Malaiwana - Villa M Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
28-Dec-2017
Villa M underwent a million-dollar makeover just before our visit in 2017, and it was sparkling like brand new.  And that’s a five-star down-to-the-tiniest-detail brand new.

The villa is also in an absolutely stunning location, high up on a steep wooded hill, presiding over a 180-degree ocean view.  Coming through the surprisingly modest front door, we were blown away by that view and its reflection in the infinity-edge pool.

When we finally dragged ourselves away for a tour of the villa, we found that every door we opened led to more delights; one superbly designed room after another.  All the rooms feature large modern art canvasses – most in bright colours.  It’s almost as if the villa knows it has to do something pretty spectacular to compete with the view for your attention, and these amazing art pieces are it.

Upstairs, the walls of Villa M are almost entirely of glass, so that indoor luxury and outdoor amazement merge.  But even on the lower floor every room has that same breathtaking view.  It’s really quite delightfully distracting.

After chilled sundowners to accompany the evening’s heavenly spectacle and supper looking out at the green and white lights of the fishing boats, we decided to leave the delights of the entertainment room for another day and just relax in the super-comfortable living room.

Making this all so much more luxurious were the amiable and generous-minded villa manager, her assistant and the chef, who ensured that we enjoyed royal treatment throughout our stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Highlights

Few villas can possibly match Villa M for its abundance of appealing features – the pool, the entertainment terrace, the gym and spa room, the lavish bedrooms, the staff and the view. It’s also very close to one of Phuket’s least crowded yet prettiest beaches.  And other delights of Phuket are not far away.  Everything you need is no more than an hour from Villa M, and usually within 30 minutes.

Surprises

The pool is stunning but lacks a safety fence so carers of young children will need to keep close watch.  Also, the stairs between floors are steep and winding, which may not appeal to parents with small children or older people with bad knees.  Although Naithon beach is nearby it’s a steep walk down and back up.  Not to worry though; the villa manager can swiftly organise a lift to get you there and back.  Why not make the day of it and ask the chef for a picnic basket?

Guest Reviews (39)

Waytit H, Thailand checked out on 06-Sep-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Sep-2020
This place is so great! Clean and cozy. All services also wonderful. I wish we would come back here 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
Xu J, China checked out on 16-Aug-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
25-Aug-2020
The villa is beautiful, nice view good for stay here.

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
Ben S, United Kingdom checked out on 08-Aug-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
11-Aug-2020
Wonderful villa! The owners have created something really special. We all loved it and hope to come back very 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
Emma G, United Arab Emirates checked out on 08-Mar-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2020
Our family and friends had the best holiday ever at the villa. Every need was taken care of and the villa staff couldn't have been more helpful. First the property is amazing. Second the chef is fantastic. Third, nothing was too much trouble for our wonderful experience. 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
Eddy W, Hong Kong checked out on 06-Feb-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2020
The wonderful staff at Villa M have made us feel right at home for our 1 week stay here. Pekky the villa manager is very helpful and attentive. She makes every effort to take care of all our needs. The chef and other attending staff are very friendly and always greet us with big smiles. We stayed here with 4 children and the entire experience was relaxing and enjoyable. We look forward to coming back to villa M. Thank you Pekky and 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
Tammy S, Hong Kong checked out on 18-Mar-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
11-May-2020
Very nice sunset to enjoy every day at 6.39 p.m. Great chef and helper and manager. The guys in this trip love the gym, including the kids. We love the lemon grass chicken wings and crispy pork, fried rice and the mango sticky rice. It's good that the villa M had arranged pest control, so not too many mosquitoes. Once again thank you Pekky, chef and two lovely helpers.

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
ZQ L, Hong Kong checked out on 13-Nov-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
27-Dec-2019
Dear Villa Team, Spectacle view. A few illnesses, but generally a pleasant stay.

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
Xiaomu Y, China checked out on 09-Oct-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2019
Excited stay in Malaiwana Villa M. We have big family, 4 adults with 5 kids. From 1 year 7 month to 5 year old. The kids love swimming pool best. They played in the pool day and night. We believe we provide the kids the excellent trip as expected. Thank all the staff working in Villa M. Thank you your warm service. Thank you your patience to help us dealing with all the issues thank the chef prepare food to adult and baby food as well. We appreciated all. We will miss you. Miss villa M, miss our excellent experience here. Wish you all the best. 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
Yin X, China checked out on 06-Oct-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2019
Excited stay in Malaiwana Villa M. We have big family, four adults with five kids. From one year and seven month to five year old. The kids love the swimming pool the best. They played in the pool day and night. We believe we provide the kids the excellent trip as expected. Thank all the staff working in Villa M. Thank you for your warm service. Thank you your patience to help us dealing with all the issues. Thank the chef to prepare food to adult and baby food as well. We appreciated all. We will miss you. Miss Villa M, miss our excellent experience here. Wish you all the best. 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
CAO L, Thailand checked out on 08-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
I like this house. The house is big and clean. I always swim in the swimming pool. I think this is nice. Everybody think this house is very nice. The scenery is beautiful as a picture, place as my home, I enjoy my self. In this busy world, we can have the chance to experience the view, the time. It is so fantastic! This is life how I wondered!

