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“Delightful hidden retreat.” 4 of 5 stars
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Aria Exclusive Villas and Spa
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Jl. Cendrawasih Petitenget | Seminyak - Kuta, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #57 of 301 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful hidden retreat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Aria Exclusive Villas is a semi-secluded modern retreat close to the action of Seminyak. A short walk down the rear lane way gets you to Jn Petitenget cafes, restaurants and shops. But everything is quiet in the villas. A single villa has a large bedroom with roomy semi-enclosed bathroom, an outdoor eating area and pool. The staff are wonderful, friendly and efficient. (A block out curtain appeared on the bathroom door within 20 minutes of request). Mosquito prevention is taken seriously: outdoor spraying and room preparation took place every evening. The shuttle service was excellent and the drivers extremely helpful. Room service was quick and food was tasty. Breakfasts were somewhat basic and cocktails disappointing. Some attention needed to pool, outdoor furniture and decking. Overall, an enjoyable and restful stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in Villa 16 in September. The Villa was absolutely stunning. The bedroom looked onto the pool and the room was very clean. Mossies weren't a problem because coils are lite and the room was sprayed. Breakfast was yummy and we were greeted with complimentary drinks and cold face towels. The staff were lovely and we hope to stay there again one day.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

An absolutely beautiful villa with so much space to feel relaxed. A beautiful bathroom and an excellent level of cleanliness. Staff were friendly, courteous and very experienced in making you feel welcome and comfortable. All reception staff understood and spoke good English and everyone always greeted you with a friendly smile. The restaurant and room service was excellent for days you just wanted to relax in your villa. Villa beds were super comfy and an evening turn down makes you feel very special. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights, staff are absolutely awesome very friendly and welcoming, nice breakfast, you could either have it up top or served in.your room. they made our first time in bali awesome. would definitely recommend this place :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had 5 nights here and had a great time. It's in good location and we hired a scooter so could zip around a lot faster. Lots of fun. It's close to some good restaurants and shopping. Give Mantra a go. Great food.

The villa was large enough for us with a great outdoor area which got a fare bit of sun through the day. Unfortunately not enough to warm the pool but, I find this in a lot of villas. We still enjoyed sitting around it and beats a public pool any day. The room was nice and big and I loved the bathroom which was a little bit outdoors....very private though. The bath is huge.

The buffet breakfast was ok. Certainly not 5 star but we managed to leave with a full tummy each day. You can also have breakfast delivered to your villa if you choose.

Like everywhere in Bali, the staff were lovely and helpful.

There was only one thing that really annoyed me. We broke a glass and were charged for it on check out. It was only $3 but, it was the principal of it. I would think that is normal wear and tear. Its not like we were having a party and were trashing the place. It was just a small thing but it really left a bad taste in my mouth. Would I let that stop me from staying again? No, I'd love to go back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Aria Exclusive Villas is located about a 15-20min walk and 5min drive from Seminyak Square so it is a great choice for the shopping and dining offerings in the area. Drivers at the front of the hotel offer complimentary shuttle rides to Seminyak Square during the day and it's just 30min from the airport. The villas themselves are decent but not as outstanding as some of the others that Bali has to offer - I have to say the pictures on the websites do look a lot nicer than reality.

That being said, the staff are extremely polite and attentive and it's a nice place for a couple to enjoy a few days as each villa comes with a large spa-like bathroom, private patio and lounge pool which allows you have your very own private slice of Bali. The daily breakfast buffet is quite ordinary and the quality of the items in the villa is not very high (dirty deckchair cushions and cheap toiletries) for the price. Overall, it's a decent enough place but unless you're planning to spend lots of time in the villa enjoying the pool and onsite spa facilities, I think there are better options out there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Aria for 10 days, the location, like most Villas in Bali is down a side street, it's a 10 minute walk to anywhere worthwhile, did not concern us as we hired a scooter the entire time we were in Bali. The pool in the Villa was in the shade most of the day so the water to cold to swim, we did not use our pool at all, I imagine in the warmer months it would be excellent. Aria advertise a sound system, however it is actually the DVD player through the TV not quite the sound system I was hoping for also no iPod dock which should be provided at this price. Villa nice enough but I would not rate 5 star, keep in mind just about everything in Bali is self rated 5 star, Villa Aria is a good 4 star. The staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive, without sounding negative excellent service is common in Bali so it is hard to rate Aria based on this. Breakfast is poor, this is one area Aria could improve, nice enough but limited variety with one hot dish changing daily to the point we learnt the rotation after 4 days we knew it was "pancake" day! We would probably not return to Aria not because we didn't enjoy our stay (we had a great time) but I think for the price paid we could find something more akin to 5 star quality than Aria.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aria Exclusive Villas and Spa

Address: Jl. Cendrawasih Petitenget | Seminyak - Kuta, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 301 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aria Exclusive Villas and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aria Exclusive is a new set of Exclusive villas designed for the discerning travelers.Make a choice, as each of our villas is differently set up to better cater for your individual needs and priorities. Choose from luxury bathroom experience, luxurious swimming Pool, or spacious living and dining area. These are the combinations provided in our modern villas style to satisfy all the needs of astute travelers. The property are 19 unit of villa in charming luxury place in Seminyak- Kuta – Bali. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aria Luxury Villas And Spa
Aria Luxury Villas Hotel Seminyak
Aria Exclusive Villas And Spa Bali/Seminyak

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