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Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

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88 Moo.7 Phunai, Ko Yao Yai 83000, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We are currently staying in villa 1111. Our 3rd day here. The villa is the best room type they have - Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite - its for 4 people and priced at a VERY reasonable price for its size and amenities. Only me and my wife stayed in this room but it is right over the sea on... More 

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes! Santhiya is as good as the photos you see on the web! It’s a unique and amazing resort and should be experienced for an “all-inclusive” resort experience. Rooms: During our stay, we stayed in two separate rooms, (1) Supreme Deluxe Sea View Room and (2) Ocean View Pool Villa, just to get the experience. Supreme Deluxe Sea View Room:... More 

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London
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Waited a few days before writing this review to see if I felt different about it. In some ways I feel the hotel deserves 4 stars but for us the flaws were too many. When we arrived we were put in a room right beside a construction site ie there was only a wooden wall between our room and the... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Khun TBurns Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa. Thank you for your honest feedback, and I apologize that you were not 100% satisfied with your stay here. I'd like to clarify some of things mentioned for you and other potential guests if I may. First we would apologize for any inconvenience for noise disturbance. We normally try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A magnificent place.... extra special treatment and great stuff. good for people looking for quiet and relaxation. From the minute we get out from the Airport until we where in the beautiful room the treatment was very special and worm. We took the hotel transfer both way and it was a good chose. all the details are great; food was... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Khun Hussein B Thanks ever so much for your kind words about Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort &Spa. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful island, and are extremely happy to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! We do hope to welcome you once again, and until then, safe and happy travels. Warm regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Scenery, Good Rooom Ambient, Private Beach. Very Excellent for someone who want to relax. Especially when you go with your couple, it wil feels like on you are doing honeymoon again :) . Since Santhiya is a private beach, the beach itself won't be crowded. Try to walk on the beach until sunset :)

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Khun Imannasmara We are so very pleased to read that your stay with us was beyond pleasant. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful feedback. We certainly take pride in our beautiful island and hope you return to us on your next visit to PhaNga! Happy Travels Craig Harrington Resort Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique property in a beautiful setting. The entire resort is a masterpiece of Thai wood carvings - walls, ceiling, doors, etc. We tried both a sea view room and a villa. The room is spacious and has a spa tub and a day bed on the balcony but the upholstery was quite dirty. The villa is huge and has... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Khun MMCheng We do thank you for your recent visit, as well as you constructive advice. I'll certainly look into the linens to make sure they are cleaned properly. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and hope you visit again on your next trip to Thailand! Happy Travels Craig Harrington Resort Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santhiya absolutely exceeded all our expectations in every way during our stay. Our pool villa was fabulous overlooking the ocean and every single member of staff could not do enough to help you, always smiling and helpful. I will admit we were a bit apprehensive at first after reading some of the negative reviews on here but I honestly think... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Little_traveller90 Thank you for your wonderful review and words of encouragement. I'll certainly give a word to our singers about your compliment. We are lucky to have such wonderful performers! WE hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Thailand! Until then, Happy Travels! Craig Harrington Resort Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much for making our stay so unforgettable. We booked only 3 nights, then extended for 2 more. From now its going to be our paradise, our secret escape place from metropolitan stress-life. Very friendly and helpful staff. From the time we took the private boat pickup service till we checked out.... wonderful. Highly recommended!

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Schneegazelle07 Thanks so much for your kind words! We will be happy to become your respite from the city! I am so happy to see that you were able to extend your stay and relax a bit longer. Hope to see you all again soon! Happy Travels Craig Harrington Resort Manager More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Santhiya Resort on the island Koh Yao Yai from May 5th - May 13th 2015. We booked this hotel for relaxation and to unwind. We had read quiet a lot of reviews before hand and we were initially a bit nervous. Many people on trip advisor complain about service, staff, food, rooms and value. Despite the reviews... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melony80 It was a pleasure to have you at Santhiya, am delighted with your feedback. We are always looking for constructive feedback to better improve our services. Your comments on our service does not go unnoticed, and we will work to provide seamless service. Thanks for your tips to other travelers, and we hope to one day welcome you... More 

Bahrain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to unwind and relax. We spent 10 days but found that to get anywhere there is a charge. We arrived after 5pm and had to pay 10000Bhat for a boat to the hotel. We feel that this cost should be included in the package when booking. The food was on the expensive side and we ate at places... More 

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Craig H, Manager at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Veronica T I am happy to see that you guys had an enjoyable stay here with us. Thanks especially for your comments on our staff, Mark and David. I, myself would never want to be interpreted as anything but approachable, and apologize if I made you feel anything other than that. In terms of food and expenses, we have... More 

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