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Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas
Ranked #12 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

It's not very often the place you've booked meets your expectations, but Casa del Sol most definitely did. The villa was stunning, well maintained and a short 20 minute walk into the main village. The walk home was a little bit more of a work out, but that is easily solved by hiring a scooter to zip around the island. On the days we didn't have a scooter, we would walk into town for dinner then hire one of the many taxis available to get us back up the hill. If your after a holiday of relaxation, independence and a little seclusion, Casa del Sol is for you

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Broniharris
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thanks for your great review!
We love to hear that we met your expectations. We always try to ensure that guests know exactly what to expect before making a reservation as we only wish for all our guests to have happy holidays while at our villas.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Best wishes! :-)

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

What an amazing vista. We visited Koh Tao for the first time this month and were all really impressed. This little corner in Koh Tao was definitely the corner to stay; stunning views, loads of privacy, great rooms and design finishes, and easy getting to and from the action of the main strip. Could not recomend a better place to stay in Koh Tao. Natalia, our host, was amazing and really made our stay seamless with great recommendations - we loved her and the villa (Villa of a Million Stars). Now working out how we get back there ASAP!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Villa of a Million Stars - unreal!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank NathanBell
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thanks for your lovely review and for returning again to our villas!
Yes, our Manager, Natalia, is always very welcoming and a fantastic host and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay the second time around.
We look forward to welcome you back for your third and many more. :-)
Best wishes!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed in Villa of a Million Stars let me tell you this villa was amazing, it had the most beautyful view of Kao Tao it took our breath away when we arrived. We were picked up at the ferry by a driver and meet Nataila the property manager at the steps of the villa we were overwhelmed by the welcome we recieved from her, she explained everything in detail to us and had ice cold water waiting for us on arrival. We hired a Quad bike from her and everything went very smoothly. We were only booked to stay for 3 days and after 5 minutes we decided to extened our stay to 5 days because the villa was so great.I would truly reccomend this to anyone not just Honeymooners or someone looking for something quiet as its only 5 minutes from the lovley Sariee Beach. There is a hill up to the villa and you do need a bike or quad to commute but its worth it when you see the view. The villa had a full kitchen and beautyful living area with a huge flat screen TV but we didnt switch the TV on as we spent all our time watching the view or in the fab plunge pool it truly is A Villa To Die for.... I would just like to say thank you so much Nataila you made our trip to Thailand

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
We're very happy to know that you extended your stay with us. Once comfortable, the villas are very hard to leave! ;-)
We look forward to welcome you back to Koh Tao in the future.
Best wishes!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed in the Villa of the Green Palms for four nights during our honeymoon. The villa is absolutely beautiful - situated up a steep, windy road above Sairee beach. We rented motorbikes and spent our days zipping back and forth between the house and whichever beach we decided to lounge on for the day. I was worried about the hill but it looks worse than it is and was actually really easy to drive up (the motorbikes are pretty powerful!). This is the perfect place to stay if you are someone who loves a little seclusion and a more do-it-yourself travel experience. The deck and plunge pool are to die for :)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AriB917
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thank you for your review.
Yes, most guests do find that once they have driven up and down the hill once or twice then they find it very easy. :-)
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Casas del Sol and we look forward to welcome you back in the future!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The boyfriend and I stayed at the Villa of the Rising Sun for one week during June and fell in love with the place. Large open plan living, very clean & well-kept, gorgeous modern design and the most magnificent views over Koh Tao and the sea.
We’ve been to Koh Tao several times before and so knew what to expect in terms of the island itself and road conditions, but we found access just fine to the villas. We’ve found that the price of accommodation in general on Koh Tao is higher than in other areas of Thailand, I guess due to the fact that it is an island, however we found this villa great value for money on Koh Tao. This is the first time we have stayed at Casas del Sol and we will definitely return in the future as we have not seen another place as unique as this before on Koh Tao.
It is a self-catered villa, but they do provide some basics on arrival – drinking water, coffee, tea, etc. And we were given complimentary housekeeping once every three days, which suited us perfectly as we wanted to be in our own little paradise and not bothered by staff.
The manager, Natalia, looked after us perfectly on our arrival and departure, and was always there to answer any questions that we had during our stay.
We highly recommend Casas del Sol and were very sad to leave! We can’t wait to return next year!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank for taking the time to write a review!
We are always happy to hear the experiences of another happy guest at Casas del Sol.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. ;-)
Best wishes and Safe Travels!