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
Amy S, Hong Kong checked out on 25-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2019
Dear Patty and Team, We absolutely love our villa and the villa team here! This is truly an amazing place. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The chef is beyond our expectation! The Thai foods is amazing! We will truly miss your cooking when we are back to Hong Kong! The kids have a great time here! The party house DJ music was our highlight of the stay! We are already planning our next trip back! We would definitely recommend this villa to our friends! Thank you for your hospitality and wishing you all best of luck going forward! The Wong, Tsoi 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
Angela H, Hong Kong checked out on 14-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2019
Dear Malaiwana Villa M staff, We had a wonderful stay at the villa. All the staff were amazing and food is delicious. Thank you for the great hospitality. We will definitely recommend the villa to our friends and come back next time!

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
Chiungchi HSU C, China checked out on 16-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2019
Thank you so much. You guys are the best. Service 5 stars, Cooking from the chef 5 stars, Environment 5 stars.

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
Rishi S, India checked out on 07-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2019
Patty and the entire Malaiwana Villa M crew was absolutely amazing. The hospitality, food, we enjoyed all during our stay. Will remain with us forever. Thank you guys. We will definitely come back and recommend your property to our friends back home.

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
James L, Australia checked out on 03-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
19-Jun-2019
A wonderful holiday enchanted by attentive staff and all the beer food that we could have wished for. Thanks for making our stay relaxing, awesome and fun. Jame, Lairen, Clenda, Mei Mei, BB, Cathere, Jacko, Levi, Jessee and Nitas.

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
Hoi Ki C, Indonesia checked out on 28-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2019
Thank you so much for the wonderful services. Staff are very attentive and caring.

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
Harish R, Singapore checked out on 22-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
Absolutely amazing property with breathtaking views and staff is very welcoming, friendly, polite and efficient. Along with my family members, the staff participated and went out of their way to make my 60th birthday a memorable event. Thank you very much for a fantastic vocation. The food was exceptionally delicious and the presentation was suburb.

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
Lo W, Hong Kong checked out on 19-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Blown away by the view the moment we walked in. The pool is amazing and has a great view of the sunset. Service of the staff is top notch. The in house chef/cook makes amazing food and we barely needed to go out and eat. The decor of the villa was great, loved all the facilities the villa provided.

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
Afzal A, United States checked out on 29-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
We have been fortunate to visit such beautiful places in the world and Villa M with its views and location is definitely one of them. Its designed and furnished so well - you walk in and it takes your breath away. The cherry on the cake is being served by the lovely bunch - staff showing us great hospitality. Wah Wah our manager with her team - Cherry, Meaow... such lovely smiley, kind, helpful people. No wish was left unfulfilled and the meals prepared by lucky was Thai cuisine at its finest. We are definitely coming back to Villa M and sooner the better.

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
Tiara B, Singapore checked out on 19-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Feb-2019
Thank you villa M for the beautiful space and the great service. The cook was fantastic, the food was absolutely delicious and the staff took care of our every need. We would like to 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
The Latif’s family, United Kingdom checked out on 07-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2019
We had the best stay ever here. The villa is absolutely beautiful,the staff very helpful, friendly and welcoming. They did a great job at making us feel right at home. We can’t wait to come back. Also, the food was absolutely fantastic YUM.

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
Stanley T, Australia checked out on 20-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Jan-2019
Thank you for the wonderful stay. The food was fantastic (especially the chicken wings), had an extremely enjoyable time .

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
Charlotte M, Singapore checked out on 06-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
What an incredible villa! The views are stunning but it is the villa staff that have really made our trip so special. We've enjoy 3 nights here as a surprise holiday for my husband's 40th birthday. Friends joined from Hong Kong for the weekend and we live in Singapore, we couldn't have had a better time. Thank you so much to all of the staff for looking after us and our 2 little girls a 2 year old and 5 month old. We will definitely 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
Hoi-Fu W, Macau checked out on 24-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Excellent villa and staff, we would definitely recommend. The staff were extremely couteous and kind. The room was comfortable and we love having a swimming pool. My room was clean and nice. Breakfast was good. All villa staff were friendly, helpful, well presented, efficient and such nice people. Thank you all for making we stay such a pleasant one.

