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“Quiet near the sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palm Leaf Resort

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Palm Leaf Resort
Ranked #8 of 74 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet near the sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I stayed at the Palm Beach recently when i cam to visit my family. my cabin could have barely been nearer the water and basically I echo William's comments save that I didn't swim that far. I was upgraded for the last night and I think I might go for the superior on my next trip but the standard was adequate.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

This is your spot. Close enough to walk to the main restaurants and far enough to dampen the sounds.
I came here for four days and stayed for 30. It is not the cheapest place to stay and by all means not a fancy place. The rooms are clean and neat and spacious. By far the main reason I stayed here was location. The north end of Sairee Beach is the cleanest and if you like to swim like I do you'll swim out around the point north, where the water is clean and the fish and coral life is decent.
The staff is very friendly and the food at the restaurant is decent. The breakfast that comes with the room is not as good as others but again the location is amazing and
the sunsets are fantastic.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank William N
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Wow !
We had a great time in kho tao. A family of five. Very much thenks to palm leaf.
We stayd at the deluxs garden bungalow wich thay rearange for family with kids. It was great.
The palm leaf bungalow was the best from all the ather pleaces we stayd in our holiday in thailand (ather island).
The beach is heven. End the palm leaf located right ther.
Not in the center of sairee but just 5-10 minuets walk.
The stuff was so nice and very helpful.including the guys at the restorant and citchen.
Dont think twice!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed in a bungalow for 4 nights in August 2013.
Amazing resort, perfect location (Sairee North, not too busy at night but still very close to the main bars and restaurants), very clean, nice staff, wonderful view over the bay, clean beach, good restaurant.
Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed a number of days at this resort, with it's nice big bungalows at the beach. Bungalow 104 is a decent size, almost at the beach and priced nicely at 3500.
Breakfast is included in the price and available from 7:30 till 10:30. If you are doing a morning dive and need to leave at 6, the offer to bring you breakfast the night before so you can put it in the fridge.
The location is great, on the beach and a bit away from the downtown hustle and bustle, but within 5 to 10 minutes walking along the beach. the staff is friendly and helpful, and their English is reasonably good.
The only downside we found was the water pressure is low, so the big shower head is more decorative than functional.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Palmleaf K, Reception at Palm Leaf Resort, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your stay with us and good review. We are really glad to welcome you again for next holiday. Unfortunately we are lack of water on this season and we would prepare for next season.
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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Palm Leaf resort is not honest. I made a booking for two nights and told them within minuts that i only wanted one night. They replied they had a "policy" of two nights minimum, which was a new policy and appeared nowhere on their site.

Also they want the credit card information via mail to charge complete cost, after that nothing holds them from creating new "policy" for reservation or booking.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed nearly two weeks in May 2013. Initially booked for a few days as we wanted to explore other areas but ended up staying for entire holiday. Bungalow close to the beach was spacious and clean, lady at reception was most helpful as well as fun. Enjoyed chats with Sam, senior waiter, who gave good recommendations. Relaying and quiet holiday with easy access to the busier part of the island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Palmleaf K, Reception. at Palm Leaf Resort, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you very to choose to stay with us for whole holiday. We are really appreciate full fill your holiday on the rock. We wish to welcome you back again.
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Property: Palm Leaf Resort
Address: 15/2 Moo 1 North Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand (Formerly Bow Thong Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Leaf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You find us at the north end strip of Sairee Beach. Palm Leaf offers the best view at the bay with its grey boulders and the colourful sea. Just a 5 min walking distance away from the village, it is still a very calm and private place to be. Moreover it is the only snorkeling side at Sairee beach.Set in a nice garden our lovingly furnished bungalows and rooms await your arrival. ... more   less 
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