Being in the centre of everything is often good, yet sometimes it can be overwhelming. In the case of the Abinanyu Villas, they are tucked away well off the beaten path of Seminyak and Kuta beaches, which added greatly to its charm and serenity. The initial impact is the tight lane way to access the villas, off Jalan Raya Seminyak, opposite the 2 tigers guarding the temple. Thank fully the cars in Bali appear a lot narrower than anywhere else as they fit easily downs these slight side streets. after coming down a narrow corridor, we were greeted by the staff of Abimanyu and shown all the visas and the facilities. Between both families, we had the last villa with an open lounge, dining and kitchen, which our villa No. 4, was in the centre and was fully enclosed.
All villas have plunge pools and these were utilised every day, either as a finish to the days surfing or beach swimming, or just a cool off from our adventuring. The pools are deep, 1.2m starting and beautifully cool in a tranquil garden, closely watched by the various Buddhas and carved faces. The garden is fully enclosed with an 2m fence, so all villas were extremely private, but if you choose, leave the front doors open and all your friends will happily come and joint in.
The bedrooms are all of a good size, air conditioned and with large ensuites, all with a bath. Lounge and dining were ample for the 2 families to enjoy meals and the kitchen, whilst basic, had sufficient tools and equipment to cover our needs.
The staff are happy to provide breakfast, and this covered juice, toast, eagles, tomato, cucumber, sausages/bacon, tea/coffee and several large local fruit platters. For the start of our energetic days, this make it an easy choice to kick off with, and the girls were willing to try some variations to their normal package for the kids.
Watching distance to Seminyak beach, and to the street shopping, the location for us was perfect. Bintang shopping centre was only 5 minutes away and catered for all our needs. There are numerous shops and restaurants within a few minutes walk in either direction so this was an easy option for us throughout the week.
Thoroughly enjoyed the villa and the location, and it's on our agenda to come back and enjoy this all again, with or without the kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abimanyu Villas located in the heart of Bali 's most important residential area in central Seminyak, just a few minutes' walk to the sweeping Seminyak Beach, well-know for its world-class surf breaks and panoramic coastline views. A wide choice of internationally renowned fine dining restaurants, all within a short walking distance allows you the freedom to relax in complete privacy during your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abimanyu Villas Hotel Seminyak
- Abimanyu Villas Bali/Seminyak