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The Akasha Villas
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Jl.Batu Belig no.999ab, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #134 of 307 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Melbourne, Australia
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“Looooove this place πŸ’•”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were lucky enough to rent a 4 bedroom villa and could not believe our good fortune, as the place was amazing!!! .. The staff were exceptionally helpful and accommodating. The villa was spacious and so beautifully designed and so comfortable, that we didn't want to leave.

Sandy, the manager, was wonderful in assisting us with our onward accommodation. We went to Sanur and returned again, as we missed the beautiful villa, the spaciousness, the friendly staff, the privacy, awesome breakfasts, afternoon teas and cleanliness.

Thank you Sandy and staff at Akasha.. We will be back!!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is my 4th trip to Bali and over the years I've stayed in villas, hotels, 3 stars and 5 stars. Akasha was pretty disappointing.

First of all, I thought we got a pretty good deal on Agoda, we sent an email to reconfirm only to find out the 3 bedroom villa was actually a residence and had no pool and there was NO pool on the property. We had to cough up 250USD per night to upgrade to the 3 bedroom villa. I felt pretty conned because there was no mention of residence nor any photos of the residence on Agoda when we made the booking. So please beware.

The Akasha Residence

The Good
- lovely
- big
- clean
- free cookies

The Bad
- the AC in one of rooms was not working and they took hours to fix it... we were stuck because they left our main door wide open and we didn't feel safe just dropping everything and heading out. After 3 hours, we gave up and told them to please keep our things safe and they offered us a free breakfast for the trouble. We got back the beach and they still weren't done. Finally, after dinner everything was done but they didn't really clean up the mess they left behind. We moved the kids into master room with us because the smaller bedroom was soooo noisy with bikes and construction noise nearby.

The next day we move into the villa and my Mom who was traveling with us proclaimed it SWANKY. And it was. It's huge, lovely, beautiful BUT VERY VERY FLAWED. They just didn't maintain it. We were in Villa #8, perhaps we were unlucky but sigh...

The Bad
- the floors!!! In the master bed room this was a huge issue. The floors were warped, I love wood floors, I'm not sure how bad this quality was or if it was really thin wood on top of plastic but there were waves and dips and slopes! All the other rooms have warped floor but not as bad as the master.
- My kids took a bubble bath and it was filled up to only a foot of water (thankfully) and then they had their nap, I came back in and the toilet was flooded, urgh. I didn't dare take a bubble bath after
- TV only had good reception in the living room
- floor boards around the pool popped up
- Pool wasn't clean
- the rain showers were a joke, water spitting out from the sides
- the outdoor showers in the 2 other bedrooms you had to reach the shower area only after you walked on pebbles (a simple tile would have solved that issue)
- there are this huge rusted metal sheets over the wall that really made the whole pretty villa, not so pretty, they could have use bamboo for additional privacy not metal sheets!
- privacy was an issue. There are doorways and doors which lead to the kitchen and the pool and you have to remember to lock your bedroom doors when you go out and when you sleep. I've never stayed in a villa like this.
- mosquitoes - bring your own mosquito coils. Yes, they provide OFF and they spray your room during turn-down service but they do not provide or light the coils like most places in Bali.
- the noisy AC units outside, argh....

The Good
- The kitchen was awesome, as was the living area and dining room
- The staff really did try
- It is in a great location, I just wish the walking to the shops and to the beach had some sort of safe pathway (which I'm sure would be filled with bikes so what's the point).
- it is so beautiful and huge just not kept well at all


I know I'll never stay here again, I don't think it's worth the money we paid which is such a pity because it could have been awesome but turned out just disappointing.

It's close to the beach and lotsa of massage places, cafes.

Oh and on the massage front. They don't have a spa, they get the nearby small massage shops to send someone over. The massage was okay but they didn't clean up after so there were pandan leaves and ginger in the bathtub. It was our last night and we didn't use that room so it didn't bother us but a bit strange. It cost us 35 over USD per pax but if you don't mind walking 2 mins it's 120,000 onwards so no more than 15 USD.

The breakfast was pretty decent, they cook and put it on the table and call one of the rooms when they are done.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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theakashabali, General Manager at The Akasha Villas, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Value guest (ze_succubus)

Thank you for taking the time to write about your unfortunate experience in related with maintenance, services and our facilities. Our apologize that your stay was not as expected.
There were misunderstanding on your booking for Residence /apartment not our pool villa. Our residence or apartment description might not so clear on online travel partner and mix up with villas. As we were fully booked, regret we were only be able gave 1 night free upgrade to 3 Bedrooms Pool Villa and 1 night with additional fee with free breakfast.

For your information our management had decided Not to advertise and taken off our residence/apartment from online travel sites since early June.

2013 is the most busy year we ever had, all our villas always fill up and nearly fully booked everyday. We had many repeaters coming back and stayed with us again. Thank you for all guests who had chosen The Akasha Villas.

We at The Akasha, strive to offer deluxe services experience to every guests that staying with us. Therefore your feedback is very important to us.

We will continue and put on top of our homework that refurbishment and an upgrade to our facilities and services will be continue to make sure all guests a comfortable stay.

Our Villa is designed in modern Balinese architecture which you might seen a lots of facilities and furniture made from wood or natural stones. This is the uniqueness of The Akasha Villas that why many guests comment said they love come back and stay with us again.

In the meantime, our pleasure to inform you that we have done some maintenance but unfortunately yet in villa that you stayed in. We plan to upgrade facilities of this villa very soon.

