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The Setai
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Stayed at The Setai for business. Lovely hotel - sleeping rooms in both the Art Deco building as well as in The Tower. The courtyard area is lovely - lit palm trees outline a lovely reflecting pool. The drinks are super yummy - the martin with the chili-infused vodka is a must! The breakfast buffet is top notch. The pools/area are lovely - adult only pools and one family pool. The spa and the gym were great too.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Enjoying a month at the very elegant Setai in South Beach Florida. In a well appointed one bedroom condo attached to the hotel with added amenities of having all the hotel services. Our balcony overlooks a sand beach and the Atlantic Ocean. We are walking distance of many great restaurants as well as Lincolin Blvd as well as The New World Symphony concert Hall This is a great winter retreat.Food shopping at Epicure Mkt is fantastic but expensive.I

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

When you book 5* hotel and pay $1000/night you you do not expect that next to the pool area there is going to be a construction going on with high noises. LHW agent did not inform me that there is this kind of issues.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Spent the night at one of Setai suites and would recommend this hotel for a short stay in Miami. Clean, beautifully appointed, well maintained property. May be lacking some polish, which still doesnt ruin the overall impression. Nice room, cosy bed, surprisingly good late night roomservice. Delicious breakfast. Perfect timing. Polite staff. Very much enjoyed, would definitely come back. The only setback was the view... at an ugly backyard and the hotel wall. But thats the Miami reality anyway.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Setai (Miami Beach) is one of the best I have experienced in a few years. Disregard the reviews about management issues and high prices, this hotel is the real deal. I loved the service which was predictive, gracious and generous. I loved the food, which was perfect at every meal. I loved the other guests, who are hard-working folks just like me.

The grounds are amazing with their three pools of different temperatures, their clean wide beach chairs, and the littlest details that mean so much. The spa was an otherworldly experience. The architecture is amazing. I can't wait to go back....

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is my favourite hotel in South Beach. The service was superb, free wifi,, the breakfast excellent in terms of quality and quantity, decent sized rooms and amazing shower.
The only small criticism would be the apparent lax security in the back entrance of the hotel by the beach, And the coffee could be improved.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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México
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13 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

This is my preferred hotel in Miami. Decoration is great it certainly gives you relax time from the sun and colorful Miami scene. The regular rooms were actual suites, with well thought amenities (like iPhone Bose dock), indoor jacuzzi, two separate hand washers, dark relaxing perfect shower and extremely comfortable bed mattress and pillows. It even has a little living room area.

The pools were a real treat, I even eventually forgot about the ocean. Three different temperatures for any taste. The pool staff is always eager to help you, get you magazines or pass you wet towels and complimentary chilled water.

Both restaurant are very good, a little bit pricy but you are already splurging. Good seafood quality, you have to try the oysters. On Sundays the buffet brunch with unlimited Taittinger made us über happy.

In general the staff has the exact attitude to make you feel comfortable, pampered but not in a fake extra-friendly way.

Location is very good unless you are into the party scene, then you will have go walk a bit.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#5 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Setai 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia. The Restaurant at The Setai invites you to experience a menu that features various cuisines and traditional flavors of Europe's "Sun Coast," inclusive of the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy, the South of France and Provence. ... more   less 
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