - it proved to be a great position for watching sunsets. The location of the villa allows to you to feel completely secluded from the crowds in the town, while only being a short drive away (which Alan and Heidi are more than happy to make for you a couple of times each day).

We stayed in one of the apartments, which consisted of a living room/kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The accommodation was clean and well stocked; the bed was comfy and and there was plenty of hot water in the bathroom. There was a media hard drive in the living room with literally hundreds of movies and TV shows available, so there is no chance of getting bored of an evening. We found that we didn't use the kitchen as we had originally planned as there are a number of pretty good restaurants in Sairee village who will deliver up to the villa. The accommodation was very quiet, and we hardly noticed the other occupants in the neighbouring flat and penthouse above.

English breakfast options were served on the balcony from Alan and Heidi and were consistently hearty. They made us feel extremely welcome during our stay, and we were constantly impressed by their flexibility for giving us lifts up and down the hill, which made getting to other places on the island very easy. Alan also picked us up from the ferry pier when we arrived, which eliminated the need to get a taxi upon arrival. We were provided with a local mobile throughout our stay which allowed us to update Alan and Heidi of our plans whenever needed. We were given lots of recommendations from them as well with regard to eating out, planning our days and selecting a diving school (we chose Roctopus, which we can also highly recommended - conveniently located right at the bottom of the hill which Star Villa sits on). Star Villa made our stay while we were on Tao, and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again upon returning to the island.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank WJBCQ
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