Layan Estate - Villa Omnia Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.2
Reviewed:
09-Sep-2013

Villa Omnia makes for a very pleasant family holiday home. It benefits from being on a mature estate so avoids much of the construction malaise from which other estates suffer. The villa itself is spacious and very light thanks to lots of glass doors and windows. It is very well set up for families – an outstanding pool with good shallow section, toys, playroom and plenty of outside space to let off steam.

As with many recent construction projects in Phuket, the build is not of the highest standard (patchy paint, light terrazzo cracks, plasterboard walls) but these issues are very minor and would not detract from a great holiday – and the complex has a management company to fix any problems. The privacy is excellent as are the outside options – a lovely sala at the end of the pool, pleasant outdoor dining and good sun-trap terraces with loungers. The kitchen is modern and well equipped – nice touches like iced glasses in the freezer – but comes with almost no provisions so a supermarket shop is essential. Bedrooms are large and comfortable and the bathrooms very practical although note that one queen and twin bedroom share a bathroom – good for a family as access to the twin is either from outside or through the queen room.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:5
Value:6
Highlights

The pool is very much the centre of the villa with all windows and patio doors focused on it. It has a great shallow step down one side for kids plus a host of toys. It is really very pleasant to be able to open up lounge and dining room doors onto the pool for an open breezy feeling or sit in the shady sala at the end – very tropical and enjoyable.

Surprises

Villa Omnia comes with just a housekeeper (the complex has security), although a little formidable, she is generally helpful, but you do need to take a little time explaining things as her English is not brilliant. We didn’t test her cooking skills during our inspection but she does profess to cook a range of Thai and western food. The villa guide, written by the owner, suggests mainly Thai food. She will do the grocery shopping and babysit if requested, but do note Sunday is her day off.

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7.2 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Villa Omnia makes for a very pleasant family holiday home. It benefits from being on a mature estate so avoids much of the construction malaise from which other estates suffer. The villa itself is spacious and very light thanks to lots of glass doors and windows. It is very well set up for families – an outstanding pool with good shallow section, toys, playroom and plenty of outside space to let off steam.

As with many recent construction projects in Phuket, the build is not of the highest standard (patchy paint, light terrazzo cracks, plasterboard walls) but these issues are very minor and would not detract from a great holiday – and the complex has a management company to fix any problems. The privacy is excellent as are the outside options – a lovely sala at the end of the pool, pleasant outdoor dining and good sun-trap terraces with loungers. The kitchen is modern and well equipped – nice touches like iced glasses in the freezer – but comes with almost no provisions so a supermarket shop is essential. Bedrooms are large and comfortable and the bathrooms very practical although note that one queen and twin bedroom share a bathroom – good for a family as access to the twin is either from outside or through the queen room.

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