Samsara Estate - Villa Hale Malia Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
05-Apr-2013

For privacy, location and facilities Villa Hale Malia takes a lot of beating and we loved the modern architecture which is very different to other villas we’ve experienced in Thailand. However the real stand out is the view – you will be hard pressed to find anything like it.

Service is very good, discreet yet attentive and the home-cooked meals are excellent. The bathrooms are modern and clean, bedrooms comfortable with pleasant patios and views but it is the common areas which shine with cathedral style ceilings and extensive use of glass and that stunning panorama.

It’s not easy for a villa to be adaptable all types of clientele but we felt that Villa Hale Malia comes very close. For those travelling with young children, it’s perhaps not the perfect choice – there are steep drop-offs in the sloping garden and from the edge of the pool – and it’s a little too secluded for multiple trips into town. We’d recommend it more for those looking to stay in and enjoy the villa, the views and the polished service. That said, many of the owners of these villas have young families and we know they have a wonderful time. The villa is a great place for hosting a party and the excellent sound system (with speakers in all living areas, including the outside sala and brbecue pit) can be cranked up quite high without having to worry too much about disturbing the neighbours.

Individual Scores:

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

Apart from the fantastic views, the barbecue area and the raised sala are big highlights here, and on extra sticky days the discreet under-floor air conditioning cools the villa beautifully. We were impressed by the sunken outdoor bathtubs and jacuzzi/sauna/steam room facilities – there’s definitely no shortage of places to relax. Service was also excellent - refreshing drinks had the habit of appearing at the right time and the home-cooked Thai food is highly recommended.

Surprises

It’s difficult to fault the accommodation but we’d have liked a bit more privacy in the master bedroom ensuite where there’s no divider with the room. We were also surprised to have two bedrooms share a bathroom on the bottom floor given the amount of space in the villa but with extra bathrooms on the top two floors it was never an issue. Maybe a little isolated for some.

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8.2 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. For privacy, location and facilities Villa Hale Malia takes a lot of beating and we loved the modern architecture which is very different to other villas we’ve experienced in Thailand. However the real stand out is the view – you will be hard pressed to find anything like it.

Service is very good, discreet yet attentive and the home-cooked meals are excellent. The bathrooms are modern and clean, bedrooms comfortable with pleasant patios and views but it is the common areas which shine with cathedral style ceilings and extensive use of glass and that stunning panorama.

It’s not easy for a villa to be adaptable all types of clientele but we felt that Villa Hale Malia comes very close. For those travelling with young children, it’s perhaps not the perfect choice – there are steep drop-offs in the sloping garden and from the edge of the pool – and it’s a little too secluded for multiple trips into town. We’d recommend it more for those looking to stay in and enjoy the villa, the views and the polished service. That said, many of the owners of these villas have young families and we know they have a wonderful time. The villa is a great place for hosting a party and the excellent sound system (with speakers in all living areas, including the outside sala and brbecue pit) can be cranked up quite high without having to worry too much about disturbing the neighbours.

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