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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Bonsai Villas
Jl. Raya seminyak gang keraton 188 | seminyak, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #53 of 115 Hotels in Seminyak
Sydney, Australia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Staff are great but a number of negatives that previous reviewers have detailed are true; warm water running out despite having QUICK showers, marked towels and linen, lounge area too hot to use when humid, pool too warm etc so what's the point in telling them when they still haven't addressed the previous problems. It's a pity that Rudi's comments to negativity are very rude, and doesn't take them as constructive comments to improve the cons with the villas. We won't be returning.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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bonsaiseminyakbali, Owner at Bonsai Villas, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Such a pity it took you 2.5 months to check back on past reviews. Guests who have stayed before and after you have given great reviews .Nothing more to say.
Rudi
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wow! Our second stay at Bonsai Villas, to Rudi, Merv & all your amazing staff, a big THANK YOU! Bonsai is like my second home, Love everything about you & the villas. Looking forward to next yearxxxxxx

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited Bali for the first time this year and stayed at Bonsai Villas for 14 nights. We selected Bonsai due to the great reviews we had seen on Trip Advisor and have to say it was great.

The villas are in a great location, peaceful and excellent value for money. Rudi, Muss, Ari, Gede and Freddy couldn't do enough for us, providing endless cappuccinos by the pool, booking excursions/drivers, recommending things to do in Bali. It was great.

We will definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Always great at Bonsai Villas. Great staff, great location, great facilities, great value. Say no more other than we will be sad to leave tomorrow after nine fabulous days! Thanks again guys for a fabulous holiday

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The best and most helpful staff[all male] that I have ever encountered in Bali.Delightful surrounds and close to Bintang supermarket,shops etc.4 Villas so very peaceful-not for party people.Nice Japanese design-a personal observation-the lounge area is large but not used as TV only in bedroom[air.con. ]and as the lounge is open the sound carries into the Villa next door-a minor quibble and a design fault but didn't spoil my stay.Villa 1&2 my preference.A very happy stay.

Room Tip: Villa 1 & 2 same as the other 2 just a little more privacy-I moved from 4 to 1.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just came back from a great 4 days stay at Bonsai villa. Staff is lovely and helpful, location is great if you are into shopping and nightlife, and value for money is excellent. Villas are spacious and have a cool decoration, although some facilities could use a little refresh (paint on walls, doors hard to open/close... but minor details). Plus we were a couple of guys and the venue is obviously gay friendly, did not get frowned upon at all. Would definitely recommend and possibly go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed in March after reading reviews. This is a great little boutique property with the villas set around a pool. (Nice and warm which is what I like!) Very private villas (only 5??) and the staff were very good and welcoming. The villas are large, open living and dining, outdoor bathroom with a/c bedroom. The towels made into animals are very cute. It is situated behind the bintang supermarket so it is a good position to get to either seminyak or legian. The villa we stayed in probably needs a bit of spruce up with a touch of paint, but nothing that deters from the stay. The only annoying part is the continual announcements from the bintang supermarket, but you cant hear them in the bedroom, and nothing that the villa proprietor can do about them. (This is really minor and would only bother the really sensitive).
Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonsaiseminyakbali, Owner at Bonsai Villas, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for your very informative review.many enquirers we appreciate your remarks , the outside wall you refer to has been repainted which in our climate must be done several times a year.We look forward to your return sometime.
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rudI
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Address: Jl. Raya seminyak gang keraton 188 | seminyak, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bonsai Villas offers spacious uniquely designed Asian and Japanese style fusion accommodation.Built with natural teak timber and tasteful antique furniture gives a serene relaxing atmosphere.In this quiet haven you will feel a sense of special friendliness free from everyday pressures.Situated in the centre of Seminyak,within walking distance to shops,restaurants, night life and all the excitement of this area.You will arrive as guests and leave as friends. ... more   less 
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