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L'esprit de Naiyang Resort
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Nai Yang
perth
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18 reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We purchased a voucher for this resort for $999.00 for 7 seven nights valued at $3000.00. If i had to pay the full amount i would have asked for a refund. Our villa had it's own plunge pool but it had no privacy as the people in the next villa could see you, we had to ask to turn on the filter everyday. We had to keep the curtains closed the whole time as anyone could look in. For the 7 days we were there we had the same breakfast buffet and it was cold. We asked them 3 times to please put the burners up underneath the bain maries. In the end we had omelettes because they were cooked to order. On our night excersions to the beach restaurants we were pulled across a canal by a rope pulled barge which was maned by a resort worker who made comment about my weight which i found upsetting. Think twice about booking this resort.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I traveled here from Railay Bay to fly out of Phuket to Chiang Mai. These flights are nonstop and cheaper than flying out of Krabi. This hotel was ideal for traveling. Rooms off the actual pool are super fun and easy for a lazy day. They have a great pool bar and a really pretty beach with an interesting entrance (they have this old school rafting mechanism that takes you over a small body of water) that leads directly to a private beach location. Worth the upgrade for the pool villa.

Room Tip: pay for the upgrade for the pool access rooms....it is worth it
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

The place is pretty well kept but the bathroom walls are non-existent with wood palings acting as a "privacy screen". Not much privacy given that anyone in the neighbouring villa or on the beach could watch me taking a crap. Not great. Water pressure meant a shower was unenjoyable and that the idea of having a bath was unequivocally impossible.

Train your staff in accepted service!!!! They wander around doing what I feel they "think" is right. It's painful to watch. It's sad because they all seem to be nice people.

Staff Training and some better privacy would make this place much better!

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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194 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Naiyang is one of my favourite beaches in Phuket, it's 10 mins from the Airport, has a huge beach and less tourists then a lot of others.
I decided to stay at the L'esprit for a short re-charge weekend and I have nothing to negative to say about this place.
The Hotel upgraded me to a Villa with Pool Access, which was a nice bonus. The room was clean and tidy, although the bathroom / bath area has walls but huge open spaces around the sealing area, which benefits the Mosquitos and enhances any sounds you so happen to make.
The breakfast was nice and the Staff was very polite and food ordered from room service, came quickly and tasted good.
The hotel is back from the beach and you need to cross a small stream by using a raft type thing pulled by a hardworking man. This is stopped at about 10:00pm and you will need to pull yourself across if you’re late.
A few tips would be if you plan on having dinner out late, ask the guys how you can pull your way across and take the torch from the room! You need to walk through a lot of trees when it's dark and try and find the entrance for the raft, a lot of women may feel a little unsafe when heading back.
Overall a nice stay and hotel, I just didn't like the walk back at night.

Room Tip: Villa pool side is really nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Kris_Pez
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Travelled the world. Stayed at many places,but never been so negatively surprised.

Nai yang Beach itself is fab place to go that's not a question! We had some great fun out there.

BUT do yourself a favour and book somewhere else than L'Esprit.
We found out that all the negative reviews are actually true.

I'm sorry but it's an unorganised place where stuff complains at the bar/restaurants about 'that Thai person who runs it' (they own words) and wants to leave. And that shows!

when we had the chance to meet the owner/manager and wanted to make some suggestions,she actually denied she is an owner(?!)

If we had a chance to meet her one day again,would like to offer to pay for a night in 4 star resort to see what 4 starts actually look like:)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Contributor2104
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Probably would not have awarded low rating if I have not paid such a high season price due to end of the year stay. And I hope my comments and feedback is fair and to help this lovely establishment to improve themselves. During my stay here, security and privacy was a big concern. The villa was separated into 3 areas. Living room, bedroom and 3rdly, shower and bath area. 1stly, the shower/bath area was completely lack of privacy. I understand that they want you to experience the outdoor while showing however, there were not enough trees or bushes to hide you from doing your private business. 2ndly, there was a huge opening where a grown size man could climb into the toilet and then simply open the door into the bedroom. This could be solve if the hotel could add a lock to prevent anyone from entering the thru the bathroom and into the bedroom. The shower was lacking from any pressure so I experienced small drizzle for a few seconds...and then a rush of water for the next few seconds. Toilet cistern has a bit of problem during flushing as well.
Some of other issues will be the tattered towels and floor mats and the dipping pool was not really cleaned. The sunbathing area was on rotten wood floor and near to some sewage area.
I guess if I had paid a fraction of the cost, it will not bother me so much (but the security will!) But I hope the management will look into all these issues and please invest on repairs. The overall ambiance was quiet and relaxing. And I do appreciate that it was near to the airport.

Room Tip: Better to try to get the rooms near the villa pool.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Lille, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

It's a perfect place to have some rest, the swimming pool is just amazing (i'm a swimmer), the garden is beautiful, you are just near to the beach
(Thanks to the man - i forgot his name - who bring you to the beach with a little raft, he is from Myanmar, he always has a word in each language). Hope is savored the candies ;-)
Rooms are big, well decorated.
The resort is calm, in the jungle, no construction next to.
You can eat local food on the north of the beach.
Snorkeling, running, massage.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Property: L'esprit de Naiyang Resort
Address: 91/8 Moo 3 Naiyang Beach, Nai Yang, Sakhu, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Sakhu > Nai Yang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Nai Yang
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nai Yang
#7 Spa Hotel in Nai Yang
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nai Yang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — L'esprit de Naiyang Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'esprit de Naiyang, Phuket Resort is a charming phuket resort consisting of 15 pool-access villas, 10 garden villas, 5 private pool villa, 15 deluxe rooms and 1 family dluxe 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 35 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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