The time in the Villa Sanyanga gone very quickly. We had a great time. Everything was perfect! The whole team welcomed us very friendly and Lily cooked us every day with good food. It could not be better! Greetings to the great team and I will recommend the villa in any case. Many thanks for everything. It was fantastic! We already miss it!
Our group of '30 something' friends had a great time in this huge villa. Only 20-30 mins by minibus to Patong for the nightlife, the unspoiled Surin Beach was at the bottom of the (very steep) hill but Jone (the driver) was on hand to ensure we were taken anywhere we needed to be.
I have 2 small kids and the team of ladies in the Kitchen were absolutely fantastic with them. My kids enjoyed using the pestle & mortar to grind up the curry paste, pound the toasted rice for laab gai.. We used the babysitting service too - I felt reassured that my kids were in safe hands.
Lily (the head chef and Manager) is the most amazing lady - the villa wouldn't be the same without her hospitality. I hope the owners realise how lucky they are to have her!
The FOOD - wow, amazing! Breakfast was pancakes, fresh delicious fruit, cereal, eggs... ready for when you came upstairs in the morning. Lunch / dinner - we opted for thai food each meal. Lily asked us in advance what we wanted, and between us all we had around 4-5 super-tasty dishes per meal to pick at. The food was so cheap, as we only paid supermarket prices.
TOYS - a few toys are available for kids, and the TV has Netflix. There are also books to borrow and plenty of DVDs.
We had the 2 interconnecting rooms, however the linking corridor with the shared bathroom is quite far between the rooms and it wasn't easy to listen out for crying children. You would still need a monitor if you really wanted to hear your kids properly.
The villa has everything you could need - a great Bose sound system which is controlled by anyone's iphone, plenty of seating and dining areas, chill-out areas etc.
We would definitely return next year, and look forward to seeing Lily and her team again.
Oh yes, we had a wonderful time !!!!
Jone (driver) was waiting for us at the airport which was a relieve after 19hrs of travel and we drove directly to the house.
A beautiful house decorated with taste and heart- we enjoyed especially the sitting area in front of the pool and discovered also the nice living room a couple of days later as we preferred to spend our time mostly outside.
We were lucky with the weather and could go running every morning- were I thought a lot about you on the way back from the beach – this hill killed me !!!!
All staff was very very nice without exception. Lily of course is the heart of it, but she is lucky to have the other staff around. They are a perfect team and you can feel the good spirit between them. I wanted to take Lily home with me but she was afraid of the cold :)
They did a very good job, wonderful food and kept the house perfectly clean.
To have a driver for us was a very positive additional service. We could go without stress wherever we wanted, that was very enjoyable.
I tested the tailor also. The result met my expectation, also very fast and precise. I am happy with my clothes.
The massages at the house was also a very good idea. Lily organized that for us.
My parents in law used the master suite (with access to the pool) and we had a bit of a problem to get cold water in the Jacuzzi. But we managed after a while.
Also they thought that the air-condition does make too much noise. But I am not so sure about it, I guess they are not used to it and more sensible as other people.
All in all we had a perfect time.
Myself and 8 friends and 4 children stayed for a week at the villa and it was THE best holiday we have ever had. The Villa is unbelievable with amazing views, rooms and services. Lily and the team were so wonderful. They were friendly, funny, amazing cooks, patient, helpful and you name it whether its a pack of cards or a plaster, they have it! Although im not one of the parents, my friends with kids couldnt have asked for anymore. They allowed the kids to run around and play with them, teaching them to cook and giving lots of cuddles! So much so the kids (and we) were crying when we had to leave. Thank you all for making it a holiday of a life time, we cant wait to see you next year!
We're really lucky to get to stay at Sanyanga Villa with a very short notice. Jacquie who is the owner was very quick in respond on our queries. The villa is very beautiful clean and very well maintain. The villa included private chef and transportation ( we can use the car for 8 hours a day , only pay for petrol ).
We were very impressed with the services and food cooked by Chef Lily & Jone was amazingly delicious. Highly recommend for group of friends or family and would love to come back again.
I have to say it was an unforgettable experience with villa Sanyanga. The villa was so great that we had our wedding in the villa and all the staff were so helpful, most thank you to Lily, she cooked the wedding dinner for us and the food was incredible. Also many thanks to Jacquie. She was very helpful from every aspect. Will come back again definitely.
The villa is so beautiful and close to beach. This is nothing compare with a crew of team from house doing grocery shopping, cooking perfect Thai food 3 times a day, clean room every day for us, put drink and fruit affront us! This is a 5 start service. We checked in 4am! Yes 4am! They are all there waiting us with car and drivers wait us at airport. Same thing we left on 12am midnight, they all wait us, prepare a late dinner for us so we won't feel hungry because late flight, then take all of us to airport.
The owner has a cruise boat. We rent a whole day. This is best experience we had. Instead of have cheap drink and sandwiches on boat, we had formal Thai cuisine on the boat. And our boat take 20 people still huge amount space. It is a huge boat and most modern boat at least we saw that day on the water. And at the end, we throw the captain into the ocean with big happy faces!
I strong recommend this place for big party! We had good meal every day (I gain 2 lb. in 3-4 days), eat a lot, spend all time to have fun! And didn't do any housekeeping work at all! This is true vacation!