Malaiwana - Penthouse (C1) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
10-May-2017
We loved the fresh, uplifting ambiance of Malaiwana Penthouse, with its modern design and exceptional location. Its cool understated interior contrasts beautifully with the colourful swirl of the lush hillside, aqua sea, and blazing sunsets. Though the Penthouse is set on just one floor within a three-storey residence, we were surprised at how much space and privacy we enjoyed – we didn’t hear or see another soul beyond our group once we were installed at the Penthouse, and we had unfettered sea views.  

The Penthouse is the perfect place for what we call a full-spectrum holiday: enjoying five-star comfort and service while having the simple, natural pleasures of a tropical island at our doorstep. Having an early-morning swim in the pool, then a decadent breakfast served in style and total privacy on the terrace. Later on, a stroll along the sand and a snack of grilled chicken on a skewer from a beachside food vendor. Then back up to the Penthouse in time for sunset cocktails and an elaborate dinner of rich Thai curries, spicy whole fish and stir-fried veggies, all planned the day before with our chef. Finally to bed, where the master suite offers a soft, sumptuous embrace and the promise of more fabulous sea views, just a curtain-peek away upon waking up tomorrow.  

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Highlights

Location, location, location. Naithon is such a gorgeous beach, and we thoroughly enjoyed our bird’s eye view of it as we relaxed in celebrity-in-exile fashion on the glamorous pool terrace. Indulging in the delicious Thai meals prepared by our talented chef heightened our fantasy of living a pampered luminary lifestyle!

Surprises

The pool lacks a safety fence, so toddlers will need to be watched closely at all times. The Penthouse is a steep walk uphill from the beach, though the estate buggies can be summoned for a lift at any time.

Guest Reviews (38)

Dorina A, Russia checked out on 01-Mar-2021
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
10-Mar-2021
Thank you very much Vicky and all the staff for such a pleasant stay! Special thanks to Maya. Malaiwana is the best complex in Phuket. I will be happy to come back again. Darina

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Karis L, Hong Kong checked out on 19-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
26-Oct-2020
Thanks a lot for an amazing stay. We enjoyed it so much

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
JIN S, China checked out on 03-Feb-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2020
Thank you all the staff for the good service and the food was very tasty.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tatiana K, Thailand checked out on 27-Jul-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Sep-2020
Thank you that we could stay at this miracle place for the second time. We love this place. We love the villa. We love your hospitality and your lovely service. Thank you for all. We wish you health love and happiness. The love life passport crew.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tayler S, Indonesia checked out on 08-Mar-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
11-May-2020
Thank you that we could be at this place for second time. We love this place. We love the villa. We love hospitality and your lovely service. Thank you for all. We wish you health love and happiness.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ms. Wei, China checked out on 13-Feb-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
01-Mar-2020
I and my family were very happy for this vacation in this villa. The room was very clean and beautiful, the food also very good. All the staff also very nice. We have been staying in Phuket here almost 1 month and booked 7 villas with Elite Havens. This place is the best that me appreciated. Thank you for beautiful memories.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lee family, China checked out on 26-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
01-Mar-2020
Thank you everyone for taking care of us. The staff cooked food very well. We hope to see you guys next time soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ewan M, Japan checked out on 13-Dec-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
27-Dec-2019
Thank you very much for having us! The view of the villa is amazing and I really liked the atmosphere, very cozy and relaxing. Hope to come back sometime in the future. Bye Bye

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Bhalarp V, Thailand checked out on 14-Oct-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2019
This is definitely the most beautiful villa with the best views we have ever visited! Clear blue sky and shades of blue ocean, infinity pool and best hospitality team plus delicious food, BBQ and more. No other places can be comparable! This is our first full team family trip in the past 15 years and our family could not be more happy to spend our weekend here at this lovely place. Will definitely come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
CHEN T, China checked out on 04-Oct-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2019
Thank you for the good response of the villa team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Yuejan P, China checked out on 26-Sep-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
04-Oct-2019
We are very happy. Phuket is very beautiful Island. The villa is very big and comfortable for our group. The staffs are also very friendly. We hope to see you again and will come back soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hong Z, Philippines checked out on 11-Sep-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
04-Oct-2019
Dear villa staff, Thank you for your hospitality and guest service.The view here at the villa is amazing and breath taking. It is my first time here at Phuket. Even though it is raining season we still enjoyed every bit of it.I did not plan much of activity because I know I can just lay by the pool and enjoy the view and the beach here. Special trip with my mom, aunt, Owen, my cousin. All I can say that five days four nights are not enough! We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tan C, Malaysia checked out on 01-Sep-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2019
Thank you so much to the team for wonderful stay. The place was always clean and the food was incredible! Special shout out to Pekky, our butler and Nam,the chef for making our stay extra wonderful. Hope to be back again soon!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Taylor S, United Arab Emirates checked out on 21-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
Thank you for this phenomenal time here in Phuket! Your hospitality was out of this world! We do not want to leave this place. The lovely crew!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mr Withinya K, Thailand checked out on 05-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
Villa is very beautiful. My mother really like this villa, it is more private. The food very delicious, good service and Pekky have very good service. I want to stay longer, around one month. So we will come back again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ida C, Hong Kong checked out on 28-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
Immense pleasure to address committed, attentive and supporting staff at Malaiwana. Highly appreciated. Wonderful trip.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
He An H, China checked out on 24-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
Very warm, very good food. I hope I can see each other again. Good luck.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Brian P, New Zealand checked out on 16-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2019
Oh my gosh! Fantastic stay, beautiful villa, loved sharing my brother Briana's and nephew Jacques' birthday. Wahoo, love and hugs, Carol

