My partner and I stayed at Rasa Sayang for 4 nights and our entire experience was flawlessly delightful and luxurious. The gardens with 300+(?) year old trees and hundreds of native plants make the resort feel lush and secluded, but the Batu Ferringhi night markets, hawker stalls, and shopping centres are only a few moments' walk away. Beyond its aesthetic appeal (unmatched in Batu Ferringhi), the resort exceeded our expectations in every way. We were pampered by our room's practical and elegant amenities, daily Malaysian treats left atop the minibar, and the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. And the breakfast, included, was heaven! The food tasted as good as it looked and we couldn't help but try a bit of everything - Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Western, and healthy breakfast options to suit any taste.
I had two beauty treatments at the Hair/Nail Salon, another flawless experience. Salon and fitness staff were wonderful!
The best aspect of this resort is the staff, hands down. Friendly, helpful, professional and exceptionally knowledgeable. It is clear this team is driven by pride, and there is plenty to be proud of.
If you are looking for accommodation in this higher price range, you will not do better than the Rasa Sayang.