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The Setai
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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“Ultra Serenity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This hotel has the feeling of walking into a sheik modern spa in Bali. Ultra modern / Asian influenced decor, black marble and clean clean clean. Superb service which I find pretty standard with Asian influenced hotels (ie The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental).

The spa at this property is world class as is the pool and cabana areas. Excellent access to the beach and every service imaginable. This property is perhaps slightly "north" geographically from the historical "South Beach" but who cares? My only complaint with this property was the extremely small size of my tv. But....you shouldn't be watching so much tv anyway.

For families, there are condo options at this location.
I will return.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Addison, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Staying at the Setai in Miami Beach is a unique and special experience. The hotel is exceptionally well designed for privacy and a feeling of sanctuary, both indoors and outdoors. Staff are engaging and friendly without being overbearing. Don't miss the breakfast offering (and sit outside if conditions permit) which is wide ranging, delicious and well-presented. The outdoor pools and beach scene only add to the overall experience. An exceptional focus on customer service and satisaction!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are okay, I think they need some minor renovation. The pool is dirty and pool side service needs improvement and not just focus on the tip.
The beach bar is good and the staff are very friendly. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate it as 6.5

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Everything about this place is top notch. I don't think I opened a single door as they were always there to open it for you. If you're looking for a place that pays attention to detail this is it! The pool guys were awesome too. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. We fell in love with Miami Beach and certainly the Setai was a huge part of our experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Due to the theft by the pool and the lack of security this hotel provides, I changed my review and rating to terrible! Even though the hotel has positives the fact that I was robbed of valuables of over 15k at the pool and the hotel really could care less that many clients and guests have been robbed
many times as the police stated to me.

Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the Setai and loved it. The greeting with beverages at check-in was a nice opening touch. The whole resort has a very calm zen vibe w great service. It's not flashy and loud like other Miami Beach hotels. The three pools at different temperatures was nice. Stay at a higher floor to avoid hearing street noise (although it was not loud). Also for the price,the non-alcoholic beverages in the minibar should be free like they are in comparable properties elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Setai is the best place to stay at when you visit South Beach. You definitely get what you pay for! The staff is very friendly and check in is a breeze!

I always stay in the tower and the rooms are absolutely gorgeous. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms are lovely, clean and comes with all the amenities.

Breakfast was A1...Probably the best breakfast I've ever had in my entire life! You have to try the speciality drinks at the bar. They are a must.

This propery has 2 pools, one for the adults and one for the family. Both of them are great.

This hotel is the perfect location since you are at walking distance from Lincolin Blvd!

See you soon & thanks for the wonderful service!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Address: 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
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
#4 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Setai 5*
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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