We stayed in a studio apartment for two nights, and the accommodation was superb. The room had all of the expected amenities, with a very homey and sleek decor. I would rate the room on its own a 4/5, however, the service is what made this place excellent.
Pros: Dani, the hotel manager, must be one of the most helpful people I've ever met in my travels. Upon arrival at the pier, she greeted us and arranged for a taxi to the hotel. Once at the hotel, she gave us a brief introduction to the island, along with a small compilation of activities and attractions, which she made herself. Plus a pre-paid cell phone with numbers for some of the key restaurants, taxi services, and herself. Very handy. Relatively close to both Maehaad and Sairee villages (few minute cab ride to either).
Cons: Location was a bit out of the way,though I suppose this can be either a pro or a con depending on the person's preferences for seclusion. If going to town, a taxi is almost necessary, particularly during the evening as the roads are unlit and the mosquitoes tend to be out in full force. The taxi driver is on-call most of the time, so if you don't mind taking a taxi, then this should not be an issue. It was about a 20 min walk to Sairee village. I preferred to walk places, so while I enjoyed the quietness and seclusion of the apartment come night-time, it would have been more convenient to be closer to the action during the day.
Overall, this was a great place to stay, especially for a couple of first-timers on the island. I strongly recommend Koh Tao Heights to those travelers who wish to have a bit more seclusion and a quality room. For those who like to have all the amenities of a village at their doorstep, there are plenty of other places in Sairee or Maehaad that offer quality accommodation which may be worth checking out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koh Tao Heights is located on a hillside in the center of Sairee surrounded by a lush tropical jungle, coconut trees and overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the Gulf. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view of Sairee bay and Koh Nang Yuan Island – only 10 minutes walk from the center Sairee beach. Koh Tao Heights offers a new standard of accommodation on this magnificent island. All of our Koh Tao apartments and villas feature a stylish combination of traditional Thai design, modern elegance and eco living. ... more less
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