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“New York loft in Koh Tao!”

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Samatha Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 74 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“New York loft in Koh Tao!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas, the rooms were brilliant, modern design which made you feel you were in a new York apartment with exposed brick and metal shutters, really nice! The bathroom was modern and the rooms were kept really clean. The family that run it are welcoming and helpful and offer a range of breakfast choices each morning! its in a great location and you have your own balcony too. the only down sides would have been no tv in the room which didn't bother us too much and the wifi didn't work pretty much the whole time we stayed there, which was a bit annoying as it was over xmas & we needed to Skype home etc and all the internet cafes in koh tao rip you off with the cost! Other than the wifi though our stay was great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We so wanted to love this little place. Set a short walk back from the main Sairee beach on Koh Tao the place has just 4 rooms and a nice little cafe underneath.
Modern in design and nearly new, the rooms are all chic minimalism, polished concrete floors, high ceilings and naked brick walls, it's really very well designed, and feels like a modern city loft.
What makes it not so good could so easily be fixed it's frustrating to see.
We appreciate the design quality of the rooms and do get the urban minimalist look they're trying to achieve, but at the expense of comfort in a hotel is a fail in our minds, the rooms do not have a chair of any sort, so you have to sit on the bed, which is fine, except there's no side lamps next to the beds, so you have to leave the industrial lighting on at night if you want to read, it's really harsh and ugly, and you will want to sit and read because there's no TV, there's a TV cabinet, just busting to have a TV on it, but no TV.
You could of course take advantage of the wide and deep balcony to relax on, except there's only a couple of hard, straight backed dining chairs on the balcony, not really conducive to a relaxing time.
And the balconies, you'll want to get along with fellow guests, you'll be sitting right next to them on your balcony, the design allows for a couple of concrete poles to act as privacy buffers, but really, you're pretty much sitting on a communal balcony, heaven help you if you strike a smoker staying next door, it would be very unpleasant.
So all up, it's a pretty good choice on the island, close to the night-life and restaurants, it comes with a pretty standard breakfast, eggs, or muesli, fruit cordial and a coffee or tea, nothing wrong with it, but nothing great either.
And for the lack of just a few little items, a kettle, a couple of comfy lounge chairs on the balcony, a lamp beside the bed, it would be very good.
Ohh, and the internet doesn't work very often, and we only got hot water once.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The place is new and very clean. It has kind of an urban style feel due to the materials used for it. The rooms are grat the bar/restaurant is very cozy and relaxed. It was nice to sit here for breakfast enjoying the morning sun while old vinyl records was played in the background.
Not all the staff are very good at english but very nice and extremely helpful.
The location is in the very northern part of the main street. Very close to a lot of the bars and restaurants yet a little bit out of the way so not noisy at all. You have Sairee starting on one side of the hotel and hills with palmtress on the other side and just a minute or two from the beach.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

We found Samatha Bed & Breakfast on Agoda and it was a great find! Friendly staff along with a friendly little dog called Jackie. Large, clean and modern room with a great balcony! Breakfast is included which is nice. Their dinner menu is good too... We sampled a range of their menu :)
Only a short walk to the beach (literally a couple of minutes). Also a quick stroll into the heart of Sairee but just far enough away to be away from the hustle and bustle.
We were originally booked in for four nights and extended our stay by another three! Would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

I really can recommend this B&B in Koh Tao. The rooms are fantastic, have very comfortable beds, a very good smell, a very good hot and cold shower and a really nice balcony. Furhermore there's aircondition, a fridge and free wifi. Our room was really clean and comfortable and just looking really stylish. It's a pretty new place and designed really well. The breakfast (included) was really good too but a little small as you could only choose one of the dishes on the menu. The location is really good too as it is just a 3 minutes away from the beach and the busy area so it's really central but also quiet. The laundry service was really good too and our laundry was very clean and had a nice smell. And last but not least: The staff is great. In general we had the feeling that the people on Koh Tao are a lot more friendly than on other places in Thailand and also in the Samatha B&B the staff was just super. They were really helpful, always smiled at us and we felt really welcome. One of the best places I stood in a very long time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Samatha Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15/76 Moo1 Sairee Koh Tao,Suratthani, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
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Hotel Class:2 star — Samatha Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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