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L'esprit de Naiyang
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   91/8 Moo 3 Naiyang Beach, Nai Yang, Phuket 83110, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Nai Yang
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“We wish we stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed in this wonderful property for one night before setting off the next morning to Samui. We wanted somewhere close to the airport, but, nice as it was our first night in Thailand.

We were pleasantly surprised as the photos on the website and on TripAdvisor did not do this property justice. We were collected from the airport and our driver was actually there and we found him easily.

We paid for a deluxe room and were upgraded to a pool side villa! I am so glad we stayed in the Villas. They have a really nice large lounge room with a TV, stocked fridge; complimentary snacks & sealed bottled water and alcohol you can purchase for a really reasonable price. Air-conditioning throughout the villa. The bedrooms are large with a comfortable king-sized bed. The bathroom was also large with a bath, shower, flushing toilet & vanity… they are an outdoor bathroom, so, make sure you close the adjoining door between the bathroom & bedroom to keep the bugs out. Opening the doors to the pool was so divine! You could swim up to the bar and have a lovely cocktail or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The breakfast was simple, fresh, with a good range of different foods. The staff are all lovely and really helpful.

Advise:

- This is a relaxing quiet hotel and wouldn’t be suitable for party people. It is more of a couples & family retreat.

Room Tip: Spend the money & get the pool villa. You won’t be disappointed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

2 week stay with family , quiet on an evening and not for late night ravers. Need a small pontoon across the creek to get to Nai Yang village but unless you need a zimmer frame you will be ok here. Otherwise its a taxi back over to the hotel, cost 300baht approx.
Taxis only downside to this location, all people are very friendly and helpful. Try all the massage parlours every one seems brilliant.
its a great place to enjoy a Thai holiday especially with family. car hie try andaman they were perfect at about 1500baht a day.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed in this property for 3 nights with my lovely wife early February.

We chose the resort because we did not want the circus in Patong/West coast area.

Resort was modest and in typical thai charm. 12min from the airport, and tucked along the Naiyang beach. Choices of accomodation included rooms in the resort building or separated one bdrm villas by the two swimming pools. We chose the poolside rooms - they were modern, spacious and comfortable. Bathroom was nice and large and well ventilated with louvres and open windows. Room is well equipped with a good size couch, TV, king sized bed, safe, en-suite large bathtub.

Exactly how a laid back, quiet vacation for two should be!

The little patio that launches you into the swimming pool from the hall was a welcomed feature. Me and my spouse lounged by the pool for 3 consecutive days.

The breakfast was simple and hearty. We looked forward to it every morning.

The service staff was all smiles and made you feel at home. I needed a rental car the first day at arrival, and without any prior booking, the resort arranged for the rental company to meet me that morning. Got a nice Honda City for a song. Free parking. The owner is a local Chinese and is friendly and approachable.

Tried the in house massage three times. A little below par in quality.

One of the little charms was dining by Naiyang Beach. It is a 4min walk from the resort and you have to take a little pontoon to cross the 10m stream that separate the resort from the Beach. A torch light is provided for your navigational safety should you lose track of time and had one drink too many in the evening.

Distance wasn't a great concern since we knew it before booking and had a rented car. Resort is very near Blue Canyon Golf Resort. I played at Phuket Laguna and the drive up the hills took me abt 35min.

Advise:

- I would suggest renting a car (ask the reception) with GPS. The property is about 30km from Patong and take a cab both ways would cost as much as renting a car for 2 days!

- for first time Phuket visitors and party animals, this resort might not make you the happiest customer.

Would consider coming back again given the reasonable cost, wonderful staff, serenity.

Room Tip: pay a little more and take the room by the pool :)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here at the last day of my three weeks stay in Thailand.
My main purpose for staying here was due it is located nearby the airport.

This was the first hotel during my visit in Thailand where I sensed what people mean with thai hospitality. The crew was very friendly and helpful.

The hotel itself was very nice, but was a bit too close to ”nature” for my taste.
My cabin was very spacious and nice, but the bathroom really destroyed my impression of this hotel.
The bathroom don´t have closed glass windows, so insects and other creatures can easily access the bathroom. The insect noise is very uncomfortable while showering or taking a bath.
While I showered, a big grass hopper came into the bathroom!

The standard itself of the living room, bed- and bathroom is quite high, so why they have these open windows on the bath is a mystery to me.

During my 20 previous days around in southern Thailand it didn´t get bit at all by any insects before I spent my last night at this hotel. Then I had bits all over – and that was mainly due to these open bathroom.

The ”gym” is not a gym. It´s a few dumbells reaching up to 15 kilo, a multi apparatus and a treadmill.

Reliable and quite fast WIFI.

Nice common areas.

The food in the restaurant was OK and the breakfast and breakfast crew was also very nice and left me with a good impression.

I´m sorry for just giving you two stars, but due to these bathrooms, I cannot give you a higher ranking!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pam599, Guest Relations Manager at L'esprit de Naiyang, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Mr. FranksNorway,

Thank you for your constructive feedback about the bathroom. Based on our experience, European customers are not familiar with the outdoor bathroom especially for the first day.
Our Villa is designed like a nature lover home and hideaway from the city hotel. We are confident that you will feel relax and comfortable if you stay longer.

