The Petals Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.2
Reviewed:
15-Dec-2010

This is a really lovely little hideaway and we cherished the short time we spent here. Few places so close to the beach are more peaceful and private than The Petals.  Although the house itself is fairly compact, it has a big tropical garden and contains all the basics for a relaxing holiday, including a fabulous pool.  It would be ideal for two couples (bearing in mind that one bedroom is a little smaller than the other) or a family of four; the terrace living space is generous, and you can always escape to the hammocks at the bottom of the garden if you need a little peace and quiet: this lovely spot beyond the pool feels far removed from the house.  The two members of staff are both very polite though speak limited English which can be a bit of a struggle at times although one is learning so over time this won't be an issue.  Service is unfussy and relaxed (more home-style than hotel-polished), and the staff left us to our own devices much of the time but were never far away if we needed something (there’s a small staff house close to the gateway where they stay).  The kitchen is well-equipped and the house comes with a CD player, iPod dock and WiFi internet connection.  There isn’t much to divert you from reading and relaxing as there’s no TV so we’d suggest bringing a laptop and a selection of DVDs with you if you fancy watching a few films.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:7
Value:8
Highlights

The Petals' handy location close to the beach and many restaurants is as much a treat as the complete tranquillity that’s felt inside the villa; we particularly loved the swimming pool and the hammocks at the end of the garden overlooking the mesmerising paddy-field scene.

Surprises

There are a few pets at the villa – three dogs and a cat – however the dogs can be put in an enclosure on request. Although one tends to bark a lot, he’s harmless and soon settles down and gets out of your way. The narrow road leading across the paddy fields to the gate of the villa is very poorly maintained; it’s wide enough for a car or van, but take care when driving across here. Note that the railings to the front of the terrace are not particularly child friendly, and watch out for the fan on the terrace when opening the French windows in Bedroom 2.

Guest Reviews (3)

Jarka F, United Arab Emirates checked out on 08-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
23-Apr-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:5 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Susan Mulhall, Singapore checked out on 18-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
MC checked out on 07-Apr-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
23-Apr-2012
We were very well looked after. Excellent cooking and help from both staff. Road access a little tricky but it was very restful and I loved the view of the paddy fields. I will recommend it! .. Lovely spot and very homely thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:6 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:6 Staff:10
Value:8
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7.36 out of 10
based on 4 user reviews. This is a really lovely little hideaway and we cherished the short time we spent here. Few places so close to the beach are more peaceful and private than The Petals.  Although the house itself is fairly compact, it has a big tropical garden and contains all the basics for a relaxing holiday, including a fabulous pool.  It would be ideal for two couples (bearing in mind that one bedroom is a little smaller than the other) or a family of four; the terrace living space is generous, and you can always escape to the hammocks at the bottom of the garden if you need a little peace and quiet: this lovely spot beyond the pool feels far removed from the house.  The two members of staff are both very polite though speak limited English which can be a bit of a struggle at times although one is learning so over time this won't be an issue.  Service is unfussy and relaxed (more home-style than hotel-polished), and the staff left us to our own devices much of the time but were never far away if we needed something (there’s a small staff house close to the gateway where they stay).  The kitchen is well-equipped and the house comes with a CD player, iPod dock and WiFi internet connection.  There isn’t much to divert you from reading and relaxing as there’s no TV so we’d suggest bringing a laptop and a selection of DVDs with you if you fancy watching a few films.
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