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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a truly wonderful experience. Our stay at The Place villa 2 was the highlight of our month. The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

The villa was beautiful, with wonderful panoramic views to the sea and as it was west facing the sunsets were spectacular, especially when watched from the privacy of our own infinity pool. The villa afforded total privacy and was very peaceful so we could completely relax.

The furnishings and decor were perfect for the settings. Floor to ceiling glass doors allowed us to wake up and lie and watch the ocean from our bed. We especially loved the outdoor style bathroom!

What struck us most was how every detail had been thought through and every amenity provided for, from a personal villa phone to a fully equipped kitchen. A directory was also provided with all the information on island activities, dining and entertainment. The choice of TV and movies was great!

A massive thank you to all the staff at The Place for making sure we had a truly unforgettable stay. We will be back!

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This must be the best place to stay on Koh Tao! The wonderful view, beautiful villa and surroundings and amazing staff make this one of the best places we ever stayed. The dinner options the suggested restaurants can bring up to the villa for you are great, but you should really let mister Bear take you down the hill and try The Gallery, which had some of the best chicken cashew we ever had for a good price (ask the staff to make a reservation for you, it's popular!). And you should also try Baracuda (same here with the reservation). If we even go back to Koh Tao, we will visit The Place again, for sure :-)

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cynthia1980
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Up in the mountain the villas are secluded and offer unexpected privacy.

The owners pay lots of attention to detail, i.e. providing a flash light, a complementary mobile phone with Thai SIM card, first aid kit aso. aso. Even if you might encounter little noise due to construction work around they immediately text you apologizing for the "inconvenience".

If you do not require room service no one will disturb you and you can enjoy incredible silence.
The villa provides everything you need to relax and cook whenever and whatever you want. Ice cubes in the frozer are ready to chill your drinks.
By scooter it takes 1 minute to get down to the center and get local and/or international ingredients.
By walk around 10-12 minutes.

Nevertheless: the pool on the terace, just gorgeous!

Our genuine compliments to the owners and your staff: living in Asia for many years we exactly know how hard it is to be successfull here. You made it!

If we have to mention sth. we disliked:

Nespresso capsule machine does not fit at all in an eco-friendly concept.

K&M

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Absolutely amazing, my girlfriend and I stayed there for 6 days over Easter and we had an absolutely wonderful time. Franzi, Guy and Bex are great and will go out of their way to help you any way they can. They give you a mobile phone when you rock up with their numbers and the number of "Mr Bear" their taxi drive and you can message then or call at any time. They will organize anything you want and suggest all the best bits of the island. Want a head chef from one of the restaurants to come and cook for you ? they will organised it. Massage on the deck of your private villa ? when is the best time for you. The personal touch is amazing, pick up from the dock and walked to your villa explaining all you need, the personal messages during the day on your phone seeing how things are going. Everything makes this the best place i have ever stayed.
Stay here, you will no regret it.

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1  Thank James H
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

'The Place' is a beautiful boutique resort where you are treated as though you are the only ones there. Franzi, Guy and Bex are lovely and will go out of their way to help you out.

The attention to detail is phenomenal! The villas each have universal sockets throughout with more than you could use. They also have a media box with heaps of movies, a computer, free wifi, a welcome hamper, sound system, a nespresso machine and even a name on your door which you can take home with you!

The villas themselves are beautiful and have been really well thought out. The bathroom is like a greenhouse and has an Eco feel to it. The pool is absolutely divine and is wonderful to come back to at the end of a night!

'The Place' is a bit out of the way but the stunning views more than make up for it! You can walk into the main town but it's quite a steep return, especially in the heat. Fortunately, 'The Place' hooks you up with an affordable and friendly taxi driver and a mobile phone to call Mr Bear from all over the island.

'The Place' is an exceptional place to stay! I would love to go back again! Thank you so much Franzi, Guy and Bex for taking such good care of us!

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in April 2014 for 4 nights during Thai New Year.

The place is in a magical location in the hills overlooking the town of Sairee. The staff and service is excellent, nothing was too much trouble!

Receiving a phone on arrival helped us greatly. We could easily call "Mr Bear" for a taxi to take us anywhere we wanted, normally though it was just a taxi to take us back to the place after some dinner and drinks!

I highly recommend the place to anyone travelling to Koh Tao!

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Thank Mayfa1982
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

First thing first, I am a very experienced traveler and I have never got this level of service anywhere before! We were at Koh Tao and The Place for almost two weeks and the stay was the perfect! It started when we booked the stay and I emailed Guy and Bex regarding my spouse allergy with peanuts. They did everything to make sure she did not had to worry, even wrote cards in Thai and Burmese so we could feel safe when eating out. She has also small feet and we wanted to dive. Bex then emailed photos of different fens with her own foot so we could compare and find the best fens, how great is not that!? And then the welcoming - Bex and Franzi standing at the pier with two great smiles and we felt like friends right there, amazing! The villas are just perfect for a couple, private but still just 10 minutes walk from the beach and even closer when calling Mr Bear (a cab driver that has very good English that we had on speed dial on the mobile provided with the stay). Every morning we had a great SMS with the days' weather and questions if we needed anything. When my spouse had her birthday, the staff came with a cake and sang to her. If we needed whatever, they fixed it every time!!! We will never forget this and when we are back to Koh Tao, we will stay at The Place again. If you want a treat, and you are in Thailand, The Place really IS the place, I kid you not. Better service can't be found and at the same time given in the most friendly style. It was so sad to leave Koh Tao, but with the help from Guy and Bex at the pier helping us with everything, it felt so good to have that memory. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon again. /Johan and Li

Stayed: April 2014, 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
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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 - $225 (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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