We would like to thank you for your compliment to our kitchen and staffs. Our kitchen is set in modern and fully equipped.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future and show you the upgraded of The Akasha Villas.

Thank you and best regards,
Akasha Bali Management
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked a 2 night accommodation at Akasha for a family of 7, and had a 4-room villa with a private pool to ourselves.

It was an amazing experience - service, food, etc were commendable. We had in-villa breakfast prepared for us in the fully equipped kitchen, in a grand dining hall/ living room area.

Highly recommended for couples, families who wish for tranquility, great service and a short 4-5 mins walk to the Seminyak beach.

Room Tip: Villa 1 can be noisy as it is closer to the main road
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We booked the 4 bedroom villa for 9 of us including 3 kids.. The kids absolutely loved the place.. They couldn't wait to jump into the pool the moment we checked in...
The living room is huge and comfy...the kithcen was fully equipped if you needed to cook your meals.. microwave, fridge, stove, cutlery etc.. In fact, the staff cooked our breakfast every morning in the kitchen in plain sight...A wonderful experience indeed...
The bedrooms came with outdoor showers and bath tubs...The pool was nice and the staff kept it relatively clean as leaves and flowers would drop into the water when there s a bit of wind blowing...
The only downside to our stay was the Jacuzzi was out of action from the previous occupant who had "done something to it" we were informed by the staff... bummer.....
The beach is 2 minutes walk away but as the surfs were quite strong, you can only swim at designated spots on the beach which were marked by red/green flags... There are spas and bars nearby too..
3 minutes walk away from the resort s a little nice massage place which charges 50,000 rupiah (about USD5.00) for a full hour of body massage...What else could we ask for....I think it was called "Edelweis"
A further 5 minute walk away was our favourite foodie place "Naughty Nuri's" which served excellent BBQ ribs....If anything, this restaurant is most definitely the reason for me to go back to this villa if anything... the ribs were just too mouth watering goodness.....
The villa staff were very attentive and helpful...5 star service.....they were happy to drop us in Seminyak area for food/shopping but you have to take a taxi back to the villa...
TIP: book vide 3rd party websites which are sometimes at 50% of the rack rate...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in the 3 bedroom villa, it was amazing n spacious n so comfortable n clean our pool was huge. Breakfast was delicious n so much to chose from staff were very helpful and friendly I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Bali for the first time I travelled with hubby n three kids in June weather was so nice n hot perfect for a holiday we would definitely go there again there are lots of nice restaurants near by to dine in. Luv it n miss it so much
Thank you to all the staff n managers that made our stay so relaxing n perfect
Rossielle & Nicholas

Room Tip: If u want a spa in your room you will need to rent the four bedroom coz the three bedroom didn't...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, null, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have booked 4 Bedroom Private Pool Villa and were pleasantly surprised that they upgraded us to a Presidential 4 Bedrooms villa #1. The living room is very spacious and luxurious, so are the bedrooms. My extended family of 14 really enjoyed having a private pool. The staff was accommodating and served us both Asian and American breakfast for the 4 days’ stay. The staff is fantastic and their service is impeccable. Upon checkout, I had forgotten to pack my remote control for my media player. I only realised upon reaching my home country. I sms the staff and they managed to find it. They then told me that they will send the remote back to me and they did! A truly five-star quality service and stay. I would highly recommend this place if you need to accommodate a big family. Once again to Akasha Villa Staff, thank you for making our stay so memorable. And thank you for sending the remote control back to me. Really appreciated the gesture!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Bandung, Indonesia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I stayed at the 4 BR villa w/ private pool with a bunch of my "love to mingle" family members. There were 10 of us and even the living room is spacious enough. We had the 2-stories villa, with 2 bedroom downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. It was perfect arrangement for all of us, since my mother in law is on wheelchair so she had the lower bedroom. The swimming pool was adequate and clean. The pool guys cleaned all the leaves/flowers that had fallen to the pool from the prev night everyday. Breakfast is served freshly cooked at our kichenette by the requested time from us. So if u're not quite a morning person u can do 10am breakfast. Overall im satisfied with Akasha, very friendly staffs as well. And highly recommend this villa to travellers who come with more than 4 members. Even the location is very easy to reach . Another best part, it's located only 100m or less from NAUGHTY NURIs.. The best ribs in town, our fam favorite :)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl.Batu Belig no.999ab, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 307 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Akasha Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Akasha Luxury Private Villas is a 5 minutes walk from Batu Belig Beach and restaurants. Villa is designed in a modern Balinese style, villas come with a private pool, complete kitchen, 24-hour butler services.The Akasha Luxury Private Villas is within a 5-minute drive from the entertainment district in Seminyak, fine dining and a 15-minute drive from Kuta and Denpasar. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 20-minute car ride away.Villas come with a separate living room with a home theater system, while barbecue can be enjoyed at the sun terrace. In-room spa treatments can be arranged. Spacious bathrooms feature a bathtub and outdoor showers. Toys for children are available.The resort's tour desk assists in sightseeing arrangements and water sports activities by the beach. Yoga lessons are also available on request. Bicycles are available for rent for a leisurely cycle in the surroundings.Guests can enjoy the convenience of room service, which offers a local Indonesian or Western menu. Selection of Villas are available start from One Bedroom Villa, Two Bedroom Villa, Three Bedroom and Four Bedrooms Villa. All villas feature a private swimming pool with 10.5 X 4 meters size, outdoor shower, grand bathroom, open kitchen, dining and living area. ... more   less 
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