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“Perfect relaxation”
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la Cigale
Ranked #3 of 76 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
“Perfect relaxation”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We recently stayed at La Cigale for a couple of nights and it was so lovely.The apartments are far from the noisy of the main Sairee Beach center. The beach is just a few minutes.It's a perfect relaxation, you can hear only the sounds of birds.Apartments are very unique with wonderful natural colours.I would definitely like to come back again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stay in la cigale for 2 days and it was great! if you want some relax time off the resorts, ull love it!
The bathroom is pretty cool!
There's a 1 - 2 minute Climb from the road, but if u have minimal physical fitness ull be okay to walk it. But we are hikers so it doesnt matters
But thats what makes the beauty of it, it gets you more isolated!

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed here in the summer of 2012 and promised I'd write a review as we were leaving as I was so impressed.

Really got a good feeling about the place. Unfortunately, my gf and I had to leave a day early and Andre had no issues and was very accommodating. Like many have said he was a great help and provided some great advice about the island. He even offered to give me a free motorbike lesson although wouldn't rent us one in case something happened. Very refreshing as most places would just take your money and say nothing!

Pros - Incredible views, lovely houses, removed from the chaos of the centre without being too far away, great host, reasonable price and quite close to the beach (the quiet side too)

Cons - be prepared and happy to take a tuk-tuk home. Easier than walking but we didn't really consider this - road back is quite dark and dangerous (costs about €2 so not really an issue).
The downside of the beautiful setting is that there can be a few insects (not inside - houses are very well maintained and protected) which my gf was conscious of. Didn't bother me but something to watch out for.


All in all a really positive experience and I would recommend to friends and family travelling to the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

everything is perfect and i write this while i still stay at the hotel right now. To my friends,perhaps too many ants and while it rains , the water drops as well from the open kitch and bathroom. But the service is great. i left tips for them to clean the room but this is the only hotel in thailand has not taken it. The view and the design is great and i will stay here again when i come here.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Audenge, France
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Excellent! Des bungalows tout confort, d'une propreté irréprochable avec terrasses et vue panoramique sur Sairee.
Accueil chaleureux d'Andrew, toujours disponible
Excellente literie, AC, frigidaire, terrasse et salle de bain type mandi balinais
A recommander
Wow!! thie friendly place has marvellous bungalows and cottages constructed on the hills set back sairee beach. Bathrooms and toilets open air like balinese style. A retreat with marvellos view for the sunset on the beach
bungalows with all comfort and amenities overlooking the beach
Andrew the owner is a charming owner very hepfull and friendly
I will come back again with my family

Room Tip: Les logements se trouvent à 200m du ko tao cabana; prendre la ruelle qui monte en face du golden cap...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This place is beautiful. Set high up in the hills (but surprisingly close to the beach), the views are wonderful. Our room had a balcony overlooking the trees/beach. Could have spent the whole 3 days we stayed lying in the hammock!

What really sets it apart though, is the customer service. Andre, who runs La Cigale, just goes above and beyond. He greeted us personally on arrival with someone else who took our bags. He explained everything to us, gave us a mobile phone to use on the island, snorkels/masks and a helpful guide book. We were shattered on our first night after a long journey so made use of the takeaway menus in the room - we chose our food and rang Andre who called the takeaway and sorted out delivery etc. Couldnt have asked for more. There was also a DVD player and selection of DVDs in the room.

The place is well located, close to the action but quiet and relaxing. It really is the best of both worlds. Between myself and my partner, we have been to Thailand 3/4 times and we agreed that La Cigale is the best place we have stayed. It has that personal touch and is also excellent value. Will return!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying with my mother in the twin villa. It was perfect. One giant kitchen area, which was perfect for my mother and I to cook breakfast and chill out all morning in the sun. It also has a pull out couch and a huge deck and bathroom. One giant bedroom in another villa just across (3 feet away) with another washroom and a stunning outdoor shower. It's very unique.
Its set perfectly just up the hill. Short walk from all the action if you want to watch some fire dancing and have some beers; but, quiet and tranquil right in amongst nature if you want to listen to birds and lay in the hammock. The owners treated us so very kind. They treated us like family.
Thanks again Andre!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: la Cigale
Address: 19/11 Mu 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — la Cigale 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome =) la Cigale comprises just four comfortable, cosy cribs on one acre of land cradled among large granite rocks, in a tropical garden with excellent views over nearby Sairee beach. Spacious and down-to-earth, the suites are designed with open lounge areas, natural feature bathrooms and hardwood verandas. Villas are fully furnished including kitchen with dining setting, bedrooms complete with air conditioning, open air en-suite, cable TV/DVD and internet access. Relax in privacy and comfort just 250 metres from Sairee beach. ... more   less 
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