Stayed for three nights for diving in Koh Tao. We paid 2000thb for air con standard room. It was very basic and more expensive than nearly all the hotels on our trip (tourist trap). The sheets seemed sandy and there were no mod cons. However the air con and the fan worked well and there was a basic but hot shower and a bug free bathroom.
The location was great, away from the hussle and noise of sairee beach so very quiet but only a two minute walk down to the diving schools.
The breakfast was very nice, but the one thing that spoiled the hotel experience for us was the presence of a huge amount of flea ridden dogs. We both have dogs at home so we are used to them but this was something else. They were friendly so much so they sat under your table which is why we never ate at the hotel as we didn't want to catch fleas. The staff did nothing about the dogs despite alot of the guests looked uncomfortable that they were there. If you don't like dogs don't stay here.
Most of the hotels we saw we fairly basic, Koh Tao is a tourist trap but the diving was spectacular therefore the prices are a little elevated.
Make sure you say hello to 'Sam' the head waited very nice and very well mannered, with great service and very good English.
Air Con and Cleanl rooms
Flea Ridden Dogs
Basic Rooms, no mod cons and not very big
Back to basics, a fun experience and we would stay again due to the location. Shame about the dogs!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bow Thong Hotel Koh Tao