Rated 4 out of 5 by Jay1972 Good Hotel
The layout of the hotel is very beautiful and the facilities are the same. Overall the rooms are very clean but some furniture a bit run down and scratched. Food was very good in all outlets.
March 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CHARNCHAI Nice room view
You can see the sea from your room .Enjoy sunset view in your room.
Nice swimming pool ,more than one pool to choose private and with kids.
Fantastic and memorable hotel.
March 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rick Poor service
We have stayed at Westin's before but this one was the worst. The bed was so soft you felt like you were sitting in a chair. The shower had mold at the base. Informing the General Manager did not make a difference. You had to wait for tuk-tuks to take you to and from your room due to the multi-elevations of the property. We scheduled a 5am private VAN to the airport 2 months in advance with the hotel and verified it 3 times. A small car arrived at 5am to transport 4 adults and 7 suitcases! All the staff could say was sorry, just 5 more minutes. We crammed in with luggage on our laps at 5:15am and got to airport barely making the flight. Not what you need on a vacation.
February 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sual The hotel staff is so umpolite
The hotel staff make you feel bad. They treat you as they are doing a favor to accept you at the hotel when you pay with cash and points.
February 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mab60 Shabby Workmanship of hotel
This Hotel was built in 2010 and already falling apart. Pool Tiles falling off, Elect. Outlets came out of the wall, Roofs already covered with plastic apparently leaking. Staff was wonderful, room didn't meet up to other Westin Hotels I have stayed not on my top ten of SPG Hotels.
February 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Gorgeous property, but disappointing F&B
The property is very beautiful with a breath taking view over Siray bay, but the food and beverage are not living up to Westin's name. I ordered red wine twice at different restaurants of the resort, but got the same disappointment -- in both cases, the wine was spoilt due to bad storage and temperature control. Furthermore, the Japanese food is so bad. I ordered teppenyaki prawn, scallops and stir fried udon. They all tastes the same teriyaki sauce (like cheap food court food at a shopping mall in the US) and over cooked. Also, I surprisingly found a piece of chewing gum stuck on the carpet of my room because it stuck to my food.....needless to say, disappointing.....
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ANazieh Great experience
I really enjoyed my stay at your hotel during my honeymoon and really want to thank you for the room upgrade.
Looking forward to see you again.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 A perfect place for relax
A greate resort for relax! All the guys there are very helpful! The Italy & BBQ dinner buffet is very nice! Wanna come back again immediately!
February 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trev Unusual Location
Hotel is built on the side of a steep hill and provides for a differnet type of holiday.
Staff generally firendly, room and view were excellent.
breakfast & food good.
beach a disappointment.
pools too small (because of location)
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Food, Pools and cleaningness
as a 40 year traveller, trader with Hotels, and advisor for P&G, Lever and Henkel in cleaning trade to hotels, bed linnen etc, there is not one remakr to be made, even using my best immagination and opening my book of Pinokkio stories I have heard ofr this period of my working life
February 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by icewoo39 Excellent view
Located on a hill, the outlook was very good, the hotel was so beautiful night view.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew Fantastic relaxing resort
Very comfortable facility and very nice people.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pilot comfortable hotel
I have very happy vacation with my family at this hotel.
All staff was very kindly.
there is enough to refresh and relaxant.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vaderzoon Caring and catering for all our needs
We were served in an excellent way throughout our stay. On top of that, since we had an after midnight flight, we were offered a complimentary stay until 14:00 and at the end of the day we were offered a complimentary shower in one of the unoccupied rooms and where we could redress for the travel. Great, thanks smiling staff of Westin.
Only remark is the meager shuttle arrangements, as the hotel is pretty remote, I would expect a free of charge regular shuttle to major areas.
January 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by katy1409 Not as good as we were expecting or previous visits
Whilst we were not totally unhappy with our visit there were a number of issues which meant for a 5* hotel with great aspirations it did not feel seamless or luxurious.
Our room was not a sea view as booked and paid for, we therefore had to wait 15-20mins for another room to be cleaned and serviced. At breakfast we could not sit outside until a table has been cleared and in-between the couple behind us had been seated at an outside table.
We booked a shower room for 6pm only to be informed 20mins later that that time was already booked and we could only be offered 5pm. 2hrs before our pick up was booked.
The swimming pool needed maintenance and had tiles missing, the Jacuzzi did not work and facilities looked tired.
Staff tried their best but when booking a 5* hotel of this calibre we expected and have received in Bali a far better WESTIN experience.
I spoke to the duty manager who "thanked me" for my feedback.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by madi87 great hotel for honeymoon
stayed with my husband for our honeymoon. we had our room upgraded to a villa. fantastic breakfast.
January 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Joto Great sunset
The rooms are good inside, outside is not good, needs maintenance, paint falling off, dirty windows, dirty table, balcony not clean. the price is to high for the accomodation, food extremely expensive, nowhere to go outside, you have to go into Phuket town, wich is 45 min drive. The pools are great, the vieuw is good, breakfast is super! staff tries to help, but they say all the time, sorry, but do not do anything to change, no turndown service. Overall....it did not meet my expectations, and I am very sorry to say that.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jackie2020 Beautiful location but...
Hotel needs some maintenance in rooms and the steep hillside location could be difficult for some guests.
I was dissappointed not to receive the "promised" upgrade due to Starwood gold membership -n the receptionist told me that I had been upgraded into a enhanced room, but in reality I got the room exactly that I booked. So the upgrade promise is rubbish, the hotel was not even half full, so upgrade would have been simple. Most annoying was that the receptionist treated me like an idiot when she lied about enhanced room, that was what was most annoying, not that the upgrade was a fantasy.
January 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CanadianWorldTraveller Nice Structure but lack of soft skills
The hotel was unexpectedly nice. I think that they had some new renovations. I have stayed at a dozen Westin Resorts and this property is at par with the products offered. The Renewal Villa was a nice unit, however the staff at this hotel was unexpectedly rude and inefficient. Upon check-in, no one recognized my loyalty, being a Gold Member and there is no dedicated line for SPG elite members. The FO agent checking me in did not officially welcome me but only asked me for passport and CC. She also did not understand the benefits for Gold members and did not smile at all. Furthermore, the buggy drivers at the hotel are very slow and are never around. Either the hotel needs more staff in this department of the existing staff needs to be more efficient. One morning, my friend waited 30 minutes inside the villa for a buggy, then was informed to wait outside, so she waited another 25 minutes outside. I do not know what is wrong with these staff, whether they do not understand proper english or simply don't know where the villa is. Twice, I was in a buggy, informed the driver Villa 5005 and yet they drove me to the other side of the property and I had to ask them where they were going. Another incident was the lack of initiatives from the Front Office department. After I made the reservation online, I emailed the reservation department to inform them of a special request because it was my friend's birthday. She kindly informed me that a cake would be arranged on Saturday, which was nice. Her name was Sunisa. Her skills and attention to details are to be recognized. However, the front office did not read all the comments that are posted in their OPERA reservation system. On saturday, when I asked the FO regarding the cake, they had absolutely no idea and asked me if I had ordered, requested or did I just simply want one. And the way the agent told me was quite inquisitive and impolite. She asked before even checking the system. She then saw the note that was already placed in the reservation. I do not understand how a hotel with such reputation can overlook reservation details. These notes are in place to inform colleagues from different departments regarding a guest's preference and needs, but if no one looks at them then there is no need to input them. So once she saw the note she had to check whether they still had cakes available. She said for me to go back to my room and she would call later if they could find a cake. I was extremely disappointed because the surprise has been already ruined because the cake had to be "delivered" after we went back to the room. So the surprise element of the cake was gone. Lastly, the staff working at the breakfast restaurant was inadequate. We sat down on Saturday morning, and had our breakfast without a single person coming over to ask whether we wanted coffee or tea. I had to go up to the coffee bar and ask for my drink every time. No refills and no service. The food selection was good and taste acceptable, however service was poor. The only time we had good service at this hotel was at the EEST restaurant. Food was decent and service was good. There is nothing wrong with the property itself, but the service staff lack the experience and soft skills necessary to properly serve guests at a resort.
January 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Q101 Great views
Great location, great layout and well appointed. My family of 4 spent 4 days in January and had a great time. Overall a great experience but it was a little to isolated and you needed a cab to get anywhere. It would have been great if the hotel would run a free shuttle into town every hour or so but for a family of four it was about $20-$30 each trip.
January 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ossie678 Service Levels
Focus on cleanliness,need more attention on transport within resort.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purplest This resort is an awesome getaway!
My wife and I were welcomed to the huge resort with great hospitality. The room we had is big and has a great view for the sunset. The multi-level swimming pools are one of the highlights for the resort.
We stayed there over the Christmas holidays and loved how the staff became a singing choir in the lobby. Many families enjoyed it.
January 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike46 Good perks for Platinum
We confirmed an upgrade to a standard suite before we arrived ( paying an up charge), and did get another upgrade to an even better suite. When we arrived 3pm the suite was not ready, but we got a standard room for use till the suite was ready. While this is nice, the normal check-in time was 4 pm and latest by then the suite should have been ready.
Upon check-in we were informed about the benefits of SPG Platinum, which were an cocktail hour at one poolside bar (as they do not have an executive club) and free ABF. Very nice.
The hotel itself is quite far away from everything. Basically just one very basic restaurant within walking distance, but for the 3 nights we stayed there the restaurant choice at the hotel was good, especially offering a very nice Christmas eve Thai dinner.
The beach is not good at all, but pool are nice on the hill with a nice view. The hotel is on a hill so you gotta walk stairs up and down ( unless u always want to use the buggy).
The room itself was nice, but nothing spectacular and obviously the staff was not used to the 2 story suites, so they did not clean the upper part and had to be reminded.
January 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShabsGo No beach hotel
If u going here for a beach holiday change your plans , it's not a beach hotel in Phuket.....beach is dirty and small...you can find much better beach hotels in phuket
January 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zoran Hotel is simply fantastic and relaxing
Fantastic from the moment we drove up everyone was exceptional, from reception service to rooms all staff were always polite and very attentive, kids club was fantastic for kids special thank you to Jenny, Jesse misses you a lot. Hotel is magnificent 4 pools to choose from, food was beautiful and plenty of it, very relaxing and peaceful place to be we cant to come back again.
Once again huge thank you to all staff for the great hospitality everyone showed us.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by leavesofgrass Remote location, good facilities
A relatively new hotel with good facilities and newish rooms with beautiful ocean view. Negatives include lazy housekeeping staff, limited beach and remote location (about an hour from Patong beach).
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FABIOZHOU Good Hotel
Sea view and quiet, food expensive in the hotel restaurant but if you have a car, phuket town is not far.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jules70 Beautiful views for relaxing vacation
Beautiful property with many features and exceptionally friendly staff. As a platinum Starwood member, I don't think I've ever been treated as well.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeryGoodPointsStacey Relaxed and Tranquil
I am not sure why so many people say the Westin Siray Bay is only for families. I have been two times, and I travel with friends. While there are families, and kids, I hardly ever noticed them. There are plenty of pools - and one that really has no kids at it. The property is spacious and allows for a variety of activities.
The rooms are very modern and comfortable. The property is on a massive hill(s) and you should be aware of that when booking. The hotel does provide shuttles to your room/from your room whenever you want it. I requested a room on the first level thinking we could walk up the "1" flight of stairs and not need the shuttle all the time. Well, that didn't happen...after 1 trip up we decided to use the shuttle. I'm so glad they offer that service.
The spa is good. I would recommend massage, facial and other services, but the manicure and pedicures are not so good.
I recommend the Westin for anyone looking for a great vacation in Phuket!
December 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Manju Hotel requires upgrading
Check in less than an hour, air con leaking badly when we went for a swim. We were surprised when we saw a pool of water on the floor and my luggage was filled up with water too because it was placed on the luggage seat when air con was just directly above. Fortunately, they were fast sending the technical over.
The next thing happened was the light and electrical power turned off completely. But it came back few minutes later. For the first time staying in Westin Phuket, it left me a bad impression completely.
In addition, a guest was complaining while i was sharing the buggy with them. The tiles in the bathroom dropped over. I was shocked to hear that! Overall, not only my room having problem, others are equally unfortunate
November 27, 2012