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lai X, China checked out on 01-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
04-Jul-2019
This is a very wonderful stay experience. The chef is very attentive, especially the delicious food seasoning. After spending 3 nights here, this is the place where people can come and relax to temporarily forget their problems. Traveling with friends is a really happy thing. Thank you for providing the privacy of the villa! Thank you, my lovely friend! This is a memorable journey in my life. Sea view here, having friends together, everything is hard to forget and living a wonderful life where life cannot be repeated. Thank you. My dear, my partner, thank you all of your team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hu Zhi W, China checked out on 11-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
19-Jun-2019
Very nice day Very Good

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kian Boon L, Thailand checked out on 08-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
19-Jun-2019
This is the best villa from the few I have visited in Phuket! Well done to the team of Elite Havens! The chef cooks really well and the team is very helpful and attentive! Our family enjoyed the 4 day stay here at this beautiful, clean, and modern villa with a million dollar view! We definitely will be back again! Xoxo Lin family

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
CELINE T, Singapore checked out on 21-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
Dear Pekky &team, Thanks for the wonderful food and care given during our stay here! The villa has been amazing with such breathtaking sunset! We will be back Celine and friends 2019

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Soowei C, Singapore checked out on 12-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2019
Dear Team at Malaiwana Penhouse, Thank you for our wonderful celebrity weekend. I had the most memorable time celebrating my big-four-zero! Pekky was very helpful. The villa was always very clean. The food at dinner was super delicious Thai food, Thank you chef. And the best sunset too!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Cong Z, China checked out on 06-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
09-May-2019
We are here for six days. Very impressed with the service. Feel good and safe too. Next time we want to come back again. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Karen S, Australia checked out on 05-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2019
Thank you for looking after us so well over our 10 days stay. Our family of 16 (with 8 children and 9 adults) we had the best holiday together. We’ re all sorry to leave but hopefully will be back sometime soon. Fabulous food, view, pool and support from the lovely staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Stephen F, Philippines checked out on 23-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Mar-2019
The pictures I saw online were beautiful but when we got here, we were both blown away. You come up the stairs to the wall of windows over looking the Andaman Sea. To lounging in the pool watching the sun sink over the horizon is truly breath taking, to waking up in the morning to the crystal clear sea.This place is truly what dreams are made of. When you close your eyes and in vision paradise, you think of here. We can not thank you enough for the AMAZING hospitality. Anything we needed you provided with all of your kind smiles. We ask Lek to only cook Thai food and the food was absolutely delicious. We will see you soon, definitely will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Zhonghua L, China checked out on 10-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Mar-2019
Your villa is good, perfect view, perfect service.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Liu P, China checked out on 19-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Feb-2019
We loved our time here and the hospitality was just amazing. The villa is so beautiful and the pool was so much fun. Our family had the best time and would love to come back to the Malaiwana residences. Will never forgot the service and the smiling faces of all the staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Marco Lam, China checked out on 19-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Jan-2019
Good environment , good friends and good food, give us the beautiful 3 days. Thank you all for taking care of us gently, thank you Phuket to give us a special holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anna R, Australia checked out on 27-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2019
The view, the pool, the villa unbelievable! We thank you the beautiful staff for looking after us.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jason T, Hong Kong checked out on 06-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
Great service, friendly staff, perfect view, we would love to be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Barbara B, United States checked out on 30-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
We don't want to leave this please. Most beautiful villa ever. We were treated like royalty by the most beautiful hard working women. This was the most amazing experience. One of those life time experiences you will always treasure. The service was outstanding. The food was the best in all our travels in Thailand. We love you all. Come Stay with us in California.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ying Ying K, Malaysia checked out on 12-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Lilly and the wonderful team, our stay has been more than wonderful. You made paradise possible for us with your hospitality, thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ni Z, China checked out on 16-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
We spent five days in this villa and everything here is so nice. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed it. Thanks to all the staff and services and I hope to come here again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chen G, China checked out on 30-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2018
Thank you for services. Great villa, great view and great food. We all feel happy and comfortable here. Best wishes for you all.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Boyang S, China checked out on 04-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-May-2018
Thank you guys for all the great services in the past five days especially the food - best Thai food we have ever had! May come back for Chinese New Year.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ying Ying K, Malaysia checked out on 22-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-May-2018
The villa and view was absolutely stunning. Thank you to the wonderful team who worked tirelessly to make our experience so memorable. It was a first class experience! Many thanks to beautiful Lilly and her staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Dan L, China checked out on 04-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Dec-2017
All staff are very good!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Malaiwana - Penthouse (C1) /villa/malaiwana-residence-penthouse-c1.aspx Price starts at $1,100 - $2,200 per night
8.3 out of 10
based on 40 user reviews. We loved the fresh, uplifting ambiance of Malaiwana Penthouse, with its modern design and exceptional location. Its cool understated interior contrasts beautifully with the colourful swirl of the lush hillside, aqua sea, and blazing sunsets. Though the Penthouse is set on just one floor within a three-storey residence, we were surprised at how much space and privacy we enjoyed – we didn’t hear or see another soul beyond our group once we were installed at the Penthouse, and we had unfettered sea views.  

The Penthouse is the perfect place for what we call a full-spectrum holiday: enjoying five-star comfort and service while having the simple, natural pleasures of a tropical island at our doorstep. Having an early-morning swim in the pool, then a decadent breakfast served in style and total privacy on the terrace. Later on, a stroll along the sand and a snack of grilled chicken on a skewer from a beachside food vendor. Then back up to the Penthouse in time for sunset cocktails and an elaborate dinner of rich Thai curries, spicy whole fish and stir-fried veggies, all planned the day before with our chef. Finally to bed, where the master suite offers a soft, sumptuous embrace and the promise of more fabulous sea views, just a curtain-peek away upon waking up tomorrow.  

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