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The best midrange option on the beach

53 Moo 3, Ao Tanote, Ko Tao T: (077) 456 488 F: (077) 456 732

Montalay Beach Resort

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If you’re looking for hotel-style accommodation on Tanote Bay, Montalay is easily the pick of the beachside options, even if the main buildings are slightly back off the beach.

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The rooms come in two primary flavours, midrange cottages typical of Ko Pha Ngan and, what they call "modern rooms" in two blocks of, well, modern rooms, set back from the pool and restaurant. The modern rooms are offered both facing towards the ocean (though water views are limited) and facing away from the ocean (basically over a small lawn and the carpark), and we’d say even though the views are not great, the ocean facing ones are the better option.

The modern room is what is says on the can – if you’re after a hotel style room, this should tick the boxes. Be warned that some of their cottages are a bit of a hike from the beach. The medium-sized freeform pool overlooks the sand and backs on to the restaurant but we’d be opting to swim in the ocean rather than the pool.

Staff are very mixed. On our first visit, the receptionist was outright rude, second time, much better, third time again very iffy and this tallied with reports from friends who stayed here a couple of months before we swung through.

The resort has an attached dive school and is well located on a pretty section of the beach. If you don’t mind being a little off the beach, Thanote Villa Hill is a solid substitute for here for those looking for hotel fare. It has two swimming pools and a better outlook and far friendlier staff, but prices are a notch higher and you’re a solid walk back off the beach.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
1,300 baht
1,800 baht
Superior double room
2,000 baht
2,500 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,300 baht, high season 1,800 baht. Notes: Fan-cooled
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,500 baht. Notes: Air-con

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Where is Montalay Beach Resort

Montalay Beach Resort
53 Moo 3, Ao Tanote, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 488 F: (077) 456 732
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º50'53.96" E, 10º5'6.71" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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