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The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 9, 2011

From the moment we arrived on Koh Tao, Guy and Bex provided an exceptional blend of privacy and incredible service. The Place is situated with a spectacular view of the ocean and is only minutes from the best food and nightlife the island has to offer. It is by far the most luxurious villa we have stayed in and even has its own plunge infinity pool which we used regularly from morning 'til dusk. We will definitely stay at The Place in the future and highly recommend it to all travelers.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

The Place was the best choice of pool villa to choose from to staying on Koh Tao for a week of relaxing and enjoying all the fun of the Island.
My host Guy and Bec were so welcoming to the island and villa, supplying me with all the requirements you need from information of what to do on the island to the high standard of accomadation and service they supplied. The villa is situated in an ideal place on the island were it is so peacefull in the hills with a fantastic view of Sairee bay but yet still accessable to the beach, restaurants and bars of Sairee.
I would highly recomend this villa to stay in on Koh Tao as I had a fantastic time there.


James Orrow

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

Guy and Bex have created a truly unique experience, with relaxation being the key.
Any advice you need whilst on your stay, they can help you with. From restaurants, to day trip ideas and scuba!! They are always more than happy to help, but only when you ask for it, giving you the seclusion and privacy you want on a holiday away.

The accommodation itself is of the highest comfort and quality, and it's obvious that Guy and Bex have taken great effort to ensure everything is provided for. From the beautiful deck (with pool) and bathroom, to smaller touches like the mobile phone, The Place really has it all.

We had an incredible time and are already making plans in our schedules for our return!

Tim and Georgie, Australia

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

We were greeted by the owners when we arrived and they impressed us with their entusiasm and friendly approach. the villa we stayed in was spotless and so beautiful. there is everything you need and if you do need anything it was just a call on the phone that was provided with the villa. The view is very nice and sitting on the veranda watching the sun go down over the ocean incredible. I am recommending this to anyone that like a relaxing private holiday. best of luck guys.

Cheers
Jake
Australia

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

My partner and I have just got back from a stay in The Place, we had the most amazing experience and can honestly not find a fault in this perfect location. From the very begining Guy and Bex, the owners, were so incredibly helpful. My (now) finace organised our propsal with Guy before our stay. Guy arranged a massouse to come to the villa, a private chef to cook for us and even went to Koh Samui to try and find fireworks to set off in the mountains after the propsal!
The villa itself is beyond perfect, the decor is modern yet classic. The balcony, with a plunge pool and extremely comfortable sunbeds, lets you enjoy the amazing view without having to move too far from the fridge to get a cold drink! We had a few days of rain so spent the day and evening curled up on the sofa in dressing gowns and enjoyed the films on the entertainment box, we even ordered a take away so we literally didn't have to lift a finger. And when the sun came back out we were 10 mins away from the beautiful beach.
Guy and Bex have made this the most wonderful place to stay, they have thought of absloutly everything you could possible need and are on hand to offer great advice. I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Koh Tao.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2011

We've been to Koh Tao a number of times and stayed in some beautiful places but we absolutely fell in love with The Place. There are so many things that make it stand out from the rest.
The owners (Guy and Bex) are so helpful from start to finish. We changed our plans for arrival on the morning we were due there and rocked up by private speed boat straight on to the beach. It's a great way to get to Tao if you want a speedy personal transfer! Guy was there waiting for us with a cold drink and a big smile and wisked us into a private taxi. I should say 'onto' because Koh Tao taixs are open top pick-up trucks - great way to get around if you don't want to hire a motorbike.
We made our way along the only tarmac/concrete road on Tao into Sairee village and turned off into the hills. It felt like were about to go into the depths of the island but within 5 minutes we had reached the villas. We were in villa 1. It's amazing. I had to pinch myself to remind me that I was on Koh Tao. The view is awesome, overlooking 1000's of palm trees out to sea, and heightened by the fact that it stretches out from the huge balcony and infinity pool.
We got given a tour of the property which was great because we felt like the owners really cared about the place and wanted us to know everything there was to know about it. We got a free hamper with loads of goodies (really appreciated after such a long travel and not to have to think about shopping as soon as we arrived) and there was chilled water in the fridge (which comes straight from a special eco friendly filter tap in the kitchen - loved this!). Then there's a stock of beers, soft drinks, spirits and wine which we could either pay for like a minibar or replace before we left - so different from other places we've stayed. The extras didn't stop there - there was a mini first aid kit, mossie spray and burners, maps of the island, take-away menus, personal wi-fi, an amazing entertainment system with hundreds of current movies, tv shows, music and video and a personal mobile phone with credit and pre-programmed numbers to get hold of the owners or taxi or restaurants. We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome.
The kitchen is far above the standard of any kitchen I've seen in any thai residence although there were only 2 burners so don't go planning a big feast. It certainly had everything we needed for our stay. Nifty little breakfast bar to grab a quick bite. There was even a little BBQ which we made use of on our balcony one night as we watched the sunset - pray for sunsets because I don't reckon you could get a better vantage point for them than from the balcony!
The bathroom was like a little oasis with one of those rainwater showers (with hot water!) surrounded by plants and pebbles and a glass roof. And there were 2 sinks so we could spread our things out all over the place. Cosy towels and big bathrobes made such a difference to the crusty towel sheets we usually get in Thai hotels.
And the bed was huge and so comfy with a proper duvet. We spent many a morning lying in bed with the balcony doors fully open looking out over the pool and palms and just didn't want to get up. It feels really private and secluded but it's only a 10 minuteish walk to Sairee village when we wanted to go out.
Guy and Bex looked after us the whole time and were so knowlegable about everything and anything on the island. We really didn't want to leave. It's such good value for money and I can't recommend it enough. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

Wow - we have just spent the 4 most luxurious days at The Place and would reccommend it to anyone! We were made to feel really welcome by Guy and Bex,the owners, and they were so helpful with all our requests.

If you are looking for seclusion and luxury but not total isolation (which usually accompanies it) this is the place to go! The view from the villa is fantastic, as are the sunsets. The pool is gorgeous for cooling off in and staring out over the palms watching the boats ride by in the distance.

The villa itself is perfect, it is essentially thai style with all the modern design and comforts you expect from a boutique villa. There is a great open plan layout, with comfy loung area and a fab kitchen. The bed is so comfy and huge, looking straight out to the terrace and your private pool and then out to sea. This must be the best view from a bed ever! I loved the bathroom, it was like being in a spa!

The owners have really thought of everything you could possibly need within the villa, and everything you could possibly want such as food delivered to your door and massages on the terrace.

Sairee is only 10 mins walk down if you feel like being sociable but we found it very hard to leave!

Thanks for a great trip!

  • Stayed: January 2011, 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: $194 - $229 (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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