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“A wonderful Getaway!”
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Review of Baan Tai Tara 1

Guest room on left, outdoor lounge middle, and dining room on right.
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Guest room on left, outdoor lounge middle, and dining room on right.
View from front gate.  Master suite on right, guest room on left. Master bedroom right, guest bedroom room left.
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Guest room on left, outdoor lounge middle, and dining room on right.
View from front gate.  Master suite on right, guest room on left.
Master bedroom right, guest bedroom room left.
Sunset at the beach.
Fairly secluded beach.  Enjoy a wonderful massage (just to the right out of view).
Plunge pool with chaises.
Plunge pool.  4.5 feet deep throughout.
Crystal-clear plunge pool.
Master suite on right.
Covered outdoor lounge.
Covered outdoor lounge.
View of front gate from lounge.
Master suite.
View of master suite from guest bedroom.
Living room.
Fully modern kitchen.
Driveway accessing villas.  Baan Tai Tara 1 is on the left.
Master ensuite.
Dining room with living room in background.
Relief on outside wall off covered lounge.
Guest bedroom.
Guest bedroom.
Back yard.
Back deck with relief on outside wall.
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province

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Retired4g...
Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A wonderful Getaway!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at Baan Tai Tara 1 for 4 days, in the middle of a longer trip, a time to chill out and relax away from the hustle and bustle of many cities and beach areas. Baan Tai Tara 1 fit the bill perfectly. It was quiet, clean, very comfortable and well equipped in terms of living essentials. The pool was just perfect to cool off in after a day relaxing on the beach, a few minutes walk away. We also enjoyed the restaurants found close by. We found it easy to get to and from the ferry dock, just a 10 minute taxi ride. We also rented scooters right next door. Everything seemed easy to get too. Highly recommended and we will certainly return in the future.

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Liked best: Very quiet, comfortable and very clean.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Hi Kim and Brian.
I see that you posted a review from your visit two years ago. I'm sorry I missed it. Thank you so much for your lovely review, not only of our villa, but the neighbourhood as well. We look forward to your return.
Warm regards,
Diana and Keith.
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211Anita
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lived up to expectations.”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at Ban Tai Tara villa 1 for 3 weeks,the villa was very clean and modern with all home comforts.We had a few niggles,however these were easily sorted out.The villa is in a very small village,however there are 2 small grocery shops and a good resturant,the villagers are very friendly ,the villa is situated next to another villa and at times the occupants were very noisy.The internet was very slow and unpredictable which made Skype difficult,however,we were lent a dongle which helped.We were grateful for the welcome pack,which was a nice find.We enjoyed relaxing in the pool ,however,the beach is very close for a change and has a lovely shack for lunch and drinks.
We did not hire a car,but used public public transport,which would stop at the top of the road.Recommend going to the Fishermans Village-beware the cocktails are strong !!!!I If you want to get away from the big resorts-Chewang then this is for you.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Hi Anita
So sorry that I did not respond to your review at the time you wrote it. Since you were here we have upgraded our internet service and things work well now. Thanks for your input in that regard. I'm glad you had a good experience and hope you will keep our villa in your sights as you travel.
Warm regards,
Diana and Keith
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jeffchalm...
Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Small Piece of Paradise in Koh Samui”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My wife Arlene and I stayed here recently for 12 glorious days in March 2014. Baan Tai Tara 1 is a beautifully maintained, decorated and furnished designer / boutique-type accommodation. All the rooms are spacious, light and airy and face inwards to a landscaped pool area. The property is well-maintained and is private and secluded despite being only a few minutes way from from a lovely beach, places to eat and some small shops. Baan Tai is a quieter, less touristy, area than some on Koh Samui which suited us. Despite our plans to hire a car we just used local taxies and Songtaews which passed frequently up on the main road. We loved it and will likely return.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
20 Mar 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. Keith and I are so pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful private villa and your stay in Ban Tai, with all the conveniences and, of course, the wonderful people of Koh Samui. It would be a pleasure to have you back.
Regards,
Diana
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Carol1997
Vancouver
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Private Gem in Paradise!”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed in this charming, private self contained paradise for 6 nights. We loved the open concept, the plunge pool for cooling off and the Thai Touches in the decor. It is clean, modern, very comfortable and we felt like we could close out the world and be alone together, a very romantic villa. Convenience? It does not get better.....there are two
"Thai 7 11 shops" as we labeled them at the end of the driveway. The have absolutely everything you need from fruit to cheese to croissants to liquor....even sun screen! The beach is a 4 minute walk along a side road, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance and of course, Thai massage. My favourite was Jean from Jeany massage. You can have your laundry done overnight with ironed underwear! We LOVED being here at Baan Tai Tara 1 and can't wait to return.

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Management Response
20 Mar 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that your stay was enjoyable and that you took full advantage of all the great amenities our private villa has to offer. We hope that you will return.
Regards,
Diana
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DanKatMai...
Maidstone
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dream honeymoon villa!”
Reviewed 4 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We booked this villa a year ago based on the wonderful reviews and pictures and we were not disappointed. The villa is stunning, beautifully decorated and equipped with all mod cons. The whole place is geared up for a lovely relaxing holiday. The gardens are lush and green and the pool is beautiful and clean. The whole place is very well maintained and cared for.

The beach at ban tai is without a doubt the best on the island and we felt extremely lucky to have it on our doorstep. The little village is peaceful and quiet but with all the essentials for food shopping and laundry services. There is a great massage place too (koi) and the beach massage hut was also great. We did hire a car as we like the freedom to do our own thing and we felt that added to our trip greatly.

We mostly ate at the Mimosa and Koh Samui resort restaurants as the food was great, well priced and we are suckers for beachside dining!

Ban tai is away from the glare of the neon party scene of Chaweng which isn't our scene but it's only a 20minute car/taxi ride should you wish to participate. You must check out Fisherman's village on a Friday night though. The market is huge with bargains to be had. We especially enjoyed the street food and cocktails. We were here for Chinese New Year and the street performances were so much fun. It's truly paradise here and we are so glad we came. We would recommend this place and definitely return. Thank you to Victor and all the staff who made this magical place all that it is.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 Mar 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review of our villa. We are so proud of our home away from home and are so pleased that you enjoyed it as well. Please keep us in mind for future visits to Koh Samui.
Regards,
Diana
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