We are happy to hear your statement "This was the first hotel during my visit in Thailand where I sensed what people mean with thai hospitality. The crew was very friendly and helpful. and you gave us 4 score for the cleanliness and service.

We look forward to serving you again.
With warm regards,
L'esprit de Naiyang

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed over New Year. Compimentary taxi waiting for us on arrival at the airport. The hotel is in a nice quiet location and has a very relaxed feel about it. Staff are very attentive and our poolside room was great - nothing like stepping out and into the pool.

Breakfast was fine with a choice of fruit, breads, cake and cooked to order eggs etc. Did not eat dinner at the hotel (Not sure if they did serve it anyway) as there are so many good and reasonable beach side restaurants to choose from. First night in town got taxi back as hotel sign said river crossing to beach finished at 8pm however found out next day "Ferryman" had waited till 10.30pm for us to come back so from then on we came back to the ferry after we had dinned on the beach. This was a nice gesture by him and the tip was well worth it compared to a taxi fare. Use the torch from the room for after dark return.

Hired a car and toured the island (Car hire organised by reception and was very good value etc). Well worth it and driving was easy. Having seen some of the other parts of the island for me Naiyang Beach is one of the best places to be and this hotel offers an easy going and relaxing stay. The beach itself is wonderful and a shallow ledge so very good for children..

Room Tip: Stay in a pool side bungalow it is well worth it.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The resort is in the middle of nowhere, which means it is absolutely quiet, a perfect place to relax. We stayed in a garden villa, which had a private plunge pool with terrace and an enourmous bath tub, two rooms, one living room, one sleeping room, both with separate air condition. The bathroom is outside (!), which might be a little disturbing, but we enjoyed listening to birds during showering! Of course there a walls aoround and a roof, but no air condition. The villa was very clean, as was the complete resort. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to the beach, about a 3 minute walk, interrupted by a short trip with a wodden raft to cross a little river. The hotel restaurant has a good variety for lunch and dinner, breakfast was ok, not too many choices but fresh fruit, a egg station and good coffee. We will definitely go there again!

Room Tip: Take a Garden Villa, the Pool Villas are more expensive and the privacy is less, as the large pool i...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The compulsory New Years Eve 'gala ' dinner appeared in the final cost after I had confirmed the booking (with Agoda ).Of course when I went back over the site it was there in the small print but in no way obvious . For 3 of us it came to around $340.00 US . I am more angry with Agoda than the hotel for this . I simply wouldn't have booked this hotel .
I wouldn't have paid 34p for this shambles .
TERRIBLE food / plastic cutlery /no table /shocking entertainment . We were out of there within half an hour and spent the rest of the evening on the local beach watching fireworks .
I had a long talk with the manager who explained that they had to pay over the odds for the entertainment as the acts couldn't go on to any other venues on the same night . All I can say is if you can't do it properly don't bother .
Pasted below is an email from the hotel received after we checked out.

Your points of improvement about Gala dinner duly noted and you will certainly feel the difference on your next stay with us. We apology for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay.
Our team tries their level best in delivering, any failure has been reported to Resort Owner and will be certainly rectified. Thank you for your constructive feedback.

Other points - we booked two separate rooms in the main building but were given a family room which they considered an upgrade .As a couple travelling with a friend we did not want to share a living room . The rooms were big but a bit charmless. The ac in one room pumped in kitchen smells which we had to put up with for two nights before my partner and I were moved into a pool villa - this was really nice which kind of made up for the first two nights .

I wouldn't normally write a review but feel really strongly that we were robbed on New Years's Eve .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pam599, Manager at L'esprit de Naiyang, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear MDH123,

We are quite sadden to read your feedback. We remenbered that you were unhappy to join the compulsary Gala Dinner since your arrival. May we use your review to give advice to future customers. If you make a booking by mistake and unhappy with the Terms & Condition;i.e, Compulsary Gala Dinner, please immediately contact to your ageny within 24 hours (Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia,etc.) We will allow the cancellation within 24 hours after the booking and 14 days before checking date.

In Phuket, the terms & condition of most hotels are compulsory Gala Dinner for New Year Eves. If you are vegeterian, and are not interested in joining the game, activity with other customers, you may not have fun. Also we have a Fire Spin Show, Thai Traditional Dances, Luckky draw, Dancing Game, Hawaii Dance. If you are not interested in seeing these activities and shows, please do not book the hotel during the New Year period.

As a hotel, we would listen to all comments and will try our best to serve to customers. Our team tried their level best in delivering.
We apology for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay.







We certainly try our best to deliver the Thai hospitality but there is always room for improvement. Kind Regards, Indigo Pearl team.
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Address: 91/8 Moo 3 Naiyang Beach, Nai Yang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Nai Yang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Nai Yang
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nai Yang
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nai Yang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — L'esprit de Naiyang 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L’esprit de Naiyang, Phuket Resort is a new charming phuket resort consisting of 15 pool-access villas, 15 garden villas, 15 deluxe rooms and 1 family deluxe accommodations. L’esprit de Naiyang is dramatically located at peaceful Naiyang beach of Phuket, a white sand rimmed with green pines of Sirinat Marine National Park. It takes just 10 minute from Phuket International airport and takes 40 min to Central of Phuket. L’esprit de Phuket offers an intimate, private comfortable accommodation. It is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or just to take relaxation retreat from your busy world. ... more   less 
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