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Although a little calmer than its party animal neighbours (some say boring, others say phew), the Setai’s location in the heart of Miami’s South Beach is spot on.
The rooms are split between two buildings - the art deco building which houses Studio Suites, Junior Suites and One Bedroom Suites, and the Tower which has larger suites perfect for families. All are spacious and the Asian influence resonates throughout - the décor is all dark wood and black granite bathrooms, and the result is resolutely calming. Each room has its own Nespresso machine and Asprey goodies, and the double glazing is so good that even rooms on the city side can't hear a squeak of traffic.
The Setai has a great range of food, from the aptly named Restaurant which serves delicious Asian food made for sharing, to the Setai Grill, a new Steakhouse. There is also a bar in the courtyard - the main hub of the hotel - and the Pool and Beach Bar.
The spa is as relaxing as the hotel décor and there are four treatment rooms overlooking one of the three pools (two of which are for adults only). The beach is close by with a private stretch reserved for hotel guests.
The staff are at the top of their game and have the service nailed. Both hip and discreet, they're ready at every corner with a cooling drink or just about whatever you want.
Ollie, Original Traveller