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“5 mins from beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Ranked #14 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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“5 mins from beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

With a transfer to & from the ferry included in the room price this was a bit more than we had been paying, however with free WiFi, good breakfast and a pool not bad value. A short walk to the beach and shops you are very close to everything you need. Room was big and comfortable. Bathroom was clean except for a dead cockroach under the sink, left for 3 days!. Shower head bracket was broken when we arrived but they fixed it straight away. Shame it didn't fit the shower head properly but hands are made for holding . Would stay again. Girls on reception always had a smile.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Nice, clean and cosy rooms, in the middle of Sairee village, Koh Tao.
Booked rooms straight at the hotel, they had a last one, so its better to book in advance (June 2013). Price almost the same like on Booking.com.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Fawlty towers is a palace compared to this. Despite assurance of taxi pick up from ferry, there was no taxi. Got there and asked why no taxi, they gave no apology and said they did send one (we were thorough, they didnt send one). Got to room, shower head broke once shower turned on and hit me straight in the front teeth, raised this to manager and I got no apology or offer to fix it. Air conditioning broken, assured it would be fixed by after dinner. The following afternoon it still was not fixed resulting in a sleepless sweaty night. Asked for refund as wanted to leave hotel after all the hassle of not being able to leave vicinity of room as it was left open near the road for workmen to get in and out to try (in vain) to fix aircon and so had no relaxation or enjoyment of island. No refund provided for remaining nights, most we got was 50% off first night after fighting hard for it. All I can say is this is shockingly bad service and quality for a hugely overpriced shambles. Avoid. No understanding of customer service.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

As usually we booked the hotel only for one night, but in fact we spent all three days which we were on Koh Tao here. As we are backpackers we do not need extra comfort, so we have everything we need: clean room, hot shower, safe in the room, tasty large breakfast ( american breakfast + salad/ fruit bar). Location is also nice: about five minutes to get to the beach and five minutes to get to the beach restaurants, shops ans massage cabinets (+ about 30 minutes to get to the peer by foots if necessary). Hotel has a good not eensive restorant, which has different promotions depends on day of week ( e.g. Pizza as much as you want only for 200 b). We have been here in lw season, but the hotel and restourant were full. We would recommend this hotel as a nice place to stay on Koh Tao.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed there end of May, beginning of June. We loved the place. The rooms were big and clean. We don't normally use any hotel's mini bar. However, the prices here are the same as the 7-11. Hotel is near everything you could want, such as laundry, Internet cafe and shops. The restaurant was out of this world. People used to eat there who were not hotel guests. Prices were very cheap and I had the best massaman curry in the many years ive been coming to Thailand. Another pro was the friendly staff, and restaurant staff. They always had a smile and provided excellent service. They hotel provide free pick up and drop off to and from the ferry ports. We loved Koh Tao,and we loved Simplelife resort. Would never stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor double room. It was perfect.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

the rooms are beautiful anc huge, but the view is horrible... the reception staff does not speak english but acts like they do... they are very money focused and are only nice when they know you stay longer dan 3 nights...you can get better for the price... the pool s okay, but not enough chairs for the rooms they have...don(t want to sit by the pool anyway if you know how many beautiful beaches koh tao has... honestly, if you lke to party in sairee... it's okay,but there are better for the price...breakfast is good tough...enjoy koh tao!

Room Tip: don't take hillside view...the view is horrible... i don't know the other views... it's...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Messoudi
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here for six nights in the cheapest "standard" room.

The room was FAR superior to anything else we had seen in Koh Tao for the money (we looked at six different places) and was nicely decorated and equipped. The bed was comfy with four pillows, the newish AC unit worked a treat and the TV and fridge were a great addition at this price level. Compare this to the overpriced junk on the beach and you will be impressed.

We wanted something with a pool so chose Simple Life over some other resorts with better ratings. It was great having a pool but it is very shallow, didn't appear to be all that clean and was quite small.

The location is excellent right in the heart of Sairee with many great eating options a stones throw away (we highly recommend Su Chili).

Noise was a bit of an issue in our block S1 - S7 but usually ended at 11pm when the bar closed. I didn't mind it too much though and put up with it as we were getting a great deal. Free Wifi is included but reception is poor in room.

We had to wait one night before getting in (in low season) so I would recommend booking in advance.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Address: 14/11 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Koh Tao Simple Life Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury resort offering quality air conditioned accommodation on Koh Tao's popular Sairee Beach. Peaceful and private resort, with premier location with everything you need in close walking distance (beach, bars and restaurants, shops, ATMs, etc). ... more   less 
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