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Get an overview of this hotel3-star resort with restaurant and outdoor pool


Situated in Koh Tao, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Sairee Plaza, Ao Tanote, and Ko Nang Yuan. Island Muay Thai and Koh Tao Post Office are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Resort Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub are available at this resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a children's pool, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 49 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, room service, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The resort offers a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Koh Tao Simple Life Resort features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. This Koh Tao resort also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary. Guests can use the outdoor pool at a partner property.

  • Total number of rooms - 49 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Simple Life - This restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 7 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: THB 400 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: THB 750 (from 3 to 11 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between THB 300 and THB 500 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Koh Tao Simple Life
  • Koh Tao Simple Life Resort
  • Simple Life Koh Tao
  • Simple Life Koh Tao Resort
  • Simple Life Resort
  • Simple Life Resort Koh Tao
  • Simple Resort

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 7 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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3.9 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
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Excelent facilities and staff

5 out of 5
by from Oxfordshire
Posted Jan 1, 2017
This is was definitely a highlight for me in kho tao.The staff was amazing, friendly and helped me with pretty much everything I needed, specially the lady at the front desk. The pool is nice and handy.I got a free upgrade and my room was huge, silent and nice. I enjoyed seating on my porch with a beer chilling in the evening before going out. Not the cheapest hotel but you get what you pay for! Go for it!
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3 out of 5
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Mosquitos everywhere and breakfast is not nice. Staff are friendly.
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Overall good experience

3 out of 5
Posted Dec 26, 2016
The Wifi kept disconnecting and we had to keep signing in. Sometimes it didn't work. But otherwise good.
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Pleasant stay in central location with great staff

4 out of 5
by from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Posted Oct 31, 2016
This hotel has all the basic things we required and was central to where we wanted to be. The staff were helpful & friendly and overall we had a good experience. Ultimately we only required a room to sleep in as we were scuba diving everyday, but it was much better than some of the other accommodation we had seen and heard about. It has reasonably good, free wifi and I would definitely recommend the massage parlour that is attached to the hotel. It is close to many restaurants and bars but relatively quiet given its close proximity to these. There is a lovely garden area that encloses a pool and although I could imagine that the pool would get busy at peak times, the beach is very close. All in all it was just what we wanted.
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Warm friendly staff

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 8, 2016
The staff at Koa Tao Simple Life Resort made my stay very comfortable and welcoming. As I was a student travelling alone they really made me feel safe. On my departure the reception helped to book my taxi & ferry off the island plus made arrangements for my onward journey to Bangkok. Koa Tao is a small island and is great to explore on foot, the treks offer amazing views.
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Good hotel

3 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Aug 26, 2016
This is a good hotel- good location and clean rooms. However, there needs some improvements with wifi as this wasn't great, the breakfast was poor and the sheets weren't changed the whole week we were there.
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Nice quiet hotel near the Sairee beach

5 out of 5
by from Bangkok
Posted Jul 23, 2016
Pros: Location, clean, quiet, affordable
Location: 2 minute walk to Sairee beach and long tailed boats for Yong Nuan Island. Plenty of scuba diving shops nearby.
Simple LIfe exceeded my expectations. I requested a quiet room which I got towards the back on the 2nd floor. The room was clean and comfortable with a large balcony. I was worried that I would hear the night life but didn't. I slept like a baby. Very good location to Sairee beach to catch a long tail boat to Yang Nuan Island or other day excursions. Also near Big Blue Diving Resort if you are planning to dive there. Close to all amenities, Sairee Village etc. There's also a decent sized pool if you don't want to swim at the beach. The nearby spa/massage is quite good. Breakfast was included and was fantastic. I would recommend Simple Life. The price is very reasonable.
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Say "No hot bread" if ordering takeaway breakfast

4 out of 5
Posted Apr 25, 2016
The hotel can provide takeaway breakfast box if we want to join early morning activities (e.g. diving). We can pick up the box in advance (at PM 9:30 of previous day). It contains sandwich (we can select ham, chicken, and tuna), cut-fruits and bottled water. Taste good :) However, they insert meats into HOT BREAD directly. It is good for immediate consuming, but not adequate for overnight preservation. I strongly recommend to select "No hot bread" option when you want to get the meal at previous night.
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3 out of 5
Posted Apr 18, 2016
Right in the center of everything but room was still quiet. Very nice staff and I appreciated the pickup and dropoff service to the pier. Booked with breakfast (as I did for all accommodations in Thailand) but this was by far my least favorite. There are loads of other places to get a quick bite from that I wouldn't do the breakfast again.
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Good location

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 12, 2016
Pros: The location and big rooms
Cons: Just a general overhaul
Location: Beach, shops, restaurants, bars
The hotel was in a great location amongst all the shops and eateries and bars. One street back from the beach. So a very short stroll will land you on the beach. The staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and our room was very quiet, couldn't here any noise off the street, as it is set back a little from the street. The rooms are spacious, we had the delux room and there was plenty of space. By Koh Tao standard, I wouldn't pay anymore than around the $130 per night , so look for the deals!!!! When you leave Koh Tao and you are catching a flight out that day, I would allow plenty of time , as the ferry scan be running late.
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