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
Hanwei Z, China checked out on 12-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2018
Wonderful trip with a beautiful girl. Nice ocean, perfect beach - It's a good place to have vacation. Perfect service. We will 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
Annie C, Hong Kong checked out on 23-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Jun-2018
A wonderful experience. Helpers were all Suay Mak Mak. Amazing villa, amazing view, amazing crew. Would 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
Huifeng X, Thailand checked out on 12-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2018
Wonderful trip with beautiful girls. Nice ocean, perfect beach. It's a good place to have vacation. Perfect service with these ladies. Definitely we will 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
Celia C, Hong Kong checked out on 18-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Amazing view, food, service, facilities. So much more than what we expected. Definitely one of our best experiences in Phuket. Thank you to all the staff that supported us through our stay here. We will definitely be back, the children said they want to stay here for ever!

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
Michiel V, Belgium checked out on 13-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
From the moment we walked in we were astonished by the views, then the quality and design of the rooms and furniture. The pool, WOW! Loved the sound system! Their food was excellent, we would make our overall rating 4.5 stars. Thank you for this beautiful experience here in Phuket! Thank you for your kindness and service! We are definitely planning on coming 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
May C, Hong Kong checked out on 03-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
All staffs were great, 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
Kenneth L, Hong Kong checked out on 25-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Stunning view, we enjoyed our holiday here. They provided us with all we need including gym room, ping pong table as well as high quality sound system. We could not make any complaint in particular their chef made such delicious Thai food. We will definitely come back in the near future. We loved the services here and the manager and staff are very nice and helpful.

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
Zeyang S, China checked out on 21-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Top grade view, top grade service. Best for a relaxing vacation. Thanks to Malaiwana, what a wonderful 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
Haofeng C, China checked out on 23-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
It’s so comfortable here. Great food, big pool, excellent service, all Fantastic! We will come back, highly appreciated.

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
Linda Z, China checked out on 21-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Had a wonderful experience here. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the amazing view and staff, we could not have asked for more. Our group was particularly impressed by the level of service provided by Pook, the chef and the team. Their ability to anticipate our needs and to accommodate us was better then at 5-star hotels we have stayed at. The whole group agreed, this is the best villa we have stayed at. The food prepared by the chef was amazing and better than any restaurant we ate at in the city. We preferred to stay home rather than eat out. Thank you 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
Yifei X, China checked out on 16-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Service here is excellent, beautiful surrounding, peaceful. Thank you so much and Happy 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
Kaiwah Lawrence Ng, China checked out on 08-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
The environment is good and the service is good. We're satisfied to stay here, 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
Hongying X, China checked out on 30-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-May-2018
Perfect view, perfect food, perfect service, perfect vacation! Thanks all the staffs for taking good care of us. We gained some weight these days. Definitely will come back next time. See you later Malaiwana.

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
Jon S, Singapore checked out on 15-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-May-2018
An experience incomparable to a stay in a hotel. Villa M is a second home with exceptional staff - not to mention the kitchen, beyond expectations. Thank you to the team. The next holiday will be in a villa rather than a hotel and will certainly be with Elite Havens.

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
Runmei W, China checked out on 06-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2018
Interior and environment are both very nice, service also satisfactory. Thanks to everyone.

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 - Villa M /villa/malaiwana-villa-m.aspx Price starts at $1,200 - $3,500 per night
8.9 out of 10
based on 40 user reviews. Villa M underwent a million-dollar makeover just before our visit in 2017, and it was sparkling like brand new.  And that’s a five-star down-to-the-tiniest-detail brand new.

The villa is also in an absolutely stunning location, high up on a steep wooded hill, presiding over a 180-degree ocean view.  Coming through the surprisingly modest front door, we were blown away by that view and its reflection in the infinity-edge pool.

When we finally dragged ourselves away for a tour of the villa, we found that every door we opened led to more delights; one superbly designed room after another.  All the rooms feature large modern art canvasses – most in bright colours.  It’s almost as if the villa knows it has to do something pretty spectacular to compete with the view for your attention, and these amazing art pieces are it.

Upstairs, the walls of Villa M are almost entirely of glass, so that indoor luxury and outdoor amazement merge.  But even on the lower floor every room has that same breathtaking view.  It’s really quite delightfully distracting.

After chilled sundowners to accompany the evening’s heavenly spectacle and supper looking out at the green and white lights of the fishing boats, we decided to leave the delights of the entertainment room for another day and just relax in the super-comfortable living room.

Making this all so much more luxurious were the amiable and generous-minded villa manager, her assistant and the chef, who ensured that we enjoyed royal treatment throughout our stay.
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