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The Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Review

The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island defines luxury from its lobby to each of the guest spaces with its panoramic ocean front views, sweeping staircases, gleaming handcrafted furnishings and sparkling chandeliers. Seemingly a breathtaking view from every window or outdoor sunning porch, there is also much to gaze upon within the resort. Offering a complex dichotomy of vast and open space yet within the space are well-selected finely woven rugs, lush green plants and purposefully arranged seating so as to create an air of intimacy and to assure privacy for your party even in the lobby. Well designed and meticulously crafted, every inch of The Sanctuary embodies quality and excellence which is why this resort has justly and consistently earned 5-star and number one (#1) ratings in varying categories by multiple travel publications.

All the opulence in the world would satisfy little without the Sanctuary's highly trained staff. These professionals of the hospitality industry offer distinctive and discrete service affording guests every courtesy and assistance by anticipating needs and having them met before it is necessary to place a request. Accommodating and solicitous, the professional staff in every area from beachside to award winning restaurants, spa to concierge are renown for making guests so comfortable, they return to The Sanctuary over and again.

Sanctuary Hotel view of hotel    Kiawah Island Resort Golf

From the exterior, the resort appears to be enormous but holds only 225 rooms offering unusually spacious rooms and suites to accommodate the sensibilities of guests. From the guest room to the private beach villas, each living space is superbly appointed with handcrafted furnishings, which include homelike amenities such as finely crafted desks, hand made beds, armoires and plush couches and chairs. King rooms range from 520 square feet to 3000 square feet for the Presidential Suite.

If you're looking for a family or fun in the sun vacation, the Sanctuary Beach Concierge will arrange your lounge, supply you with towels and provide full poolside service at any of the multiple pools at the Sanctuary or if you prefer, the Concierge will provide ocean-side service as well including full food and beverage options. For those rare inclement days, an indoor pool is available as well.

Kiawah Golf Resort at the Sanctuary offers no less than five pristine golf courses to challenge even the most experienced golfer as they were designed by pros the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Winning more awards than is practical to innumerate, these Kiawah courses are among the most elite in the world boasting the prestigious acclaim of being among those few that have hosted each of the PGA of America's major championships. Come be challenged and play the greens of the professionals but don't be humbled, there are always professional instructors and golf packages to suit your needs whether to help improve your swing, build your distance or refine your accuracy. The Sanctuary offers golfers the pinnacle experience.

Ranked by Travel and Leisure as one of the best Hotel Spas in the United States, Synergy Day Spa at The Sanctuary offers the unique addition of lifestyle coaching to its repertoire of pampering treatments. So what they offer is not merely a momentary feel-good experience, (which, by any standard is wonderful) but also an opportunity to learn how to reduce daily stress, make minor dietary changes where needed and how to include daily activities that are healthful and fun so ultimately the combined changes will afford patrons more energy and vitality even after leaving the resort environment. Of course if you feel no need for this kind of coaching, absolutely everything you would expect to find on day spa menu is not only available to you, it is done with exquisite professionalism.

The choice to begin those lifestyle changes is easily accomplished by accessing and utilizing the Fitness Center at the Sanctuary simply by using your room key. Offering a full range of state of the art cardio, resistance training and weight equipment, daily regimens can be easily implemented or maintained. Additionally, a complete menu of private fitness, yoga, and Pilates is available with certified instructors to both challenge the experienced and educate the newcomer for a perfectly tailored experience.

Because the Sanctuary is so very well equipped for the business meeting with its high-tech equipment and impressive banquet facilities, naturally an equally well-equipped Business Center is available to those who find it necessary to keep a finger on the pulse of business. The Business Center, located on the 1st floor of the east wing of The Sanctuary, offers round the clock services with a complete remote office providing a document center, clerical services, office supplies, computer workstations, work alcoves, UPS & FedEx Shipping and Wi-Fi Access. The Business Center is available to guests with guest room key for admittance.

With the scenic natural surrounding, impeccable service, award winning dining, amazing shopping corridor and obviously magnificent rooms and amenities, The Sanctuary is a natural choice to hold your wedding reception and perhaps even to take your vows under the open skies in the fabulous courtyard greens or on the beach. The lavish wedding reception rooms can accommodate up to 350 guests for a full dinner or if you prefer a more casual setting, you and your guests can have a cozy time with an outdoor oyster roast complete with beachfront bonfires to warm your nuptials!

Whatever your dream vacation or type of package, it's safe to assume that if you can dream it, The Sanctuary can make it happen. This resort only a short drive from Charleston, offers 24-hour services and every consideration and accommodation, earning a well-deserved 5-Diamond rating.

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