My husband and I (in our late 30's) stayed here for a "kid-free" 3 nights in October. The service, as other reviewers have all mentioned, is amazing, from the VIP check-in at the airport (worth paying extra for) through to arrival and constant smiles and attention all through the stay. We stayed on a long weekend when the hotel was full but it still seemed very peaceful. We were disappointed however that as SLH members, an upgrade was not only unavailable but we were given a room as far away from the ocean as possible, facing the tennis court at the back of the property. The upside was it was quiet; but then most of the hotel is anyway.
The breakfast was not your standard buffet slop but beautiful meals cooked to order (basically anything your heart desires!) It was supremely relaxing to sit and watch the surf and eat my gorgeous eggs florentine! - one morning I was alone as my husband took a diving trip, and the staff couldn't do enough to make sure I was OK (at one stage I was being looked after by four of them!). We also had a dinner at Kura Kura and it was DELICIOUS, the best satay we've EVER had (and we live in Singapore!) and really incredible chicken tandoori.
The only downside I feel people need to be aware of is that this is one of the oldest hotels in the area, and it's starting to look like it. Reception doesn't have the "wow factor" of most of the Asian hotels I've visited. The gardens are beautiful as are the rooms inside (especially the bathroom!) but the paths and buildings are worn-looking grey stone. The pool area was particularly disappointing to me; a plain rectangular pool with faded sun umbrellas over the loungers. A little update wouldn't go astray (even a new set of umbrellas) just to give this beautiful place the edge it deserves and to justify the fairly hefty price tag. One final comment - there were a few kids around but not many; but there is no way I'd come here with my two young boys - they'd be bored silly!!
Overall it is lovely place for a relaxing holiday but if you are after new and modern I'd perhaps look elsewhere.
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