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“Best thing about this place is the location.”
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Bow Thong Resort
Ranked #107 of 145 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Everything else from the food to the price is very average at best. A continental breakfast is 2 slices of toast with jam and butter! Pad thai is OK but where isn't in Thailand. Restaurant has flies everywhere as it's outside. Restaurant staff are nice though. Room is OK, bathroom a bit grotty and wifi connection everywhere is poor. Think there are better places in koh tao.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Beautifull seaview, comfortable and nice bungalows with tv and clean bathroom. very helpfull crew. located on the end of sairee beach where is more quiet and clean than in the middle.

I would recommend

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NieInteresujeMnieTo
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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

nice location but average breakfast, we stayed in bungalow 11 and got bed bugs, tried to negotiate but was offered a room with very, very strong moisture smell because complaining, so no full refund ,poor thaistyle management , never again....

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Peter H
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

In my opinion, this was the best location on Sairee Beach. It was far enough away from the main part of Sairee so it was not loud at all, but we were still within walking distance of everything.

The bungalows are beautiful and include air conditioning which was great. Western style toilet and hot water shower. Towels, toiletries, and bottled water are provided daily. We also had free wifi in our bungalow too which was a pleasant surprise.

The restaurant is fantastic, especially the breakfast, and is set right on the beach. From 4pm-6:30pm they serve cocktails for 100 baht. We would sit on our sun loungers, sipping cocktails as the sun set over the water. It was really idyllic. The taxi cost us 300 baht flat rate to get to the resort from the pier (there are no metered taxis on the island; only pick up trucks) but the reception will arrange a free taxi for you to return to the pier if you book the bus/boat with them. The staff are wonderful and always so pleasant.

If I ever return to beautiful Koh Tao this is where I will be booking. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lilo3282
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Best location on Sairee beach by far! We stayed Oct21-29, 2013. Bowthong and Palm Leaf resorts definitely have the best beach front location on Sairee beach. Many people from other resorts came down to this end of Sairee on a daily basis to soak up the sun since the beach is wide here and the water is perfect, with powdery sand underneath and is clean (no street gutter water draining into it anywhere near by).

Bungalow A7 - Reasonable price relative to other resorts on Koh Tao. Clean room with daily housekeeping services equiped with A/C, safe, and a fridge. Nice balcony with table, chairs and a lounger to relax on and enjoy the view. It was obvious when we first checked in that the lounger was being used by one of the beach dogs as a bed. "Dogface" was too cute for us to kick off the balcony so she and "Dogface2", they look related, slept there every night. There are quite a few dogs in the area and they can be noisey at times but all seemed very friendly. Being a dog lover, I ended up buying dog treats for our resident dogfaces. I hope the people who stayed after us were/are decent to them.

Staff and facilities - The staff at Bowthong are very helpful and friendly. The food at the restaurant has a good variety of Thai and western foods but is a bit pricey compared to options down the beach. I only ordered Thai food there and it was all yummy.

Would definitly stay here again without hesitation. Only difference is, I'd pack dog treats with me :-)

Room Tip: closet the the beach, we stayed in bungalow A7 and very happy with it
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chi_ckc321
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Bow Thong is not a fancy hotel. But – this is exactly it’s charm. It is right on the beach, at the north part of Sairi beach, and if you reserve the beachfront bungalow, you will hear the sounds of the waves from your bed. The room is simple, but has everything we needed – air condition, privet shower & toilets, large bed, and beautiful balcony, 10 meters from the sea. Breakfast is simple but OK.
I would also like to compliment Ms. Som – she was just great! She sent a car to pick us from/to the pier, she was most welcoming, and assisted us with every request or question we had. I cannot understand the complaints of previous reviewers, and can only guess they did something very wrong if this kind woman shouted at them.

Room Tip: Beachfront is a must.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LilaloTLV
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The person at the reception was a bit weird but eventually very helpful during our stay. Our bungalow needed some repairs in the bathroom and seemed a bit outdated. But overall the bungalow was pretty comfortable. The resort had a few beach chairs/beds right along the beach reserved only for guests which we liked very much. The location at the very north of Sairee Beach is perfect because it is quiet which makes Bow Thong Resort a nice place to stay. The price was a bit high but overall we enjoyed our stay very much.

Room Tip: All bungalows are different so don't book online but see the rooms before you stay there.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jan J
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Address: 15/2 Moo 1, North Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #107 of 145 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: $28 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bow Thong Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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