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Woodlawn Villas
Ranked #12 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We chose Woodlawn Villas reading reviews from other travellers, and we weren't disappointed. Greeted by Luke, with a very warm welcome and a really helpful set of useful survival tips on the island, our experience was just as we hoped for. The surroundings and view from the villa & suites is wonderful, in the middle of a tropical jungle, with all the peace and quiet you could ask for. All the facilities (villa, suites, garden and pool) are kept in perfect contitions by a really friendly staff. Nearby you have one of the few great & cheap thai food restaurants on the island (walking 5 to 10 minutes), Chalok bay with many great diving schools (10 to 15 minutes), Freedom beach for a more relaxed and romantic experience (20 to 30 minutes), among many other places to discover. When you arrive they lend you a cellphone with all the useful numbers you could need on the island; on the suite we even had menus from different restaurants, and ordering great food to our suite was very easy and comfortable. They also give you a list of recommended restaurants, diving school and activities; we tried a LOT of them, and were really top notch. They have a driver that can take you from and to the main pier, scooters for rent, etc.

Many by-the-beach tempting resorts don't get even close to the excellent service quality you'll get at Woodlawn villas, so if you really want to be taken care of during your holidays, I would definitely check out this place.

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

The owners Luke and Michelle created a wonderful getaway surrounded bij coconut palm trees and a tropical garden. It was really a pleasure to stay at one of their suites. Chalok bay is a 5 min walk from here, restaurants and bars even less. Definately recommend this place if you are looking for tranquility.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent 5 nights in Woodlawn Villas. Luke greeted us in the most amazing way, providing us with all information we needed for our stay. The villas are in a great location, walking distance from the beach and diving clubs. There is a supermarket and nice restaurant nearby. The suite was amazing, clean and spacious with fully equipped kitchen. Furthermore, there are free cellphones if you want to order food or call a taxi.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend for anyone visiting Ko Tao! Thanks to Luke for an amazing stay.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank Chris25792
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay at Woodlawn villas. A significant part of our good experience was provided by the hosts - Luke and Michelle. You can feel that they are really putting their souls into that place and they really want to provide the guests with fantastic impressions. They prepared a detailed description of the main island beaches, restaurants, spots and so on. This was very helpful. The villa is situated in a distance from the beach which I think is not a problem at all or maybe even is a plus. Having a bike you can always choose another beach to go in the morning.
The villa was nice, clean, comfortable and had everything you may need for your stay. We defenitely recomend you the Woodlawn.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Luke and Michelle have thought of everything you can imagine! The service, quality and attention to detail are astounding! The villas are kitted out with quality furniture, linens and appliances and even come with a local cellphone to help you out. The villa, especially the bathroom, was super spacious and comfy and felt like home.

The beach really can be reached in 5 minutes by walking. The gardens and poolside are a beautiful and serene spot to relax in. The supermarket close by stocks all you need, and there are some great restaurants too nearby. There are also some great food options that you can have delivered free to the villas.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
1  Thank Mitesh P
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a fabulous stay here for our honeymoon in April. The villas are very spacious, and immaculately kept with large and very comfy beds and air con. The pool is lovely, very private and easily worth a days relaxation. Hosts are very welcoming and we got given a mobile if we needed any help at all. It is a 5-10 minutes walk from the beach so if you want to see the sea the location isn't quite there, the walk takes you through Chalok and past a few restaurants /cafes/shops (Bizarro well worth a visit!). The nearest beach Chalok is beautiful with very shallow water (and in April hot) to swim in, the villas are also pretty close (20 mins walk) to Shark bay, another beautiful spot.
Enjoy!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We spent the last two nights of a month-long holiday in Thailand in a Garden Suite at Woodlawn Villas. We wanted a little more comfort for the tail end of our trip and we definitely got what we wanted! Its central location was great for going to Chalok Baan Tao or Mae Head, although I'd recommend getting a scooter from any of the nearby rental places. Despite its central location the place feels very secluded and like your own piece of jungle heaven, with the beautiful sounds of all kinds of animals. The suite was excellent, very clean and spacious. It was nice to able to make your own cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Communications with both Luke and Michelle were great and they made us feel right at home. The pool was amazing, although sadly we only used it once. The staff was all smiles and very friendly as well. The provided cell phones were a nice touch and definitely helpful if you want to eat in and order something from the plethora of restaurants. We didn't want to leave! We fell in love with Koh Tao, so I'm sure we'll be back in the future, hopefully staying at the Woodlawn Villas.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Woodlawn Villas

Address: 11/50 Moo 3, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: $32 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woodlawn Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodlawn Villas resort is located in Chalok Baan Khao. Guests can choose from a 240m2 Family Villa with Pool View, two 70m2 Garden Suites, three 36m2 Garden Villas and twelve new 30m2 Superior Double Rooms with Balcony. All accommodation has access to the resort swimming pool, set within two acres of coconut palms, tropical gardens and manicured lawns. Our location is just a minutes walk to the local supermarket, 2 minutes walk to restaurants/cafes, dive shops, yoga, massage, pharmacy and 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach. Each room includes a complete information pack highlighting activities, restaurants and places to visit whilst on the island. The atmosphere at Woodlawn Villas is friendly, fun and relaxing. We look forward to accommodating you on Koh Tao. ... more   less 
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