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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We can only reiterate what everyone else has already said: 'The Place' is without a doubt offered us a most wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful respite on Koh Tao. Guy and Bex really have thought of everything. There is nothing that they would not have done to ensure that our stay was a great experience. The villas were amazing (we rented 2 of them, the other was for our 2 teenagers), tastefully decorated and with all the little amenities that make a world of difference. And the service was over-the-top fantastic. By the way, the chef that Guy and Bex recommend to come to the villa and prepare a meal is very much worth the price, as the meal is comparable to what one would find in a top restaurant in Montreal or other North American city. 'The Place' comes highly, highly recommended. Freda from Montreal.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

After reading all previous reviews we can only agree. Guy and Bex are a lovely couple, who definitely have hospitality in their vains. Everything is done to make your stay at The Place a fabulous one. Our villa (no 1) had a magnifiscent view and had everything we wished for.

This all makes you forget that sometimes you have to deal with cold water and bad internet connections, both due to instable power supply at Koh Tao.

Guy, Bex, keep up the great job you're doing. Hope to come in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed at "The Place" for 3 nights during our travels through Koh Tao and the neighboring Thai islands on our honeymoon this August. From the very first email exchange with Guy it was a calming, relaxed, professional experience that made our stay effortless.

The Views of Koh Tao from The Place are stunning and the excellent finish of the villa makes it worth your consideration. From the infinity pool perched on the edge of the canopy to the complete open glazed window aspect of the bedroom, you have a picture perfect horizon of Koh Tao.

Nothing is too much trouble for Guy and 'Becks who were as helpful, friendly and discreet as the best hotel concierge service.

If you want a luxury villa away from the hubub of the town, yet within walking distance of all the amenities with fantastic, friendly hosts, this is "The Place" for you. Thanks Guy and Becks for making our stay so special.

Room Tip: Villa 1 has an amazing uninterrupted view of the Coast
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Well what can I say, The Place is absolutely amazing, the hosts are tremendous. The services levels are second to none,

Guy and Bex were an absolute pleasure, they know exactly what customer service is and always go that extra mile for the guests 24/7 and with willingness and a smile. I really do not know where they get their energy from. Guy and Bex think of everything from providing you with a mobile phone with credit and pre programmed numbers, at no cost and no deposit, absolute trust is given to their guests. They provide torches with the villa keys and pre programmed TV Box with hundreds of films and series availability. They provided details of an excellent taxi driver (Mr Bear), who was always polite, well presented, informative, on time and available, even at very short notice.

Guy and Bex also provide the opportunity for a chef (Ed, fantastic person) to come and cook at your villa and Bex sets up the table. After dinner all you need to do is deposit the crockery and cutlery into a sealed box outside and in the morning its gone, can't be any easier and no dirty pots to wash or laying around. The food is fantastic, so much so we availed of this service for 2 of the 3 nights of our stay. Well worth the money, and still cheaper than a standard restaurant meal in Dubai.

The villa was a dream, the interior design was amazing and carefully thought out, if I had any slight concerns it would be the clothes storage, which was a challenge for us as we had brought far too much clothing, for those visitors packing sensibly the storage would be sufficient I am sure.

We will definately return for a quiet break, probably each year. Well done to both Guy and Bexs for achieving such incredibly high standards of service and care.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed in Villa 1 for 3 nights whilst on our travels around Thailand. We were greeted at the dock by Guy and Bex who were the prefect hosts for our stay. This small private getaway has been well though out, has great views, is quet, relaxing and yet within walking distance to the centre of Koh Tao.
Each villa has an infinity pool and kitchen area, so you can stay tucked away for a few days relaxing on your own private deck, soaking in the sun and enjoying the spectacular views. The bathroom was exceptionally spacious and well designed and the fridge well stocked with 'necessities' (beer) at inexpensive prices. The in room entertainment was also outstanding with numerous films and music choices.
We would certainly return if we were ever back in Thailand and would definitely stay longer next time. It is the perfect place to unplug and re-charge your batteries - Well done guys :)

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

...There was a time when Inns were run out of personal pleasure emitting through the hospitality and services of the inn keepers; there was a time when technology wasn't scary but exciting; AND there was a time when thoughtfulness was palpable and not from a formula.
Rejoice! At The Place you will still find all of this!

1- The hospitality and the services:
These two people are subtly electric, and they simply "get it". They know why you're staying there and, as they say, they transfer their idea of a perfect holiday onto you. They give you the convenience of space, while never makign you feel that you're not tended to. They are like referees in a football match, the best ones are the ones you don't notice... they let you play for the love of the game - which in this case, is to relax and have your senses blown.

2- Their understanding of technology into your stay.
There's enough electricity, enough hot water (unlimited), enough appliances (nearly a full kitchen minus a milkshake machine, microwave, and magnetic marshmallows), and a perfect understanding of tasteful lighting, pool settings, and perfect TV and non-ominous internet (if you need it). By "perfect TV", I mean this: they have a TV system with approx 500 movies on demand, TV shows on demand, and best of all, no direct news channels (ie: live TV), but they may be able to fenaggle that. They have ALL sorts of movies for those rainy days or long evenings (you'll want to spend time indoors...), and all ranked by their personal scoring system, and by language (they even had two russian movies!), and even by release years and classics. To me, that represents the stay itself --- you have all you need, without any intrusions (commercials, adverts), plus the ability to turn it on and off.

3- Their thoughtfulness.
This starts in the email exchanges (yes, we all agree that Guy's the man and he makes us all feel uniquely special with his efficiency and accommodating nature), then leads to the impressions of them both when they welcome you, and this it permeates as they leave and you're left alone in your Villa. In your Villa - it's one of these types of stays - you will find yourself mumbling (or chanting!) "wow... they have thought of everything...... even that!". Some examples are flashlights on the mobile phones they give you, the selection of menus to order food from (they have bagels deliverable), the size of the pool, the depth of the lounge chairs, the amount of seating options, the positioning of the fan, the space of the bathroom and the lighting from the skylight, the different types of flooring, the lighting around the mirrors, in the pool, and in the corners, the simpel mornign text messages, the honesty of the island, the style of the recycling systems, the choice of towels, the perfect size and cushion of the bed plus the weight of the cover and the suction of the pillows, etc...

While you're lucky to be going there, let's all say a prayer that Guy and Bex find a wizardry way to maintain their thoughtful approach as they expand from 2 to 12 villas. Who knows... Maybe they can create some clones while they re-create the hospitality industry's style. Their style, after all, is a modern marvel of a bygone era, and one worth diving into from your own balcony!

Room Tip: Renting a moped is a real nuisance from the agents in town (they don't trust, it's a new ind...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

My wife and I shared our honeymoon in Thailand and spent 6 nights in Villa 1 whilst we were on Koh Tao.

Guy met us at the pier and the taxi driver that they recommend you to use 'Mr Bear', was their to take us straight to the villa.

There are three things that made 'The Place' the perfect place for us on this trip:

The villa is beautiful, well equipped and carefully thought out. Guy and Bex have provided all of the amenities that you could need.

The villa is is situated up on a hill, in the woodland and in a peaceful position with awesome views. It is private but within easy reach of Sairee beach.

Guy and Bex are a really great couple, were extremely welcoming and friendly, and we knew that they were there to ensure that we had a great time. Although we didn't need it much, we were provided with a prepaid phone so that we could contact them if there was anything else we needed.

The only downside of the villa is that it made coming home that much harder!

Duncan and Sarah Macpherson

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: $190 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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