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

clean, big, modern villas with outstanding views! Great place to stay. You can rent quad bikes directly from the villa owners which makes it safe and simple :) Will never forget our stay in Casas Del Sol and will do my best to go back soon :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Many thanks for your review!
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcome you back in the future. ;-)
Best wishes!

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We arrived at Casas Del Sol 3 days after our wedding, and needed a quiet place to unwind and relax. The Villa was absolutely beautiful with 2 rooms and a stunning open plan lounge / kitchen / outdoor areal, well designed and it had all the add ons that made it special. We played our own music, made our own cocktails and enjoyed our own slice of paradise :)


We spent 3 days here, enjoying the island and surroundings, the view was lovely and we enjoyed the pool immensely in the evenings. We also hired a taxi when needed but got a scooter straight away - the hills are not for the faint hearted though - make sure you or your partner knows what they are doing! The location, up on the hill overlooking Sairee Beach and Ko Nangyuan is absolutely beautiful, if somewhat difficult to get to.

Sadly we do think a few simple extra's could make the stay that much more enjoyable - providing your guests with some coffee / tea would be nice, and a bottle of drinkable water would be nice in the fridge - especially seeing as you cannot drink the tap water. Having just come off a boat, we really just wanted to relax the moment we arrived and enjoy our villa - however we had to leave immediately to get water, and related. We do realise it is self catering, but this is a simple guest service that we have been offered always - or perhaps offer guests the option of shopping to be done for them before arrival?:) We really think that would be a big plus.
One last point, the pool is cleaned weekly, so it means the water is screaming of chemicals, we found it a tad irritable and a downside to what could have been a perfect place.
We would definately come back, but do feel there are just as many luxury style places you can enjoy that offer the same or more for your buck - however if you want privacy and a beautiful villa to unwind in - this is a perfect option.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tarryn S
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Casasdelsol, Owner at Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed part of your honeymoon at our villas.

I do have to apologise if you did not receive your complimentary bottles of water in the fridge upon your arrival. We always provide guests with a supply of cold water in the fridge upon their arrival, along with various other supplies such as body soap in the bathroom and dishwashing supplies in the kitchen and so on. I wish you had mentioned something to my manager as she would have happily provided you with the cold water which our housekeeping staff should have provided you with.

In regards to the swimming pool - the pool is actually cleaned automatically yet silently twice per day - several hours in the morning and several hours in the afternoon - by the pool cleaning unit (that is actually visible in the photos on our website). In addition to this the pool is then cleaned once every three days by staff along with the complimentary housecleaning services. I agree with you that a pool that has too many chemicals is horrible, which is why we keep our chemicals low and continually clean the pools. If you felt that the chemicals were too high, we could have fixed this for you, if only you had mentioned this to the manager who would have been very happy to help. Our management staff are always available to any guest for anything they require at anytime.

I feel that during your stay the few minor details that you felt were lacking were omissions by my staff that we will look into and I apologise that this happened. However as you point out we are semi self-catered villas, which we clearly state on our website and in all email communications; this means that we do provide limited services and supplies in order for guests to have their privacy and tranquility in a private villa on the island. Thus if guests are looking for resort services with daily housekeeping and food room service then we do recommend that guests look into staying at a resort.

We have had many happy guests to date who have been looking to stay in a private villa and thus have been very happy with the high standards of our villas and services that we have provided.
Best wishes for your future travels.

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Additional Information about Casas del Sol - Luxury Boutique Villas

Address: PO Box 70, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand (Formerly Casas del Sol)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: $160 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are four individually designed boutique villas that offer serviced accommodation in an ideal location of Koh Tao that is both central and convenient yet private and tranquil. Each villa features understated luxury with a modern tropical design that offers plenty of relaxation space in which to turn off, tune in and chill out. ... more   less 

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