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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Oasis of calm”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed here for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. Guy and Bex were wonderful hosts, the villa is beyond beautiful and the island is a lot of fun to explore. The view from the villa is awesome - makes you feel like you're up in the jungle on a deserted island. There's great wi-fi in the villa, though, so you're never too disconnected - unless you want it to be. They've got lots of great tips on what to do, eat, etc, and are very responsive to questions. Guests should note that this is more of an independent "home away from home" - Guy and Bex really leave you alone unless you need them. That means that you won't have turndown service, room freshening, etc., unless you ask for it (they come in and clean up every 3 days or so). We loved it, though, because we love that sort of independent travelling. Maybe my only complaint was that we wished the pool was warm! It was a fabulous place to stay and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet respite from the busy world.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bad Endorf, Germany
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We spend 5 nights in The Place (Villa 1) and enjoyed a beautyful and relaxed time there!
The architecture of both villas is fantastic, the privacy offered absolutely great!
We felt at home already at arrival and enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Guy and Bex were always reachable and took good care of us if needed - thank you very much both for that greatful stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

The Place is more than just about a room to stay in, it's a whole special experience!

Set in the heart of a residential area with stunning views out to the sea, it really is a perfect romantic getaway! Be prepared to walk/ride past buffalo on your way up to the villa and have the crickets and other wildlife for company during your stay- but this all adds to the experience!

Guy & Bex couldn't have done enough for us! My sister had asked for surprise massages, dinner on our terrace and flowers on arrival- all of which they arranged with no problems! You need a table booking somewhere- they can do it! You even get a mobile phone with some credit should you need to ring them or taxis etc! It's these little things that just set it apart from hotels!

The villa is a good 20 mins walk into Sairee Village so if you aren't prepared to walk up steep hills (which are dark at night!) or hire a bike, then The Place might not be for you! But if you want to get away from it all and share some special memories with a loved one, The Place is for you, so book it now!!!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Guy & Bex have achieved exactly what they wanted to do with The Place. The 3 nights we had there felt like we were just chilling out at home (a much more luxurious version of home!) rather than staying in someone's hotel. The sunsets from the balcony were amazing, in fact, we ordered takeaway 2 of the 3 nights as we just didn't want to leave! Everything is at your fingertips - the mobile phone was fantastic and made it effortless to organise day trips and transport. When we return to Koh Tao we will definitely be staying at The Place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

The Place was by far the best place we stayed in Thailand - Guy and Bex have created the perfect hideaway. The outlook was breathtaking, and it struck the right balance between feeling completely private & secluded without feeling like we were too far away from the action (the main town is about a 15 minute walk away). We didn't have the best weather but there was still plenty to do in the villa as the hard drive was packed to the brim with movies and TV series and we could still duck out into our private pool for a swim (oh and we ordered pizza in a few times from the menus in the villa, which was delicious!). Guy even downloaded a TV series for us by request! I'm not sure what else to say except that this is a truly wonderful place, and I can't fault a thing.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

the place koh tao delivers all tht it promises and
more. lovely service from guy & bex. unbelievably gorgeous villa & views. throughly deserves all the high praises from other reviewers on trip advisor. only regret that we have is not staying for longer. a must stay place for anyone looking for a bit of relax & leisure on koh tao.

  • Stayed February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed at The Place for the last 3 days of our Thai trip. Having read all of the reviews on trip advisor my expectations were pretty high, yet The Place exceeded even these.
Guy and Bex have made real their own vision of the perfect holiday hideout. The Place provides down to earth luxury, scenery, privacy, and a personal touch which immediately makes you feel at home. We do hope to return.

Bravo!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Address: 15/4 Moo 2 | Sairee, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Place Luxury Boutique Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Place consists of nine luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer you total privacy and complete relaxation. The resort nestles charmingly in the hills above Sairee, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, bars, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to savour the tranquillity and refreshing breeze that comes with being in the hills. ... more   less 
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