The first thing that strikes you when you get to the resort is the uphill location. Traveling from the ferry terminal on a lorry can be quite an experience, be prepared for a bumpy ride!
The reception staff and drivers are all warm and accommodating,if you are a dog lover, you would love the adorable 7 dogs there (don't worry, they are clean, friendly and hardly bark, they won't bother you if you don't approach them)
There are plenty of steps for you to climb around this hilly resort but the breath taking view is worth it. I tried the boutique and romance suite, the view may be better at the romance suite but looking at the price, I would stick to the boutique suite for its oh-so comfortable bed. The free wi-fi is good too but don't forget to ask for the password from the reception, not sure if its available at all rooms.
The amenities are good and the rooms are clean and well kept. The infinity pool is gorgeous but what I like best is the quiet and relaxing ambiance of the place, if you are tired of the loud thumping music of the island with the many loud beer louts with bad tribal tattoos in bermudas and their sun burnt bleach blonde girlfriends hanging around.
Its not cheap but worth the price if you want to be kept well away from loud beer swigging college grads that occupy most of the island.
Be sure to enjoy their breakfast, not for the food but for the awesome view over looking the cliff.
I tip rather generously there as I find the staff very accommodating and warm. The location may be a little out of the way so you may have to call the hotel to come pick you up from the main town area and each ride is 50THBT per person. The hotel service is cheaper than the ones offered in town (don't bother bargaining with the local taxi drivers cos they all charge one fee). Just remember that its 150THBT per person after midnite for the ride back from town. The hotel's taxi service ends at 8.30pm.
Didn't try their spa services but do book in advance.
Overall, the view would keep me coming back for more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our resort is located in north Sairee, Koh Tao, where all of our suites have a spectacular view of Sairee beach and Nang Yuan Island.Perfect for your dream holiday. Surrounded by nature, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, our suites are peaceful, luxurious and romantic. From everywhere on the resort a spectacular sunset can be seen, a different scene every night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thipwimarn Hotel Koh Tao
- Koh Tao Thipwimarn Hotel
- Koh Tao Thipwimarn Ko