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“Highly recommended jungle paradise!”
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Seaview Resort
Ranked #29 of 79 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The views at this resort are the best I've ever seen in my life. No joking. I'm lucky to have traveled to a lot of islands (Hawaii, Bali, Cozumel, etc.) but this view tops them all! I've had many "beach" views of the ocean but from the rooms at Seaview, you have a stunning, tropical view of the jungle as it leads down a "mini" green valley to the deserted beach at Ao Leuk. Two rock out croppings sit in the water just off shore adding to the view. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

The rooms were reasonably priced and were well decorated in classic Thai design. Our deluxe room was large with cold air-conditioning, hot water and a lovely balcony. You are way up in the hills, too, which allowed a nice breeze to flow. Look online at the pictures of the wooden tub in the extra large bathroom!

Neal met us, with his truck at the pier and took us back to the resort. Once at Seaview, the girls took our bags up the hill (thank goodness) to our room. You get a good workout! My daughter counted 93 steps up the hill. However, don't let this discourage you--it just gives you an opportunity to stop, catch your breath, and look at the view.

Being away from Sairee and Mae Haad, the Seaview Resort was nice and quiet--a wonderful, tropical getaway. You can, and should, rent a scooter from the resort for 250 baht per day--unbelievable! They are fully automatic and very easy to drive. You can take the scooter and explore the paved roads all around the island. Eat in town, or just stay around the resort. They have a good restaurant serving freshly prepared Thai dishes (try the yum moo--spicy pork salad-- which is delicious and of course, Thai iced tea) as well as Western dishes.

Nearby Ao Leuk is a fantastic location for snorkeling: shallow, clear water, abundant with tons of fish. You can walk there.

I know this review may sound overly favorable, but honestly, it was, by far, the best experience we had in Thailand.

Thank you, Neal, and girls (I'm sorry I can't remember your names!) for a wonderful stay in Koh Tao!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently stayed at Seaview Resort & had the most amazing time.

Seaview is a lovely quiet resort right on the edge of the jungle & tucked away from the busier bars & restaurants, though only 5mins away. It’s nicely secluded & almost hidden away from view. This is exactly what we were looking for. The staff are great, the food was lovely, but the views are AMAZING!

We were picked up from the boat & transported up to the resort by pickup which seems to be the way it’s done out there, it’s good fun! It’s a little too far to walk into the centre so a moped is probably the best way of getting about whilst there (ask Neal at Seaview for advice). Local taxis seem pretty cheap for getting home after an evening out.

There’s a great beach for snorkelling directly below the resort. The seas were perfectly clear, so we saw some great sea life. It was really quiet whilst we were there in the early evening, so was an amazing experience. We hired snorkels from one of the bars whilst down there, then went for a beer whilst watching the sun go down.

We’d go back in a heartbeat if only we could get the time off work again so soon!!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

My partner and I spent a peaceful 7 days at the Seaview Resort. If you like to stay away from the craziness of staying right on the beach then this is the place for you. Niel and his staff were so helpful, giving us tips on where to go on the island and anything else we needed. The restaurant at the resort also serves delicious food which is excellent so you don't have to venture out to find places to eat if you don't want to. There is no pool but that was fine as a beach is close by, a bit of a steep hill to get down to it but just hire one of the resort bikes and you will be fine. We also loved the garden and view, just bare in mind it's built on a slope so you will have to walk up stairs to your bungalow, great exercise though. If you book here be sure to let Niel know your arrival day and time and he will send someone to pick you up from the port which is a bonus, they also drop you off.

We were on a budget so we went with a standard room so there was no aircon but the fan was adequate. The bathrooms were also quite basic but were kept quite clean.

Overall we loved it there and if we ever visited Koh Tao again we would book here again.

Room Tip: Make sure you book far away from the road that runs past to avoid noise, it's a bit of a walk up...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a really good time at seaview resort. The place was really peaceful and relaxing, the bungalows were really nice and clean, and we loved hanging out in our own private hammock looking at the moonrise and listening to the nature sounds around us. We would absolutely recommend it!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The restaurant so good..and the worker here very wonderful..I had a fantastic holiday..it is an unforgetable place..the room is clean..and the garden has a lot of Orchid..this resort made me have a very good experience!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

A wonderful place to relax and enjoy koh tao away from the busy east part of the island! Rent a scooter in the resort itself and you will be in touch with everything! Quiet and very well quept, the staff was amazing and the restaurant is also excellent. Neal, the manager, was truly a superman in attending to our needs, making our stay at seaview resort beyond any negative remark. We recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Pat532
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here a couple weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views do live up to the website's pictures. Rent a scooter and you are 5 minutes and a fun ride from anywhere on the island. Any questions or concerns we had were quickly put at ease by the staff here. Neal and the girls take great care of you and only want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Aow Leuk Bay is probably the best swimming beach on the island and is only a short walk away. If you go, please ask Neal how his pineapples are doing!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Leisurelly
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Address: 52/1 Moo 3, Koh Tao 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range: $39 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family-run resort and restaurant offering stunning views across the Gulf of Thailand from Aow Leuk and Shark island to Koh Pangang and Koh Samui. Our rooms are traditional style wooden bungalows set in large tropical gardens, with a popular restaurant a bonus for our guests. We are close to all the main beach areas of Koh Tao but far enough away to offer some peace, space, and tranquilty. ... more   less 
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