We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Not great”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort
Ranked #34 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not great”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I’d say, …quite a disappointment. I’m usually very positive on my reviews and do not sour easily, but for the cost, it just wasn’t worth it. The only good feature is the beach front location. The beach is nice for sure, but we’d stay elsewhere next time. First, the bathroom is a bloody death trap to get to. Steep stairs in a bungalow? No fridge and the TV didn’t work. Little things, sure, but nothing added up. There was construction going on early in the morning as well. We raised some concern over this and were not dealt with well.

This is my fourth trip to Thailand and when you stay in a larger place like this, you can lose the heart or drive to provide good service. The front desk was rude and disinterested in their job. We planned to stay 4 nights, but moved on after 2 and had a far greater experience elsewhere. If you’re not a diver there is absolutely no point to be here.

For being a veteran of the travel in Thailand at the mid-range price point, there are much better places to stay. Not horrific, but also less than average. You can do better.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank BeachBugger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

418 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    68
    118
    86
    74
    72
See reviews for
49
168
39
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Terrible rooms with lots of mosquitoes. Bad air conditioned room that leaked. Staff was not helpful. Barely anybody spoke english. Restaurant had delicious food, but the staff was not very welcoming. Bathroom was separate from the room, and it was full of bugs and not air conditioned.

DON'T STAY!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Joeykorea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Koh Tao hotels

Worcester
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a review of the hotel and not the diving school. The Coral Grand diving school and its facilities are excellent, but I suggest you stay somewhere else to sleep...

We found that the hotel swimming pool is good and well maintained as is the garden/grounds. However, the accommodation is very tired. The shower barely worked (it stopped if you flushed the toilet), the room air con was noisy, and the general feeling is that buildings and facilities is that they need some maintenance. The maid service is good with fresh bed linen when needed and rooms always left clean. The location is perfect as is straight onto the beach.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DOldroyd99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights from New Years day this year. The location of the hotel was excellent, at the Northern end of Sairee beach within easy walking distance of the beach bars but just far enough away so that you arent kept awake all night. The wifi in the hotel did not work and the breakfast was pretty poor. However the beach and pool area were lovely and the hotel offer a free taxi service to the pier which is useful. The room itself was not great, particularly the bathroom, but the onsite dive centre made up for this for me. The staff at the centre were extremely helpul and friendly and I would recommend Coral Grand Divers to anyone diving in Koh Tao. Koh Tao is a beautiful island and i would have loved to be able to stay longer, 2 days was definitely not enough time!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Abby H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Spain
Level Contributor
87 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel over the Internet and was a bit worried it would be be a little out of the way but was relieved on arrival that it was perfectly situated at the quieter and more beautiful northern end of Sairee beach. We were met at the ferry pier by the hotel courtesy taxi which was a pleasant surprise as we had not expected this. We had booked a bungalow which was 25 Mtrs from the swimming pool and 50 meters from the beach. Towels and beach beds were free of charge. Service was generally very good and courteous. Breakfast was adequate in the beachfront restaurant. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby very reasonably priced. The bungalows are the best accommodation as the hotel rooms seemed quite small and dark and tucked away at the rear of the resort. Only negative about the bungalows is that in our one was the aircon unit after several hours became very noisy and dropped condensation. We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MijasGolfman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a bungalow. Nice resort. We were picked up by a complimentary shuttle at the ferry terminal coming from Koh Samui, but I recommend calling ahead to tell them what ferry you will be on so that you are sure they are there to meet you with the sign. Koh Tao is an amazing little island. So quaint and beautiful. The hotel was nice with many bungalows. Ours was large, clean and comfortable within a 1 minute walk to the beach and beachfront restaurant and dive center. The only complaint we had about the room was that the bathroom was a little odd. It appears to have been added on to the bungalow after the thing was built and was all finished in concrete. Very spacious though. We left the door closed between the bathroom and the main bungalow as it was very hot and humid in the bathroom and there was a large cockroach in there along with a centipede which was a little off-putting but hey, you are in a bungalow by the beach on a tropical island so this can't be avoided. The food was wonderful at the beachfront restaurant and very affordable. They also have a great Thai massage set up on the beach steps from the water. An hour long massage was 300 Baht. I recommend taking a long tail boat to the nearby island just around the corner from this bay for a day trip. Really beautiful. You can also easily walk from the resort into the town along the country road or along the beach. Go check out the beach lounge "Fizz" about a 10 minute walk away from the resort. Also there is a very nice little Thai restaurant called Tik that served amazing food in the village also (hang a left at the 7-11) Although the price was fairly high for this resort, it was a very enjoyable stay and a decent value. You are on a quiet part of the beach near the end but close enough to the party if you want it. Staff is very nice which is a big plus.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank KeithCanuck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

The room we had was basic and only had a fan, but it was clean and comfortable. Amazing pool If you don't want to sit on the beach. The food in the restaurant was much cheaper than anywhere else we ate on the island and prob the nicest. Good location along the beach, it's not too far to walk to the pubs but far enough not to hear the music when you want to sleep!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kjw05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Koh Tao hotels
0.1 mi away
Thalassa Hotel
Thalassa Hotel
#6 of 49 in Koh Tao
4.5 of 5 bubbles 478 reviews
0.0 mi away
Silver Sands Beach
Silver Sands Beach
#33 of 49 in Koh Tao
3.5 of 5 bubbles 174 reviews
0.0 mi away
Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Seashell Resort Koh Tao
Seashell Resort Koh Tao
#42 of 49 in Koh Tao
3.0 of 5 bubbles 481 reviews
0.9 mi away
Koh Tao Montra Resort & Spa
0.2 mi away
Sairee Cottage Resort
Sairee Cottage Resort
#5 of 138 in Koh Tao
4.0 of 5 bubbles 598 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort

Property: Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort
Address: 15/4 Moo 1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Agoda, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Koh Tao Coral Grand Hotel Koh Tao

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing