First off - the staff - Oui and Air in particular - were excellent and made our stay a 5 star experience. Staff were always eager to help and unobtrusive in cleaning/attending to our needs.
We booked the villa for an extended family holiday in April (4D/3N) with 10 adults, 3 teenagers and 2 toddlers. 6 rooms with a pre-teen/teen bunk bed/play room meant that our stay was not crowded at all.
Food was cooked by an excellent chef and meals were planned on request every day.
The infinity pool and nearby beach were a delight for the teenagers and children. The snooker table was very welcome as well. For the more game-minded, there was an Xbox as well as a DVD player (limited selection so best bring your own).
The heat was oppressive outside but the fans and air conditioning made it very pleasant indoors. Combined with the pool and sea breeze, it meant that avoiding the heat and humidity was not a problem.
For the adults - there were spa sessions, massage sessions as well as the option to go nearby islands.
The house also comes with kayaks and canoes and life jackets if you want to go into the sea at the house itself.
Oh yes - the house also comes with an extensive array of pool toys and floats so there's no real need to bring your own kids' stuff.
There is an outside canvas covered area (a verandah) for outside dining with a grill/BBQ/outside bar if you wish. We didn't make use of it as it was too hot in the day and there was torrential rain in the evening but it would have been a welcome option otherwise.
The only negative I have to report about our whole stay: mosquitoes. Even with insecticide and sprays and airconditioning the little buggers kept on infiltrating the villa. We reported this on our arrival so the staff doubled their efforts in spraying and swatting (particularly with this niftly little elective tennis racket) and although they couldn't keep the villa free of it at least it was kept to a manageable level.
Had a wedding here, venue, staff, food , everything was absolutely amazing. Pool and beach views were great, rooms were comfortable and clean, food cooked by staff was great. Staff had great communication and great service, arranging meals and service for us.
All in all, this was the best holiday I've ever had.
You literally, do not need to leave Villa Tievoli. Such a stunning, immaculate villa where attention has been given to everything. This was our second stay and we were finding it very hard to leave! Again, Oui and her team saw to every need.
The kids room is a fabulous area for the kids to retreat to, the slide is a bonus!
The addition of the Spa is heavenly. The treatments available and the wonderful therapists are in line, or even above some 5 Star Hotels. There are also mountain bikes to use which were great to hop on and explore the local area.
The best Thai food we have ever had, with an extensive menu to choose from.
The most comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms, huge sofas to laze around on and watch the beautiful sunsets, fabulous outdoor entertaining area.
You can only come away from your stay, wishing you were going back.....soon.
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This was our second stay and like a good red wine improves with age. The amazing staff remember your names and requests from our previous stay !
The overall layout is suited for relaxed luxury with every touch considered.
The in house spa, hair salon and cool kids room (complete with a slide) is world class.
The menu options available out do most of the surrounding 5 star hotel options.
In addition the pool, bar and outdoor seating become the " Hub" of your stay.
In summary, you don't have to leave as everything is all under one roof.
And you will not be disappointed.
I rented Tievoli, Aqua, and Amarelo for my group of 35 people for my destination wedding. I couldn't be more excited when I first arrived the villa. It was exactly the same as what I've been seeing from photo and beyond. Ceiling was higher than I had imagined. Everything looks clean and brand new. My family and friends were more than impressed. My cousin was too excited that she jumped and broke her bone (I am not joking...she has her cast on her leg now)! Food, massage, service, and everything else were just perfect. I give myself a pat on the back for choosing the perfect villas for my wedding:)
Just wanted to mention that I think only the master bedroom has a safe box. 2 people from my group had lost and later one found their valuable after mentioning to the staffs. I don't know enough to make any judgement but it wouldn't had happened if they had put it in the safe box.
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