Is it a rogue Aman? A condo tower? A pool/bar scene? Asian, Deco, minimal? Formal sophistication or beachy bling? The Setai is all of these things and more.
This hotel feels like the troubled teenage child of celebrities, fresh out of rehab, not yet sure who she is but benefiting from the best genetics and connections.
While every part of this hotel is good if not excellent, I didn't fall in love with it and didn't leave wishing I'd booked a longer stay. A big part of this was because I stayed with a friend and we wanted two beds. We were upgraded to a suite and they made a daybed into a second bed. This was OK, but the daybed bed was small and in a part of the suite that didn't have blackout shades so very bright in the morning. It would have cost us less to book two rooms at the Mandarin Oriental or Four Seasons (or one room with two beds). If you're looking for a room with two beds, I'd suggest staying elsewhere. If traveling solo or with a partner, then the Setai room set up is ideal. While the room reminded me of many other Aman's/Chedi's, it was the smallest and least exceptional example of this Bawa-SEAsian tropical hotel room I've stayed in. I didn't like hanging out in our suite.
The other underwhelming part of the hotel was the food. It was an unchanging B+. It was all very good hotel food, but nothing exceptional or nuanced. Also while there were healthy options, there wasn't an amazingly healthy set of menu options.
The staff was, without exception, fantastic.
- Also Known As:
- The Setai Hotel
- The Setai Hotel Miami Beach
- Setai Hotel Miami Beach
- Setai Miami Beach
- Setai Miami
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated peacefully along the gentle Atlantic Ocean, The Setai, South Beach presents a refreshing balance between the thriving South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideaway. Instilled with Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance, The Setai embodies intuitive luxury and distinctive concepts emblematic of a renowned GHM Hotel. The body and mind are recharged with The Spa at The Setai where private spa suites present an array of treatments featuring ancient healing traditions. Distinct dining experiences also await, with fresh Mediterranean cuisine amid sun and sea, and authentic Asian fare showcased al fresco or in an open theater kitchen. No desire will go unfulfilled with a paradise of Zen-like tranquility, three exquisite pools, private beach and Pool Concierge. A melding of inspiration and setting, The Setai embraces in its serenity while presenting elegant backdrops for whatever the day or night may bring. ... more less
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