Where To Stay In Koh Tao? Tanote Villa Koh Tao Resort REVIEW

Looking for where to stay in Koh Tao? This Tanote Villa Koh Tao Resort Review shares the pros and cons of visiting this beach resort in Koh Tao. Victoria shares her review of this fabulous hotel in Koh Tao.

The Tanote Villa Hotel is a popular choice for tourists visiting Koh Tao. It’s a luxury hotel located in the hills of the east coast of the island. Although its location is not central it offers shuttle services to the harbour which is a great advantage. Its facilities and rooms are high-quality and perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The hotel’s multiple pools and easy beach access make it a unique place to stay and ideal for those looking to enjoy the many things to do in Koh Tao.


Koh Tao resort overlooking the sea tanote villa koh tao resort


It can be tricky to get around Koh Tao since parts of the island are not easily accessible and taxis are very expensive. The Tanote Villa Hotel sits close to Tanote Bay which is located a 15-minute drive from the harbour. The roads are narrow and steep so walking is not really advisable.

The Tanote Villa Hotel might not be as close to the harbour as other hotels in Koh Tao but it has direct access to one of the island’s best beaches. Ao Tanote Beach is great for swimming, kayaking or cliff jumping and is usually quiet without many crowds. The beach is only a short walk away from the hotel and easily reachable on foot.

The location of this hotel is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet getaway with an incredible beach. If you’re looking for nightlife and busy streets, however, you might be happier staying somewhere close to the harbour. Koh Tao is one of the many beautiful places in Thailand to explore and this hotel definitely showcases that.

The pool and rooms at tanote villa koh tao resort


The Tanote Villa Hotel offers many different room types ranging from garden view suites to complete villas with a private pool. Room sizes tend to be around 18m2 with either a balcony or small terrace. The most popular room is the Deluxe Pool Access Suite which is perfect for honeymooners or couples. All rooms have a large ensuite bathroom, a flatscreen TV, AC, and a minibar.

If you’re looking for a real treat why not book one of the villas located on the grounds of the hotel? These detached bungalows or full-on houses vary in size and some even come with a private pool. The largest is the Suite Pool Villa, a multi-story villa with a large pool, an outdoor bathtub and multiple bedrooms. This villa is perfect for larger groups or multiple couples travelling together.

Pool at sunset tanote villa koh tao resort


Of course, we can’t do a Tanote Villa Koh Tao Resort Review without talking about the price. Room prices at the Tanote Villa Hotel in Koh Tao start at around 80$ per night for a garden view suite and go all the way up to 250$ for a family villa. This includes a delicious breakfast at the in-house restaurant. Prices depend highly on the season and you might find better deals for this hotel during the off-season. The Tanote Villa Hotel sells out fast so make sure you book it in advance to secure the best rooms and deals.


The staff at the Tanote Villa Koh Tao Resort are all incredibly helpful and nice. There is always a member of staff around to attend to your every need and provide you with tips on how to best see Koh Tao. There is, of course, daily cleaning for all rooms in the hotel. The staff is very flexible and will schedule cleaning according to your preferences.

restaurant at tanote villa koh tao resort


This hotel has an incredible in-house restaurant that offers a varied menu for all meals of the day. Breakfast is included when you book a room so don’t miss out! During high season the hotel serves a buffet in the mornings while you can choose from á-la-carte options when there are fewer guests.

The restaurant at the Tanote Villa Hotel has incredible views of the Tanote Bay. There is, of course, wifi so this is a great place to work if you need to get anything done on your trip. Having a romantic dinner here is an absolute must! Plus every guest gets a 15% discount when dining at the restaurant. Room service is offered upon request.

Beach at tanote villa koh tao resort


This hotel has modern luxury facilities which are more than adequate for the price point. One of their main benefits is the free shuttle service that can take you to the harbour. This is especially useful for when you arrive or depart from the island. Of course, the beautiful pool area is one of the most popular facilities at the Tanote Villa Hotel. There are multiple pools including an infinity pool and a kids pool all with sun loungers and palm trees. The views are incredible and will make you want to stay there all day. Of course, you can enjoy cold drinks and cocktails by the pool with its state-of-the-art pool bar.

The hotel has a small spa with massage services available to guests. This is the perfect way to relax after a long day by the beach.

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The main pros of this hotel are its beautiful facilities and luxury rooms as well as the incredible location close to Tanote Bay which is one of the best areas to stay in Koh Tao. The staff will make your stay absolutely perfect while you enjoy the amazing restaurant, incredible views and high-quality service.


The only con of the Tanote Villa Hotel might be that it is not possible to walk to many places from the hotel and it’s probably not the best choice if you’re looking to enjoy the nightlife of the island. In that case, you should stay closer to the harbour.

Looking for the best nightlife on your trip to Thailand? Check out our list of the 5 best islands to visit here.

Hotels in Koh Tao
Hotels in Koh Tao
Hotels in Koh Tao

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