Panacea Retreat - Atulya Residence Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
14-Nov-2014
From the moment we arrived at Atulya Residence and were greeted by warm smiles, welcome drink, cool towel and garland of flowers, we began to unwind.  We particularly enjoyed our daily yoga session with an experienced teacher, who knew our individual strengths and limits right away – a great perk! Although we were already feeling pretty relaxed by now, our massages were the icing on the cake!

The kitchen team really know their stuff at Atulya Residence.  The dishes we ordered from the a la carte menu were fresh, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and there was a good selection of meat, seafood, poultry, vegetarian and healthy options, as well as local favourites.  Meals other than breakfast are prepared in the estate’s professional kitchen, and special orders, eg barbecues, can be discussed with your villa host.  Breakfast is no simple affair, with the chef’s baking skills in evidence once again.  We recommend the freshly made yoghurt pots, with granola and fruit puree, and some avocado, smoked salmon, cold cuts or cheese to accompany your toast … or perhaps a full cooked breakfast if you have room?  Throughout the day, freshly brewed coffee and pots of tea were on offer, with the chef’s biscotti and cookies to keep us sustained until our next delicious meal.

The villa’s layout meant that we found it easy to both come together as a group, or retreat to the calmness of our bedrooms if we wanted some quiet time.  High-pressure rain showers were most enjoyable to freshen up before dinner, and guests in the master suite can also enjoy the luxury of a deep terrazzo bathtub.  We found the staff to be attentive, always there when we wanted a drink, yet unobtrusive, allowing us to enjoy the luxuries and surroundings of the villa undisturbed.

Individual Scores:

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

Daily yoga class is a lovely perk at the prevailing rate.  And do try the freshly baked muffins and homemade jams at breakfast!

Surprises

Those with very young children may be concerned about the drop-off from the infinity swimming pool and a few external staircases. Panacea Retreat Residences’ hilltop location means walking anywhere is tricky, although a day trip transfer can be arranged to the shops or beach, and the amazing views from the villas outweigh any disadvantage.

Guest Reviews (5)

Fu Han L, United States checked out on 05-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2020
Thank you to the entire Panacea team, including Baw and team, for helping to perfectionize our trip into an amazing thirtieth birthday for Fu Han! This was a very relaxing trip and we felt taken care of the entire time we were here, from a wonderful birthday BBQ to our boat trip. A recommendation! We will return and 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
Ran W, United States checked out on 24-Feb-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
18-Mar-2020
Great job. Beautiful pools. We have breakfast everyday better than what we had at the Ritz Carlton, great recommendation for the dinner. Some of the best service we are ever had beyond our expectations, very flexible for our changes too. Bao and Sunny were great 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
Bradley S, Indonesia checked out on 01-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
08-Jan-2020
Thank you so much Baw, Lucky, Saw for a memorable holiday here! It was simply are of the most relaxing holidays. We have ever been on the service and facilities are second to none. We hope to see you in the future with the rest of our family it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. A most wonderful relaxing holiday. The Villa and the service were beyond my expectations. I would love to return. Thank you so much for an amazing experience at Panacea. We felt like we were living in Paradise for nine days. Everything was great and we especially love Baw, Licky and Sao They were all very attentive and very friendly. We hope to visit again with the est of the family 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
Noor A A A, Qatar checked out on 18-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2019
Dear Noei, This was truly, the best experience my family has ever had abroad. For years, we traveled around the world and experience the best villas and resorts...However, by far this was really the best of all! This was all because of you! You were available and reachy to help with a beautiful smile. Thank you very much this is the best trip of our life. Thank you to Bearm and Bee, LOVE

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
Sarah R, Thailand checked out on 18-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
Just a personal thank you Bee, Beam, Pokki, Yut and Cebar for making our holiday and Sarah’s birthday celebrations unforgettable. The service you have provided from day 1 has been exceptional - the food, the cleanliness, the friendliness has been amazing and personal. The children have all loved you being here and especially when Noei and Beam babysat.

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
Panacea Retreat - Atulya Residence /villa/panacea-retreat-atulya-residence.aspx Price starts at $835 - $1,500 per night
8.3 out of 10
based on 6 user reviews. From the moment we arrived at Atulya Residence and were greeted by warm smiles, welcome drink, cool towel and garland of flowers, we began to unwind.  We particularly enjoyed our daily yoga session with an experienced teacher, who knew our individual strengths and limits right away – a great perk! Although we were already feeling pretty relaxed by now, our massages were the icing on the cake!

The kitchen team really know their stuff at Atulya Residence.  The dishes we ordered from the a la carte menu were fresh, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and there was a good selection of meat, seafood, poultry, vegetarian and healthy options, as well as local favourites.  Meals other than breakfast are prepared in the estate’s professional kitchen, and special orders, eg barbecues, can be discussed with your villa host.  Breakfast is no simple affair, with the chef’s baking skills in evidence once again.  We recommend the freshly made yoghurt pots, with granola and fruit puree, and some avocado, smoked salmon, cold cuts or cheese to accompany your toast … or perhaps a full cooked breakfast if you have room?  Throughout the day, freshly brewed coffee and pots of tea were on offer, with the chef’s biscotti and cookies to keep us sustained until our next delicious meal.

The villa’s layout meant that we found it easy to both come together as a group, or retreat to the calmness of our bedrooms if we wanted some quiet time.  High-pressure rain showers were most enjoyable to freshen up before dinner, and guests in the master suite can also enjoy the luxury of a deep terrazzo bathtub.  We found the staff to be attentive, always there when we wanted a drink, yet unobtrusive, allowing us to enjoy the luxuries and surroundings of the villa undisturbed.
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