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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had the most incredible stay at The Place. The team were so helpful and discreet and really respected our privacy. We had everything we needed during our stay, and can't recommend The Place highly enough. The food from the town that was dropped off on our doorstep was delicious and meant we never had to go far! It was absolute luxury and I only wish we were still there! STAY AT THE PLACE! And don't do what we did although it's tempting .. go to the beach more, absolutely stunning at Aow Leuk with baby reef sharks! Get a scooter, get out and about!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our 2nd visit to The Place. It is the perfect place to have privacy and totally relax. It is a 10 minute walk to the village which has a surprising amount of great food and bars. We chilled and did nothing but there is a variety of activities on the island.

Franzi and Guy are extremely friendly and great hosts. They respect your privacy but always available if you need any assistance or advise.

Totally recommend a short or long stay at The Place, even if you have to make a special trip to the island to stay there.

Enjoy !

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Place for 2 nights during a 2 and a half week holiday Thailand. Of all the places we stayed in this was by far the best and allowed us to completely relax and unwind from the bustle of Sairee. The service was impeccable from the moment we were picked up from our hotel with a warm welcome and equally bottle of cold water (always needed in the midday heat). They allowed us to check in slightly earlier which made life much easier and we were shown to Villa no. 2. The facilities and the views are exceptional in equal measures and each detail has been thought about with you in mind. We hardly left the Villa for 2 solid days - why would you need to. The media box and music were a nice touch and gave you a bit of home comfort. The stay was made extra special as we got engaged whilst watching the sun set from our private terrace! The only slight improvement I would make is to offer a free shuttle service in to the town to collect essentials. I would recommend taking some drink & snacks with you as there is no shop near by. That said the hamper provided was very good and meant you could cook some meals and there is free delivery from a couple of restaurants in Sairee if you don't want to make the journey back in to town.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from a week stay at The Place and we have to say we are going to have a hard time staying anywhere else after this...
From the minute we got off of the ferry Franzi and Guy were waiting for us at the pier with cold water and a smile.

Ive vacationed quite a few places in the world and have never had an experience quite like this...

When we got to our villa (#3) we were amazed, this place was gorgeous.. the view was ridiculous and we did not want to leave, we are both 25 and would usually want to go out each night but we stayed in the first 2 nights because we loved our private infinity pool so much..
The place gave us a cellphone with pre programmed numbers in it just in case we needed anything, and I mean anything. Franzi set a check up text each morning, it was really nice.

It was cool to see the Geckos all over and lots of beautiful plants and trees outside. Our bathroom felt like a jungle oasis... it was my favorite part of the villa

Sairee beach was about a 4 minute motorbike ride or a 10 minute walk so it is very easy to get into town. We explored all of KohTao by motorbike and it was a great way to discover new amazing beaches etc.
There is a restaurant called Bookers about 5 mins from the place (2 block away from the 7/11 in town)and i would highly recommend it, the menu changes every 2 weeks, the chef is from Philly and has cooked all over France.. he is amazing and the food is a eclectic mix of amazingness!!

all of Franzi's restaurant recommendations were great.

Koh tao is an Amazing island.. I would suggest Renting a motorbike, for it is very cheap and convenient, But if you do not feel comfortable driving a bike, Mr. Bear is such a sweet man who drives for the place and he will drive you into town for a cheap rate.

we were only supposed to stay on Koh tao for a week but couldn't leave so we extended our stay , Unfortunately the Place was booked so we were sad to leave the amazing villa we had, but we know when we go back to Koh Tao, The place is the only place I would ever stay again.

We also did our open water diving certification and did the "VIP" package so it was nice to have our instructor come and teach us on our balcony :)

Look no where else, its romantic, secluded, private and just amazing.. Franzi is so sweet and really amazing at what she does, she made us feel at home and we look forward to seeing her again. Guy is super down to earth and easy... we left feeling like we made new friends!!

we will see you again Franzi and Guy! xoxo
Christina And Zach

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wow! From the moment we arrived on Koh Tao and were greeted by Franzi, Guy and Mr Bear until the time they dropped us off our stay at the place was unreal. The villas themselves are up on a hill side with amazing views of the sea and a fabulous infinity pool- all completely private. They have literally thought of everything you could need from the welcome hampers to the bug spray ,a mobile phone and everything in between. We tried to extend our stay literally within a half an hour of arriving. Unfortunately for us the place was booked up!!! We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Claire K
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

All the previous reviews have said it all.This Place is #1 for a reason, it's great.
They have thought of everything regarding, comfort, amenities and the environment of the room.

Franzi is a superstar, my dearly beloved had a birthday during our visit, and we were provided a BIG birthday cake for the occasion. Franzi answered every question and some before they were asked.

We walked everywhere, and the hill to The Place is a steep 141 steps, which will get you hot and relax your muscles. The walk is great, you see Thai style living and life up close and enjoy the fragrances of the pungent flowers, plus all the other smells Thailand has to offer. It's 10minutes down the hill and 15 up at a very slow pace

We saw a rare Thailand Eagle (White Bellied Sea Eagle) floating on the thermals above the villas one morning, geckos, a few squirrels, lots of dragonfly's, ants.
Snorkeling at Aow Leuk is fantastic. The food there is brilliant, Mr Bear is gentle and charming.
We ate at a combination of restaurants and street foods, the favorite street stall was Na the ladyboy, who has a food stall opposite the medical centre and in between to the Indian Restaurant and EL Griingo. Chicken thighs over hot coals, sticky rice, papaya salad, and an amazing dipping sauce that will blow your head off... all for 250 baht for 2 persons. Take it back and eat for lunch on your balcony over the jungle and the sea. fantastic.

In all a brilliant place to relax, .

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

The perfect Place to stay and relax after traveling for two weeks. All written in the other comments is true, the level of detail paid to the villa is extraordinary and everything is there to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

We especially liked the amount of privacy of our stay and the warm welcome of Franzi & Guy. They both picked us up from the pier and Franzi quickly responded to any of our Q's.

Hope to stay there again!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Bart B
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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: $196 - $227 (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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