We stayed for the second time we have stayed at View Point Resort, both times in a V hut. Since last time in 2010, they have added a new reception (much nicer than the 'lobby area at the restaurant) and a new deck by the restaurant, and there seems to be many new buildings popping up at this hotel, so it looks a bit like a building site in some areas at the moment but it didn't disturb us really.
We have only had breakfast at the hotel. The verdict being: Western food here is not great, stay way clear of the eggs benny and opt for fruit shakes, fruit salad, fried rice with crab for breakfast (you get used to the idea of FR for breakfast after awhile, and it is luckily really good here).
The rooms are fairly basic, but great value for money and strikingly beautiful views that can be enjoyed from both the bed and the balcony. The rooms are clean, and almost insect free, apart from some ants or termites that are feasting on the door post and skirting board.
We bought a mosquito wall plug in, so our room was completely mosquito-free and we never used the provided mosquito net.
The lighting of the walk way and stairs leading up the the villas is really poor. Half the time you have no idea where you are putting your next step, and there are frogs and crabs running around.
Only thing that annoyed me was that they pretty bad at picking up any rubbish left outside the room.
Despite rubbish on the doorstep, so far, this is our favourite place in Thailand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- View Point Resort believes that absolute privacy creates the perfect setting for a peaceful and restful environment from which our guests will benefit. View Point Resort is located at the pinnacle of Chalok Baan Kao, cut off from the towns & other resorts, but nonetheless at a pleasant walking distance to all amenities. Here you will find a spiritual kind of quiet. Join us in paying homage to Buddha Rock, who watches over our resort, blesses our days & offers us protection and comfort. This is a place to relax, unwind, contemplate, & re-connect with nature. Sometimes life requires you to break away from routine. View Point Resort is your shelter from the storm of everyday life. This is the place to celebrate what is truly important in life - Serenity and Joy. We believe that all of this makes us the most uniquely situated resort on Koh Tao. We hope that you can take pleasure in our efforts, but moreover that you can also share and embrace our concept. Relax, enjoy, & take pleasure in what has been meticulously crafted for your profound satisfaction and pure delight. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- View Point Hotel Koh Tao